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Current Affairs Questions Answers for October 2015-One liners

Nov 2, 2015 13:17 IST

One liners for the month of October 2015 provided by Jagranjosh.com will be of immense help for the students and aspirants in revising the important events of the month just before the exams.

• Person who made it to the Guinness Book of World records for the longest fingernails on one hand ever is – Shridhar Chillal of India

• To help patients and pregnant women from inaccessible areas to reach nearest hospital, the state government of Odisha on 4 September 2015 launched new healthcare programme named – Amo doli programme

• The book titled Ruled or Misruled: Story and Destiny of Bihar that was released in last week of September 2015 is authored by – Santosh Singh

• Veteran Bollywood actor who was on 5 October 2015 honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award during the closing ceremony of the 6th Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai – Shashi Kapoor

• The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, on 9 October 2015 announced that the AfDB would nearly triple its annual climate financing to reach – 5 billion dollar a year by 2020

• Fifth joint military exercise between India and China, named Hand-in-Hand 2015, started on 12 October 2015 at – Kunming Military Academy, Yunnan Province, China

• The third India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise, named Mitra Shakti-2015, culminated on 12 October 2015 at – Aundh Military Camp, Pune 

• The SC bench headed by Justice Vikramjit Sen on 12 October 2015 asked the Union Government to take a quick decision on a Uniform Civil Code to end confusion over – Personal laws

• The Supreme Court (SC) of India on 12 October 2015 imposed a kind of tax on commercial vehicles entering Delhi, in addition to the toll tax and that is – Environment Compensation Charge (ECC)

• Joint report by WHO, WTO and International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project Second-hand smoke causes more than 100,000 deaths annually in – China

• Former Google adviser who was appointed as Executive Chairman of Twitter on 14 October 2015 – Omid Kordestani

• Exercise held between the Navies of India, United States and Japan on 14 October 2015 - Malabar exercise 2015

• Kabaddi World Cup that was to be held in Punjab from November 14 to 28 was cancelled due to – Unrest in the state

• North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and partner nations Alliance military exercise that was launched on 19 October 2015 is - Trident Juncture

• North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and partner nations on 19 October 2015 launched its largest military exercise at – the Trapani air force base in Italy

• India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to handle pulses across its ports to ensure smooth and cost efficient availability of the commodity across the nation with - Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ)

• World Health Organization (WHO) on 19 October 2015 released the Global status report on road safety 2015 that reflects information from 180 countries and indicates that worldwide the total number of road traffic deaths has gone up to – 1.25 million per year

• Indian cricketer Virender Shewag on 20 October 2015 retired from all forms of international and Indian Premier League (IPL) to play in 2016 Masters Champions League Twenty20 tournament in - Dubai

• Russia and United States on 20 October 2015 inked a Memorandum of Mutual Understanding on preventing incidents and providing for aviation flights during operations in – Syria

• An international team of scientists that predicted that how future atmospheric warming will respond to Antarctic ice-sheet was led by - Dr Nicholas Golledge

• Tyre manufacturing giant MRF Limited on 20 October 2015 named South African batsman AB de Villiers as its brand ambassador for a period of - three years

• Telangana Government on 20 October 2015 announced the Pollution Allowance to police personnel on - Traffic Duties

• Noted criminologist K Chockalingam was in fourth week of October 2015 conferred with the prestigious Paul H Appleby Award given by – Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA)

• The state government of Himachal Pradesh in October 2015 implemented new-relaxed rules for roadside tree plantation activities under – Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)

• Maharashtra Governor Chennamaneni  Vidyasagar Rao during the Conference on ‘Ancient Coins of India - The Lance Dane Bequest’ organized by the Hinduja Foundation in Mumbai  released a book titled – Ancient Coins of India

• Reliance Capital Asset Management (RCAM), a part of Anil Ambani led Reliance Capital, on 21 October 2015 signed definitive agreements (DA) to acquire Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (GSAM) onshore business in India at a total sum of – 243 crore rupees (37.5 million US dollar)

