Daily GK Update: 15th October, 2016 For All The Upcoming Exams

World Student Day: October 15
i. October 15th, Dr. Abdul Kalam's birthday is observed as World Student Day by United Nations Organization annually. 
ii. In India, he is highly respected as a scientist and as a great personality. 
iii. He was the 11th President of India.

International Day of Rural Women: October 15 
i. The International Day of Rural Women is observed across the world on 15 October. 
ii. The theme for the day for the year 2016 is Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.

Valvoline ropes in Virat Kohli as brand ambassador
i. Valvoline Cummins India has signed up India Test captain Virat Kohli as its ambassador. 
ii. As part of the association, Kohli will be the face of Valvoline engine oils and lubricants range. 
iii.Valvoline is the world’s first and most enduring lubricant brand. 

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Shaurya Smarak in Bhopal
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 October 2016 inaugurated 'Shaurya Smarak', the war memorial in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. 

China, Bangladesh ink 26 agreements
i. Bangladesh and China on 14 October 2016 signed 26 agreements in the key areas of power, road and railway connectivity.
ii. The two countries have also agreed to jointly advance China’s ‘belt and road initiative’ and establish “institutional cooperation” in areas of maritime issues and counter-terrorism.

Indian-origin scientist bags young scientist award in US
Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad, an Indian scientist with the Department of Packaging, has been awarded the prestigious IAFP Young scientist scholarship award for his research work on "development of novel oxygen absorbing package in the field of active packaging for oxygen sensitive food products". 

Ajay Kumar Bhalla appointed new DGFT
i. Senior IAS officer Ajay Kumar Bhalla was on 14 October 2016 appointed as the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).
ii. He has been appointed to the post in place of Anup Wadhawan, who has been appointed as additional secretary in the commerce ministry.

Mizoram's Pachuau declared India's oldest working journalist
i. The Mizoram government and the Mizoram Journalists' Association declared Lalbiakthanga Pachuau as the "oldest working journalist in the country".
ii. The 90-year-old former soldier is the editor of 'Zoram Tlangau', a Mizo daily, started by him in 1970.

India decided to eliminate potent greenhouse gas HFC-23 by 2030
i. India on 14 October 2016 announced its decision to eliminate the HCF-23 gas. 
ii. The announcement was made by Minister of State Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Anil Dave at Kigali, Rwanda, at a meeting of parties to the Montreal Protocol, where final negotiations are taking place to substantially reduce the use of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) by 2030.

Safe Motherhood Week starts in Uttar Pradesh
i. In Uttar Pradesh, the Safe Motherhood Week is being observed from 14 October to 21 October 2016. 
ii. The main aim of the 'Safe Motherhood Week' is to decrease the 'Mother Mortality Rate' (MMR) and 'Infant Mortality Rate' (IMR).

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