Top News Headlines of 16 October 2014


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 16 October 2014:

  • ISRO launched its third navigation satellite from Sriharikota on Thursday, moving closer to setting up its own system similar to GPS in the US.
  • Cabinet secretary Ajit Seth and other secretaries  reviewed India’s plan to counter Ebola on Thursday.
  • Sensex first close below 26,000 in two months biggest fall Worries about the global economic growth scuttled sensex on Thursday by 350 points to 25,999.
  • Rajiv Mehrishi was on Thursday appointed the new economic affairs secretary and noted US-based economist Arvind Subramanian the chief economic adviser.
  • PM Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a universal account number for provident fund (PF) subscribers.
  • PM Narendra Modi  unveiled a new labour inspection system in a bid to end `inspector raj’ on Thursday.
  • The National Monuments Authority (NMA) has submitted a report to the culture ministry that there are 14 missing or untraceable monuments in Delhi on Thursday.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee crossed the Arctic Circle on Thursday evening, becoming the first Indian head of state to do so.
  • India and China discussed the recent LAC standoff at Chumar in Ladakh on Thursday.
  • Pallai-Jaffna railway line reconstructed by Ircon International Limited (IRCON) was commissioned and opened for traffic on October 13.
  • Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari released a book -“Untold Story of the Indian Public Sector“ -authored by Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG of SCOPE.
  • The Vizag airport is set to resume operations from Friday, with an Air India aircraft from Hyderabad scheduled to touch down into the still-in-tatters facility.
  • Facebook has unveiled a “safety check“ tool to allow users to alert friends and family about their status in emergencies, a system developed after the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.
  • The Venus fair is the world’s largest erotic fair and venus fair of this year held in Berlin from October 16 – 19.
  • Scientists have found evidence of a huge mountain range similar in scale to the Himalayas sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago.
  • Actress Elizabeth Pena, who starred in `Modern Family’ and `Lone Star’, has died. She was 55.
  • Ranbaxy has agreed to pay $40m to settle a case regarding its participation in Texas Medicaid, the US federal-state healthcare plan.
  • Google has also launched a new version of its Android operating system `Lollipop’.
  • Come next year and India’s swankiest terminals Delhi’s T3 and Mumbai’s T2 hubs are all set to turn smarter for flyers.
  • Former France defender William Gallas announced his retirement on 16th October 2014.
  • Asian Games gold medalist Sania Mirza joined the Swatch Bharat campaign on Thursday.
  • Former third-ranked player Nikolay Davydenko has confirmed his retirement from tennis on 16th October 2014.
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Top News Headlines of 16 October 2014
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