Current Affairs of October 2009 for all types of Competitive Exams Read top news headlines and latest major events happened in India and World in the month of October 2009. The information given will help you to prepare for exams like: IAS, PCS, UPSC, Railways, SSC, Banking and all other competitive exams.
Current Affairs of 01 October 2009
- Chairman of the world’s leading conglomerate GE, Jeffery Immelt, who is on a two-day visit to India, today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and apprised him of the company’s plans for the country.
- The government is planning to release about 5.5 crore new LPG connections over the next five years, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora said.
- Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday inaugurated nine maintenance tribunals on the occasion of International Day for Older Persons.
Current Affairs of 02 October 2009
- The flood situation in Kurnool and Mahabubnagar districts of Andhra Pradesh turned grim on Friday as large number of residential localities were submerged and there was heavy inflow of water into various reservoirs.
- The West Bengal government and the police were out to malign arrested tribal leader Chhatradhar Mahato in a bid to take away people’s support for his movement in Lalgarh, top Maoist leader Kishenji claimed today.
- The State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) announced on Friday the launch of a tariff scheme for the festive season.
- Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was named the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year during a pleasant ceremony, here, on Thursday.
Current Affairs of 03 October 2009
- Stone Intermodal Pvt. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stone India, has signed an agreement with RailRoadrunner of the U.S. to manufacture.
- Four more people succumbed to A(H1N1) on Saturday, raising the death toll due to the virus to 332 in the country as 197 fresh cases were reported.
- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday announced time-frame for infrastructural schemes under the massive Rs 24,000 crore package he had announced for the state last year.
- Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has amended an anti-terror law allowing authorities to act against members of outlawed groups that set up new outfits with different names, a move which may have ramifications for LeT whose founder Hafiz Saeed floated JuD after it was banned.
Current Affairs of 04 October 2009
- India has reacted strongly to the attempt of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference to meddle in its “internal affairs” by “appointing” a special envoy on Jammu and Kashmir.
- India may be the second-fastest growing economy in the world, but it faces the challenge of constantly being innovative and creating global brands, Infosys co-founder and chief mentor N R Narayan Murthy said. Bangladeshi investigators have grilled a former top Home Ministry bureaucrat as part of a fresh probe into the country’s biggest weapon haul in 2004 when 10 truckloads of arms believed to be destined to ULFA hideouts in northeastern India were seized, officials and said on Sunday.
- On the campaign trail in Haryana for the assembly elections, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday attacked the opposition parties for having “destroyed” the state during their rule and said it was the Congress that brought it back on the path of development after coming to power in 2005.
Current Affairs of 05 October 2009
- In a fresh incident against Indians, a group of Australians racially abused community members coming out from a Kabaddi match and damaged their car here, prompting them to retaliate.
- Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal today said that the state has sought rupees 10,000 crore annually for development-related projects and for the maintenance of Ganga and forests.
- The Border Security Force (BSF) is investigating one of the five Pakistani fishermen arrested from the Deveri Creek area in Kutch district of having any ISI links, officials said here on Monday.
- Photographs and other incriminating evidence have been found revealing links between the Maoists and Chhatradhar Mahato, convener of the Police Santrash Birodhi Janasadharaner Committee (PSBJC).
- The formation of two more Assembly constituencies in the district post-delimitation has made competition stiff in the October 13 Maharashtra Assembly polls.
Current Affairs of 06 October 2009
- Australia beats New Zealand by 6 wickets, retains ICC Champions Trophy.
The Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has issued arrest warrant against L. Kailun, police superintendent, Imphal West district and the SHO of the police commandos of this district, R.K. Rajendra, a member of the MHRC, said while talking to journalists .
- Pakistan on Tuesday said all private guards posted at the UN food agency’s Islamabad office, where a suicide blast killed 5 people, have been taken into custody for questioning, claiming that their negligence enabled the bomber to enter the building in the garb of a security man.
