Nov 28 2016

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently launched the ‘Indian Police at Your Call’ mobile app at a national police conference in Hyderabad organised by the Intelligence Bureau (IB)
  • In celebration of the 50th anniversary of United Nations Commission on International TradeLaw (UNCITRAL), UN organised the two day conference “Global Standards for Rule-based Commerce” at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi from November 28, 2016.
  • Association for Promoting Social Action (APSA), a Bengaluru based NGO, haslaunched a 16-day campaign ‘Every8Minutes’ to create awareness against child trafficking and missing children in the city.
  • Delhi displaces Mumbai as India’s economic capital, claims Oxford Economics report
  • Maharashtra based  RBL Bank has tied up with non banking finance company Bajaj Finance to launch a series of co-branded credit cards for Indian customers.
  • Utkarsh Micro Finance gets final nod by RBI to set up Small Finance Bank 
  • Mobiwiki launched mobile app ‘MobiKwik Lite ‘to make life easier for small business holders
  • Indian teen golfer Aditi Ashok defeated Nanna Koerstz Madsen to win the inaugural Qatar Ladies Open in Doha, Qatar on November 26, 2016.
  • Argentina defeated Croatia to win their first ever maiden Davis Cup tennis title in Zagreb, Croatia on November 28, 2016
  • Indian team wins silver in World Robot Olympiad held at Greater Noida
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world, celebrated its 68th Raising Day on 27th November 2016.
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Nov 27 2016

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Humsafar train between Gorakhpur and Delhi`s Anand Vihar terminus from Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh on November 27, 2016.
  • The Reserve Bank of India has increased the Cash Reserve Requirement (CRR) for excess deposits amount collected in banks between September 16 and November 11 to 100% while the current CRR is 4%, effective from November 25, 2016.
  • Lt Gen Qamar Bajwa has been appointed as the chief of Pakistan Army by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He will replace Gen Raheel Sharif who will retire on November 29, 2016.
  • Indian golfer from Kolkata, Smriti Mehra played clinched her maiden Hero womens Professional Golf Tour title with a total score of 208 after 54 holes at the Palms Golf Club and Resort in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on November 27, 2016.
  • Lewis Hamilton win his 53rd Grand Prix title , while Rosberg, Sebastian, Verstappen claims the second, third and fourth position respectively on November 27, 2016 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • India’s largest ride-hailing service Ola cabs has tied up with lenders like State Bank of India (SBI) and Punjab National Bank (PNB) to set up mobile ATM in the cab to help people withdraw cash easily.
  • Indian Railways and IRCTC have included “transgender as third gender” in the option alongside male and female in ticket reservation and cancellation forms both online and offline.
  • Former Asian Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan will be presented the ‘Best Boxer’ award by the International Boxing Association for his performance this year, during the world body’s 70th anniversary celebrations on December 20.

Nov 26 2016

  • The Constitution Day (or Samvidhan Divas) is celebrated every year in India on November 26 to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India.
  • Fidel Castro (90), the revolutionary leader and former President of Cuba, has recently passed away in Havana, Cuba
  • M C Mary Kom, an Olympic bronze-medallist and a 5-time world champion, to be honoured with ‘Legends Award’ by International Boxing Association (AIBA) on December 20,2016.
  • The Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh has recently launched e-pashuhaat portal (www.epashuhaat.gov.in) to connect farmers and breeders of bovine animals.
  • Second Edition of Windmill Festival to be held  in Mumbai
  • 51st Annual Conference of Directors General and Inspectors General of Police 2016 began in Hyderabad.
  • Canara bank and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance sign agreement to sell insurance product
  • Mariamma Koshy appointed as New president of Hockey India 
  • Cyrus Mistry removed as Tata Steel chairman during board meeting held in Mumbai on November 25, 2016. He was replaced by former head of SBI, O P Bhatt
  • Sachin Singh (49kg) wins Gold Medal at the Aiba Youth World Boxing Championships St Petersburg 2016 held at St Peterburg, Russia on 26 November 2016. He defeated Jorge Grinan of Cuba.
  • Every year National Milk day is observed on 26th November in the memory of Father of the White Revolution Verghese Kurien on his birth anniversary.First National Milk day was observed on November 26, 2014.

Nov 25 2016

  • The Rajasthan government will start the Annapurna rasoi programme to provide quality meal at cheap price to people belonging to the weaker.
  • Indian Railways will soon introduce an advanced system “Tri-Netra” on its trains which will help to reduce train accidents
  • Mumbai Ranked Among World’s Top Trending Tourist Destinations For 2017
  • Kerala based South Indian Bank has launched contactless debit card which is based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology on November 2, 2016.
  • Two natural disasters including a powerful hurricane and an offshore earthquake hit the Central America simultaneously on November 24, 2016 in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Costa Rica.
  • Nalini Sriharan’s autobiography, “Rajiv Gandhi assasin, hidden truths, Priyanka meeting Nalini” Released.
  • Former Editor of Times of India Dileep Padgaonkar passes away
  • Every year on November 25, 2016 is celebrated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world

Nov 24 2016

  • The Andhra Pradesh government has recently launched the “Smart Water Distribution Monitoring” web interface through which people can check the status of drinking water in the water tanks nearby.
  • Captain Radhika Menon from India has been honoured with the 2016 International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Award
  • India has recently signed bank information sharing deal with Switzerland for the implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) between the two countries.
  • Yudhvir Singh Malik, an 1983-batch Haryana cadre IAS officer, has been appointed as the new Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
  • The 2017 Energy Club of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be chaired by Turkey which is the first non-SCO country to do so.
  • Maharashtra based YES Bank, announced a partnership with Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) on November 24, 2016 to digitise payment of bus tickets for Gujarat People.
  • The US President-elect Donald Trump on November 23, 2016 appointed Nikki Haleyof South Carolina to serve as US ambassador to the United Nations.

Nov 23 2016

  • Pankaj Patel has been elected as the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for the year 2017.
  • The Palampur Assembly Constituency has become the India’s first e-assembly constituency at Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh.
  • The 2nd edition of the Windmill Festival, touted as India’s first International Children’s festival, will be held at Reliance Jio Garden in Mumbai on January 14 and 15, 2017.
  • Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand has been conferred the first ‘World Sanskrit Award’ for her contribution towards promotion of the language by the Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi.
  • The fifth edition of International Tourism Mart began in Imphal on November 23, 2016.
  • Airtel Payments Bank Ltd (Airtel Bank), a subsidiary of the country’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel, started its first pilot banking services in Rajasthan from November 23, 2016.
  • NABARD has sanctioned Rs. 21,000 crores to the District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) to help farmers in Rabi agricultural seasons.
  • Sun Pharma to acquire 85% stake in Russia’s Biosintez for $60 million
  • The 13th World Robot Olympiad(WRO) to be held for the first time in India this year

Nov 22 2016

  • India has recently become an associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world.Its headquarters is in Geneva
  • Akshaya Mukul, the senior journalist, has been awarded the 2016 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his book “Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India”
  • Ram Naresh Yadav (89), the Veteran Congress leader and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, has recently passed away in Lucknow
  • India & Switzerland Sign ‘Joint Declaration’ for the implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI)
  • Prime Minister of Portuguese, Antonio Costa will be the Chief Guest at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention which will be held in Bengaluru from January 7 to 9, 2017.
  • The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has recognized Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand with the first ‘World Sanskrit Award’ for the year 2015 while American linguist and Indologist Prof. George Cardona with World Sanskrit Award for the year 2016
  • Pankaj R Patel was elected as the new President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for the year 2017. He will replace Harshavardhan Neotia,Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group.
  • Agni-I successfully test fired from Odisha Coast
  • Veteran vocalist and Padma Vibhushan awardee M Murali Krishna passed away in Chennai on November 22 2016. He was 86.

Nov 21 2016

  • SP Balasubrahmaniam, the legendary singer, has been honored with the 2016 Centenary Indian Film Personality of the year award at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2016 at Panaji in Goa
  • The Indore-Patna Express train derailed in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh early morning about 3.10am on November 21, 2016
  • The income-tax (I-T) department department has signed a contract with L&T Infotech Ltd to launch Project Insight in May 2017 from May 2017
  • The 10-day-festival ‘Sangai Festival 2016’ inaugurated by Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh on November 21 2016. It will continue till November 30 2016
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on November 21, 2016, inaugurated the six-lane Greenfield Agra-Lucknow Expressway at Bangarmau in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh
  • India has been ranked 20th on Climate ChangePerformance Index (CCPI) 2017 according to Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe Publication.
  • 2016 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit or the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week which started on 14 November 2016 came to an end on 20 November 2016 in Lima, Peru.
  • World’s first Bollywood theme park was inaugurated in Dubai on 17 November 2016. The name of the park is Bollywood Parks, and it is a part of Dubai Parks and Resorts (DPR) which is the “largest integrated theme park resort” of Dubai.
  • Mahesh Bhalla Appointed As Chief Mentor Of StartupsClub India
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned ‘INS Chennai’, the third indigenously built guided missile destroyer in Kolkata class on November 21, 2016.
  • Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to win ATP World Tour Finals, seals rank one for year 2016
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar defeats Jeev Milkha Singh to win Indonesia Open
  • World Television Day – November 21 2016

