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Dear Aspirants,

One Liner Update is a complete docket of important news and events that occurred in October 2016   . So here  SabkaBhalaHoJaayee  presenting you Current Affairs One Liner  1st October to 31st  October 2016. We have compiled important & expected Current Affairs One Liner , which can be asked in upcoming exams like – IBPS PO Mains  Exam and other competitive Exams .

Monthly Current Affairs One liners of the : 1st October to 31st October 2016


  • Renowned Bangla writer who passed away recently and was known for writing patriotic songs of 1971 Liberation War-Syed Shamsul Haq
  • International Day of Non-Violence is observed every year on-2 October
  • Person appointed as the Managing Director of Abbott India Ltd recently-Ambati Venu
  • Person appointed as the Vice-Chairman of Press Trust of India recently-Viveck Goenka
  • Five companies that recently joined hands to announce a historic partnership on artificial intelligence and machine learning-Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft
  • Indian Monument that recently bagged an award for Cleanest Iconic Place at the Indian Sanitation Conference (INDOSAN) 2016-Rani ki Vav, Gujarat
  • Country that began the 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity Vietnam 2016 at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang, Vietnam with Vietnamese navies-USA
  • State that recently joined the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of the Union Government-Puducherry
  • Javelin thrower who broke the national record and became the first Indian to cross the 60m mark on the penultimate day of the 56th Open National Athletics Championships, Lucknow-Annu Rani
  • Union Government announced how much cash reward for the medal winners of Rio Paralympics-90 lakh Rupees
  • The 18th edition of World Congress of Criminology will be held in India in December 2016 in-Sonipat, Haryana
  • Bank that signed a memorandum of understanding with Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company for distribution of mutual fund products-Karnataka Bank Ltd
  • Hospital that launched a medical rehabilitation hospital in Hyderabad recently jointly with Italy’s KOS group-Apollo Hospitals
  • Country that passed a landmark bill giving its small Hindu minority the right to register marriages recently-Pakistan
  • Person appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Scooters India under the Ministry of Heavy Industries recently-R Sreenivasulu
  •  The Executive Director of Indian Bank appointed as the Executive Director of the Indian Overseas Bank is –R Subramania Kumar
  •  The former Wipro employee appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of online fashion portal Myntra is –Dipanjan Basu
  •  The Union Government recently notified the constitution of the Monetary Policy Committee. The Chairperson of the Committee will be –Governor of Reserve Bank of India
  •  The airport that was awarded the Best Tourist Friendly Airport under the category for State Annual Excellence Awards by Andhra Pradesh Tourism is –Tirupati Airport
  •  The sportsperson appointed as the ambassador of Nissan’s newly-launched car Datsun redi-Go Sport is –Sakshi Malik
  •  Person appointed as the Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library recently-Shakti Sinha
  •  Person appointed as the Chairman of Press Trust of India recently-Riyadh Mathew
  •  Policy launched by Railways Ministry recently to ensure women participation in Indian Railways-Policy providing sub quota of 33% to women for the allotment in catering units
  •  The International Translation Day was on 30 September 2016 observed across the world with the theme-Translation and Interpreting: Connecting Worlds
  •  West Bengal government decided to install monorail from –Budge Budge in South 24-Parganas to Ruby Connector in Kolkata
  •  The district of West Bengal that was declared as an open-defecation free (ODF) district in September 2016 is– Hooghly
  •  The noted Telugu writer who was conferred the Moortidevi Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith for the year 2015 for his novel Ananta Jeevanam is –Prof. Kalakaluri Enoch
  •  The Union Government on 30 September 2016 decided to raise the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) investment in Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) from existing 5 per cent to –10 per cent
  •  NDA government’s programme that was launched to reach out the minority community and publicize the various welfare measures taken by the government for their betterment –Progress Panchayat
  •  Patna High Court quashed Bihar government notification completely banning liquor in the state by saying that the notification is –Ultra Vires to the Constitution
  •  The Union Cabinet recently approved closure of– Hindustan Cables Limited
  •  The world’s first baby was born from a new procedure that combines the DNA of three people. The name of the procedure is –Mitochondrial Donation
  •  The country with which Russia recently signed an agreement on Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation is –Cuba
  •  Indian women’s Kabbadi team on 28 September 2016 bagged gold medal at –the 5th Asian Beach Games
  •  The Union Government on 28 September 2016 approved assistance of 1269 crore rupees for drought affected– Maharashtra
  •  The former Australian cricketer, nicknamed as Tangles, who passed away recently is –Max Walker
  •  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 28 September 2016 approved ‘Project SAKSHAM’ that is –New Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC)
  •  Four SAARC member countries that decided to boycott the 19th SAARC Summit to be hosted by Pakistan from 9 to 10 November 2016 are– India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan
  •  Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Telangana government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide digital classes across the state through its state channel named –Mana TV
  •  World Maritime Day was observed across the world on 29 September 2016 with the years theme –Shipping: indispensable to the world
  •  The US and Vietnamese navies have begun the 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA), Vietnam 2016 at –Tien Sa Port in Da Nang
  •  The annual cap of coal for sale through State Nominated Agencies has been hiked from four thousand two hundred tonnes per annum to –Ten thousand tonnes per annum
  •  Outlet of the pharmacy was inaugurated by Union Health Minister JP Nadda at Gauhati medical college and hospital –AMRIT pharmacy
  •  The second Italian marine accused of killing two Indian fishermen who was allowed to remain in his country by Supreme Court is –Massimiliano Latorre
  •  The two-day national conference on Prison Reforms will be held in –New Delhi
