5 December 2016 Current Affairs

Narendra Modi Wins Online Reader’s Poll for TIME Person of the Year

Modi wins with 18 per cent of the vote when the poll closed last night, getting significantly more votes than his closest contenders, including Obama, Trump and Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange, who all received 7 per cent of the ‘yes’ vote. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the online reader’s poll for TIME Person of the Year 2016, beating out other world leaders like US President-elect Donald Trump, incumbent US leader Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Modi won with 18 per cent of the vote when the poll closed last night, getting significantly more votes than his closest contenders, including Obama, Trump and Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange, who all received 7 per cent of the ‘yes’ vote.


France back in the Formula one circuit after 10-year absence

The French Formula One Grand Prix will return in 2018 after a 10-year absence with the race scheduled to take place at the Circuit Paul Ricard in southern France, regional politician Christian Estrosi said on Monday.“We and those who are with me are very proud…it’s a great victory,” Estrosi told reporters. Named after the local pastis alcohol magnate who financed it, and also known as Le Castellet, the track last hosted a grand prix in 1990. The country’s most recent Formula One race was at Magny-Cours, in central France, in 2008.France hosted the first recognized grand prix near Le Mans in 1906, and was also part of the first world championship season in 1950 with a race at Reims.


LG V20 officially launched in India: Price, specifications, and features

LG V20 Smartphone has been launched in India today, and the price is Rs 54,999. LG V20 shall be available across India starting December 6 through retail stores and online exclusively at Amazon. The price of the phone was earlier leaked by retailers, but LG had refused to confirm it at the time. LG V20 runs Android Nougat straight out of the box, and the company will be hoping that this phone does better that the G5, which didn’t set the market on fire. LG is giving away free Bang & Olufsen headphones with the Smartphone and it is launched the 64GB storage version in India.


Note ban disrupts Shop Clues’ sales 

ShopClues.com, the e-commerce company that focuses on consumers in tier 2-3 cities, said even though the chunk of its traffic from core buyers in smaller towns is back to normal three weeks after the demonetization drive, customers is still wary of purchasing expensive items such as mobile phones, household electronics.“Our conversion came down as even if people were coming online, they were taking time and browsing,” said Radhika Aggarwal, co-founder of the Gurgaon-based online retailer. “People would buy socks but they may not buy shoes worth Rs 3,000 yet. Consumers are still not buying an iPhone 7 because they would rather wait for a couple of weeks to a month to see how things shape up.”

Updated: December 8, 2016 — 3:54 pm

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