Nov 20 2015

  • Israeli president Reuven Rivlin arrived India on November 14, 2016 on a six-day visit to strengthen bilateral ties.
  • Smriti Irani distributed PAHCHAN Identity Cards to Artisans in Gujarat
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojna, an ambitious housing scheme for rural poor, in Agra on November 20, 2016.
  • Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs andInternational Cooperation, has been conferred the prestigious Mother Teresa International Award by the Mumbai-based NGO Harmony Foundation
  • Indian-American author Amitav Ghosh has been named for the 2016 Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award  in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Indian literary space.
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh honoured Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar with Dr Nagendra Singh International Peace Award for his efforts in ensuring world peace on November 20 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.
  • Umaro Sissoco Embalo sworn in as the PM of Guinea-Bissau
  • Next Generation Weather Satellite GOES-R launched by NASA
  • PV Sindhu won maiden China Open Super Series title defeating Sun Yu of china
  • The Universal Children’s Day celebrated on November 20 2016

Nov 19 2016

  • The 2016 World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, has started in London, United Kingdom (UK).
  • The Telangana government has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indian unit of Microsoft Corporation for digital Telangana programme.
  • International Conference on Brucellosis 2016 and the 69th meeting of the International Society on Brucellosis was inaugurated in New Delhi from November 17 to 19, 2016
  • The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, inaugurated the Rail Vikas Shivir at Surajkund (Faridabad, Haryana ) through video conferencing on November 18, 2016.
  • India and the UK have signed 3 Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) on November 18, 2016, to have a smooth taxation system between the two and reduce differences arising between the two due to transfer pricing issues.
  • A revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion (DTAA) with respect to taxes on income, along with its protocol, was signed between India and Cyprus on November 18, 2016 in Nicosia (Cyprus)
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik announced that The Government has approved the establishment of National Institute of Sowa Rigpa at Leh (Jammu & Kashmir)
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced in an online press conference on November 19, 2016, that the Zika Virus occurrence will no longer poses a world public health emergency.
  • World’s oldest central bank, Central Bank of Sweden is taking step to launch a national digital currency e-krona to solve the problem of a dramatic drop in the domestic use of cash.
  • Iran exceeds Saudi Arabia, becomes India’s top crude oil supplier
  • Dr Sonam Wangchuk of Ladakh won Rolex Global Enterprise Award
  • Catholic Syrian Bank appoint C.V.R. Rajendran as MD & CEO
  • World Toilet Day – November 19 2016

Nov 18 2016

  • The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by Tamil Nadu government to review the judgment of the Apex Court that banned Jallikattu in 2014
  • The Supreme Court on, November 17, 2016, regulated  that a child who is adopted by a Hindu widow would not have any rights on the property of the woman’s expired husband and could only lay claim over the property inherited by his mother
  • The government has formed an inter-ministerial committee on November 17, 2016, to solve the queries of NRIs, tourists from abroad and foreign missionsover demonetization issue
  • TANGEDCO has decided that the 45-year-old Ennore Thermal Power Station in Tamil Nadu will shut down forever when the coal stock is exhausted on November 16, 2016.
  • 56 years old NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson became the oldest female astronaut to travel to space at 3:20 pm on November 17, 2016.This will be the third ISS mission for Whitson.
  • The 3rd World Internet Conference began in China’s Wuzhen on November 16, 2016 and the event will continue till November 18, 2016.
  • India is not inclined to automatically grant the coveted ‘Market Economy Status’ (MES) to China under World Trade Organisation (WTO) norms in December 2016.
  •  Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (KAT) Zone of Bank of Baroda (BoB)organised an online Light up a Smile Campaign at the SOS Children Village at Bengaluruto bring smiles on the faces of more than 150 children residing in the village.
  • Canara Bank has introduced mobile ATM to lower the burden of the people due to the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
  • Noted flutist Pandit Hari Prasad Chourasia was awarded the 2016 Sumitra Charat Ram Award for lifetime achievement in the field of Indian classical music at Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra in the presence of Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi, Shekhar Sen on November 17, 2016.
  • TCS and Vedanta, leading Indian Companies, have been awarded care at the 3rd annual Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards (ACES) for their leadership in sustainability, corporate social responsibility, eco consciousness and community.
  • Airtel announces merger with Axiata in Bangladesh
  • Scientists genetically modifies photosynthesis process, increase crop yield by 15%
  • Dharambir Singh, a Haryana sprinter, who was recently barred from representing the country in the Rio Olympics at the last minute for failing a dope test, has been sentenced a ban of eight years by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).
  • Sunway Taihulight has been named as the world’s fastest supercomputer title, as per recently released semiannual Top 500 list of supercomputers.
  • The 2016 Great Indian Film and Literature Festival (GIFLIF) will be held at DLF Cyber Hub in Gurugram, Haryana from December 2 to showcase the vernacular spirit of Indian film and literature.
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been awarded 2016 Digital Innovator of the Year

Nov 17 2016

  • Google launched photo scanning app
  • Bejing and its adjacent areas have issued orange alert for pollution
  • Actress Sonam Kapoor has won best actress award for her film Neeraja at the Asian movie awards to be held in Dubai
  • 1947 -is aadhar toll free helpline number
  • Rustom-2 unmanned combat air vehicle is successfully completed its first flight. Its developed by DRDO
  • Indian golfer SSP Chowrasia won Asian tour title
  • Axis bank is set to launch intelligent banking chat bots
  • Anil ambani led Reliance group has launched UNLIMIT,an independent unit that will provide IoT (internet of things)services
  • World philosophy day is observed on third Thursday of every November
  • Jaipur is set to host National children’s film festival with the theme Make in India
  • Post-truth is declared as word of the year by for the year 2016 by oxford dictionaries
  • Chattisgarh became the first state to adopt a resolution that welcomes demonetization scheme of Central govt
  • Indian Navy will get four advanced maritime reconnaissance aircraft  P-8I
  • Hunar Haat(Skill Haat) is the exhibition organised by ministry of minority affairs at international trade fair 2016 to exhibit and promote artisans from minority communities

Nov 16 2016

  • India and ADB signed 500 million UD dollar loan to build country’s longest river bridge across river Ganga in Bihar
  • Harshit Bhatt has replaced Cyrus mystry as chairman of  Tata Global beverages
  • Federal research and methodological centre for tolorence psychology and education has won 2016 UNESCO -madanjeet Singh prizet for the promotion of tolorence and non violence
  • Maharashtra became first state in India to adopt Fly ash utilization policy
  • The union cabinet approved constitution of special committee for interlinking of rivers
  • India and Israel have signed two agreements in the field of water resource management and agriculture
  • International solar alliance framework which is the brainchild of PM Narendra modi is signed by 20 countries
  • The 2016 world internet conference is going to be held in Wuzhen ,China
  • International day for tolerance and peace is celebrated on Nov 16
  • “Hand in hand 2016 ” India China joint training exercise is kicked off in pune
  • Zakir Naik’s NGO Islamic research foundation is declared illegal
  • Tajamul Islam won gold at kickboxing championship held at Italy
  • Padmini Rout has won national women chess championship
  • Union budget for 2017 will be presented on Feb 1
  • Federal bank has received permission from RBI to open its first oversea branch at Dubai international financial centre

Nov 15 2016

  • China has successfully launched X-ray pulsar navigation satellite XPNAV-1 that will conduct inorbit experiments
  • New Zealand is hit with earthquake of magnitude 7.8
  • Israel President Reuven Rivlin has arrived at New Delhi
  • e-ttansactions and ATM charges are waved off till December 31
  • A team from IIT Madras has successfully transformed nanoscale pieces of silver to gold and vice versa
  • India-US has collaborated to study on pelagic fish
  • A task force has been formed under the chairmanship of RBI deputy Governor S S Mundra for recalibration of ATMs
  • State bank of India is the first bank to rollout newly issued 500 rupees notes
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the operations of Gwadar port
  • Super moon was observed on Nov -14

Nov 14 2016

  • Nov 14 iis observed as world diabetes day
  • Australia has announced national rollout of an online programme for preschoolers to learn foreign languages including Hindi
  • PM Narendra modi inaugurated the international conference and exhibition on sugarcane value chain -vision 2025 sugar at pune
  • “ESIC” Employee state insurance corporation has launched “Kahin bhi Kabhi bhi” medical facilities for its beneficiaries of Delhi
  • PM Narendra modi flagged off shabd bhedi super fast weekly express train from ghaziapur to Kolkata
  • India international trade fair begins at pragati maidan New Delhi
  • Swiss tennis master Roger Federer bagged ATP sportsman of the year award
  • Lewis Hamilton won Brazilian grand Prix
  • Golfer Aditi ashok became first Indian women to win a ladies European tour title “Hero women’s Indian open”
  • Jalandhar based capital small finance bank ltd(India’s first small finance bank) has commenced operations

Nov 13 2016

  • A Gopinathan is reappointed to the joint inspection unit of the united Nations by general assembly
  • Columbia and FARC rebel group have announced new peace agreement
  • PM Narendra modi laid foundation stone for Mopa green field international airport and Tuem electronic manufacturing cluster in Goa
  • India and Bhutan have signed bilateral trade agreement for one year
  • Punjab national Bank has won surjit hockey tournament
  • Sydney Australia will host 2018 invictus game for wounded military persons
  • Narinder Batra is elected as President of international hockey federation
  • Pawan Goenka is appoeinted as MD of mahindra and mahindra
  • Facebook cofounder Mark Zukerberg is named as “business person of the year” 2016 by fortune magazine
  • Ujjivan financial services limited has received license from RBI to set up small finance bank busines

