Current Affairs October 2019

Current Affairs October 2019: General Awareness Section can be the easiest and qualifying section in most competitive exams with the right focus. To bag a good score in these sections one must follow the current affairs for at least a few minutes on a daily basis.

Current affairs are vastly diversified with topics from politics, finance, sports, etc and getting lost in this vastness might be confusing sometimes. It is essential for the candidates who are preparing for competitive exams to know what topics to focus on instead of wandering. GK can be divided into static and dynamic.

Static GK will involve topics from Indian History, Geography, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, etc and these topics can be grasped by various general knowledge-based books.

Dynamic GK, on the other hand, will be based on daily happenings around the world and following them regularly will aid in cracking the competitive exams. For dynamic GK, start by reading news from quality outlets. You can start right away by bookmarking this article GK Current Affairs Quiz

Current Affairs October 2019 is specifically designed to provide you with the information on top happenings around the world to make sure your limited and precious time is well spent. Whether you are preparing for a written test or an interview of any competitive exam, you have come to the right place to enhance your GK knowledge.

Current Affairs October 2019

October 2019 Current Affairs – Awards

Nobel Prize 2019 – Awards

  • Physiology – William Kaelin, Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza
  • Economics – Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer
  • Physics – James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz
  • Chemistry – John Goodenough, Stanley whittingham and Akira Yoshino
  • Literature – Olga Tokarczuk (2018) Peter Handke (2019)
  • Peace – Abiy Ahmed Ali (Ethiopia Prime Minister)

Important Awards

  • “India’s Most Powerful Women in Media” award- kalli Purie – (India Today’s Vice Chairperson)
  • UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award 2019- Azizbek Ashurov
  • 15th International Children’s Peace Prize 2019 – Greta Thunberg & Divina Maloum.

EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2019

  1. Shiva Nadar – Indian billionaire industrialist and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation
  2. Azim Premji – Indian business tycoon, investor, engineer, and philanthropist, who is the chairman of Wipro Limited.
  3. Mukesh Ambani – Indian business magnate, the chairman, managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by its market value.

Booker Prize 2019

The 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction was announced on 14 October 2019.

  • Margaret Atwood (‘The Testament’)
  • Bernardine Evaristo (‘Girl, Women, Other’)

October 2019 Current Affairs – Appointment

  • 47th Chief Justice of India – Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde
  • Controller General of Accounts – Mr J.P.S. Chawla
  • National Security Guard – DG ‘ – Anup Kumar Singh
  • BCCI – President – Sourav Ganguly
  • ICC – Independent Director – Indra Nooyi
  • European Central Bank, President – Christine Lagarde
  • IAEA, DG – Rafael Mariano
  • Indonesia’s President (2nd Term) – Joko Widodo
  • Portugal – Prime Minister Antonio Costa
  • Tunisia – President – Kais Saied
  • Chief of Airport Authority in India – Arvind Singh
  • CM of Haryana(2nd Term) – Manohar Lal Khattar
  • 1st lieutenant governor of J&K – G.C. Murmu
  • 1st lieutenant governor of Ladakh – Radha Krishna Mathur
  • 1st woman PM of Belgium – Sophie Wilmes

October 2019 Current Affairs – Rankings

  • Military Strength Ranking 2019
    #1 – USA and  #4 – India
  • Global Competitiveness Index Main by World Economic Forum
    #1 – Singapore, #68 – India(-10)
  • Henley Passport Index, 2019
    #1 – Singapore and Japan, #82 – India
  • Forbes India Rich List 2019
    #1- Mukesh Ambani (12th consecutive year)
  • India Innovation Index 2019
    By: NITI Aayog
    #1 – Karnataka #2 – Tamilnadu #3 – Maharastra
  • Global Hunger Index 2019
    #1 Belarus
    #102 India
  • First Global Health Security Index 2019
    #1 USA
    #57 India

October 2019 Current Affairs – Govt. Initiatives

  • Boeing 777-300ER – India’s First Special Aircraft – Missile Defence System – That Will Serve President, Vice President & Prime Minister (June 2020)
  • First Government Operated day-care recreation centre for senior citizens – Leh
  • Suman Scheme for Pregnant Women – Provides free maternity healthcare benefits for pregnant women, new mothers (for upto 6 months post-delivery) and all sick new-borns.
  • “Bharat ki Laxmi” – an initiative by PM Narendra Modi
    – Brand Ambasaddor – Deepika Padukone and P.V.Sindhu
  • Odisha government has signed a letter of understanding (LoU) with UNICEF to Provide Safe Drinking Water in the State

October 2019 Current Affairs – Sports

Tokyo Olympics

  • Gold Medal – Shiva Thapa and Pooja Rani
  • Silver Medal – Ashish Chaudhary

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 Winner – Karnataka

Bahrain International Series 2019 (Badminton) – Men’s Singles Title -Priyanshu Rajawat

World Youth Chess Championship, Mumabai – Gold Medal – R. Praggnanandhaa

Golden Shoe Award – Lionel Messi (6th golden shoe Award

9th Yonex Dutch Open, Netherland – Men’s Singles – Lakshya Sen

11th AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship, Russia – Silver Medal – Manju Rani

October 2019 Current Affairs – Events

  • ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup Venue – South Africa
  • Interpol 91st General Assembly – India
  • Two Female Astronauts of United States of America have become the first all-female to carry out a spacewalk – Christina koch and Jessica Meir

Important Events Venue – Delhi

  • Drone Innovators Network Summit-2019 By: World Economic Forum(WEF)
  • India Sports Summit – Fitness: $10 Billion Opportunity By: the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
  • 11th Nuclear Energy Conclave for 2019 Theme: “Economics of Nuclear PowerInnovation towards Safer & Cost Effective Technologies”

Important Events

  • 10th Indo-US joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar 2019
    Venue: Seattle, US
  • 2nd Indo-Japan joint military exercise “Dharma Guardian 2019”
    Venue: Vairengte, Mizoram
  • 1st National Hindi science writers conference 2019
    Venue: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Important Days – October 2019 Current Affairs

  • October 2– 150th Gandhi Jayanti International Day of Non-Violence 2019
  • October 11– International Day of the Girl Child Theme: “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable
  • October 4-10 – World Space Theme: “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”
  • October 16– ‘World Food Day’ October 17- International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • October 5: World Teachers day Theme – Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession.
  • 24th October– United Nations day
  • October 10– World Mental Health Day Theme: “suicide prevention”.

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