Current Affairs – October 2017 Day Wise

Current Affairs October 2017

Current Affairs October 2017

Day Wise

OCTOBER 31th 2017

  • World Cities Day 2017 observed globally
  • Jasprit Bumrah secures top spot in ICC T20 Rankings
  • 31 October: Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
  • India sends 1st Wheat Shipment to Afghanistan via Chabahar port
  • Union Minister launches Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana in Mumbai
  • Heena Sidhu wins Air Pistol Gold at Commonwealth Shooting Championships
  • Girish Karnad to be honoured with Tata Literature Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

OCTOBER 30th 2017

  • YC Modi took charge as Director General of National Investigation Agency
  • Cleartrip named ‘Best Mobile App for Travel’ at Mobexx Awards
  • India, Japan begin anti-submarine warfare exercise
  • Indian Army finalises mega procurement plan to replace ageing weapons
  • Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar assumes charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff
  • World’s fastest, shortest laser pulse created
  • Italy PM Paolo Gentiloni on two-day visit to India
  • Indian Junior team win Bronze Medal in Johor Cup Hockey
  • Mithali Raj and Virat Kohli tops ICC ranking
  • Federer wins 8th Basel Title, 95th Overall
  • UN conference on nuclear energy begins in UAE
  • Lewis Hamilton secures 2017 F1 title, Max Verstappen wins Mexico Grand Prix
  • Anupam Kher receives Parmod Mahajan Smriti Award

OCTOBER 29th 2017

  • World Stroke Day – October 29
  • “Dreamnation: Uniting a Country with Handwritten Dreams” – Book on Kalam’s inspirational words
  • Rwanda gets first cricket stadium
  • Patna Pirates clinch third consecutive Pro Kabaddi title
  • Scientists link new virus to kala-azar
  • Gadkari digitally flags off RORO ship from Chennai Port to Bangladesh
  • L&T hands over India’s first private OPV ‘Vikram’ for Indian Coast Guard
  • Satya Gopal appointed chief secretary of Arunchal Pradesh
  • Jeff Bezos replaces Gates as world’s richest person with $90.6 billion fortune
  • Cleartrip named ‘Best Mobile App for Traveland Leisure’ at Mobexx Awards 2017
  • RCom to shut down its 2G mobile business in about a month
  • Government makes use of Public Finance Management System mandatory for central schemes
  • AU Small Finance Bank, SIDBI launch Rs. 200-cr fund for MSMEs
  • SIDBI revamps portal for easy credit access
  • First batch of Afghan Pilots complete ‘Black Hawk’ training in U.S.
  • India organises tourism promotion campaign in China’s Sanya
  • India and US hold 11thTrade Policy Forum Meeting in Washington
  • Australian court disqualifies deputy PM for dual citizenship
  • India to host UN wildlife summit in 2020
  • Army finalises mega Rs 40,000 crore procurement plan to replace ageing weapons
  • Panel under A. Arumughaswamy begins probe into Former CM J.Jayalalithaa’s death
  • ITBP gets “GSAT-6” communication satellite to monitor Chinese border
  • Centre releases Rs 8,698 cr as GST compensation to states

OCTOBER 28th 2017

  • International Animation Day – October 28
  • Skull found in Papua New Guinea was world’s ‘oldest-known tsunami victim’
  • Swiss researchers break record for shortest-ever light pulse
  • World’s first hydrogen tram begins operation in China
  • Assam CM launches a new web portal “Assam Darpan” to provide data to people on government projects
  • J.Gangte appointed as High Commissioner of India to Republic of Zambia
  • Madame Tussauds unveils Justin Bieber’s wax figure in Delhi
  • EDII bags AICTE award for supporting start-ups
  • Sharmila Tagore honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award
  • RIL becomes first Indian company to cross Rs6 trillion market cap
  • India overtakes US to become 2nd largest smartphone market
  • Karnataka govt signs MoU with Microsoft for technology oriented solutions to farmers
  • India emerges as biggest source for digital talent – Survey by Capgemini and LinkedIn
  • Star Health Insurance Launches First-ever Insurance Policy for Persons Diagnosed with Cancer
  • SEBI revises block deal norms, minimum order size hiked to Rs10 crore
  • Catalonia declares independence from Spain
  • 14th South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in Law Conference begins in Colombo
  • 11thWorld Congress on Adolescent Health held in New Delhi
  • UP declares Vrindavan, Barsana as sacred sites
  • Maharashtra govt makes Aadhar mandatory to avail fertiliser subsidy
  • International Peace Conference held in Imphal
  • President Ram Nath Kovind launches technocity project in Kerala
  • India, France agree to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation
  • Cabinet approves Rs 7,000 crore for construction of six IIT campuses
  • Shipping ministry offers grant to JNPT, Karwar port under Sagarmala project
  • Ministry of External Affairs Launches “#AsktheSpokesperson” for better understanding of foreign policy

