News For 16th-Oct (Monday)
1. Nokia launched a first-of-its-kind 6G Lab in Bengaluru relating to the *‘Bharat 6G Vision'*. This will help India to be a global contributor to the design, development and implementation of 6G technology.
2. The largest Hindu temple outside India, *Swaminarayan Akshardham*, has been inaugurated in New Jersey, in the United States, marking it to be the third such cultural complex globally.
1. Israel declared a *"State of War on Palestine"* after Palestinian militants (Hamas) launched a major attack, firing more than 5,000 rockets from multiple locations from Gaza killing more than 1,000 Israelis. Israel has retaliated militarily under code named the *Iron Swords*.
2. India and Tanzania have signed multiple MoUs in various sectors including digital transformation, maritime sector and sports aiming to enhance cooperation between the two nations.
3. The IMF raised its FY24 growth projection for India by 20 basis points to 6.3 per cent, citing stronger- than - expected consumption between April and June.
1. India ranked 4th on the scoreboard in the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou with a record haul of 107 medals comprising of 28 gold, 38 silver, and 41 bronze.
2. India's cricket captain Rohit Sharma slammed his 31st ODI century in the World Cup 2023 off 63 balls making it to be the fastest century ever by an Indian in history.
3. Kenya's Kelvin Kiptum created the world record by clocking a stunning 2:00:35 to win the 42km Chicago Marathon 2023.
4. The global governing body of Athletics, World Athletics has nominated Neeraj Chopra along with 10 others for the Men's Athlete of the Year Award 2023.
1. India has launched Operation Ajay, a dedicated initiative to facilitate the safe return of its citizens from Israel amidst the ongoing developments in the region and the first flight carrying 212 Indian nationalists landed at Delhi airport.
2. The first-ever defence tech show in Northeast India, called 'East Tech', began in Guwahati. This aims to expose manufacturers to the needs of the armed forces and enable direct procurement of their products.
3. IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari unveiled the new IAF ensign on its 91st anniversary at Bamrauli AF Station in Prayagraj of UP on 8th oct. The new feature is the addition of the Air Force crest in the top right corner of the ensign, towards the fly side.
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