October 2013 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs October 2013: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of October 2013 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
  • An Indian-American Sikh lawyer Gurbir Grewal has been nominated as a county prosecutor in New Jersey. Gurbir Grewal was formally nominated by Governor Chris Christie to be the next Bergen county prosecutor
  • Mr. P. K. Sundaresan, is appointed as Company Secretary of the Company with effect from October 01, 2013. Further the Company has informed that, Mr. P. K. Sundaresan Company Secretary, is appointed as Compliance Officer of the Company with effect from October 01, 2013 of Binny Ltd.
  • The Sports Ministry is all set to appoint Australian Terry Walsh as head coach of the Indian men’s hockey team. SAI Director General Jiji Thomson has said that Walsh’s name has been forwarded to the Sports Ministry and it will take a week’s time for clearing his appointment. A monthly salary of Australian dollar 12,000 has also been recommended by SAI.
  • IFCI Ltd has informed BSE that Ms. Kiran Sahdev has been appointed as Director on the Board of the Company.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • India has been leading the global chart of remittances as staggering $71 billion in remittances in 2013, which is almost three times the FDI done in 2012 as per the World Bank forecast. The countries which top the chart are India with $71 billion, China with $60 billion, the Philippines with $26 billion, Mexico with $22 billion, Nigeria getting $21 billion, and Egypt receiving $20 billion. Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ukraine and Vietnam are the other major recipients.
  • India will begin supply of electricity to Bangladesh from October 5. The two countries have now a new transmission line through which the supply between the countries will begin. This would be the first time high voltage direct current transmission between two countries will begin.
  • Indian Oil Corp (IOC) emerged as the only bidder for the stakes in Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd or the HPL where the offer is of less than Rs 3,000 crore. RIL perceived as the most powerful bidder did not bid by the deadline at noon, and as per sources RIL had objection regarding the West Bengal government’s process of receiving the bids in a sealed envelope in place of an open auction
  • Five agreements will be signed between India and Russia for strategic collaboration pertaining to global as well as bilateral matters. This was decided in the annual summit level talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Vladimir Putin at Moscow.
  • The 1st unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) has started generating power and has supplied though only 20% of its capacity to the southern power grid as per a report by Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. On October 25, the 1,000 MW unit synced again with the grid. It generated 200 MW power on October 28, though on October 27 it had generated only 188 MW.
  • BBM has got 80 million active monthly users. The app was unveiled on iOS and Android on October 21 and had been downloaded by 20 million users after that. The app facilitates message exchange as well as notifies users when the message is delivered and read
Top Collaboration Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh?'s four-day visit to Brunei and Indonesia has concluded. He was there to expand India’s ‘Look East’ policy of looking beyond economic ties and extending collaboration in many areas like anti-terrorism, disaster management, security ?and dealing corruption. Prime Minister also held bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan and Australia.
Top Entertainment Current Affairs
  • Bollywood couple Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan is going to host the inaugural fundraising event for amfAR. Hollywood star Sharon Stone will also be coming to India for a special performance at the event. amfAR is a foundation for AIDS research in Mumbai. This event by amfAR will be similar to its other events across the globe that includes a black-tie dinner and auction.
  • After the successful launch of mega serial 24, COLORS has launched an interactive mobile game 'Safari Storme 24 - The Game'. With this 3D game, viewers will get an opportunity to experience the real time action of the serial offline. The game is developed by Gameshastra Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Top Incident Current Affairs
  • The death toll in the Patna serial blasts reached six with the bomber’s death late. He was grievously injured when a bomb exploded while he was planting it at Patna railway junction. 83 people who were injured were admitted to Patna Medical College and Hospital on Sunday and now 38 are being treated.
Top India Current Affairs
  • Andhra Pradesh was shrouded in darkness and massive industrial loss when the thermal plants were shut and many villages and towns had their electric supply snapped off. Normal life is paralyzed in 13 districts as three days of power blackout is there in Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said that in the recent financial market turmoil, India was hit the most strongly but our country has also made the ‘strongest recovery’. India has rebounded in spite of all the volatility. He was part of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led high-level delegation to Indonesia and said this while coming back from Indonesia.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • SMS was banned in Uttar Pradesh in a bid to restrict VHP or Vishwa Hindu Parishad's 'Sankalp Sabha' which was to be held today. 1,200 persons were arrested as a preventive measure. Strict vigilance was there on the people’s movement in Ayodhya and Faizabad’s borders were sealed on Thursday itself.
