Current Affairs

Section A: INDIA

  • PM dedicates National Police Memorial to the nation
  • 75th anniversary of formation of Azad Hind Government celebrated
  • NCW launches dedicated email to report instances of sexual harassment at workplace
  • IIT-Bombay tops in QS ranking of Indian institutions
  • No time bar to report crimes under POCSO Act
  • Navy concludes successful trial of submarine rescue vehicle
  • Govt launches ‘Swastha Bharat Yatra’ campaign to create awareness about safe food
  • Foundation stone laid for ‘Museum of Prime Ministers’ at Teen Murti Estate
  • Central Railway starts ‘Library on Wheels’ starts on 2 inter-city trains
  • Defence Minister dedicates website to former President Kalam
  • M. J. Akbar resigns as the Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs
  • Suresh Nambath appointed as next Editor of The Hindu
  • Senior advocate Maninder Singh resigns as ASG


  • China’s Minister of Public Security visits India
  • India, Myanmar sign MoU on operationalisation of Sittwe Port
  • India’s coastal communities to get USD 43 million to boost climate resilience
  • India ranked 58th on World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness index
  • India has second highest insurance gap of $27 bn: Lloyd’s of London
  • Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe meets PM Modi
  • India, Croatia sign agreements on cultural and diplomatic cooperation
  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attends ADMM-Plus in Singapore
  • Armies of India, China to hold military exercise ‘Hand in Hand’ in December
  • Armies of India and Japan to hold ‘Dharma Guardian” exercise in Mizoram
  • India, UAE decide to boost defence ties
  • India, Tanzania decide to ramp up bilateral cooperation in diverse sectors

Section C: WORLD

  • 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) organised in Brussels
  • Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa to form new govt in Bhutan
  • United States merges embassy and consulate general in Jerusalem
  • US to exit Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia
  • US announces withdrawal from UN’s Universal Postal Union
  • 139th assembly of the IPU held in Geneva
  • Pak-Russia Joint Training Exercise ‘Druzhba-III’ being held in Pakistan
  • UAE, US holding ‘Iron Magic 19’ joint military exercise
  • EU, Bill Gates launch $115mn clean energy fund in Europe
  • Chinese-made world’s largest amphibious aircraft completes successful flight
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed on October 17
  • International Day of Rural Women observed on October 15
  • Anwar Ibrahim enters Malaysian Parliament
  • Paul Biya wins seventh presidential term in Cameroon
  • Saudi journalist Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi killed in Saudi consulate in Istanbul
  • Norwegian Joachim Ronneberg who thwarted Nazi nuclear plan dies
  • 2008 Nobel Chemistry laureate Osamu Shimomura dies at 90
  • Former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok dies at 80
  • ‘Harold & Kumar’ director Danny Leiner dies at 57
  • Legendary Istanbul photographer Ara Guler dies aged 90
  • UN’s Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura to quit in November

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