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Current Affairs October 2021

October 2021 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of October 2021 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 2021 are given below. Hope you like it.


Name the actor who passed away at the age of 82 years? He played the iconic role of Ravana in popular TV-serial Ramayana directed by late Ramanand Sagar. Arvind Trivedi
Name the comic book character created by Pran Kishore Sharma which has been chosen to be the mascot of Namami Gange programme? Chacha Chaudhary
Name the Tamil film directed by filmmaker Vinothraj PS which has been selected as India's official entry for the 94th Academy Awards also knows as Oscar Award? Koozhangal (Pebbles)
What was the theme of Vigilance Awareness Week 2021 that was observed from 26.10.21 to 01.11.21? Independent India @ 75: Self Reliance and Integrity
Which team won the Durand Cup football trophy defeating Mohammadan Sporting in the finals? FC Goa
Who has been reappointed as the Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? Shaktikanta Das
Name the Kannada actor who passed away on October 29, 2021 due to cardiac arrest at the age of 46? Puneeth Rajkumar
Which State/UT has decided to resume Mukhya Mantri Teerth Yatra Yojna? Delhi
The Dearness allowance (DA) for central government employees has been hiked by how much from July 2021? Now the total Dearness allowance is 31%. 3%
Name the former cricketer who has applied for the post of head coach of the Indian cricket team? Rahul Dravid
On which date 18th ASEAN-India Summit was held? 28th October
In which State, six persons were found infected with the new coronavirus variant AY.4? Madhya Pradesh
Who has been conferred with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award? Rajinikanth
Who won the Best Actress award at the 67th National Film Awards? Kangana Ranaut
Who won the Best Actor award at the 67th National Film Awards? Manoj Bajpayee & Dhanush
Which two renowned film directors will be honoured with Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa? Martin Scorsese and Istvan Szabo
Out of 113 countries, what is the rank of India in the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2021? 71st
Who has been awarded 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence for his contribution in the field of medicine and pandemic awareness? Dr Randeep Guleria
Which team won the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the final? Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Which Indian footballer has broken Brazilian legend Pele's international goal record (77)? Sunil Chhetri
Which are the two new teams of the Indian Premier League, taking the total number of IPL teams in the next season to ten? Ahmedabad, Lucknow
Who is the owner of Ahmedabad-based Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise? CVC Capital Partners
What is the name of India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier? INS Vikrant
What is India's rank in the Henley Passport Index 2021 with its passport holders allowed to travel visa-free to 58 countries around the world? 90
Who has topped the Forbes India Rich List 2021 for the 14th consecutive year with a net worth of $92.7 billion? Mukesh Ambani
Which city has been declared as a Dementia-Friendly City? Kochi
Which State got its third International Airport in Kushinagar? Uttar Pradesh
The Reserve Bank of India has retained real GDP growth forecast at how much for the Financial Year 2021-22? 9.5%
Who has won the FIH men’s Hockey Player of the Year award? Harmanpreet Singh
Who has won the FIH women’s Hockey Player of the Year award? Gurjit Kaur
The RBI Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at ___ percent and reverse repo rate unchanged at ___ percent. 4, 3.35
Which State has become the first Indian state to begin organised cultivation of Cinnamon? Himachal Pradesh
The world's largest khadi national flag was inaugurated in which State / Union Territory on 2nd October 2021? Ladakh
Which Bollywood actress has been named the brand ambassador of Uttar Pradesh's one-district, one-product scheme? Kangana Ranaut


Which country won the 2020 Thomas Cup badminton championship (for men) defeating China in the finals? Indonesia
Which country won the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship defeating Nepal in the finals? India
On which day United Nations Day was observed? 24th October
Which country won the 2020 Uber Cup badminton championship (for women) defeating Japan in the finals? China
Name the jailed Russian opposition leader who has been chosen to be awarded the European Union's highest award for human rights - Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2021? Alexei Navalny
According to an announcement made by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, what will be the new name of Facebook? Meta
Which city is hosting the 16th G20 Summit from October 30-31, 2021? Rome
Google Doodle celebrated Japan’s Professor Kano Jigoro with a doodle on October 28, 2021, on the occasion of his 161st birthday. He is known as the father of which sport in Japan? Father of Judo
Which country is the only one to have won the ICC Men's T20 World Cup more than once? West Indies
African Union has suspended which country after the military coup? Sudan
Name the Indian-origin Canadian politician who has been appointed as the new Defence Minister of Canada on October 26, 2021? Anita Anand
Name the inventor of Contact Lens who was honoured by Google Doodle on his 108th birthday on October 27, 2021? Otto Wichterle
Which space agency is preparing to launch the DART mission to prevent the collision of Earth with an asteroid using the "kinetic impactor" technique? NASA (USA)
Which country has became the second one in the world after China to administer over 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine on October 21, 2021? India
On which day International Day for Eradication of Poverty was observed? 17th October
What is the title of recently released autobiography of the former PepsiCo CEO, Indra Nooyi? My Life In Full
On which day World Food Day was observed? 16th October
Which country has topped the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2021 followed by Australia and United Kingdom? Ireland
On which day World Statistics Day is observed? 20th October
Curtis Campher has become the third bowler in T20 history to take four wickets in four consecutive balls after Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) and Rashid Khan (Afghanistan). He plays for which country's cricket team? Ireland
On which day International Day of the Girl Child is observed? 11th October
Who was sworn in as the new Chancellor of Austria? Alexander Schallenber
Which two countries topped the Henley Passport Index 2021 with their passport holders being allowed to travel visa-free to 192 countries? Japan and Singapore
Which company has launched the Starlink satellite internet service? SpaceX
Who is the CEO of SpaceX? Elon Musk
On which day World Post Day was observed? 9th October
Which country has unveiled the world's first automated and driverless train? Germany
Name the nuclear scientist from Pakistan who passed away at the age of 85 after a brief illness on October 10, 2021? He was known as the father of Pakistan’s Nuclear Programme. Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan
On which day World Cotton Day is observed? 7th October
On which day World Teachers' Day 2021 is observed? 5th October
Who has succeeded Mr. Yoshihide Suga as the new Prime Minister of Japan on 4 October 2021? Fumio Kishida
Who has won the Nobel Prize for Literature 2021 for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents? Abdulrazak Gurnah
Who have won the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace? Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov
Who have won 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing new tools for building molecules that have helped in making new drugs and are more environmentally friendly? Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan
Who have won Nobel Prize 2021 in Medicine for the discoveries on receptors for temperature and touch? David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian
Who have won 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics? Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, Giorgio Parisi
Who have won 2021 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences? David Card, Joshua D. Angrist, Guido W. Imbens
On which day World Teachers' Day was observed? 5th October
On which day World Habitat Day was observed? 4th October
On which day International Day of Non-Violence was observed? 2nd October