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  • The benchmark BSE Sensex spurted 254 points to hit all-time high of 32,687 while NSE Nifty scaled new peak of 10,242. Metals, Tech, auto, telecom, healthcare and FMCG stocks helped the index trade in the green. Positive trade data and encouraging comments from IMF chief on the outlook for Indian economy cheered investors. Also, market sentiment was buoyant in a truncated trading week ahead of Diwali. As the day progressed, the markets however retreated from record level, due to profit booking mainly in energy and select banking and financials stocks
  • The city recorded around 1615mm of rainfall this year, crossing the previous record of 1606mm rain in 2005. This caused misery to the residents to Bangalore as the rains claimed over 10 lives . However on Monday Bangaloreans had some respite from rain as the showers stopped till evening following which the municipal corporation undertook the pothole filling process. A lake also breached near an IT park ecospace on the outskrits of teh city which forced many IT professionals to avoid these roads and companies declaring work from home option. The bodies of 3 people who were washed away in the storm water drained were recovered by the rescue teams. A temple priest also fell in a drain on Friday night and was found dead when his body was recovered . Chief Minister Siddaramaiah visited the rain affected areas and announced relief measures on Saturday. Besides Bangalore , rains continue to lash several other districts in Karnataka , Mysore, Gulbarga, Gadag, Kolar also witnessed heavy rainfall in last two days . According to met officials Over 300mm of rainfall has been observed only in first few days of October alone, which is much higher than the prediction of IMD for the month. The southwest monsoon is intensifying and there are no signs of relief from the continuous downpour in the days to come. Ramesh Babu, director of IMD, says "Bengaluru is currently going through a transition phase between the withdrawal of the south-west monsoon and the arrival of the northeast monsoon."
  • The highlights of the country wide celebrations included Yoga session and community and stakeholder sensitization programme for home stay owners in Jaipur, for street food vendors in Goa, for shopkeepers, rickshaw pullers and auto rickshaw drivers in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. The cleanliness drives were undertaken today in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, Gwalior, Trivandrum and Hyderabad. The Institute of Hotel Management across the country also distributed specially designed Trash Bags as part of this drive to tourists at various locations in the country. The Nehru Yuvak Kendras organized youth Parliament with lectures and discussions on importance of tourism and youth involvement at Gaya and Sitamarhi, district level cultural programmes in East Champaran, Nalanda, walks along river Course, Water Bodies in 5 districts of Odisha. The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MoDONER) organized tourism rally in Itanagar, adventure activities in Shillong, promotion of water sports at Umiam in Meghalaya. The State Govts of Haryana, Assam, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Kerala organized cultural evenings, tourism exhibitions, workshops for tourism industry stakeholders, essay and painting competition for students. The Ministry of Culture along with Ministry of Tourism organized a grand classical dance titled ‘Krishan Lilla’ by the famous classical danseuse and guru Dr. Sonal Mansingh at Govind Devji Temple in Jaipur. State Governments of Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajsthan, Haryana,Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra have organised various programmes like Cultural Evenings, Sensitization programme, Competitions etc. Other Central Ministries are also participating in Paryatan Parv by organizing various activities. The Railway Ministry has illuminated some of the major railway stations in the country. Under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, some of the major airports in the country have also been illuminated. The Online contests on MyGov platform for Dekho Apna Desh Photo Contest, Incredible India Quiz, Dekho Apna Desh Blog Contest have elicited tremendous response. Smile India Smile a Photographic Competition is underway on Doordarshan. Winners of the contests will receive attractive prizes.