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October – 2019

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2019

 

Awards

The​​ Uighur economist, in prison in China who has been chosen for the 2019​​ Sakharov Prize​​ by the European Parliament​​ –​​ Ilham Tohti

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The noted film director and producer who has been chosen for the​​ Kishore Kumar Samman​​ by the Madhya Pradesh government –​​ Priyadarshan

The pioneer of Chipko movement who has been chosen for the 31st Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the years 2017-18​​ – Chandi Prasad Bhatt

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The Indian Forest Services officer who has been chosen for the​​ Asia Environmental Enforcement Award​​ by the United Nations Environment Programme –​​ Ramesh Pandey

The UN Rapporteur on the​​ Rights of Indigenous People​​ from Philippines who has been awarded the 2018 Peace Award by the UK based Gandhi Foundation –​​ Ms Victoria Tauli​​ Corpuz

 

Defence

The​​ joint exercise by the armies of India and France​​ to be held at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan –

Exercise Shakti 2019

The venue of Joint Military Exercise​​ DHARMA GUARDIAN-219 between India and Japan​​ to be conducted from 19 Oct 2019 to 02 Nov 2019 – Vairengte, Mizoram

The rank of India in the 2019 Military Strength Ranking released by Global Firepower (the list topped by USA, Russia and China) – Fourth

The venue of the 4th edition of annual military​​ exercise KAZIND 2019 between India and Kazakhstan​​ army being conducted from 02 Oct to 15 Oct 2019 – Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

The venue of the 14th edition of​​ Indo–Mongolian joint military training Exercise Nomadic Elephant-XIV, to be conducted from 05 Oct 19 to 18 Oct 19 – Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh

The venue of the tenth​​ Joint Military Exercise Ekuverin between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence​​ Force to be organised from 07 to 20 October 2019 – Aundh Military Station in Pune

 

Persons

The world's oldest yoga teacher who passed away at the age of 99 years on 26 Oct 2019 –​​ Nanammal

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The 1987 batch IAS officer who has been appointed the​​ CEO of Unique Identification Authority of India​​ –​​ Shri Pankaj Kumar

 

Places

The city of Uttar Pradesh which has​​ been designated as the most polluted in India​​ by the Central Pollution Control Board​​ – Varanasi

The venue of the​​ 18th Non-Aligned Movement summit being held from 25 to 26 October 2019, India being represented by the Vice-President Shri Venkaiah Naidu –​​ Baku, Azerbaijan

The place at which the​​ world's oldest natural pearl​​ (radio carbon dated to 5800 to 5600 BCE) was discovered by archaeologists –​​ Marwah Island, Abu​​ Dhabi

 

Sports

The team which has won the​​ Vijay Hazare Trophy​​ 2019-20 defeating Tamil Nadu in the finals in Bengaluru –

Karnataka

The Indian cricketers who have been awarded​​ the Wisden India Almanack Cricketer of the Year Award 2019 –

Jasprit Bumrah and Smriti Mandhana

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The Argentine footballer who has awarded the​​ European Golden Shoe award for the sixth time​​ – Lionel Messi

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The Mumbai cricketer who has become the youngest in the world (aged 17 years 192 days) to score a double hundred in one-day cricket while playing against Jharkhand –​​ Yashasvi Jaiswal

The former cricketer and captain of Indian team who has been chosen to be the​​ new President of BCCI​​ –

Saurav Ganguly

The Indian badminton player who has won the​​ Dutch Open men's singles title​​ (his first BWF World Tour title) –

Lakshya Sen

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