Nov 12 2016

  • Australia ratifies Paris deal on climate change
  • Raj Bisaria has been selected for Kalidas Samman award for 2015-16
  • India and Japan signed ten agreements to boost bilateral trade
  • PM Narendra modi and his couterpart japanese PM Shinzo Abe exchanged MoU of cooperation between Gujarat govt and Hyogo prefecture
  • Public service broadcasting day observed on Nov 12
  • India and Japan signed landmark nuclear deal
  • Russian swimmer Vitaly Melkinov banned for 8 years on charges of doping
  • Legendary cricketer Rahul Dravid has been appointed as brand ambassador for t-20 blind world cup
  • IMF has approved 12 billion dollars loan to Egypt
  • SBI net profit shrinked by 35% for d quarter July-Sep
  • Paytm acquires Delhi based shopsity
  • Kumbakonam based city union bank has launched countries first banking robot called Lakshmi
  • UDAN -Ude desh ka aam naagarik 

Nov 11 2016

  • The competition committee of India is selected to host 2018 international competition network in New Delhi
  • Himachal Pradesh govt launched Mukhya mantri shikshak samman yojana
  • Tennis player Maria Sharapova has been appointed as UN good will ambassador when her doping ban expires in April 1
  • Mukesh Ambani is third in the list of richest Asian
  • SAIL has won golden peacock award  for corporate governance
  • Anil bokil is the real brain behind the PM Narendra Modi’s currency withdrawal move
  • Mike Pence is appointed as vice President elect of US by US President Donald Trump

Nov 10 2016

  • The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda has recently launched the “Healthy India Initiative” magazine and “No More Tension” mobile App for promotion of health and to strengthen the health communications programmes in New Delhi.
  • The 2018 International Competition Network (ICN) annual conference will be hosted by Competition Commission of India (CCI) at New Delhi in March –April 2018.
  • The Chhattisgarh government has launched “Lakshya Bhagirathi” campaign to complete the irrigation projects that could not be completed.
  • Guy Ryder has been re-elected Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • Amitav Ghosh, an acclaimed Indian-American fiction author, will be honoured with the Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Indian literary space.
  • The 2016 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will be held in Lima, Peru from November 19-20.
  • The Union Minister of Human Resource and Development, Prakash Javadekar has launched the world’s largest digital national building initiative “Smart India Hackathon 2017” in New Delhi to harness creativity & technical expertise of over 30 lakh students from technology institutes in remotest parts of India.
  • The Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana has been launched by Rajiv Pratap Rudy, who is the Minister of State (I/C) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. It is the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)’s flagship scheme on entrepreneurship education and training.
  • The second-edition of BRICS Communication Ministers meeting has started in Bengaluru, Karnataka on November 10.
  • Republican Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States. Mr. Trump is now the oldest person to be elected President.
  • The 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress was recently held in New Delhi. It was attended by 900 participants from 60 countries.

Nov 09 2016

  • Heisnam Kanhailal (75), the Manipur-based theatre legend, has recently passed away  in Imphal, Manipur.
  • The Bathukamma festival is a floral festival, which is celebrated every year by the Hindu women of Telangana.
  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) Day is celebrated every year on October 8. Recently, the 84th anniversary of the IAF has been celebrated with traditional pomp and gaiety at the National Defence Academy (NDA)
  • India’s first-ever international arbitration centre has set up in Mumbai, Maharashtra on October 8, 2016.
  • The World Post Day (WPD) is observed each year on October 9 to commemorate the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland.
  • Doordarshan has recently signed an agreement with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) regarding the transmission of 4 Gyan Darshan Educational channels.
  • Nico Roseberg has won 2016 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix
  • The book “Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha” has been authored by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Nov 08 2016

  • Kanubhai Gandhi (87), grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and a former NASA scientist, has recently passed away in Surat, Gujarat
  • Syrian freelance journalist Hadi Abdullah has been bestowed with the 2016 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) – TV5 Monde Press Freedom Prize in journalist category for reporting from some of the most perilous zones in his country’s 5-year-old war.
  • The 64th edition of International Congress of Aviation and Space medicine (IAASM) has started in New Delhi on November 7
  • Recently, Indian wushu team has won 5 medals in 8th Sanda World Cup at Xian, China. In it, Y Sanathoi Devi won the silver for India in 52kg category
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned $48 million loan to help Assam state continue to its drive to improve access to efficient and reliable power in the national capital
  • The Rashtriya Kalidas Samman will be conferred to Banshi Kaul for 2016-17 and Raj Bisaria for 2015-16.
  • The book “The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology” has been authored by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil.
  • The Indian Army successfully completed the task of laying an irrigation pipeline for the villagers in Demchok region of Eastern Ladakh.
  • Govt to open Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Kendra in every Parliamentary Constituency
  • India’s third largest private sector bank Axis Bank has announced its partnership with Flipkart to launch ‘Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card’.
  • Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai has been appointed as the chairman of the Fund Trustee and Advisory Commission (FTAC), Kerela.

Nov 07 2016

  • India has been ranked 2nd out of 36 nations on the global business optimism index during the third quarter (July-September 2016)
  • The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has started at Marrakech in Morocco on November 7.
  • The National Cancer Awareness Day is observed every year in India on November 7
  • M Rajeshwar Rao has been appointed as the new Executive Director (ED) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  • Praveen Kumar Sharma has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Central Registry of Securitisation Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest of India (CERSAI).
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to be the mascot of ‘Incredible India’ campaign
  • India and Britain signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on intellectual property rights (IPR) and ease of doing business following delegation-level talks led by Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Theresa May.
  • Life Insurance Corp., has been the country’s most attractive brand in the banking and financial services segment for the third year.
  • Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi to establish a ‘Joint Advanced Technology Centre’ (JATC).
  • 128th birth anniversary of CV Raman – November 7 2016

Nov 06 2016

  • Online platform Nyaaya expanding indian laws launched
  • After‘Operation Calm down’ in South Kashmir, Army is now aiming on another operation’School Chalo, under which it identifies areas and provides students with free coaching and make them participate in extra-curricular activities.
  • Buddha Mahotsava kicks off in Arunachal Pradesh
  • National Green Tribunal(NGT) given its approval for the week-long annual Baliyatra festival from November 14 at the designated ground if the same was not located on Mahanadi riverbed as was alleged in the original application (OA).
  • 3 day International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition PETROTECH-2016  inaugurated by  Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on December 5,2016.It was organised by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Anurag Bhushan unveiled Mahatma Gandhi statue in Dubai
  • India among world’s top 3 countries for launching new start-ups
  • Google capital changed its name to capitalG

Nov 05 2016

  • The Assam government has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN to boost State air connectivity.
  • Pandit Amaradeva (88), the legendary Sri Lankan singer and composer, has recently passed away in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka
  • The first-ever World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) has been observed on November 5, 2016.
  • The book “An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India” has been authored by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, the Lok Sabha MP.
  • The 12th edition of International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition “Petrotech-2016” will be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on December 5
  • The Government of India (GoI) will host the 2016 International Energy Forum – International Gas Union (IEF-IGU) Ministerial Forum in New Delhi on December 6, 2016, which is also supported by GAIL (India) Limited and the Natural Gas Society of India.
  • The first ever International Agro-biodiversity Congress (IAC) has started in New Delhi on November 6, 2016.
  • Indian women’s hockey team has won the 4th edition of the 2016 Asian Women’s Hockey Champions trophy- 2016 by defeating China in the final by 2-1 in Singapore.
  • The three day Indian Languages Festival (ILF) Samanvay, focusing on the themes of ‘Language as Public action’ commenced with the noted Gandhian Ela Bhat in New Delhi on November 5 2016.
  • India and Venezuela sign deals to increase oil production worth $1.45 billion
  • The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Mumbai-based RBL Bank announced a new loan portfolio guarantee that will facilitate up to $75 million for lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in off-grid, solar rooftops, and energy efficiency sectors.
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) launched ‘Startup Mentorship Circle‘ in Mumbai to mentor startups
  • Taylor Swift has topped Forbes magazine’s list of the highest-earning female
  • Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley awarded the Haryana government was conferred with the award for outstanding work in the field of e-governance at the ‘State of the States Conclave 2016’ in New Delhi.
  • Kamala Harris, California’s Attorney General, is on the cusp of becoming the first Indian- American Senator in the US Congress
  • Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (MMS) has set the Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal at 70,000 kilometres above the surface of the Earth by NASA( National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Nov 04 2016

  • India will host 7th session of Conference of Parties (COP7) on tobacco control from November 7-12, 2016 at India Exposition Mart in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Jagat Prakash Nadda, the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, has recently launched “Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan” in New Delhi to improve health care facilities for pregnant women. Under the scheme, pregnant ladies will be given free health check-up and required treatment free of cost on 9th of every month
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated Asia’s largest man-made “Jungle Safari” at Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh.
  • LinkedIn has signed MoU with Union Ministry of Human Resource Development to create more jobs opportunities for Indian students. As part of the MoU
  • The Bhitarkanika National Park is a national park located in the Kendrapara District, Odisha.
  • The Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched an online survey for Overseas Indian Citizens in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
  • The 7th edition of Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) has inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on November 3, which will continue till November 5, 2016.
  • The Chief Minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal has recently launched the “Aware and Care” campaign by flagging off 100 Information Education Communication (IEC) mobile vans.
  • India, Sweden agree to enhance collaboration in energy sector
  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee distributed 43,000 bicycles to class eleventh students of state-run, aided and sponsored schools under ‘Sabuj Sathi’ at Jamboni in West Midnapore.
  • Paris climate change agreement entered into force
  • Central Government has canceled the three licenses of over 11,000 NGOs under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) for failing to apply for their renewal within the deadline.
  • Indian-origin researcher Shamik Chowdhury won the German Green Talent award
  • Meryl Streep considered for Golden Globes lifetime award
  • Marking another milestone in the progress of India, a young Indian lawyer Aniruddha Rajput has won a seat in the hotly-contested United Nations (UN) General Assembly
  • Bollywood Actor Ranveer Sing was named the first Indian ambassador for promoting 2017 Switzerland Tourism’s campaign- “Nature wants you back“.
  • Japan launched a next-generation geostationary meteorological satellite “Himawari-9.