Current Affairs of 07 October 2009
- To honour Norman Borlaug’s invaluable contribution in Green Revolution, India will set up a Norman Borlaug Chair in Agricultural Biotechnology for Crop Improvement at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) at Pusa in New Delhi.
- The diaries, letters and other private papers of Eliamma Matthen and C.P. Matthen, which could throw new light on the political and social history of the erstwhile state of Travancore of the 1930s and 1940s.
- Two Americans and an Israeli scientist won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for atom-by-atom mapping of the protein-making factories within cells.
- The World Bank supported India and other developing nations’ call for raising their voting share in the multilateral development agency by six per cent to 50 per cent to reflect the reality of today’s world.
Current Affairs of 08 October 2009
- AIR India to present new plan before Parliamentary panel.
- Hurriyat calls for complete shutdown during PM’s visit in J&K.
- Pranab hopeful of convergence of views as States meet on GST.
- Premachandran registers protest over the TN stand on Mullaperiyar issue.
- US budget deficit touches $1.4 trn; accounts for 9.9 p.c. of GDP.
Current Affairs of 09 October 2009
- Manmohan congratulates Obama on Nobel Peace Prize.
- Obama sends report to Congress on Indo-US nuclear deal.
- CPI(M) Polit Bureau meets on Sunday to discuss price rise, unemployment, floods.
- Bodies of slain policemen brought to Gadchiroli district headquarters.
Current Affairs of 10 October 2009
- EID Parry acquires 76 percent stake in Bangalore based company.
- Kabul attack: Alert Afghan policemen prevented greater damage.
- ISI behind attack on Indian Embassy: Afghan envoy to U.S.
- Manipur seeks Centre’s intervention on barrack encroachment.
Current Affairs of 11 October 2009
- Hillary downplays threat to Pakistan nuke arsenal.
- Two members of inter-state wildlife poaching gang arrested.
- Madhavan Nair takes over as president of International Academy of Astronautics.
- Sujata Koirala, Nepal’s Foreign Minister and daughter of Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala, has been appointed the second Deputy Prime Minister in the CPN (UML)-led coalition government.
- Indian among Greenpeace campaigners who climb roof of British parliament.
Current Affairs of 12 October 2009
- Iran opts for China to develop Azadegan oilfield.
- Albania wants remains of Mother Teresa, King Ahmet Zog.
- Obama pledges to end ban on gays serving in military.
- IAF commandos may guard Delhi during Commonwealth Games.
- India, ASEAN talks on opening services trade begin tomorrow.
Current Affairs of 13 October 2009
- Taliban’s financial clout soaring, al-Qaeda’s influence waning.
- CPI (M) demands strong action against persons taking bribes from U S firms.
- India all set to push for political statement ahead of Copenhagen.
- Association of Indian Universities and Universities Scotland sign MOU.
Current Affairs of 14 October 2009
- China’s Communist Party attacks India over border issue.
- JNU to sack teacher for sexual harassment.
- Krishna expresses concern over attacks to Smith.
- Israel says no fresh peace talks unless Gaza report is dropped.
Current Affairs of 15 October 2009
- Ban Ki-moon should monitor Gaza war probes: draft resolution.
- Black Thursday for Pakistan as terror attacks leave 39 dead.
- Maldives cabinet to meet underwater to highlight perils of climate change.
- Karnataka urged Maran to help out its textile sector; seeks Rs.364 cr assistance.
- Pak Taliban chief threatens to dispatch militants to India.
Current Affairs of 16 October 2009
- The government has decided to appoint the Director and Board members of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) through an independent collegium.
- Union Minister for Overseas Affairs Vayalar Ravi has urged the Election Commission to conduct verification of nearly 10,000 voters transferred to the Kannur Assembly.
- Parents in some of Africa’s poorest countries are cutting back on school, clothes and basic medical care just to give their children a meal once a day, experts say. Still, it is not enough.
Current Affairs of 17 October 2009
- Japan may suspend refuelling U.S. ships for Afghan operations.
- CPI(M) alleges violation of model code of conduct by Trinamool MPs.
