October 2015 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs October 2015: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of October 2015 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
  • Mr. Clean Shashank Manohar has been formally sworn in as the new BCCI President after sudden death of Jagmohan Dalmiya last month. The 58-year-old lawyer from Nagpur said, just after his appointment as BCCI chief, his first priority will be to clean board 's image for restoring faith of the cricket lovers. 
  • West Bengal transport secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay has been named interim state election commissioner after S R Upadhyay put in his papers allegedly succumbing under pressure from political parties following allegations of rampant violence and irregularities in the local body polls. Bandyopadhyay, a senior Indian Administrative Service officer, is slated to take over on 7 October 2015.
  • P.S. Jayakumar took charge as managing director and chief executive officer of the state-run Bank of Baroda (BoB) following a weekend of raids on its Delhi branch by the CBI over a forex fraud case. The chief executive's post at BoB had been vacant for the last 14 months. Jayakumar was named to it by the government on August 14. 
Top Business Current Affairs
  • About 16 lakh trucks went off the roads in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as part of the nationwide indefinite strike by the truckers to protest against the present toll system. Responding to the call given by All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), truck operators' associations in both the Telugu states joined the strike, affecting the movement of goods.
  • India is hoping to expand strategic partnership with Europe’s economic powerhouse Germany by entering into a joint defence production to boost Make in India initiative. The announcement will be done during German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to India from October 4 to 6. 
  • Software major HCL Technologies reported net profit of Rs.1,726 crore for first quarter (July-September) of its fiscal 2015-16, posting 7.9 percent decline year-on-year (YoY) and 3.2 percent sequentially. 
Top Collaboration Current Affairs
  • Indian Super League (ISL) club NorthEast United FC confirmed that they have signed Cameroon defender Andre Bikey as a replacement for the injured Miguel Garcia. 'Miguel Garcia had suffered an Achilles tendon rupture earlier this season, requiring a recovery time of 10 to 12 weeks,' NorthEast United said in a release. 
  • Domestic electronics company Videocon in collaboration with technology giant Microsoft launched the world's first Windows 10-powered TV at a price of Rs.39,990. 
Top Economics Current Affairs
  • Improved investor sentiment and resilience to external shocks are expected to increase India's GDP growth rate to 7.5 percent during 2015-16 and further to 7.8 percent in the next fiscal year, predicts the World Bank. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, as per the bank, is lifted by cheap oil prices and the country's limited exposure to the global financial turmoil.

Top Education Current Affairs
  • Two schools from India feature in the 2015 rankings of The Economist of best business schools in the world. They are IIM Ahmedabad, a 50-year-old legacy institution and SP Jain School of Global Management, an 11-year-old school. The ranking places the SP Jain in the company of Ivy League schools like Chicago Business School, Harvard, MIT, Sloan, Kellogg, Wharton and other great international schools. J
Top Geography Current Affairs
  • Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district was rocked by a low-intensity earthquake. However, there was no loss of life. Tremors of the magnitude 3.8 earthquake were felt for some seconds in several parts of Mandi and nearby districts at 6.34 a.m
Top Incident Current Affairs
  • Thirteen people, including 11 children, were killed and 17 went missing when their tractor-trolley overturned, throwing them into a deep water body in Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh.
Top India Current Affairs
  • India's atomic power company Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is likely to restart its first 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) only in December this year.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • The Supreme court has relaxed its earlier order extending use of Aadhaar card on voluntary basis in social welfare scheme MNREGA, old age pension scheme, provident fund and Prime Minister's Jan Dhan Yojana.
  • After CBI officials raided 13 locations and recovered Rs. 20 crore along with important documents related to Rail Neer scam, cases have been filed against Sandeep Silas and M S Chalia, who were Northern Railways’ Chief Commercial Managers (PS and Catering).
  • Personal mobility devices seller Bird Mobility announced new environmental friendly green personal transportation vehicles for the India market. Bird Mobility will be exclusively distributing small electric vehicles (SeV) Gocycle, Ninebot products, Bird Board Drifter scooter, Acton's M scooter, Rocket skate and Blink (power skate board) in addition to the Segway Personal Transporter (PT) in the Indian market.? 
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Bihar's former deputy chief minister and BJP leader Sushil Modi on Wednesday declined to wear a Muslim skull cap offered by a member of the party's ally HAM in the upcoming state polls citing the humid climate.
