October 2017 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs October 2017: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of October 2017 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
  • Actor Anupam Kher has been appointed as the chairman of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). He has replaced Gajendra Chauhan. 
  • John Flint has been appointed as the chief executive officer of HSBC Bank. He will replace Stuart Gulliver.
  • Gautam Bambawale has been appointed as India's new Ambassador to China. Bambawale is an Indian Foreign Service Officer of the 1984 batch. He will succeed Vijay Gokhale.
  • Anil Khaitan, Chairman of SNK Corp has taken over as the new President of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. SNK Corporation chairman, Anil khaitan has replaced Gopal Jeevrajaka.
  • Birendra Prasad Baishya has been re-elected president of the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) in the Annual General Body Meeting.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne has been awarded with the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for decisive contributions to the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) detector and the observation of gravitational waves.
  • Britain's Kazuo Ishiguro has been selected for the Nobel Prize for Literature 2017
  • Indian President Ram Nath Kovind presented 'Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award' to Bindeshwar Pathak for his immense contribution towards getting rid of manual scavenging.
  • Actor Rajkummar Rao has been nominated in the 'Best Performance by an Actor' category at the 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) for his film 'Newton'. 
  • Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development  Bank , in the early hours of yesterday in Des Moines, the capital city of Iowa, United States of America, became the sixth African to be awarded the World Food Prize in a ceremony witnessed by two former African  Presidents.
  • Famous Indian music composers Usha Khanna, Bappi Lahiri, Anu Malik and playback singers Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan have been selected for the Madhya Pradesh government's prestigious National Lata Mangeshkar Award.
  • Writer, film producer and former actress Twinkle Khanna has been awarded with the Popular Choice Award at the sixth edition of Bangalore Literature Festival for her book "The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad". 
Top Business Current Affairs
  • India on 02 october 2017 received its first ever shipment crude oil from the US, with State-owned Indian Oil Corporation Ltd importing 1.6 million barrels at the Paradip Port in Odisha. IndianOil became the first Indian public sector refiner from India to source US crude, has placed a cumulative order of 3.9 million barrels from the US.
  • Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world's richest person with a net worth of $91.6 billion. 
Top India Current Affairs
  • Indian Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu unveiled a 1.8-metre-tall bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on the occasion of the 148th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the setting up of India's first marine police training institute at Gujarat's Devbhumi Dwarka district. 
  •  Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the Rs 4,337-crore Bhadbhut Barrage project in Bharuch, Gujarat. It aims to stop the ingress of salinity along the Narmada River.
  • According to Brand Finance’s Nation Brands 2017, India is ranked the eighth most valuable nation brand while the United States retained its top position and China is at second spot in this list.

Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Former Union minister and socialist leader Purushottam Lal Kaushik died. He was 87.
  • Veteran historian of medieval India and noted educational administrator, Satish Chandra passed away. He was 95.
  • Famous Malayalam film director I V Sasi died. He was 67.
  • Eminent classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi died. She was 88.
Top Report Current Affairs
  • India has ranked 28th out of 30 countries in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index 2017 published by Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS). Denmark has retained the top spot in this index for sixth consecutive year.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • International Cricket Council announced New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson as the event ambassador for the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2018.
  • Indian golfer Ajeetesh Sandhu won the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship to clinch his maiden Asian Tour title.
  • Switzerland's Roger Federer defeated Spain's Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament title. 
  • Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated Nick Kyrgios of Australia to win the China Open 2017.
  • Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar romped home to a three-shot victory at the Macao Open to bag his eighth Asian Tour title. 
  • Indian captain Virat Kohli became only the second batsman in cricket history to hit a century in his 200th ODI. South Africa's AB de Villiers is the only other player to hit a ton in his 200th ODI. 
  • India's star shutter Kidambi Srikanth won the French Open Super Series Badminton Tournament men's singles title. This is his fourth Super Series title.
Top World Current Affairs
  • Like other countries of the European Union, the Austrian government has banned the wearing of burqa in the country and other things that hide the face in public places and buildings. Those who violate this rule will be fined up to 150 euros.
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