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October 2018 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of October 2019 related to politics, sports, culture, science, awards, person in news, etc. Monthly edition of our current affairs carries important news and events happening in India and around the world. These current affairs are important for competitive examinations such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, Banking, CDS, NDA, LIC, PSC, MAT, CAT, Railways, etc.

Latest current affairs for the month of October 2019 are given below. Hope you like it.


Which Indian city will host the 2nd Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA)? New Delhi
Which category of citizens was recently allowed by the PFRDA to enroll in National Pension Scheme (NPS)? Overseas Citizens of India (OCI)
Who has been appointed as the 47th Chief Justice of India succeeding current Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi? Justice SA Bobde
Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Satya Pal Malik has been transferred and appointed as the new Governor of which state? Goa
Who has been appointed as the first Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Jammu and Kashmir, now a union territory? Girish Chandra Murmu
Who has been appointed as the first Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh? Radha Krishna Mathur
In which state 7th edition of Tawang Festival began on October 29, 2019? Arunachal Pradesh
Which party won the maximum seats in the Haryana assembly elections 2019? BJP
What is India's position in the 2019 Ease of Doing Business rankings? 63rd
After Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli who has become the third Indian batsman to reach the top 10 in all three formats (One Day International, Test and T20)? Rohit Sharma
To create awareness and to take steps against hunger and malnutrition in India which campaign was started by the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP)? Feed Our Future
On which day National Unity Day is celebrated in India? 31st October
Which district became the first kerosene-free district of Gujarat? Gandhinagar
At which place the Colonel Chewang Rinchen Setu was recently inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh? Ladakh
Which Indian cricketer has created a new record of hitting the most number of sixes in a bilateral Test series? Rohit Sharma
Which country has recently stopped the postal services with India? Pakistan
The Government Employees of which Union Territory will now get all 7th CPC Allowances with effect from 31st October 2019? Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh
Which Indian cricketer broke Don Bradman's record of highest average in Test cricket on home soil? Rohit Sharma
On which day Police Commemoration Day 2019 was observed in India? 21st October
A Buddha Circuit Special Train has been started by IRCTC to connect all Buddha pilgrimages located in India and Nepal. How many days it will take to complete its journey? 8 days
UNICEF recently released its State of the World’s Children report for 2019. According to this report what percentage of Indian Children are underweight? 33 per cent
In which Indian state Shirui Lily Festival 2019, a 4-day cultural festival, was inaugurated? Manipur
In which school Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved the proposal to give admission to girls from the session 2021-22? Sainik School
Who was appointed as the Director-General of the National Security Guard (NSG)? Anup Kumar Singh
Which State’s Legislative Council was abolished recently on October 18, 2019? Jammu & Kashmir
Which State topped the India Innovation Index 2019 of NITI Aayog followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra at second and third position respectively? Karnataka
Which Union Territory got the first rank in India Innovation Index 2019? Delhi
According to the report of which international organization, India's economic growth rate for the year 2019 and 2020 will be 6.1 per cent and 7 per cent respectively? IMF
What percentage of growth was recorded in the recently concluded Livestock Census in India as compared to the year 2012? 4.63 per cent
Alarmed by the low percentage of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) which scheme has been launched by the Central Government to encourage girl students to pursue STEM education? Vigyan Jyoti
Chief Minister Pema Khandu rode a motorcycle for more than 122 kilometres to promote adventure tourism in his state. He is the Chief Minister of which state? Arunachal Pradesh
What is the rank of India in Global Hunger Index 2019 of 117 countries? 102
Which scheme was recently launched by FSSAI on the occasion of World Food Day to engage motivated individuals with the food safety ecosystem at ground level? Food Safety Mitra
Who has been appointed as the Union Law Secretary? Anoop Kumar Mendiratta
Which airline becomes first airline to use Taxibot on A320 aircraft with passengers on-board? Taxibot is a robot-used aircraft tractor for taxiing an aircraft from parking bay to runway and vice versa. Air India
What is the name of Indian nun who was declared saint by Pope Francis recently? Mariam Thresia
Which state/UT has started postpaid mobile service after 70 days of ban? Jammu and Kashmir
What was the India’s rank in Global Competitiveness Index 2019? 68
Name the feminist social reformer of Bengal and the first woman to graduate with honours in India for whom Google has recently dedicated a doodle? Kamini Roy
Who is the first Indian captain to score 40 hundreds in international cricket? Virat Kohli
After Union Cabinet’s approval, what is the new honorarium amount that will be given to ASHA workers? Rs 2000 per month
Name the girl who is a graduate in B. Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering and who has created history by becoming the first girl student of the Indian Institute Technology-Madras to win the President of India Prize? Kavitha Gopal
Which state topped the 'School Education Quality Index' released by NITI Aayog? Kerala
Who has become the first-ever Indian cricketer to play 100 T20 internationals? Harmanpreet Kaur
Name the Indian classical musician who has been honoured by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) with a planet named after him? Pandit Jasraj
Who became the second fastest Indian to take 200 Test wickets? Ravindra Jadeja
The UK High Court on Wednesday ruled in favour of India and dismissed Pakistan's claim over funds belonging to the late seventh Nizam of Hyderabad at the time of Partition in 1947. How much fund was involved? 35 million pounds
Which state has imposed a complete ban on all types of tobacco products including storage, advertising and sale of pan-masala products? Rajasthan
PM Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. What is the value of this coin? Rs. 150
Which team won the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 defeating Tamil Nadu in the finals held in Bengaluru? Karnataka
Who has been appointed as the CEO of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIAI)? Pankaj Kumar
Name the former cricketer and captain of Indian team who has been made President of BCCI? Saurav Ganguly
What was the theme of Vigilance Awareness Week observed from 28 October to 02 November 2019 by Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)? Integrity - A way of life
Which city of Uttar Pradesh has been designated as the most polluted in India by the Central Pollution Control Board? Varanasi
Name the pioneer of Chipko movement who has been chosen for the 31st Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the years 2017-18? Chandi Prasad Bhatt
Name the cricketer from Mumbai who has become the youngest in the world (aged 17 years 192 days) to score a double hundred in one-day cricket while playing against Jharkhand? Yashasvi Jaiswal
Name the two PSUs which have been conferred the Maharatna status by the Govt of India HPCL and Power Grid Corporation


