October Current Affairs 2016
Latest Current Affairs Questions and Answers
IMPORTANT DAYS in October 2016:
International day of older persons -1st
International Day of Non-Violence –2nd
World Habitat Day –3rd October.
World Teachers’ Day –5th
World post day – 9th
Indian Airforce Day –8th
World Mental Health Day – 10th
International Day of the Girl Child – 11th
The World Sight Day – 13th October 2016.
International Day for Disaster Reduction -13th.
World Standards Day -14th
World Student Day -15th October 2016
International Day of Rural Women – 15th October 2016.
World Food Day – 16th.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty -17th
National Ayurvedic Day – 28th.
United Nations Day – 24th.
National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) – 31st
World Cities Day – 31st.
AWARDS & HONOURS:
Nobel Prize winner 2016 in literature – Bob Dylan.
Chaplin Award 2016 – Robert De Niro
Sustainable Leadership Award 2016 – Pawan Chamling (Chief Minister of Sikkim)
IAFP Young Scientist Scholarship Award 2016 – Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad.
Matrubhumi Literary Award 2016 – C. Radhakrishnan
ET Panache Trendsetter Award 2016 – Sonam Kapoor. (Bollywood actress).
Nobel Peace Prize 2016 – Juan Manuel Santos
Indian Ambassador to the UNCD (United Nations Conference on Disarmament) – Amandeep Singh Gill.
APJ Abdul Kalam Ignite Award 2016 – Roshan Sori (13 years old boy from Chhattisgarh).
Ekalavya Award – Srabani Nanda (Indian Ace Sprinter).
International Prize in Statistics award 2016 – David Cox (Britain).
Who has been conferred with ‘Excellence in Technical Innovation Award 2016’ by ISA (International Society of Automation)?
Who won Man Booker Prize 2016?
Paul Beatty (Novel: ‘The Sellout’) .He is the first American Author who won Man Booker Prize.
Open Defecation Free states in INDIA – Sikkim & Himachal Pradesh.
World’s first ever ‘Bionic Olympics ‘held in _____________.
Which state govt. has launched ‘Lalima Abhiyan’ to prevent and create awareness on Anemia?
Name the potent greenhouse gas that India has decided to stop and avoid production of that gas by 2030 to reduce pollution?
Name the comic character that has been considered as UN girls Empowerment Ambassador 2016?
– Wonder Women.
Which state government has been launched the Samajwadi Smart Phone Scheme?
Which state govt. considering the year 2017 as “Garib Kalyan Varsh”?
India recently signed an agreement with which country for developing a network of Agro irradiation centers?
India and Pakistan Border named ‘Radcliffe Line’ will be completely sealed by the year ___________.
With which country, India inked pact on DTAA (Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement)?
South Korea. (Capital: Seoul, Currency: South Korean Won).
Which country has joined China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ Programme by China?
Bangladesh (Bangladesh Capital: Dhaka, Currency: Bangladeshi Taka, President: Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina).
(China’s Prime Minister: Li Keqiang, President: Xi Jinping, Capital: Beijing, Currency: Yuan Renminbi).
Who is the president of UNESCO in 2016?
Which international agency has been partnered with India to implement UJALA Scheme globally as part of energy savings?UJALA – Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All).
IEA (International Energy Agency).
Recently which country was accused with the statement of UNESCO on the old city of Jerusalem in October 2016?
Israel. (Prime Minister of Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu, President: Reuven Rivlin Capital: Jerusalem, Currency: Israeli Shekel).
Which country is the 2nd largest producer of silk in the world?
According to the World Economic Forum Report, Which is the safest country in the world?
Finland (Capital: Helsinki, Currency: Euro, President (new): Sauli Niinisto, Prime Minister: Juha sipila).
Name the new political party that was initiated by Irom Sharmila?
PRJA (Peoples Resurgence and Justice Allaince).
Which has International Airport rated as the best airport in South and 3rd best airport in India?
Mangalore International Airport.
PERSONS & PLACES IN NEWS
Which Indian state celebrates the festival ‘Batukamma’ and got placed Guinness book of records?
Who is the chief guest of ‘Republic Day’ in 2017? Was he invited in advance by Indian Govt.?
Prince of Abu Dhabi – Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
China’s Ambassador to India – LuoZhaohui.
India Stood at which position in ‘Ease of doing Business Report’ by World Bank in 2017?
130th. (1st Position – New Zealand, 2nd Position – Singapore, and 3rd Position – Denmark).
Global Gender Gap Report 2016:
1st Rank – Iceland.
2nd Rank – Finland.