Nov 03 2016

  • ICICI Bank Ltd has launched “ICICI Bank Home Overdraft” facility for salaried customers.
  • Kim Byong-joon has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of South Korea on November 2, 2016.
  • Team India’s limited-overs cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named as the top most valued athlete in India, as per the recently released Forbes Fab 40
  • Maharashtra will be the first state in India to launch cyber police stations in each district to nab cyber criminals.
  • GST Council approved a four-tier GST tax structure of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%, with lower rates for essential items and the highest for luxury and de-merits goods that would also attract an additional cess
  • Minister of Railways inaugurates International Conference on Decarbonisation of Indian Railways in New Delhi
  • The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) runs the World Wide Web and has begun its 7days annual general meeting in Hyderabad.
  • The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu launched ‘Jana Chaitanya Yatra’ in Andhra Pradesh to highlight the welfare and developmental initiatives of the government.
  • Google has associated with Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) for 360 degree virtual tour of 280-odd monuments across the country.
  • YES BANK,Country’s 5th largest private sector lender has launched its “YES MOBILE 2.0” mobile Banking app with multiple industry first features, and extensive support for Banking transactions on Apple and Android based Smart Watches
  • Centre has levied anti-dumping duty on imports of steel wire rods from China to protect domestic manufacturers from cheap in-bound shipments
  • Kolkata-born Sarabjit Singh Marwah becomes Canada’s first Sikh Senator
  • TRAI set 512 kbps as minimum broadband speed in India
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States has successfully finished building the largest space telescope — one that is 100 times powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope.

Nov 02 2016

  • Sushil Chandra, a 1980-batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (IRS), is the newly appointed chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes
  • MN Sharma (93), the first chief architect of Chandigarh, has recently passed away in Chandigarh.
  • The Kerala government has launched four major programmes viz. Parippida Mission, Haritha Keralam, Ardram and Life—in the education, health, housing and sanitation sectors to mark the 60th anniversary of the state on November 1, 2016
  • Katherine Elizabeth Espín of Ecuador has won the crown of 2016 Miss Earth at the Mall of Asia Arena, Philippines.
  • The joint military training exercise “Sampriti-2016” will be conducted between India and Bangladesh at Tangail, Dhaka,
  • The book “Immortal: Death is certain for all who are born…or is it?” has been authored by Krishna Udayasankar
  • PM Narendra Modi launched the Saur Sujala Yojana in Chhattisgarh in order to provide solar powered irrigation pumps to farmers at a subsidized price.
  • Ministry of HUPA and Common Services Centre e-Governance Services India Limited of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enabling online submission of applications under PMAY(Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana)
  • Delhi govt launches Rs.200Cr Yamuna riverfront project at Sonia Vihar
  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is the proposed big-regional Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between 16 Asia-Pacific countries including India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the 10-member ASEAN.
  •  BSE aimed to operationalise the international exchange by early next year. Mock trading for the same commenced from October 3
  • ICICI Bank has launched home loan overdraft facility for salaried customers against their home loans.
  • ATM Manufacture NCR bags largest ATM order from SBI for over 7,000 machines
  • Indian actor Rekha will be honoured by the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival with a Lifetime Achievement Award
  • China displayed its Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time on  the function of opening the country’s biggest meeting of aircraft makers and buyers with a show of its military power.
  • India’s Palpreet Singh  included in 2016 NBA D-League Draft.
  • Indian Shuttler Pratul  won maiden title at Bahrain International Challenge.

Nov 01 2016

  • The United Nations’ World Cities Day is observed every year on October 31
  • The Punjab government has observed November 1 as ‘No Tobacco Day’ in an effort to discourage tobacco use in the State.
  • Kylie Verzosa from Philippines has been crowned Miss International 2016 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
  • PM Modi kicked-off Haryana’s ‘Swarna Jayanti’ celebrations from Gurugram’s Tau Devi Lal stadium on November 1, 2016.
  • Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 to curb black money comes into effect from Nov 1, 2016
  • Government fixed minimum wage of farm worker Rs 350 per day
  • Kerala becomes 3rd open defecation free state
  • The RBI has opened a second office of the Banking Ombudsman in New Delhi, taking into account the significant increase of the banking network.
  • Banks to report frauds of Rs 1 crore and above to CVC
  • NHPC commissioned 50 MW wind power project in Rajasthan
  • Veteran journalist S Nihal Singh has been awarded with ‘Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award’for his outstanding contribution to journalism which is presented by the Press Council of India.
  • Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is appointed Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak as Brand Ambassador of Swachh Rail Mission on October 1, 2016.
  • Lewis Hamilton won Mexican Grand Prix

Oct 31 2016

  • According to NITI Aayog’s index on reforms in the farm sector, Maharashtra has been adjudged the most farmer friendly state in the country followed by Gujarat and Rajasthan
  • The Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the function to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the High Court of Delhi.
  • The first meeting of National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF) was held in New Delhi.The meeting was chaired by Cabinet Secretary P.K.Sinha.
  • MOU signed between India and Palestine for setting up of Palestine-India Techno Park in Ramallah  
  • A 14-day India-Nepal joined military exercise, named Surya Kiran IX, began at Pithoragarh.
  • Jhulan Goswami Captain of Indian womens cricket team became world number 1 bowler
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi honoured Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his 141st birth anniversary in New Delhi on October 31, 2016.
  •  The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas(National Unity Day) was observed on 31stOctober, 2016 with ‘Integration of India’ as the theme

Oct 30 2016

  • India won the gold medal in the Asian Champions Trophy 2016 by beating Pakistan 3-2 in the final in Malaysia on Sunday.
  • Diwali was celebrated for the first time at the United Nations, with the world body’s imposing headquarters here lit up especially on the occasion of the Indian festival of lights.
  • The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has launched Employees Online (EO) App.
  • Bangladesh introduces temporary ban on catching Hilsa Fish 
  • Kristalina Georgieva, a former head of EU humanitarian affairs and vice-president of the European commission, has been appointed chief executive of the World Bank.

Oct 29 2016

  • The Delhi  State PWD Minister Satyendra Jain has announced a three-tier air treatment system to deal with rising air pollution in the city ahead of Diwali
  • Sports Minister Vijay Goel has granted recognition to Boxing Federation of India (BFI) as National Sports Federation for Boxing.
  • Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has launched a new train service through video conferencing between Anand Vihar to Ballia in Uttar Pradesh.
  • India has won its first-ever medal in an international roller skating racing event at the ongoing Asian Championships in Lishui,China.
  • After Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh becomes India’s second open defecation free state
  • India has ranked very poorly at 133 in a new Global Youth Development Index
  • India’s first ‘Design Yatra’ will be conducted in Kerala’s Kozhikode city between October 29-31.

Oct 28 2016

  • The National Ayurveda Day is being observed on 28-10-2016.
  • Two Yazidi women, Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar, who escaped sexual enslavement by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq, have won Europe’s top human rights award, the Sakharov prize.
  • Antarctica’s Ross Sea declared world’s largest marine reserve
  • Japanese Prince Mikasa, uncle of Emperor Akihito, died at the age of 100 on Thursday, 27 October
  • The Union Cabinet approved the establishment and operationalisation of National Academic Depository
  • The Indian documentary – Daughters of Mother India won the first prize in the Documentary Film category at the sixth CAM International Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Ajay M Gondane is appointed as the High Commissioner of India to Australia

Oct 27 2016

  • L Narasimha Reddy committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) has submitted its report to Ministry of Defence
  • Karnal Singh, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Union territories cadre, has been appointed as the Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED).
  • Sunil Mittal, the founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises, has been appointed as the chairman of global telecom body Global System Mobile Association (GSMA)
  • Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar have been honoured with the 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought
  • The first National Ayurveda Day is celebrated on October 28 with the theme “Ayurveda for Prevention and Control of Diabetes” to create awareness on people’s health
  • Antartica’s Ross Sea has been declared as world’s largest Marine Protected Area (MPA)
  • Legendary Kashmiri singer and Padma Shri awardee, Raj Begum (89) has recently passed away in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
  • The book “Family Life” has been authored by Akhil Sharma, an Indian born-American author.

