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.

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