3 November 2016 Current Affairs

Tata slip to seventh spot in attractive brands list

Once among the top five most attractive brands in India, the venerable house of Tatas has fallen off that perch this year, according to a study .The annual study, which comes out every October-November, has ranked Tata at seventh position, a drop of here spots from last year when it was ranked fourth.


Kathmandu University in Nepal today awarded an honorary

Kathmandu University in Nepal today awarded an honorary DLitt degree to visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at a special convocation ceremony. The honour was conferred to Mukherjee by Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal dahal, who is also the universities chancellor.


Tiger Woods to make comeback in Bahamas next month

Former world number one Tiger Woods is set to return to competitive golf at Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas next month. Woods had been sidelined for over a year due to recurring back-related problems. He last played in August 2015 before undergoing surgeries in September and October that year.


PE investment in real estate increases 22%

Private equity investments in real estate from Jan to Sep 2016 touched Rs 283 bn, a 22% increase during the same period last year. Cushman and Wake field’s latest report on private equity investments in Real Estate, released on Thursday, said about Rs 92bn of these investments was recorded during the Q3 of 2016.


NDTV India to be taken off for a day on 9 Nov

The I&B Ministry has ordered news channel NDTV India to go off air for a day for breach of the programmed code governing content in news channels. The move follows committee’s recommendations which concluded that the channel’s coverage of the Pathankot terrorist attack had revealed strategically sensitive details.


Shah Rukh Khan partners with Dubai tourism for short films

Shah Rukh Khan collaborated with Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce marketing for a series of short films to be shot in Dubai Tourism channels. The series of short films will be the beginning of a year-long campaign of multiple Dubai Tourism projects.


Environment Ministry to issue advisory to tackle

Terming Delhi’s smog situation a situation a serious issue, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave today said that his ministry will soon issue an advisory to the states concerned on taking up short, medium and long-term measures to tackle air pollution, after holding wide consultations.


Gold Tops Rs 31,000 on global cues, wedding demand

Gold regained the Rs 31,000-mark per 10 gram by rising Rs 50 at the bullion market today, riding on firm global trends and continued buying by domestic jewelers to meet the season demand.However,silver met with resistance at prevailing levels and weakened by Rs 40 at Rs 44,060 per kg.


Hardik Pandya thanks everyone for maiden Test call-up

Hardik Pandya has been picked in India’s Test squad for the first time with his name being included in the 15-man squad for the upcoming England series which is for the first two Test matches. With no like-for-like replacement for an injured Rohit Sharma, this could mean a doubt for either him or Karun Nair.

Updated: November 5, 2016 — 5:50 pm

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