OCTOBER 27th 2017

  • 27 October: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
  • Chile named best country to visit in 2018
  • Infantry Day observed on 27 October
  • Indian Railway’s first set of solar plant of 5 MW capacity launched
  • 70 Indian words added to Oxford English Dictionary
  • Rajsthan Assembly passes bill increasing OBC quota to 26 per cent
  • Saudi Arabia, first country to grant Citizenship to a Robot
  • Malayalam writer Punathil Kunjabdulla passes away
  • Kilogram will get new measure set by value of Planck constant from 2019

 

OCTOBER 26th 2017

  • L&T Technology Services Conferred with CII Industrial Innovation Award
  • India imposes anti-dumping duty on stainless steel from US, ES and China
  • Indian origin activist named UK’s most influential black person of the year
  • Alok Kumar Pateria appointed as ADG, CISF
  • PM Modi inaugurates Global Conference on Consumer Protection
  • Virat Kohli overtakes Lionel Messi in Forbes list by $1 Million
  • SC asks UP, Haryana, Rajasthan to ban use of Pet coke to curb air pollution
  • Choti Kumari Singh won ‘Women’s Creativity in Rural Life Award’
  • Disarmament Week 24-30 October
  • Chhattisgarh: 51 Hindu families migrated from Pak get Indian citizenship
  • World’s first 3D-printed bridge opens in Netherlands
  • Andhra CM Naidu receives Golden Peacock Award
  • Nepal’s ambassador to India resigns

 

OCTOBER 25th 2017

  • Jitu Rai and Heena Sindhu win gold in air pistol mixed team event
  • World’s oldest maritime astrolabe that guided ships to India found
  • 30th Edition of CORPAT begins between Indian-Indonesian Navy
  • ‘Queen of Thumri’ Girija Devi passes away at 88
  • Scott Fleming joins NBA India as Head of Basketball Operations
  • Singapore Passport named ‘Most Powerful’, India ranks 75
  • Russia vetoes UN resolution to extend inspection of chemical attacks in Syria
  • South African Indian-origin couple wins top US award for AIDS research
  • Thakkar first Indian to top ITTF
  • Divij & Scott crowned EO champions

OCTOBER 24th 2017

  • United Nations Day – October 24, 2017
  • Disarmament Week – October 24-30
  • World Development Information Day – October 24
  • Noted Malayalam director IV Sasi passes away
  • Flemming joins NBA India as head of Basketball operations
  • Jitu Rai, Heena Sidhu win Gold in 10m Air Pistol mixed team event at ISSF World Cu
  • Thakkar first Indian to top ITTF Junior Circuit standings
  • Divij Sharan and Scott Lipsky crowned European Open champions
  • Myanmar to launch own satellite system in 2019
  • Reliance Communications gets final nod from DoT for merger with Sistema
  • NS Venkatesh appointed AMFI chief executive
  • Kanwaljit Singh Cheema appointed as principal secretary of BoA in Darjeeling
  • IPPB appoints Suresh Sethi as its MD & CEO
  • Meghalaya Election Department enters Limca Book of Records
  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens win FIFA player-of-the-year awards
  • TRAI recommends 40 percent reduction in carbon emissions in telecom networks by 2023
  • Madhya Pradesh tops in digital initiatives: Report by Coeus Age Consulting
  • IndusInd Bank launches Cobrand App with MobiKwik
  • SBI ties up with Escorts to finance farmers for purchase of tractors
  • EEPC signs pact with PNB for export finance
  • RBI to make LEI must for companies with over Rs 5 crore exposure
  • 30th edition of India – Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) begins in Indonesia
  • India gifts war memorabilia to Bangladesh
  • Nicaragua signs Paris climate agreement
  • Andhra Government releases 3rd installment under Crop Loan Waiver Scheme
  • Paika Bidroha to be named as 1st War of Independence