  •  Air India will introduce three more flights on the Australia-India air route next year, increasing the frequency to –10 flights per week
  •  Union Cabinet in September 2016 approved MoU between India and Singapore in the field of-Industrial Property Cooperation
  •  Region declared as Measles free recently by WHO-The Americas
  •  Person appointed as the Chief Secretary to the Karnataka Government recently-Subhash Chandra Khuntia
  •  Person elected as the President of Indian Statistical Institute recently– Vijay Kelkar
  •  The World Heart Day is celebrated every year on-29 September
  •  Jim Yong Kim was recently reappointed as the President of –the World Bank
  •  The five symbols included in the Official Emblem for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India unveiled recently are –Indian Ocean, Banyan Tree, Kite and Starburst
  •  The airport that became the first in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve the Carbon Neutrality status by Airport Carbon Accreditation is –Indira Gandhi International Airport
  •  The music composer who will be honoured with the 2016 Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement of the Maharashtra Government is –Uttam Singh
  •  The American filmmaker, often called as the Godfather of Gore, who died recently is –Herschell Gordon Lewis
  •  The two countries that recently held first high level dialogue on counter-terrorism and security are –India and China
  •  Shimon Peres, who passed away recently, was the former President and Prime Minister of –Israel
  •  India’s rank in the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2016-2017 that was released by World Economic Forum –39
  •  The country that topped the Global Competitiveness Index, (GCI) 2016-17 –Switzerland
  •  India on 28 September 2016 observed the 109th birth anniversary of revolutionary socialist –Shaheed Bhagat Singh
  •  The person who was appointed as first US ambassador to Cuba in 55 years by President Barack Obama –Jeffrey DeLaurentis
  •  World Health Organization (WHO) on 27 September 2016 released its report on pollution, which is extremely worrying with a claim that– 92 percent of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits
  •  Jupiter’s Moon where the astronomers from US space agency NASA found evidence of possible water plumes –Europa
  •  The Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court that it has decided to increase the financial assistance given to women convicts after their release from prison from –5000 rupees to 25000 rupees
  •  The state two which union Government assured all support to in tackling the spread of Scrub typhus disease in the State –Himachal Pradesh
  •  A new species of a ground-dwelling lizard was recently discovered in Mumbai. The lizard is named after-Varad Giri
  •  The IFS officer who has been appointed as the Indian Ambassador to the United States of America is –Navtej Sarna
  •  The world’s largest solar power plant has recently opened at– Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu
  •  The winner of the Belgium Open title of the table tennis in the men’s singles category is– Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
  •  The theme of the 2016 World Tourism Day is –Tourism for All – promoting universal accessibility
  •  The freedom fighter who symbolised Gandhian and Communist values who passed away recently is –K Madhavan
  •  The instant messaging mobile application launched by Google is –Allo
  •  India played its 500th Test cricket match at Green Park, Kanpur against –New Zealand
  •  He was chosen as Man of the Match during the 1st test match between India and New Zealand –Ravinder Jadeja
  •  Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh gave away Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Antyodaya Krishi Puruskars to 12 farmers for their contribution in –Agriculture Sector
  •  International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons was observed on –26 September
  •  Puducherry Government decided to write off all farm loans taken in the Union Territory from –Co-operative Banks
  •  Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh laid the foundation stone of a Gokul Gram at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh for– Conservation and development of native cattle breeds
  •  To mark the world tourism day today, Kerala Tourism will organise Sugama Sancharam – barrier-free-travel – a unique event that will take about 100 differently abled delegates for –a one-day tour
  •  Union Government will soon set up inter-ministerial task force to exploit the full potential of the rivers Indus, Chenab, and Jhelum as per-the Indus Water Treaty
  •  Union Government launched the media campaign for Swachh Bharat Mission. The campaign features –actor Amitabh Bachchan and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
  •  The Indo-US joint military exercise that concluded at Chaubattia in Uttarakhand is –Yudh Abhyas
  •  The first Russian-Pakistani joint military exercise, which recently commenced in Pakistan, is –Druzhba-2016
  •  The Indian player who recently won India’s first medal at Asian Beach Games is –Pincky Balhara
  •  The winner of the 2016 St Petersburg Open Men’s Doubles title is– Dominic Inglot and Henri Kontinen
  •  The winner of the 2016 St Petersburg Open Men’s Singles title is –Alexander Zverev
  •  US golfer Arnold Palmer recently passed away. He was nicknamed as –The King
  •  The country that recently launched world’s biggest radio telescope in search for extraterrestrial life is –China
  •  Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched eight satellites in two different orbits in a single mission with –PSLV C35 rocket
  •  The satellite of students of IIT, Bombay that was launched in ISRO’s launch in which it sent eight satellites to space under one mission is –Pratham
  •  The satellites that was carried into space as the primary payload of India is –SCATSAT-1
  •  The satellite developed by a consortium-led by the PES University in Bengaluru that would explore remote sensing applications is –PISAT
  •  The senior IAS officer who was appointed as the Additional Secretary in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council –Arun Goyal
  •  He bagged the Under-19 Asian Junior Individual squash championship title –India’s Velavan Senthilkumar
  •  The Union Health Ministry has decided to launch Mission Parivar Vikas in 145 High Focus districts in seven states for –improved family planning services
  •  Off-spinner from India who became the fastest Indian and second overall to take 200 wickets, reaching the milestone in his 37th Test is –Ravichandran Ashwin
  •  Tamil film directed by Vetrimaran and produced by Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films that was selected as India’s entry in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards (Oscars) to be held in 2017 –Visaranai
