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1) Core values of diversity, tolerance and plurality of Indian civilization cannot be allowed to be wasted, stresses President in the wake of Dadri lynching incident.
2) IMF says, India’s economic growth rate this year to be at 7.3 percent as compared to China’s 6.8 percent.
3) Union Cabinet approves five hundred crore rupees to build National War Memorial and Museum in New Delhi; Announces 78 day wage bonus for Railways employees.
4) Supreme Court refuses to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar card for welfare schemes other than PDS and LPG; Refers the matter to a larger constitution bench.
5) National Green Tribunal orders trucks entering Delhi will have to pay environmental tax.
6) Three scientists share Nobel prize in Chemistry for discoveries in DNA repair.
7) Rupee appreciates 46 paise against dollar to 64.95.
8) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says, strongest possible action will be taken against those who are trying to disrupt communal harmony in the country.
9) Bihar Police issues arrest warrant against AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi for violating model code of conduct.
10). CBI and Enforcement Directorate issue summons to Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal in Chit Fund case.
11). Second phase of Mission Indradhanush to achieve full immunisation of children below two years being implemented in 352 districts of the country today.
12). Hockey: India beat hosts New Zealand 3-1 in their second tour match to level the series.
13).Election Commission asks political parties to observe utmost restraint and decency in their poll campaign speeches.
14) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sacks his Food Minister over corruption charges.
15) Nepal forms team to ease diplomatic stand off with India over supply of essential goods.
16) Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet wins Nobel Peace Prize for 2015
17) Supreme Court says yes to pollution levy on commercial vehicles entering Delhi; detailed orders to be passed on Monday.
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1. K. P Sharma Oli elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.
2. India & Jordan sign 6 MoUs in various fields including Maritime Transport, Communication and Information Technology.
3. Sahitya Akademi expresses its commitment of freedom of expression and secular values; some more writers returns awards.
4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi says anti-emergency movement strengthened country’s democracy.
5. CBI conducts searches at 50 locations in Delhi in connection with alleged illegal remittances of over 6,000 crore rupees to Hong Kong through Bank of Baroda.
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1.Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu condemns Mumbai ink-throwing on Kulkarni, Dadri lynching and Kalburgi murder incidents as black spot on country’s secular values.
2.Eminent Punjabi writer Dalip Kaur Tiwana returns Padma Shri in protest against rising communal tension; 3. Sahitya Akademi convenes emergency meeting on October 23rd to discuss issues of writers returning their Akademi awards.
4. Gujarat High Court issues notice to state government, Election Commission and Gujarat Minister Shankar Chaudhari on a PIL alleging that he obtained a fake MBA degree.
5. President Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Israel on a 3-day state visit, the first by an Indian Head of State.
6. National Career Counseling Centres for unemployed youth to replace Employment Exchanges, says Minister for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya.
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• India and Israel sign agreements on double taxation avoidance and cultural exchange; Israel supports India’s bid for permanent seat in United Nations Security council.
• Three Union Ministers – Arun Jaitley, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Nirmala Sitharaman question returning of Sahitya Academy Awards by some eminent writers.
• Elaborate security arrangements made for tomorrow’s second phase polling for Bihar Assembly Elections.
• Union Cabinet approves Revised Cost Estimate for Kaladan Project to provide an alternate access route to connect India’s North Eastern States to South East Asia.
• In Sports, India to take on Malaysia in their fourth game of Sultan of Johor Cup Junior Men’s Hockey tournament.
October 2015 CURRENT AFFAIRS For oct 15 , 2015: By Achivers Academy Bangalore
*Supreme Court says, Aadhaar card scheme is purely voluntary and not mandatory till finally decided by it; Extends voluntary use of the card for schemes including MGNREGA and Jan Dhan Yojana.
*NCP to contest alone in the ongoing Bihar Assembly election; Second phase of polling tomorrow.
*A special 2G court slams CBI for filing fabricated charge sheet in 2002 spectrum case; Discharges ex-Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh and three telecom firms.
*India disapproves US report on religious tolerance in the country saying Indian Constitution guarantees equal religious, political and social rights to its every citizen.
*Country’s exports slump 24.3 per cent last month.
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* Supreme Court upholds Collegium System for appointment of Judges in Higher Judiciary.
* A record 55% turn out registered in the second phase of Bihar Assembly Elections , female voters outnumber the male voters.
* Special CBI court dismisses plea to summon former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as an accused in coal bloc scam case.
* Government to create buffer stock of 40,000 tonnes of pulses to check prices.
* Telecom Regulator TRAI makes it mandatory for telecom operators to compensate consumers by 1 rupees for each call drop from January next year.
