Nobel Peace Prize for Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos
i. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict with left-wing rebels.
ii. The Nobel committee in Norway praised him for his peace agreement with FARC rebels, signed last month after four years of negotiations.
Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling honoured for development leadership
i. Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has been honoured with prestigious “Sustainable Development Leadership Award” by President Pranab Mukherjee.
ii. Chamling has been recognised for his efforts to convert Sikkim into the first and only organic state in the country.
3 agreements between India & Switzerland on Mutual Visa Exemption Return
i. Agreements are:
1. Mutual Visa Exemption Agreement for Holders of Diplomatic Passports.
2. Technical Arrangements on Identification and Return of Illegal Migrants and Arrangement for Dependent Person of Diplomatic, Consular, Technical andIndia & Switzerland.
3. Administrative Staff of Diplomatic and Consular Mission to Perform Gainful Employment.
Government integrates 250 mandis in 10 states with e-agriculture market in 1st phase
i. The government has integrated 250 mandis in 10 states with the electronic national agriculture market (e-NAM) in the first phase.
ii. In April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the e-NAM on a pilot basis with 22 mandis in eight states.
Jitu Rai bags silver medal at ISSF World Cup Final in Italy
i. Indian shooter Jitu Rai on 6 October 2016 clinched a silver medal in the 50-meter pistol event of the ISSF World Cup Final at Bologna, Italy.
Arjun Vajpai scales Mt. Cho Oyu
i. Arjun Vajpai, a 23-year-old professional mountaineer from Noida, became the youngest in the world to scale the Mount Cho Oyu, the 6th highest mountain peak in the world at 8,188 metres above sea level.
ii. This was Vajpai’s second attempt to climb Cho Oyu after he was paralysed midway in 2012.
New frog species discovered in Australia
i. A new frog species, which closely resembles the Graceful tree frog (Litoria Gracilenta), was discovered in Australia’s largest virgin forest in Queensland.
ii. The newly discovered species closely resembles the Graceful tree frog (Litoria Gracilenta).
Freedom fighter Ramesh Kulkarni passed away
i. Freedom fighter and Congress leader Ramesh Kulkarni passed away on 6 October 2016 in Thane following a brief illness.
ii. Kulkarni was 87 years old and is survived by a son and two daughters.
Manipur theatre legend Kanhailal passed away
i. Manipur-based theatre legend Heisnam Kanhailal passed away on 6 October 2016 following a brief illness in Imphal. He was 75.
ii. Kanhailal had contributed to the field of experimental theatre for more than 40 years.