Oct 26 2016

  • Paul Beatty has won the 2016 Man Booker Prize for his racial satire, ‘The Sellout’ at a ceremony in London’s Guildhall.
  • The Andhra Pradesh government has signed a FinTech Cooperation agreement with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to promote innovation financial services.
  • India has been ranked 87th out of 144 countries on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Index for 2016, improving from its 108 position in 2015. The list is topped by Iceland, followed by Finland, Norway, Sweden and Rwanda.
  • Microsoft India has launched its first full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Center (CSEC) in Delhi, which is first-of-its-kind centre in India.
  • Renato Sanches, a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for German club Bayern Munich and the Portugal national team, has won the 2016 European Golden Boy award.
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Union Science and Technology Minister, has launched a new initiatives Biotech-KISAN (Krishi Innovation Science Application Network) scheme in New Delhi to empower farmers, especially women.
  • India has been ranked 130th out of 190 countries in the World Bank’s Ease of doing business index for 2017. The list is topped by New Zealand.
  • India notifies revised double tax avoidance agreement with South Korea

Oct 25 2016

  • The World Polio Day is observed every year by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its allied agencies on October 24 to commemorate the fight against poliomyelitis.
  • The 4th edition of the India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise “MITRA SHAKTI 2016” has started at Sinha Regimental Centre in Ambepussa, Sri Lanka from October 24 and will be continued till November 6, 2016.
  • The Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation, D.V. Sadananda Gowda has launched the International Household Survey Network (IHSN) Toolkit and also launched the new Website of the Ministry in New Delhi.
  • The book “Born to Fly: Fighter pilot MP Anil Kumar teaches us there is no battle mind cannot win” has been authored by Nitin Sathe, an air commander.
  • Jammu and Kashmir (J & K) has the highest life expectancy in India for all ages, barring life expectancy at birth, as per recently data released by the Registrar General of India (RGI)
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently laid the foundation stone of Urja Ganga gas pipeline project of Rs. 51,000-crore in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Govt to invest Rs.1 Lakh Crore to boost road, Inland,Water Transport  in Assam
  • The assembly elections of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has augmented the use of IT applications to make the election process smooth, effective and transparent.
  • FM Arun Jaitley launches ‘SMS Alert Service’ for TDS deductions
  • India home to most generous people globally:Report
  • The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) notified 100 per cent foreign direct investment in ‘other financial services’ carried out by Non-Banking Finance companies(NBFCs ) to attract foreign capital into India

Oct 24 2016

  • United Nations Day – October 24, 2016
  • India’s first startup magazine “Cofounder” has been launched by Adhish Verma and Arunraj Rajendran.
  • The first National Tribal Carnival will be launched in New Delhi to promote a sense of inclusiveness amongst the tribals
  • G. Balakrishna from India has been crowned as the Mr. Asia 2016 at the recently held 5th Phil-Asia bodybuilding championships in the Philippines. He is a resident of Ramagondanahalli near Varthur in Bangalore, Karnataka.
  • India has been ranked 38th among the 51 developing countries in female literacy as per New York-based International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity.
  • The United Nations’ (UN) World Development Information Day is observed every year on October 24
  • The book “Dogs at the Perimeter” has been authored by Madeleine Thien.
  • C. Vidyasagar Rao, the Governor of Maharashtra, has inaugurated the 19th World Congress of International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) on October 24 in Nashik, Maharashtra
  • The 22nd meeting of the Western Zonal Council was held in Mumbai
  • First ‘Happiness Junction’ of India was inaugurated in Bihar’s Sonepur railway station of the East Central Railway (ECR) by Sonepur Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Manoj Kumar Aggarwal.
  • India Army team has won a gold medal at Exercise Cambrian Patrol which was organised by the British Army in Wales.The Indian Army team presented a tradition khukri as a memento to the British Army.
  • BSE has introduced a paperless SIP(Systematic Investment Plan) facility for mutual fund (MF) investors.
  • Randeep Guleria, Head of Pulmonology, and CS Yadav of department of orthopaedics, from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences have been chosen for Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy Award Roy Award for excellence in the field of medicine.
  • Pelé holds Guinness World Record for most career goals
  • J & K Governor N N Vohra appointed Bilal Nazki as the chairperson of the Jammu & Kashmir Human Rights Comission.
  • Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 United States Grand Prix
  • Indo Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) celebrated its 55th raising day

Oct 23 2016

  • The three day long conference titled, “National Initiative On Strengthening Arbitration And Enforcement In India” from October 21st to 23rd, 2016 is beingheld in New Delhi
  • Tawang festival celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG) held a 6th joint Experts Meeting on Corruption in Paris, France.
  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 19,702 crore loan to National Water Development Agency (NWDA) for 50 irrigation projects.
  • Rajasthan to launch country’s first indigenous olive oil brand.
  • TRAI imposed Rs.3050cr fine on Airtel, Voda, Idea for denying connectivity to Jio.
  • Air India has become the first ever flight to flown over the Pacific Ocean from Delhi to San Fransico (SFO), instead of the Atlantic.  Air India flew non-stop over the Ocean making the record of operating the world’s longest nonstop flight.
  • The World Free Zones Orgànisation (World FZO) has appointed P. S. Raman as its Regional Representative for SAARC countries
  • AT&T Agrees to Buy Time Warner for $85.4 Billion
  • INS Viraat, the world’s oldest aircraft carrier, was accorded a grand send-off from the port city in Kochi, after over five decades of its service to the Navy.
  • Grandmaster and Commonwealth champion Abhijeet Gupta created history at the Hoogeveen International chess tournament by becoming the first player ever to win the title twice in a row in the FIDE Open that concluded at the Dutch hamlet.
  • Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest, died at 77.
  • BJP President Amit Shah released the book ‘Andhere se Ujale ki Aur‘ authored by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a campaign through which people can send their Diwali greetings and messages to soldiers guarding the nation’s frontiers to boost their morale.

Oct 22 2016

  • The Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) is located in Andhra Pradesh.
  • The Government of India (GoI) has signed $650 million loan agreement with the World Bank (WB) for construction of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC)-III project.
  • The World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) is observed every year on October 20
  • The book “Andhere se ujale ki aur” has been authored by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, which recently launched at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
  • The Almatti Dam is a hydroelectric project on the Krishna River at the Bagalkot district in North Karnataka. The dam has been chosen for the World Bank’s Award of Excellence for best utilization of funds (Rs. 72 crore) for renovation to increase the strength of the dam.
  • India has won the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup by defeating Iran in a final by 38-29 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • India’s first railway university will be set up in Vadodara, Gujarat, which will help in carrying out innovation and modernization for the Indian Railways.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Vadodara to inaugurate the international terminal at Harni airport on October 22 016.Harni is only the second “green building” airport in country.
  • Andhra Pradesh government signed an agreement with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to promote innovation in financial services in their respective markets.
  • Mortgage lender HDFC has raised Rs.500 crore through rupee-denominated bonds from overseas investors.
  • D. Bala Venkatesh Varma appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Spain  
  • The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), a Supreme Court-appointed pollution watchdog, launched a mobile app “HawaBadlo”, aiming to improve air quality with public participation.
  • Goa joined Kochi and Navi Mumbai as one of the venues to host next year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup after it received the green signal from a high-level delegation of football’s world body.
  • A wolf named Zabivaka has been chosen as the official mascot of the upcoming FIFA football World Cup which will be held in Russia in 2018

Oct 21 2016

  • The first-ever global conference to strengthen Arbitration and Enforcement in India has started in New Delhi.
  • The very strong Typhoon Haima has recently hit the Philippines that cause widespread destruction.
  • The Ministry of Urban Development has signed MoU with the Ministry of Railways to develop smart railway stations.
  • The Maharashtra government has launched ‘Kaushalya SETU (Self-Employment and Talent Utilisation)’, a skill development programme for students.
  • The book “The Sleepwalker’s Dream” has been authored by Dhrubajyoti Borah, a Guwahati-based Assamese writer and novelist.
  • Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, the Union Civil Aviation Minister, has launched the Regional air Connectivity Scheme (RCS) in New Delhi that seeks to get more people to fly in the smaller towns.
  • Indian  Railways organizes Conference on Heritage Rail Tourism jointly with  Asia Pacific Heritage & Rail Tourism Organisation
  • Infrastructure major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has signed MoU with the Maharashtra government for Nagpur smart city project .
  • Activist Irom Sharmila formed a new political party named People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) ahead of the Assembly polls in Manipur in 2017.
  • Pakistan to enforce complete ban on Indian TV, radio contents from 21 October
  • According to New World Wealth, India’s financial hub Mumbai has been named among top 15 cities globally in terms of total wealth held, while London topped the list.
  • The Milan city council bestowed honorary citizenship on His Holiness the Dalai Lamadespite strong objections from Chinese government.
  • The Sports Journalists’ Association of Mumbai (SJAM) named cricket legend Sunil Manohar Gavaskar for it’s Lifetime Achievement award .
  • Japan’s Morinari Watanabe elected President of International Gymnastics Federation
  • Wipro to buy cloud services firm Appirio for $500 million
  • HCL to acquire Butler America Aerospace for $85 million
  • Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Rani Gaidinliu was commissioned into the Indian Coast Guard in Visakhapatnam by Director-General of Coast Guard Rajendra Singh.
  • Book titled The Sleepwalker’s Dream authored by Dhrubajyoti Borah, President of Asam Sahitya Sabha

Oct 20 2016

  • Three-day International Conference on voter education has been inaugurated by Chief Election Commissioner of India Dr. Nasim Zaidi.
  • Indo-Bangla bilateral meeting for Agartala-Akhaura rail project has been held in Agartala (Tripura).
  • South African struggle icon Mewa Ramgobin (83-year) has passed away at Cape Town.
  • The three-day Air Force Commanders’ Conference held at Air force Headquarters, New Delhi.
  • Railways  and Urban Development Ministries signed an MoU for five years to redevelop railway stations and adjoining areas on smart city lines for enhancing passenger amenities, easy access to stations, enabling optimal utilisation of land at railway stations.
  • The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 28th Accountants General Conference in New Delhi.
  •  A new terminal is equipped with facilities of international standard IN Vadodara.The facility has also been rated by Green Ratings of International Habitat Assessment, the highest national rating for green buildings considered by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Maharashtra government launched ‘Kaushalya Setu’, its skill development programme for students.
  • A Saudi Arabian Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was executed in October 2016 for shooting a man, Adel al-Mohaimeed, dead. He Prince shot the man during a noisy fight three years ago in the capital Riyadh.
  • SBI has declared Silchar as its 5th zone in North East after Guwahati, Shillong, Dibrugarh and Jorhat, which will cater to the banking needs of the people of Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur along with the Barak Valley.
  • World Bank president Jim Yong Kim announced USD 2 billion loans for Bangladesh to help Bangladesh to fight climate change.
  • In a deal reportedly worth close to $2 billion, India is set to acquire a second Akula2 nuclear-powered attack submarine from Russia.
  • Mumbai based Nayan Khanolkar got the one shot that would go on to win him the prestigious Wildlife Photographer Award, 2016 by the BBC and Natural History Museum in London
  • First time Western Railways Team won the 15th USIC- International Shooting World Championship with 10 medals(5 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze) held at Saint Mandrier, France.
  • Renowned British statistician Sir David Cox has been awarded with the inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics.
  • World Osteoporosis Day is observed on October 20 every year

