🔘 The government has extended the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding to avail the income support of Rs 6,000 per year under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme till November 30.
🔘 India International Cooperative Trade Fair (IICTF) 2019 will be organised in New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan between 11 and 13 October would enhance the role of small peasants and cooperative organisations in export.
🔘 The Nobel Assembly has announced the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine at Karolinska Institutet. The prize will be awarded jointly to William G. Kaelin, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza. They have been nominated for the prize for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.
🔘 German World Cup champion Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from soccer.
🔘 The ambitious Pradhan Mantri Innovation Learning Programme – DHRUV – will kick start at ISRO in Bengaluru on 10th October 2019 and will conclude on 24th of this month at IIT, Delhi.
🔘 Air Force Day is celebrated every year by the Indian Air Force on 8th of October. This year Indian Air Force celebrated its 87th anniversary. The IAF was founded on October 8, 1932.
🔘 Sprinter Nirmala Sheoran has been banned for four years for doping and stripped of two titles from 2017 Asian Championships.
🔘 India has got the 1st Rafale fighter jet “RB-001” built for the Indian Air Force (IAF) in France. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh received the 1st Rafale combat jet aircraft at Production Unit of Dassault Aviation in France.
🔘 India has hit out against Turkey for its unilateral military offensive in north-east Syria. India called on Turkey to exercise restraint and respect Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
🔘 This year’s Global Observance of World Habitat Day will be held in Mexico City on Monday, 7th October. Celebrations will also be held across the world, including in the capital of Cameroon – Yaounde, Nakuru in Kenya, and Vancouver in Canada.
🔘 Jammu and Kashmir has lifted the travel ban on tourists, after almost two months. A security advisory asking all tourists to leave the valley with immediate effect due to intelligence on terror threats was issued on August 2, 2019.
🔘 The Central Board of Direct Taxes has launched “Faceless e-Assessment scheme” that eliminates physical interface between an assessing officer and an assessee. They also inaugurated the National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC).
🔘 The World Mental Day was observed across the world on October 10, 2019 with the theme ‘suicide prevention’. The day’s main aim is to raise awareness regarding mental health issues.
🔘 The All India Institute of Medical Sciences in collaboration with the Union Health Ministry launched the 1st-ever website and mobile application on oral health awareness “eDantSeva“. The digital platform contains information about the National Oral Health Programme and a detailed list of all the dental facility and colleges, Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material.
🔘 The Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Narendra Modi gave its approval to double the honorarium for ASHA workers to Rs 2000/ month.
🔘 Austrian author Peter Handke has been awarded with the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Nobel Prize in Literature is considered as the most prestigious award in the literary world.
🔘 The State Bank of India (SBI) on October 10, 2019 reduced its lending rates by ten basis points and revised the savings rate by 25 basis points for fixed deposits under Rs 1 lakh.