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TNPSC Current Affairs October 2016
  • Important Days
    • October 1  - International Day of Older Persons
    • October 2 - International Non-Violence Day
    • October 3 - World Habitat Day
    • October 4 - World Animal Day
    • October 8 - Indian Air force Day
    • October 9 - World Post Day
    • October 10 - World Mental Health Day
    • October 11 - International Day of the Girl Child.
    • October 13 - Internationl Day for Disaster Reduction
    • October 15 - Global hand washing Day/ International Day of Rural Women
    • 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 24 - United Nations Day
    • October 28 - National Ayurveda Day
    • October 29 - World Stroke Day
    • October 31 - National Unity Day (Ekta Diwas) {Sardar Vallabhai Patel Birth Anniversary} / World Cities Day
  • Awards
    • Prajna Chowta - was conferred 'Knight in the order of merit' the highest civilian recognition by the french govt for her devotion to the wild elephant.
    • Nayanjot Lahiri - won the John F Richards Prize 2016 for her book titled 'Ashoka in Ancient India'
    • Pawan Chamling - Sikkim CM was awarded the Sustainable Development Leadership Award.
    • C Radhakrishnan - was awarded Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016.
    • Sir David Cox -  was awarded International Prize in Statistics 2016.
    • Paul Beaty - has won the Man Booker Prize 2016 for his novel 'The Sellout'.
  • Nobel Prize 2016 [Very Important]
    • Medicine - Yoshinori Ohsumi (Japan) for his works on autophagy
    • Physics - David J Thouless, F Duncan M Haldane and J Micheal Kosterlitz for their discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of Matter.
    • Chemistry - Jean Pierre Sauvage, J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa for their research in Molecular machines 
    • Peace - Juan Manuel Santos, Columbian President for his efforts to end the 50 year long columbian civil war.
    • Economics - Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstorm for their works on 'Contract Theory'.
    • Literature - Bob Dylan (USA) for his leterary works.
  • Sakharov Prize for Human Rights Award 2016
    • Two girls from Iraq's yazidi community was awarded this prestigious award.
      1. Nadia Murad basee
      2. Lamiya aji Bhasar
    • These two girls were among the girls who were abducted by the IS militants in the year 2014 in Iraq.
  • Udupi Ramachandra Rao
    • He was a former ISRO chairman who became the first Indian to be inducted to the Hall of fame of International Astronautical Federation.
  • K S Valdiya Committee
    • An expert group led by Prof K S Valdiya recently submitted its report to the central government suggesting the existence of Mythical Saraswati river.
    • Features of the report
      • The Saraswati river was 4000 km long
      • It has two branches : Eastern and Western Branches
  • National Tribal Carnival 2016
    • The first edition of the National Tibal carnival 2016 was held at New Delhi.
  • 21 New Districts
    • Recently the Telangana Govt has created 21 new districts to provide greater focus to the reach of welfare schemes to the people.
  • Amandeep Singh Gill
    • Indian IFS officer who was appointed as India's Ambassador to United Nations Conference on disarmament.
  • Uttarakhand Bans Whitener
    • Recently the Uttarakhand High court ordered to ban the sale of Whitener to the state govt stating the presence of intoxicating chemicals in it.
    • Intoxication chemicals present in it are
      • Toluene 
      • Trychloroethane
  • L Narasimha Reddy Committee
    • Recently submitted its report to the central government regarding the One Rank One Pension scheme.

  • Appointments
    • Sushil Chandra - appointed as the new chairman of CBDT - Central Board of Direct Taxes.
  • DBT in Kerosene [Very Important]
    • Jharkhand became the first state in India to implement Direct Benefit transfer in Kerosene.
  • State Bank of India
    • It became the first domestic bank of India to open a branch in Yangon of Myanmar.
  • HRIDAY - Heritage Infrastructure Development and Augmentation Yojana
  • India's First Medpark (Medical Park)
    • India's First Medpark to be set up at Chengalpat in Tamil Nadu.
    • It will boost the manufacturing of medical equipments.
  • Global Hunger Index 2016
    • India ranks 97th in the Global Hunger Index 2016.
  • Gender Gap Index 2016
    • India ranks 87th in the Gendar Gap Index 2016 in the report released by World Economic Forum.
  • Ease of doing Business 2017
    • Indian ranks 130th in the Ease of Doing Business report 2017.
    • It is released by the World bank.
  • ZED Scheme
    • ZED Stands for Zero Deffect, Zero Effect Scheme.
    • It was launched by the central government to raise the standard of the MSME sector and make them to produce top quality products.
  • Kaushalya Setu
    • It is a skill development programme launched by Maharashtra.
    • It provides skill development courses for the students those who failed to clear the Class 10th and 12th.
  • Urja Ganga Scheme
    • It is a gas pipeline project to provide Piped Cooking Gas and CNG gas for the eastern India.
    • The foundation stone was laid by PM Narendra Modi at Varanasi(UP).
    • The projects connect Jagdishpur (UP) with Haldia (West Bengal) with length of 2050 Km.
  • UDAN Scheme
    • It is a regional air connectivity scheme launched by the Union government.
    • It tries to serve the under served airports of the country.
    • The fares of the domestic flights with journey period less than one hour will be capped at Rs.2500 for half of the seats.
Science & Tech
    • India Joins the Nuclear Triad 
      • Nuclear triad means the capabilty of a country to laucnch the nuclear weapon from the aircraft, land and submarine.
      • The Commissioning of INS Arihant, a nuclear capable submarine to the navy made India to get the Nuclear Traid status thus becoming the Sixth Country to get this status.
    • Street Lightning National Programme
      • Rajasthan became the first state to adopt this scheme under which all the conventional Street lights will be replaced with LED lights.
    • GSAT-18
      • It is the communication sattellite of ISRO launched by Ariane-5 VA-231 lauch vechile of Arianespace.
      • It was launched from French guiana (In South America) on Oct 5, 2016.
      • Arianespace is the commerical space launch provider of France.
    • Himansh
      • It is a high altitude glaciological research station of India opened at Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh.
      • It is located at a height of 4000m from the sea level.
    • National Seismic Programme
      • It is a programme launched by the central govt to trace out the hydrocarbons like natural gas in the Mahanadi basin region of Odisha.
    • Electric Bus
      • Ashok Leyland developed India's first Indigenously developed Electric bus.
    • INS Tihayu
      • It is a Water Jet Fast Attact Craft (WJFAC) Car Nicobar class vessel recently commissioned to the Indian Navy.
      • It was built at Garden Reach Shipbuilder and Engineers (Kolkatta).
    • Aryaman and Atulya
      • These are the two new ships inducted to the India coast Guard.

    Environment and Health
      • Swachh Bharat Short film Festival 2016
        • Murga - film which won the first prize, directed by Katyayan Shivpuri.
      • Open Defecation Free States
        • The Urban areas of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh was declared Open defecation free and hence it became the first and second state to achieve this open defecation free urban area state.
      • Second Defecation Free State
        • Himachal Pradesh became the second state in the country to achieve the status of Open Defecation free State in the country.
        • Sikkim -  first open defecation free state of the country.
      • Women of India Festival 2016
        • It was held in New Delhi.
        • It was organised to create awareness about the advantages of organic products to the people.
      • Kigali Amendment 2016 - MOP-28
        • MOP28 - The 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol was held at Kigali of Rwanda.
        • It amended the Montreal Protocol of 1987 and thus making the reduction of HFCs binding from 2019.
      • CYSVAX
        • It is the world's first vaccine for the 'Taenia Solium' Tapeworms in Pigs.
        • It is developed by the Indian Immunologicals Limited.
      • Munialappa Committee
        • It is a high level expert committee to monitor the Bird flu situation in the country and to suggest necessary actions.
      • Ross Sea
        • It is located in the Antarctica region.
        • It was recently declared as the World's largest Marine protected Area.
      • First World Sustainable Summit 2016
        • It was held in New Delhi.
      • 8th BRICS Summit 2016
        • It was held in Goa.
        • Theme - Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions.
      • Kersti Kaljulaid
        • She became the first Female President of Estonia.
        • Estonia is located in northern Europe.
      • Abdelilah Bekirane
        • He was reappointed as the Prime Minister of Morocco for the second time. 
      • Antonio Guterres
        • He was appointed as the new secretary general of United Nations Organisation.
        • He is from Portugal.
      • Asian Ministrerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2016
        • India to host the 2016 edition of Asian Ministrerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction at New Delhi in November 2016.
      • Joint Military Exercises
        • CORPAT 2016
          • It is a joint naval exercise between India and Indonesia.
          • It was held at Belawan (Indonesia) in the Andaman Sea.
        • Sino-India Cooperation 2016
          • It is a joint military exercise between India and China.
          • It was held in the Ladakh region.
        • Mitra Shakthi 2016
          • It is a joint military exercise between India and Srilanka.
          • It was held at Sinha Regimental Centre in Ambepussa in Srilanka.
      • Jitu Rai
        • He won the Champion of Champions award in the 10 m Air Pistol Champions Trophy in the final match which was held in Italy.
      • Saina Nehwal
        • Indian badminton player who was appointed as the member of the International Olympic Committee's Athletes Commission.
      • Kabbadi world Cup 2016.
        • India won the kabbadi world cup 2016 against the Iran team in the final match.
        • It was held Ahmadabad of Gujarat.

      1 comment:

      1. thanks for the current affairs..waiting for the nov dec and jan for grp 1 exam..thank u so much.


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