Oct 20 2016

  • Three-day International Conference on voter education has been inaugurated by Chief Election Commissioner of India Dr. Nasim Zaidi.
  • Indo-Bangla bilateral meeting for Agartala-Akhaura rail project has been held in Agartala (Tripura).
  • South African struggle icon Mewa Ramgobin (83-year) has passed away at Cape Town.
  • The three-day Air Force Commanders’ Conference held at Air force Headquarters, New Delhi.
  • Railways  and Urban Development Ministries signed an MoU for five years to redevelop railway stations and adjoining areas on smart city lines for enhancing passenger amenities, easy access to stations, enabling optimal utilisation of land at railway stations.
  • The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 28th Accountants General Conference in New Delhi.
  •  A new terminal is equipped with facilities of international standard IN Vadodara.The facility has also been rated by Green Ratings of International Habitat Assessment, the highest national rating for green buildings considered by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Maharashtra government launched ‘Kaushalya Setu’, its skill development programme for students.
  • A Saudi Arabian Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was executed in October 2016 for shooting a man, Adel al-Mohaimeed, dead. He Prince shot the man during a noisy fight three years ago in the capital Riyadh.
  • SBI has declared Silchar as its 5th zone in North East after Guwahati, Shillong, Dibrugarh and Jorhat, which will cater to the banking needs of the people of Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur along with the Barak Valley.
  • World Bank president Jim Yong Kim announced USD 2 billion loans for Bangladesh to help Bangladesh to fight climate change.
  • In a deal reportedly worth close to $2 billion, India is set to acquire a second Akula2 nuclear-powered attack submarine from Russia.
  • Mumbai based Nayan Khanolkar got the one shot that would go on to win him the prestigious Wildlife Photographer Award, 2016 by the BBC and Natural History Museum in London
  • First time Western Railways Team won the 15th USIC- International Shooting World Championship with 10 medals(5 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze) held at Saint Mandrier, France.
  • Renowned British statistician Sir David Cox has been awarded with the inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics.
  • World Osteoporosis Day is observed on October 20 every year
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