  • The Indian-origin investment veteran appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Management Company is –N P Narvekar
  • The 2016 BRICS Science & Technology Senior Official Meeting was held in –Jaipur
  • The sportsperson awarded the Player of the Tournament for UEFA EURO 2016 is –Antoine Griezmann
  • Dharmendra Pradhan recently launched LPG the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in –Maharashtra
  • The committee constituted to assess ground situation at Cauvery basin is –GS Jha Committee
  • The Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting 2016 was held in –Washington DC
  • The author of the book titled The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is –Arundhati Roy
  • The Indian Air Force Day was recently observed across India. It was first observed in –1932
  • The United States of America recently lifted economic sanctions on –Myanmar
  • The Delhi Waqf Board has recently been dissolved by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung for –alleged corruption and procedural irregularities in functioning
  • The person of Indian origin who was recently appointed to the UK shadow cabinet is –Shami Chakrabarti
  • 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to-Juan Manuel Santos
  • Manipur-based theatre legend who died recently-Heisnam Kanhailal
  • Theme of World Post Day 2016-Innovation, Integration and Inclusion
  • Person appointed as Honorary Consul of Germany in Hyderabad recently-BVR Mohan Reddy
  • Person appointed as acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court recently-Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty
  • Indian shooter who clinched a silver medal in the 50 meter pistol event of the ISSF World Cup Final at Bologna, Italy is –Jitu Rai
  • Country that passed a bill that seeks to curb murders in the name of honour is –Pakistan
  • Country that passed a bill that seeks to punish rapists by use of modern technology of DNA testing in probes involving rape cases is –Pakistan
  • IMF in its 2016 October World Economic Outlook (WEO) projected the global growth in 2016 at –3.1 percent
  • IMF in its 2016 October World Economic Outlook (WEO) projected the India’s growth in 2016 at –7.6 percent
  • The organiser of the first edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit is –The Energy and Resources Institute
  • The theme of the first edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit that was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee is –Beyond 2015: People, Planet and Progress
  • The person honoured with the 2016 Sustainable Development Leadership Award is –Pawan Chamling
  • The terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport declared first Platinum rated green airport terminal building in India is –Terminal 3
  • The World Heritage site declared as the cleanest iconic place in India is –Rani ki Vav, Gujarat
  • Oil India Limited recently signed MoU with which University to augment its reserves base and maximise recovery from its aging oilfields-University of Houston
  • As per the recent report of UNESCO, what number of new teachers are needed to provide quality universal primary and secondary education by 2030-69 million
  • The Union Cabinet recently approved setting up of a Medical Devices Manufacturing Park (Medipark) in-Tamil Nadu
  • New frog species recently discovered in Australia’s largest virgin forest in Queensland-Cape York graceful tree frog or Litoria Bella
  • Person appointed as Brand Ambassador of Kerala’s Haritha Keralam project-K J Yesudas
  • India’s the communication satellite that was launched by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana is –GSAT-18
  • To streamline government borrowings and better cash management with the overall objective of deepening bond markets, the Union Finance Ministry has set up –Public DebtManagement Cell (PDMC)
  • Professional Indian mountaineer who scaled the world’s sixth highest mountain Cho Oyu is-Arjun Vajpai
  • He was conferred with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow (Akademi Ratna) by President Pranab Mukherjee –C V Chandrasekhar, an eminent personality in the field of performing arts
  • The system that was launched to make sure that the bridges across India remains safe by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari –Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS)
  • The Union Government on appointed Indian Revenue Service officer Sushil Chandra as the Chairman of –the Central Board of Direct Taxes
  • The former Portuguese Prime Minister recently selected by the UN Security Council as the next UN Secretary-General is –Antonio Guterres
  • M. Venkaiah Naidu recently released the book titled Modi’s Midas Touch in Foreign Policy, which is authored by –Surendra Kumar
  • The winner of the 2016 Shinhan Donghae Open is-Gaganjeet Bhullar
  • Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, who will be the chief guest at the 2017 Republic Day parade of India-Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • The noted contemporary artist, who had recently released a book called Faces of Creativity, who died recently is –Yusuf Arakkal
  • Former ISRO Chairman who was recently inducted into the 2016 IAF Hall of Fame by the International Aeronautical Federation is –U R Rao
  • The country that recently became the first in the world to ban disposable plastic cups and plates is –France
  • The theme of the 2016 World Teachers’ Day is –Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status
  • The winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry are-Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa
  • RBI in its 4th Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17 reduced the Repo rate to-6.25 percent
  • RBI in its 4th Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17 adjusted the Reverse Repo rate to-5.75 percent
  • The Union Cabinet recently approved the amendments to-HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014
  • Union Cabinet recently approved the signing of MoU between India and which group of countries in the field of water resources-European Union
  • Indian who won the 2016 John F Richards Prize of American Historical Association-Nayanjot Lahiri
  • India recently signed three MoUs with Singapore to-strengthen ties on countering terrorism and skill development
  • Taxi-booking app that launched the offline taxi booking feature recently-Ola
  • The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was won by-David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz
  • The first-ever BRICS trade fair will be held in-New Delhi
  • Person appointed as CMD of Power Finance Corporation recently-Rajeev Sharma
  • 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to-David J. Thouless along with F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz
