The Daily Brief – 5th November 2017

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  • The Central government is planning to make hallmarking along with carat count mandatory for all gold jewellery sold in India, by January 2018. It will be done for jewellery in three categories — 14 carat, 18 carat and 22 carat.
  • ONGC has received the Information Memorandum from the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management for acquiring majority stake in fellow PSU, HPCL. ONGC’s acquisition of 51.11 per cent stake in HPCL is in accordance to the Union government’s plan to create an integrated energy major with businesses spread across the hydrocarbon value chain.
  • India set a Guinness world record by cooking 918 kg khichdi, at the ongoing World Food India organised by the government in New Delhi. A team of 50 people led by chef Sanjeev Kapoor and NGO Akshaya Patra supervised the preparations and Ramdev Baba added ‘tadka’ in the dish to finish it.
  • The Border Roads Organisation has built the world’s highest motorable road at a height of over 19,300 feet.
  • Fake news has been called the word of the year by the Collins English Dictionary after it was frequently used by US president Donald Trump in 2017.

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