Days in Focus

  • World Vegetarian Day - 1 October.
  • 2019 Theme for International Day for the Elderly (1 October) - "The Journey to Age Equality".


  • The 94th Raising Day of the Military Nursing Service (MNS) was celebrated on - 01 October 2019.
  • On 30 September, India has successfully test-fired the land-version of a Supersonic Missile, called – BrahMos (290-km strike range). 


  • According to the RBI report, States’ gross fiscal deficit (GFD) has remained within the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM) threshold of _______ of gross domestic product (GDP) during 2017-18 and 2018-19 - 3%.


  • Country that dethroned China to become the world’s biggest polluter – India.


  • Under the theme 'Innovating for India: Strengthening South Asia, Impacting the World', the World Economic Forum's 33rd edition of the India Economic Summit will be organised in - New Delhi (will begin on 3 October).
  • Grammy winner American opera singer, who died on 30 September - Jessye Norman.


  • To implement an Online Capacity Building Programme on Cyber Law, National eGovernance Division (NeGD), Ministry of Electronics and this law university signed a MoU on 30 September - National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal.
  • First place in large states category of NITI Aayog's 'The Success of Our Schools-School Education Quality Index' (SEQI) – Kerala.
  • The newly discovered ancient river was discovered in this state that had linked the Ganga and the Yamuna near Prayagraj - Uttar Pradesh (around 4 km wide, 45 km long river at Durgapur village).

Persons in News

  • First girl student of IIT Madras to be honoured with the ‘President of India Gold Medal’ Prize - Kavitha Gopal.
  • Pulitzer Prize winner and former L.A. Times music critic who died on 29 September 2019 - Martin Bernheimer.
  • Winner of the ‘ET Business Woman of the Year Award’ - Falguni Nayar (Nykaa’s founder).


  • First Indian woman to reach World Athletics Championships final - Annu Rani (javelin thrower).
  • Fastest woman in the world - Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaican won women's 100 meters final with 10.71 seconds at the World Championships 2019 in Doha).

General Knowledge

  • The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was established in - 1942.
  • National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) was registered as a society on - 12 August 2011.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) - Founded: 1989; Location: Jakkur, Bangalore, India.
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) – Founded in: 1946 (11 December); Headquarters: New York, US.
  • BrahMos Supersonic Missile was developed jointly by India and - Russia.
  • The Indian Military Nursing Service (IMNS) was formed on – 1 October 1926.
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHSP) – Established: 1978; Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya.
  • ‘Bada Dashain’ festival is celebrated in - Nepal.

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