- First India-US tri-services exercise to be held in 2019
The first India-United States tri-services exercise is likely to take place in 2019 in India. It will include all services of both countries and talks are on to include special forces. US will second country after Russia with whom India conducts tri-services exercise.
- Lachhu Maharaj
Pandit Lachhu Maharaj was an Indian classical dancer and choreographer of Kathak. He came from a family of illustrious Kathak exponents in Lucknow, and also worked as film choreographer, Hindi cinema, most notably Mughal-e-Azam and Pakeezah.
- World Food Day: October 16
To mark foundation of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. It is observed as day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger and aims to raise public awareness about hunger challenges and encourage people around world to take action in fight against hunger.
- Maryse Conde wins alternative Nobel
Guadeloupean author Maryse Conde (81) was awarded New Academy Prize in Literature, an alternative award formed in protest to Nobel Literature Prize. She was selected from 47 authors who were nominated by Swedish librarians and voted on by nearly 33,000 people from around the world.
- October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
To raise people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries. The 2018 theme was ‘Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity’
- International Day of Rural Women: October 15
The crucial role and contribution of rural women. The 2018 them of the day was “Sustainable infrastructure, services and social protection for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”
- China-built world’s largest amphibious plane
Designed to be the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, AG600 is powered by four domestically-built turboprop engines and has a range of 12 hours.China’s indigenously designed and built amphibious aircraft AG600.
- World’s longest sea bridge between China-Hong Kong
The 55-kilometer-long bridge, situated in the Lingdingyang waters of the Pearl River Estuary, will be the world’s longest sea bridge, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.The world’s longest sea bridge Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will be thrown open for traffic on October 24.
- Bihar’s ‘Shahi Litchi’ Gets Geographical Indication Tag
The famous Shahi litchi, which is famous for its sweet, juicy, unique flavour and aroma, is mostly grown in Muzaffarpur and neighbouring districts including East Champaran, Vaishali, Samastipur and Begusarai.
- Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize for ‘Milkman’
“Milkman,” a vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and power set during Northern Ireland’s years of Catholic-Protestant violence. The 56-year-old Belfast-born novelist said she was “stunned” to have won. Her first novel, “No Bones,” was released in 2001.
- Mock tests for NEET, JEE, KCET/MHCET and Bank Exams