Daily Current Affairs 2 November 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 2 November 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 2 November 2017. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 2 November 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. EC rejects 3,550 defective VVPAT machines

  • The Election Commission has rejected defective Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines ahead of Gujarat Assembly Elections.
  • 70,000 VVPAT machines will be used of which 46,000 are new and the rest will be procured from 11 states.

2. Mumbai’s Royal Opera House gets UNESCO heritage award

  • The restored Royal Opera House has received the award from the 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
  • The building was closed to the public in 1993 and reopened in 2016 after being restored by architect Abha Narain Lambah.

3. Sikkim to get its first airport this month

  • The airport is at 30 kms from the state capital of Gangtok.
  • It is at an altitude of 4,700 ft and will be among the five highest Indian airports.

International News

1. US shares list of 20 terrorist groups with Pakistan

  • USA shared the list containing names of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed that they believe are operating from Pakistan’s soil to target India and Afghanistan.
  • This comes after the US said it is going to test Pakistan by giving them a chance to act against terrorism.

2. US First Lady not on Forbes Powerful Women list

  • The list was topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the 12th time.
  • It features 23 new entrants including Ivanka Trump.

< strong>3. Russia to help build India-Iran natural gas pipeline

  • Russia and Iran will prepare a legal framework for the 1,200 km long pipeline project which is expected to begin next year.
  • Russian Energy Minister said that it will involve the participation of Iranian, Pakistani and Indian firms.

Business News

1. Chanda Kocchar named most powerful woman in India by Forbes

  • CEO of ICICI Bank Chanda Kocchar was ranked 32nd in World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list by Forbes.
  • Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw,Shohana Bhartia and Priyanka Chopra are the other Indian women who featured on the list.

2. Bank of England raises rates

  • The bank has increased the rates for the first time since 2007 to curb high inflation.
  • The base rate has been lifted from 0.25% to 0.5%.

3. Facebook profit rises 79%

  • There is an increase in profit to $4.7 billion for the September quarter.
  • The company reported a 47% increase in revenue to $10.33 billion.

Sports News
1. Srikanth rises to world number 2

  • Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth reached world number two after becoming the first Indian to win four Superseries titles in a year.
  • Srikanth has accumulated 73,403 rating pints, the best ever for a male Indian shuttler.

2. Indian women reach Asia Cup semis

  • Indian women’s hockey team thrashed Kazakhstan 7-1 to reach the semi-finals.
  • The team has scored 23 goals in the tournament so far which having conceded 2 goals.

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