  • A popular tourist destination in Kerala, Thekkady has been named the 'world's top emerging destination' in the inaugural Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO Challenge 2015. Thekkady, located in Idukki district and about 250 km from the state capital, shared the award with Albay province of the Philippines.
  • Sitanshu Kar, Spokesperson to Defence Ministry, said that the ministry has approved induction of women as pilots of fighter planes. The first batch of women pilots will fly the fighter planes from June 2017 and will be selected from the current batch of trainees at Air Force Academy. 
  • Mumbai underworld don Chhota Rajan, a former key aide of fugitive Dawood Ibrahim, has been arrested in the Indonesian province of Bali, CBI director Ranjit Sinha confirmed. Rajndera Sadashiv Nikalje alias 'Chhota Rajan', 55, the boss of a major crime syndicate based in India, was arrested on Sunday with the help of Interpol. 
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • The RLSP differed with its ally BJP over the ban on cow slaughter in Bihar if the NDA wins the assembly polls and forms the next government. 'It is not proper to say such things without discussing with all allies,' Rashtriya Lok Samta Party state president Arun Kumar told the media. 
  • Union Finance Ministry said in a statement that the tax department has already collected 50.6 per cent tax of the total Budget estimate for the financial year 2015-16. In the first 6 months of the financial year (April-September 2015), the total collection of indirect tax (including service tax, custom tax, and central excise) has reached Rs. 3.24 lakh crore, which is a jump of 35.8 per cent over the indirect tax collection in the same period last year. 
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • Infosys chief financial officer (CFO) Rajiv Bansal has resigned, the global software major said. 'Bansal has informed the company of his intention to resign. He will be replaced by M.D. Ranganath at the close of business,' the IT firm said in a statement after announcing financial results for the July-September second quarter of fiscal 2015-16. 
Top Social Current Affairs
  • Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman and MD of BSNL, has said that Facebook has entered into a joint initiative with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. for creating one hundred Wi-Fi hotspots in chosen 100 villages in India. As per the understanding, Facebook is all set to invest Rs. 5 crore per annum, for three years in a row, that includes buying of bandwidth from BSNL as well as IT infrastructure services for equipment as well as fibre deployment from Quad Zen and Trimax.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Ace Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza along with her Swiss partner Martina Hingis is continuing their dream run as they won the Wuhan Open women's doubles title against Monica Niculescu- Irina-Camelia Begu duo (unseeded) today in straight sets (6-2, 6-3). This is their 7th title win for the Indo-Swiss pair this year after winning Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston, Wimbledon, the US Open, Guangzhou Open titles. 
  • The celebrated Indo-Swiss pair Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, popularly known as SanTina, has won their 8th trophy of the season by winning the WTA China Open. The top seeded pair defeated the 6th seeded Chinese Taipei duo Yung-Jan Chan and Hao-Ching Chan in a three set encounter (6-7, 6-1, 10-8) that went on for 1 hour and 40 minutes. 
  • World No. 13 P V Sindhu is continuing her rampaging performance USD 650,000 Super Series Premier Denmark Open event as she humiliated former World No.1 Chinese Wang Yihan in the quarter final match and advanced to the semis. The two-time bronze medallist at World Championship, Sindhu, took 45 minutes to defeat the 6th seeded Yihan in straight sets 21-18, 21-19 at the game played at Odense Sports Park. 
  • Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal lost her World No.1 spot to reigning World Champion Carolina Marin as the Badminton World Federation (BWF) updated its rankings on Thursday. Saina's performance in the last two tournaments -- Japan Open and Denmark Open -- where she lost to Japan's Minatsu Mitani in the second round of both the events, led her to drop to No.2 in women's singles. 
  • India’s campaign at French Open Super Series badminton tournament ended after World No. 2 Saina Nehwal crashed out of the tournament in the quarter final match. Top seeded Saina went down to seventh ranked Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in staright sets 9-21, 15-21. 
  • The 2016 National Hockey Championship will be played from April 11 to May 1 in Saifai, Uttar Pradesh.? The championship has been divided into two sections -- A and B. The A section, matches will be held from April 19 to May 1, and the B section ties will be played between April 11-21.? 
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • Chinese handset-maker Coolpad will invest over Rs.300 million in the country in manufacturing, research and development (R&D) and design as it launched a new smartphone -- Coolpad Note 3 -- priced at Rs.8,999.
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