29 October 2016 Current Affairs

World record with 83 satellites on single rocket: ISRO Aims

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has announced that it is aiming for a world record by launching 83 satellites into the orbit on a single rocket in early 2017. The rocket will launch 2 Indian and 81 foreign satellites into space. The total weight carried off into space by PSLV–XL will be 1,600 kg.

With a suitable conditions Government offers to buy foreign combat jets

India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers, as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, officials say. In one of the country’s biggest military aircraft deals, a deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India could be worth anything $13-$15 bn.

For testing, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro reaches India

Samsung’s ever growing line up of smart phones in India is ready to get bigger, with the Galaxy C9 Pro spotted on Indian imports tracker websites .Galaxy C9 Pro is coming at a crucial time for Samsung ,even as the tech giant is reeling from big losses due to Galaxy Note 7.

First Zika Virus infection has been detected by Myanmar

Myanmar’s government said today that a pregnant foreign woman has been diagnosed with the country’s 1st case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects. The WHO had warned earlier this month that Zika was likely to spread throughout Asia after being defected in 70 countries.

ICCI cut Bank lending rates, State Bank of India

The SBI and ICCI Bank today announced a cut of 0.15% and 0.10% in their lending rates respectively under a new system of computation. Under the revised rates, the one-year MCLR which determined a slew of products including home loans for SBI stands at 8.90%, while the same for ICCI Bank are at 8.95%.

Dhoni is world’s 10th most valuable sports brand

Despite retiring from the longest format of the game, India’s limited over’s skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni continues to be one of the biggest brands in the sporting world. According to Forbes, Dhoni comes at No.10 in the list which is headed by Swiss maestro Roger Federer, who is valued at $37 million a year.

Bob Dylan accepts Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan has finally accepted his Nobel Prize for literature, the Swedish Academy that awards it has said. Breaking his silence on the win, he said that the prize left him “speechless”. Asked “if I accept the prize? Of course”, the singer-songwriter said in a cell to the academy this week.

Over Rs 44,000 crore market cap in 3 Days: Tata loses

Amid the controversy surrounding Cyrus Mistry’s hurried exist from Tata, the company lost over Rs 44,000 crore worth of market capitalization in just 3 days. Mistry’s said Tata would have to write down $18 billion due to losses in Tata Motors, Tata Steel Indian Hotels, Tata Teleservices and Tata Power.

Not in favour of making nuclear weapons illegal: India

Saying that it is not convinced, India has abstained from voting on the UN resolution making nuclear weapons illegal. India said that it doesn’t think that the move can lead to comprehensive instrument on nuclear disarmament .The General Assembly’s First Committee adopted the draft resolution on Friday.

Updated: November 1, 2016 — 5:23 pm

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