- Statue of Unity also a tribute to Indian engineering skills
The Statue of Unity, built as a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, known as Iron Man of India, would be the tallest in the world and the quickest to be completed in just 33 months unlike China’s Spring Temple Buddha which took 11 years to complete, infrastructure giant Larsen & Toubro claimed.
- Mammals of India (MaOI)
Mammals of India (MaOI) is a new model of repository on Indian mammals by the Scientists and Researchers from the National Centers for Biological ciences (NCBS), Bangalore. It is a citizen-scientific repository initiated in September 2018. It is a first such repository of Mammals in India.
- India To Become Third Largest Aviation Market : IATA
India will be among the top three aviation market by 2024 according to International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its 20- year air passenger forecast report. India is currently at seventh position in Global Aviation market.
- India Building World’s Highest Railway Line
India railways announced its plan to link New Delhi and Ladakh by means of a railway line that will run along the India-China Border. The proposed Bilaspur-Manali-Leh Line would be the world’s highest railway line once launched.
- Vigilance Awareness Week
The Central Vigilance Commission observes the Vigilance Awareness Week every year during the week in which birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (31st October) falls. The 2018 Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed from 29th October to 3rd November.
- 24 October
The United Nations Day to mark anniversary of entry into force of UN Charter in 1945.The World Polio Day is observed annually across world to create awareness about hazards of the crippling Polio disease.
World Development Information Day draw attention of world to development problems &necessity; solve them.
- 1st India-Japan military exercise begins in Vairengte
The first joint military exercise named “Dharma Guardian” between India and Japan has begun at Indian Army’s Counter-Insurgency Warfare School at Vairengte (Mizoram). The exercise is aimed at developing mutual understanding and respect between militaries of both countries, as also facilitate in tracking worldwide phenomenon of terrorism.
- 1st India-US Dialogue on Intellectual Property
The first ever India-US Dialogue on Intellectual Property (IP) was launched in New Delhi to deepen bilateral strategic cooperation on IP policy. It was launched by US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center and Industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in partnership with US-India Business Council.
- NASA retires Kepler space telescope
NASA has retired Kepler space telescope after it ran out of fuel needed for further science operations. This brings end of nine-and-a-half year mission of Kepler space telescope in which it had discovered over 2,600 intriguing exoplanets from outside our solar system some of which may harbour life.
- World Cities Day: October 31
The World Cities Day is observed every year across the world on 31st October to work together for planned and sustainable urban life in the wake of rapid growth of population and problems.
- Quote of the week
There is something unique in this soil, which despite many obstacles has always remained the abode of great souls. – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950) was a major political and social leader of India and its struggle for independence, and is credited for achieving the political integration of India.