1. World Food Day celebrated on 16 October every year across the world since 1981.The Theme of the World Food Day 2013 is Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.
  2. Eleanor Catton won the 2013 Man Booker prize for English fiction on Tuesday for her novel "The Luminaries" and became the youngest winner in the award's 45-year history. The 28-year-old New Zealand novelist won the award.
  3. The Railways today appointed acting Chairman of the Railway Board Arunendra Kumar as the head of the Board.
  4. The World Bank has revised downwards India’s economic growth forecast for the current fiscal to 4.7 per cent.
  5. The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI), released on 14 October 2013 by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). India has moved from 65 to 63 in the Global Hunger Index, making a marginal improvement since 2012, but continues to suffering far behind other emerging economies.
  6. Justice M B Shah Commission, appointed to probe illegal mining across the country, has submitted its third and final report which is mainly on the menace in Goa.
  7. A powerful typhoon Wipha on 16 October 2013 caused landslides and flooding on Izu Oshima Island, South of Tokyo.
  8. "Tilonia" was one of the first to start the concept of craft bazaars way back in 1975.Tilonia Bazaar is back with a bang after a break in Bangalore, bringing along its riot of colours and patch-worked fabrics.
  9. Former India pacer "Ajit Agarkar" retired from all forms of cricket, bringing down the curtain on a 16-year first class career during which he played 26 Tests and 191 ODIs, besides leading Mumbai to their 40th Ranji Trophy title last season.
  10. In a major boost for India and other countries seeking details on suspected black money stashed in Swiss banks, Switzerland has agreed to exchange of information and mutual administrative assistance in tax matters with overseas authorities.