- L Narasimha Reddy committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) has submitted its report to Ministry of Defence
- Karnal Singh, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Union territories cadre, has been appointed as the Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED).
- Sunil Mittal, the founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises, has been appointed as the chairman of global telecom body Global System Mobile Association (GSMA)
- Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar have been honoured with the 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought
- The first National Ayurveda Day is celebrated on October 28 with the theme “Ayurveda for Prevention and Control of Diabetes” to create awareness on people’s health
- Antartica’s Ross Sea has been declared as world’s largest Marine Protected Area (MPA)
- Legendary Kashmiri singer and Padma Shri awardee, Raj Begum (89) has recently passed away in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
- The book “Family Life” has been authored by Akhil Sharma, an Indian born-American author.