  • CEO of Prasar Bharati Corporation who resigned recently-Jawhar Sircar
  • Indian Bank that became the first to open a branch in the capital city of Yangon, Myanmar-State Bank of India
  • Person appointed as the CEO of Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Ltd recently-Ashish Vohra
  • In a major deal for India’s private defence industry, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group and Rafale maker Dassault Aviation announced –a joint venture
  • Number wise India is 62nd nation to ratify –the Paris Agreement on climate change
  • The state that became India’s first state to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene is –Jharkhand
  • World Space Week is being observed from 4-10 October with theme –Remote Sensing: Enabling our Future
  • Person elected as president of Indian Newspaper Society (INS) recently-Somesh Sharma
  • Short film that won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival-Murga
  • Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine for –his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy
  • Kersti Kaljulaid was recently elected as the first woman President of –Estonia
  • The Indian-American who was named as the 2016 class of the Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology by the American Academy of Audiology is –Vinaya Manchaiah
  • The National Mission on Bioeconomy was launched in –Shillong, Meghalaya
  • The Indian wildlife film-maker who was recently appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (Knight in the National Order of Merit) by the French Government is –Prajna Chowta
  • He will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations on 26 January 2017 –Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Colombian voters in a referendum rejected the peace deal with –Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels
  • Bihar government notified Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016 under which a drunker could land in jail for –at least 7 years with a fine of at least 1 lakh rupees
  • Chairman of State Bank of India (SBI) who was given a year’s extension by Union Government is –Arundhati Bhattacharya
  • Tributary of River Brahmaputra that was blocked by China for building a dam is –Xiabuqu River
  • Person recently appointed as the Chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board-MS Sahoo
  • The new species of Pika named Ochotona sikimaria was recently discovered in-Sikkim
  • Indian-origin teenager who won the Google Science Fair prize 2016-Kiara Nirghin
  • The winner of the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix is –Daniel Ricciardo
  • The state that topped the list of endemic flowering plants, as announced by the Botanical Survey of India is –Tamil Nadu
  • The India Sanitation Conference (INDOSAN) was recently inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at –New Delhi
  • S. Sivakumar was recently appointed as a full-time member of –the 21st Law Commission of India
  • The theme of the World Habitat Day 2016 –Housing at the Centre
  • Vector-borne disease that claimed 27 lives of children in Malkangiri district of Odisha in 25 days is –Japanese Encephalitis
  • The country that formally joined China’s One-Belt One Road Initiative and has elevated its bilateral relationship with China to Strategic Partnership agreeing to co-operate in all regional and international issues –Bangladesh
  • The theme for the 2016 International Day of Rural Women is –Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 October 2016 inaugurated ‘Shaurya Smarak’, the war memorial in– Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  • The potent greenhouse gas with Global Warming Potential of 14800 whose production will be eliminated in India by 2030 is– HCF-23 gas
  • The state that is observing the Safe Motherhood Week from 14 October to 21 October 2016 to decrease the ‘Mother Mortality Rate’ (MMR) and ‘Infant Mortality Rate’ (IMR) is –Uttar Pradesh
  • Government of the country decided to quit the Commonwealth is –Maldives
  • The country that has frozen its co-operation with the UN’s cultural agency, UNESCO, accusing it of denying Judaism’s connections to the religion’s holiest sites –Israel
  • Person awarded with the prestigious IAFP Young scientist scholarship award 2016-Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad
  • India recently signed a bilateral agreement for development of a network of Agro irradiation centres with-Russia
  • Person appointed as the Director General of Foreign Trade recently-Ajay Kumar Bhalla
  • Person appointed as the Whole-Time Member of SEBI recently-Gurumoorthy Mahalingam
  • Author of the book titled The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad-Twinkle Khanna
  • CCEA approved the mechanism for revision of ethanol price for supply to Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to carry out –the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme
  • The draft bill of Union Government that seeks to resolve the inter-state disputes over river water sharing is –National Water Framework Bill, 2016
  • Theme for 2016 World Sight Day that was observed on 13 October 2016 is –Stronger Together
  • The Union Cabinet approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Hungary on cooperation in the field of –Water Management
  • Author of the book, Jihad in My Saffron Garden is –Dr. Roxy Arora
  • The theme for the World Sight Day 2016 is –Stronger Together
  • World’s longest reigning monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej recently died at the age of 88. He was the King of –Thailand
  • The name of the new book that was recently announced by Arundhati Roy is –The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
  • Antonio Guterres who was appointed as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations by the General Assembly is the former Prime Minister of –Portugal
  • The researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research used human hair to produce cost-effective, metal-free cathodes for use in –Solar cells
  •  He won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature –Bob Dylan
  •  The First World Tsunami Awareness Day will be celebrated at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2016 on –5 November 2016
  •  The National Seismic Programme was recently launched on Mahanadi basin in Odisha to –carry out assessment of unappraised areas across the country for potential oil and natural gas reserves
  •  The National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research recently established a high altitude research station in Himalaya called HIMANSH. It is located in –Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
  •  The National Aeronautics and Space Administration developed a high-tech electroactive bandage. It is made of –Polyvinylidene Flouride
