October 2016 Current Affairs

Current Affairs of October 2016 for all types of Competitive Exams Read top news headlines and latest major events happened in India and World in the month of October 2016. The information given will help you to prepare for exams like: IAS, PCS, UPSC, Railways, SSCBanking & all other competitive exams.

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  • Jharkhand on 1 October 2016 became first state of India to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene. The scheme is being implemented in four identified districts of the State namely Chatra, Hazaribagh, Khunti and Jamtara.
  • Daniel Ricciardo on 2 October 2016 won the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix held at the Sepang International Circuit in Selangor, Malaysia. Max Verstappen finished second while Nico Rosberg ended at the third position.
  • The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet on 3 October 2016 decided to award the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Yoshinori Ohsumi. Ohsumi is bestowed with the prize for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy. He discovered and elucidated mechanisms underlying autophagy, a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components.
  • Nayanjot Lahiri, Professor of History at the Ashoka University, was on 4 October 2016 awarded with the 2016 John F. Richards Prize for her book Ashoka in Ancient India. The prize will be awarded to her at the Association’s 131st Annual Meeting in January, 2017.
  • Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres on 5 October 2016 was unanimously selected by the UN Security Council as the next UN Secretary-General. Guterres will succeed Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2017.
  • Indian shooter Jitu Rai on 6 October 2016 clinched a silver medal in the 50 meter pistol event of the ISSF World Cup Final at Bologna, Italy. Jitu, 29, shot a score of 188.8 to finish behind China ‘s Wei Pang at 190.6. Italy ‘s Giuseppe Giordano settled for the bronze.
  • The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was on 7 October 2016 awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country ‘s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end, a war that took away the lives of at least 220000 Colombians and displaced nearly six million people.
  • Russia on 8 October 2016 vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution demanding an end to the bombing of Aleppo city in Syria. The draft text proposed by France and Spain won 11 votes in favor, Russia and Venezuela voted against the resolution, while China and Angola abstained. It was the fifth time that Moscow used its veto to block the UN action to end the five year war in Syria.
  • Andy Murray on 9 October 2016 won the 2016 China Open Men ‘s Singles title at the National Tennis Center in Beijing, China. World Number two Murray defeated Grigor Dimitrov by 6–4, 7–6.
  • Abdelilah Bekirane, leader of Morocco ‘s Islamic Justice and Development Party (PJD), was appointed as country ‘s Prime Minister on 10 October 2016. This will be his second term as Prime Minister of Morocco.
  • The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on 11 October 2016 released the 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI). It says if hunger declines at the same rate as it has since 1992, more than 45 countries including India, Pakistan, Haiti, Yemen, and Afghanistan will still have moderate to alarming hunger scores in 2030.
  • Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad, an Indian scientist, was on 12 October 2016 awarded with the prestigious IAFP Young scientist scholarship award 2016 for his research work on development of novel oxygen absorbing package in the field of active packaging for oxygen sensitive food products.
  • Bob Dylan on 13 October 2016 won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Dylan was bestowed with the precious award for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 October 2016 inaugurated ‘Shaurya Smarak ‘, the war memorial in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The ‘Shaurya Smarak ‘ was constructed by the state government in honour of those who laid down their lives for the country.
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