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October Month Current Affairs-2016

SHANMUGAM IAS ACADEMY
October Month Current Affairs 2016
1. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI)? Riyadh Mathew
2. The powerful Typhoon Chaba is expected to hit which country? Japan
3. The powerful Typhoon Haima has recently hit which country? Philippines
4. Who will be the chief guest for the 2016 Republic Day of India? Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (The crown prince of Abu Dhabi)
5. Who has been appointed as the full-time member of 21st Law Commission of India? S Sivakumar, (Professor at the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi )
6. “Himansh” India’s remote and high altitude research station has recently opened in which state of India? Himachal Pradesh
7. Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away recently, was the king of which country? Thailand
8. What is the India’s rank in the 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI)? 97th
9. The first-ever BRICS U-17 football tournament has won by which country? Brazil
10. Neeraj Goyat is associated with which sports? Boxing
11. Who has been named for 2016 Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement? Uttam Singh 
12. Which state has become the first Indian state to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene? Jharkhand
13. Who will be the first female President of Estonia? Kersti Kaljulaid
14. What is the theme of 2016 World Sight Day (WSD)? Stronger Together
15. Which bollywood actress has been bestowed with the 2016 ET Panache Trendsetter Award? Sonam Kapoor
16. How much fund will be provided by World Bank to Bangladesh to fight child malnutrition? $1 billion
17. Who has been appointed as new DG of Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)? Ajay Kumar Bhalla
18. How much loan amount has been sanctioned by World Bank for construction of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC)-III project of India? $650 million
19. “Abhaneri” festival has started in which state of India? Rajasthan (Abhaneri village in Dausa district)
20. Who has become first Indian woman to cross 60m in javelian throw? Annu Rani
21. Who has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine? Yoshinori Ohsumi (Japanese scientist)
22. Which bank has became the first domestic bank of India to open a branch in Yangon, Myanmar? SBI
23. The 2016 India International Knit Fair will be held in which state? Tamil Nadu
24. Who is the newly elected President of the International Gymnastics Federation (IFG)? Morinari Watanabe
25. The Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) is located in which state? Andhra Pradesh
26. Which of the following personalities have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics? David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz (British Scientist)
27. The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is observed on October 13
28. “Shaurya Smarak” war memorial has been launched in which city of India? Bhopal
29. Which union ministry has signed MoU with Indian Railways for smart railway stations? Ministry of Urban Development
30. Who has won 2016 Malaysia Grand Prix Formula One World Championship? Daniel Ricciardo (Australian)
31. What is the theme of 2016 World Habitat Day (WHD)? Housing at the Centre
32. Which union minister launched the Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) in New Delhi? NitinGadkari
33. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on which date? October 17
34. The book “Andhere se ujale ki aur” has been authored by which union minister of India? Arun Jaitley
35. The 2016 Nobel Literature Prize has been won by whom? Bob Dylan (US musician and poet)
36. Almatti Dam is located in which state? Karnataka (Hydroelectric project on the Krishna River at the Bagalkot district)
37. Which Indian sportsperson has been appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission? Saina Nehwal
38. India’s first railway university will be set up in which city? Vadodara
39. What is the current repo rate, as per the recently released 4th bi-monthly monetary policy statement for the year 2016-17? 6.25%
40. Where is the headquarters of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction? Geneva
41. The Kaushalya SETU initiative has been launched by which state government for students? Maharashtra
42. Name the India’s first startup magazine launched by Adhish Verma and Arunraj Rajendran? Cofounder
43. Which country is hosting the 2016 World Congress of International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP)? India
44. Indian Railways has recently signed pact with which country for high-speed trains? Germany
45. Which stadium is called as Fatorda Stadium? Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Goa)
46. Which leading Indian travel portal announced to acquire Ibibo group, making it the biggest acquisition in this space in the country? MakeMyTrip
47. Who has been conferred with the V Krishnamurthy Award for excellence by Centre for Organisation Development (COD)? R A Mashelkar (Former Director-General of CSIR)
48. The World Polio Day is observed on which date? October 24
49. “Mitra Shakti 2016” the joint military exercise has been started between India and which country? Sri Lanka
50. Which committee has been constituted to examine causes of vacant seats in IITs, NITs? Partha Pratim Chakraborty committee
51. What is the theme of the 2016 United Nations Day? Freedom First
52. Which union minister has launched the Regional air Connectivity Scheme (RCS) to enable more people to fly in smaller towns? Ashok Gajapathi Raju (for a span of 10 years)
