Indian-origin teenager Akshay Ruparelia is UK's Youngest Millionaire
Indian-origin teenager Akshay Ruparelia on 16 October 2017 became one of UK`s youngest millionaires at the age of 19.

Ruparelia made a fortune by selling houses through his online estate agency business during his school lunch breaks. More..





International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2017 observed across the world

17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed on 17 October 2017 with the theme ‘Answering the Call of October More..





World Food Day 2017 observed across the world
16 October: World Food Day

World Food Day was observed globally on 16 October 2017 with the theme ‘Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development’.

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Leslie Thng appointed as CEO of Vistara
Leslie Thng was on 16 October 2017 appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of full service carrier Vistara after receiving all the requisite approvals.

Thng succeeds Phee Teik Yeoh, who will now join Singapore Airlines.

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Audrey Azoulay elected as Director General of UNESCO
Audrey Azoulay was on 14 October 2017 elected as the Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 

UNESCO’s Executive Board voted 30 to 28 in favour of Azoulay against Qatar’s Hama More..





International Day for Disaster Reduction observed globally
The International Day for Disaster Reduction was observed across the world on 13 October 2017 with the theme ‘Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement’.

The 2017 campaign aims to raise global awareness about effective a More..





US, Israel withdraw from UNESCO, accusing the cultural body of 'anti-Israel bias’
The United States and its ally Israel announced on 12 October 2017 that they were pulling out of the UN's culture and education body, UNESCO, accusing it of anti-Israel bias.

Speaking on the decision, the US State Department spokeswoma More..





Jagmeet Singh becomes first Sikh politician to lead Canada’s major New Democratic Party
Jagmeet Singh, a Sikh lawyer was elected the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP), becoming the first non-white politician to lead a major political party in Canada.

Jagmeet Singh, who is the Ontario provincial lawmaker, was v More..





China launches world’s first hack-proof quantum trunk line
China has launched the world’s first 2,000-km-long ‘hack proof’ quantum communication line between Beijing and its commercial capital Shanghai that cannot be wiretapped.

Quantum communications have ultra-high security. It is impossibl More..





Saudi King issues decree allowing women to drive
Saudi King Salman on 16 September 2017 issued a decree that allows women to drive cars.

The royal decree now ends a conservative tradition seen by rights activists as an emblem of the Islamic kingdom's repression of women.
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