Current Affairs, October 2016

31st October, Current Affairs:

• The Ross Sea of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica is declared as world’s largest Marine Protected Area (MPA).
• Today is celebrated as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

30th October, Current Affairs:

• The 193-member General Assembly elected 14 countries (Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, China, Brazil, Rwanda, Cuba, South Africa, Japan, Tunisia, the U.S. and the U.K.) to the 47-member council which did not include Russia.
• Diwali is celebrated in the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the first time.
• India defeated Pakistan 3-2 in the final of the Asian Champions Trophy Hockey tournament to win the title for second time.

29th October, Current Affairs:

• India celebrates the festival of light Diwali.
• Indian cricket team wins the 5 match ODI series against New Zealand by 3-2.

26th October, Current Affairs:

• Paul Beatty has become the first American writer to win the Man Booker prize for his novel "'The Sellout".
• Virat Kohli becoming the fastest batsman to reach 7,500 ODI runs. He achieves this milestone in just 167 innings.

25th October, Current Affairs:

• Union Government raised the salary of President from the current Rs. 1.5 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh in a month. The Vice-President's salary will increase to Rs. 3.5 lakh a month from the existing Rs. 1.10 lakh a month.

24th October, Current Affairs:

• Ratan Tata appointed as the Chairman of Tata Sons for four months after removal of Cyrus Mistry from the post.

23rd October, Current Affairs:

• Indian Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta created history at the Hoogeveen International chess tournament by becoming the first player ever to win the title twice in a row in the FIDE Open.
• The first woman to conquer Mount Everest Junko Tabei of Japan has died aged 77.

22nd October, Current Affairs:

• India beat Iran 38-29 in the final to win the Kabaddi World Cup 2016.

21st October, Current Affairs:

• Bengaluru FC becoming the first Indian football club to reach the final of AFC Cup. Bengaluru FC defeated defending champions Johor Darul Ta’zim 3-1 in the second leg of the semi-final in Banglaore.

18th October, Current Affairs:

• Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has been appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Athletes' Commission.
• Ashok Leyland Ltd built and unveiled India's first all electric bus.

15th October, Current Affairs:

• 8th BRICS Summit starts in Goa from today.
• India and Russia signed 16 agreements including Rs. 39,000 crore defence deal to procure most advanced anti-aircraft defence system the S-400 Triumph.
• At least 24 people were killed in a stampede at a religious gathering on the outskirts of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

14th October, Current Affairs:

• Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawane of Maharashtra broke the 70-year-old partnership record for all wickets in the Ranji Trophy when they stand of 594 runs against Delhi.

13th October, Current Affairs:

• American music legend and song writer Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Literature Prize. He is the first songwriter to win the prestigious award.
• King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej died at the age of 88 in Bangkok.

11th October, Current Affairs:

• Dussehra is celebrated across the country.
• India wins the three matches Test series against New Zealand by 3-0 after defeating New Zealand by 321 run in the last match. Ravichandran Ashwin given the Man of the Series award for his 27 wickets haul.
• Philanthropist and businesswoman Adi Godrej died at the age of 70 in Mumbai.

10th October, Current Affairs:

• British Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom form Finland wins Nobel in Economics for Work on Contracts.
• Virat Kohli becomes first Indian captain to score two double centuries.
• Indian shooter Jitu Rai awarded with the 'Champion of Champions' title for pistol shooting in 2016 by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

8th October, Current Affairs:

• The 84th Indian Air Force Day observed across India.
• Durga Puja is being celebrated across India.
• The United States lifted sanctions against Myanmar after two decades.

7th October, Current Affairs:

• 478 people killed in Haiti after hurricane Matthew hit the islands.
• Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded with the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

5th October, Current Affairs:

• Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres will be the next United Nations Secretary-General who will replace present Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
• Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Bernard Feringa and Sir Fraser Stoddart win Nobel prize in chemistry for the development of nanomachines, made of moving molecules.

4th October, Current Affairs:

• The Reserve Bank of India cut its repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 per cent from 6.5 per cent which is lowest in last 6 years.
• British scientist David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics for studies of unusual states of matter.

3rd October, Current Affairs:

• Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan won the 2016 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for work on cell 'recycling'.

2nd October, Current Affairs:

• Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the next chief guest at India’s Republic Day parade of 2017.
• International Day of Non-Violence observed across the world to marks the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
• India pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 147th birth anniversary.

1st October, Current Affairs:

• The 2016 Indian Super league starts with an opening ceremony in Guwahati, Assam.
• 3 Star Club Nepal beat East Bengal Club, Kolkata 2-1 in the final to win the 64th Bharat Ratna Gopinath Bordoloi Trophy Football Tournament.