Current Affairs Compendium of October for CLAT 2020

OCTOBER COMPENDIUM

 


IMPORTANT DAYS​​ 

October 2

150th​​ Gandhi jayanti / International Day of Non- Violence 2019.

October 4-10

World Space. Theme : “The Moon : Gateway to the stars”.

October 5

World Teachers Day.

 

October 10

World Mental Health Day. Theme : “Suicide Prevention”.

October 11​​ 

International Day of the Girl Child. Theme : “GirlForce : Unscripted and Unstoppable.”

October 16

‘World Food Day’

 

October 17

International Day for the eradication of Poverty​​ .

October 24

United Nations Day.



AWARDS

Nobel prize 2019

Physiological

William Kaelin, Peter Radcliffe and Greg Semenza

Economics

Abhijit Banerjee , Ester Duflo and Michael Kremer

Physics

james Peebles , Michael Mayor and Didier Queloz

Chemistry

John Goodenbugh, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshima

Literature

Olga Tokarczuk (2018) Peter Handke (2019)

Peace

Abiy Ahmed Ali (Ethiopia Prime Minister)

 

 

  • “India’s most powerful women in media”​​ award - ​​ kalli purie (india today’s ​​ vice chairperson)

  • UNHRC – Nansen Refugee Award 2019​​ given to Kirgizstan’s Human rights lawyer​​ Azizbek Ashurov

  • 15th​​ International Children’s peace prize 2019​​ given to​​ Sweden’s Climate Activist -​​ Greta Thunberg and Divina Maloum

 

EDELGIVE HURUN INDIA PHILANTHROPY LIST 2019

Makes a list of top 100 generous Indians, and the top three places of the list are given to –

1. Shiv Nadir​​ 

2. Azim Premji

3. Mukesh Ambani

 

BOOKER PRIZE

Leading award for fiction category and English language​​ 

Jointly won by –​​ Margeret Atwood​​ (The Testament) and​​ Bernardine Evaristo​​ ( Girl, Woman, Other).

 

UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME​​ 

4th​​ Asia Environmental Enforcement Award​​ 

Senior ​​ IFS Officer –​​ Ramesh Pandey

 

GOVERNMENT INITIAIVES

  • Boeing 777- 300ER​​ : India’s​​ first special aircraft​​ with missile defence system ​​ that will only​​ serve President, Vice President and Prime Minister​​ of the country from June​​ 2020.

  • First Government-Operated day-care​​ Recreation centre for senior citizens​​ to be opened in​​ Leh.

  • SUMAN Scheme for pregnant women​​ launched by the government. It provides for free maternity healthcare benefits for pregnant women, new mothers (for upto 6 months post-delivery) and all the sick new-borns.

  • Bharat ki Laxmi’​​ – an initiative by PM Narendra Modi.​​ Brand Ambassadors – Deepika​​ Padukone and PV sindhu.

  • Odisha government has signed a letter of understanding (LoU) with​​ UNICEF to provide​​ Safe Drinking water in The State.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS​​ 

 

47th Chief Justice​​ of India​​ 

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde

Controller General of Accounts

Mr. J.P.S. Chawla

National Security Guard DG

Anup Kumar Singh

BCCI President

Sourav Ganguly

ICC Independent Director

Indra Noori

European Central Bank President

Christine Lagarde

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General

Rafael Mariano

Indonesia’s President (2nd​​ term )​​ 

Joko Widodo

Pourtgal- Prime Minister​​ 

Antonio Costa​​ 

Tunisia – President​​ 

Kais Saied​​ 

Chief of Airport Authority in India​​ 

Arvind Singh​​ 

CM of Haryana (2nd​​ term )​​ 

Manohar Lal Khattar

1st​​ Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh​​ 

Radha Krishna Mathur​​ 

1st​​ Woman PM of Belgium​​ 

Sophie Wilmes​​ 

 

RANKINGS​​ 

Important Rankings in 2019

Military strength Ranking​​ 

​​ 1st ​​​​ -​​ Rank ​​ USA

​​ 4th​​ - ​​ Rank India​​ ​​ 

Global Competitive Index Ranking released by World Economic Forum​​ 

1st ​​​​ - ​​ Rank Singapore

68th​​ - Rank​​ India​​ 

Henely Passport Index, 2019​​ 

1st​​ rank​​ - Japan and Singapore​​ 

82nd​​ rank​​ -​​ India

Forbes India Rich List 2019

1st​​ Mukesh Ambani (12th​​ Consecutive year )

India Innovation Index 2019 by : NITI AAYOG

1st​​ Karnataka​​ 

2nd​​ Tamil Nadu

3rd​​ Maharashtra​​ 

Global Hunger Index​​ ​​ ( Data of 117 countries )

1st ​​​​ Belarus​​ 

102nd​​ India​​  ​​​​ 

First Global Health Security Index 2019​​ 

1st ​​​​ U.S.A​​ 

57th​​ – India​​ 

 

EVENTS​​ 

  • ICC​​ Under-19 World Cup will be hosted by​​ South Africa.

  • ​​ Interpol’s 91st​​ Assembly will be hosted by​​ India.

  • Two Female Astronauts of the United States of America have become the first all-female to carry out a spacewalk –​​ Christina Koch and Jessica Meir.

  • Three Important events that were held in​​ New Delhi, India​​ in 2019 are –

  • Drone Innovators Summit​​ – 2019 by : World Economic Forum

  • India Sports Summit​​ – 2019 : $10 Billion Opportunity’ By : The confederation of Indian Industry​​ (CII).

  • 11th ​​​​ Nuclear Energy Conclave​​ for 2019. Theme : “ Economics of Nuclear Power – Innovation towards safer and cost Effective Technologies”​​ 

  • 10th​​ Indo-US Joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar 20219’​​ ​​ Venue ​​ : Seattle, US.

  • 2nd​​ Indo-Japan joint military exercise ‘Dharma Guardian 2019’​​ ​​ Venue : Vairengte, Mizoram.

  • 1st​​ National Hindi Science writers conference ​​ 2019. Venue : Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.​​ 

 

 

SPORTS

  • Vijay Hazare Trophy​​ 19-20 Won by​​ Karnataka​​ .

  • Baharain International Series 2019 (Badminton)​​ Men’s Single Title won by​​ priyanshu Rajawat​​ .

  • World Youth Chess Championship​​ was hed in Mumbai. The gold medal was won by an indian :​​ R. Praggnanandhaa.

  • Golden Shoe Award ​​​​ (Highest number of goals) :​​ Lionel Messi​​ (6th​​ golden shoe won by him).

  • 9th​​ YONEX Dutch Open​​ was held in Netherland. Men’s single title was won by​​ Lakshya Sen​​ .

  • 11th​​ AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship​​ was held in Russia. Silver medal won by​​ Manju Rani.

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