1. *Maharashtra* has been ranked *first state* in the country in *2016 Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index*issued by *NITI Ayog*.
*Top 5 States are:* Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.
2. *Kerala* has become the *third Open Defecation Free (ODF) state* in the country. The announcement was made on the state’s foundation day on *01st November, 2016*. Earlier, *Himachal Pradesh* and *Sikkim* had declared themselves *Open Defecation Free*.
3.Senior IRS officer *Sushil Chandra* took over as *chairman* of the *Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)* today.
4.The Navies of *India* and *Singapore* are conducting the joint exercise *SIMBEX 2016* in the *Bay of Bengal*. This is the *23rd edition of SIMBEX*.
5.British Formula One racing driver *Lewis Hamilton* clinched Formula One (F1) *Mexican Grand Prix*, with Nico Rosberg of Germany coming second.
6.The *tenth edition* of *Indo-Nepal* joint military exercise
*Surya Kiran* commenced at Army Battle School, Saljhandi in Nepal.
7. *Central Vigilance Commission* has made it mandatory for the *public sector banks* to report to it all such matters involving funds over *Rs one crore*.
8.The finance ministry released first installment of special assistance of Rs *1,093.34 crore* for repair and permanent restoration of damaged public buildings in *Jammu and Kashmir*.