Category Archives: October 2016

Oct 31 2016

  • According to NITI Aayog’s index on reforms in the farm sector, Maharashtra has been adjudged the most farmer friendly state in the country followed by Gujarat and Rajasthan
  • The Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the function to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the High Court of Delhi.
  • The first meeting of National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF) was held in New Delhi.The meeting was chaired by Cabinet Secretary P.K.Sinha.
  • MOU signed between India and Palestine for setting up of Palestine-India Techno Park in Ramallah  
  • A 14-day India-Nepal joined military exercise, named Surya Kiran IX, began at Pithoragarh.
  • Jhulan Goswami Captain of Indian womens cricket team became world number 1 bowler
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi honoured Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his 141st birth anniversary in New Delhi on October 31, 2016.
  •  The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas(National Unity Day) was observed on 31stOctober, 2016 with ‘Integration of India’ as the theme
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Oct 30 2016

  • India won the gold medal in the Asian Champions Trophy 2016 by beating Pakistan 3-2 in the final in Malaysia on Sunday.
  • Diwali was celebrated for the first time at the United Nations, with the world body’s imposing headquarters here lit up especially on the occasion of the Indian festival of lights.
  • The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has launched Employees Online (EO) App.
  • Bangladesh introduces temporary ban on catching Hilsa Fish 
  • Kristalina Georgieva, a former head of EU humanitarian affairs and vice-president of the European commission, has been appointed chief executive of the World Bank.

Oct 29 2016

  • The Delhi  State PWD Minister Satyendra Jain has announced a three-tier air treatment system to deal with rising air pollution in the city ahead of Diwali
  • Sports Minister Vijay Goel has granted recognition to Boxing Federation of India (BFI) as National Sports Federation for Boxing.
  • Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has launched a new train service through video conferencing between Anand Vihar to Ballia in Uttar Pradesh.
  • India has won its first-ever medal in an international roller skating racing event at the ongoing Asian Championships in Lishui,China.
  • After Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh becomes India’s second open defecation free state
  • India has ranked very poorly at 133 in a new Global Youth Development Index
  • India’s first ‘Design Yatra’ will be conducted in Kerala’s Kozhikode city between October 29-31.

Oct 28 2016

  • The National Ayurveda Day is being observed on 28-10-2016.
  • Two Yazidi women, Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar, who escaped sexual enslavement by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq, have won Europe’s top human rights award, the Sakharov prize.
  • Antarctica’s Ross Sea declared world’s largest marine reserve
  • Japanese Prince Mikasa, uncle of Emperor Akihito, died at the age of 100 on Thursday, 27 October
  • The Union Cabinet approved the establishment and operationalisation of National Academic Depository
  • The Indian documentary – Daughters of Mother India won the first prize in the Documentary Film category at the sixth CAM International Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Ajay M Gondane is appointed as the High Commissioner of India to Australia

Oct 27 2016

  • 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.

Oct 26 2016

  • Paul Beatty has won the 2016 Man Booker Prize for his racial satire, ‘The Sellout’ at a ceremony in London’s Guildhall.
  • The Andhra Pradesh government has signed a FinTech Cooperation agreement with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to promote innovation financial services.
  • India has been ranked 87th out of 144 countries on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Index for 2016, improving from its 108 position in 2015. The list is topped by Iceland, followed by Finland, Norway, Sweden and Rwanda.
  • Microsoft India has launched its first full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Center (CSEC) in Delhi, which is first-of-its-kind centre in India.
  • Renato Sanches, a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for German club Bayern Munich and the Portugal national team, has won the 2016 European Golden Boy award.
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Union Science and Technology Minister, has launched a new initiatives Biotech-KISAN (Krishi Innovation Science Application Network) scheme in New Delhi to empower farmers, especially women.
  • India has been ranked 130th out of 190 countries in the World Bank’s Ease of doing business index for 2017. The list is topped by New Zealand.
  • India notifies revised double tax avoidance agreement with South Korea