Oct 19 2016

  • 10th India-United States Trade Policy Forum (TPF) meetings are being held at New Delhi.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched the Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) scheme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
  • The first-ever International Conference on Voter Education has started in New Delhi from October 20, 2016 and is organised by The Election Commission of India (ECI)
  • The book “The Adivasi Will Not Dance” has been authored by Hansda Sowendra Shekhar, which is shortlist for The Hindu Prize 2016.
  • The 315-tonne INS Tahiyu has been commissioned into the Indian Navy and is allotted to the Eastern Fleet of the Navy.INS Tahiyu is the Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) Car Nicobar Class vessel.
  • The 2nd joint tactical exercise “Sino-India Cooperation 2016” has been held between India and China in the area of Border Personnel Meeting Hut at Chushul Garrison of Eastern Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)
  • London has topped the 2016 Global Power City Index, as per 2016 GPCI report, which was recently released by the Japan-based Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies.
  • The book “Driven: The Virat Kohli story” has been written by well-known journalist Vijay Lokapally
  • Sir David Cox has been awarded with the first International Prize in Statistics, which will be presented to him in July 2017 at the World Statistics Congress in Marrakech.

Oct 18 2016

  • The World Bank will provide US $1 billion aid to Bangladesh over the next three years to fight child malnutrition.
  • Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has been appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the national SC/ST hub and zero effect on environment scheme for MSME sector in Ludhiana
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch first National Tribal Carnival in Delhi on October 25, 2016.
  • Ashok Leyland Ltd has launched India’s first made-in-India electric bus “Circuit” in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • C Radhakrishnan, the well-known writer, has been selected for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award in recognition of his contribution to the field of literature.
  • ICICI Bank has become the first Indian lender to complete a banking transaction using blockchain technology.
  • The book “Jinnah Often Came To Our House” has been authored by Kiran Doshi and is shortlisted for The Hindu Prize 2016.
  • Prime Minister Modi inaugurated three state-run mega hydro power of 1,752 MW capacity in Himachal Pradesh during his day-long maiden visit to the state
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has appointed a three-member panel to look into National Spot Exchange (NSEL) scam.
  • Indian pharmaceutical major Cipla has signed a memorandum of agreement for South Africa’s first biosimilars manufacturing facility to be set up at a cost of nearly $91 million.
  • The Maharajas’ Express, the world’s most luxurious train owned and operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), received the 2016 Seven Star Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards at Marbella in Spain.
  • Robert De Niro to award with 44th annual Chaplin Award at the annual Chaplin Award

Oct 17 2016

  • Swacch Bharat Swacch Vidyalaya campaign in 60 elementary and middle schools.
  • Negotiators from nearly 200 nations have clinched a historic deal to phase down emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — potent greenhouse gases used in air conditioners and refrigerators.
  • Sanjay Singh Appointed Member Secretary, Law Commission
  • A group of students from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur are developing drones using indigenous hardware and software.
  • PositiveShift International launched the skill development digital platform “UNO Learn” to offer skill development courses from industry experts and universities.It will offer 500+ courses now.
  • Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake situated in North America.
  • The magnificent Kashmiri Red Stag or Hangul could finally get some protection with the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) all set to declare it a ‘critically endangered’ species
  • India’s ODI against New Zealand at Dharamshala is the team’s 900th making it the world first side to achieve a milestone
  • China has successfully launched its longest-ever manned space mission “Shenzhou-11” spacecraft into space by a Long March-2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre near the Gobi Desert, China.
  • Bollywood Actress Sonam Kapoor has been bestowed with the 2016 ET Panache Trendsetter Award in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • The 104th edition of Indian Science Congress (ISC) 2017 will be held at the Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh from January 3 to 7, 2017.

Oct 16 2016

  • The expert committee headed by Prof. KS Valdiya has submitted its report on existence of Saraswati River to the Union government.
  • Indian Boxer Neeraj Goyat has recently won the 2016 WBC Asia welterweight title by defeating Australian Ben Kite in New Delhi.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated “Shaurya Smarak” a war memorial in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, which is dedicated to the soldiers of India
  • The 2nd edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM)-2016 has started at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi on October 15th to 23rd, 2016
  • It is a story about the place of fiction and truth in the midst of personal.
  • Odisha celebrated Kumar Purnima festival
  • Renowned writer C Radhakrishnan has been selected for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award
  • Mangaluru International Airport rated best in Southern region
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to organise the first ever ICC Women’s World T20 event in 2020
  • World Food Day 2016 – October 16 2016

Oct 15 2016

  • The Centre government decided to utilise the vast network of post offices across the country to sell subsidised pulses to ensure that there is no shortage of the item during this festival season.
  • Textiles Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated the India International Silk Fair in New Delhi to promote production and marketing silk across the country
  • Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari announced that  India and Germany would work on projects, worth Rs.1 lakh crore, for improving rail connectivity of Indian ports, being implemented by the Indian Port Rail Corporation Ltd(IPRCL).
  • .The ‘Farm Tourism’ scheme launched by Haryana Tourism Minister Rambilas Sharma to attract people to villages
  • 17th India-Russia Annual Summit held in Goa
  • The Maldives announced that it would leave the Commonwealth, weeks after the organisation warned it could be suspended because of its lack of progress in promoting the rule of law and democracy.
  • According to a data released by the RBI shows that India’ banking system reported total deposits of Rs 100 lakh crore for the first time ever in September
  • Transportation app Uber has signed MoU with Ministry of Electronics and IT’s CSCs(Common Services Centres) for skilling drivers on its platform.
  • Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad, an Indian scientist with the Department of Packaging, hasbeen awarded the prestigious IAFP Young scientist scholarship award.
  • Rajeev Misra has been appointed as head of $100 billion fund by Japanese telecom Softbank Corp. Prior to this, Misra was the senior managing director and partner at New York-based investment firm Fortress.
  • Manipuri boy Yengkhom brought India its first gold in Wushu after 30 years 
  • Brazil Crowned Champions Of BRICS U-17 Football Tourney
  • International Day of Rural Women – October 15, 2016
  • World celebrates Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary as students day

Oct 14 2016

  • Maneka Gandhi, the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, has launched the 2016 Women of India Festival at Dilli Haat in New Delhi.
  • The World Standards Day (WSD) is observed every year on October 14
  • The National Seismic Programme (NSP) has been launched by Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan in Odisha to trace hydrocarbon resources like oil and natural gas in Mahanadi basin.
  • Former Minister Veeranna has been selected for the Sri Maharshi Valimiki Jayanti Award for the year 2016-17, which is instituted by the Karnataka government.
  • Gurumoorthy Mahalingam has been appointed as Whole-Time Member (WTM) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
  • Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the former Uttarakhand chief minister, has been conferred with the prestigious award by the Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda for promoting human values through his literature.
  • Satish Pathak, a Pune-based innovator, has been awarded for ‘Excellence in Technical Innovation’ by the International Society of Automation (ISA).
  • India is hosting the 8th BRICS Summit, followed by first-ever BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit in Goa on October 15, 2016.
  • SEBI banned 21 entities in tax evasion case
  • The prestigious ‘V Krishnamurthy Award for Excellence’was presented to eminent scientist and former Director-General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, RA Mashelkar.
  • Indian hockey team captain, PR. Sreejesh has bagged the 28th Jimmy George foundation award instituted for the best sports person in the state.
  • Valvoline Ropes In Virat Kohli As Brand Ambassador
  • Former Formula One driver Mark Webber would retire from professional racing at the end of the world endurance season in Bahrain in November.

Oct 13 2016

  • The 2016 BRICS trade ministers has started in New Delhi to discuss ways to further enhance economic cooperation
  • The World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the 2nd Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.
  • The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is observed every year on October 13 to encourage every individual, community and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations.
  • Indian Railways has recently signed pact with Germany for running high-speed trains in India.
  • The book “Jihad in My Saffron Garden” has been authored by Dr. Roxy Arora.
  • The 2016 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to US musician and poet Bob Dylan for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.
  • Ajay Kumar Bhalla, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, has been appointed as new Director General of Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).
  • Haryana CM Khattar raised ‘Haryana ek Haryanvi ek’ slogan to eradicate casteism
  • The UN General Assembly(UNGA) will appoint Antonio Guterres as next Secretary-General to replace the retiring Ban Ki-moon on 1 January next year.
  • Vadodara based  Bank of Baroda has roped badminton Olympians P V Sindhu and K Srikanth as brand ambassadors of BOB for three years.
  • World Sight day – October 13 2016

