Current Affairs : 09-10-2019 in English

Important Day

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month - month of October.
  • Air Force Day (India) – 8 October.

Defence

  • The Indian Army’s division at Jammu and Kashmir organized a ‘Veer Kutumb Rally’ in - Tanda, Akhnoor.

Economy

  • Only Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) located in countries of this group can deal in Participatory notes, according to new rules from SEBI - FATF (Financial Action Task Force).

International 

  • India has got the first set of bank account details of its nationals from - Switzerland Federal Tax Administration (SFTA).

National

  • The first-ever India International Cooperative Trade Fair 2019 will be held in - New Delhi (from 11 October).
  • New portal regarding Oral Health which developed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare - E-Dantseva.

Persons in News

  • Winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine – Peter Radcliffe (Britain) and William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza (US).
  • Winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics - James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz (for their work in understanding how the universe has evolved, and the Earth’s place in it).
  • Senior Indian Forest Service officer who has been selected for the prestigious Asia Environmental Enforcement Award by the United Nations Environment Programme - Ramesh Pandey.

Sports

  • Winner of the Men’s single Tennis event at the 2019 Japan Open - Novak Djokovic.
  • India’s rank in the latest ICC women's ODI rankings, published on 7 October - Second.
  • First position in the latest ICC women's ODI rankings, published on 7 October - Australia.

Science

  • A Smart-Engineer, an AI-assisted engineering system design tool for Electric Vehicle (EV) is unveiled by - IIT Guwahati researchers.

General Knowledge

  • Indian Air Force was founded in - 1932 (08 October).
  • National Oral Health Programme was launched in India in - 2014.
  • Nobel Prize was first awarded in – 1901.
  • Only three women who have been awarded Nobel Prize in Physics - Marie Curie (1903), Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1963) and Donna Strickland (2018).
  • The Nobel Peace Prize is presented by - Norwegian Nobel Committee.

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