On which day World Cities Day is observed across the world? 31st October
Name the Bangladesh captain who has been banned from all cricket for two years, with 12 months suspended, by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after acceptance of three anti-corruption charges by him? Shakib Al Hasan
Prime Minister of which country recently resigned after nationwide protests against tax provisions on using WhatsApp calls along with other austerity measures? Lebanon
Name the leader of terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) who was recently killed in a US military operation? Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Which city is hosting the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)? Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan
On which day United Nations Day was observed across the world? 24th October
Naruhito has formally proclaimed his ascension to the throne as the Emperor of which country? Japan
Joko Widodo has been re-elected as the President of which country? Indonesia
How many women astronauts did a spacewalk, without a male astronaut, for the first time in the history of Space? Two
Name the CEO of Oracle who passed away recently at the age of 62? Mark Hurd
On which day International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed across the world? 17th October
Name the Argentine footballer (also plays for Barcelona) who became the only player to win European Golden Shoe award for 6th time and the only player to win the award for three years in a row? Lionel Messi
Which actress has made a world record of getting more than 1 million followers on Instagram in 5 hours 16 minutes? Jennifer Aniston
The Booker Prize for the year 2019 has been given jointly to Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo for their work ____________ and ____________ respectively. The Testaments
Girl, Woman, Other
On which day International Rural Women Day is observed across the world? 15th October
Which rule will decide a winner during a tie cricket match as per the new ICC rule? Super Over
Who won Nobel Prize for Economics 2019? Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer
Who won Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 for developing lightweight, energy-efficient and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries? Akira Yoshino, M Stanley Whittingham and John B Goodenough
Who won Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology? Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz and James Peebles
On which day World Post Day is observed across the world? 9th October
Which country was ranked number one with 84.8 points in Global Competitiveness Index 2019? Singapore
What is the name of NASA’s recently launched a satellite to study the ionosphere to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space? ICON
Name the legendary cosmonaut who was the first person to do space walk in 1965 but died recently at the age of 85? Alexei Leonov
Who won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to secure a peace deal between Ethiopia and its neighbour Eritrea and put an end to the over 20-year-old border conflict? Abiy Ahmed Ali
On which day International Day of the Girl Child is observed across the world? 11th October
Which United Nations' agency recently became the first to make transactions in cryptocurrency? UNICEF
Who has been awarded with the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature? Olga Tokarczuk
Who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature? Peter Handke
Who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discoveries of "how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability"? William G Kaelin Jr, Peter J Ratcliffe & Gregg L Semenza
On which day World Teachers Day was observed across the world with the theme - Young Teachers: The future of the Profession? 5th October
Which country has announced to leave membership of OPEC due to internal financial problems? Ecuador

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