Daily Current Affairs October 01&02

Dear Champions, as you all know that a lot of competitive exams have been notified consequently. Candidates have to prepare themselves according to the level of competition and expectation of the Recruitment board. Regarding that one of the most important topic is Daily Current Affairs October 01&02. Current Affairs in the form of contemporary events of national & international play a crucial role in almost every competitive exams like Banking, Insurance, SSC, UPSC, TNPSC, Railway etc.

Current affairs are the most dynamic yet scoring among all sections and need to be prepared from the right source. Here, we cafunsta team, providing  Daily GK Updates, Current Affairs Questions, and Monthly  current affairs pdf.


October 01&02| Daily Current Affairs 2022

Important Days – Daily Current Affairs October 01&02

1. National Pension System Diwaswas observed on?
A) October 1
B) October 4
C) October 2
D) October 5
E) October 3
Answer: A) October 1

  • Date: October 1
  • Day: National Pension System Diwas
  • Observed by: Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
  • Others: PFRDA is organising this campaign under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority:

Founded: 23/08/2003
HQ: New Delhi
Chairman: Supratim Bandyopadhyay
Under: Ministry of Finance

Sports – Daily Current Affairs October 01&02

2. Rosy Meena Paulrajset new pole vault national record at National Games,she belongs to which of the following state?
A) Telangana
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Tamil Nadu
E) Odisha
Answer: D) Tamil Nadu

  • In National Games, Haryana leads the medals tally with 29 medals including 14 Gold, seven silver and eight bronze followed by Services with nine gold, six silver and seven bronze.
  • Uttar Pradesh has also won nine gold, four silver and seven bronze medals.
  • In Women’s Pole Vault, Rosy Meena Paulraj from Tamil Nadu set a new National Record with the jump of 4.20m.
  • She broke 8-year-old record that was set by V. S. Surekha.
  • Long Jumper Jeswin Aldrin won the men’s long jump gold medal with a meet record leap of 8.26 meter, which also helped him qualify for the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
  • The Tamil Nadu long jumper’s winning leap at the IIT Gandhinagar athletics track
  • measured 0.1 meter above the automatic World Athletics Championships 2023 qualifying standard of 8.25 meter.
  • Andhra Pradesh’s Jyothi Yarraji won the women’s 100m gold medal.
  • Jyothi Yarraji is the national record holder in the women’s 100m hurdles but she scorched the track in 11.51 seconds to take a memorable win.
  • The 36th National Games 2022 is being held across six cities, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar, in Gujarat.

Ranking – Daily Current Affairs October 01&02

3. Indore ranked cleanest city for ____ time in a row?
A) 4th
B) 6th
C) 2nd
D) 5th
E) 3rd
Answer: B) 6th

Rank City State/UT
1 Indore (6th time) Madhya Pradesh
2 Surat Gujarat
3 Navi Mumbai Maharashtra
4 Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh
5 Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh
6 Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
7 Tirupati Andhra Pradesh
8 Mysore Karnataka
9 New Delhi Delhi
10 Ambikapur Chhattisgarh

Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs October 01&02

4. How many crore UPI transactions done in September?
A) 647crore
B) 689 crore
C) 656 crore
D) 624 crore
E) 678 crore
Answer: E) 678 crore

  • UPI transactions grew by over 3 per cent to 6.78 billion in September from a month ago.
Month Number of Transaction Amount
January 461 Crore ₹ 8.32 lakh crore
February 452 Crore ₹ 8.26 lakh crore
March 545 Crore ₹ 9.60 lakh crore
April 558 Crore ₹ 9.83 lakh crore
May 594 Crore ₹ 10.41 lakh crore
June 586 Crore ₹ 10.14 lakh crore
July 628 Crore ₹ 10.63 lakh crore
August 657 Crore ₹ 10.72 lakh crore
September 678 Crore ₹ 11.16 lakh crore


National Payment Corporation of India
Founded: 2008
HQ: Mumbai
Chairman: Biswamohan Mahapatra (Non-Executive)
MD & CEO: DilipAsbe
Under: RBI,Ministry of Finance

5. Govt issued draft guidelines for RRBs listing; minimum net worth how many crores?
A) Rs 500 crores
B) Rs 700 crores
C) Rs 300 crores
D) Rs 600 crores
E) Rs 400 crores
Answer: C) Rs 300 crores

  • In a bid to enable regional rural banks (RRBs) to raise resources by listing on stock exchanges, the government has issued draft guidelines that set certain basic criteria, including net worth of at least Rs 300 crore during the previous three years.
  • They should also have capital adequacy above the regulatory minimum level of 9 per cent in each of the preceding three years.
  • The RRBs should have a track record of profitability and earned operating profit of minimum Rs 15 crore for at least three out of the previous five years, according to the draft guidelines issued by the finance ministry recently.
  • Besides, there should not be any accumulated loss and the lender should have given return on equity of minimum 10 per cent in three out of the preceding five years.
  • As per the draft norms, the responsibility of identifying suitable lenders for issuing initial public offering (IPO) has been left with the respective sponsor banks.

