Current Affairs India - 1 November 2016

1. Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has released the report on State-wise Ease of Doing Business rankings on 31st October 2016. Andhra Pradesh and Telengana topped the all-India ranking with 98.78% each, followed by Gujarat with 98.21%; Chhattisgarh with 97.32% and Madhya Pradesh with 97.01% in the top 5 places.

2. Maharashtra has been ranked at No 1 state in terms implementation of agricultural reforms and offers the best environment for doing agri-business, as per an assessment by the Niti Aayog. Maharashtra is followed by Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

3. Kerala has become the third Open Defecation Free (ODF) state in the country after Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim had declared themselves Open Defecation Free.

4. The Central Vigilance Commission has now made it mandatory for the public-sector banks to report to it all transactions involving funds over Rs 1 crore in order to avoid any alleged frauds.

5. Rishi Jaitly, Twitter's India head has quit the company. He was the vice-president for Asia Pacific, which includes India, West Asia and North Africa for Twitter.