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- 1st Titanium project of India begins test production in District Ganjam, Odisha. The first indigenous Titanium Sponge Plant was launched at Chavara in Kerala by ISRO in 2015.
- Paris Agreement on Climate Change formulated for enforcement of Green House Gases reduction measures posts-2020 has been enforced after 55 parties (that account for 55% of the total GHGs emissions) ratified it.
- Rekha is going to be honoured with the Dubai International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. She’s been awarded the Padma Shri in 2010.
- Maharashtra is now the first in India to have a cyber-police station for targeting cyber crimes.
- The Goods and Services Tax Council finalizes 4 tier structure with bands fixed at 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%. A separate category of 40% and 65% will be imposed on luxury items like tobacco, aerated drinks, luxury cars etc. 5% will be for common consumption items and 28% will cover white goods as well as ultra luxuries and sin goods(these will attract a GST cess for 5 years as well). The only cess that is retained is the ‘Clean Environment’ Cess.
- New Delhi faces worst smog in 17 years. On 2nd November, PM 2.5 concentration increased to 695.25 per cu m which is 11.6 times the standard.
- NDTV India ordered to go off-air for a day for breaching code governing content put up by news channels. This decision was taken by an inter-ministerial committee deliberating over the channel’s coverage of the Pathankot attacks.
- President Pranab Mukherjee announces that Nepali students would now be able to pursue graduate and post-graduate courses in IITs across India.
- Munnar, Kerala has been excluded from the United Nations Development Programme project for conserving biodiversity of mountain landscapes of the Western Ghats due to political resistance.
- 11 day Space Science School is going to be organized in Sangli from November 7 by Canada -based Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) and the International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI).