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Current Affairs - October 2015

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TNPSC Current Affairs October 2015
Miscellaneous 
  • Important Days
    • October 1  - International Day of Older Persons
    • October 4 - World Animal Day
    • October 8 - Indian Air force Day
    • October 11 - International Day of the Girl Child.
    • October 15 - Global hand washing Day
    • October 16 - World Food Day
    • October 17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
    • October 20 - World Osteoporosis Day
    • October 21 - Global Iodine Deficiency Prevention Day
    • October 29 - World Stroke Day
    • October 31 - National Unity Day (Ekta Diwas) {Sardar Vallabhai Patel Birth Anniversary}
    • October 26 - October 31, 2015 - Vigilance awareness week for this year 2015.
      • Theme: Preventive Vigilance as a tool of Good Governance.
  • Important Persons in News
    • Shashank Manohar - elected as the New BCCI president succeeding Jagmohan Dalmia.
    • Arup Raha - Indian Air Force Chief
    • Mirwaiz umar Farooq - ranks 9th position in the list of world's 10 muslim politicians by a study done by Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (in Jordan).
    • G. R Radhika - from Telangana became the first Indian women to climb the Kun Mountain in the Zankar range of the Himalayas. 
    • Y. S. Rao - Chairperson of ICHR - Indian Council of Historical Research
    • Nayantara Sahgal - writer, who returned the Sahitya Akademi Award to show her protest against Dadri lynching.
    • Ashok Vajpeyi - poet, who returned the Sahitya Akademi Award.
    • Sushanta Ranjan Upadhyay - State Election commissioner of West Bengal resigned.
    • T K Rajendran - was appointed as the new Police Commissioner of Chennai.
    • K Arulmozhi - was appointed as the new TNPSC Chairman.
    • Puttaiah - farmer who was invited to inaugurate the Dasara (Nadahabba) the state festival of Karnataka.
    • Easwari Shellaiah - selected as the Model Care-Giving Domestic Helper of the Year by Asian Women's Welfare association.
    • Suresh Aroro - appointed as the new DGP of Punjab succeeding Sumedh Singh Saini.
  • Important Books
    • Neither a Hawk Nor a Dove - by  Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Madmud Kasuri.
    • Dreaming Big - My Journey to connect India - by Sam Pitroda
    • Guru Granth Sahib - the holy book of Sikh religion.
  • Puttamrajuvari Kanriga
    • Puttamrajuvari Kanriga is a village in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh which was adopted by Sachin Tendulkar under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
    • Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana was launched on October 11, 2014 (Birthday of Jayaprakash Narayan).
  • Awards
    • Shanthi Ranganathan - was awarded the Avvaiyar Award.
    • R. Sahadevan - was awarded the Indian National Science Academy Teachers Award 2015.
  • Nobel Prize 2015
    • Medicine
      1. Tu Youyou - China
      2. William C Campbell - Irish
      3. Satoshi Omura - Japan
      • Tu Youyou
        • He discovered the drug Artemisinin for combating malaria
      • William C Campbell and Satoshi Omura
        • Developed a new drug 'Avermectin'.
    • Physics
      1. Arthur B Mcdonald - Canada
      2. Takaaki Kajita - Japan
      • For the discovery of neutrino oscillation.
    • Chemistry
      1. Tomas Lindahl - Sweden
      2. Paul Modruch - America
      3. Aziz Sancar - Turkey
      • for mapping the mechanism of cells repairing damaged DNA.
    • Economics
      1. Angus Deaton - Scotland
  • Abdul Kalam Seva Ratna Awards
    • It was instituted by the Abdul Kalam Vision India movement.
    • The first edition of this award is expected to be presented by Dalai Lama.
  • National War Memorial
    • The Central Government has given the approval for a National War Memorial and a National War Museum near the India Gate in New Delhi.
  • Park Cicus - Parama Island Flyover
    • It is the longest flyover in West Bengal, which was inaugurated recently.
  • The 46th International Film festival of India is scheduled to be held in Goa.