87th Rank – INDIA.
India’s rank at Global Youth Development Index 2016 – 133rd.
India got which rank in Global hunger Index 2016 by International Food Policy Research Institute?
– 97th Rank.
Chief Executive of World Bank – Kristalina Georgieva
Indian Ambassidor to Austria – Renu Paul.
New Chairman of CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) – Sushil Chandra.
New Prime Minister of Morocco – Abdelilah Benkirane.
Which Indian sports person has been selected as the member of International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission?
Saina Nehwal (Shuttler) (IOC president: Thomas Bach).
Newly appointed UN Secretary– General: Antonio Guterres.
Which state govt. has appointed the international sports person as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)?
Indian Ambassador to UAE – Navdeep Singh Suri.
President and CEO of Ericson – Borje Ekholm.
GSMA (Global System Mobile Association) Chairman – Sunil Bharathi Mittal.
CEO International Hockey Federation – Jason McCracke.
Director General of Foreign Trade – Ajay Kumar Bhalla.
New Chairman and CEO of Jammu and Kashmir Bank – Parvez Ahmed
Name the expert committee that has submitted its report on the existence of the Sarasvati River
– K. S. Valdiya Committee.
Justice Reddy Committee: Head – Justice Narasimha Reddy.
Related to ‘One Rank One Pension Scheme’.
Name the campaign launched by PM ‘Modi’ to send messages to soldiers?
Which state govt. ha been launched ‘Kaushalya Setu’ skill development Program for students?
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
Name the mobile phone that has been banned on Flights by the US Department of Transport after getting reports that have caused to catch fire in Flights?
Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Name the microsatellite that has been launched by Chinese ‘Tiangong-2’
ECONOMY & BANKING AFFAIRS
Which is the first Indian bank is doing complete banking transaction using black chain technology?
Which is the first PSU bank that has opened a branch in Yangon, Myanmar recently?
Which PSU bank has announced the PV Sindhu and K Srikanth as its brand ambassadors’?
Bank of Baroda.
Recently World Bank funded 1 million dollars to fight against child malnutrition and 2 billion dollars to tackle climate change to which country?
RBI introduced with the new denomination of currency notes – Rs. 2000.
Recently the Union govt. approved the agreement between which two banks to strengthen trade and economic ties?
EXIM Bank and NDB (New Development Bank)
BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Jihad in My Saffron Garden – Roxy Arora
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness – Ms. Arundhati Roy (latest book in 2017)
Name the book for which Ms. Arundhati Roy was conferred with Man Booker Prize in 1997?
“God of Small Things”.
Jinnah Often came to our house – Kiran Doshi.
Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha – Thich Nhat Hanh.
Half Lion: How PV Narasimha Rao Transformed India – Vinay Sitapati.
Raj Begum – Kashmiri Singer.
Carlos Alberto Torres – Football player.
Mehar Mittal (Punjabi Actor).
Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thailand’s King). Note: Thailand Capital: Bangkok, Currency: Thai Baht).
Dayanand Anant ( Writer).
Vaishnavacharya Goswami Indirabetiji – Spiritual Leader.
Parmeshwar Godrej (Style Icon and Philanthropist, wife of Adi Godrej).
SPORTS & GAMES:
FIFA U-17 Football Women’s World Cup 2016 – North Korea.
Note: The official muscat for 2018 FIFA World cup that will be held in Russia is ‘Zabivaka’ (means ‘ the one who scores’).
Shanghai Masters Winners List 2016 (Tennis):
1. Men’s singles – Andy Murray (UK)
2. Doubles: John Isner, Jack Sock (US)
3. Women’s singles – Agnieszka Radwanska.
Shanghai Masters Snookers Championship 2016 – Ding Jinhua (China).
World Boxing Committee Welterweight Title 2016 – Neeraj Goyat.
World Railway Shooting Championship cup 2016 – Indian Railways.
Which city is hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2016? – Kochi.
Who won Japanese Formula One Grand Prix Title 2016? – Nico Rosberg (Germany).
Russian Open Tennis Grand Prix Title 2016 – Ruthvika Shivani.
Name the Indian chess player who has been defeated world’s No.1 Chess Champion ‘Hou Yifan’?
Which Indian shooter has got the silver medal and named as ‘champions of champions’ by ISSF (International Shooting Federation) in Italy?
Jitu Roy (Ace shooter)
European Golden Boy Award – Renato Sanches (Portugal).
United States Grand Prix 2016– Lewis Hamilton (England).
Malaysian Grand Prix tile 2016 in Racing – Daniel Ricciardo
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