October 2016 Key Points for Current Affairs: For CLAT & BBA Entrance Exams

 Infosys unveils Skava Commerce, a modular e-commerce platform

 Pakistan announces postponement of 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad

 Music Director Uttam Singh named for Maharashtra’s Lata Mangeshkar Award

 Rajasthan becomes first state to adopt LED street lights under all ULBs

 Indian-American Vinaya Manchaiah named Future Leader of Audiology

 Black money worth Rs. 65,250 crore declared under Income Disclosure Scheme, 2016

 2 October: International Day of Non-Violence

 BRICS adopts New Delhi Declaration on Education

 Abu Dhabi Crown Prince to be Chief Guest on 2017 Republic Day

 India ratifies Paris Climate Agreement

 3 October: World Habitat Day

 Kersti Kaljulaid elected as first female President of Estonia

 Elephant researcher Prajna Chowta conferred with knighthood by France

 Reliance, Dassault Aviation ink deal to set up joint venture

 Jharkhand becomes first state to implement DBT in Kerosene

 Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi wins 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine

 SBI becomes first domestic bank to open branch in Yangon, Myanmar

 MS Sahoo takes charge as Chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India

 Nayanjot Lahiri wins 2016 John F Richards Prize

 British trio David Thouless, F Duncan M Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz win 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

 Former ISRO Chariman UR Rao becomes first Indian to be inducted into IAF Hall of Fame

 Sushil Chandra appointed as Chairman of CBDT

 India’s communication satellite GSAT-18 successfully launched from French Guiana

 Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa win 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

 Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling honoured with Sustainable Development Leadership Award

 President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates World Sustainable Development Summit

 India to host 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction


 2016 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

 India-Pakistan border to be sealed completely by 2018

 India’s first Medipark will be set up in Tamil Nadu

 Union Government set up Public Debt Management Cell

 India’s first international arbitration centre inaugurated in Mumbai

 October 9: World Post Day

 October 11: International Day of the Girl Child

 4th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting held at Jaipur

 Himansh, India’s remote, high-altitude station opens in Himalayas

 Abdelilah Bekirane elected as Prime minister of Morocco

 Jitu Rai wins Champion of Champions pistol award of ISSF

 Telangana Government creates 21 new districts

 India-Indonesia bilateral maritime exercise commences at Belawan, Indonesia

 Antonio Guterres elected as new Secretary-General of UN

 Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature

 India ranked 97th in 2016 Global Hunger Index

 India to eliminate use of HFC-23 by 2030

 Ajay Kumar Bhalla appointed as DG of Directorate General of Foreign Trade

 Brazil wins inaugural BRICS U-17 Football Tournament

 Union Government launches satellite-based illegal Mining Detection System Rosneft-led consortium buys India’s Essar Oil for $13 billion

 Russia, India ink defence deal on S-400 Air Defence Systems

 Saraswati River existed: KS Valdiya committee

 16 October: World Food Day

 8th BRICS Summit concludes in Goa

 Japanese Encephalitis claims 54 lives in Odisha’s Malkangiri district

 Historic Global Greenhouse gas emission Agreement signed in Kigali

 BIMSTEC countries express commitment to combat terrorism in all its forms

 Amandeep Singh Gill appointed as India’s Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament

 Ashok Leyland rolls out first India-made electric bus

 India completes nuclear triad by commissioning INS Arihant

 PM Narendra Modi inaugurates three mega hydro projects in Himachal Pradesh

 PM launches National SC/ST hub and Zero Defect – Zero Effect scheme

 Delhi’s air quality very poor: SAFAR

 Saina Nehwal appointed member of IOC’s Athletes’ Commission

 Union Government proposes 4 GST slabs

 Indian Navy commissions INS Tihayu

 Sir David Cox honoured with first International Prize in Statistics

 Union Government launches UDAN Scheme for Regional Air Connectivity

 India wins 2016 Kabaddi World Cup

 October 24: United Nations Day  PM Narendra Modi launches Urja Ganga in Varanasi

 Cyrus Mistry removed as Chairman of Tata Group

 Paul Beatty wins 2016 Man Booker Prize

 India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise Mitra Shakti 2016 begins

 India ranks 87th on the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016

 India ranks 130th in 2017 Ease of Doing Business index

 Life expectancy highest in Jammu and Kashmir: RGI Data

 One-man judicial Committee on OROP submits report to Defence Minister

 Union Government launches Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics to empower farmers

 Union Government constitutes Munialappa Committee to monitor bird flu situation

 RBI allows startups to raise $3 million via ECBs annually

 2 Yazidi women Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar win 2016 Sakharov Human Right Prize

 Antartica’s Ross Sea declared as world’s largest Marine Protected Area

 India, Russia agree to double the range of BrahMos Missile

 Sunil Bharti Mittal appointed as Chairman of GSMA

 Himachal Pradesh declared India’s second Open Defecation Free State

 EU, Canada sign CETA

 October 31: Rashtriya Ekta Diwas