Current Affairs » October 2016 » Current Affairs 22nd And 23rd October 2016
→ 35k cr petrochemical complex to be set up in Andhra‘.
→ Bank Penalization Framework Issued.
→ Bihar to start new public feedback programme.
→ Book titled The Sleepwalker‘s Dream authored by Dhrubajyoti Borah released. The book authored by Borah, President of Asam Sahitya Sabha, narrates the journey of a group of militants towards an elusive freedom and an uncertain future.
→ Brah Mos to be test-fired from aircraft for 1st time.
→ Centre to establish Krishi Vigyan Kendra in each district.
→ Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma chaired the first meeting of the Reconstituted Central Advisory Board on Culture (CABC) in New Delhi.
→ Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar attended the ongoing Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav in New Delhi.
→ Eminent Assamese journalist Tilak Hazarika passes away.
→ Fifth Tawang festival starts at Tawang town, Arunachal Pradesh.
→ Finance Ministry announces fresh tranche of gold bonds.
→ Former Google Search head Amit Singhal joins Paytm board.
→ Global conference to strengthen Arbitration & Enforcement in India begins.
→ HDFC Raises Rs 500 cr via Masala Bonds.
→ India signs pact with Russia to lease second nuclear submarine.
→ India‘s 1st lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 was launched in 2008.
→ Indian Foreign Secretary Jaishankar visits Sri Lanka.
→ Japan‘s Morinari Watanabe elected President of International Gymnastics Federation.
→ Kerala island among Nat Geo‘s travel-worthy destinations.
→ Mumbai-based Nayan Khanolkar won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer Award, 2016 by the BBC and Natural History Museum in London.
→ NABARD sanctions 19,702 cr loans for 50 irrigation projects.
→ Navi Mumbai stadium confirmed as U-17 FIFA WC venue.
→ Parineeti Chopra won a National Award for ‘Ishaqzaade‘.
→ PM to inaugurate international terminal at Harni airport in Vadodara.
→ Rajeev Pratap Rudy inaugurates Kaushal Mahotasava in Varanasi.
→ Rajnath Singh to visit Bahrain for 3 days.
→ RBI Relaxes Norms for Startups.
→ Regional air connectivity scheme launched.
→ SBI blocks over 6 lakh debit cards.
→ SEBI re-constitutes panel on disclosure, accounting standards.
→ Shri Piyush Goyal, minister of State for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, laid the foundation for Atal Akshay Urja Bhawan.
→ SIDBI has launched a Rs 60 crore ASPIRE fund to promote innovation,rural entrepreneurship & agri-industry.
→ South Africa begins process to withdraw from ICC.
→ State Bank of Patiala has been conferred “Special Award for Excellence in MSME lending” for its performance in lending to the MSME sector during the year 2013-14 & 2014-15.
→ Suarez Handed European Golden Shoe.
→ Sunil Mishra appointed as Odisha‘s Chief Information Commissioner.
→ The 10th Indo-US trade forum began in Delhi.
→ The 18th MAMI (Mumbai Acadamy of the Moving Image) Film Festival.
→ The book titled The Adivasi Will Not Dance, penned by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar was recently shortlisted for The Hindu Prize 2016.
→ The Railways has declared the Okha-Kanalus & the Porbandar-Wansjaliya railway sections of Gujarat as Green Train Corridors.
→ The Reserve Bank of India Launched Rs2,000 notes.
→ The Sports Journalists‘ Association of Mumbai will present a Lifetime Achievement award to former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, as part of its golden jubilee celebrations.
→ The United Nations appointed comic book character Wonder Woman as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.
→ The World Free Zones Orgànisation (World FZO) has appointed P. S. Raman, Joint Development Commissioner (Retd), Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone, Special Economic Zone, Mumbai, as its Regional Representative for SAARC countries comprising Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
→ TRAI suggests Rs 3,000-crore fine on incumbents.
→ Union Government funds to Sagarmala Programme.
→ Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti released the first installment of Rs. 1500 crore to the states as central assistance for 99 prioritized irrigation projects under Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Program (AIBP).
→ Vice Admiral SN Ghormade assumed the charge of Director General Naval Operations.
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