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1.The 2016 *Nobel Peace Prize* has been awarded to *Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos*.

He was selected for the prestigious award by the Norwegian Nobel Committee for his *resolute efforts to bring the more than 50-year-long civil war of Colombia to an end*.

2.The Union Ministry of Urban Development has approved projects worth *Rs.114 crore under HRIDAY scheme* for improving infrastructure facilities around core heritage sites in five cities. *

These five cities are:* Varnasi (Uttar Pradesh), Amritsar (Punjab), Dwaraka (Gujarat), Puri (Odisha) and Warangal (Telangana).

3.Shooter *Jitu Rai* on 6 October 2016 clinched a *silver medal* in the *50-meter pistol event* of the *ISSF World Cup* Final at *Bologna, Italy*.

4. *Arjun Vajpai, a 23-year-old professional mountaineer from Noida, became the *youngest in the world* to scale the *Mount Cho Oyu*, the *6th highest mountain peak* in the world at *8,188 metres* above sea level.

5. *India* is hosting the *2016 Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster management

6.Sikkim C.M Pawan Chamling got Award Sustainable Leadership by President

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