Oct 25 2016

  • The World Polio Day is observed every year by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its allied agencies on October 24 to commemorate the fight against poliomyelitis.
  • The 4th edition of the India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise “MITRA SHAKTI 2016” has started at Sinha Regimental Centre in Ambepussa, Sri Lanka from October 24 and will be continued till November 6, 2016.
  • The Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation, D.V. Sadananda Gowda has launched the International Household Survey Network (IHSN) Toolkit and also launched the new Website of the Ministry in New Delhi.
  • The book “Born to Fly: Fighter pilot MP Anil Kumar teaches us there is no battle mind cannot win” has been authored by Nitin Sathe, an air commander.
  • Jammu and Kashmir (J & K) has the highest life expectancy in India for all ages, barring life expectancy at birth, as per recently data released by the Registrar General of India (RGI)
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently laid the foundation stone of Urja Ganga gas pipeline project of Rs. 51,000-crore in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Govt to invest Rs.1 Lakh Crore to boost road, Inland,Water Transport  in Assam
  • The assembly elections of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has augmented the use of IT applications to make the election process smooth, effective and transparent.
  • FM Arun Jaitley launches ‘SMS Alert Service’ for TDS deductions
  • India home to most generous people globally:Report
  • The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) notified 100 per cent foreign direct investment in ‘other financial services’ carried out by Non-Banking Finance companies(NBFCs ) to attract foreign capital into India

Oct 24 2016

  • United Nations Day – October 24, 2016
  • India’s first startup magazine “Cofounder” has been launched by Adhish Verma and Arunraj Rajendran.
  • The first National Tribal Carnival will be launched in New Delhi to promote a sense of inclusiveness amongst the tribals
  • G. Balakrishna from India has been crowned as the Mr. Asia 2016 at the recently held 5th Phil-Asia bodybuilding championships in the Philippines. He is a resident of Ramagondanahalli near Varthur in Bangalore, Karnataka.
  • India has been ranked 38th among the 51 developing countries in female literacy as per New York-based International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity.
  • The United Nations’ (UN) World Development Information Day is observed every year on October 24
  • The book “Dogs at the Perimeter” has been authored by Madeleine Thien.
  • C. Vidyasagar Rao, the Governor of Maharashtra, has inaugurated the 19th World Congress of International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) on October 24 in Nashik, Maharashtra
  • The 22nd meeting of the Western Zonal Council was held in Mumbai
  • First ‘Happiness Junction’ of India was inaugurated in Bihar’s Sonepur railway station of the East Central Railway (ECR) by Sonepur Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Manoj Kumar Aggarwal.
  • India Army team has won a gold medal at Exercise Cambrian Patrol which was organised by the British Army in Wales.The Indian Army team presented a tradition khukri as a memento to the British Army.
  • BSE has introduced a paperless SIP(Systematic Investment Plan) facility for mutual fund (MF) investors.
  • Randeep Guleria, Head of Pulmonology, and CS Yadav of department of orthopaedics, from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences have been chosen for Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy Award Roy Award for excellence in the field of medicine.
  • Pelé holds Guinness World Record for most career goals
  • J & K Governor N N Vohra appointed Bilal Nazki as the chairperson of the Jammu & Kashmir Human Rights Comission.
  • Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 United States Grand Prix
  • Indo Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) celebrated its 55th raising day

Oct 23 2016

  • The three day long conference titled, “National Initiative On Strengthening Arbitration And Enforcement In India” from October 21st to 23rd, 2016 is beingheld in New Delhi
  • Tawang festival celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG) held a 6th joint Experts Meeting on Corruption in Paris, France.
  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 19,702 crore loan to National Water Development Agency (NWDA) for 50 irrigation projects.
  • Rajasthan to launch country’s first indigenous olive oil brand.
  • TRAI imposed Rs.3050cr fine on Airtel, Voda, Idea for denying connectivity to Jio.
  • Air India has become the first ever flight to flown over the Pacific Ocean from Delhi to San Fransico (SFO), instead of the Atlantic.  Air India flew non-stop over the Ocean making the record of operating the world’s longest nonstop flight.
  • The World Free Zones Orgànisation (World FZO) has appointed P. S. Raman as its Regional Representative for SAARC countries
  • AT&T Agrees to Buy Time Warner for $85.4 Billion
  • INS Viraat, the world’s oldest aircraft carrier, was accorded a grand send-off from the port city in Kochi, after over five decades of its service to the Navy.
  • Grandmaster and Commonwealth champion Abhijeet Gupta created history at the Hoogeveen International chess tournament by becoming the first player ever to win the title twice in a row in the FIDE Open that concluded at the Dutch hamlet.
  • Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest, died at 77.
  • BJP President Amit Shah released the book ‘Andhere se Ujale ki Aur‘ authored by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a campaign through which people can send their Diwali greetings and messages to soldiers guarding the nation’s frontiers to boost their morale.

