October 2017

Current Affairs for October’17. Some of the important topics have been mentioned below.
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  • Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit was appointed the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Mr. Purohit was among the four Governors appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind to fill existing vacancies. Jagdish Mukhi will replace Mr. Purohit in Assam. In turn, Mr. Mukhi has been replaced by former Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi (retd.) as the Lieutenant Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. BJP vice-president Satyapal Malik has been appointed the Governor of Bihar. The post had fallen vacant after the BJP’s decision to field Ram Nath Kovind as President. Former member of the Bihar Legislative Council Ganga Prasad has been appointed the Governor of Meghalaya. Brigadier B.D. Mishra (retd.) will be the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya was holding the additional charge of the State.
  • Controversial book, The Chinar Leaves: A Political Memoir, appeared in 2015 of Makhan Lal Fotedar who died recently. He was the Political Secretary of both Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.



  • President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday appointed a commission to examine the subcategorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) to ensure that the more backward among the communities can access the benefits of reservation. The five-member panel will be headed by retired Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court G. Rohini.
  • The World Health Organization appointed Soumya Swaminathan one of two deputy director generals, the first time such a post has been ever created within the organisation. Dr. Swaminathan is a paediatrician and a globally-recognised researcher on tuberculosis and HIV, who has over 30 years of experience in clinical care and research. From 2009 to 2011, according to the WHO, she also served as Coordinator of the UNICEF/UNDP/ World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) in Geneva. 

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  • Nobel Prize 2017
    Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young won the 9-millionkronor ($1.1 million) Nobel Physiology Prize for their work on finding genetic mechanisms behind circadian rhythms, which adapt the workings of the body to different phases of the day, influencing sleep, behaviour, hormone levels, body temperature and metabolism. The work was done using fruit flies. U.S. trio wins physics Nobel for gravitational waves Phenomenon was predicted by Einstein a century ago as part of his theory U.S. astrophysicists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne and were awarded the Nobel Physics Prize for the discovery of gravitational waves — a phenomenon that opens a door on the extreme Universe. Predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago as part of his theory of general relativity, but only detected in 2015, gravitational waves are “ripples” in space-time, as the theoretical fabric of the cosmos is called.  A trio of Swiss, American Colombo and British scientists won the 2017 Nobel chemistry prize on Wednesday for developing cryo-electron microscopy, allowing researchers to see biological molecules frozen in action. The work by Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson makes it possible to image proteins and other molecules after freezing them rapidly to
    preserve their shape, providing a powerful new tool for medical research. 



    The Nobel Prize in Literature goes to British-Japanese novelist Kazuo Ishiguro this year. The Swedish Academy has pulled itself back to more classical criteria in deciding who makes the cut. Born in Nagasaki in 1954, Ishiguro moved with his family to Britain when he was flve. He was a part of the great burst of new fiction-writing in the country in the 1980s, as the talent of writers as diverse as Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan and Hilary Mantel came to the notice of a global readership. His earliest novels harked back to Japan, and they are still too little appreciated. But it was his third novel, The Remains of the Day, that stunned the literary world in 1989, also winning the Booker Prize. Nuclear disarmament campaign group the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to rid the world of the atomic bomb, warning that Donald Trump’s presidency showed how dangerous the weapons of mass destruction truly are. More than 70 years since atomic bombs were used on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Nobel committee sought to highlight ICAN’s tireless non-proliferation efforts as nuclear-related crises swirl around North Korea and Iran. Beatrice Fihn, left, executive director of ICAN, It was a key player in the adoption of a historic nuclear weapons ban treaty, signed at the UN by 122 countries in July.



    Richard H. Thaler, the U.S. academic, who won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Economics for his study on how human traits affect individual decisions as well as market outcomes, is credited with pushing for more and more economic models of human behaviour at Booth, an institute credited for its mathematical approach to economics. He is the founding father of behavioural economics and a professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is as much known for his ‘nudge theory’ as for personally prodding people towards rational decision making.

  • The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has appealed the decision of the National Anti-Doping Appeal Panel (NADAP) in weightlifter Geeta Rani’s doping case in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Lausanne.
  • Aleksandra Chichikova from Belarus wins the crown at a gala evening in Warsaw first-ever Miss Wheelchair World pageant.



  • England won its maiden FIFA Under-17 World Cup crown in style defeating old rival Spain 5-2 in the final, with a spectacular turnaround in the second half. Spain enjoyed the initial exchanges, securing a 2-0 lead before the first 30 minutes with Sergio Gomes scoring a brace. Philip Foden scored twice, while Rhian Brewster, Morgan Gibbs-White and Marc Guehi scored one each for England. Brazil downed Mali with two second-half goals in the third-place play-off match of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the Salt Lake Stadium, Golden Glove: Gabriel Brazao (Brazil). Fair play award: Brazil. Golden Boot: 1. Rhian Brewster (England) 8 (penalty 1); 2. Lassana Ndiaye (Mali) 6; 3. Abel Ruiz (Spain) 6 (penalty 2). Individual awards: Golden Ball: 1. Philip Foden (England), 2. Sergio Gomez (Spain), 3. Rhian Brewster (England).

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