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Table of Contents:


  • Indus Water Treaty
  • BIMSTEC and SAARC Summit
  • Vacancies in Court
  • Selected Articles from Various Newspapers & Journals

Current Affairs:

National Issues

  • Centre has written to States to implement the recommendations of nurses pay
  • 8th BRICS summit ended with the pledge against terrorism
  • PM Modi made stinging attack on Pakistan
  • Standing committee to consult senior jurists for judicial appointments
  • Panel says Cauvery basin a reason for farmers suicide
  • Laboratory have developed way of producing electricity from water at room temp.
  • The Centre has proposed a four-slab rate structure for the Goods & Services Tax
  • India gets support from US for cross-LoC strikes
  • Delhi Air quality is at very poor level
  • PM says Indian army is among best in the world
  • People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance launched by Irom Sharmila
  • GST council deliberations ended without decision on tax structure
  • Railway station’s to be developed under Smart city plan
  • NCW chief said Triple talaq a highly misused custom
  • Banking sector hit by one of the biggest security breach
  • Food securtiy related issues still on WTO agenda
  • Government will relax the conditions for farmers to kill wild boars
  • Pakistan warned India against Indus water treaty voilation
  • Situation remains tense across India Pakistan borders
  • UP saw maximum human rights violations
  • PM says sustained fight on corruption and Black money has been made
  • Govt formed a committee to keep a close watch on the bird flu
  • Rajasthan has promulgated an ordinance for constituting a new OBC Commission
  • Sandesh for Soldiers started by PM
  • PM and CJI address global conference on arbitration
  • India’s school education system is under-performing
  • Gorkha Rifles bagged the gold medal in the Cambrian Patrol Competition
  • Greyhounds and the Special Operation Group neutralised 24 members of CPI(M)
  • Haji Ali Dargah Trustallowed women to enter the sanctum sanctorum
  • PM Modi condemned triple talaq
  • President wants world leaders to come together against terrorism
  • Rajasthan and UNICEF starts a drive to end child marriages
  • CBI will have a new Director of Prosecution
  • Apex court stayed away from Hindutva judgement
  • CJI says freebies can't be camouflaged as welfare measures
  • Narendra Modi Scholarship for Muslim students received enthusiastic response
  • Paul Beatty’s novel The Sellout, won the Man Booker Prize
  • The committee, headed by L. Narasimha Reddy gave report on OROP
  • IMD is looking to transfer its data into the cloud
  • Govt said no change in the existing equivalence of the service ranks
  • SC says it will not give exhaustive list of dos and don't sin political speeches
  • Supreme court says Centre failed to deliver on its assurance
  • PM Modi will spend Diwali with soldiers of the ITBP
  • Delhi police have arrested visa agent in connection with Pak espionage ring
  • PM celebrates Diwali with ITBP men
  • Deepavali was celebrated for the first time at the United Nations
  • Oceans are responsible for ice ages

International Issues

  • Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Inter-Services Intelligence chief to be replaced
  • The Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency
  • Five Indian-Americans are among the richest in the U.S.
  • Tension between China and US continues to grow
  • Syria issue disturbs Russia and West relations
  • Israel suspended its cooperation with Unesco
  • Bangladesh-China relationship upgraded to strategic partnership
  • Russia announced an eight-hour “humanitarian” ceasefire in Aleppo
  • Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo
  • UK to play important role in EU till it is a member
  • Pakistan to appoint a new Army chief in few days
  • Under the law, it is prerogative of the Prime Minister to appoint the new Army chief.
  • Iraq said no to Turkey’s help in Mosul
  • Sri Lanka drafts new law to counter terrorism
  • Russia will destroy all of its chemical weapons by the end of 2017
  • Islamic State is trying to tap into already established jihadist groups in Asia
  • Italy struck with most powerful earthquake in three decades

India & The World

  • Vice-President concluded three-day visit to Hungary
  • India declared its commitment to play role in energising the Bay of Bengal community
  • India offered to help in reconciliation of Myanmar
  • India extended support to Myanmar
  • Sino-Indian military exercise in Ladakh
  • A support scheme for the Nitaqat to help Indian workers
  • India and Russia called for collective action against terrorism
  • India and Russia to bring back old dynamism


  • Centre rethinks 40% NPS annuity order
  • The Tea Board of India has decided to keep on hold the post-auction settlement module
  • RBI has asked banks to replace debit cards for security reasons
  • Union brought a logo for the IPR Policy
  • Draft bankruptcy bill to be ready soon
  • Regional connectivity proposal may face problems
  • Moody's report says India's infrastructure needs require PPP model
  • Centre has turned optimistically cautious about regional connectivity scheme
  • International Air Transport Association disappointed over India’s opposition
  • Government to come up with second version of APMC act
  • Cyber criminals from Pakistan may target banks infrastructure
  • The Centre is working with State governments to introduce a One India concept
  • India is not looking at full capital account convertibility
  • NIIF CEO says India needs $150 billion to $300 billion over the next five years
  • The Centre is planning to monitor flights landing
  • More than Rate cuts are required for Indian Economy
  • The Centre will provide higher a subsidy to airlines
  • Number of debit cards misused were very few
  • NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman defends GST rates
  • World Economic forum says gender gap has narrowed in India
  • Govt formed a committee to look into the regulator TRAI’s recommendation
  • Centre will hold a special high-level meeting with States for reforms
  • India improved its position to 130 in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business 2017 report
  • India has third largest startup companies
  • Due to falling device prices India’s mobile subscribers to increase
  • Cabinet approved agreement on trade, commerce and transit with Bhutan
  • GMR group gets compensation in Maldives
  • Centre made a cautious move towards large scale disin vestment
  • Benami Transactions Amendment Act will come into force on November 1
  • India must be in a state of readiness to implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement
  • New year according to Hindu calendar started
  • Sluggish tax revenues of states will make it difficult to implement 7th pay commission

Science & Technology

  • Special telescope-array established in Ooty
  • India and Russia have agreed to double the range of the BrahMos
  • Russian spaceship Soyuz MS-01 successfully touched down
  • Omega-3 may help in curing Alzheimer's


  • Indian football team gets its best ranking till date
  • India won Kabaddi World Cup

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