1. Virat Kohli became fastest century scorer (in 52 balls) of India on 16 October 2013 in One day International (ODI) held at Jaipur. He was the seventh fastest century scorer in ODI in the world.
  2. Marathi playwright and political thinker Govind P Deshpande died on 16 October 2013 due to age-related ailments. He was 75.
  3. RBI,increases  the Repo rate  by 25 basis points from 7.5 percent to 7.75 percent on 29 october 13.
  4. Arunendra Kumar was on 16 October 2013 appointed as Chairman of Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of India.
  5. Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers on 25 October 2013 sanctioned setting up of a Plastic Park at Siju Village, Kujanga Tehsil of Jagatsinghpur District in Odisha. A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) called Paradeep Plastic Park Limited would set up the Plastic Park.
  6. Syndicate Bank has launched 5 productSyndDoctor, SyndGranite, SyndTextile, SyndCashew and SyndTransport keeping in mind the needs of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME).These products will cater the credit needs of these industries.
  7. International Day of Rural women was observed on 15 October 2013.
  8. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed on 17 October 2013 to promote people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution.
  9. P.S. Raghvan was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Russia on 28 October 2013.
  10. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and its Indian partner Bharti Enterprises ended up their joint venture on 9 October 2013.
  11. The India Post on 11 October 2013 launched instant electronic money transfer service in partnership with Wall Street Exchange, (a company of UAE’s Emirates Post Group) in New Delhi.
  12. World Arthritis Day is observed across the world on 12 October 2013 to raise awareness about Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs).
  13. Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot by the Taliban for championing girls’ education won the European Union’s (EU) Sakharov human rights prize 2013 on 10 October 2013.
  14. World Standards Day was celebrated on 14 October 2013 by SCS global services. This year’s theme is – International Standards Ensure Positive Change.
  15. The Union Government of India on 15 October 2013 decided to bring all the post offices across India under the core banking solution system to cover more people of rural areas with AADHAAR seeded accounts.
  16. Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize on 10 October 2013 for literature.
  17. These products would be tailor made schemes, to meet the credit requirements of transport operators,weavers,cashew industry etc.
  18. Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day was observed on 21 October 2013 across the world.
  19. World Osteoporosis day was celebrated across the world on 20 October 2013.
  20. The largest Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower of India was inaugurated outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai on 18 October 2013.
  21. The Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh on 18 October 2013 released a book on Indian painting written by Prof. B.N. Goswami in New Delhi.
  22. Terence Walsh appointed as Chief Coach of the Senior Men National Hockey Team.
  23. The Philips board of management appointed A. Krishnakumar as the Managing Director and CEO of Philips Electronics India Ltd on 17 October 2013.He will take over charge from December 2013.
  24. Eleanor Catton, 28, New Zealand author won the Man Booker prize 2013 for her second novel entitled The Luminaries, published by Granta, on 15 October 2013.
  25. The 14th India-Russia Annual Summit was held at Moscow on 21 October 2013. The summit was co-chaired by the Prime Minister of the India Dr. Manmohan Singh and the President of the Russia Vladimir V. Putin.
  26. Police Commemoration Day was observed on 21 October 2013 at the Police Memorial, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
  27. Justice Rajesh Kumar Agrawal (60), the acting Chief Justice of Madras High Court appointed as the regular Chief Justice of Madras High Court on 21 October 2013, by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.
  28. Government of India on 25 October 2013 signed an agreement with World Bank for credit of 360 million US Dollar for the second phase of Uttar Pradesh Water Sector Restructuring Project.
  29. Axis Bank Ltd on 24 October 2013 launched the e-KYC (electronic know-your-customer) initiative to facilitate paperless banking to Aadhaar card holders at Mumbai.Axis Bank became the first bank to allow customers to open an account with just their Aadhaar number.
  30. The Uttar Pradesh Government on 25 October 2013 appointed retired Justice Tarun Chaterjee as the new chairman of the state Human Rights Commission.
  31. Manna Dey, the legendary singer died on 23 October 2013 in Bangalore hospital. He was 94 years old.
  32. Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on 11 October 2013 released Mansoor Khan’s book The Third Curve: The End of Growth as We Know It at the India International Centre in New Delhi.
  33. World Food Day celebrated on 16 October,theme of these year is – Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.

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