Daily Current Affairs Update – 8th October 2016


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National – Across the India:


1. IGIA3 has achieved Platinum rating from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).


Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) announced on 6 October 2016 that the Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) achieved Platinum rating from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).


2. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced that India-Pakistan border will be completely sealed by December 2018.


3. Maharashtra became the 17th state to Central Government’s Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY) scheme.

It will help Maharashtra to reap benefits worth INR 9,725 crore by way of cheaper funds, transmission losses, energy efficiency and coal reforms during the period of the turnaround.


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1. The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup kicked off in the presence of captains of the 12 competing nations, including hosts India.




Awards & Recognition:


1. Arjun Vajpai, a 23-year-old professional mountaineer from Noida, became the youngest in the world to scale the Mount Cho Oyu, the 6th highest mountain peak in the world at 8,188 metres above sea level.


2. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for FARC agreement. 376 People were nominated this year for the prize.



Appointments & Resignations:


1. Senior journalist Gautam Lahiri was elected president of the Press Club of India.


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Important Dates:


1. . 8th October: 84th Air Force Day


The Air Force Day 2016 was on 8 October 2016 observed across India. This is the 84th celebration of the Day that began in 1932.




1. Freedom fighter and Congress leader Ramesh Kulkarni passed away at the age of 89.


2. Manipur-based theatre legend Heisnam Kanhailal passed away at the age of 75.




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