Oct 12 2016

  • The first BRICS Trade Fair and Exhibition has started at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from October 12, 2016 to boost trade among the BRICS nations.
  • The second Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM)-2016 will be held from October 15 to 23 in the premises of Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi.
  • The book “The Story of a New Name” has been authored by Elena Ferrante. It is about the women’s fraught relationship and shifting fortunes are the life forces.
  • The first-ever World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) will be observed on November 5, 2016
  • The 3rd edition of the SAARC Sufi festival will be held at the Diggi palace in Jaipur from October 14-16, 2016.
  • India has been ranked 97th out of 118 countries in the 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI).
  • The book “The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad” has been authored by Twinkle Khanna, which will be launch on November 2016.
  • The first BRICS Trade Fair and Exhibition began in New Delhi, ahead of the BRICS political summit in Goa.
  • Mata Prasad committee appointed by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has suggested an overhaul in transmission planning to facilitate transfer of power on economic principles.
  •  ICICI Bank has successfully executed transactions in international trade finance and remittances using blockchain technology in partnership with Emirates NBD.
  • Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) has renewed its corporate agency tie-up with United India Insurance Company (UIIC).
  • Standard Chartered Bank forms tie-up with Uber
  •  Indian Oil Corp (IOC) planned to construct the nation’s longest LPG pipeline from Gujarat coast to Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh to supply to growing demand for cooking gas in the country.
  • Former CM of Uttarakhand Nishank awarded by Ugandan govt for his literary work
  • RBI ED G Mahalingam appointed Whole-Time Member at SEBI
  • Ashwin regained number one spot in Test rankings
  • Aditi Ashok becomes first female Indian golfer to record 3 consecutive top 10 European Tour finishes

Oct 11 2016

  • Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls is theme of 2016 International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC)
  • the headquarters of the International Energy Agency (IEA) is at Paris
  • Abdelilah Bekirane has been re-appointed as the Morocco’s Prime minister for another term
  • The Goa Tourism department has launched the vessels popularly known as ‘Duck Boats’ to boost tourist footfall
  • The International Dussehra festival has started at in the popular Dhalpur maidan in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.
  • The World’s first-ever Cybathlon championship for disabled athletes has started at Zurich in Switzerland.
  • Indian shuttler Ruthvika Shivani Gadde has recently won the 2016 women’s singles Russian Open Badminton Grand Prix title
  • The book “The Greatest Bengali Stories Ever Told” has been authored by Arunava Sinha
  • India’s youngest state Telangana gets 21 new districts
  • UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav launched the portal of Samajwadi Smartphone Scheme under which smartphones will be distributed to people in the state ahead of Assembly election.
  • Enhanced Foreign Trade Data Dashboard launched by Nirmala Sitharaman
  • Centre to invest 15 thousand crore to expand Panipat refinery
  • India is at the second position among countries with the highest increase in their contribution to high-quality scientific research, according to a new report which shows that the growth of research in the country is only behind China’s.
  • Philanthropist, Businesswoman Parmeshwar Godrej Passes Away
  • International Day of the Girl Child  – October 11 2016

Oct 10 2016

  • Oct 10 is celebrated as world mental health day
  • “Lalima Abhiyan” is the project launched by Madhya Pradesh Govt to make state free from Anaemeia
  • The international Gita festival 2016 will be held at Kurukshetra Haryana
  • “Half lion:How P V Narasimha Rao Transformed India” is written by Vinay Sitapati
  • Agnieszka Radwanska has won the 2016 China Open Women’s Singles Tennis tournament
  • Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics
  • Harika Dronavalli is associated with which Chess
  • Andy Murray has won 2016 China Open Men’s Singles Tennis tournament
  • Coordinated Patrol and India-Indonesia Bilateral Maritime Exercise Commenced at Belawan, Indonesia
  • SEBI proposes ban on trading tips through SMS, social media
  • Government extended anti-dumping duty on certain Chinese products
  • BHEL commissions another 660 Mw thermal unit in UP
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan bagged Outstanding Celebrity Woman of the Year award
  • Chandigarh International Airports limited (CHIAL) terminal won IBC award
  • NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has detected Great Balls of Fire (GBF), a
    mysterious super-hot blobs of gas seen near a dying star.
  • Veteran socialist leader Ram Ekbal Singh passes away

Oct 9 2016

  • Nico Roseberg won Japanese grand Prix
  • Oct 9 is observed as world post day
  • Luo zhaohui is the new Chinese ambassador to India
  • Assam CM Sarbananda Sonawal opened skill development model “pradhan mantri kaushal kendra” yojna at guwahati
  • Supreme Court stayed commercial release of genetically modified Mustard
  • Sprinter Srabani Nanda has bagged 24th Ekalavya award
  • Badminton player P V Sindhu is chosen as the brand ambassador of Vizag steel
  • Canara and Kotak mahindra have cut lending rate by 0.1%
  • All villages will be electrified by may 2017

Oct 8 2016

  • Juan Indian origin Shami Chakraborty has been appointed to the UK shadow cabinet
  • USA has lifted economic sanctions on Myanmar
  • Oct 8 is observed as Indian Air Force day
  • Actress sreelatha Menon passed away
  • The book titled ministry of utmost happiness is authored by Arundhathi Roy
  • Commonwealth finance ministers meting 2016 was held at Washington DC
  • The election commission of India collaborated with Facebook to register young voters
  • GS Jha committee is associated with Cauvery basin
  • Pradhan mantri ujjwala yojana is launched in Maharashtra
  • Antoine Griezmann is awarded with player of the tournament for UEFA 2016
  • 2016 BRICS science and technology senior official meeting was held at Jaipur
  • N P Narvekar is appointed as the President and CEO of Harvard management company

Oct 7 2016

  • Juan Manuel Santos has won Nobel Peace prize 2016
  • Heisnam Kanaiahlal, Manipur based theatre artist passed away
  • Pradeep kumar Mohanty is appointed as acting Chief justice of Jharkhand high court
  • Indian shooter Jitu Rai clinched silver medal in 50 metre pistol event at ISSF world cup held in Italy
  • Pakistan govt passed the bill to curb murder’s in the name of honour killing and it also passed the bill to punish rapist
  • TERI (the energy and research institute) has organized the first edition of the world sustainable development summit
  • Pawam Chamling is honoured with 2016 sustainable leadership award
  • Yale university has decided to honour its first black student by naming a classroom after him
  • U R Rao has been inducted in International astronautical federation hall of fame
  • MasterCard has launched its selfie pay biometric app in Europe
  • Apple is named world’s most valuable brand
  • ICICI bank has introduced digital banking on its mobile app Pockets

Oct 6 2016

  • Oil India limited has signed MoU with university of Houston to augument its reverse base and maximise recovery from its aging oil fields
  • Medical devices manufacturing Park will be set up in Tamil nadu
  • K J Yesudas is appointed as brand ambassador for Kerala govts Haritam Keralam project
  • GSAT – 18 the communication satellite of India was launched from the spaceport of Kourou in France
  • The union govt has set up the Public Debt management system to streamline govts borrowings and better cash management
  • C V Chandrashekar is conferred with Sangeet Natak academy fellow
  • Indian bridge management system is launched by union govt to make sure that the bridges across the country will remain safe
  • The book “Modis midas touch in foreign policy”  is written by Surendra Kumar and is released by Venkaiah naidu
  • Jean pierre sauvage, J fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa have won Noble prize in chemistry
  • Typhoon Chaba has hit South Korea
  • The union cabinet has approved the amendments to HIV bills
  • 23 year old Arun Vajpai became the youngest in the world to scale Mount Cho Oyu
  • United nation releases stamp honoring Carnatic singer M S Subbalakshmi
  • India economic summit began in New Delhi
  • Sushil Chandra is set to become next CBDT chief

Oct 5 2016

  • David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz of Britain has won Nobel prize in Physics
  • Kersti Kaljulaid has been elected as president of Estonia
  • European Parliament ratifies Paris climate deal
  • Noted Kerala artist Yusuf Arakkal passed away
  • India and Singapore has singned MoU on Institute of technical education service and National Skill development .another MoU between Assam govt and ITEES Singapore and another MoU in the field of industrial property cooperation
  • Film maker and elephant researcher Prajna Chowta has been appointed for Knight in the National Order of Merit medal by France govt
  • India bridge management system is launched by union minister Nitin Gadkari .It is aimed at ensuring safety of bridges in the country
  • Roopa Ganguly has been nominated for Rajya Sabha
  • BRICS under -17 football tournament begins at goa
  • IMF Revises India’s GDP forecast to 7.5%
  • Aadhaar card is made mandatory for LPG subsidy
  • According to World bank India’s GDP will be 7.6% in 2016 and 7.7% in 2017
  • Ducati Italian Superbike inked pact with YES bank
  • RBI cuts REPO rate by 25 Basis . New REPO rate is 6.25%

Oct 4 2016

  • Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan has won the 2016 Nobel prize for Medicine
  • ‘Kirobo mini’ is the baby sized robot developed in Japan
  • oct4- 10 is celebrated as world space week 2016
  • World habitat day is observed every year on the first monday of october
  • Prasar Bharathi CEO Jawhar Sircar has resigned from the post
  • Jharkhand has launched DBT(Direct benefit transfer ) scheme in Kerosene supply
  • Indian test cricket team has reclaimed the No.1 Test ranking
  • Asian development bank has signed Transfer deal with Swedish International development cooperation Agency
  • The union cabinet has rejected the proposal to bring all companies with 10 or more workers within the ambit of the EPFO
  • RBL ( Rathnakar bank Ltd) has accquired 9.99% stakes in Utkarsh Microfin
  • ADB will extend 200 million dollar loan to India for the installation of energy efficient home & street lights & water pumps
  • Ashish Vohra has been appointed as the head of Reliance Nippon Life Insurance SBI opens new branch in Myanmmar

Oct 3 2016

  • An Indian NGO “Swayam Shikshan Prayog” has bagged the UN Climate award of this year
  • Shiek Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan crown prince of Abu Dhabi is the Republic day chief guest
  • Director Katyayan Shivpuri’s film MURGA has bagged best film the best film at the Swachh Bharat Short Film festival
  • Telangana IT minister K Tarakarama Rao has been awarded with Digital Literacy award Australian Daniel Ricciardo won 2016 F-1 Malaysian Grand Prix
  • Indian Golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar has won Korea open 2016
  • Dipanjan Basu is the Chief Financial Officer of Myntra
  • Parvez ahmed is appointed as the Charmianof J&K bank
  • Rajeev Sharma is appointed as Power finance CMD

