Oct 21 2016

  • The first-ever global conference to strengthen Arbitration and Enforcement in India has started in New Delhi.
  • The very strong Typhoon Haima has recently hit the Philippines that cause widespread destruction.
  • The Ministry of Urban Development has signed MoU with the Ministry of Railways to develop smart railway stations.
  • The Maharashtra government has launched ‘Kaushalya SETU (Self-Employment and Talent Utilisation)’, a skill development programme for students.
  • The book “The Sleepwalker’s Dream” has been authored by Dhrubajyoti Borah, a Guwahati-based Assamese writer and novelist.
  • Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, the Union Civil Aviation Minister, has launched the Regional air Connectivity Scheme (RCS) in New Delhi that seeks to get more people to fly in the smaller towns.
  • Indian  Railways organizes Conference on Heritage Rail Tourism jointly with  Asia Pacific Heritage & Rail Tourism Organisation
  • Infrastructure major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has signed MoU with the Maharashtra government for Nagpur smart city project .
  • Activist Irom Sharmila formed a new political party named People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) ahead of the Assembly polls in Manipur in 2017.
  • Pakistan to enforce complete ban on Indian TV, radio contents from 21 October
  • According to New World Wealth, India’s financial hub Mumbai has been named among top 15 cities globally in terms of total wealth held, while London topped the list.
  • The Milan city council bestowed honorary citizenship on His Holiness the Dalai Lamadespite strong objections from Chinese government.
  • The Sports Journalists’ Association of Mumbai (SJAM) named cricket legend Sunil Manohar Gavaskar for it’s Lifetime Achievement award .
  • Japan’s Morinari Watanabe elected President of International Gymnastics Federation
  • Wipro to buy cloud services firm Appirio for $500 million
  • HCL to acquire Butler America Aerospace for $85 million
  • Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Rani Gaidinliu was commissioned into the Indian Coast Guard in Visakhapatnam by Director-General of Coast Guard Rajendra Singh.
  • Book titled The Sleepwalker’s Dream authored by Dhrubajyoti Borah, President of Asam Sahitya Sabha
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