Current Affairs October 2016

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  • Karnal Singh appointed as Director of Enforcement Directorate till 31 August 2017
  • World Economic Forum released Global Gender Gap Report 2016 (South Asia, India was ranked at 87th position)
  • Haryana is to observe 2017 as Garib Kalyan Varsh (emphasis on welfare of poor people and generating employment opportunities for the youth.)
  • India, New Zealand sign three pacts including avoidance of double taxation (signed an agreement on Cooperation in the field of Youth Affairs and Sports and arrangement regarding Food Safety Cooperation.)
  • Prime Minister inaugurates 2016 National Tribal Carnival (1600 Tribal Artists from the various States/UTs performed carnival parade in their traditional attire during the inaugural ceremony)
  • Indo-Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise Mitra Shakti 2016 begins( ajputana Rifles Regiment and the Sri Lankan Army’s Sinha Regiment.)
  • Paul Beatty(USA) wins 2016 Man Booker Prize
  • HC bans sale of whitener in Uttarakhand
  • FIFA unveils Official Mascot for 2018 World Cup (FIFA World Cup Russia is named Zabivaka)
  • G Balakrishna, Bengaluru water tanker driver, crowned Mr Asia 2016
  • China’s space lab launches micro-satellite, Banxing-2 (25 megapixel high-resolution full-frame visible light camera.)
  • Hitler’s Secret Nazi Base discovered in Arctic Circle
  • Union Government amends election rules enabling armed forces to get e-postal ballot
  • Bilal Nazki appointed as chairperson of J&K Human Rights Commission
  • Women to be granted access to the inner sanctorum of the shrine: Haji Ali Dargah to SC
  • Cyrus Mistry ousted as Tata Sons chief; Ratan Tata returns in interim
  • North Korea wins 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World
  • AT&T Inc agrees to buy Time Warner Inc for 85.4 billion US dollars
  • ICGS Aryaman and Atulya commissioned into Indian Coast Guard built by Cochin Shipyard Limited.
  • India wins 2016 Kabaddi World Cup (Iran 38-28 in the final)
  • TRAI recommends Rs 3050 crore penalty on Airtel, Vodafone & Idea in denial of interconnection by these operators to Reliance Jio .
  • Rajasthan HC dissolves state’s OBC Commission
  • Union Government launched UDAN for Regional Air Connectivity to un-served and under-served airports of the country through revival of existing air-strips and airports.
  • IGKV Chhattisgarh develops protein-enriched rice variety
  • India, World Bank sign $650 Million agreement for Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor 3, Northern and Eastern India.
  • Union Government to establish Krishi Vigyan Kendra in each district
  • Indian Navy commissions fast attack craft INS Tihayu( named after Tihayu Island in the Nicobar of Islands )
  • SBI declares Silchar as its 5th zone in North East India
  • India and China conduct Sino India Cooperation 2016 in Ladakh( first Joint Exercise held on 6 February 2016 in the area of Border Personnel Meeting)
  • Pakistan to enforce complete ban on Indian TV, radio contents from 21 October
  • Oct 20, 2016
  • Important for Exam: 7 people agreed
  • PEMRA also decided to cancel the one-sided rights that were given to Indian media in 2006 by government of former military dictator Pervez Musharraf.
  • Sunil Mishra appointed as Odisha’s CIC
  • Indian Railways wins World Railway Shooting Championship Cup
  • Kochi becomes first Indian city to host FIFA U-17 World Cup (Kochi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will be the first venue in India to host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.)
  • Myanmar is our gateway to South East Asia and ASEAN with which India has been seeking greater economic integration through India’s ‘Look East’ and ‘Act East’ Policy.
  • Saudi Prince executed for murdering a compatriot
  • Union Government grants BP Plc licence to set up petrol pumps in India
  • Irom Sharmila announces formation of political party named Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance she broke her 16-year-long fast.
  • PM Modi launches National SC/ST hub and Zero Defect – Zero Effect scheme in Ludhiana
  • PM Modi inaugurates 3 hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh( Parbati hydro power project, Rampur project and Kol Dam power project).
