The Daily Brief – 15th October 2017


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  • Replacing Vijay Gokhale, Gautam H. Bambawale has been appointed as the next Indian ambassador to China. He was previously India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan.
  • Narendra Modi shall be inaugurating India’s first all India Institute of Aurveda in New Delhi on 17th October, that is the Ayurveda Day.
  • PSU Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) is now the first Indian oil company to trade lubricants in Myanmar.
  • Kolkata shall be hosting PUN (Puppets Unite Neighbours) International Puppet Festival from 26th to 31st October 2017.
  • IndusInd Bank has announced its merger with microfinance lender Bharat Financial Inclusion (BFIL).
  • Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal and won the Shanghai Masters. Maria Sharapova won the Tianjin Open after a long break.
  • 15th October is celebrated as the International Day of rural women. The theme for this year was “Challenges and opportunities in climate-resilient agriculture for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.”
  • 15th October is celebrated as Global Hand washing day. The theme for this year is “Our hands, our future!”
  • MK Sanu has been awarded the Mathrubhumi Literary Award for 2016 for his contribution to Malayalam literature.


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