Polity
  • Madras HC Live telecasts
    • Madras High court made history recently by telecasting live proceedings in the court premises.
    • It is the first of its kind in the Indian judiciary.
    • Madras High Court was established in the year 1862 (June 26).
    • The madurai bench of high court started functioning from 2004 onwards.
  • Citizen Portal
    • It is an online portal launched by odisha government for the citizens to file FIR directly via online.
  • Amaravati
    • The construction of the proposed capital city of Andhra Pradesh is set to begin in 2017.
    • The foundation stone for the New capital city of Andhra Pradesh was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .
  • Central government has planned declassify the files of Subash chandra Bose from January 23, 2016 (Birthday of Nethaji).
Economy
  • Global Competitive Index 2015-16
    • India ranks 55th in the latest Global competitive index report 2015-16. Last year, India was at the 71st position.
    • Switzerland tops the list with its consecutive first place for seven years.
    • The Global Competitive Index was released by WEF - World Economic Forum.
  • Ease of Doing Business 2016
    • India ranks 130th in the rank list of Ease of doing Business .
    • The report was published the World Bank.
  • Sarva Shisksha Abiyan (SSA)
    • It aims for achiving universal elementary education. 
    • Recently the centre-state sharing ration has been changed from 65:35 to 50:50.
Environment & Health
  • ICRISAT Mandate Crop - Finger Millet
    • ICRISAT - International Crop Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics has announced the Finger millet as its 6th mandate crop.
    • List of mandate crops
      1. Sorghum
      2. Pearl Millet
      3. Chickpea
      4. Pigeonpea
      5. Groundnut
      6. Finger Millet
  • The Headquarters of ICRISAT is located in Hyderabad.
  • Typhoon Mujigae
    • The Typhoon Mujigae hits the Guangdong province of China
  • 26th Annual conference of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation ( Oct 2015) was held in Chennai.
  • National Geographical Research Institute's (NGRI) Report
    • The NGRI conducted the research and reported that there is no evidence for the existence of submerged volcano off the Puducherry coast.
    • The Headquarters of the National Geographical Research Institute's (NGRI) is located in Hyderabad.
  • Car Free Road
    • Chennai's Elliots beach road (in Besant Nagar) will host Chennai's first car free Zone day on 11th October between 6 AM and 9 AM.
    • World Car Free Day: September 22, 2015.
  • Mission Indradhanush
    • The Second Phase of the Mission Indradhanush was launched by the Central Government.
  • Harur Government Hospital has become the fourth hospital in Tamil Nadu to get the accreditation from the Narional Accreditation Board of Hospitals and Health care Providers.
  • Srivaikundam Dam
    • The National Green Tribunal banned the sale of sand mined in the desilting of the Srvaikundam Dam.
    • Srivaikundam Dam is located on the banks of the River Thamirabarani in Thoothukudi District.
  • Ketoprofen
    • It is a drug used as an alternative to the drug Diclofenac which was banned earlier.
    • Tamil Nadu has discontinued the usage of the Ketoprofen in Erode, coimbatore and the Nilgiris after reviewing the report that showed the Ketoprofen has the same effect on Vultures as the Diclofenac did earlier.
    • It is to be now replaced with an alternative drug Meloxicam.
  • Bird Islands in Hussain Sagar
    • A group of bird Islands to be developed in the Hussain Sager which is in Hyderabad.
Science and Tech
  • INS Kochi
    • INS Kochi is the second series of the Indian Navy Kolkata class guided missile destroyer ship first one being INS Kolkata (Launched in 2014).
    • INS Kochi was commissioned on 30th September 2015.
    • It was built indegenously by the Mazagoan Dock in Mumbai.
    • The third series of this the INS Chennai which is expected to be commissioned in 2016.
  • INS Astradharini
    • It is India's First indigenously designed and built Torpedo Launch and Recovery Vessel (TLRV).
    • It was commissioned to Indian navy at Vishahapatnam Port. 
  • IAMAI - Mobile10X
    • IAMAI - Internet And Mobile Association of India launched the 'Mobile10X' initiative which aims to increase the number of mobile app developers to 5 lakhs from its current 50,000 in five years of time period.
