1. Derelict– in a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect
  2. Plunge– fall suddenly and uncontrollably
  3. Bountiful– large in quantity; abundant
  4. Delve– reach inside a receptacle and search for something
  5. Imbroglio– an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation


  1. India’s Olympic and World silver medalist shuttler P.V. Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to clinch the women’s singles title at the Korean Open Super Series.
  2. M.S. Dhoni completed Century of Half Centuries in international cricket (66- ODI, 33-Test, 1-T20). He joined the club of Tendulkar (164), Dravid (146) and Ganguly (107)
  3. India won its first athletics gold, through Purnima Hembram in Women’s  pentathlon in the fifth Asian indoor and martial art games.
  4. The county’s gold import recorded three fold jump to $15.24 billion during the April August period of 2017-18. In august this year, imports of the precious metal rose to Rs. 1.88 billion from Rs. 1.11 billion.
    A surge i gold imports last month contributed to the widening of trade deficit to $11.64 billion as against $7.7 in August 2016.
  5. Goofle introduces, Tez, its mobile wallet app based on Unified Payment Interface of NPCI.
  6. A Nigerian lawyer, Zannah Mustapha,  who helped secure the release of more then 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was on Monday awarded United nations Peace Prize ‘Nansen Award’.
  7. Y.C. Modi appointed as Director General of Nationa Investigation Agency. He will take over from Sharad kumar after he completes his tenure on October 30.
  8. Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, at launch of the The Evidence- Meat kills, said humans are natural vegetarian and meat consumption is harmful. The Evidence- Meat kills, a film that explores the effects of meat consumption on the human body.


  1. Cassini spacecraft, as international project that cost $3.9 billion and included scientist from 27 nations, dove into Saturn’s atmosphere at a speed of 1,20,700 kmph.
    Cassini launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1997, and then spent seven years in transit followed by 13 years orbiting Saturn.
    Cassini named after the French Italian astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini, who discovered Saturn had several moons and a gap between its rings.
    The other spacecraft have flown by Saturn- Pioneer 11 in 1979, followed by Voyager 1 and 2 in 1980s.
  2. The elusive snow leopard long considered as endangered species has been upgraded to vulnerable by International Union for Conservation of Nature.
  3. Eight nation Hockey World League final matches will be played in Kalinga stadium, Bhubaneshwar.
  4. The country’s foreign exchange reserves touched $400 billion for the first time.
  5. Brazil President– Michel Temer
  6. Astra– The indigenously developed beyond visual range air to air missile, recently completed successful development trials over the Bay of Bengal, moving one step closer to its induction into Air Force.
  7. ATAGS– The Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System, which is being jointly developed by the DRDO and private sector, has set a world record in range by hitting targets at a distance of 48 km.
    HEBB– High Explosive Base Bleed


  1. The World’s oldest captive giant panda, Basi, died aged 37. Basi was the Mascot for the First Asian Games in China 1990.
  2. Vijay Amritraj’s, former tennis champion, life story will be told through biopic. Amritraj, who acted in Star Trek IV and Octopussy, was honoured with Padma Shrii 1983.
  3. FIFA President – Gianni Infantino
  4. The United Nation Security Council unanimously imposed an eight set of sanctions on the North Korea, banning it from trading in textiles and restricting its oil imported.
  5. INDIA-JAPAN Bullet Train Project-
    First bullet train will run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai by 2022
    Project estimated cost is Rs. 1.10 lakh crore, over 80% of this will come from Japan as extremely friendly loan
    Total high speed bullet train network will be of 4643 KM.
    Project is based on famed Japanese Shinkansen high speed railway system with a record of zero causalities in its 50 years of operation


  1. Marred– impair the quality or appearance of; spoil
  2. Perplexed– completely baffled; very puzzled
  3. Ambidextrous– able to use the right and left hands equally well
  4. Gust– a sudden strong rush of wind
  5. Shattered– very upset
  6. Unscrupulous– having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair


  1. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, a novel by Arundhati Roy
  2. Argentina has given Israel thousands of documents from the Second World War during a visit by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. The digital documents delivered by Argentina’s President  Mauricio Macri.
  3. The World Anti Doping agency is set to clear 95 Russian athletes who were investigated over involvement in the country’s mammoth doping programme.
  4. Unstoppable: My Life so far, an autobiography of Maria Sharapova.
  5. Fifth Asian Indoor & Martial Art games will take place in Ashagbat, Turkmenistan.
  6. Google introduced Word Lens feature in its Google Translate platform which let users instantly translate text using their Camera.
  7. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) got Maharatna status.
  8. MDR– Merchant Discount Rate
  9. The Indra, first tri service military exercise, to be held from October 19 to 29. It will also be India’s first bilateral military exercise with any country involving all three services.