  •  The amount to be invested by the Union Government in order to increase the capacity of Panipat Refinery from existing 15 million tonnes to 25 million tonnes is –15000 crore rupees
  •  Person appointed as Prime Minister of Morocco recently-Abdelilah Benkirane
  •  Rank secured by India in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2016-97th
  •  Philanthropist and wife of Godrej group chairman Adi Godrej who passed away-Parmeshwar Godrej
  •  Actor who won the UK Theatre Awards 2016 for his individual contributions to British theatre-Sir Ian McKellen
  •  Bank that tied-up with Uber for cash-back of up to 25 percent for hailing cabs from the app-Standard Chartered Bank
  •  Indian off-spinner who reclaimed the number one spot in Test rankings for bowlers is –Ravichandran Ashwin
  •  The first Indian Cricket Captain under whom India received the ICC Test Championship mace is –Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  •  He handed the ICC Test Championship mace to Indian Test captain Virat Kohli for leading his team to the top of the Test Team Rankings –Sunil Gavaskar
  •  City of Jammu and Kashmir in which Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) is located that was attacked by Terrorists in October 2016 is –Pampore
  •  Theme of International Day for Disaster Reduction that was observed on 13 October 2016 is –Live to Tell: Raising Awareness, Reducing Mortality
  •  The winner of the 2016 China Open Men’s Singles title is –Andy Murray
  •  The winner of the 2016 China Open Women’s Singles title is –Agnieszka Radwanska
  •  A new termite species named Glyptotermes Chiraharitae was recently discovered at –Kerala
  •  NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently detected Great Balls of Fire near –V Hydrae
  •  The theme for the 2016 International Day of the Girl Child is –Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls
  •  Sports personality appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Vizag Steel recently-P V Sindhu
  •  Person who won the 24th Ekalabya Award for the year 2016-Srabani Nanda
  •  Person appointed as China’s Ambassador to India recently-Luo Zhaohui
  •  Winners of 2016 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel-Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom
  •  Supreme Court in its decision held that a Hindu son can divorce his wife if she tries to separate him from his elderly parents as –It is ‘pious obligation’ of a son to maintain his parents
  •  Russia on 8 October 2016 vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution demanding an end to the bombing of –Aleppo city in Syria
  •  India’s first centre for international arbitration was launched by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in– Mumbai
  •  She clinched the women’s singles of the Russian Open Grand Prix at Vladivostok –Ruthvika Shivani Gadde
  •  They clinched the mixed doubles titles of the Russian Open Grand Prix at Vladivostok –N Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Chopra
  • India on 21 October 2016 signed a 650-million US dollar loan agreement with the World Bank for –the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor-III (EDFC-III) Project
  • Union Government unveiled a Regional air connectivity scheme –UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik)
  • Union Government has held tripartite talks with Kuki National Organisation (KNO) and United People’s Front (UPF) of Manipur to find –an amicable solution to their long standing demand
  • The Giant Metre-wave Radio Telescope that tracked the landing of a European Space Agency’s spacecraft on a Mars mission is located at –Khodad near Pune
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the state of art international terminal at Harni airport in –Vadodara
  • The country that formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is –South Africa
  •  India’s rank in the FIFA ranking that was released on 20 October 2016 is –137
  •  Country that will posthumously pardon thousands of gay and bisexual men is– The United Kingdom
  •  An online tool that was developed by scientists that can predict whether citizens will vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the upcoming US Presidential elections is –‘Tweetcast’
  •  The Police Commemoration Day is observed on –21 October
  •  Vice Admiral S V Bhokare was recently appointed as the Commandant of the –Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala in Kerala
  •  The secretary-general of Japan Gymnastics Association elected as the President of the International Gymnastics Federation is –Morinari Watanabe
  •  The city that recently bestowed honorary citizenship on Dalai Lama is –Milan
  •  The well-known Gandhian activist, who passed away recently, is –Mewa Ramgobin
  •  The author of the book titled The Adivasi Will Not Dance is– Hansda Sowendra Shekhar
  •  Satyadev Katare recently passed away. He was –Leader of the Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly
  •  He is the authored the book Andhere Se Ujale Ki Aur that –Arun Jaitley
  •  The country that along with the United States imposed sanctions on alleged Hezbollah members and financial backers is –Saudi Arabia
  •  Author of the book, The Sleepwalker’s Dream is –Dhrubajyoti Borah, the President of Asam Sahitya Sabha
  •  The State Bank of India (SBI) on 20 October 2016 declared Silchar as its 5th zone in North-East India to cater to the banking needs of the people of –Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur along with the Barak Valley
  •  The first ever global conference to strengthen Arbitration and Enforcement in India began in –New Delhi
  •  Typhoon that killed at least four people in Philippines after lashing the country is –Super Typhoon Haima
  •  The statistician honoured with the inaugural International Prize in Statistics is –David Cox
  •  The team that won the World Railway Shooting Championship Cup is –Indian Railways
  •  The Indian Boxing Council was recently inducted into the World Boxing Organisation with voting rights. The headquarters of World Boxing Organisation are located at– San Juan, Puerto Rico
  •  The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways made it mandatory for all automobile manufacturers to provide emission and noise pollution details for every vehicle they produce. In this regard, the ministry has notified amendment of –Form 22 under the Central Motor Vehicles Act
  •  The state that has increased the retirement age of doctors to 65 years is –Haryana
  •  The VoICE.NET, which launched at first ever Global Conference on Voter Education, is –a Global Knowledge Network on voter education
  •  Sino India Cooperation 2016, a joint tactical exercise, between Indian and China was recently held in –Ladakh
