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October 2016 Current Affairs

India wins five-match ODI series against New Zealand, 3-2

Nov 1, 2016
In the final match, New Zealand was bowled out for 79 in 23.1 overs. It was New Zealand’s lowest ODI total against India.

World's largest Marine Protected Area declared in Antarctica

Nov 1, 2016
The deal was reached after two weeks of discussions between delegates between 24 countries and the European Union at the annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart, Australia.

World Cities Day observed with theme Inclusive Cities, Shared Development

Oct 31, 2016
Theme of the year highlights the important role of urbanization as a source of global development and social inclusion.

Armed forces are answerable to government: SC

Oct 31, 2016
A bench of Justices Amitava Roy and U U Lalit made this observation while dismissing a plea seeking action against Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for allegedly interfering and claiming credit for the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army in PoK.

Startups can raise USD 3 million via ECBs annually: RBI

Oct 30, 2016
The RBI said while issuing norms for ECB route for startups that the borrowing should be denominated in any freely convertible currency or in Indian Rupees (INR) or a combination thereof.

Union Cabinet approves New Productivity Linked Reward Scheme for port and dock workers

Oct 30, 2016
This PLR scheme will benefit about 38 thousand Port and Dock workers in all the Major Port Trusts and the yearly outgo will be over 49 crore rupees.

Union Cabinet approves agreement between India and Estonia on the transfer of sentenced persons

Oct 29, 2016
The Agreement will facilitate the Indian prisoners imprisoned in Estonia or vice-versa to be near to their families, for serving remaining part of their sentence and shall facilitate their social rehabilitation.

Union Cabinet approves agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan

Oct 29, 2016
The agreement was renewed on 29 July 2006 for a period of ten years. The validity of this agreement was later extended with effect from 29 July 2016.

Daughters of Mother India wins at CAM International Film Festival

Oct 29, 2016
The fest is organised annually to promote cinema as a means of combating ignorance, poverty and terrorism. The 2016 edition featured around 92 films from 33 countries in three categories: Short Fiction, Documentary and Animation.

Sunil Bharti Mittal appointed as Chairman of GSMA

Oct 28, 2016
On the other hand, the company re-elected Mari-Noëlle Jego-Laveissiere, Executive Vice President, Innovation, Orange Group as Deputy Chairman. It also elected the new members of the 26-member Board of the company.

Union Cabinet approves Cadre Review of Indian Posts & Telecommunications Accounts and Finance Service

Oct 28, 2016
The Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service is a Group A Central Civil Services of the Union of India.

Union Cabinet gives in-principle approval for strategic sale of over dozen PSUs

Oct 28, 2016
The recommendations of the NITI Aayog on disinvestment and strategic sale came up for consideration and the Cabinet in principle approved the recommendations with regard to some of the units.

Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar wins 2016 Sakharov Prize

Oct 28, 2016
Basee and Bashar were among thousands of Yazidi girls and women abducted by ISIS militants and forced into sexual slavery in 2014. But, both survived and now campaign for the Yazidi community.

Union Cabinet approves establishment of National Academic Depository

Oct 28, 2016
The Budget Speech of 2016-17 of the Finance Benefit, Arun Jaitley, incorporated the commitment to establish a Digital Depository for school learning certificates, degrees and other academic awards of Higher Education Institutions, on the pattern of a Securities Depository.

Punjab Directorate wins NCC National Games

Oct 27, 2016
The closing ceremony began with hundreds of young blossoming cadets performing a display of a choreographed dance with the theme Vibrant India.

Union Government constitutes Munialappa Committee to monitor bird flu situation

Oct 27, 2016
Munialappa will be the nodal officer and will be available to provide advice and help round the clock.

India, South Korea sign revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

Oct 27, 2016
The earlier Double Taxation Avoidance Convention between India and Korea was signed on 19 July 1985 and was notified on 26 September 1986.

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2016 observed globally

Oct 27, 2016
The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage aims to raise general awareness of the need for urgent measures to be taken to safeguard audiovisual document. It also focuses on acknowledging the importance of audiovisual documents as an integral part of national identity.

Borje Ekholm appointed as President and CEO of Ericsson

Oct 27, 2016
Ekholm will also remain a member of the Board of Directors of Ericsson. Presently, Ekholm is working as CEO of Patricia Industries.

Justice Reddy committee on OROP submits report

Oct 27, 2016
The committee was appointed under the Chairmanship of Justice (Retd.) L Narasimha Reddy to look into the anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP.

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