Current Affairs : 03-10-2019 in English

Days in Focus

  • International Day of Non-Violence - October.


  • Based on their performance to drive digital payment transactions, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has ranked these banks as the top three banks in the month of July - HDFC Bank, FINO Payments Bank and Paytm Payments Bank (PPB).
  • On 2 October, this bank has signed a MoU with the Indian Army under which the bank would offer customised services along with a host of facilities to account holders - Bank of Baroda (BoB).
  • On 2 October, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has signed a corporate agency agreement with - Airtel Payments Bank.


  • Typhoon that hits northern Taiwan during October start - Typhoon 'Mitag'.


  • India and this country will launch a new initiative for clean energy to fuel economic growth in the strategically-important Indo-Pacific region – United States of America.


  • India's oldest chimpanzee, that died at the Delhi zoo on 1 October – Rita (59-year-old).
  •  ‘Arogya Manthan’, an event organised to mark the completion of one year of Ayushman Bharat or Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) on 1 October 2019 in – New Delhi.
  • The bilingual television programme - 'Mahatma Lives'/'Bapu Zinda Hain' jointly hosted by this international organisation and Doordarshan on 1 October 2019 - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
  • NBCC (India) signed a MoU with Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports  to provide Project Management Consultancy for development of National Sports University at - Imphal, Manipur.
  • Indian winner of the grand prize in the IEEE's Empower a Billion Lives (EBL) competition - "Solar Urja through Localization for Sustainability" (SoULS) Initiative of IIT Bombay.
  • Winner of the Green Champion Award at the 6th IGBC Green Champion Award - Salarpuria Sattva Group.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the Most Inspiring Indian Bollywood Actor Award at the House of Common Parliament of the United Kingdom - Sanjay Kapoor.
  • Winner of the ‘Mahatma Award for Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility’ - Shallu Jindal (Founder of JSPL Foundation).
  • Winner of an all-India plus-sized beauty pageant - Malvika Thapa.

General Knowledge

  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – Established in: 1946; Headquarters: Paris, France.
  • Doordarshan had begun its operation in – 1959 (15 September).
  • NBCC (India) Limited, a Public Sector Navratna Enterprise, was founded in – 1960.
  • Full name of Mahatma Gandhi - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (born on 2 October 1869).
  • Mohandas Gandhi was called as Mahtma for first time by - Rabindranath Tagore.
  • The title of Father of the Nation was given to the Mohandas Gandhi by - Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (in 1944).
  • 2nd Prime Minister of India - Lal Bahadur Shastri (Born on 02 October 1904).

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