Current Affairs - October, 2016

17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed globally on 17 October for eradication of poverty throughout the world. Significance of Day: It seeks to promote awareness among people to eradicate poverty and destitution around the world particularly in developing countries 2016 Theme: “Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in ..

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8th BRICS Summit concludes in Goa

The eighth BRICS summit was held in Goa from 15 to 16 October 2016. The summit concluded with adaptation of Goa Declaration. The two day summit was attended by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian President Michel Temer and South African President Jacob Zuma. The theme for ..

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16 October: World Food Day

The World Food Day is observed globally on 16 October to mark foundation of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. Significance of Day: It aims to raise public awareness about hunger challenges and encourage people around the world to take action in the fight against hunger. 2016 Theme: “Climate is ..

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Saraswati River existed: KS Valdiya committee

The K.S. Valdiya committee in its report submitted to the Union Water Resources Ministry has concluded that Saraswati River so far considered mythical, existed. The committee comprising of geologists, archaeologists and hydrologists say that they have found evidence of the course of the river Saraswati. Earlier, River Saraswati was considered as a mythological river and ..

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

India has signed a defence deal worth nearly Rs 39,000 crore with Russia to purchase five state of art S-400 ‘Triumf’ air defence systems. Besides, India also announced to collaborate in making four stealth frigates and setting up a joint production facility for making Kamov helicopters under Make in India. In this regard, inter-governmental agreements ..

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