• The model-actress who was named Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2015 is – Urvashia Rautela of Uttarakhand

• An Indian short film directed by Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel, that won prestigious Best Short Film Award at the 2015 London Film Festival (LFF) is – An Old Dog’s Diary

• Scientifically validated anti-diabetes herbal drug that was jointly developed by two CSIR laboratories in Lucknow, National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plant (CIMAP) is – BGR-34

• Person who replaced Sartaj Aziz as the National Security Advisor (NSA) of Pakistan on 23 October 2015 is – Retired Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua

• Union Cabinet on 21 October 2015 gave approval for signing of a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in Criminal Matters between – India and the Maldives

• External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj went Moscow on a three-day visit to participate in the annual – India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission meeting

• World Polio Day was observed to create awareness about the hazards of the crippling disease on – 24 October

• Maharashtra Government in October 2015 recommended benches of Bombay High Court at – Pune and Kolhapur

• Nepal government team that was formed for holding dialogue with the agitating Madhesi community will be headed by – Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa

• State governments that lifted ban on manufacturing and sale of Nestle India's popular instant food brand Maggi are – Karnataka and Gujarat

• To enable Indians living abroad to access old age income security, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 29 October 2015 allowed non-resident Indians (NRIs) to subscribe to – the National Pension System (NPS)

• New species of giant tortoise that was identified by a team of Ecuadoran and international scientists on the Galapagos Islands in Pacific is – Chelonoidis donfaustoi

• The Indian cyclist who won 5 medals, including a gold, at the 2015 Taiwan Cup in the first week of October 2015 is – Deborah Herold

• The firm awarded with the MIT Climate CoLab Awards on 7 October 2015 is – Nualgi

• The Indian painter whose painting fetched a record-price of 17 crore rupees in the Modern and Contemporary South Asia Art auction is – Amrita Sher-Gil

• The mission launched by the Odisha Government on 11 October 2015 to provide affordable houses to urban poor is – Mission Abaas

• The filmaker awarded with the J.C. Daniel Award for the year 2014 is – I.V. Sasi

• To save the critically endangered vultures, the Tamil Nadu Government banned the use of – Ketoprofen.

• A reward scheme launched by Delhi government on 13 October 2015 to encourage people to receive or demand proper bills for purchases is – Bill Banvao, Inaam Pao scheme

• N Venugopala Rao, who was appointed as CEO of Reliance Power on 13 October 2015, was previously the CEO of – Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP)

• Etihad Airways signed an information technology deal worth 700 million US dollars with – IBM

• The Chinese artist who was designated with UNESCO Artist for Peace on 13 October 2015 is – Han Meilin

• The tropical cyclone that hit northern Philippines in the third week of October 2015 is named as – Typhoon Koppu

• The Indian business school, which was named among World’s Top 100 MBA Institutions ranked by The Economist is – SP Jain School of Global Management

• For the first time an insect-sized robot was developed by Harvard University researchers that can both fly and swim. It was named as – RoboBee

• A report entitled Migration and Development Brief was released by – World Bank

• India’s largest animal health formulations facility was operationalised on 26 October 2015 by Indian Immunologicals Ltd near the city of – Hyderabad

• Dinesh & Yekona open cast coal mine projects were inaugurated on 26 October 2015. Both of these coal mines are run by – Western Coalfields

• Financial power of 12 identified Central Government Health Institutions under Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi was enhanced to 5 lakh rupees per patient from – 2 lakh rupees

• The Supreme Court appointed fact-finding Commission on India-Bangladesh border submitted its report on 5 October 2015. It was headed by – Upamanyu Hazarika

• As per the Migration and Development Brief released on 22 October 2015, India is world’s largest remittance recipient in 2014. The brief was released by – World Bank

• Formula 1 US Grand Prix 2015 title was won by – Lewis Hamiltion

• To develop infrastructure in the upcoming capital city of Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh signed a MoU with – Japan

• Hero Women’s Indian Open 2015 was won by – Emily Kristine Pedersen of Denmark

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