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
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