1.World Student Day: October 15
October 15th, Dr. Abdul Kalam’s birthday is observed as The World Student Day by United Nations Organization annually.
2.International Day of the Girl Child :11 October.
3.PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Shaurya Smarak in Bhopal.
4.C Radhakrishnan selected for Mathrubhumi Literary award.
5.PM Narendra Modi announces India’s first Railway University in Vadodara.
6.President, PM launch Hamid Ansari’s book titled “Citizen and Society“
7.Aviation scheme UDAN(Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik) takes off with the objective of “Let the common citizen of the country fly”, aimed at making air travel affordable and widespread.
8.PM Narendra Modi launches ‘Saur Sujala Yojana’ in Chhattisgarh that would provide solar powered irrigation pumps to farmers at a subsidized price.
9.National Ayurveda Day being observed on 28-10-2016 on Prevention and Control of Diabetes(Madhumeha) through Ayurveda in New Delhi.
10.Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has been now named the first Indian ambassador for Switzerland Tourism.To promote Switzerland Tourism’s campaign for 2017 – “Nature wants you back!”.
11.M. Hamid Ansari Releases Dr. Shashi Tharoor book ‘An Era of Darkness: British Empire in India’.
12.NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission creates new Guinness World Record
13.India’s first LNG(liquefied natural gas) driven bus has been launched in Kerala.
14.World Pneumonia Day -> 12th November
15.11-year-old Pune girl(Anvita Prashant Telang) wins ‘Doodle 4 Google’ 2016 contest.
16.Meghalaya became the first state to celebrate India’s first Cherry Blossom Festival, which is widely celebrated in Japan.
17.Twinkle Khanna launches her second book ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad‘
18.World’s first Bollywood theme park opens in Dubai.
19.Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan(UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,) conferred with prestigious Mother Teresa International Award.
20.Senior journalist Akshaya Mukul has been awarded the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his book “Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India”.
21.Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated a multimedia exhibition on the theme of ‘Aazadi 70 Saal, Yaad Karo Kurbani’ to commemorate 70 years of India’s Independence and its depiction through films at the International Film Festival of India, IFFI in Goa.
22. Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Princess of Thailand, on 21 November 2016 was conferred with the first World Sanskrit Award.
23.Constitution day 26th November. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra has released two books of their updated version on Constitution ‘Making of Constitution by Hans Raj Khanna’ and ‘ Constitution of India’ by Durga Das Basu.
24.International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: 25 November.The theme for 2016 was “Orange the World – raise funds to end violence against women”.
25.Susan Kiefel has been named Australia’s first female High Court chief justice – ending 113 years of men leading the nation’s highest court.
26. Indian Journalist Malini Subramaniam has been conferred with the International Press Freedom Award for her reporting from Chhattisgarh’s Naxal-infested Bastar area.
27.Akodara in Gujarat becomes India’s first Digital Village.
28.India’s first and Asia’s longest bicycle highway between Agra and Etawah in UP.
29.World Aids Day: 1st December
30.Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography “Playing it my way” won the prestigious Crossword Book of the Year Award in the Autobiography category.
31.India’s representative Srinidhi Shetty has been crowned Miss Supranational 2016, an international beauty pageant.
32.World Soil Day-> 5 December
33.Crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand’s new king.
34.Dr BR Ambedkar’s birth anniversary to be observed as ‘Water Day’ across the country on 14 April.
35.Virat Kohli Becomes First Indian Captain To Score Three Double Centuries.
36.Pranab Mukherjee launches Kailash Satyarthi’s ‘100 Million for
100 Million’ campaign to end child labour, child slavery and violence against children.
37.The world’s longest tunnel, Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) in Switzerland was opened for regular rail services on 11 December 2016.
38.Dipa Karmakar’s biography to be co-authored by her coach Bishweshwar Nandi titled: “Dipa Karmakar: The Small Wonder”.
39.The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad has achieved carbon neutral status.
40.The book titled “Many Everest” An Inspiring Journey of Transforming Dream into Reality’ is penned by Ravindra Kumar( IAS Officer).
41.Paytm launches ‘Each one, teach one’ to increase digital inclusion.
42.Rajasthan govt launches mobile app for tourists
43.PM launches major skill development projects in Kanpur.
44.Priyanka Chopra becomes Assam tourism brand ambassador.
45.World’s first cloned goat with Cashmere wool born in China.
46.Rajasthan launches Amma canteen-type meal scheme-‘Annapurna Rasoi.
47.Himachal: First Cyber crime police station opens in Shimla.
48.Priyanka 1st Indian to be made Pantene’s global ambassador.
49.Actor Hrithik Roashan has launched a children’s book series ‘Tactabet’, written in Braille format, which is being published for visually impaired people.
50.The world’s first solar road made with 30,000 square feet of solar panels has been opened in the French village of Normandy.
51.‘Kuchipudi’ performers dance their way into Guinness World Records.
Kuchipudi – Andhra Pradesh
52.Odisha Governemnt Launches Malaria control programme DAMAN (Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran)
53.Odisha Names Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme after the freedom fighter Parbati Giri.
54.Salman Khan launches his app ‘BeingInTouch’ on 51st birthday.
55.Odisha Government launches Biju Sishu Surakshya Yojana for HIV+ orphan children.
56.Haryana Government has decided to set up a pilot corridor for an innovative concept of ‘Caterpillar Train’ that will fly over city’s traffic, in Gurgaon city.
57.Meghalaya to host National Games 2022.
58.World’s highest bridge opens in China.
59.Hamid Ansari on 4 January 2017 released a book by S. M. Khan titled “The People’s President: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam”.
60.Pakistan approves Hindu marriage bill
61.Maharashtra government to organise Digi Dhan Mela in Mumbai.
62.Nepal Hosts Elephant Festival in Chitwan to Boost Tourism.
63.Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat’s biography released ‘Akhada’ in Chandigarh.
64.Birthday of Swami Vivekananda is observed as National Youth Day.
65.World’s first Gender Literature Fest to be held in Patna.
66.Shatrughan Sinha honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
67.Tamil Nadu Gov launched mobile app ‘pinakin’ for Tourism.
68.Manipur’s Karang is India’s first cashless island.
69.India’s biggest aircraft carrier ship INS Vikramaditya first to have ATM onboard.
70.The Padma Vibhushan is the second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, preceded by Bharat Ratna and followed by Padma Bhushan.
Padma Shri (also Padmashree) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India.
Virat Kohli, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar are among Padma Shri awardees.