  •  In a bid to make the North East a power surplus region, the company that will commission two power projects of 710 megawatt in Arunachal Pradesh is 2917 is –North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO)
  •  The domestic air passengers grew by 23.17 percent during Jan-Sept 2016 as the airlines carried 726.98 lakhs passengers as against –590.21 lakhs during the corresponding period of previous year
  •  He was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of Odisha – Retired bureaucrat Sunil Kumar Mishra
  •  The city that became the first Indian city to be officially declared as one of the venues for hosting the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup is –Kochi
  •  Scientists at the Delhi’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) successfully devised a procedure to produces electricity from water at room temperature without using –Any external energy
  •  The skill development initiative that was launched by Maharashtra Government for students is– Kaushalya SETU (Self-Employment and Talent Utilisation)
  •  The state government that cancelled affiliation of 68 intermediate colleges of the state for not fulfilling its criterion is –Bihar
  •  The noted urologist elected as the President of the North Zone of Urology Society of India is –S P Yadav
  •  The wrestler appointed as the DSP in Haryana Police is– Geeta Phogat
  •  Kigeli V Ndahindurwa who passed away recently was the last king of –Rwanda
  •  The oil and gas company that was recently granted a licence to BP Plc to set up 3500 petrol pumps in India is –BP
  •  The International Union for Conservation of Nature is all set to declare the Kashmiri Red Stag, also known as, Hangul to declare it as –a Critically Endangered species
  •  The mammal whose milk contains an arsenal of antimicrobial compounds, as per a recent research, that can kill several drug-resistant superbugs is– Tasmanian devil
  •  A country that agreed for close security coordination with India in border areas keeping in view the sensitivity of each other’s strategic interests is –Myanmar
  •  The Election Commission’s first ever International Conference on Voter Education was held in –New Delhi
  •  The World Bank has pledged 2 billion US dollars aid to tackle climate change to –Bangladesh
  •  To boost the bilateral relations between the two nations, India signed three agreements with– Myanmar
  •  The country that recently executed a Prince for shooting a man during a brawl is –Saudi Arabia
  •  Human rights activist Irom Sharmila on 18 October 2016 announced the formation of her political party named –Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA)
  •  The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council reached a consensus on the way the states would be compensated for any loss of revenue after implementation of –the new indirect tax regime, GST from 1 April 2017
  •  United Nations Security Council has agreed that a new UN mission of the country could continue to monitor a ceasefire despite a referendum vote rejecting the peace deal. The country is –Colombia
  •  The actor who will be awarded with the 44th Chaplin Award for the year 2016 by Film Society of Lincoln Center is –Robert De Niro
  •  India completed its nuclear triad by inducting country’s first indigenously-constructed nuclear submarine named –INS Arihant into service
  •  The company that recently launched India’s first indigenous electric bus is –Ashok Leyland
  •  The country that will host the fresh round of peace talks on Syria crisis is –Britain
  •  Person appointed as India’s Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva recently-Amandeep Singh Gill
  •  Country ranked as the safest place as per Global Travel and Terrorism Report 2016 of World Economic Forum-Finland
  •  Cricket team of which country recently became the world first team to play 900 ODIs-India
  •  Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the national SC/ST hub and zero effect on environment scheme for MSME sector in– Ludhiana, Punjab
  •  In an honour for an Indian sportsperson, who was appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission is –Saina Nehwal
  •  Prime Minster Narendra Modi today inaugurated three hydropower projects of 1,752 MW capacities in –Himachal Pradesh
  •  Indian grapplers clinched four medals, including gold, at the just-concluded sixth edition of the –TAFISA World Games in Jakarta, Indonesia
  •  State government that will roll out biometrics authentication for receiving food grains for beneficiaries of National Food Security Act (NFSA) from January 2017 in the state is –Odisha
  •  Kigali Agreement that was reached by more than 170 countries in October seeks to –1987 Kyoto Protocol
  •  China successfully launched a manned spacecraft that carried carrying two astronauts into the space is –Shenzhou-11
  •  Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, recently inaugurated National Summit on Fortification of Food in –New Delhi
  • Person selected for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016– C Radhakrishnan
  • China in October 2016 signed 26 agreements and MoUs in fields of power and energy, information technology, investment, disaster management and culture with-Bangladesh
  • Russia’s Rosneft Oil Company and its partners in October 2016 acquired– Essar Oil Limited
  • Recently, around 25 people were killed and various were injured in a stampede near Rajghat bridge in-Varanasi
  • Theme of World Food Day 2016-Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too
  • Player appointed Brand Ambassador of Valvoline Cummins India-Virat Kohli
  • Theme of 2016 World Standards Day-Standards Build Trust
  • The theme for 2016 BRICS Summit was –Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions
  • The 2016 BRICS Summit concluded with adoption of Goa Declaration that says –it is the responsibility of all states to prevent terrorist actions from their territories
  • The ninth BRICS Summit will be hosted by China in –2017
  • Government constituted seven-member expert committee that said that the Saraswati River was not mythical and it existed was headed by –Professor K.S. Valdiya
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed on 17 October 2016 with theme –Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: ending poverty in all its forms
  • India signed agreement for cooperation in the field of water resources, including innovations in irrigation technology with –Hungary
  • Indian boxer who retained his welterweight Asia title by outpunching Australian Ben Kite in New Delhi is –Neeraj Goyat
  • Indian shuttler who clinched the men’s singles title at the Chinese Taipei Open badminton is –Sourabh Verma
  • The Sanskrit film that will be the opening film of Indian Panaroma 2016 in Goa at 47th International Film Festival of India is –Ishti directed by G. Prabha