- J&K cricketer detained, forcing CLT20 matches to be delayed.
- Air India flight develops technical fault; returns to airport.
Current Affairs of 18 October 2009
- Revolutionary Guard commanders killed in Iran suicide bombing.
- U.S. welcomes site allocation for nuclear plants.
- JNNURM corpus to be increased by Rs. 50,000 crore.
- U.S. plane forced to land in Mumbai for airspace violation.
Current Affairs of 19 October 2009
- TRAI to submit fresh recommendations to boost broadband growth
- Govt. files reply to RNRL affidavit in Supreme Court
Current Affairs of 20 October 2009
- China hopes for ‘extensive’ talks with India, plays down tensions.
- Public holding in listed state owned companies may rise to above 25 percent.
- U.S. scientist linked to Chandrayaan arrested on espionage charge.
- Supreme Court directs handing over of viscera of Ashutosh Asthana to CBI.
Current Affairs of 21 October 2009
- Scientists develop ‘scaffold’ to regenerate lost or damaged bones, tissues.
- Rajasthan mayoral polls to be decided by voters directly.
Current Affairs of 22 October 2009
- Government gas pricing policy must prevail over private MoU.
- President Pratibha Patil’s son Raosaheb Shekhawat (Congress) wins from Amravati.
- Cabinet clears appointment of new 19th Law Commission.
- Security forces fire on Maoists in West Midnapore.
- Cabinet okays 50 p.c. reservation for women in urban local bodies.
Current Affairs of 23 October 2009
- India keen on space exploration, considering manned missions.
- BHEL Q2 profit rises 39 p.c. with a net profit of Rs. 857.88 crore.
- Chemmanur Jewellers plans Rs 600 cr capex to open showrooms.
- Railways announce compensation for victims of bridge collapse.
- CPI(M) for PM’s intervention in spectrum allotment issue.
Current Affairs of 24 October 2009
- China assures India to correct trade imbalance.
- Curtain raiser to 2010 CWG to be launched on October 29.
- Colombo takes exception to referring “boat people” as Sri Lankans.
- Databases need to support superior performance in reporting, analytics and data mining.
Current Affairs of 25 October 2009
- Single shot of gene therapy could help kids with congenital blindness see.
- Activists swim, climb and spell 350 for climate action.
- Encounter on between police, Maoists in Chhattisgarh.
Current Affairs of 26 October 2009
- Company Law Board allows Maytas Infra to finalise Q2 results by 09 December.
- Anchoring inflation expectations, key challenge for RBI.
- Railways want states to share costs for special projects.
Current Affairs of 27 October 2009
- Tamil Nadu State Government realises Rs. 963 crore in taxes through e-payment.
- Greater urgency for better information management and decision support.
- RBI: Non-food bank credit growth decelerated in Q2 FY’10.
Current Affairs of 28 October 2009
- India among top 10 Asian nations in CSR practice.
- US, China pledge better military relations.
- India, Nepal to curb illegal trade across border.
- Finance Ministry to review implementation of austerity measures tomorrow.
Current Affairs of 29 October 2009
- India Inc gears up for revival with hiring plans, salary hikes.
- Gandhi memorabilia: khadi cloth, communal tensions and humour.
- Loved, hated, admired: The enduring legacy of Indira Gandhi.
- India, U.K. to study barriers in transfer of green technologies.
Current Affairs of 30 October 2009
- Delhi High Court dismisses Microsoft petition over CESTAT demand.
- 2 CPI(M) men, 2 Trinamool supporters killed in Lalgarh.
- Pranab expresses desire to quit active politics after 2014.
Current Affairs of 31 October 2009
- Bajrang Lal leads 34-member Indian team for rowing tourney.
- Dr. K. Radhakrishnan takes over as ISRO Chairman.
- Ahead of PM visit, Narayanan meets Gen James Jones to discuss mutual issues.
- Peace activist Puri gets Indira Gandhi national integration award.
- India hopes to become U.N. Council non-permanent member.