Nov 01 2016

  • The United Nations’ World Cities Day is observed every year on October 31
  • The Punjab government has observed November 1 as ‘No Tobacco Day’ in an effort to discourage tobacco use in the State.
  • Kylie Verzosa from Philippines has been crowned Miss International 2016 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
  • PM Modi kicked-off Haryana’s ‘Swarna Jayanti’ celebrations from Gurugram’s Tau Devi Lal stadium on November 1, 2016.
  • Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 to curb black money comes into effect from Nov 1, 2016
  • Government fixed minimum wage of farm worker Rs 350 per day
  • Kerala becomes 3rd open defecation free state
  • The RBI has opened a second office of the Banking Ombudsman in New Delhi, taking into account the significant increase of the banking network.
  • Banks to report frauds of Rs 1 crore and above to CVC
  • NHPC commissioned 50 MW wind power project in Rajasthan
  • Veteran journalist S Nihal Singh has been awarded with ‘Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award’for his outstanding contribution to journalism which is presented by the Press Council of India.
  • Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is appointed Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak as Brand Ambassador of Swachh Rail Mission on October 1, 2016.
  • Lewis Hamilton won Mexican Grand Prix
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