31 October 2016 Current Affairs

CAIT claim 60% dip in sales of Chinese goods this Diwali

The Confederation of All India Traders has claimed that there was a 60% dip in the sales of Chinese goods this Diwali as a result of the massive social media campaign urging people to boycott Chinese products. Fire crackers made at Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu were preferred in comparison to Chinese crackers.


LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs 38.50 to Rs 529 in Delhi

Giving a strong jolt to the households, the government has hiked the prices of non-subsidized LPG cylinders by Rs 38.50 per unit. Now it will cost Rs 529 per cylinder in Delhi. The increased rates will be applicable from Monday midnight. The price of LPG cylinders was last hiked on October 28.


Toyota invents device that turns Smartphone into car key

Toyota has made a Bluetooth-enabled device called ‘Smart Key Box’ that allows users to unlock and start a car’s engine by using their Smartphone. The device is aimed at people who want to share their vehicle to make money. A code on Smartphone is sent which allows user to access the device acting like car’s key.


Indians must become global investors. Mark Mobius

In an Interview with ET Now Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets Group, says it is time Indian Investors diversified into many other markets to find the best opportunities. He said, there are tremendous companies in India with very smart management and people that are capable of acting on the world stage.


9 year old runs free library for slums kids in Bhopal

9 year old Muskaan Ahirwar, a little who lives in the Arera Hills slums in Bhopal, is an inspiration to everyone. The little girl runs a free library for underprivileged children who have an interest in reading and learning. She had dedicated herself to a purpose of bettering herself and other children.


FBI chief may have broken law on Clinton email probe

The US Senate’s top Democrat has blasted FBI chief James Comey for announcing a new review of Hillary Clintons emails just days before the presidential election, an action he says “may have broken the law .”The Democrat alleged that Comey had violated the Hatch Act, which bars the FBI from influencing elections.


BMW recalls 1.5 Lakh vehicles in US, Canada

BMW is calling 1, 54,472 vehicles registered in the United States and Canada for a fuel pump problem that could cause stalling. BMW told regulators that no injuries have been reported. Since 2014, BMW has conducted safety recall campaigns in China, Japan and Korea for the same issue.


Kerala declared drought-hit, Government to approach Centre for aid

Kerala government declared the state as drought-hit in view of the sharp decrease in rainfall during the south-west monsoon and said that centre would be approached for necessary assistance to meet the emergency situation. The government had earlier brought out a list containing 26 guidelines to address the drought situation.

Updated: November 1, 2016 — 5:33 pm

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