- Heisnam Kanhailal (75), the Manipur-based theatre legend, has recently passed away in Imphal, Manipur.
- The Bathukamma festival is a floral festival, which is celebrated every year by the Hindu women of Telangana.
- The Indian Air Force (IAF) Day is celebrated every year on October 8. Recently, the 84th anniversary of the IAF has been celebrated with traditional pomp and gaiety at the National Defence Academy (NDA)
- India’s first-ever international arbitration centre has set up in Mumbai, Maharashtra on October 8, 2016.
- The World Post Day (WPD) is observed each year on October 9 to commemorate the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland.
- Doordarshan has recently signed an agreement with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) regarding the transmission of 4 Gyan Darshan Educational channels.
- Nico Roseberg has won 2016 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix
- The book “Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha” has been authored by Thich Nhat Hanh.