Ministry of Finance:

Union Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman (Rajya Sabha MP,Karnataka)
Minister of State: Bhagwat Karad(Rajya Sabha MP,Maharashtra),Pankaj Choudhary (Maharajganj,Uttar Pradesh)

Business and Economy – Daily Current Affairs October 01&02

6. GST collections rose by how many percent in September?
A) 26%
B) 20%
C) 24%
D) 18%
E) 25%
Answer: A) 26%

  • India’s tax collection from the sale of goods and services soared 26 per cent to Rs 1.47 trillion in September.
Month GST Collection
January ₹ 1,40,986 lakh crore
February ₹ 1,33,026 lakh crore
March ₹ 1,42,095 lakh crore
April ₹ 1,67,540 lakh crore
May ₹ 1,40,885 lakh crore
June ₹ 1,44,616 lakh crore
July ₹ 1,48,995 lakh crore
August ₹ 1,43,612 lakh crore
September ₹ 1,47,686 lakh crore

Appointments – Daily Current Affairs October 01&02

7. Who among the following appointed asDirector-Refineries of HPCL?
A) L Patnaik
B) S Dharshan
C) S Bharathan
D) K Deshmukh
E) SP Dharkar
Answer: C) S Bharathan

  • Organization: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL)
  • Position: Director – Refineries
  • Appointed: S Bharathan
  • Others: Bharathan was serving as Executive Director – Refineries Coordination with Additional Charge of Research and Development (R&D).


Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
Founded: 1974
HQ: Mumbai
CMD: Pushpa Kumar Joshi

8. Who among the following appointed as new chief of IAF Eastern Air Command?
A) L Patnaik
B) S Dharshan
C) S Bharathan
D) K Deshmukh
E) SP Dharkar
Answer: E) SP Dharkar

  • Air Marshal S P Dharkar took charge as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Indian Air Force’s Eastern Air Command.
  • Dharkar, the former Director General of the Defence Space Agency, succeeds Air Marshal D K Patnaik.
  • Prior to his new posting as chief of the IAF Eastern Air Command, Dharkar was the Senior Air Staff Officer at South Western Air Command in Gandhinagar.

Indian Air Force:

Founded: 26/01/1950
HQ: New Delhi
Motto: Touch the sky with Glory
Air Force Day: October 8
Chief of the Air Staff (CAS): Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs October 01&02

9. Which of the following state CM laid foundation stones for developmental projects worth Rs 71 crore in Mandi?
A) Telangana
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Himachal Pradesh
E) Odisha
Answer: D) Himachal Pradesh

  • Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated and laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs. 71.38 crore at Gandhi Chowk in Mandi town.
  • Chief Minister inaugurated Rs. 5.5 crore new building of Municipal Corporation, Rs. 6 crore building of Residential Quarters IRBN 3rd Battalion at Pandoh, Rs. 2.42 crore Armory Store and Armory Building of IRBN 3rd Battalion at Pandoh, Rs. 88 lakh building of Veterinary Hospital Pandoh and Rs. 72 lakh Trekker Hut of Forest Department, in Mandi.
  • Apart from this the foundation stone of Rs. 28.94 crore Water Supply Scheme for newly added areas of Municipal Corporation Mandi, Rs. 3 crore Municipal Corporation Parking and Red Cross shopping Complex Mandi, Rs. 92 lakh Parking in Zonal Hospital Mandi and Rs. 23 crore Regional Institute and Training Center of Health and Family Welfare Mandi were also laid by the CM.

Himachal Pradesh:

Capital: Shimla(Summer),Dharamshala(Winter)
CM: Jai Ram Thakur
Governor: Rajendra Arlekar
Language: Hindi
National Park: Mahaveer HarinaVanasthali National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Kalatop- Khajjiar WLS
Ramsar Site: Chandertal Wetland, Pong Dam Lake, Renuka Wetland
Tiger Reserve: –
Power Station: Dehar Hydro Electric Power Plant
Dams: Koldam in Sutlej River
RRB: Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank (PNB)
UNESCO Site: Great Himalayan NP Conservation Area

10. Indian medical devices industry size may grow to $50 billion by which year?
A) 2035
B) 2045
C) 2030
D) 2025
E) 2040
Answer: C) 2030