OCTOBER 23th 2017

  • Nirmala Sitharaman left for Philippines to attend ADMM
  • HSBC appoints Jayant Rikhye as CEO India
  • Govt de-affiliates 400 Industrial Training Institutes for failing quality norms
  • Sri Lankan Coast Guard commissions OPV SURAKSHA gifted by India
  • Kidambi Srikanth lifts Denmark Open Superseries Trophy 2017
  • Rakesh Asthana appointed CBI Special Director
  • Bangladesh signs Gas Oil deal with India
  • India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra launched

 

OCTOBER 22th 2017

  • Punjab decides to close 800 govt schools which have fewer than 20 students
  • PM Modi inaugurates first phase of Ghogha-Dahej RORO ferry service
  • North Korea, Pakistan not invited for consumer protection conference in India
  • Nepal tops Asia Pacific list of nations elected to UNHRC
  • WHO removes Robert Mugabe as Goodwill Ambassador
  • Suu Kyi’s name removed from Oxford
  • Karnataka to ban Pillion Riding on Two-Wheelers With Engine Capacity up to 100 cc
  • Filmmaker and Rani Mukerji’s father Ram Mukherjee passes away
  • Sibi George appointed as the Ambassador of India to Switzerland
  • Kohli becomes top run scorer at 200 ODIs and 14th Indian player to play 200 ODIs

 

 

 

OCTOBER 21th 2017

  • 21st October 2017: The National Police Commemoration Day
  • Lebanon’s parliament approves country’s first budget since 2005
  • GSTN Launches excel-based offline tool to file initial GSTR-3B Returns
  • 5-member Committee to select Editor-in-Chief of RSTV
  • Cristiano Ronaldo retains top spot in Forbes’ wealthiest athletes list
  • State of World Population 2017: report
  • Robert Mugabe named goodwill ambassador by WHO
  • Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan to get Lata Mangeshkar Award
  • Peru approves medicinal use of marijuana

OCTOBER 20th 2017

  • 20th October: World Statistics Day
  • Indo-Russia joint exercise INDRA 2017 begins
  • Jaipur and Srinagar Airports rated Best Airports in the world
  • Sunny Verghese appointed as WBCSD from 2018
  • Assam Govt launches new Tourism policy
  • South Africa clinches top spot in ODI, India slips to second
  • Gitanjali Rao wins 2017 Young Scientist Challenge for water contamination detection device
  • World’s deepest lake under threat: Scientists

OCTOBER 19th 2017

  • Chhattisgarh govt reduces interest on loan under Saksham Yojna
  • Income Tax dept launches ‘Online Chat’ to answer taxpayers queries
  • Assam to host Global Investors Summit in February 2018
  • Javed Akhtar to be honoured with Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award
  • Arunachal Assembly approves Kamle as 23rd district
  • India among five countries responsible for 50% newborn deaths
  • USA to provide EMALS technology to India for aircraft carriers
  • Shastri is World’s Highest Earning Cricket Coach
  • Jacinda Ardern to be next New Zealand PM
  • Environmental scientist Schellnhuber receives Blue Planet Prize

OCTOBER 18th 2017

 

  • US author George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize
  • Ministry of WCD launches campaign on ‘women for women’
  • Anup Vikal resigns as CFO of Snapdeal
  • India signs pact to send Interns to Japan for Training
  • Veteran British actor Roy Dotrice passes away
  • Indian peacekeepers in Sudan awarded with UN medal
  • Madhya Pradesh CM launches ‘Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana’
  • Google viewed as Most Authentic Brand in India: Survey
  • Kerala HC restores life ban imposed on Sreesanth by BCCI
  • Zimbabwe bans Fruit, Vegetable imports as Forex Crunch Deepens

