Daily GK Update 10th October 2016, Important Current Affairs

1. World Mental Health Day is observed annually on 10 October.

2. Two U.S-based economists, Oliver Hart of Harvard University and Bengt Holmstrom of MIT have been awarded the 'Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel' for their contributions to contract theory.

3. With an aim to make Madhya Pradesh anaemia-free, the state government has decided to launch a scheme-'Lalima Abhiyan'- that will be effective from November 1.

4.The International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) has awarded ace shooter, Jitu Rai, the 'Champion of Champions' title for pistol shooting in 2016.

5. The Oxford English Dictionary has included "Aiyoh" and "Aiyah" in its latest edition.

6. Former Indian Foreign Service officer Ms. Renu Pall has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Austria.

7. British tennis player Andy Murray beat Bulgaria's  Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets to win the China Open on 09 October 2016.

8. India's 19-year-old shuttler Ruthvika Shivani Gadde won the women's singles title at the Russian Open in Vladivostok.

9. American boxer Aaron Pryor died on 09 October 2016 at the age of 60 after a long battle with heart disease. 


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