Current Affairs October 2016 - Miscellaneous


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  • 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.



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