BRICS summit concluded with adoption of Goa Declaration PM Modi used the forum to attack Pakistan by describing it as the mother ship of terrorism that poses threat to prosperity and development of the region.
2. China successfully launched longest-ever manned mission by taking two astronauts Jing Haipeng (50) and Chen Dong (37) into the orbit. They were launched on board of Shenzhou-11 (heavenly vessel) spacecraft from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre near the Gobi Desert in northwest China. The spacecraft was put into orbit by a Long March-2F carrier rocket.
3. Historic Global Greenhouse gas emission Agreement signed in Kigali at the Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP28). In so called Kigali Amendment which amends the 1987 Montreal Protocol aims to phase out Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a family of potent greenhouse gases by the late 2040s.
4. World Food Day 2016 was observed across the world on 16 October 2016 with the theme Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.
5. Sourabh Verma won men’s singles title at Chinese Taipei Open The 23-year-old Verma from Madhya Pradesh won the first two games before Liew retired in the third due to a shoulder injury with the score line 12-10, 12-10, 3-3.
6. Maldives to leave Commonwealth after Warnings over Democracy Maldives decided to leave the Commonwealth saying it was treated unjustly and unfairly by the Commonwealth. Earlier, Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group warned it of suspension if it fails to bring in rule of law and democracy.
7. Brazil wins 1st BRICS U-17 football tournament Ten-day BRICS tournament transcends the traditional spheres of interaction and opens new vistas in the field of sports. A first of its kind, the Tournament will be a harbinger for further exchanges in other sports.
8. Japanese Encephalitis claimed 54 lives in Odisha’s backward Malkangiri district in just a more than a month. The State Government is monitoring and overseeing the measures to check the spread of Japanese Encephalitis.
9. Union Government launched Mining Surveillance System (MSS), a pan-India surveillance network to check illegal mining using latest satellite technology. MSS is a satellite-based monitoring system which aims to check illegal mining activity through automatic remote-sensing detection technology in order to establish a regime of responsive mineral administration.
10. PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Shaurya Smarak in Bhopal The Shourya Smarak is spread over an area of 12.67 acre land. It narrates the story of bravery of the nation’s valiant soldiers, who have laid down their lives fighting enemies on the borders.