OCTOBER 17th 2017

  • Indian-American Attorney awarded 3rd American Bazaar Philanthropy award
  • 17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • Ayurveda 2nd Day is celebrated on 17 October
  • Indian-origin teenager Akshay Ruparelia is UK’s Youngest Millionaire
  • Eminent Poet Prabha Varma chosen for Padma Prabha Puraskaram
  • Mahindra launches ‘Prerna’ project for women farmers
  • Scientists develop futuristic military watch that can survive nuclear blast
  • Kavita Devi, India’s first woman wrestler to sign for WWE
  • Punjab police launches foot patrolling in all districts
  • Hema Malini’s Biography ‘Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl’ launched

OCTOBER 16th 2017

  • World Food Day – October 16
  • Poet Punyaslok Dasgupta passes away
  • Shamsher Khan, India’s first Olympic swimmer, passes away at 87
  • Filmmaker Lekh Tandon passes away
  • Legendary Brazilian sailor Scheidt announced his retirement from Olympics
  • Kavita Devi becomes first Indian woman wrestler to sign with WWE
  • Mohun Bagan lifts Governor’s Gold Cup for 10th time
  • Indian Navy aircraft P81 in Philippines to search missing sailors  
  • Indigenously built Anti-Submarine Warship INS Kiltan commissioned into Navy
  • Bharti Airtel, Millicom concludes deal to combine operations in Ghana
  • Eminent poet Prabha Varma chosen for Padma Prabha Puraskaram
  • Actor Varun Dhawan to get a wax statue at Madame Tussauds, Hong Kong
  • BNP Paribas teams up with TCS to deliver Corporate Event Connect
  • Mahindra launches ‘Prerna’ project for women farmers
  • Myntra, Textile Ministry tie-up to promote handloom industry
  • SEBI revamps expert panel on Market Infrastructure Institutions
  • Bangkok Bank signs deal with Intellect Design for Digital Transaction Banking Platform
  • Moody’s affirms rating on SBI’s bond programmes
  • First Investment Agreement signed between NIIF and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)
  • Punjab police launches foot patrolling in all districts
  • Pakistan-Iran sign deal to boost border security
  • Footwear Design & Development Institute Act 2017 comes into force
  • Agricultural Minister Radha Mohan Singh reviews Project CHAMAN, likely to be completed by March 2018

OCTOBER 15th 2017

  • World Students Day – October 15, 2017
  • International Day of Rural Women – October 15, 2017
  • The Coalition Years 1996-2012: Pranab Mukherjee’s political autobiography
  • Historian Satish Chandra passes away at 95
  • Indian paddler Selena Selvakumar wins gold in Egypt
  • Federer beats Nadal to win Shanghai Masters
  • Maria Sharapova wins Tianjin Open
  • Shakib Al Hasan becomes first Bangladeshi to be inducted in MCC World Cricket Committee
  • Two more Top Executives resign from Infosys
  • Government appoints MK Gupta, DK Gayen as new Railway Board members
  • 12-year-old girl from city bags sub-title at ‘Little Miss World’ pageant
  • Singer T M Krishna wins Indira Gandhi National Integration
  • Indian Accent features in Asia’s top 10 restaurants
  • Airports need $45 billion investment to improve capacity by 2030
  • Vanuatu becomes first nation to accept Bitcoin in Exchange for citizenship
  • Yes Bank partners with Abu Dhabi Global Markets for collaboration on fintech
  • Union Bank launches Union Sahyog app
  • Pakistan gets its first Metro Train
  • World’s first ‘negative emissions’ power plant in Iceland
  • Egypt extends state of emergency for three months
  • Rajasthan Assembly becomes first in India to call motions online
  • Hyderabad High Court makes Gram Sabha nod mandatory for liquor shops
  • Parliamentary panel under BJP MP B C Khanduri to examine operational preparedness of armed forces

