Nov 02 2016

  • Sushil Chandra, a 1980-batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (IRS), is the newly appointed chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes
  • MN Sharma (93), the first chief architect of Chandigarh, has recently passed away in Chandigarh.
  • The Kerala government has launched four major programmes viz. Parippida Mission, Haritha Keralam, Ardram and Life—in the education, health, housing and sanitation sectors to mark the 60th anniversary of the state on November 1, 2016
  • Katherine Elizabeth Espín of Ecuador has won the crown of 2016 Miss Earth at the Mall of Asia Arena, Philippines.
  • The joint military training exercise “Sampriti-2016” will be conducted between India and Bangladesh at Tangail, Dhaka,
  • The book “Immortal: Death is certain for all who are born…or is it?” has been authored by Krishna Udayasankar
  • PM Narendra Modi launched the Saur Sujala Yojana in Chhattisgarh in order to provide solar powered irrigation pumps to farmers at a subsidized price.
  • Ministry of HUPA and Common Services Centre e-Governance Services India Limited of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enabling online submission of applications under PMAY(Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana)
  • Delhi govt launches Rs.200Cr Yamuna riverfront project at Sonia Vihar
  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is the proposed big-regional Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between 16 Asia-Pacific countries including India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the 10-member ASEAN.
  •  BSE aimed to operationalise the international exchange by early next year. Mock trading for the same commenced from October 3
  • ICICI Bank has launched home loan overdraft facility for salaried customers against their home loans.
  • ATM Manufacture NCR bags largest ATM order from SBI for over 7,000 machines
  • Indian actor Rekha will be honoured by the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival with a Lifetime Achievement Award
  • China displayed its Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time on  the function of opening the country’s biggest meeting of aircraft makers and buyers with a show of its military power.
  • India’s Palpreet Singh  included in 2016 NBA D-League Draft.
  • Indian Shuttler Pratul  won maiden title at Bahrain International Challenge.

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