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October 2018 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of October 2020 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 2020 are given below. Hope you like it.


What was the theme of Vigilance Awareness Week observed by the Government of India from 27.10.2020 to 02.11.2020? Vigilant India, Prosperous India
From which country India has procured 11,000 sets of extended cold weather clothing system (ECWCS) and dispatched to forward areas where Indian troops are braving the cold? USA
Name the veteran BJP leader who passed away on October 29, 2020 at the age of 92? He was the former Chief Minister of Gujarat. Keshubhai Patel
Who has developed a simple messaging application called the Secure Application for the Internet (SAI) that support end-to-end secure voice, text and video calling services for the Android platform over the internet? Indian Army
When is the first phase of Bihar Elections scheduled to be held? October 28
Which airlines has begun facilitating COVID-19 testing for its passengers in India? SpiceJet
On which day Infantry Day is observed to mark the landing of first Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 to push back Pakistan supported intruders? October 27
What was India's rank out of 107 countries in the recent Global Hunger Index 2020? 94th
Which Indian State will set up the world's biggest zinc smelter project? Gujarat
Heeng (Asafoetida) will now be cultivated in India for the first time. In which state it will be cultivated? Himachal Pradesh
The Union Cabinet has approved the adoption of Panchayati Raj Act in which Union Territory? Jammu and Kashmir
Name the Delhi Capitals (DC) batsman who on October 20, 2020, became the first cricketer in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to score back-to-back centuries? Shikhar Dhawan
Which Indian State will be setting up Oxygen Generation Plants in all medical colleges and 17 district hospitals of the state to ensure the availability and timely supply of medical oxygen to COVID hospitals? Chhattisgarh
Which Indian State has decided to implement the smart blackboard scheme in more than 80,000 Government schools? Tamil Nadu
Which ship, an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvette, was commissioned into the Indian Navy on October 22, 2020? INS Kavaratti
Which Indian State has been ranked at the top in the Anemia Mukt Bharat (AMB) Index among the 29 states in India? Haryana
The National Green Tribunal ruled on October 20, 2020 that the environmental clearance given to Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project is in violation of law. The project is being undertaken in which state? Telangana
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited by which country to celebrate the nation's 50 years of Independence on March 26, 2021? Bangladesh
Which State / UT is going to run Hydrogen-Enriched Compressed Natural Gas buses as a part of its anti-pollution drive? Delhi
To which country, India will transfer one of its kilo-class submarines, INS Sindhuvir? Myanmar
Which AFMS Command Hospital has won the Raksha Mantri Trophy for being the Best Command Hospital? Air Force Command Hospital Bengaluru
Name the renowned Malayalam poet, a recipient of Jnanpith Award (2019), Padma Shri (2017) and Sahitya Akademi Award (1971), who passed away on October 15? A A Namboothiri
Who was the first Indian to win Academy Award for her costume design in the film Gandhi (1982)? She died on October 15 at the age of 91. Bhanu Athaiya
What was the theme of World Students Day 2020 observed on October 15, 2020? It was observed to mark the birth anniversary of Shri APJ Abdul Kalam. Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace
Name the renowned Kuchipudi dancer, a recipient of Padma Shri (2001) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1991), who passed away on October 14? Sobha Naidu
Which Union Ministry launched Jan Andolan Campaign on COVID-19? Ministry of AYUSH
Prime Mininster Narendra Modi will be releasing a coin in which denomination to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)? Rs 75
India's per capita GDP is expected to slump by how much per cent in 2020, as per latest IMF World Economic Outlook projections? 10.5 per cent
Indian Government has extended how much subsidy on transportation of notified fruits and vegetables through Kisan Rail Trains? 50 percent
How many Rajya Sabha seats will go to polls on November 9, 2020? 11
Whose 100th birth anniversary was observed on October 12, 2020? He was one of the founding members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Vijaya Raje Scindia
Who has assumed charge as the new Chairman of State Bank of India (SBI)? Dinesh Kumar Khara
Name the Union Minister who has been given additional charge of the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution? Piyush Goyal
What is the new brand name of India's premium cotton? Kasturi
Which State / UT government has decided to exempt road tax on battery-operated vehicles? Delhi
What is the name of the anti-radiation missile that was successfully test-fired by DRDO on October 9, 2020? Rudram
According to the World Bank, India's economy is expected to contract by how much per cent in the current fiscal year (2020-21)? 9.6 percent
Which Indian State has legally challenge the Centre's farm reform laws in the Supreme Court? Chhattisgarh
With which country India has agreed to work towards the operationalization of Sittwe Port in the first quarter of 2021? Myanmar
Cinema halls and multiplexes have been allowed to operate in India with how much seating capacity? 50 per cent
Which country will partner with India for ISRO's Venus mission scheduled to be launched in 2025? France
Which company has developed new RT-PCR kit to detect COVID-19 in 2 hours? Reliance
Name the the world's longest highway tunnel (9.02 kilometres) that has been inaugurated on October 3, 2020 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rohtang? Atal Tunnel
What is the name of low-cost COVID-19 diagnostic procedure developed by IIT Kharagpur and certified by ICMR? The procedure will cost only Rs 500. COVIRAP
Which Indian state has become the first Hal Ghar Jal state in the country by providing tap water connection to every rural household? Goa
Which international organisation has halted its operations in India after its bank accounts were frozen for breaking rules on foreign funding laws? Amnesty International
Which state's governor has approved a bill that seeks to provide 7.5 per cent reservation for government school students in medical admission? Tamil Nadu


