October, 2019​

  • John Bailey, Cinematographer will chair the International Jury of 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Golden Jubilee edition.
  • UP Govt Organized First Training Programme of KHON Ramlila in collaboration with the Thailand government
  • KHON Ramlila of Thailand is included in the list of UNESCO’s Intangible cultural heritage.
  • The pilot project has been launched by the Ministry of Railways and the Department of Science and Technology in partnership with IIT Kanpur.
  • The department of Science and Technology has recently launched ‘Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS)’ to enhance research and development work in this field.
  • Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution(MCAFPD) launched ‘Consumer App’
  • Delhi-KatraVande Bharat Express, the train operation aims the speedy development of the Jammu and Kashmir region. It also improve connectivity along with spiritual tourism of devotees to Vaishno Devi.
  • India and Mauritius jointly launched projects
  • Union Minister for Home Affairs, ShriAmit Shah has approved the advance release of Rs.400 crore and Rs.1200 crore to the State of Bihar and Karnataka respectively, from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF)
  • The first ever oral health awareness website and mobile application are launched by the All IndiaInstitute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
  • The ‘e-DantSeva’ digital platform will contain the information about the National Oral Health Programme, list of dental colleges and facility etc
  • The Tripura government submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Industries and Commerce for the setting of an agro-based SEZ at Jalefa.
  • Youth Co:Lab jointly launched by NITI Aayog and UNDP
  • Vayoshreshtha Samman-2019is a scheme of awards gradually upgraded to the status of National Awards and is instituted by the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry.
  • The National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) is launched for better taxpayer service and promotion of ease of doing business.
  • Innovation Learning Programme, DHRUVis started at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and will conclude  at IIT, Delhi.
  • Disaster Warning Device Launched by the Government
  • GEMINI stands for Gagan Enabled Mariner’s Instrument for Navigation and Information
  • Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship Programmes designed under the Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP)
  • It is World Bank loan assisted project for skill development.
  • Ambikapur is the first dustbin-free city of Chattisgarh and was ranked as the 2nd cleanest city in the country in Swachhata rankings.
  • The SARAS initiative is undertaken by the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD).
  • The mobile app, “mHariyali” has been launched for ‘Environment Protection in Government Colonies’
  • Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav is the flagship and premier festival of Ministry of Culture, launched in the year 2015.
  • Air India: 1st Airline to use Taxibot
  • RIL became 1st Indian Company to hit Rs 9 lakh crore m-cap mark
  • Hindustan Petroleum, Power Grid Corp got ‘Maharatna’ Status
  • BSNL, MTNL to be Merged,As per the merger, MTNL will act as a subsidiary of BSNL
  • World Bank signed Loan Agreement for Odisha Farmers
  • Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik have launched ‘Odisha-Mo Parivar’
  • Overseas Citizen Permitted to Enroll in NPS(National Pension System)
  • Bangladesh becomes 2nd Fastest Growing Economy
  • The government has said that banks or system providers will not impose Merchant Discount Rates (MDR) on customers/merchants on digital payment to large firms having a turnover in excess of Rs 50 crore.
  • India ranks 63rd in World Bank’s Doing Business Report
  • India ranked 57th in Global Health Security Index
  • New CEO of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is Pankaj Kumar
  • R K Mathuris the Lt. Governor of Ladakh
  • Dineshwar Sharma is the Administrator of Lakshadweep
  • Saraswati Samman Award–Telegu poet K Siva Reddy
  • Asia Environmental Enforcement Award– Ramesh Pandey
  • Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 2019– Scientists William G Kaelin, Gregg L Semenza and Jr Peter J Ratcliffe
  • Nobel Prize for Physics 2019– Scientists Michel Mayor, James Peebles and Didier Queloz
  • Nobel Prize in Literature 2019– Austrian author Peter Handke
  • Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2019 –Scientists Stanley Whittingham, John Goodenough and Akira Yoshino
  • Booker Prize 2019—Bernardine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood
  • Nobel Prize for Economics 2019 –Michael Kremer of the United States, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo
  • 2 nd October 2019 Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri
  • 2nd October To 13th October 2019 Paryatan Parv 2019
  • 7th October To 11th October 2019 World Cotton Day
  • A total of seven agreements were signed between India and Bangladesh in several areas including education, health, defence, trade and connectivity, development cooperation etc
  • GeM signs MOU with Union Bank of India&Federal Bank
  • Ministry of Railways signed MoU with ISB(Indian School of Business)
  • Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2019 – 20, it has maximum limit of subscribed shall be 4 KG for individual and HUF each and 20 Kg for trusts and similar entities per fiscal (April-March).
  • PM-ASMI to integrate Existing Schemes to fight against Maternal Mortality
  • Assam Launched free Medicines Scheme for tea garden Workers
  • Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan, SUMAN launched, under this scheme , pregnant women, mothers up to 6 months after delivery, and all sick newborns will be able to avail free healthcare benefits
  • Delhi government agreed to Implement PM-KISAN
  • India received its 1st Rafale Fighter Jets
  • DHARMA GUARDIAN-2019, Joint Military Exercise between India and Japan
  • The Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) approved Indigenous Military Equipment Procurement.
  • DNA Technology Regulation Billhas been referred to the Standing Committee on Science and Technology and Environment and Forest
  • The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology has conducted Whole Genome Sequencing of 1,008 Indian under the IndiGen Genome project.
  • Sumit Nagpal won the title of ATP Challenger Tournament
  • Praveen Kumar: 1st Indian to win Wushu World Championships
  • The organising committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris has unveiled the logo for the 2024 Olympic Games.
  • The first ever India International Cooperative Trade Fair is aimed at enhancing rural and farm prosperity (doubling farmers income by 2022) by promoting cooperative to cooperative trade within India and abroad