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  • 25-Oct-2016
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi  launched a number of projects in Varanasi including a 1500km pipeline costing Rs15000 crore.
    • On his eighth visit to the city since becoming Prime Minister, Mr Modi will launch "Urja Ganga", the gas pipeline project which promises to provide piped cooking gas to residents of Varanasi within two years.
    • The Union Government is planning to fast-track four projects in Indus river basin to increase irrigation area in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) by nearly 2.05 lakh acres.
    • Of these four projects, three --Tral Irrigation Project in Pulwama, Prakachik Khows Canal in Kargil and restoration and modernisation of main Ravi Canal in Jammu's Sambha and Kathua-- are expected to be completed by this fiscal.
    • Yash Bharti awards are to be conferred on 54 personalities including Sabri brothers from Pakistan, folk singers, cricketers, actors and poets. 
    • The award will be given away by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on October 27.


    • Tata Group removed Cyrus Pallonji Mistry as the chairman of the conglomerate and names Ratan Tata as the interim chairman.
    • The board has constituted a selection committee to choose the new chairman. Apart from Ratan Tata himself, the committee comprises TVS Chairman Venu Srinivasan, Bain Capital's Amit Chandra, former diplomat Ronen Sen and Kumar Bhattacharyya of Warwick
    • The government will issue fifth tranche of sovereign gold bond scheme on September 1st.
    • The tenure of the bond will be for a period of eight years.It will have an exit option from fifth year.


    • Reliance Industries has forayed into cooking gas retailing.It has launched a 4kg gas cylinder on a pilot basis in four districts.
    • The award for Asia’s Leading Luxury Trains has been awarded to Deccan Odyssey which is manages by Cox and Kings.
    • The award ceremony was held at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, 
  • 24-Oct-2016
    • President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Sardar Patel Heart Institute at Ankleshwar,Gujarat.
    • The hospital has been developed by Sardar Patel Trust with efforts of Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel, who hails from Bharuch district.
    • A 'happiness junction' has been inaugurated at the Sonpur railway station in Bihar's Saran district.
    • It will provide books and several entertainment tools for waiting passengers
    • Air India set the record for the longest non-stop flight when it flew from Delhi to San Francisco (SFO) over the Pacific Ocean instead of the Atlantic.
    • The trans-Pacific route meant that Air India had to fly an additional 1,400 km
    • Prior to this, the record for the world’s longest non-stop flight was held by Emirates, which covered the Dubai-Auckland route
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