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National Current Affairs | Access the Latest Happenings across India
1. National Centre for Combustion Research and Development (NCCRD) was inaugurated at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras in Tamil Nadu.
It is world’s largest combustion research centre and one of best diagnostic centres in the country to understand combustion.
2. INS Kiltan was commissioned an into the Indian Navy at the Eastern Naval Command (Naval Dockyard) in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
It is India’s first major warship to have a superstructure of carbon fiber composite material resulting in improved stealth features, lower top weight and maintenance costs.
3. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched a scheme ‘Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojna’ which is aimed to ensure reasonable prices to the farmers for their crops.
4. Haryana has a major share of cancer cases in India with 39% of cases recorded.
5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) on 2nd Ayurveda day in New Delhi.
6. The Ministry of Women and Child Development is undertaking an online campaign #IamThatWoman.
Through the campaign, the Ministry seeks to highlight the various aspects of women standing ‘by’ and ‘for’ women.
International Current Affairs | Know What’s happening around the World
1. The World Government Summit announced that India is a guest country in its upcoming gathering.
The annual gathering is scheduled from 11th – 13th February 2018.
2. India has opened two immigration check posts along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, a reflection of its growing closeness with the two-eastern neighbours.
3. The high- level delegations from the Government of India and United States met to plan the “Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017” to be held in Hyderabad from 28th to 30th November.
It is the annual gathering of emerging entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders from around the world.
4. The first tri-service armed Forces (Army, Navy, & Air Force) exercise INDRA 2017 between India and Russia being conducted in the Eastern District of Russia from 19th to 29th October 2017.
5. The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has started a programme for promotion of north eastern products in Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) | Get the Best Information Out of Top Agreements
1. India and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) on Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP).
The aim is to significantly expand the bilateral cooperation in the field of skill development.
2. India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) have signed the IBSA Trust Fund Agreement to fight poverty in developing countries.
It was signed at the 8th IBSA trilateral Ministerial Commission Meeting in Durban, South Africa.
3. Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and Yes Bank have signed a MOU.
The MoU was signed to further adopting cross-border exchange between the fintech ecosystems of the United Arab Emirates and India.
Banking Awareness & Economics Current Affairs | Understand the Top Trends in India
1. SEBI modernized its committee on Marketing Infrastructure Institutions (MII) which advices it on reviewing norms related to stock exchanges and depository participants.
2. Mahindra & Mahindra has launched a programme, “Prerna” to empower women working in the agriculture sector by promoting efficient & ergonomic farm tools and equipment.
3. The Income Tax Department has launched ‘Online chat’ services for taxpayers to answer their basic queries and doubts related to the direct tax issues.
Science & Technology Current Events | Stay Advanced with Latest Inventions
1. The Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa launched a health mobile App Named ‘MedWatch’.
It was launched to keep up with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Digital India’.
2. The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY) has set up an internal expert committee to advise the government on a policy on AI.
The main focus is to reduce the cyber-attacks with AI.
3. NASA has approved second extension of ‘dawn mission’ at Ceres dwarf planet which is the largest object between Mars & Jupiter in the asteroid belt.
Sports Current Affairs | Read all the Major Achievements in Popular Tournaments
|S. No.||Tournaments/Sports Names||Winners||Pictures|
|1.||Tianjin Open title winner||Maria Sharapova|
|2.||Governor’s Gold Cup Football Title||Mohun Bagan|
|3.||Shanghai Masters Winner||Roger Federer|
|4.||India’s First Woman Wrestler to Sign for WWE||Kavita Devi|
|5.||Egypt Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Open Gold Medalist||Selena Selvakumar|
|6.||Asia Cup Hockey title 2017||India|
Awards and Honours | Fetch the List of Top Awardees in Distinct Fields
|S. No.||Awards Names||Awardees Names||Pictures|
|1.||Indira Gandhi National Integration Award||T M Krishna|
|2.||UN Medal for Protecting Civilians||50 Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan|
|3.||Padma Prabha Puraskara||Prabha Varma|
|4.||Life Time Achievement Award||Lord Swraj Paul|
|5.||Time Magazine’s Next Generation Leaders||Gurmehar Kaur|
|6.||Indian Institute among top 50 of QS Asia University Rankings||IIT Bombay|
|7.||Most Authentic Brand in India|
|8.||Man Booker Prize 2017||George Saunders|
|9.||Indian City ranked first in ACI – Airport Service Quality||Jaipur|
|10.||Indian City ranked second in ACI – Airport Service Quality||Srinagar|
|11.||Indian City to be ranked among World’s Worst Cities for Women||New Delhi (ranked fourth)|
Appointments Latest GK Updates | Upgrade Your Knowledge Cart with the List of Top Influencers
|S. No.||Position & Organization||Name||Pictures|
|1.||2 New members in the Railway Board||Mahesh Kumar Gupta|
|D K Gayen|
Important Days & Dates | Mark them to Boost up your General Knowledge
|S. No.||Important Days||Dates|
|1.||World Food Day||16 October|
|2.||International Day for the Eradication of Poverty||17 October|
|3.||Police Commemoration Day||21 October|
|4.||2nd Ayurveda Day||17 October|
Recent Deaths of Famous Personalities | Know who died today?
|1.||Lekh Tandon – Actor and filmmaker|
|2.||Roy Dotrice – British Actor|
|3.||Shamsher Khan – India’s first Olympic Swimmer|
List of Important Abbreviations asked in General Awareness | IBPS, SSC, RRB Exams
Fill up your knowledge cart with the Important Abbreviations that are asked in General Awareness & Current Affairs section of the competitive exams like – IBPS, SSC & RRB. Below, we are presenting you a list of Top Abbreviations that were used in this article. Please check it out –
|S. No.||Important Abbreviations||Full Forms|
|1.||NITI||National Institution for Transforming India|
|2.||IIT||Indian Institute of Technology|
|3.||APEDA||Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority|
|4.||INS||Indian Naval Ship|
|5.||MoC||Memorandum of Co-operation|
|6.||IBSA||India, Brazil & South Africa|
|7.||SEBI||Securities and Exchange Board of India|
|8.||MII||Marketing Infrastructure Institutions|
|9.||MeITY||Minister of Electronics and Information Technology|
|11.||>NASA||National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
|12.||WWE||World Wrestling Entertainment|
|14.||ACI||Airports Council International|
|15.||AIIA||All India Institute of Ayurveda|
|16.||NCCRD||National Centre for Combustion Research and Development|
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