  •  The Delhi government has announced a three-tier air treatment system to deal with rising air pollution in city ahead of Diwali. The system includes setting up of –Wind Purification Units, Mist Fountains and Virtual Chimney
  •  The state that decided to implement the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission for its employees is – Odisha
  •  India’s Forex Reserves rose by USD 1 billion to USD 367.14 billion for the week ended October 21 on the back of increase in –the core currency assets
  •  The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 to curb black money will come into effect from –1 November 2016
  •  The square-shaped probe placed atop China’s second space lab that is orbiting the Earth in search of gamma-ray bursts, the strongest explosions in the universe is– Little Bee
  •  The country that withdrew a request for three warships to dock at the Spanish port of Ceuta for refuelling, following concern among NATO allies is –Russia
  •  24 countries and the European Union have unanimously agreed to create the world’s largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the ocean next to– Antarctica
  •  The country that ordered a national census on the sources of pollution, as it seeks to bring down the high pollution level affecting several of its main cities is –China
  •  CCEA approved special horticulture package to Jammu and Kashmir to help apple growers rejuvenate old orchards and start new ones of –500-crore rupees
  •  Two Yazidi women, who escaped sexual enslavement by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq, have won Europe’s top human rights award, the Sakharov prize are –Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar
  •  The first woman to conquered Mount Everest who died recently is –Junko Tabei
  •  The Union Cabinet approved the establishment and operationalisation of –National Academic Depository
  •  The Union Cabinet approved the first Cadre Review of Indian Posts & Telecommunications Accounts and Finance Service. The service was started in –1972
  •  The Indian documentary that won the first prize in the Documentary Film category at the sixth CAM International Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt is –Daughters of Mother India
  •  The National Ayurveda Day is celebrated on –28 October
  •  Union Cabinet approves agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit with-Bhutan
  •  Union Cabinet approved agreement between India and which country on the transfer of sentenced persons –Estonia
  •  Person appointed as Chairman of GSMA recently-Sunil Bharti Mittal
  •  Person appointed as the High Commissioner of India to Australia-Ajay M Gondane
  •  The theme of the 2016 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage that was observed on 27 October 2016 is –It’s Your Story – Don’t Lose It
  •  The state Government has decided to observe 2017 as the “Garib Kalyan Varsh” is –Haryana
  •  He headed the one-man judicial committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) that submitted its report to the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar –Justice (Retd.) L Narasimha Reddy
  •  India recently signed revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with-South Korea
  •  The Union Government recently constituted a High-Level Committee to monitor bird flu situation. The committee will be headed by-Munialappa
  •  Person appointed as the as President and CEO of Ericsson recently-Borje Ekholm
  •  The country with which on 26 October 2016 signed three agreements in the areas of double taxation avoidance, food security and sports is –New Zealand
  •  The country that topped the list of 2016 Global Gender Gap Report that was released by World Economic Forum (WEF) is – Iceland
  •  India’s rank in the list of 2016 Global Gender Gap Report that was released by World Economic Forum (WEF) is –87
  •  India’s first Astrobiology Conference – Life in Space – was organised in the city by Indian Astrobiology Research Centre and IARC Centre for United Nations in collaboration with Nehru Science Centre in –Mumbai
  •  The country that agreed to expand its cooperation in regional forums, including the East Asia Summit, the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus and others with India is– New Zealand
  •  Raj Begum recently passed away. She was a –Kashmiri singer
  •  The IPS officer appointed as the Director of the Enforcement Directorate is– Karnal Singh
  •  Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd entered into a strategic collaboration with Gland Pharma to– Market and distribute a diverse portfolio of eight injectable Abbreviated New Drug Applications
  •  He became the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize –Paul Beatty
  •  Paul Beatty won 2016 Man Booker Prize for his racial satire –‘The Sellout’
  •  The High Court of the state ordered a complete ban on the sale of whitener in the state– Uttarakhand
  •  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 October 2016 inaugurated 2016 National Tribal Carnival at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in –New Delhi
  •  The animal character chosen as the Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is –a wolf
  •  Legendary footballer Carlos Alberto passed away recently. He belonged to –Brazil
  •  A group of researchers recently discovered a tiny threadlike millipede in the unexplored dark marble caves in –Sequoia National Park in California
  •  The former Olympic and World Cup umpire who was recently appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of International Hockey Federation is– Jason McCracken
  •  The company that recently agreed to acquire Time Warner Inc. is– AT&T
  •  Country that topped the list of global country rankings of business efficiency in World Bank’s Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All-New Zealand
  •  Rank secured by India in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All report- 130th
  •  India-Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise that began recently-Mitra Shakti 2016
  •  Person appointed as the Commissioner of Police of Mysuru City recently-AS Rao
  •  Dam that recently won World Bank’s Award of Excellence for best utilisation of funds for renovation to enhance the strength of the dam-Almatti Dam
  •  Inspired by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Akshat Prakash, student of DPS Indirapuram has started a challenge to involve schools in the national mission towards cleanliness. The challenge is coded as –Bagit challenge
  • Anti-Vietnam War activist who authored Port Huron statement and died recently-Tom Hayden

