October 2010 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs October 2010: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of October 2010 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
  • K Vijay Kumar has been appointed the new director general of the Central Reserve Police Force. Vijay, who was reportedly handpicked by Home Minister P Chidambaram for the job, will replace Vikram Shrivatsava as the CRPF DG.
  • Meanwhile Syed Ali Shah Geelani has been re-elected chairman of his group, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) for a term of three years. Geelani's term was to expire on Sunday and he was elected unopposed, according to a spokesman here.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • The 2010 Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to Robert G Edwards 'for the development of in vitro fertilisation'.
  • Musician A R Rahman has been chosen for the Indira Gandhi Award National Integration for the year 2009. Rahman shares the award with Narainpur Ashram branch of Ramkrishna Mission in Chhattisgarh for their services in promoting and preserving national integration in the country.
  • British author Howard Jacobsen won the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his book The Finkler Question.
  • Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave away the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for 2009 and 2010 to 20 scientists for their achievement in the field of science and technology on 20 October 2010.
  • E-voting researcher Hari Krishna Prasad Vemuru has won the prestigious 2010 Pioneer Awards conferred by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, San Francisco. Vemuru is one, among three other winners. The award is a vindication of sort for Vemuru, a security researcher in India who recently revealed security flaws in India's electronic voting machines were jailed,  interrogated politically harassed
  • Works by three Indian authors are among six shortlisted for the US $ 50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian literature, a newly-instituted literary award given annually to writers on themes such as culture, politics and history of the region. Manju Kapur's The Immigrant, Neel Mukherjee's A Life Apart and Amit Chaudhuri's The Immortals have been shortlisted for the prestigious award.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • Billed as America's largest-ever arms deal with a foreign country, US announced its plans to sell up to $60 billion worth of aircraft, helicopters and other weapons to Saudi Arabia apparently aimed at sending a strong message to Iran.
  • India and South Korea have reached an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation.This was announced after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak held bilateral discussions in Hanoi on the sidelines of the 8th Asean-India Summit and the 5th East Asia Summit.
Top Collaboration Current Affairs
  • Expressing concern over China supplying nuclear reactors to Pakistan, India said the global community should closely look at the collaboration considering.Islamabad's track record on nuclear technology
  • To enhance the defence cooperation and military-to-military relations between the two armies, India and Russian joint military exercises focusing on counter- terrorism training began on Friday at Chaubattia in Uttarakhand.
  • India and Japan concluded CEPA (Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement) during Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Sigh’s visit to Japan which lasted from 24 to 26th October 2010.


Top Incident Current Affairs
  • At least 35 people have been killed after their boat capsized on Sunday night in the river Ganga in Bihar's Buxar district. 
Top India Current Affairs
  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, said here that Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi would be accorded the status of a state guest during his three-day visit starting on October 4.
  • In a significant step which will enable it to engage in international nuclear commerce, India signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC) which sets parameters on a nuclear operator's financial liability, at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • Defence Minister A K Antony and his Russian counterpart Anatoly Serdyukov, who met in New Delhi over the last two days, also decided to take forward the joint fifth generation combat jets and mutirole transport aircraft projects over the next 10 years, under which India would get about 250-300 FGFAs and 45 MTAs.
  • After a gap of 19 years, India was elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, a position which would help it push more aggressively for the reform of the world body's top organ.
  • India and Germany decided to stay in 'close contact' and work with other G-4 members--Japan and Brazil-- to impart fresh momentum to their efforts for reforms of the UN Security Council as both sides discussed ways to strengthen their strategic cooperation.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Most of the rooms at the top luxury hotels in Mumbai, including the Taj and Trident which were targeted during the 26/11 terror attacks, have been booked for United States President Barack Obama's visit next month.Nearly 560 rooms in Taj Mahal hotel, 120 rooms in Taj President and 90 rooms each in Oberoi and Grand Hyatt have been booked ahead of Obama's tour.
  • Chhewang Nima, a Nepalese Sherpa famous in mountaineering circles for climbing the Mount Everest 19 times, has gone missing after being struck by an avalanche while nearing the peak of Mount Baruntse in Nepal.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • Judges of the Supreme Court and high courts would be subject to the scrutiny of a high-level committee and those facing serious charges of misconduct may be asked to step down, according to a new bill that was approved by the Union Cabinet.
  • Popular balladeer Ghaddar formally launched a new party Telangana Praja Front with the slogan of 'self respect, self rule and equal rights'.
  • Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said that he agreed with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's statement that the Allahabad high court's verdict on Ayodhya did not amount to a victory for anyone, and asked the Sangh to advise Bharatiya Janata Party leaders to exercise restraint.
  • Supreme Court in its judgment has shown serious concern over dowry deaths. The Supreme Court ruled that such cases should be treated as the rarest of rare ones and death penalty should be awarded to the offenders.
Top Report Current Affairs
  • Nissan, Japan's third-largest automaker unveiled Fuga luxury sedan. With the unveiling of the Fuga, Nissan stepped into the hybrid car market.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • As part of its ambitious plans to put a man on the moon, China on Friday launched its second unmanned lunar probe to test soft-landing technologies for another mission slated for 2013, the same year when India plans to launch Chandrayaan-II.
  • The government is all set to hire 13 twin-engine, armour-plated turbine helicopters from private operators on wet lease for movement of troops in Maoist-hit areas and surveillance purpose.
Top World Current Affairs
  • The Pakistani Taliban stepped up attacks on NATO vehicles and oil-tankers carrying essentials for US-led troops in Afghanistan destroying upto 80 trucks in five days and killing a driver in a major assault since Pakistan closed a key border crossing almost a week ago.
  • In a major setback to Taliban, missiles fired from US drones have killed its top commander and group's deputy chief Qari Hussain Mehsud, mastermind of many suicide attacks across Pakistan.
  • Pakistan is closely collaborating with China to launch a joint space communications satellite next year that will be a milestone in their friendship, the country's envoy said the new satellite called Paksat-1R will bring immense economic benefits to Pakistan.
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