Current Affairs - October, 2016

Indian-origin Kiara Nirghin wins 2016 Google Science Fair prize

Indian-origin South African Kiara Nirghin (16) has won a $50,000 scholarship at the annual Google Science Fair held in United States. He has won this prestigious scholarship for developing a cheaper super-absorbent material using orange peel that helps soil retain water. She is Grade 11 student at private school St Martin’s. Kiara Nirghin’s project She ..

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3 October: World Habitat Day

The World Habitat Day (WHD) is observed every year on the first Monday of October throughout the world. This year it was observed on 3 October 2016. 2016 Theme: “Housing at the Centre”. It aims to raise awareness about need for affordable housing for all in urban areas, cities and towns. Focus of the theme ..

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India ratifies Paris Climate Agreement

India has ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change on the 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. India’s Permanent Representative to UN, Syed Akbaruddin handed over the Instrument of Ratification signed by President Pranab Mukherjee to the United Nations in New York. With this, India became 62nd country to ratify the agreement. These 62 countries ..

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New species of pika named Ochotona sikimaria discovered in Sikkim

Scientists have discovered a new species of Pika, a mammal belonging to the rabbit and hare family in the Himalayas in Sikkim. It has been identified as ‘Ochotona sikimaria’. It is quite distinctive from all other pika species based on the fecal pellets and tissue samples. Ochotona sikimaria Pika species looks similar to the Moupin ..

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

The crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the chief guest for the 68th Republic Day celebrations on 26 January 2017. In this regard, announcement was made the by Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesman Vikas Swarup in New Delhi after the crown prince accepted invitation. Earlier Chief ..

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