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→ Abhishek Bachchan - Guinness World Record Holder.
→ Alibaba becomes most valuable Asian listed firm.
→ Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu appointed 26 MLAs as parliamentary secretary to assist in the smooth functioning of his government.
→ Bengaluru-based Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Bollywood actors Katrina Kaif and Juhi Chawla are among recipients of the Priyadarshini Global Awards 2016.
→ Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary will attend a meeting of anti-corruption agencies of SAARC nations in Pakistan.
→ Deaf shooter Priyesha wins World Championship bronze.
→ Deepak Punia, the son of a former milkman Subhash Punia, won the 85kg wrestling gold at the Cadet World Championships held in Georgia.
→ Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will attend the three-day annual meeting of IMF and World Bank in Washington, US which begins on October 7.
→ Government to expand DBT to 147 schemes by next March.
→ Govt to expand Direct Benefit Transfer to 147 schemes.
→ Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has been conferred the prestigious membership of the Asia-Pacific Aerospace Quality Group (APAQG)under the category ‘Full Member with voting rights‘..
→ India approves $1 bn connectivity project.
→ Indian-Origin Peer Wins ‘Lifetime Achievement Award‘ In UK.
→ Iranian cyclist Sarafraz Bahman Golbarnezhad dies during Paralympic Games.
→ Karnataka IT minister Priyank Kharge has announced an INR8 crore fund toward the state‘s startup cell, in an attempt to boost Karnataka’s startup ecosystem.
→ Longest-lasting lightning bolt struck France in 2012.
→ Paytm to invest $150 mn in e-commerce business.
→ PNB Gilts shareholders raise borrowing limit to Rs 7,000 crore.
→ Punjab National Bank appointed Virat Kohli as its new brand ambassador.
→ Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched the ‘Swachhta Saptah‘ as part of the Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Mission from New Delhi Railway Station.
→ Ramakrishna Bajaj Memorial Global Award” would be presented to Anshu Gupta, Founder Director of Goonj, an NGO of Delhi, for his outstanding contribution in promoting the dignity of poor.
→ Ramnaresh Sarwan retires from all forms of cricket.
→ Sheoran, Bhardwaj win gold at World University C‘ships.
→ Thirteen-year-old British swimmer Abby Kane won the silver medal in the S13 100-metre backstroke at the Rio Paralympics.
→ V.K.Sharma gets additional charge as LIC chairman.
→ WB to confer ‘Banga Bibhushan‘ to Lata Mangeshkar.
→ World Bank to invest nearly 1,000 crore rupees for improvement of inland waterways in Assam.
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