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
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