Oct 22 2016

  • The Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) is located in Andhra Pradesh.
  • The Government of India (GoI) has signed $650 million loan agreement with the World Bank (WB) for construction of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC)-III project.
  • The World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) is observed every year on October 20
  • The book “Andhere se ujale ki aur” has been authored by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, which recently launched at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
  • The Almatti Dam is a hydroelectric project on the Krishna River at the Bagalkot district in North Karnataka. The dam has been chosen for the World Bank’s Award of Excellence for best utilization of funds (Rs. 72 crore) for renovation to increase the strength of the dam.
  • India has won the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup by defeating Iran in a final by 38-29 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • India’s first railway university will be set up in Vadodara, Gujarat, which will help in carrying out innovation and modernization for the Indian Railways.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Vadodara to inaugurate the international terminal at Harni airport on October 22 016.Harni is only the second “green building” airport in country.
  • Andhra Pradesh government signed an agreement with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to promote innovation in financial services in their respective markets.
  • Mortgage lender HDFC has raised Rs.500 crore through rupee-denominated bonds from overseas investors.
  • D. Bala Venkatesh Varma appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Spain  
  • The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), a Supreme Court-appointed pollution watchdog, launched a mobile app “HawaBadlo”, aiming to improve air quality with public participation.
  • Goa joined Kochi and Navi Mumbai as one of the venues to host next year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup after it received the green signal from a high-level delegation of football’s world body.
  • A wolf named Zabivaka has been chosen as the official mascot of the upcoming FIFA football World Cup which will be held in Russia in 2018

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

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

Oct 19 2016

  • 10th India-United States Trade Policy Forum (TPF) meetings are being held at New Delhi.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched the Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) scheme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
  • The first-ever International Conference on Voter Education has started in New Delhi from October 20, 2016 and is organised by The Election Commission of India (ECI)
  • The book “The Adivasi Will Not Dance” has been authored by Hansda Sowendra Shekhar, which is shortlist for The Hindu Prize 2016.
  • The 315-tonne INS Tahiyu has been commissioned into the Indian Navy and is allotted to the Eastern Fleet of the Navy.INS Tahiyu is the Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) Car Nicobar Class vessel.
  • The 2nd joint tactical exercise “Sino-India Cooperation 2016” has been held between India and China in the area of Border Personnel Meeting Hut at Chushul Garrison of Eastern Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)
  • London has topped the 2016 Global Power City Index, as per 2016 GPCI report, which was recently released by the Japan-based Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies.
  • The book “Driven: The Virat Kohli story” has been written by well-known journalist Vijay Lokapally
  • Sir David Cox has been awarded with the first International Prize in Statistics, which will be presented to him in July 2017 at the World Statistics Congress in Marrakech.

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

Oct 17 2016

  • Swacch Bharat Swacch Vidyalaya campaign in 60 elementary and middle schools.
  • Negotiators from nearly 200 nations have clinched a historic deal to phase down emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — potent greenhouse gases used in air conditioners and refrigerators.
  • Sanjay Singh Appointed Member Secretary, Law Commission
  • A group of students from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur are developing drones using indigenous hardware and software.
  • PositiveShift International launched the skill development digital platform “UNO Learn” to offer skill development courses from industry experts and universities.It will offer 500+ courses now.
  • Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake situated in North America.
  • The magnificent Kashmiri Red Stag or Hangul could finally get some protection with the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) all set to declare it a ‘critically endangered’ species
  • India’s ODI against New Zealand at Dharamshala is the team’s 900th making it the world first side to achieve a milestone
  • China has successfully launched its longest-ever manned space mission “Shenzhou-11” spacecraft into space by a Long March-2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre near the Gobi Desert, China.
  • Bollywood Actress Sonam Kapoor has been bestowed with the 2016 ET Panache Trendsetter Award in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • The 104th edition of Indian Science Congress (ISC) 2017 will be held at the Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh from January 3 to 7, 2017.

