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Union Government constitutes Munialappa Committee to monitor bird flu situation
The Union Agricultural Ministry on 26 October 2016 constituted a High-Level Committee to monitor the bird flu situation and help state governments take steps to contain the disease.
The Committee will be headed by Munialappa, Joint Commissioner in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries (DADF).
India, South Korea sign revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement
India and South Korea on 26 October 2016 signed a revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.The Provisions of the new DTAA will have effect in India in respect of income derived in fiscal years beginning on or after 1 April 2017.
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2016 observed globally.
27 October: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage was observed across the world on 27 October 2016. The theme for the day was It's Your Story - Don't Lose It.
Borje Ekholm appointed as President and CEO of Ericsson
Borje Ekholm was on 26 October 2016 appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ericsson, Swedish communication technology firm, with effect from 16 January 2017
Justice Reddy committee on OROP submits report
The one-man judicial committee on One Rank One Pension (OROP) submitted its report to the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, on 26 October 2016.
The committee was appointed under the Chairmanship of Justice L Narasimha Reddy, retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court to look into the anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP.