Current Affairs : 17-10-2019 in English

Important Day

  • Theme for 2019 World Food Day (16 October) – “Our actions are our future. Healthy diets for a #ZeroHunger World”.


  • On 16 October, India handed over two more Mi-24V helicopters to - Afghanistan.


  • India’s most valued firm - Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reduced India's growth forecast for FY 2019-20 to - 6.1 percent.


  • Indian institute which signed a MoU with the European Business & Technology Centre (EBTC) to establish a Living Lab - International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad.
  • Pakistan will remain in the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) grey list till - February 2020.
  • First place in the CAF’s World Giving Index (WGI) 2019 – USA.


  • India’s rank on the Global Hunger Index (GHI) for 2019 - 102nd.
  • Indian winner of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation for 2019 - Keneseth Eliyahood Synagogue, Gloria Church, and Flora Mountain (Mumbai), Brinda Somaya at Vikram Sarabhai Library, IIM Ahmedabad.
  • The 3rd edition of India Mobile Congress held in - New Delhi.
  • New mobile application which has launched by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) - L2pro India.
  • On 16 October, Union Ministry for Health launched - Food Safety Mitra Scheme, Eat Right Jacket and Eat Right Jhola.
  • Winner of the award for its green city projects at International Zero Waste Cities Conference (IZWCC ) in Malaysia - Thiruvananthapuram corporation, Kerala (placed in a zero-waste cities list).
  • India’s rank in the CAF’s World Giving Index (WGI) 2019 – 82.


  • Youngest cricketer to record a List-A double century - Yashasvi Jaiswal (Age: 17 years and 192 days).


  • Pretomanid, a medicine to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), created in India by – Mylan.

General Knowledge

  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - Founded: 1929 (16 July); Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Cellular Operation Association of India (COAI) was constituted in – 1995.
  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) - Founded: August 2011; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • National Security Guard (NSG) in India was established on - 15 October 1984.
  • UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Founded: 1945 (16 October); Headquarters: Rome, Italy.

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