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→ A total of five Indian-Americans have been featured on Forbes list of the US‘ 400 richest people in 2016.
→ Amity University to open 1st US branch in 2017.
→ Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan was voted the ‘greatest star of screen‘ in a millennium-celebrating poll conducted by BBC.
→ Centre to invest Rs 15000 cr to increase Panipat oil refinery capacity.
→ Centre to invest Rs 1k cr in PSUs for skill development.
→ China has appointed Basketball player Yao Ming as its ambassador to Mars, in order to promote country‘s first mission to the Red Planet in 2020.
→ Goa Tourism Development Corporation recently held its very first vintage car and bike rally, called the ‘Vintage Bike and Car festival 2016‘..
→ India donates Rs 9.3 million to Mandela Foundation.
→ India to supply 500 MW power to Sri Lanka via sub-sea cables.
→ Indian banks‘ Tier 1 capital 3rd lowest in emerging markets.
→ Indian Railways to introduce train coaches with glass tops.
→ Standard Chartered Bank forms tie-up with Uber.
→ Tata Motors‘ global sales up 5.35% in September.
→ Telangana announces creation of 21 new districts.
→ TRAI proposes Rs 130 monthly rental per set top box.
→ Uttar Pradesh to participate in BRICS Trade Fair.
→ World‘s first Cybathlon Championship for Athletes with Disabilities aka Bionic Olympics.
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