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Table of Contents:


  • China Pakistan Economic Corridor
  • Chnages in Budget Making
  • Selected Articles from Various Newspapers & Journals

Current Affairs:

National Issues

  • Supreme Court cancels Shahabuddin’s bail
  • Bihar’s liquor law amendment’s are ultra virus says HC
  • High alert sounded at many places across the country
  • PM Modi said re-use and recycling of waste should be technology driven
  • Defence Minister says Pakistan still unaware that surgery has been done
  • CBDT received disclosures of more than 65000 crores under IDS
  • Karnataka sought an urgent review of Apex court orders
  • Another terrorist attack in Baramulla
  • Home ministry to tighten the rules on foreign funding
  • SC put on hold order to constitute the Cauvery Management Board
  • GSAT-18 to be launched from the European spacepad of Kourou
  • India gets EU support for surgical strikes
  • The government has made Aadhaar mandatory for availing LPG subsidies
  • Cabinet approved the long-awaited amendments to the HIV Bill
  • The International Court of Justice ruled against the Marshall Islands
  • India dismissed Nawaz Sharif’s speech in the Pakistan Assembly
  • Home Minister says Pakistan border will be sealed within two years
  • Eighty percent of the Jan Dhan Yojana now have balance
  • Apex Court stayed the commercial release of Genetically Modified mustard crop
  • NGT wants UP, Haryana and other states to bring CNG
  • North East Monsoon to come on time
  • India to deploy an indigenously developed rover on the lunar surface
  • Defence Ministry has started the process to replace MiG-21s
  • Terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba suffered the worst damage in the recent surgical strikes
  • SC has ordered deletion of words “adult male” the Domestic Violence
  • Janani Suraksha Yojana has helped in reducing socioeconomic disparities
  • PM equates fight against terrorism with epic Ramayana
  • India’s ties with Russia affected with Moscow’s military relations with Islamabad
  • Thousands of Amur falcons arrive at Nagaland
  • US says India needs to respond to Cross-border terrorism
  • Cyber security is a big challenge to the World
  • Final draft of the National Water Framework Bill, 2016 brought by centre
  • All India Muslim Personal Law Board rejected move on civil code
  • Singer and songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Govt asked AIMPLB to reconsider their decision to boycott consultation on UCC
  • Pakistan Army confirmed sepoy Chandu Chavan is in its custody
  • PM said country should not be found “sleeping” when it should be awake
  • Russia came in support of India for fight against terror
  • BRICS, BIMSTEC come together in Goa

International Issues

  • US Presidential candidate Clinton concerned over Nuclear weapon in Pak
  • European Union ratifies Climate deal
  • US warns Pakistan about Nuclear posturing
  • YoshinoriOhsumi won the Medicine Prize Nobel
  • EU struck deal with Afghanistan to take back migrants
  • After EU vote Paris climate deal set to come into force

India & The World

  • SAARC summit in Pakistan postponed after withdrawal from various countries
  • India would stresson trying to operationalise the Green Climate Fund
  • India gets support of its old ally Russia
  • Sri Lanka joined the demand for regional organisation to counter cross-border terrorism
  • India is Russia’s especially privileged strategic partner says Russian President
  • Maldives quits the commonwealth
  • UN General Assembly appointed Antonio Guterres as Secretary General
  • India likely to ink a deal on the S-400 Triumf long range air defence system


  • The centre is reconsidering a plan to widen the social security net
  • Govt received Bids of 53000 crore
  • To Boost BRICS trade, India will organise trade fair for BRICS
  • PMI in sept saw a slight dip
  • Country’s services sector business activity softer in September
  • World Economic Forum says India and Pak problem will not impact regional growth
  • India is examining mechanisms to offset higher emissions
  • India’s foreign exchange reserves scaled to a new high
  • Telecom secretary says despite low response in spectrum govt will meet targets
  • Government to give push to stalled hydro projects
  • A federal appeals court reinstated a $120 million jury award for Apple
  • A new global pollution deal for aviation
  • Govt will augment the process of development for 36 waterways
  • Centre to consider approach to revitalise India’s retail and wholesale trade
  • Centre formed a high-level committee to consolidate the regulation of pension products
  • Govt warns employees against criticism of GSTN
  • Rapid-growth companies number increased very fast
  • Government pursuing lower GST rate
  • Air India posts operational profit for first time in 8 years
  • Wholesale price inflation eased marginally in September
  • Credit guarantee fund for start ups to be set up by the Centre soon
  • Centre to push for infrastructure development in next few months
  • The Centre plans to widen consultations over a proposed social security code for workers
  • BRICS agree to setup independent rating agency
  • NITI Aayog called for an overhaul of India's steel policy

Science & Technology

  • Trio of scientists won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for developing molecular machines
  • Scientists recorded sounds by Jupiter’s aurora
  • ISRO has firmed up a strategy to a make increasingly smaller satellites
  • Estimates of TB burden has been inaccurate in India
  • There are a dizzying two trillion galaxies in the universe
  • Genetic secrets of purple rice
  • Process for Chandrayan-2 started


  • Jitu Rai wins Champion of Champions pistol award
  • India to face Thailand in kabaddi WC semifinal

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