Current Affairs October 2016 - Miscellaneous
In a major deal for India's private defence industry, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group announced a joint venture with Rafale maker Dassault Aviation.
Number wise India is the 62nd nation to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Jharkhand became India’s first state to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene.
Somesh Sharma has been elected as the President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) recently.
Short film Murga won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival.
The National Mission on Bioeconomy was launched in Shillong, Meghalaya.
The winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry are Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa.
RBI in its 4th Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17 reduced the Repo rate to 6.25 percent.
RBI in its 4th Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17 adjusted the Reverse Repo rate to 5.75 percent.
The Union Cabinet recently approved the signing of MoU between India and the European Union in the field of water resources.
Taxi-booking app Ola launched the offline taxi booking feature recently.
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was won by David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz.
The first-ever BRICS trade fair will be held in New Delhi.
Rajeev Sharma has been appointed as the CMD of Power Finance Corporation.
The theme of the World Post Day 2016 is Innovation, Integration and Inclusion.
Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty was appointed as the acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court recently.
Pakistan passed a bill that seeks to curb murders in the name of honor killing and a bill that seeks to punish rapists by use of modern technology of DNA testing in probes involving rape cases.
The World Heritage site declared as the cleanest iconic place in India is Rani ki Vav, Gujarat.
Freedom fighter and Congress leader Ramesh Kulkarni passed away at the age of 87 years following a brief illness.
The Supreme Court has struck down the words “adult male” from the pertinent provision in the DV Act to lay down that a woman can also file a complaint against another woman, accusing her of domestic violence.
The theme for the 2016 International Day of the Girl Child is Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress: What Counts for Girls.
Supreme Court in its decision held that a Hindu son can divorce his wife if she tries to separate him from his elderly parents as “It is a 'pious obligation' of a son to maintain his parents”.
City of Jammu and Kashmir in which Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) is located that was attacked by Terrorists in October 2016 is Pampore.
India and Brazil signed four agreements in areas of Investment Cooperation and Facilitation, Cattle Genomics, Pharmaceuticals and Agriculture.
Britain hosted the fresh round of peace talks on Syria crisis.
Finland ranked as the safest place as per Global Travel and Terrorism Report 2016 of World Economic Forum.
The Indian Cricket team recently became the world’s first team to play 900 ODIs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the national SC/ST hub and zero effect on environment scheme for MSME sector in Ludhiana, Punjab.
The Odisha State Government will roll out biometrics authentication for receiving food grains for beneficiaries of National Food Security Act (NFSA) from January 2017 in the state.
The United Kingdom will posthumously pardon thousands of gay and bisexual men.
Scientists developed an online tool 'Tweetcast' to predict whether citizens will vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the upcoming US Presidential elections.
The author of the book titled – The Adivasi Will Not Dance is Hansda Sowendra Shekhar.
Arun Jaitley is the author of the book – Andhere Se Ujale Ki Aur.
Saudi Arabia along with the United States imposed sanctions on alleged Hezbollah members and financial backers.
Author of the book, The Sleepwalker's Dream is Dhrubajyoti Borah, the President of Asam Sahitya Sabha.
The first ever global conference to strengthen Arbitration and Enforcement in India began in New Delhi.
Super Typhoon Haima killed at least four people in Philippines after lashing the country.
Brazilian club Atletico Paraneanse defeated Army Boys 1-0 in the final of Subroto Cup Under-17 tournament at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi. The single goal was shot on a penalty kick.
Indian Immunologicals Ltd recently unveiled a vaccine, CYSVAX, to fight against tapeworms in pigs.
The theme of the 2016 World Osteoporosis Day is – Love Your Bones: Perfect Your Future.
State Bank of India recently declared Silchar as its 5th zone in the North East.
The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) celebrated its 55th raising day on 24 October. The force was raised on the 24th October in 1962.
Guwahati became the fifth Indian city to be ratified as a venue for next year's Under-17 football World Cup.
Mumbai's Haji Ali Dargah granted equal access to women in entering the complete premises.
Microsoft launched its first cyber security engagement center in India.
Recently, a team of scientists discovered a secret Nazi base of German dictator Adolf Hitler at the Arctic Circle.
Disarmament Week is an annual event that is observed from 24 October to 30 October.
The High Court of Uttarakhand ordered a complete ban on the sale of whitener in the state.
Almatti Dam recently won World Bank’s Award of Excellence for best utilisation of funds for renovation to enhance the strength of the dam.
Inspired by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Akshat Prakash, student of DPS Indirapuram has started a challenge to involve schools in the national mission towards cleanliness. The challenge is coded as Bagit challenge.