Oct 16 2016

  • The expert committee headed by Prof. KS Valdiya has submitted its report on existence of Saraswati River to the Union government.
  • Indian Boxer Neeraj Goyat has recently won the 2016 WBC Asia welterweight title by defeating Australian Ben Kite in New Delhi.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated “Shaurya Smarak” a war memorial in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, which is dedicated to the soldiers of India
  • The 2nd edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM)-2016 has started at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi on October 15th to 23rd, 2016
  • It is a story about the place of fiction and truth in the midst of personal.
  • Odisha celebrated Kumar Purnima festival
  • Renowned writer C Radhakrishnan has been selected for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award
  • Mangaluru International Airport rated best in Southern region
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to organise the first ever ICC Women’s World T20 event in 2020
  • World Food Day 2016 – October 16 2016

Oct 15 2016

  • The Centre government decided to utilise the vast network of post offices across the country to sell subsidised pulses to ensure that there is no shortage of the item during this festival season.
  • Textiles Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated the India International Silk Fair in New Delhi to promote production and marketing silk across the country
  • Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari announced that  India and Germany would work on projects, worth Rs.1 lakh crore, for improving rail connectivity of Indian ports, being implemented by the Indian Port Rail Corporation Ltd(IPRCL).
  • .The ‘Farm Tourism’ scheme launched by Haryana Tourism Minister Rambilas Sharma to attract people to villages
  • 17th India-Russia Annual Summit held in Goa
  • The Maldives announced that it would leave the Commonwealth, weeks after the organisation warned it could be suspended because of its lack of progress in promoting the rule of law and democracy.
  • According to a data released by the RBI shows that India’ banking system reported total deposits of Rs 100 lakh crore for the first time ever in September
  • Transportation app Uber has signed MoU with Ministry of Electronics and IT’s CSCs(Common Services Centres) for skilling drivers on its platform.
  • Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad, an Indian scientist with the Department of Packaging, hasbeen awarded the prestigious IAFP Young scientist scholarship award.
  • Rajeev Misra has been appointed as head of $100 billion fund by Japanese telecom Softbank Corp. Prior to this, Misra was the senior managing director and partner at New York-based investment firm Fortress.
  • Manipuri boy Yengkhom brought India its first gold in Wushu after 30 years 
  • Brazil Crowned Champions Of BRICS U-17 Football Tourney
  • International Day of Rural Women – October 15, 2016
  • World celebrates Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary as students day

Oct 14 2016

  • Maneka Gandhi, the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, has launched the 2016 Women of India Festival at Dilli Haat in New Delhi.
  • The World Standards Day (WSD) is observed every year on October 14
  • The National Seismic Programme (NSP) has been launched by Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan in Odisha to trace hydrocarbon resources like oil and natural gas in Mahanadi basin.
  • Former Minister Veeranna has been selected for the Sri Maharshi Valimiki Jayanti Award for the year 2016-17, which is instituted by the Karnataka government.
  • Gurumoorthy Mahalingam has been appointed as Whole-Time Member (WTM) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
  • Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the former Uttarakhand chief minister, has been conferred with the prestigious award by the Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda for promoting human values through his literature.
  • Satish Pathak, a Pune-based innovator, has been awarded for ‘Excellence in Technical Innovation’ by the International Society of Automation (ISA).
  • India is hosting the 8th BRICS Summit, followed by first-ever BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit in Goa on October 15, 2016.
  • SEBI banned 21 entities in tax evasion case
  • The prestigious ‘V Krishnamurthy Award for Excellence’was presented to eminent scientist and former Director-General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, RA Mashelkar.
  • Indian hockey team captain, PR. Sreejesh has bagged the 28th Jimmy George foundation award instituted for the best sports person in the state.
  • Valvoline Ropes In Virat Kohli As Brand Ambassador
  • Former Formula One driver Mark Webber would retire from professional racing at the end of the world endurance season in Bahrain in November.

Oct 13 2016

  • The 2016 BRICS trade ministers has started in New Delhi to discuss ways to further enhance economic cooperation
  • The World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the 2nd Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.
  • The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is observed every year on October 13 to encourage every individual, community and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations.
  • Indian Railways has recently signed pact with Germany for running high-speed trains in India.
  • The book “Jihad in My Saffron Garden” has been authored by Dr. Roxy Arora.
  • The 2016 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to US musician and poet Bob Dylan for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.
  • Ajay Kumar Bhalla, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, has been appointed as new Director General of Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).
  • Haryana CM Khattar raised ‘Haryana ek Haryanvi ek’ slogan to eradicate casteism
  • The UN General Assembly(UNGA) will appoint Antonio Guterres as next Secretary-General to replace the retiring Ban Ki-moon on 1 January next year.
  • Vadodara based  Bank of Baroda has roped badminton Olympians P V Sindhu and K Srikanth as brand ambassadors of BOB for three years.
  • World Sight day – October 13 2016

