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UPSC NDA & CDS 2018 Exams: Important Facts of October 2017

Dec 6, 2017 18:27 IST
UPSC NDA & CDS 2017 Exams: Current Affairs Recap – October 2017
UPSC NDA & CDS 2017 Exams: Current Affairs Recap – October 2017

For the benefit of CDS  (I) Exam 2018 as well as NDA & NA (I) 2018 Exam aspirants, the Jagran Josh is providing the important current affairs events that happened in October 2017. They are as follows –

National & States

• India’s rank in the Passport Index of the Global Passport Power Rank 2017 - 75th

• Union Ministries jointly launched a new scheme “SAATHI”- Ministries of Power and Textiles

• This day is celebrated as Infantry Day in India- 27 October

• The Union Government recently approved highway projects worth Rs 7 lakh crore. These projects also include - Bharatmala Project

• Country that recently commissioned Coast Guard Ship Suraksha provided to it by India - Sri Lanka

• 56th raising day of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was celebrated on - 24 October 2017

• Union Finance Minister announced recapitalisation of public sector banks. This reform falls under scheme - Indradhanush 2

• India’s first-ever All India Institute of Ayurveda was inaugurated in- New Delhi

• World’s largest combustion research centre was inaugurated at - IIT Madras

• An indigenously-built anti-submarine on 16 October 2017 which is India's first major warship to have a superstructure of carbon fibre- INS Kiltan

• India’s rank at the Global Hunger Index 2017 is- 100

• Police Commemoration Day is observed on this day- 21 October

• The Indian air force celebrated the 85th Air Force Day on - 8 October 2017

• The Two World Bank supported schemes approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs  (CCEA) to boost Skill India Mission - SANKALP and STRIVE

World Events

• Theme of 2017 World Mental Health Day - Mental health in the workplace

• The World Food day was observed on 16 October with this theme - Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development

• The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that it would be extending the Dawn mission at – Ceres

• World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on - 10 October

• The United Nations Day is observed every year on - 24 October

• 30th edition of Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) was held between the navies of India and – Indonesia

• International tri services joint exercise INDRA -2017 started between - India and Russia

• This lake, located in Russia, is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history - Lake Baikal

• This warship, the world’s oldest took off on its first sail since three years on 20 October 2017 - USS Constitution

CDS (II) 2017 Exam: Solved Geography Questions

Persons in News

• This US economist has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Economics - Richard Thaler

• This Indian journalist has been chosen for the Anna Politkovskaya Award 2017 - Gauri Lankesh

• This Carnatic vocalist has won the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 -16 -  T M Krishna

• Person appointed as the Director-General of UNESCO - Audrey Azoulay

• This eminent Indian classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee, also considered as ‘Queen of Thumri’, passed away at the age of 88 - Girija Devi

• He was elected as the new Prime Minister of Japan - Shinzo Abe

• Person who will head the newly constituted task force of RBI on Public Credit Registry - M Deosthalee

• She was sworn in as the Prime Minister of New Zealand on 26 October 2017- Jacinda Ardern

• The Union Government has appointed Dineshwar Sharma as its representative in this state - Jammu & Kashmir

Sports

• This young Indian won the World Open U-16 Snooker Championship held in St. Petersburg, Russia - Anupama Ramachandran

• This Indian shuttler lifted the 2017 Denmark Open Superseries trophy in the singles’ category - Kidambi Srikanth

• Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu won gold in this sports event - Shooting

• This person has  won the Best FIFA Men's Player Award- Cristiano Ronaldo

• India beat this team to win Asia Cup Hockey-Malaysia

Shivansh Joshi of Uttarakhand topped NDA 2017; opted for UNIFORM over IIT

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