Today (11th October) is International Day of the Girl Child.
- This is an international day of celebration proclaimed by the United Nations.
- First International Day of the Girl Child was found October 11, 2012.
- Themes of International Day of the Girl
- Theme 2012: The end of child marriage
- Theme 2013: Innovation for girls’ education
- Theme 2014: Empowering adolescent girls: Ending the cycle of violence
- Theme 2015: The power of the teenager: Vision for 2030
India has granted a line of US $ 100 million credit to Jordan.
- An Australian art gallery has agreed to give a 2000 years of Buddha sculpture in India.
- The sculpture of Sitting Buddha, whose roots could be traced to Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, is currently with National Art Gallery in Canberra, Australia.Anchor
113th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan celebrated today.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that on November 26 the day Constitution was adopted, will be observed Samvidhan Divas (Constitution Day).
The veteran actress Manorama South Indian (78) died.
- Affectionately called “Aachchi,” she starred in the multi-purpose support roles in more than a thousand in Tamil films, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.
- She acted with five chief ministers like Annadurai, MG Ramachandran, NT Rama Rao, M. Karunanidhi and J.Jayalalithaa and played with five generations of actors.
Awards and distinctions:
- She received the Padama Shri in 2002.
- She won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Pudhiya Pathai in 1989.
- She was the recipient of the Kalaimamani prices by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
- She holds a world record for the Guineas to act over 1000 number of films.
India and Jordan sign an agreement within 6 different domains protocols.
- greements on maritime transport, communication and information technology and cultural exchange featured in MoUs that have been signed.
India and the Maldives signed two agreement on cooperation between the institutes of Service and two foreign countries for cooperative sports and youth affairs protocols.
- These MOUs were signed between the Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj and her counterpart of Maldives Maumoon Dunya.
Business & Economy
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has conducted research at Bank of Baroda branches in New Delhi under the alleged transfer of Rs 6100 crore black money in Hong Kong.
Khadga Prasad Oli, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, was elected the new Prime Minister of Nepal.
Vijender Singh, the first Olympic medal winning boxer India, Columbia beats Sonny Whiting to win his first Pro-Boxing fight.
- Note: Vijender’s next fight is Oct. 30.
India won the series 4 hockey men tests against New Zealand.
Ajay Jayaram Indian Shuttler won the men’s singles title at the Open Dutch Grand Prix.
The greatest footballer of all time never Edson Arantes Mr. da Nascimento, also known as the black pearl or “Pelé” arrived for a visit of three days in Kolkata.
- This is the second time that the legend put his foot in the city with its first visit coming in 1977.
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