Oct 12 2016

  • The first BRICS Trade Fair and Exhibition has started at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from October 12, 2016 to boost trade among the BRICS nations.
  • The second Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM)-2016 will be held from October 15 to 23 in the premises of Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi.
  • The book “The Story of a New Name” has been authored by Elena Ferrante. It is about the women’s fraught relationship and shifting fortunes are the life forces.
  • The first-ever World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) will be observed on November 5, 2016
  • The 3rd edition of the SAARC Sufi festival will be held at the Diggi palace in Jaipur from October 14-16, 2016.
  • India has been ranked 97th out of 118 countries in the 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI).
  • The book “The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad” has been authored by Twinkle Khanna, which will be launch on November 2016.
  • The first BRICS Trade Fair and Exhibition began in New Delhi, ahead of the BRICS political summit in Goa.
  • Mata Prasad committee appointed by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has suggested an overhaul in transmission planning to facilitate transfer of power on economic principles.
  •  ICICI Bank has successfully executed transactions in international trade finance and remittances using blockchain technology in partnership with Emirates NBD.
  • Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) has renewed its corporate agency tie-up with United India Insurance Company (UIIC).
  • Standard Chartered Bank forms tie-up with Uber
  •  Indian Oil Corp (IOC) planned to construct the nation’s longest LPG pipeline from Gujarat coast to Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh to supply to growing demand for cooking gas in the country.
  • Former CM of Uttarakhand Nishank awarded by Ugandan govt for his literary work
  • RBI ED G Mahalingam appointed Whole-Time Member at SEBI
  • Ashwin regained number one spot in Test rankings
  • Aditi Ashok becomes first female Indian golfer to record 3 consecutive top 10 European Tour finishes

Oct 11 2016

  • Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls is theme of 2016 International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC)
  • the headquarters of the International Energy Agency (IEA) is at Paris
  • Abdelilah Bekirane has been re-appointed as the Morocco’s Prime minister for another term
  • The Goa Tourism department has launched the vessels popularly known as ‘Duck Boats’ to boost tourist footfall
  • The International Dussehra festival has started at in the popular Dhalpur maidan in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.
  • The World’s first-ever Cybathlon championship for disabled athletes has started at Zurich in Switzerland.
  • Indian shuttler Ruthvika Shivani Gadde has recently won the 2016 women’s singles Russian Open Badminton Grand Prix title
  • The book “The Greatest Bengali Stories Ever Told” has been authored by Arunava Sinha
  • India’s youngest state Telangana gets 21 new districts
  • UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav launched the portal of Samajwadi Smartphone Scheme under which smartphones will be distributed to people in the state ahead of Assembly election.
  • Enhanced Foreign Trade Data Dashboard launched by Nirmala Sitharaman
  • Centre to invest 15 thousand crore to expand Panipat refinery
  • India is at the second position among countries with the highest increase in their contribution to high-quality scientific research, according to a new report which shows that the growth of research in the country is only behind China’s.
  • Philanthropist, Businesswoman Parmeshwar Godrej Passes Away
  • International Day of the Girl Child  – October 11 2016

Oct 10 2016

  • Oct 10 is celebrated as world mental health day
  • “Lalima Abhiyan” is the project launched by Madhya Pradesh Govt to make state free from Anaemeia
  • The international Gita festival 2016 will be held at Kurukshetra Haryana
  • “Half lion:How P V Narasimha Rao Transformed India” is written by Vinay Sitapati
  • Agnieszka Radwanska has won the 2016 China Open Women’s Singles Tennis tournament
  • Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics
  • Harika Dronavalli is associated with which Chess
  • Andy Murray has won 2016 China Open Men’s Singles Tennis tournament
  • Coordinated Patrol and India-Indonesia Bilateral Maritime Exercise Commenced at Belawan, Indonesia
  • SEBI proposes ban on trading tips through SMS, social media
  • Government extended anti-dumping duty on certain Chinese products
  • BHEL commissions another 660 Mw thermal unit in UP
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan bagged Outstanding Celebrity Woman of the Year award
  • Chandigarh International Airports limited (CHIAL) terminal won IBC award
  • NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has detected Great Balls of Fire (GBF), a
    mysterious super-hot blobs of gas seen near a dying star.
  • Veteran socialist leader Ram Ekbal Singh passes away

