Current Affairs: 9 November 2016

Government to issue new Rs. 500 and Rs. 2,000 notes from November 10

  • The government will start issuing the new ₹500 and ₹2,000 currency notes from November 10, said Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das. 
  • The new Rs. 500 notes feature the Red Fort, the new Rs. 2,000 notes feature ISRO's Mars orbiter Mangalyaan. 
  • PM Narendra Modi announced that Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes will be invalid effective November 8 midnight.

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IOC gives women's sports award to a male journalist

  • The International Olympic Committee has presented its IOC Women and Sport World Trophy to male Ethiopian journalist Dagim Zinabu Tekle. 
  • He was given the award for creating a radio show "dedicated to inspiring women and girls to be more active in sport."

Singapore Airlines to shop for world's longest jet

  • Singapore Airlines is evaluating offers by US-based Boeing and France-based Airbus to build the world's longest jet, which will be added to its fleet, reports have said. 
  • The airline is expected to back one of the company's designs by the end of the year. 
  • Both planes will be the longest twin-aisle jets ever, and the biggest with only two engines.

Sachin's "Playing It My Way" shortlisted for Crossword award

  • Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography "Playing It My Way" has been nominated for Crossword's Popular Choice Award. 
  • The book is vying for the award alongside biographies on MS Dhoni and Salman Khan among others.

Flipkart's ex-CPO Punit Soni launches his own startup

  • E-commerce platform Flipkart's former Chief Product Officer Punit Soni on Tuesday announced the launch of his own startup 'Learning Motors'. 
  • Soni had worked with Google and Motorola and also an adviser and investor in at least three startups.

Raja Krishnamoorthi heading to U.S. Congress

  • Indian Raja Krishnamoorthi, a protégée of President Barack Obama, has won the 8th Congressional District of Illinois. 
  • He is the first Indian American to score a victory 
  • He was a speaker at the Democratic National Convention earlier this year

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