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

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