Oct 9 2016

  • Nico Roseberg won Japanese grand Prix
  • Oct 9 is observed as world post day
  • Luo zhaohui is the new Chinese ambassador to India
  • Assam CM Sarbananda Sonawal opened skill development model “pradhan mantri kaushal kendra” yojna at guwahati
  • Supreme Court stayed commercial release of genetically modified Mustard
  • Sprinter Srabani Nanda has bagged 24th Ekalavya award
  • Badminton player P V Sindhu is chosen as the brand ambassador of Vizag steel
  • Canara and Kotak mahindra have cut lending rate by 0.1%
  • All villages will be electrified by may 2017

Oct 8 2016

  • Juan Indian origin Shami Chakraborty has been appointed to the UK shadow cabinet
  • USA has lifted economic sanctions on Myanmar
  • Oct 8 is observed as Indian Air Force day
  • Actress sreelatha Menon passed away
  • The book titled ministry of utmost happiness is authored by Arundhathi Roy
  • Commonwealth finance ministers meting 2016 was held at Washington DC
  • The election commission of India collaborated with Facebook to register young voters
  • GS Jha committee is associated with Cauvery basin
  • Pradhan mantri ujjwala yojana is launched in Maharashtra
  • Antoine Griezmann is awarded with player of the tournament for UEFA 2016
  • 2016 BRICS science and technology senior official meeting was held at Jaipur
  • N P Narvekar is appointed as the President and CEO of Harvard management company

Oct 7 2016

  • Juan Manuel Santos has won Nobel Peace prize 2016
  • Heisnam Kanaiahlal, Manipur based theatre artist passed away
  • Pradeep kumar Mohanty is appointed as acting Chief justice of Jharkhand high court
  • Indian shooter Jitu Rai clinched silver medal in 50 metre pistol event at ISSF world cup held in Italy
  • Pakistan govt passed the bill to curb murder’s in the name of honour killing and it also passed the bill to punish rapist
  • TERI (the energy and research institute) has organized the first edition of the world sustainable development summit
  • Pawam Chamling is honoured with 2016 sustainable leadership award
  • Yale university has decided to honour its first black student by naming a classroom after him
  • U R Rao has been inducted in International astronautical federation hall of fame
  • MasterCard has launched its selfie pay biometric app in Europe
  • Apple is named world’s most valuable brand
  • ICICI bank has introduced digital banking on its mobile app Pockets

Oct 6 2016

  • Oil India limited has signed MoU with university of Houston to augument its reverse base and maximise recovery from its aging oil fields
  • Medical devices manufacturing Park will be set up in Tamil nadu
  • K J Yesudas is appointed as brand ambassador for Kerala govts Haritam Keralam project
  • GSAT – 18 the communication satellite of India was launched from the spaceport of Kourou in France
  • The union govt has set up the Public Debt management system to streamline govts borrowings and better cash management
  • C V Chandrashekar is conferred with Sangeet Natak academy fellow
  • Indian bridge management system is launched by union govt to make sure that the bridges across the country will remain safe
  • The book “Modis midas touch in foreign policy”  is written by Surendra Kumar and is released by Venkaiah naidu
  • Jean pierre sauvage, J fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa have won Noble prize in chemistry
  • Typhoon Chaba has hit South Korea
  • The union cabinet has approved the amendments to HIV bills
  • 23 year old Arun Vajpai became the youngest in the world to scale Mount Cho Oyu
  • United nation releases stamp honoring Carnatic singer M S Subbalakshmi
  • India economic summit began in New Delhi
  • Sushil Chandra is set to become next CBDT chief