  • Kareena Kapoor Khan has contributed to the global entertainment industry and for this she will be honoured by Asian Sunday newspaper and Members of Parliament. Newspaper is going to launch its London edition at House of Commons on 29th October and Kareena will be honoured on the same occasion by Cross-party politicians on the behalf of the British government.
Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Manna Dey, the veteran playback singer succumbed today at a hospital in Bangalore after a long illness. He was 94 years of age and was getting treated at Narayana Hrudayalaya. He was suffering for 5 months and had respiratory problems. He had a cardiac arrest and breathed his last at 3:50 am.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Priyanka Chopra is supporting the crusade against cancer and thinks that no one should go untreated for cancer, and the treatment should be given to people suffering from the disease. She also added that not many can avail the facilities and afford the treatment.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • Rahul Gandhi’s recent remarks 'government of the youth' is coming to power in 2014 at a rally in Uttar Pradesh has again caused a stir among the party. Now everyone is projecting him as a prime minister candidate in the parliamentary elections next year. Congress spokesperson PC Chacko said that every Congressman wishes Rahul Gandhi to take up the reins of administration after the 2014 elections.
Top Social Current Affairs
  • A Twitter Conference on a global level was organized by the Planning Commission and the topic delved with the life and message of Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate 144th birth anniversary celebrations. The conference was moderated by Sam Pitroda, Chairman National Innovation Council.
  • Now users who are below the age of 18 years will be able to share their posts and images with the public on Facebook. Earlier the teenagers were able to share the pictures and posts only with family and their friends. They could now change the settings manually. Facebook thinks that the teenagers are the most tech savvy.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • The basketball team from India grabbed a bronze at the U-21 3ON3 International Challenge held at Beijing from September 28-30. The team members include Lovneet Atwal, Ajay Pratap Singh, Amit Kanarjee and P. Vijay.
  • Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirement. In a press statement done through BCCI Tendulkar specified the 200th Test will be his last one. The 200th test may be held in Mumbai against the West Indies, next month. This announcement has ended all the speculations which were there regarding his retirement. Tendulkar had retired from ODIs in December 2012.
  • Sachin Tendulkar had expressed his desire to play his last match in front of his home crowd, while there is a tussle going on among the local cricket associations to get the hosting rights of the farewell match. Tendulkar is supposed to play his 199th match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata while his 200th match will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from November 14-18 before he signs off from all formats of the game.
  • 15 yr old Jehan Daruvala won at the British Karting Championship and is now in the league of F1 champions like Jenson Button and Nigel Mansell, the champions earlier. Jehan’s coach and mentor Terry Fullerton said Jehan faced tough driving conditions and also stiff competition from the experienced team mate Ticktum.
  • Indian boxers created history in the World Boxing Championship being held at Almaty (Kazakhstan) when as many as five boxers got into the quarterfinals for the very first time. If they win one more match they will get the bronze. In 2011 four boxers had reached the quarterfinals in Azerbaijan. This time Satish Kumar (+91kg), Sumit Sangwan (81kg), Manoj Kumar (64kg), Vikash Malik (60kg) and Shiva Thapa (56kg) are in the final list of eight.
  • Next year’s World Twenty20 Championship inaugural match will be played between the Indian cricket team and Pakistan team. Twenty20 Championship is scheduled in Bangladesh from 16th March to 6th April. In this 22 day tournament, 60 tournament matches will be played, consisting of 35 men's and 25 women's matches, at Chittagong, Dhaka and Sylhet.
  • Saurav Ghosal created history as he is the first Indian to who has got entry into the quarter-finals of the AJ Bell PSA World Squash Championship. This is the most acclaimed competition in the game. Ranked 17 in the world, Ghosal was down in two games but then etched a historic win over Finland’s Henrik Mustonen who is ranked 40th.
Top Summit Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reached Began Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei to participate in the 11th India-Asean Summit and the 8th East Asia Summit. PM while leaving for the trip stated that this would offer the Asean or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations members to monitor and further boost the partnership.
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