1 November 2016 Current Affairs

Cancer to kill 5.5 mn women a year by 2030: Report

Cancer will kill 5.5mn women a year by 2030, a near 60% increase in less than two decades, a report said today. As the global population grows and ages, the highest toll will be among women in poor and middle-income countries, it said. Cancer is already killing one in seven women around the world.


Arnab Goswami parts ways with Times Network

Arnab Goswami, TV anchor and president-news and editor-in-chief, Times Now and ET Now is moving on from the Times Network, reveal sources in the know. While his next project is not confirmed, speculation is that Goswami may start an independent news venture, TV or digital.


FIFA introduce Best Football Awards where fans vote will count

Fans globally will be able to vote for the world player of the year, FIFA announced recently, after the sport’s world governing body had split with the Ballon d’Or.Player of the year is one of the eight awards that fans will vote for and the inaugural ceremony is scheduled for January.


Indian team for England series to be announced on Wednesday

Fit-again pacer Ishant Sharma is likely to make a comeback when the national selection committee meets on Wednesday to pick the Indian team for the upcoming Test series against England commencing November9.”The Indian team is to be picked in Mumbai tomorrow,”BCCI sources said on Tuesday.


Hillary Clinton opens to having Michelle Obama in Cabinet

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said that she is open to having First Lady Michelle Obama in her Cabinet if she wins the Nov 8 polls. In the last phase of the campaigns, Michelle Obama emerged as a top surrogate for her, drawing large crowds in her rallies.


World introduced to China’s J-20 stealth jet

China showed its Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time today, opening the country’s biggest meeting of aircraft makers and buyers with a show of its military clout.Airshow China offers Beijing an opportunity to demonstrate its ambitions in civil aerospace and to underline its defence ambitions.


Mistry’s removal necessary for group’s future success: Ratan Tata

In an email to all employees, Ratan Tata said the decision to remove Cyrus Mistry was made after careful and thoughtful deliberation. He adds that the call was a tough one but was absolutely necessary for the future success of the group. The email also pacified them saying the “Tata Group was well served”.


World Cup Trophy sculptor Silvio Gazzangia dies at 95

Silvio Gazzangia, who created the FIFA World Cup Trophy, passed away in Milan recently. FIFA President Gianni Infantino said,”He was the creator of a Trophy, which is the most beautiful emblem that FIFA could dream of having as a prize.”FIFA had received 53 proposals before confirming Gazzaniga’s design.


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.

Updated: November 2, 2016 — 3:10 pm

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