Haryana’s Amin village renamed Abhimanyupur

OCTOBER 14th 2017

  • World Standards Day – October 14
  • An Insignificant Man: Movie on Arvind Kejriwal
  • ICC approves South Africa-Zimbabwe 4 day test on trial basis
  • World’s largest combustion research centre inaugurated at IIT Madras
  • IndusInd bank seals deal to buy Bharat Financial
  • France’s Audrey Azoulay to be next UNESCO chief
  • Appointment Committee of Cabinet appoints 11 new secretaries
  • Namita Gokhale bags Centenary National Award for Literature
  • Hyperloop One rebrands itself as ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’
  • IIP rises to 9-month high of 4.3% in August 2017
  • Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) Act 2016 came into force
  • IMF favours three structural reforms in India
  • IWAI raises Rs. 660 crore through Bonds
  • Odisha government department signs MOU with SBI
  • Five Telangana students selected for NASA rover challenge.
  • Himachal Pradesh to go to polls on 9thNovember in single phase
  • For dowry-linked cruelty, Supreme Court restores ‘immediate arrest’
  • West Bengal to set up Scheduled Caste advisory council
  • Chennai Metro Rail introduces free bicycle ride scheme
  • 48th Conference of Governors concludes at Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • NITI Aayog working with states for agri market reforms
  • Mitra Shakti 2017: India-Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise held in Pune
  • Meet of physiologists, pharmacologists – APPICON 2017

OCTOBER 13th 2017

  • International Day for Disaster Reduction – October 13
  • Test championship & ODI league approved by International Cricket Council
  • Staubli to become first female referee to officiate at U-17 World Cup
  • India beat Macau to qualify for 2019 AFC Asian Cup
  • Indian Air Force launched mobile health App ‘MedWatch’
  • Experimental Ebola vaccines found safe & effective in human trial
  • INS Satpura, Kadmatt to participate in PASSEX with Japan
  • Government clears appointment of Leslie Thng as Vistara CEO
  • Bambawale appointed as next Indian ambassador to China
  • Rukaiya Rangwala appointed as head of MobiKwik Payment Gateway
  • Samsung CEO Kwon Oh-hyun resigns
  • M K Sanu chosen for Mathrubhumi Literary Award
  • HPCL becomes first Indian oil company to trade lubricants in Myanmar
  • HDFC Bank launches SmartUp zones to nurture, collaborate with start-ups
  • RBI Introduces Strict KYC Norms to Keep E-Wallets Safe
  • India rules out joining NPT as non-nuclear weapon state
  • Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation
  • US and Israel withdraw from UNESCO
  • G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting held in Washington D.C
  • Dilli seminar on India & southeast Asia maritime trade begins in Kerala
  • Union Textiles Minister inaugurates world’s largest B2B handicraft & gifts fair
  • Department of Post launches Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana
  • Committee formed to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150thbirth anniversary
  • Kolkata to host international puppet festival
  • Bihar Cabinet approves reservation for ‘Divyangs’ in Govt Jobs

OCTOBER 12th 2017

  • Arjen Robben retires from International Football
  • FIFA suspends the Pakistan Football Federation
  • Ashish Nehra announces retirement from all forms of cricket
  • SpaceX completes successful launch of recycled rocket Falcon 9
  • Tata Teleservices to merge Consumer Mobile Business with Bharti Airtel
  • Yuvraj Singh named Laureus’ first Indian ambassador
  • John Flint appointed as CEO of HSBC
  • Actor Prakash Raj receives Karanth award
  • Government forms ‘think-tank’ for guidance to achieve oil and gas targets
  • GIC Re launches India’s third largest IPO
  • RBI allows interoperability of wallets in six months
  • Mastercard launches its first Innovation Centre in India
  • SBI launches SME Assist to provide short-term loans to MSME clients
  • NBFC bad loans rise to 5% in 5 years: RBI
  • SEBI fixes penalty for non-compliance of shareholding norms
  • Global Hunger Index – India slips 3 positions to 100th among 119 nations
  • Cabinet approves SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes to boost Skill India Mission
  • UP government launches ‘Sankalp Seva’ bus service
  • NMCG signs agreement to set up sewage treatment plants in Haridwar, Varanasi
  • Manohar Lal Khattar announces ration cards for nomadic tribe in Haryana
  • Gujarat government announces Garments & Apparel Policy 2017

