2 November current affairs - on this day in history, economy, international, national, sports

2nd November

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

 

  • 1955 United Airlines Flight 629 blows up over Colorado
  • 1952 First large hydrogen bomb tested by the U.S.
  • 1911 First bomb dropped from an aircraft

 

NATIONAL

 

  • Formation days of 6 states celebrated on November 1 — Chhattisgarh in 2000, Haryana in 1966, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh in 1956
  • Elections to the Jharkhand Assembly will be held in five stages from Nov 30 to Dec 20; vote counting on December 23
  • Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority declares a public health emergency in the Delhi-NCR region because of high air pollution
  • PM Modi and Chancellor Angela Merkel co-chair 5th Indo-German Inter-Governmental Consultations in New Delhi
  • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar holds talks with his German counterpart Heiko Mass in New Delhi
  • Fourth Indian Navy-Russian Federation Navy Staff Talks held in New Delhi
  • Punjab govt. to institute Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Award for Promotion of Peace and Interfaith Understanding

 

ECONOMY

 

  • BSE Sensex: 40,165.03 (+35.98), NSE Nifty:11,890.60 (+13.15)
  • India’s forex reserves reach a new lifetime high of USD 442.583 billion in the week ended October 25
  • Telecom regulator TRAI fixes phone call ring time at 30 sec for mobiles and 60 sec for landline phones
  • Now formal sector workers can generate UAN (universal account number) from EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organization) portal directly
  • India and the US hold 7th Meeting of the Economic and Financial Partnership (EFP) in New Delhi
  • Cochin Shipyard wins Rs 3,000 crore contract to build aircraft carrier for the Indian Navy.
  • US govt.’s Award for Corporate Excellence presented to PepsiCo India for saving more than 17 billion liters of water

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

  • Sikh pilgrims from India would only need a valid ID and not a passport to travel to Kartarpur: Pakistan
  • Google agrees to buy wearables maker Fitbit for USD 2.1 billion
  • US House of Representative approve procedure to impeach President Donald Trump
  • Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA Group announce $48-billion merger

 

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