Oct 5 2016

  • David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz of Britain has won Nobel prize in Physics
  • Kersti Kaljulaid has been elected as president of Estonia
  • European Parliament ratifies Paris climate deal
  • Noted Kerala artist Yusuf Arakkal passed away
  • India and Singapore has singned MoU on Institute of technical education service and National Skill development .another MoU between Assam govt and ITEES Singapore and another MoU in the field of industrial property cooperation
  • Film maker and elephant researcher Prajna Chowta has been appointed for Knight in the National Order of Merit medal by France govt
  • India bridge management system is launched by union minister Nitin Gadkari .It is aimed at ensuring safety of bridges in the country
  • Roopa Ganguly has been nominated for Rajya Sabha
  • BRICS under -17 football tournament begins at goa
  • IMF Revises India’s GDP forecast to 7.5%
  • Aadhaar card is made mandatory for LPG subsidy
  • According to World bank India’s GDP will be 7.6% in 2016 and 7.7% in 2017
  • Ducati Italian Superbike inked pact with YES bank
  • RBI cuts REPO rate by 25 Basis . New REPO rate is 6.25%

Oct 4 2016

  • Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan has won the 2016 Nobel prize for Medicine
  • ‘Kirobo mini’ is the baby sized robot developed in Japan
  • oct4- 10 is celebrated as world space week 2016
  • World habitat day is observed every year on the first monday of october
  • Prasar Bharathi CEO Jawhar Sircar has resigned from the post
  • Jharkhand has launched DBT(Direct benefit transfer ) scheme in Kerosene supply
  • Indian test cricket team has reclaimed the No.1 Test ranking
  • Asian development bank has signed Transfer deal with Swedish International development cooperation Agency
  • The union cabinet has rejected the proposal to bring all companies with 10 or more workers within the ambit of the EPFO
  • RBL ( Rathnakar bank Ltd) has accquired 9.99% stakes in Utkarsh Microfin
  • ADB will extend 200 million dollar loan to India for the installation of energy efficient home & street lights & water pumps
  • Ashish Vohra has been appointed as the head of Reliance Nippon Life Insurance SBI opens new branch in Myanmmar

Oct 3 2016

  • An Indian NGO “Swayam Shikshan Prayog” has bagged the UN Climate award of this year
  • Shiek Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan crown prince of Abu Dhabi is the Republic day chief guest
  • Director Katyayan Shivpuri’s film MURGA has bagged best film the best film at the Swachh Bharat Short Film festival
  • Telangana IT minister K Tarakarama Rao has been awarded with Digital Literacy award Australian Daniel Ricciardo won 2016 F-1 Malaysian Grand Prix
  • Indian Golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar has won Korea open 2016
  • Dipanjan Basu is the Chief Financial Officer of Myntra
  • Parvez ahmed is appointed as the Charmianof J&K bank
  • Rajeev Sharma is appointed as Power finance CMD

Oct 2 2016

  • Mexico’s Colima volcano has erupted ,its also known as fuego or Fire
  • Indian American professor Vinaya Manchaian has been recently named as the future leader of audiology
  • Oct 2 , Gandhi Jayanthi is Oserved as International day of non-Violence is world wide .
  • Bahubali fame Telugu actor to get wax statute at Madame Tussauds , Bangkok
  • Delhi police has launched mobile App for senior citizens
  • Skava commerce  its the mobile-first and modular e-commerce platform that delivers engaging omni-channel experiences
  • SBI has announced to launched a special financing scheme called Hope Loans.Under this scheme the customers can avail credit facility at lower rates
  • RBI has said that the lenders can publish photographs of those borrowers in the newspapers who have been declared as defaulters as per RBI guideliness
  • China’s currency YUAN has joined IMF’s Reserve currency club.It will become the fifth member of the IMF Special Drawing rights Basket
  • SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya has got one year extension

Oct 1 2016

  • Viveck Goenka is appointed as vice chairman of Press trust of India
  • Syed Shamsul Haq renowned Bangla writer passed away .He is known for writing patriotic songs on 1971 liberation war
  • Karnataka bank signed MoU with Birla Sun Asset Management Company for distribution of mutual fund products
  • Appolo hospital and Italy’s KOS group recently launched a medical rehabilitation hospital in Hyderabad
  • Pakistan Govt’s lower house of parliament has passed a landmark bill giving Hindu minority the right to register marriages
  • R sreenivasulu has been appointed as the Chairman and MD of Scooters India under the Ministry of Heavy Industries recently
  • Rani ki Vav present in Gujarat recently bagged an award for the Cleanest Iconic palce at the Indian sanitation conference 2016
  • Puducherry Joined the Regional Connectivity Scheme(RCS) of the Union Govt
  • Facebook, Amazon , Google, IBM and Microsoft recently joined  to announce a historic partnership on artificial and machine learning
  • India is set to hold 18th world Congress of Criminology