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→ ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) -2016’ is being organized by M/o Culture in IGNCA premises, Janpath, New Delhi from 15th to 24th October, 2016.
→ ‘World‘s longest sightseeing escalator‘ opens in China.
→ 17th India Russia Annual Bilateral Summit: PM Modi holds one to one talks with Russian Prez Putin in Goa.
→ Ajay Kumar Bhalla appointed as Director General of Foreign Trade.
→ Amrit Lugun concurrently accredited Ambassador to Eritrea.
→ Anup Wadhawan appointed Additional Secretary- Department of Commerce.
→ B.P.Sharma given Addl charge as Secretary- Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances.
→ C.G. RajiniKaanthan appointed DCO, Tamil Nadu & Punducheery.
→ Germany & India to work together on rail connectivity of Indian Ports.
→ Govt launches special drive for hundred percent enrollment for Aadhaar in 22 States, UTs.
→ Govt to use postal network for distribution of subsidized pulses.
→ Harsh Vardhan calls for scientists‘ support for govt schemes.
→ ICC announces 1st exclusive women‘s World T20 in 2020.
→ ICICI Bank appointed its brokerage business head AnupBagchi as executive director of the bank and head of retail banking.
→ InderJit Singh appointed Additional Secretary- Department of Commerce.
→ India decided to eliminate potent greenhouse gas HFC-23 by 2030.
→ IRCTC to operate swanky restaurant ‘The Rails’ at National Rail Museum.
→ ISRO plans to set up telescope on the moon.
→ Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad, an Indian scientist with the Department of Packaging, has been awarded the prestigious IAFP Young scientist scholarship award.
→ London‘s oldest Indian restaurant awarded Michelin Star.
→ Madonna named woman of the year 2016 by Billboard.
→ Maharashtra‘s duo break 70-yr-old record of highest Ranji partnership.
→ Mizoram‘s Pachuau declared India‘s oldest working journalist.
→ Odisha celebrates Kumar Purnima festival.
→ ONGC beats Infosys to become India‘s 5th most valuable firm.
→ Opener Azhar Ali became the fourth cricketer from Pakistan to score a Test triple hundred, making 302*(469) in the first Test against West Indies in Dubai.
→ PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Shaurya Smarak in Bhopal.
→ Prime Minister NarendraModi will inaugurate the five-day 104th Indian Science Congress at the Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati on January 3.
→ R.A. Mashelkar conferred award by Centre for Organisation Development.
→ Rear Admiral B Dasgupta assumes Command as Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet.
→ Renowned writer and litterateur Dayanand Anant passes away at 88.
→ SBI to divest 5% stake in its life insurance subsidiary.
→ SmritiI rani to inaugurate India International Silk Fair.
→ Soft Bank, Saudi Arabia plan largest tech fund of $100 bn.
→ Usain Bolt to retire after 2017 World Championships.
→ Valvoline Ropes In Virat Kohli As Brand Ambassador.
→ World‘s largest solar plant costing $5 bn proposed.
→ Yengkhom 1st Indian to win gold in World Junior Wushu C‘ship.
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