    • Campaign launched by PM Narendra Modi through which people can send their Diwali greetings and messages to the soldiers-#Sandesh2Soldiers

    • Shrine that recently granted equal access to women in entering the complete premises- Mumbai’s Haji Ali Dargah

    • Company that launched its first cybersecurity engagement center in India- Microsoft

    • Recently, a team of scientists discovered a secret Nazi base of German dictator Adolf Hitler at- Arctic Circle

    • The winner of the Mr Asia 2016 title at the 5th Phil-Asia bodybuilding championships held in the Philippines is – G Balakrishna

    • The winner of the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup is – North Korea

    • As per the World Meteorological Organization, average level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere across the globe passed – 400 parts per million in 2015

    • The winner of the 2016 Mark Twain Prize for American Humour is – Bill Murray

    • The winner of the 2016 European Golden Boy Award is – Renato Sanches

    • He was appointed as the interim chairman of Tata Group after the board of Tata Sons ltd sacked Cyrus Mistry as its Chairman – Ratan Tata

    • World Development Information Day was observed on – 24 October 2016

    • Disarmament Week is an annual event that is observed from – 24 October to 30 October 

    • He was appointed as the chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission – Bilal Nazki, the former Chief Justice of Orissa High Court

    • The former Emir of Qatar, who died at the age of 84, is – Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani

  • Indian Immunologicals Ltd recently unveiled a vaccine to fight against tapeworms in pigs. The name of the vaccine is –CYSVAX
  • The theme of the 2016 World Osteoporosis Day is –Love Your Bones: Perfect Your Future
  • The country defeated by India to win the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup is –Iran
  • The Formula One driver who won the 2016 United States Grand Prix is –Lewis Hamilton
    • Two Indian Coast Guard Ships were recently commissioned into Indian Coast Guard. They are christened as –ICGS Aryaman and Atulya
  • Two doctors each from the AIIMS and the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital were selected for the prestigious Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy Award for excellence in the field of medicine. The award was instituted in the year –1976
  • The United Nations Day was recently celebrated on –24 October 2016
  • Smooth-coated otter was sighted for first time in Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located in-Andhra Pradesh
  • Bollywood actor selected for the Yash Bharti Awards 2016-Naseeruddin Shah
  • State that organises the Yash Bharti Awards that are conferred for excellence in literature, fine arts, folk and classical music and sports-Uttar Pradesh
  • AT&T Inc recently agreed to acquire-Time Warner
  • India in October 2016 re-launched the scientific and technological cooperation with-Italy
  • Country that recently passed a law banning the sale, import and production of alcohol-Iraq
  • Bank that recently declared Silchar as its 5th zone in North East-State Bank of India
  • State that launched Kaushalya SETU (Self-Employment and Talent Utilisation) initiative-Maharashtra

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