Today (November 1) is World Vegan Day.
- This day was created in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then president and president of the Vegan Society, UK to commemorate its 50th anniversary, and in 2014 the 70th anniversary of “vegan”, “veganism” and the creation of the Vegan Society.
Vice President Hamid Ansari left on a five-day period in two countries on an official visit to Indonesia and Brunei.
- Note: Indonesia will be the first stop for the vice president, who goes there at the invitation of his Indonesian counterpart Jusuf Kalla. Anchor
Today is the Day of Haryana.
- On this day in 1966, Haryana was carved out of the Indian state of Punjab.
Railways have launched a new program ‘Vikalp today.
- Under regime Vikalp, passengers on the waiting list can get accommodation alternating confirmed next train if they opt for the option when booking their tickets online.
- This replacement process of housing system will take off in trains on the Delhi-Delhi sectors Jammu and Lucknow from today on a pilot basis.
The world famous Simlipal National Park and Tiger Reserve in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha reopened to tourists today.
- The world famous tiger reserve remains closed for tourists every year during the monsoon season and reopens in October or November.
- Note: The Simlipal National Park is the largest tiger reserve in Orissa.
In this a major step towards the fight against the threat of wheat and rice straw burning in Punjab, the state government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the creation of a bio-ethanol refinery.
- The MoU was signed with a consortium of Beta Renewables and Novozymes CVC Infrastructure India Pvt. Ltd for about Rs value of the project. 950 crore, in the Punjab Progressive Investor Summit 2015.
- Renewable Energy Minister Punjab: Bikram Singh Majithia
Navtej Singh Sarna, Secretary (West) Ministry of External Affairs, was today appointed the next High Commissioner to Great Britain.
- Sarna, a 1980-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, Mr. Ranjan Mathai replace London.
World-famous archaeologist and internationally renowned pre-historian and former director of Deccan College, Professor VN Misra, has died.
- Misra was the recipient of the prestigious VS Wakankar prices by the Government of Madhya Pradesh with his contribution to prehistory.
Business & Economy
Stimulate ambitious’ Digital India will of the government, social media giant Facebook has come forward to facilitate BSNL State in setting up 100 wireless sites in the rural areas of western and southern India.
Facebook will spend Rs 5 crore per year for sponsoring the 100 Wi-Fi hotspots in the country.
- According to the annual report marks the most valuable nation world compiled by Brand Finance, India has climbed one position to become the seventh brand most valued nation in the world with a 32% increase in its value brand for $ 2.1 billion.
The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was today successfully tested the latest stealth destroyer INS Kochi Indian Navy, on the west coast of India, confirming once again his strike force.
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis lifted their ninth title together this year, beating the Spanish pair Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro to win the doubles trophy women WTA Finals on Sunday.
All nine titles won by Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis in 2015 Pair
- Wimbledon 2015 – Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina (Russia)
- US Open 2015 – Casey Dellacqua (Australia) / Yaroslava Shvedovar (Russia)
- Indian Wells (BNP Paribas Open 2015) – Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina (Russia)
- Miami Open 2.015 – Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina (Russia)
- Charleston Open 2.015 – Casey Dellacqua (Aus) / Darija Jurak (Croatia)
- Guangzhou Open in 2015 – Xu Shilin / you Xiaodi (China)
- Wuhan open 2,015 – Irina-Camelia Begu / Monica Niculescu (Romania)
- ChinaOpen 2,015 – Hao-Ching Chan / Yung-Jan Chan (Taipei)
- WTA Tour Championships in 2015 – Garbine Muguruza / Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain)
New Zealand lifted the 2015 Rugby World Cup for a third record time beating Australia.
- Note: New Zealand became the first team to retain the title.
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