Oct 2 2016

  • Mexico’s Colima volcano has erupted ,its also known as fuego or Fire
  • Indian American professor Vinaya Manchaian has been recently named as the future leader of audiology
  • Oct 2 , Gandhi Jayanthi is Oserved as International day of non-Violence is world wide .
  • Bahubali fame Telugu actor to get wax statute at Madame Tussauds , Bangkok
  • Delhi police has launched mobile App for senior citizens
  • Skava commerce  its the mobile-first and modular e-commerce platform that delivers engaging omni-channel experiences
  • SBI has announced to launched a special financing scheme called Hope Loans.Under this scheme the customers can avail credit facility at lower rates
  • RBI has said that the lenders can publish photographs of those borrowers in the newspapers who have been declared as defaulters as per RBI guideliness
  • China’s currency YUAN has joined IMF’s Reserve currency club.It will become the fifth member of the IMF Special Drawing rights Basket
  • SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya has got one year extension

Oct 1 2016

  • Viveck Goenka is appointed as vice chairman of Press trust of India
  • Syed Shamsul Haq renowned Bangla writer passed away .He is known for writing patriotic songs on 1971 liberation war
  • Karnataka bank signed MoU with Birla Sun Asset Management Company for distribution of mutual fund products
  • Appolo hospital and Italy’s KOS group recently launched a medical rehabilitation hospital in Hyderabad
  • Pakistan Govt’s lower house of parliament has passed a landmark bill giving Hindu minority the right to register marriages
  • R sreenivasulu has been appointed as the Chairman and MD of Scooters India under the Ministry of Heavy Industries recently
  • Rani ki Vav present in Gujarat recently bagged an award for the Cleanest Iconic palce at the Indian sanitation conference 2016
  • Puducherry Joined the Regional Connectivity Scheme(RCS) of the Union Govt
  • Facebook, Amazon , Google, IBM and Microsoft recently joined  to announce a historic partnership on artificial and machine learning
  • India is set to hold 18th world Congress of Criminology

Sep 30 2016

  • R Subramania Kumar is appointed as the executive director of Indian Overseas Bank
  • The Monetary Policy committee will be headed by RBI Governor
  • Tirupathi airport was awarded the best tourist friendly airport
  • Shakti sinha is appointed as the Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and library
  • Sep 30 is observed as international translation day
  • Hooghly a district in West Bengal is declared as Open defecation free district
  • Prof. Kalakaluri Enoch noted telugu writer is conferred with Moortidevi award of Bharatiya Jnanpith 2015
  • Progress panchayat- is the programme launched by NDA govt to reach out the minority community and publicize the various welfare measures taken by the govt for their development

Sep 29 2016

  • Sep 29 is World Maritime day
  • China is set to build world’s deepest and largest high-speed railway station at the Country’s great wall
  • PMUY(Pradhan mantri ujjwala yojana) is launched in J&K
  • India and Singapore have signed MoU to give boost to innovation , creativity and technological advancement in both countries
  • Two day national conference on Prison reforms begins in New Delhi
  • Mumbai is the richest city in India
  • “Project SAKSHAM” is approved by union govt. it is a new indirect tax networkof the central board of excise and customs
  • VPBY (Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana ) is approved by govt
  • The union cabinet approved closure of Hindustan Cables Ltd
  • 29th Sep is celebrated as World heart day

Sep 28 2016

  • Jim Yong Kim is reappointed as the president of the world bank
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport became the first in the Asia-pacific region to achieve Carbon neutrality status by Airport Carbon Accreditation
  • Uttam singh the music composer will be awarded with 2016 Lata Mangeshkar award for life time achievement
  • India’s rank in the global competitiveness report 2016-17 is 39 .This is released by World Economic forum
  • Europa is the Jupiters moon where the NASA astronomers have found the evidence of water plumes
  • 28th sep is world Rabies day
  • Mysuru has been crowned the “first city free of open defecation” in the country
  • Sathiyan Gnanasekaran wins Belgium  Table Tennis open
  • Indian NGO Slum Soccer has won the inaugural FIFA diversity award

Sep 27 2016

  • “Yudh Abhyas-2016” is the joint military training excercise of India and US
  • India to ratify Paris agreement of climate deal on Oct 2
  • Railway minister Suresh prabhu has launched 6 Railway projects in Kerala
  • ISRO sucessfully launched its satellite SCATSAT-1 for ocean and weather related studies
  • Ajay Singh is elected as president of Boxing federation of India
  • EXIM bank to raise up to 1.5billion dollar via bonds
  • The worlds largest solar power plant is launched in Kamuthi Tamil Nadu
  • Allo is the instant mobile messaging application launched by google
  • India played its 500th test cricket match at green park , Kanpur against New Zealand
  • International day for the Total Elimination of nuclear weapons is observed on 26 september

Sep 26 2016

  • Druzhba-2016 is the joint military excercise of China and Pakistan
  • Pincky Balhara is the first Indian player to win a medal at Asian beach games
  • US golfer Arnold Palmer nicknamed as ‘The King ‘ passed away
  • China has launched world’s biggest radio telescope in search of extraterrestrial life
  • ISRO has recently launched 8 satellites in two different orbits in a single mission
  • Pratham is the satellite by the students of IIT-Bombay and ISRO
  • Arun Goyal is appointed as additional secretary in GST council
  • Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest Indian and second overall to take 200 test wickets
  • Madhya Pradesh Govt launches smart classroom
  • “Zolfaqar” is the home-grown missile launched by Iran
  • Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have youngest population in India
  • Ministry of Drinking water and sanitation’s Narendra singh Tomar launched a national audio-visual campaign for Swachh Bharath Mission
  • BRICS under-17 football tournment to be held in Goa
  • Bank board bureau is headed by Vinod rai

Sep 25 2016

  • Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali has won first ever Jesse Owens Olympic spirit award posthumously
  • India will be hosting the BRICS young scientist conclave 2016 at Bengaluru
  • The central govt will launch Mission Parivar Vikas in 145 High focus districts One of the India’s biggest classical music meet Akashwani Sangeet Sammelan begins in 24 different cities across the country
  • Japan is set to host 2026 Asian games
  • Sania mirza and her partner Barbora have won Toray pan Pacific open trophy in Tokyo
  • Maruthi Suzukhi India has announced crossing the milestone of 15lakh vehicles in its cumulative year
  • Foreign portfolio investors to trade directly in corporate bonds

Sep 24 2016

  • MICA the long range missile was successfully test fired by Indian air force from Mirage-2000
  • Delhi govt increased the retirement age of doctors to 65 years
  • Reoti Saran Sharma the sangeet natak academy winning Hindi and Urdu writer passed away
  • “INDRA-2016” is the joint military exercise between India and Russia
  • Navtej sarna is appointed as Indian ambassador to USA
  • Mukesh Ambani topped the 2016 Forbes list of 100 Richest Indians
  • Mohan M Shantanagoudar is appointed as the chief justice of Kerala high court
  • world’s first zero-emission train was unveiled in Berlin
  • Abraham Varghese an Indian origin physician has been presented with the National Humanities medal by US president Obama
  • The Syrian civil defence also known as the White Helmets has won this year’s Right Livelihood Award
  • Vijay Kelkar is elected as President of Indian Statistical Institute
  • Sudhir Pratap Singh is new NSG chief
  • 20th India international sea food show is held at vishakapatnam
  • Chinese e-commerce giant Ali-baba is set to launch the world’s first e-commerce satellite
  • Ftcash has tied up with ICICI bank to launch Unified Payment Interface
  • United bank has received 608cr from govt through preferential allotment of equity shares
  • The Odisha Power Generation Cooperation has won “Gold award “in the category  power plant upgrade of the year in Asian power awards 2016
  • Sanjiv singh is the new Chairman of Indian oil Corporation Ltd

Sep 23 2016

  • India and France inked 7.8 billion euro deal for 36 rafale fighter jets 
  • Delhi will be the first state to have its own bravery award. These awards will be given on independence and republic day every year 
  • Shubha Mudgal hindustani classical singer will be honoured with “Lalith Arpan” samman this year 
  • Sanjay dutta and ritesh sarothiya are selected for 2016 Clark R bavin wildlife law enforcement awards 
  • “Citizen and society ” is the book written by vice president hamid ansari and is launched by president Pranab Mukherjee 
  • Syria civil defence, Egypt’s Mozn hassan and Nazra for feminist studies, Russia’s Svetlena Gannushkina and Turkish daily Cumhuriyet are the winners of 2016 right livelihood award 
  • Government has made action plan to help India achieve 50 medals in 2024 
  • Laursen and Turbo (L&T)  has won 99.7 million dollar contract from Vietnam border control guard to design, construct and supply  high speed vessels 
  • The united planters of southern India and the China tea marketing association have signed MoU to work jointly towards sustainable development of the tea sector 
  • India is ranked 143rd in health study 
  • Visarani a tamil film is India’s official entry for Oscars 
  • HDFC bank raises 6700 via bonds 
  • K K Pahuja is appointed as the president of Indian stainless steel development association 
  • The united states central bank federal reserves keeps key rates unchanged 
  • The govt appoints three member monetary committee. Pami Dua, Chetan Ghate and Ravindra dholkia are three external members of monetary committee 
  • Mukesh Ambani is the India’s richest man for the 9th time in a row 
  • Madhusudan Sahoo is appointed as chairman of insolvency and bankruptcy board of India