October 2009 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs October 2009: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of October 2009 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Amarjeet Singh has become the first Sikh to be inducted as an officer in the paramilitary Pakistan Rangers, following closely on the heels of other members of minority communities who have joined the army and foreign service.
  • The Obama Administration has appointed Secunderabad-born Suresh Kumar, currently president and managing partner of KaiZen Innovation, LLC, a management advisory firm that specializes in installing global marketing processes and programs, based in Princeton, New Jersey, as Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service.
  • Avionics expert K Radhakrishnan has taken over as the Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from G Madhavan Nair.
  • A new judge Judge Malik Muhammad Akram was appointed on Saturday to conduct the crucial trial of seven key suspects in the Mumbai terror attack case, replacing Judge Baqir Ali Rana who asked to be taken off citing 'security issues'.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • An Indian-origin activist -- known for her vigorous campaign that led the British government to take effective measures against forced marriages -- has received the prestigious Pride of Britain award.
  • US President Barack Obama was  named the surprise winner of 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his 'extraordinary' efforts to strengthen international diplomacy, hardly less than a year after coming to power.
  • Spiritual leader and Art of Living Founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, conferred with the 2009 Culture in Balance Award in Dresden, Germany, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to all the facets of culture, and for his commitment to global cultural balance.
  • A Pakistani philanthropist and Belgian human rights activist have bagged a coveted United Nations prize which draws its inspiration from apostle of peace Mahatma Gandhi's life.
  • Attorney and grassroots organiser Mallika Dutt, a passionate fighter for immigrant and women's rights, was honored by the Asian American Justice Center with the annual American Courage Award in early October.
Top Collaboration Current Affairs
  • With an aim to extend their military and technical cooperation till 2020, India and Russia will sign an inter-governmental agreement during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Moscow this December.
  • India and the US may clinch the much-awaited 'arrangements and procedures' agreement on reprocessing the spent nuclear fuel of American origin when they meet in Vienna soon.
Top Education Current Affairs
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda officials have announced the launch a special lecture series in Physics named after Nobel Prize winner V Ramakrishnan

Top India Current Affairs
  • The Kerala Crime Branch will investigate the boat mishap at Thekkady, in which a tourist boat owned by the Kerala State Tourism Development Corporation capsized claiming the lives of 41 tourists.
  • A 50-feet breach caused to the river embankment at Oleru near Penumudi in Guntur district has become a major cause for concern as the flood water gushing through it has left more than 25 villages inundated in Repalle and Bhattiprolu in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.
  • The United States  announced an assistance of $100,000 (Rs 46,68,980) for the victims of the recent floods in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
  • The Guinness Book of World Records has upgraded the largest gathering of women attending a religious event set by the 'women's Sabarimala', the famed Attukal Bhagavathy temple in Kerala, to a religious event that draws the largest number of devotees on a single day.
  • India cleared the release of a chartered North American aircraft carrying US Marines afternoon. The chartered Boeing 767, carrying commandos of the US 205 Marine Unit, was made to land at Mumbai's Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, for violating Indian airspace.
  • India banned exports and imports of all items from North Korea that can be used in nuclear or ballistic missile plans of the communist nation.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the recent launch of a nuclear-powered submarine by India has undermined strategic stability in the region.
  • Five Pakistani nationals have been arrested from the Creek area on west coast of Kutch district by the Border Security Force (BSF), the police said on Monday.
  • Veteran fighter pilots lament the end of the dogfight, the evocative name for a twisty, sky-ripping, adrenaline-packed aerial duel, in which the winner gets behind his opponent and shoots him down with a burst of cannon fire.
  • The Obama Administration has rejected Pakistan's allegations that the developmental efforts by India in Afghanistan are a security threat to it, saying a stable and more prosperous Afghanistan will only contribute to regional stability.
  • An Indian-born barrister in the UK is claiming 33 million pounds (nearly Rs 250 crore) damages for racial discrimination, accusing her head of chambers and his 'overtly racist' legal clerks of conspiring to stop her receiving a string of high profile and lucrative assignments
  • Describing the boundary question with China as a 'complex issue', Prime Minister Manmohan Singhsaid it cannot be 'wished away' and both sides have an obligation to maintain peace and tranquility pending a solution.
Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • The country's first woman diplomat, C B Muthamma, died at a private hospital in Bangalore on Wednesday following a brief illness.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • A leading nuclear physicist associated with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been charged with terrorism offences by a Paris judge after investigators said that he offered to work with the North African branch of Al-Qaeda.
  • Mumbai-born and Chicago-raised Eboo Patel, a charismatic Muslim scholar who fights fanaticism and religious intolerance, has been named in the fifth annual Best Leaders issue of the US News & World Report magazine
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • In the first signs of political trouble in Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress party, the state minister for women and child welfare Konda Surekha tendered her resignation to the state governor ND Tiwari on Thursday evening.
Top Science Current Affairs
  • Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California detected water, methane and carbon dioxide -- the basic chemistry for life -- in the planet named HD 209458b, NASA said.
Top Special Day Current Affairs
  • Marking the International Day of Non-Violence, the United Nations has released a stamp of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 140th birth anniversary.
Top World Current Affairs
  • Terming United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's forthcoming visit to Pakistan as a 'people-to-people trip', Obama administration's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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