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* In Delhi, 3 accused in one of yesterday’s rape incident of a minor, sent to 14 day judicial custody; Arvind Kejriwal seeks Prime Minister’s intervention in wake of gangrape of 2 minors.
* A retired Indian Forest service officer, observer in two Vyapam recruitment tests found dead on a railway track in Odisha.
* Government to introduce new Labour codes on wages and industrial relations in next Parliament session.
* India voices concern in United Nations General Assembly over decline in development assistance to Africa.
* Sports; P V Sindhu enters the final of Denmark Open Badminton tournament.
* India beats Australia 1-Nil in the final fixture of Sultan of Johor Junior Hockey Cup; to play Great Britain in finalstomorrow.
October 2015 CURRENT AFFAIRS For oct 18, 2015: By Achivers Academy Bangalore
1. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says recent Supreme Court judgment on National Judicial Appointments Commission only upholds primacy of independence of judiciary but ignores larger constitutional structure of the country.
2. BJP President cautions party leaders against making comments that could be misinterpreted to derail the positive agenda of the government.
3. Election commission team arrives in Patna on a two day visit to review preparations for remaining phases of Bihar Assembly Elections.
4. Centre imposes stock limits on holding of pulses by traders to prevent hoarding and increase availability .
5. In Jammu & Kashmir, five of the eight accused in the case relating to setting a truck on fire in Udhampur, have been booked under Public Safety Act.
October 2015 CURRENT AFFAIRS For oct 19, 2015: By Achivers Academy Bangalore
1. Shiv Sena activists disrupt BCCI meeting in Mumbai over resumption of cricketing ties with Pakistan; Ink thrown on Jammu and Kashmir Independent MLA Engineer Rashid in Delhi, Little known Hindu Sena claims responsibility.
2. President Pranab Mukherjee expresses concern over decline in tolerance and acceptance of dissent in the country.
3. Delhi Government appoints Group of Ministers, to examine amendment of existing law to ensure death penalty or life imprisonment for those involved in sexual assault on minors.
4. Government to import an additional 2000 tonnes of Arhar and 1000 tonnes of Urad dal to improve availability of pulses.
5. A local court in Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh issues summon to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his alleged anti judiciary remarks.
October 2015 CURRENT AFFAIRS For oct 20, 2015: By Achivers Academy Bangalore
*Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says resorting to violence to express views is extremely disturbing; nobody from BJP resorted to such methods.
*Centre seeks report from Haryana over a suspected case of inter-caste violence in which house of a Dalit family was set afire killing two children.
*Centre reviews steps taken by state governments to prevent hoarding of pulses; action against hoarders and black marketeers stepped up.
*Punjab government cancels World Kabaddi Cup following tense situation in the State over the sacrilege of a holy book; Two more accused arrested in the case today.
*India asks Russia to share any available information on the mystery surrounding Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
*Virendra Sehwag announces retirement from international cricket.
October 2015 CURRENT AFFAIRS For oct 21, 2015: By Achivers Academy Bangalore
1. Centre intensifies crackdown against hoarders; seizes over 36,000 tonnes of pulses.
2. Union Finance Minister says five thousand tonnes of imported pulses being distributed; Inter-ministerial group assesses situation on pulses.
3. CBI probe ordered into Dalit children killing incident in Haryana.
4. Government approves increase in bonus ceiling to seven thousand rupees per month for industrial workers.
5. Gujarat High Court quashes government ordinance to delay local body elections; asks State Election Commission to start procedure to hold polls.
6. In Jammu and Kashmir, one militant killed and two soldiers injured in a gunbattle in Baramulla district; Encounter still on.
7. India and Russia discuss ways to boost economic ties to achieve 30 billion dollar target in bilateral trade in next 10 years.
8. Delhi government starts the process to regularize more than 50 thousand contractual employees in various departments.
9. India welcomes Nepal’s move to hold talks with the agitating Madhesi parties.
10. In Badminton, Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap and pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa enter second round of French Open Super series tournament.
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1. Prime Minister assures people that Centre will implement provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act in letter and spirit; lays the foundation stone of Andhra Pradesh capital at Amaravati.
2. Raids against hoarders continued in Maharashtra on the second day today leading to recovery of large quantities of pulses.
3. Two militants killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.
4. Central Vigilance Commission seeks report from Bank of Baroda and CBI, on 6,100 crore rupee money transfer scam.
5. Sri Lanka President holds all-party meeting on UN resolution over alleged rights abuses during war with Tamil Tigers
October 2015 CURRENT AFFAIRS For oct 27, 2015: By Achivers Academy Bangalore
- New Delhi pitches for UN Security Council reforms;asserts any governance structure which excludes African continent and India representing one sixth of humanity can not be legitimate.