  • Saina Nehwal appointed member of IOC’s Athletes’ Commission
  • Ashok Leyland unveils India’s first indigenous electric bus
  • India completes nuclear triad with INS Arihant
  • Amandeep Singh Gill appointed as India’s Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva
  • China successfully launches longest Manned Space Mission
  • BRICS nations signed three agreements
  • Russia’s Rosneft Oil Company acquires India’s Essar Oil for 13 billion US dollars
  • KS Valdiya led expert committee finds Saraswati River did exist
  • BRICS summit concluded with adoption of Goa Declaration
  • India, Russia signs 16 MoUs including procurement of the S-400 air defence system
  • Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO after it passed resolution on Jerusalem
  • India decided to eliminate potent greenhouse gas HFC-23 by 2030(manufacture of a common refrigerant gas, HCFC-22.)
  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Shaurya Smarak in Bhopal
  • International Day of Rural Women 2016 observed across the world
  • Researchers at IISER used human hair to produce cathodes for solar cells
  • Draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016 brought to resolve issue of river water sharing
  • Ajay Kumar Bhalla appointed as Director General of Foreign Trade
  • India, Russia sign agreement to set up agro irradiation centres
  • The 193 member states of the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution by acclamation, appointing António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres,(Portuguese) as the 9(actually 10)  N. Secretary-General.
  • Author Arundahti Roy second novel titled The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
  • Union Cabinet approves MoU between EXIM bank and NDB
  • Union Cabinet approves setting up of IIM at Jammu
  • Standard Chartered Bank ties-up with Uber to offer discounts
  • Renu Pall appointed as Ambassador of India to Austria
  • Global Hunger Index 2016 released: India ranked at 97th position(countries like India, Nigeria and Indonesia had serious hunger levels)
  • HIMANSH, India’s remote and high-altitude station opened in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
  • Dharmendra Pradhan launches National Seismic Programme in Mahanadi Basin
  • Telangana redraws its map by adding 21 new districts( 2 June 2014 as the 29th State of India, started out with 10 districts.)
  • Hubble Space Telescope detects Great Balls of Fire
  • PV Sindhu appointed as Brand Ambassador of Vizag Steel
  • Andy Murray wins 2016 China Open Men’s Singles
  • Hindu husband can divorce wife if she tries to separate him from aged parents:
  • 84th Air Force Day observed across India
  • Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins 2016 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Hurricane Matthew Death toll mounts to 300 in Haiti,Florida
  • Shooter Jitu Rai bags silver at World Cup in Italy
  • Union Cabinet approves setting up of India’s first Medipark in Tamil Nadu( HLL Lifecare Ltd
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar wins 2016 Shinhan Donghae Open
  • Venkaiah Naidu releases book titled Modi’s Midas Touch in Foreign Policy
  • Former Portuguese PM Antonio Guterres selected to be UN Secretary-General
  • Sushil Chandra appointed CBDT Chairman
  • ISRO’s communication satellite GSAT-18 successfully launched from French Guiana( C-band and Ku-bands)
  • Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and European Union on water cooperation.
  • World Teachers’ Day 2016 observed across the world
  • India, Singapore sign three MoUs strengthening ties on countering terror, skill development
  • David Thouless, F Duncan M Haldane And Michael Kosterlitz won 2016 Nobel Prize In Physics
  • Karnataka starts releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu for irrigation purpose
  • SBI becomes first domestic bank to open branch in Yangon( 54th foreign branch of the SBI)
  • New species of Pika discovered in the Sikkim Himalayas
  • S Sivakumar appointed as full-time member of 21st Law Commission of India
  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India Sanitation Conference
  • Tamil Nadu tops list of endemic flowering plants
  • SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya gets one year extension
  • Daniel Ricciardo wins 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix
  • China blocks tributary of Brahmaputra in Tibet
  • BRICS Nations adopt New Delhi Declaration of Education