53. Varun Singh Bhati, who won bronze at 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, is associated with which sports? High Jump
54. Who will be new chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)? Sushil Chandra
55. The National SC/ST hub and zero effect on environment scheme for MSME sector has been launched in which city? Ludhiana (Punjab)
56. Who has won the 2016 Man Booker Prize? Paul Beatty (First American Winner)
57. The book “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” has been authored by whom? Arundhati Roy
58. Which will be the official mascot of FIFA 2018 World Cup? Zabivaka
59. The Urja Ganga gas pipeline project has been launched in which city of India? Varanasi
60. The book “Modi’s Midas Touch in Foreign Policy” has been authored by whom? Surendra Kumar
61. Which state government has tied up with Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to promote innovation financial services? Andhra Pradesh
62. The Colombian President who has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 is Juan Manuel Santos
63. Which technological giant has launched its first Cyber security Engagement Center (CSEC) in India? Microsoft
64. India’s First Medical Park will be set up at which state? Tamil Nadu
65. Who has been appointed as the Ambassador of India to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament (CD)? Amandeep Singh Gill
66. Kristalina Georgieva, who has been appointed chief executive of the World Bank, belongs to which country? Bulgaria
67. What is the India’s growth forecast for FY17, as per the reports released by both IMF and World Bank? 7.6%
68. India has completed its nuclear triad (capable of delivering nuclear weapons by aircraft, ballistic missiles and submarine launched missiles) by inducting the first indigenously built strategic nuclear submarine INS Arihant into service.
69. Which union ministry has set up a Public Debt Management Cell (PDMC) in New Delhi? Ministry of Finance
70. The Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting 2016 has been held in which city? Washington
71. India’s first-ever international arbitration centre has set up in which city? Mumbai
72. What is the India’s rank in female literacy as per International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity? 38
73. What is the India’s rank in the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Index for 2016? 87th
74. Which Indian shooter has clinched silver in the 50 metre pistol event of the ISSF World Cup 2016? Jitu Rai
75. “Madhubabu Aain Sahayata Sibir (MASS)” scheme has been launched by which state government to provide legal assistance to deprived sections? Odisha
76. Which chief minister of India has been honoured with the 2016 Sustainable Development Leadership Award (SDLA)? Pawan Chamling (Chief Minister of Sikkim)
77. What is the theme of 2016 World Post Day (WPD)? Innovation, Integration and Inclusion
78. “Shenzhou-11” a manned spacecraft has been successfully launched by which country? China
79. India’s first ‘Design Yatra’ has started in which state? Kerala
80. Who will become the new Secretary General of the United Nations? Antonio Guterres (Former PM Portugal)
81. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has collaborated with which social networking site to register young voters? Facebook
82. Which former chief minister has been awarded by Ugandan government for his literary work? Ramesh Pokhriyal
83. According to the notification issued to the stock exchange, which private sector bank is acquiring BSS Microfinance for Rs. 139.2 crore? Kotak Mahindra Bank
84. Full form of AMCDRR - Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
85. The Batukamma festival is celebrated in which state of India? Telangana
86. PR Sreejesh is associated with which sports? Hockey
87. Which committee has submitted its report on existence of Saraswati River? K S Valdiya committee
88. Who is the newly elected Prime Minister of Spain? Mariano Rajoy
89. The National Seismic Programme (NSP) has been launched in which state of India? Odisha
90. Who has been elected as the chairman of the Indian Bank's Association (IBA) for the financial year 2016-17? Rajeev Rishi
91. The Indian Air Force (IAF) Day is celebrated on which date? October 8
92. Which bank has tied-up with Uber for cash-back of up to 25% for hailing cabs from the app? Standard Chartered Bank
93. “Biotech-KISAN scheme” has been launched to empower small and women farmers. What does “KISAN” stands for? Krishi Innovation Science Application Network
94. Which committee has been constituted to assess ground situation at Cauvery basin? GS Jha committee
95. What is the theme of 2016 World Mental Health Day? Psychological First Aid
96. The Union Government on constituted a three member expert committee to examine various issues related to audit firms. Who is heading this committee? Ashok Chawla
97. Which Indian personality has been awarded for ‘Excellence in Technical Innovation’ by the International Society of Automation (ISA)? Satish Pathak
98. Which corporate house entered into strategic partnership with Dassault Aviation of France to execute offsets for the recently concluded deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets? Reliance Group
99. “Lalima Abhiyan” launched by which state government to make state free from anaemia? Madhya Pradesh

100. What is the name of the new smart phone series launched by Alphabet Inc’s Google, the first phone series that has been conceptualized, designed, engineered and tested in-house by Google? Pixel

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