  • The Indian medical devices industry has the potential to grow at an annual rate of 28 per cent to reach $50 billion by 2030, Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Health & Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya.
  • Indian medical devices industry has the power to emerge as the global leader in manufacturing and innovation in next 25 years.
  • It has the potential to grow at 28 per cent p.a. to reach $50 billion by 2030, Mandaviya said while addressing an event to launch the website of India MedTech Expo 2022 (IMTE-22).
  • MedTech Expo 2022 is the first ever expo being spearheaded by the Government in association with Indian medical devices industry.
  • The three-day IMTE-22 will start on 9th December 2022 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers:

Union Minister: Mansukh L Mandaviya(Rajya Sabha MP,Gujarat)
Minister of State: BhagwanthKhuba(Bidar,Karnataka)

11. Which of the following state attracted over Rs 2.5 lakh crore investments in 8 years?
A) Telangana
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Himachal Pradesh
E) Odisha
Answer: A) Telangana

  • Telangana has attracted over 2.5 lakh crore in investment across various sectors in the last 8 years due to business-friendly policies and atmosphere, state Industries Minister KT Rama Rao.
  • We gave more than 20,000 clearances (to business proposals) in last 8 years through TS iPass attracting more than Rs 2.5 lakh crore of investment and created 1.6 million or 16 crore direct job opportunities.


Capital: Hyderabad
CM: K Chandrashekar Rao
Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan
Language : Telugu
National Park: Mahaveer HarinaVanasthali National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Manjeera crocodile WLS
Ramsar Site : –
Tiger Reserve: NagarjunasagarSrisailam
Power Station: Ramagundam Thermal Power Station
Dams: Somasila Dam in Pennar River
RRB: Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank & Telangana Grameena Bank (SBI)
UNESCO Site: Kakatiya Rudreshwara Temple

12. Which of the following state extended free rice scheme for 9.05 lakh beneficiaries for 3 more months?
A) Telangana
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Himachal Pradesh
E) Odisha
Answer: E) Odisha

  • The Odisha government asked officials to extend the free distribution of rice among 9.05 lakh people under its State Food Security Scheme for three more months.
  • Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed the officials to distribute five kilograms of rice per month free of cost to beneficiaries of the scheme till December end.
  • Altogether 2.92 lakh families will get benefit from it.
  • The direction came two days after the Centre extended its programme to provide free rations to the poor at Rs 44,762 crore as it looked to ease pain from high inflation.


Capital: Bhubaneshwar
CM: Naveen Patnaik
Governor: Ganeshi Lal
Language: Odia
National Park: Simplipal National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Kapilash WLS
Ramsar Site: BhitarkanikaMagroves, Chilka Lake
Tiger Reserve: Satkosia
Power Station: Hirakund Hydro Electric Power Plant, Talcher Super Thermal Power Station
Dams: Muran Dam in Muran River
RRB: Odisha Gramya Bank (IOB), Utkal Grameen Bank (SBI)
UNESCO Site: Sun Temple Konark

13. NTPC clocked how many percent growth in power generation during Apr-Sep?
A) 17.3%
B) 19.5%
C) 16.2%
D) 18.4%
E) 15.1%
Answer: E) 15.1%

  • NTPC group companies recorded a generation of 203.5 BU from April to September 2022, registering an increase of 15.1% from 176.8 BU generated in April to September 2021.
  • NTPC Rihand (3,000 MW) in Uttar Pradesh was the top performing thermal power plant with 90.22 per cent Plant Load Factor (PLF or capacity utilisation) between April to September 2022.
  • Overall PLF of NTPC coal stations stood at 76.3 per cent in the period under review.
  • The total installed capacity of NTPC is 70,234 MW.
  • NTPC is expanding its footprint in new business areas like green hydrogen, waste-to-energy and e-mobility.
  • India’s largest power producer is also aiming for a 10 per cent reduction in net energy intensity by 2032.


National Thermal Power Corporation
Founded: 07/11/1975
HQ: New Delhi
Chairman & MD: Gurdeep Singh

14. NMCG approved how many Projects worth Rs 1145 crore pertaining to sewerage management, and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment?
A) 30
B) 15
C) 10
D) 14
E) 20
Answer: D) 14

