• NASA extends Dawn Mission at dwarf planet Ceres
  • Peru approves medicinal use of marijuana
  • GSTN launches excel-based offline tool to file initial GSTR-3B returns
  • Rajasthan Government introduces bill prohibiting probes against judges, officers without sanction
  • APEDA to promote NE products in Bangladesh and Myanmar
  • Government permits banks to sell more small savings schemes
  • October 21: Police Commemoration Day
  • 5-member committee formed to select editor-in-chief of RSTV
  • Government sets up expert group for suggestions on artificial intelligence policy
  • India tops list of pollution-linked deaths: Study
  • India, Brazil, South Africa sign IBSA Trust Fund agreement
  • INDRA 2017: First tri-services military exercise between India-Russia begins
  • Hemidactylus kangerensis: New species of large gecko discovered in Eastern Ghats
  • Jaipur and Srinagar Airport ranked first and second in ACI-ASQ Survey
  • NHAI to get power to speed up Bharatmala programme
  • EPFO launches new facility to link UAN with Aadhaar online
  • Sunny Verghese appointed as new chairman of World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Indian-American Gitanjali Rao wins 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge
  • Hans Joachim Schellnhuber wins 2017 Blue Planet Prize
  • ISKCON’s Govardhan Eco Village wins Green Platinum Award
  • US author George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize
  • Times Higher Education Rankings: IISC & IIT Bombay among world’s top 200 for engineering
  • Prime Minister dedicated first All India Institute of Ayurveda to nation
  • Sawfish more threatened than tigers: Scientists
  • MCX launches India’s first commodity options in Gold
  • India inks MoC to send interns to Japan for training
  • #IamThatWoman: WCD Ministry launches campaign on women for women
  • October 17: The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • First Investment Agreement signed between NIIF and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • Defence Ministry to raise three new tri-service agencies
  • INS Kiltan commissioned into Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam
  • CarbFix Project: World’s first negative emissions carbon-capture plant begins operations in Iceland
  • 16 October: World Food Day
  • October 15: International Day of Rural Women
  • TM Krishna wins 2015-16 Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
  • Current Affairs Daily Digest: October 14, 2017
  • Need to balance national interest, human rights on Rohingya refugees: SC
  • World’s largest combustion research centre inaugurated at IIT Madras
  • Audrey Azoulay elected as Director General of UNESCO
  • Bureau of Indian Standards Act 2016 comes into effect
  • October 14: World Standards Day
  • Current Affairs Daily Digest: October 12-13, 2017
  • Mitra Shakti 2017: India-Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise held in Pune
  • Government launches Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana
  • IWAI raises Rs. 660 crore through Bonds
  • US withdraws from UNESCO accusing it for anti-Israel bias
  • Two Experimental Ebola vaccines found safe, effective in human trial
  • IIP rises to 9-month high of 4.3% in August 2017
  • October 13: International Day for Disaster Reduction
  • INS Satpura, Kadmatt participates in Passage Exercise in Japan