Current Affairs 16 October 2016

17th India-Russia Annual Summit to be held in Goa

The 17th India-Russia Annual Summit will be held in Goa. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin will review the entire gamut of India-Russia relations during their bilateral talks. The focus will be on defense and nuclear cooperation with terrorism being a key issue.

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China, Bangladesh ink 26 agreements


Bangladesh and China on 14 October 2016 signed 26 agreements in the key areas of power, road and railway connectivity. The two countries have also agreed to jointly advance China’s ‘belt and road initiative’ and establish “institutional cooperation” in areas of maritime issues and counter-terrorism.

Indian Scientist Gaikwad bags young scientist award in US

An Indian scientist Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad has been awarded the prestigious IAFP Young scientist scholarship award 2016 for his research work on a development of novel oxygen absorbing package in the field of active packaging for oxygen sensitive food products.
The award worth (2000 US $)and an award plaque has been presented to him in the annual meeting of International Association Of Food Protection (IAFP) held in St Louise, USA.

DMRC launches free Wi-Fi on Airport Express Line

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Managing Director Dr. Mangu Singh has launched free Wi-Fi facilities at Metro stations on its Airport Express Line (22.7 Kilometer). Now, Commuter will be able to avail free wifi services by logging onto ‘Oui DMRC Free Wifi‘ and access internet applications like email, Facebook, Google, video chat as well as live streaming of cricket and football matches etc inside the station premises.

Smriti Irani Inaugurates India International Silk Fair in New Delhi

Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has inaugurated the India International Silk Fair in New Delhi. The fair will promote production and marketing silk across the country.
India is the second largest producer of Silk in the world.

Union Govt. to Use Postal network for Distribution of subsidized pulses

The Union Government has decided to use the Postal network for distribution of subsidized pulses.
The decision was taken in the Inter-Ministerial Committee on prices of essential commodities headed by Union Consumer Affairs Secretary, Hem Pande in New Delhi.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Shaurya Smarak in Bhopal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the war memorial ‘Shaurya Smarak‘ in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The ‘Shaurya Smarak‘ has been constructed by the state government in honor of those who laid down their lives for the country.

Ajay Kumar Bhalla appointed new DGFT

Senior IAS officer Ajay Kumar Bhalla was on 14 October 2016 appointed as the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). He has been appointed to the post in place of Anup Wadhawan, who has been appointed as additional secretary in the commerce ministry.

Odisha celebrates Kumar Purnima festival

Odia households are celebrating the Kumar Purnima festival. The festival is significant to unmarried girls, who wear new clothes and chant prayers to the Sun and the moon gods to get a good life partner. On the occasion, a traditional game called Puchi is played by the residents in the rural areas and many villages conduct mock marriages of children called Kumari Bibaha.

15th October : International Day of Rural Women

The International Day of Rural Women is observed across the world on 15th October to recognize the critical role and contribution of rural women. The theme of 2016 is “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too”. The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15th October 2008.

15th October : World Student Day

15th October is Dr. Kalam’s birth anniversary is celebrated as a day for students all around the world. As a mark of respect to the former President (11th) and ‘Missile Man’ of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary, United Nations has declared his birthday as ‘World Students Day’.

Valvoline ropes in Virat Kohli as brand ambassador

Valvoline Cummins India has signed up India Test captain Virat Kohli as its ambassador. As part of the association, Kohli will be the face of Valvoline engine oils and lubricants range. Valvoline is the world’s first and most enduring lubricant brand.

Mizoram's Pachuau declared India's oldest working journalist

The Mizoram government and the Mizoram Journalists' Association declared Lalbiakthanga Pachuau as the "oldest working journalist in the country". The 90-year-old former soldier is the editor of 'Zoram Tlangau', a Mizo daily, started by him in 1970.

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