1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Rs. 16,000 crore scheme, Saubhagya, under which poor households across the country that have no access to electricity, will be given power connections free of cost.
  2. Angela Merkel has secured the fourth term as German Chancellor.
  3. Sports Ministry recommended Padma Bhushan, the country’s third highest civilian award, for Olympic Silver medallist shuttler P.V. Sindhu
  4. 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) to be held at Gold Coast, Australia. And 2018 Asian Games (popularly known as Asiad) will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
  5. Lakshya Sen slipped to World No. 2 behind Thailand’s Kunlavaut Viditsarn in World Junior Badminton rankings.
  6. Abdul Majid, director of landmark film Chameli Memsaab, an icon of the Assamese film industry passed away. He was popularly known as Majidka.
  7. India plans to procure nuclear fuel from Uzbekistan and other countries as part of its plan to create a strategic uranium reserves to ensure long term security.
    Apart from domestic production, India currently imports Uranium from Kazakhstan and Canada and is used to provide fuel to endogenously built pressurized heavy water reactors. Further, India in place to import uranium from Namibia and Mongolia.
    President of Uzbekistan- Shavkat Mirziyoyev
  8. U.S Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is on 3-days visit to India, the first by a Cabinet member of Trumph administration.
  9. Egyptian national Emam Ahmed Abd El Aty, wo was known to be world’s heaviest woman at 500kg, passed away


  1. Kuldeep Yadav became the only third India to register a hat-trick aginst Australia in One Day Internationals after Chetan Sharma (1987) and Kapil Dev (1991). Also to be second after kapil dev at Eden garden stadium.
  2. Hindi film Newton will represent India in the best foreign language category at the 90th Academy Awards.
  3. ASCON– Army Static Switched Communication Network.
  4. Philippine President– Rodrigo Duterte
  5. National Human Rights Chairperson – H.L. Dattu

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  1. M.S. Dhoni has been nominated for the Padma Bhusan award. He is a Padma Shri, Arjun Award and Rajiv Gandhi khel Ratna awardee.
  2. State Owned Oil and natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) has made a significant oil discovery to the west of its prime Mumbai high Fields in the Arabian Sea. The discovery in the well is estimated to hold  an in place reserves of about 20 million tonnes.
    Mumbai High is India’s biggest oil field.
  3. External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, during a UN Leadership Summit on Environmental Pact, reaffirmed India’s commitment to the landmark Paris Climate Change agreement and willing to work above and beyond the pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    India, which is the world’s third largest carbon polluter, reached a pact along with more than 190 nations in December 2015 with an aim to prevent an increase in the global average temperature and keep it well below 2 degree Celsius. The deal which replaced Kyoto Protocol, was ratified last october.
  4. Union Science minister Harsh Vardhan announced a Boat Lab to study the Brahmaputra. The proposed vessel, Brahmaputra Biodiversity Biology Boat (B4) will have full fledged lab that will allow those on board to collect samples from various stretches of river, perform tests on water quality and biodiversity of wider ecosystem.
  5. CBM– Coal Bed Methane
  6. OALP-Open Acreage Licensing Policy
  7. HELP– Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy
  8. Revenue secretary- Hasmukh Adhia
  9. DMH– Dhara Mustard Hydbrid
  10. Mauritius PM- Pravind Jugnauth.


  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. 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.