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National News Daily Current Affairs Update – 13 October 2016
The developments in the National sphere are listed in this section.
☀ India & Brazil will sign agreement on cooperation & facilitation of investment on the sidelines of BRICS Summit in Goa.
☀ Cabinet has approveed establishment of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Jammu. This is a part of Prime Minister’s development package for Jammu and Kashmir.
☀ India is ranked 2nd among countries with the highest growth in their contribution to high-quality scientific research. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), ranked 16, is the top Indian institute among the 100 best research institutes across the world. Note that : China topped the rankings with 40 institutes in the top 100 list.
☀ The Union Cabinet has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Hungary on cooperation in the field of water management. This is the first time India is entering into a MoU with Hungary with wide-ranging areas on water sector.
International News Important Current Affairs PDF – 13 October 2016
Questions about International Relations (IR) are often asked in interviews, written exams conducted by various recruiters. The following international news has important daily current affairs which a person must be aware of.
☀ 13th October is celebrated as International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). This day encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations.
- The Theme for year 2016 : “Live to Tell: raising Awareness, Reducing Mortality”.
☀ American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition“.
- He is known for writing songs like ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ and ‘The times they are a-changin’.
- He has awards – 12 Grammys and one Academy Award.
☀The 1st World Tsunami Awareness Day will be celebrated on 5th November 2016 at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016.
☀ India has imported the first parcel of Iranian oil in order to build an emergency storage in southern India.
With this, India is aiming to hold enough oil to meet demand for two weeks in case regular supply is not available. Note that : India must cover against potential energy risks, as it imports 80% of its oil needs.
Economics News Today’s Current Affairs PDF – 13 October 2016
The following economics current news update has all important economy news for exams. These will also help in developing a better understanding of Economy.
☀State-owned Indian Oil plans to lay India’s longest gas pipeline from Gujarat coast to Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh, to meet the growing demands of cooking gas in the region. This will be a 1,987-kilometre pipeline via Kanpur, Varanasi and Lucknow to carry 3.75 million tons of LPG per annum.
☀ Indian Railways will sign a pact with Germany for running high-speed trains in the country, when German Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt meets Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu during the former’s ongoing visit to India.
13 October 2016 – Sports News Today Current Affairs PDF
The following important current affairs about sports news are relevant from exam point of view.
☀ Italian football team skipper Gianluigi Buffon has won 2016’s Golden Foot award at a ceremony in Monaco.
☀ Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the world’s longest reigning monarch (70 years), has passed away at age of 88 years. For most Thais who revered him, they have known only one king their entire life and hence this marks a significant event in history of Thailand and the region.
☀ Italian playwright and actor Dario Fo (90), who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1997 has passed away. He was best known for political farces such as Accidental Death of an Anarchist and Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!. His work and radical views were both praised and condemned in his native country.
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