Which country has targeted to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050? Japan
Which country has taken over the Chairmanship of Governing Body of International Labour Organisation (ILO) after a gap of 35 years? India
Which country has launched a 'no mask, no service' policy in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic? Bangladesh
Which country has become the third Arab country to normalise relations with Israel in the last two months after Bahrain and the UAE? The deal was brokered with the help of US President Donald Trump. Sudan
Which country has sought financial support worth USD 500 million from the World Bank for COVID 19 vaccine in the country? Bangladesh
Which telecommunication company has been selected by NASA to build the first-ever cellular network on Moon? Nokia
On which day United Nations Day is observed? October 24
Which country has banned sale of natural gas and coal-bed methane (CBM) to self under its newly notified gas marketing freedom guidelines? India
On which day World Statistics Day was observed across the world? October 20
Which country has been re-elected as the President of the International Solar Alliance? India
Who have won the Nobel Prize 2020 in Economic Sciences category? They were awarded Nobel Prize for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats. Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson
Which country has become the first nation to get Blue Flag certification for 8 beaches in the very first attempt? India
Who beat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to win the French Open men's single title? Rafael Nadal
Who won the French Open women's single title? Iga Swiatek
What is the name of the World War II bomb that was detonated underwater in Poland? It was dropped by the British Royal Air Force in an attack on a Nazi warship in 1945. Tallboy
On which day World Food Day was observed across the world? October 16
On which day International Day of Rural Women was observed across the world? October 15
Which country failed to get elected to the UN Human Rights Council during this year's elections conducted on October 12, 2020? Saudi Arabia
Who won the Nobel Peace Prize 2020 for its efforts to combat hunger? World Food Programme (WFP)
Three scientists Roger Penrose, Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel was awarded the Nobel Prize 2020 in which category? Physics
For the discovery of which virus, Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice? Hepatitis C
Who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 for the development of a revolutionary tool for genome editing- CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors? Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna
Which country's women's cricket team has equaled world-record for most consecutive (21) ODI victories? Australia
On which day World Habitat Day 2020 is observed across the world? October 5
Which European nation has become the 190th member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)? Andorra
What was the theme of World Statistics Day observed on October 20, 2020? Connecting the world with the data we can trust
Which country recently test-fired Tsirkon hypersonic missile having a speed of Mach 8? This missile has speed 8 times the speed of sound (Mach 8)? Russia
Name the legendary actor who died at the age of 91? He was famous for his portrayal of James Bond in movies. Sean Connery
Which South Korean company topped the world's best employer rankings released by US business magazine Forbes? Samsung

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