OCTOBER 11th 2017

  • IMF Trims India growth Forecast for Current Financial Year to 6.7 %
  • Anupam Kher appointed as Chairman of FTII
  • Germany to help Indian Railways to increase speed of trains on existing corridors
  • 11 October: International Day of the Girl Child
  • Bindeshwar Pathak gets Lal Bahadur Shastri award
  • Nisha Desai Biswal appointed as President of US-India Business Council
  • Himachal Pradesh implements Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme
  • Japan launches fourth Michibiki satellite for hi-tech GPS
  • UP govt launches Sankalp Seva bus service
  • Maharashtra launched Web Portal with Information on New Govt Schemes
  • Compulsory Yo-Yo test for cricketers
  • Facebook India MD Umang Bedi Resigns
  • Indian Pair Win Gold at World Archery Youth Championship 2017
  • V M Kwatra appointed ambassador to Principality of Monaco
  • FIFA suspends Pakistan Football Federation

OCTOBER 10th 2017

  • Iceland becomes smallest nation ever to enter FIFA World Cup
  • Vice President inaugurated 3rd International Conference on Yoga
  • Govt imposes anti-dumping duty on certain Chinese steel products
  • 10 October: World Mental Health Day
  • GCMMF Awarded Best FMCG in Food Sector by IAA
  • U’khand Govt launched ‘Solar Briefcase’ to provide Electricity in Remote Areas
  • Rajnath Singh inaugurated First BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise
  • PepsiCo India Chairman and CEO D Shivakumar resigns
  • India Water Week inaugurated by President

OCTOBER 9th 2017

  • India slips to 8th among most valuable brands
  • Nobel Prize 2017 in Economic Sciences announced
  • Rajesh Nath gets Germany’s Highest Civilian Honour
  • Andhra CM Naidu inaugurates Blockchain Business Conference
  • Rafael Nadal wins China Open title
  • PNB MetLife appoints Ashish Srivastava as MD & CEO
  • Manipur celebrates ‘Mera Houchongba’ festival
  • RBI to soon launch Financial Literacy Drive in 9 States
  • Tyrrell Hatton retains Dunhill Links Championship title
  • Noted Journalist Bismoy Kumar Mohanty dies

October 8 , 2017

  • S. approves sale of Rs. 98,000 crore THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia
  • Prime Minister launches Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI)
  • 08 October: Indian Air Force Celebrates 85th Anniversary
  • Haj Committee recommends abolishing of subsidy
  • India’s first Marine Police Training Institute to be set up at Dev Bhoomi Dwarka
  • Prasar Bharati launches Online Application System for AIR Auditions
  • India’s Coffee Output Pegged at Record 3.5 lakh Tons in 2017-18
  • President launches Mata Amritanandamayi Math Project Jeevamritham
  • Anupama clinches World Open Under-16 Snooker Championship title

October 7 , 2017

  • Chhattisgarh bans use of chlorinated plastic and Polyvinyl Chloride
  • India and South Africa Celebrating 20 years of Cooperation
  • Purushottam Lal Kaushik passes away
  • Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2017 started in Ahmedabad
  • First meeting of India-Australia joint steering committee held
  • Axis Bank acquires Freecharge, appoints Sangram Singh as CEO
  • BRICS-themed subway train debuts in China
  • Mizoram has highest number of clouded leopards in Southeast Asia
  • John Hastings retires from Test and ODI Cricket
  • Filmmaker Kundan Shah passes away
  • PM Modi lays Foundation Stone for Bridge in Dwarka, Gujarat

October 6 , 2017

  • First ASEAN India Music Festival to be held at Purana Qila, New Delhi
  • ICAN awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2017
  • Donald Trump is Most Followed World Leader on Twitter, PM Modi Third
  • Gauri Lankesh, First Indian Journalist to win Anna Politkovskaya Award
  • FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 started in India

