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

The article covers all the important events of national and international importance, persons in news and sports that happened in 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

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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


• 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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