  • National Mission for Clean Ganga, NMCG has approved 14 Projects worth one thousand 145 crore rupees pertaining to sewerage management, industrial pollution abatement River Front Development and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment.
  • These include eight projects of sewerage management in five main stem Ganga basin states – Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal.
  • These projects were approved at the 45th meeting of the Executive Committee of NMCG held under the chairmanship of Director General, NMCG G. Asok Kumar.
  • Ministry of Jal Shakti in a statement said that for sewerage management, four projects in Uttar Pradesh were approved including tapping of Assi drain in Varanasi by constructing a 55 million litres per day Sewage Treatment Plant, STP, and other works costing around 308 crore rupees.
  • The project was sanctioned with the objective of achieving zero untreated discharge from three drains Assi, Sanme ghat, and Nakhha.
  • Other projects include the construction of 13 MLD STP, and renovation of existing structures in Vrindavan City costing over 77 crore rupees.
  • A big project for establishment of four Biodiversity Parks in four districts of Uttar Pradesh namely Hapur, Bulandshahar, Badaun, and Mirzapur has also been approved at an estimated cost of around 25 crore rupees.
  • The NMCG also approved indicative funds of 45 crore rupees for the installation of decentralized wastewater treatment systems in the main stem Ganga basin States.

Ministry of Jal Sakthi:

Union Minister: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat(Jodhpur,Rajasthan)
Minister of State: Prahlad Singh Patel (Damoh,Madhya Pradesh),BishweswarTudu(Mayurbhanj,Odisha)

15. Swachh Bharat campaign was launched in which of the following state?
A) Telangana
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Himachal Pradesh
E) Odisha
Answer: B) Uttar Pradesh

  • Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur launched a month-long nationwide Swachh Bharat 2022 at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh on 1st October.
  • Speaking on the occasion Mr. Thakur said, Swacch Bharat will make Swasth Bharat and Youth will play a very important role in this campaign.
  • The Minister informed that Prayagraj stood first in the Indian Swacchta league which was organised in 1850 towns of the country.
  • Later, Mr. Thakur participated in the cleanliness drive in the Sangam area of the city.
  • Many students, social, and political workers, members of Nehru YuvaKendras along with general public participated in the drive along with the Minister.
  • Swachh Bharat 2022 programme is being organised in six lakh villages of 744 districts across the country through the network of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) affiliated Youth Clubs and National Service Scheme Affiliated Institutions.

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports:

Union Minister: Anurag Thakur (Hamirpur,Himachal Pradesh)
Minister of State: NisithPramanik(Cooch Behar,West Bengal)

16. Govt launched ONDC, an alternative to Flipkart & Amazon what does O stands for in ONDC?
A) Open
B) Online
C) Order
D) Opened
E) Ordered
Answer: A) Open

  • To reduce the dominance of e-commerce giants like Flipkart and Amazon, the government rolled out its big initiative Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC)  for public in Bengaluru.
  • With the help of ONDC, government plans to help small retailers and create an alternative to dominant global giants like Amazon and Walmart, who controls over half of India’s fast-growing e-commerce market.

17. PM Modi launched 5G services at ____ India Mobile Congress?
A) 5th
B) 3rd
C) 6th
D) 2nd
E) 4th
Answer: C) 6th

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 6th India Mobile Congress at Pragati Maidan in Delhi and launched 5G services.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspected the exhibition at Pragati Maidan.

18. How many mobile manufacturing units where in India in 2014?
A) 3
B) 4
C) 6
D) 5
E) 2
Answer: E) 2

  • From 2 mobile manufacturing units in India in 2014, country now has over 200 mobile factories.

Over All Review

Important Days

  • National Pension System Diwas (NPS Diwas).


  • Rosy Meena Paulraj from Tamil Nadu sets new pole vault national record at National Games.


  • Indore adjudged cleanest city for 6th time in a row in Centre’s annual survey; Surat, Navi Mumbai secure 2nd, 3rd spots respectively.

Banking and Finance 

  • UPI transactions up over 3 pc at 678 crore in September.
  • Govt issues draft guidelines for RRBs listing; minimum net worth Rs 300 cr.

Business And Economy

  • GST collections rise by 26% to over Rs 1.47 trn in September 2022.


  • S Bharathan takes over as Director-Refineries of HPCL.
  • S P Dharkar new chief of IAF Eastern Air Command.

National Affairs

  • Himachal CM lays foundation stones for developmental projects worth Rs 71 crore in Mandi.
  • Indian medical devices industry size may grow to $50 billion by 2030: Mandaviya.
  • Telangana attracts over Rs 2.5 lakh crore investments in 8 years: Minister KT Rama Rao.
  • Odisha govt extends free rice scheme for 9.05 lakh beneficiaries for 3 more months.
  • NTPC clocks 15.1 pc growth in power generation during Apr-Sep.
  • NMCG approves 14 Projects worth Rs 1145 crore pertaining to sewerage management, and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment.
  • Youth will play very important role in Swachh Bharat campaign: Union Minister Anurag Thakur.
  • Govt launches ONDC, an alternative to Flipkart & Amazon, in Bengaluru.
  • PM Modi launches 5G services at 6th India Mobile Congress.


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