The Supreme Court directed Central and the States governments to set up a Civil Services Board to insulate the bureaucracy from political interference.
Scientists discovered a new planet called Kepler 78b which has a similar mass and density to that of Earth
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on 31 October 2013 laid the foundation stone of the Statute of Unity-a 182-metre tall statue.
JPC on allocation and pricing of telecom licences and 2G Spectrum during 1998-2009 was submitted its report to Lok Sabha Speaker on 29 October 2013.
Microsoft appointed on 30 October 2013 Gurdeep Singh Pall as the corporate vice president of Skype
A Delhi high court bench on 30 October 2013 declined to put stay on the launch of AirAsia India in response to a PIL filed against it
India developed a new tactical surface-to-surface missile Pragati which has a range between 60-170 km
Kirit Parikh Panel on advising Pricing Methodology for Diesel, Domestic LPG and PDS Kerosene submitted report on 30 October 2013.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on 30 October 2013 approved the launching of a new Integrated Processing Development Scheme (IPDS)
Srishti Rana of India on 30 October 2013 was crowned Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 in Busan, South Korea.
Pankaj Razdan was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Birla Sun Life Insurance.
India and Cuba on 30 October 2013 signed a MoU for cooperation in broadcasting between Prasar Bharati and Cuban Radio and Television Institute.
The Union Cabinet of India on 30 October 2013 gave its approval for declaring the Bhubaneswar and Imphal airports as international airports
Union Cabinet approved Pharmaceuticals Purchase Policy (PPP) for five years. It has been approved to utilize the capacity of pharma of the CPSEs.
World’s first Bitcoin ATM machine which can exchange digital currency Bitcoins for any official currency launched in Vancouver on 29 October 2013.
Subhas Goswami director of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy appointed as the Director General ITBP.
Union Cabinet approved certain amendments made to the Food Security Bill that includes extension of the deadline from six months to one year.
The CCEA approved the launching of the new IPDS during the 12th five year plan to address the environmental concerns faced by textile units.
All India Football Federation signed an agreement with Football Federation of Australia (FFA) to support AIFF's Grassroots Programme
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the Unite
Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor on 29 October 2013 was honoured in the House of Commons, London
Eighth quinquennial survey on employment and unemployment was released based on the 66th round of NSS during July 2009 to June 2010.
India ranked to the 134th spot in the ease of doing business list.
Film producer Ashok Amritraj was on 29 October 2013 presented with the 'Soul of India Award' for his outstanding achievements in the film industry.
Australia on 29 October 2013 announced the winding down of its military mission in Afghanistan
Railways Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on 29 October 2013 launched the High Speed Rail Corporation of India Ltd (HSRC).
The United States of America, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced on 29 October 2013 a 250000 US Dollar grant.
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on 29 october 2013 inaugurated the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Museum at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Bharatnatyam dancer Geeta Chandran was on 29 October 2013 honoured with the Guru Debaprasad Award for outstanding contribution in the field of dance.
After 14 years, ten cases of polio was confirmed in Syria by World Health Organisation. Maximum of the people being tested are toddlers and babies.