  • UTS App
    • UTS - Unreserved Ticketing Services App is a mobile app launched by Indian Railway to book unreserved suburban train tickets in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi.
  • LED Light to Houses - Karnataka
    • Karnataka Government has planned to provide LED lights to all households from January 2016.
    • The cost of the LED bulbs will be recovered through monthly electricity bills.
  • MVoter2015
    • It is the first mobile app for election launched in Myanmar.

World
  • India To Host G20 in 2018.
    • The annual summit of G20 - 2018 will be hosted by India in New Delhi.
    • G20 Upcoming Annual summits
      • 2015 - Turkey
      • 2016 - China
      • 2017 - Germany
      • 2018 - India
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel Visited India for a 3 Day official tour.
    • A 10th Century durga idol which was gone missing from a temple in Kashmir was returned to India.
    • Germany refused to sign the MLAT agreement with India quoting its provision for death penalty
  • CORPAT
    • It is a bilateral maritime exercise between India and Indonesia.
    • It was launched off the Andaman coast.
  • 20th Busan International Film Festival 2015
    • It was held in South Korea.
    • Indian film 'The Apu Triology' directed by Satyajit ranked 4th in the list of top 100 Asian Cinema.
  • World Bank's Report on Poverty Line
    • World bank revised the global poverty to 1.90 US Dollars from its previous 1.25 US Dollars a day.
    • In 2015, globally 700 (9.6% of total population) million people are expected to be in poverty.
  • Arch of Triumph - Palmyra (Syria)
    • The IS group destroyed the ancient monument 'Arch of Triumph' which is situated at the entrance of Palmyra in Syria.
  • Exercise MALABAR
    • It was started (in 1992) as a Bilateral Military Exercise between India and US. But, later editions also involved some other countries.
    • The 2015 edition of the Exercise MALABAR is a trilateral Military Exercise among India, US and Japan.
    • The Exercise will be held in the Bay of Bengal.
  • Hand in Hand Exercise
    • It is a joint counter terrorism exercise between India and China.
    • The 2015 edition of Hand in hand exercise was held at the Kunming Military Academy in Yunnan in China.
  • Hoesung Lee
    • Hoesung Lee (South Korea) was elected as the head of the Inter-governmental Panel for climate change.
  • World's Longest Non stop Flight Service
    • Singapore airlines has planned to restart the world's longest (19 hour) non stop flight service between US and singapore.
  • BRICS Migration Conference 2015
    • The First BRICS Migration Conference was held at Sochi in Russia.
  • Man Booker Prize 2015
    • Marlon James (Jamaica) won the Man Booker Prize for the Year 2015 for his novel - 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'.
  • Don Gutoski - won the Wild life Photographer of the year 2015 competition.
  • Kamal Thapa - Deputy Prime minister of Nepal who visited India recently.
  • Justin Trudeau - became the new prime minister of Canada.
  • Robert Mugabe
    • The President of Zimbabwe, won the China's Confucius Peace prize (also called as China's Nobel Peace Prize)
  • K P Sharma Oli
    • Appointed as the New Prime Minister of Nepal by Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav.
  • Bidhya Bhandari
    • Appointed as the New President of Nepal succeeding former President Ram Baran Yadav.
    • She also became the first Women president of Nepal.
  • Cannibalism in South Sudan 
    • The African Union investigators team reported that they found the evidences for cannibalism in South Sudan.
Sports
  • ISL 2015 - Indian Super League
    • The opening ceremony of the 2nd Edition of the ISL was held at chennai.
  • WTA Wuhan Open
    • Women's Doubles
      • Sania mirza and Martina Hingis pair won the title.
  • World Bridge Championship
    • The 42nd world Bridge Teams Championship was held in Chennai.
  • Chess World Cup 2015
    • Sergey Karjakin of Russia won the Chess World Cup.
  • Pele
    • The Brazilian football legend visited India.
  • A B De Villiers
    • The South African Cricketer, became the new brand Ambassador of MRF.

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