Daily Current Affairs Update – 19th October 2016

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National – Across the India:


1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched national SC/ST (Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes) hub in Ludhiana.


It is for the welfare of SC/ST entrepreneurs.

The hub was started with an initial outlay of 490 crore rupees.


2. Kashmiri Hangul will be counted in “Critically Endangered” category.


3. Indian Navy has commissioned INS Tihayu, a Car Nicobar Class water jet fast attack craft (WJFAC).


INS Tahiyu is the sixth WJFAC Car Nicobar Class vessel to be commissioned and allotted to the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy.


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Awards & Recognition:


1. Sonam Kapoor awarded ET Panache’s ‘Trendsetter Awards 2016′.


2. Robert De Niro will receive Chaplin Award.


The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced Robert De Niro as the recipient of the 44th Chaplin Award.



Check Out the List of National Sports Awards Winners 2016!



Mergers & Acquisitions:


1. MakeMyTrip and ibibo tied up for more successful leadership.


Founder Deep Karla who is CEO of MakeMyTrip will remain CEO.


2. The Government of India has permitted British Petroleum Company to set up 3500 petrol pumps in India.


Appointments & Resignations:


1. BCCI president Anurag Thakur has taken charge as the member of the ICC’s powerful Finance and Commercial Affairs committee.


Anurag Singh Thakur is a member of Lok Sabha from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh.


2. Saina Nehwal has been appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission.




1. Kigeli V Ndahindurwa the last king of Rwanda has passed away in the United States.


He was 80.



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