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CURRENT AFFAIRS - 18 OCTOBER 2016




• Person appointed as India's Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva recently
Amandeep Singh Gill

• Country ranked as the safest place as per Global Travel and Terrorism Report 2016 of World Economic Forum
Finland


• State government that will roll out biometrics authentication for receiving food grains for beneficiaries of National Food Security Act (NFSA) from January 2017 in the state is
Odisha


• Kigali Agreement that was reached by more than 170 countries in October seeks to
1987 Kyoto Protocol


• China successfully launched a manned spacecraft that carried carrying two astronauts into the space is
Shenzhou-11


• Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, recently inaugurated National Summit on Fortification of Food in
New Delhi


• The actor who will be awarded with the 44th Chaplin Award for the year 2016 by Film Society of Lincoln Center is
Robert De Niro


• India completed its nuclear triad by inducting country's first indigenously-constructed nuclear submarine named
INS Arihant into service


• Prime Minster Narendra Modi today inaugurated three hydropower projects of 1,752 MW capacities in
Himachal Pradesh


• Indian grapplers clinched four medals, including gold, at the just-concluded sixth edition of the
TAFISA World Games in Jakarta, Indonesia


• The company that recently launched India’s first indigenous electric bus is
Ashok Leyland


• The country that will host the fresh round of peace talks on Syria crisis is
Britain


• Cricket team of which country recently became the world first team to play 900 ODIs
India


• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the national SC/ST hub and zero effect on environment scheme for MSME sector in
Ludhiana, Punjab


• In an honour for an Indian sportsperson, who was appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Athletes' Commission is
 Saina Nehwal










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