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17 October: International Day for Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on 17 October to raise awareness about the struggles of people living in poverty.

  • The theme for this year’s observation is “Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People & our Planet”.

14 October: World Sight Day

The World Sight Day is observed annually on the Second Thursday of October.

  • The theme for World Sight Day 2021 is “Love your eyes”.

Indian Army wins gold medal in the Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2021

Indian Army, comprising of a team from 4/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) won the Gold Medal in the latest Cambrian Patrol Exercise.

  • The Cambrian Patrol Exercise was organized at Brecon, Wales, UK.

15 October: International Day of Rural Women

The International Day of Rural Women is observed on 15 October.

  • This year’s theme is "Rural women cultivating good food for all".

16 October: World Food Day

  • World Food Day (WFD) is observed on 16 October.
  • It is an initiative by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.

15 October: World Students Day

October 15 of every year is celebrated as World Students' Day in honour of former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam, who was born on the same day in 1931.


17th Edition “Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021”

As part of the ongoing Indo-US Defence Cooperation, the Joint Military Training Exercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021” will be conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska (USA) from 15 to 29 October 2021.


International E-Waste Day: 14 October

International E-Waste Day (IEWD) is observed on 14th October.

  • The main purpose of this day is to promote the correct disposal of e-waste throughout the world with the aim to increase re-use, recovery and recycling rates.

13 October: International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Observed annually on 13 October, the day celebrates how individuals are raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks they face, as well as reducing their exposure to disasters.

  • This year, the theme for the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is “International co-operation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses”.

Satyajit Ray Award

Well-known Telugu filmmaker B Gopal, alias Bejawada Gopal, has been chosen for the fourth Satyajit Ray Award for his overall contribution to the Indian cinema.

  • Gopal has directed 30 films Telugu films and two Hindi moves in his decades-long career.

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