- Union Finance Minister says, there is no cause for concern on fiscal deficit; Government working on further easing of FDI norms. Government sets up committee to simplify provisions of the Income tax Act.
- In Jammu and Kashmir, an army officer and two Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in an encounter in Pulwama district.
- Kerala government condemns reported beef raid at Kerala House by Delhi police; BJP rejects allegation that police search is an attack on federal structure.
- In Bihar, elaborate security arrangements have been made for tomorrow’s polling for third phase of assembly elections.
- Maharashtra government withdraws its controversial circular on sedition law.
- CBI registers a case against Aam Aadmi Party ‘s former Food & Supplies Minister Asim Ahmed Khan in alleged bribery case.
- Death toll in Pakistan and Afghanistan in earthquake rises to over 300.
- Sports Authority of India and ad-hoc committee governing Indian boxing form coordination committee to conduct domestic events.
- Refugee athletes to be allowed, for the first time, to take part in next year’s Olympics.
- Polling for the third phase of Assembly Elections in Bihar begins amidst tight security; covers 50 constituencies in 6 districts.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold bilateral meetings with 20 African Heads of State.
- CBI books REI Agro Limited and its Directors for cheating banks of about 4000 Crore Rupees.
- Former Pakistan President Parvez Musharraf admits Islamabad’s support to groups like Lashkar e Taiba in 1990s to carry out militancy in Kashmir.
- New President of Nepal being elected today.
- 16th National Women Boxing Championship kicks off at Bongaigaon in Assam.
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- Bihar registers a record voter turnout of over 53% in the 3rd phase of Assembly elections; Polling passes off peacefully.
- Prime Minister holds bilateral talks with heads of several African nations; UN reforms, terrorism and trade figure prominently.
- Students of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune call off their 139-day old strike; Protests to continue.
- Vidya Devi Bhandari elected as Nepal’s first woman President.
- Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg terms India as the most important market for the social media giant.
- New Delhi and 190 other members of UN General Assembly vote in support of resolution condemning an economic embargo imposed by the US on Cuba.
- Telecom operators warn that if forced to pay compensation for Call Drops the mobile tariff will go up.
- In Afganistan, Taliban takes over Darqad district of northern Takhar province; Six security personnel killed in fighting.
- Sensex loses 214 points to close at 27,040.
- Viswanathan Anand draws with Chinese Liren Ding in the second round of Bilbao Masters Final in Bilbao, Spain.
- In the India Africa Forum Summit top leaders from 54 nations including heads of state and governments from 40 countries to meet in New Delhi today.
- CBI says two suspects in Narendra Dabholkar murder case identified; Put under surveillance.
- State Governments of Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Maharashtra announce measures to bring relief to draught affected farmers.
- Top pair of Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis registers win in the 2nd round robin match for WTA Finals at Singapore.
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October 2015 CURRENT AFFAIRS For oct 29, 2015: By Achivers Academy Bangalore
1) India-Africa Forum adopts a framework for strategic cooperation and Delhi Declaration on intensifying fight against terrorism and work for comprehensive United Nations reforms at the end of third summit in New Delhi.
2) In Uttar Pradesh, 8 ministers including five of Cabinet rank dropped from Akhilesh Yadav Government; Portfolios of 9 others taken over by Chief Minister.
3) Eminent scientist PM Bhargava decides to return Padma Bhushan; says space for dissent is decreasing in the country.
4) Telecom Regulatory Authority asks mobile operators to ready their systems to compensate consumers for call drops from January next year.
5) Top Lashkar commander from Pakistan and mastermind of BSF convoy attack Abu Qasim killed in an operation in Jammu and Kashmir.
6) China abandons its decades old one child policy.
7) In Bihar, Campaigning for the fourth phase of assembly elections intensifies.
8) Defence Ministry clears proposals worth 12,000 crore rupees for modernisation of Armed forces.
9) Campaigning for fourth phase of Bihar Assembly elections ends this evening.
10) Government extends Duty incentives to a number of products to boost exports.
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October 2015 CURRENT AFFAIRS For oct 30, 2015: By Achivers Academy Bangalore
* Government announces draft civil aviation policy aimed at popularising air travel; Proposes to cap air fair to 2500 rupees for one hour flight.
* In Bihar,campaigning for the fourth phase of Assembly elections ends with the top leaders of political parties leaving no stone unturned.
* Delhi High Court rules out CAG audit of three power distribution companies.
* And in Tennis, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis defeats Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic in round robin league of WTA Finals in Singapore.