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
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