Current Affairs International - 10 October 2016

1. Two U.S-based economists, Oliver Hart of Harvard University and Bengt Holmstrom of MIT are chosen for Nobel Prize in Economics for year 2016 for their contributions to contract theory.


2. World Post Day is observed on 9th October across the world to remember the importance of postal services. It marks the the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. Theme of World Post Day 2016 is -Innovation, Integration and Inclusion-.


3. World Mental Health Day is observed on 10th October across the world to raise awareness about mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. Theme of year 2016 is -Psychological First Aid-.


4. UK-s Andy Murray won his first China Open title and the 40th of his career after defeating Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov by 6-4, 7-6 in the final match.


5. German Formula One driver Nico Rosberg won the Japan Grand Prix held on 9th October at Suzuka Circuit. Red Bull-s Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton finished at second and third position respectively.