 

October 5 , 2017

  • 05 October: World Teachers’ Day
  • UP govt launches ‘Mukhyamantri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana’
  • World Space Week is observed from October 4th to October 10th
  • Forbes India Rich List 2017: Mukesh Ambani Richest With $38 Billion
  • Chhattisgarh CM flags-off Cancer detection ambulance to cure patients free-of-cost
  • Govt constitutes high-level committee for water management in northeast
  • Centre organising Paryatan Parv across the country to promote tourism
  • President of India reaches Djibouti
  • Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Pakistan’s New Navy Chief
  • India to help Myanmar in police training
  • Kazuo Ishiguro Wins 2017 Nobel Literature Prize
  • Modi temple with 100-foot tall statue of PM to be built in Meerut
  • Mongolian Parliament confirms new Prime Minister

 

October 4 , 2017

  • Indian Railways announced No service charge on train e-tickets till March 2018
  • Union Government launches SECURE Himalaya Project
  • Turtle Sanctuary to be set up in Allahabad
  • NHAI launches new website and PMIS Mobile App
  • Foundation stone for National waterway on Krishna River laid
  • Soumya Swaminathan appointed as New Deputy Director General at WHO
  • Country’s First ITI for Divyangans in Assam
  • First US Crude Oil shipment arrives in Paradip
  • Fourth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement released by RBI
  • Rangana Herath, 1st left-arm spinner to pick 400 wickets
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games Baton arrives in New Delhi
  • Government Names Rajnish Kumar as SBI’s Next Chairman
  • Param Shah appointed as FICCI UK Director
  • Suu Kyi stripped of Oxford honour over Rohingya criticism
  • Pooja Kadian hands India its first gold in Wushu World C’ships
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for method to visualise biomolecules

October 3 , 2017

  • Global Wildlife Programme Conference held in New Delhi
  • President appoints Commission to examine sub-categorisation of OBCs
  • Meenakshi Temple named Best ‘Swachh Iconic Place’ in India
  • Govt unveils third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031
  • GIFT City’s IFSC bags 10th place in Global Financial Centres Index
  • LS Speaker to lead Indian delegation at 8th Conference in Sri Lanka
  • Chandrababu Naidu launches ‘Swachh Andhra Mission’
  • Jagan Wins sixth title in a row at National Motorcycle Racing
  • 2017 Nobel Physics Prize awarded to Gravitational Wave Detectors
  • Baishya elected as Chairmen of two sub-committees of IWF
  • India to be guest country at World Government Summit
  • UP Govt removes Taj Mahal from Tourism list
  • Nepali version of Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography released
  • Viswanathan Anand finishes second at Isle of Man Championship

October 2 , 2017

 

  • 02 October: World Habitat Day
  • Jeffrey, Michael Rosbash & Michael win 2017 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine
  • Sikh man becomes first minority politician to lead major party in Canada
  • 02 October: International Day of Non-Violence
  • NHAI launches countrywide Free Eye Check-up Campaign
  • Odisha Government creating land bank for industrial allocation
  • ‘No helmet, no petrol’ rule comes into force in Andhra Pradesh
  • Karnataka unveils scheme to feed 12 lakhs pregnant women
  • Nepal, India to conduct joint tiger census in November
  • Max Verstappen wins Malaysian Grand Prix

October 1 , 2017

 

  • WCD Minister inaugurates the 3rd edition of ‘Women of India Organic Festival’
  • Burqa Ban comes into effect in Austria
  • Iran slaps fuel embargo on Iraqi Kurdistan
  • India’s holdings of American securities
  • 01 October: International Day of Older Persons
  • 01 October: World Vegetarian Day
  • India opens two border crossing points
  • Russia, China & other 9 Countries hit with doping ban
  • Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates Pratham-Shyok bridge in Leh
  • MP CM launches ‘Single Click Pension Delivery’ scheme
  • UAE begins collecting ‘sin’ taxes on tobacco, energy drinks
  • Indian entrepreneur wins UK business award for innovative IT solutions

 

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