Daily Current Affairs : OCTOBER 30, 2017


Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurated Bidar-Kalaburagi New Railway Line in Karnataka:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Indian Railways’ 110km Bidar-Kalaburgi railway track in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region that is aimed at reducing the distance between Bengaluru and New Delhi by 380km and travel time by six to eight hours.


  • Capital: Bengaluru
  • Chief Minister: Siddaramaiah
  • Governor: Vajubhai Vala

ITBP gets “GSAT-6” communication satellite to monitor Chinese border:

 After the Doklam standoff with the Chinese army, the government has armed the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) with ISRO’s geostationary communication satellite, GSAT-6, to supervise the nearly 3,500-km-long Sino-Indian border. The satellite will enable the force to track activities along the border and alert the government and other security agencies if it notices something suspicious.

Centre releases Rs 8,698 cr as GST compensation to states:

 The centre has released Rs 8,698 crore to states to compensate them for revenue loss following GST implementation.

All states barring Rajasthan and Arunachal Pradesh, have been given compensation for the first two months (July-August) after Goods and Services Tax rollout.


India-UAE Partnership Summit to further accelerate bilateral trade and investment between two countries:

 The two-day India-UAE Partnership Summit being inaugurated in Dubai hopes to further accelerate bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. The Summit with a theme of Investment Implementation, will deliberate at how key projects in India can be executed with the support of UAE based businesses and investors. Healthcare, tourism, infrastructure and education are some of the areas of focus during the Summit.

United Arab Emirates

  • Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham
  • Capital: Abu Dhabi


SIDBI revamps portal for easy credit access:

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has revamped its portal www.udyamimitra.in with enhanced features to provide easy access to credit and hand-holding services for micro small medium enterprises (MSME).

Ease of doing business: India likely to have jumped 30 spots to 100th ranking in World Bank report

India is likely to have jumped 30 places to hit 100th spot in the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking of 190 countries, according to media reports.


Vice admiral Ajit Kumar assumes charges as the vice chief of naval:

 Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, AVSM, VSM has assumed charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff from Vice Admiral Karambir Singh AVSM in, New Delhi. Vice Admiral Karambir Singh proceeds to Visakhapatnam and is scheduled to take over as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command on 31 Oct 17.


Rwanda gets first cricket stadium:

Rwanda’s first cricket stadium was inaugurated by President Paul Kagame as a permanent home for developing the sport in the country.

 Lewis Hamilton claims fourth world title & Max Verstappen wins Mexican Grand Prix:

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton has been crowned Formula One world champion after he finished ninth in a dramatic Mexican Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton secure a fourth drivers’ title and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen a won third Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton clinched his fourth drivers’ world championship in unexpected but dramatic fashion when, after a first lap collision with title rival Sebastian Vettel, he finished ninth in the Mexican Grand Prix.

French Open badminton: Kidambi Srikanth wins men’s singles title and 1st to win 4 superseries in 1 year:

 India’s Kidambi Srikanth’s dream season continued as he brushed aside the challenge of Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in straight games to win the French Open Super Series men’s singles title, in Paris.

Bopanna wins Erste Open, Myneni-Prashanth clinch Vietnam Open trophy:

Rohan Bopanna won the Erste Open title in Vienna with Pablo Cuevas, while the team of Saketh Myneni and Vijay Sundar Prashanth clinched the Vietnam Open trophy at the Ho Chi Minh City.

Pakistan to host next Asian Cricket Council Emerging Nations Cup in April:

 Pakistan will host the next Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Nations Cup in April next year and PCB chairman Najam Sethi hoped that India would send its team for the event.


  • Currency: Pakistani rupee
  • Capital: Islamabad
  • Prime Minister: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Patna pirates clinch third consecutive pro kabaddi title:

Patna Pirates thumped Gujarat Fortune giants  at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai to clinch the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season 5 title.

Virat Kohli becomes Fastest Batsmen to score 9000 ODI runs:

 Virat Kohli became the sixth Indian and the fastest to complete 9000 ODI runs during the series-deciding third game against New Zealand.

Indian women’s hockey team beat China 4-1 in Asia Cup:

Indian with an all-round performance to stun China 4-1 and register their second consecutive victory at the women’s Asia Cup hockey tournament.


World Stroke Day – October 29:

29 October is observed as World Stroke Day. With an objective to create awareness on stroke risks, the purpose for observing this day is also to demonstrate the measures to reduce them and the steps to improve health.

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