1) Cabinet clears dissolution of Delhi Assembly: Ending eight months of political uncertainty, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday recommended dissolution of the Delhi Assembly, paving the way for fresh elections. Delhi has been under President’s rule since February. The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its nod to Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung’s recommendation to dissolve the House. The Cabinet’s decision will now be referred to the President, who will dissolve the Assembly.
2) Mumbai has highest number of Internet users in India: Study: Mumbai has the highest number of Internet users at about 16.4 million in the country which has over 243 million web users, a study has found. The commercial capital of India saw the Internet user base growing to about 16.4 million in October this year from 12 million in the same month last year, the joint study by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB said.
3) Hasmukh Adhia is the new financial services secretary: In yet another secretary-level change, government today appointed Hasmukh Adhia, a 1981 Gujarat cadre IAS officer, as the new Financial Services Secretary replacing G S Sandhu. Sandhu, a 1980 Rajasthan cadre IAS officer, has been made Chairman of the National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention.
4) Shakuntala Devi's 84th birthday celebrated: Mathematics wizard Shakuntala Devi's 84th birthday was celebrated on 4 Nov 2014. She is dubbed as the world's fastest 'human computer' who made complex mental calculations. Born on November 4, 1929, in Bangalore, to an orthodox priestly Brahmin family Devi had no access to proper schooling and food in her early years. When she was only three, Devi began showing great affinity with numbers. By the time she was five, she became an expert in solving complex mental arithmetic. Credited with solving some frightfully complicated arithmetic problems with apparent ease and astonishing speed, Shakuntala Devi's calculating skills stunned the world throughout the 1970s and 80s. Her sharpness often made sophisticated digital devices seem inadequate.
5) IPL 2015 to commence on April 8: The Indian Premier League 2015 (IPL 8) will be played from April 8, 2015 to May 24, 2015. The dates for the eighth edition of IPL were announced on its official website, Tuesday afternoon. Along with the 2015 edition, the governing council has also announced the dates for the next two seasons, 2016 and 2017 respectively. The 2016 edition will be played from 8 April 2016 to 29 May 2016. The IPL 2017 will be played in the April 5, 2017 to May 21, 2017.
6) Commemorative Stamp on Liver Transplant in India released: The Commemorative Postage stamp on Liver Transplantation in India was released on 4 November 2014 by the Department of Posts and Union Ministry of Communications & IT in New Delhi. The patient who had undergone first successful liver transplantation in India in 1998 Sanjay Kandaswamy was also present on the occasion. The release of a commemorative postage stamp acknowledges the progress and milestones achieved by the Indian medical fraternity in the field of Liver transplantation in the span of the last 15 years.
7) Chappell denies Tendulkar’s claims: Sachin Tendulkar’s scathing attack on Greg Chappell on Tuesday received the whole-hearted backing of two of his then teammates — Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh — even as the Australian hit back at the batting maestro’s claim that he tried to topple Rahul Dravid as captain. A day after Tendulkar’s revelations that Chappell tried offering him the captaincy at the expense of Dravid barely a few months before the 2007 World Cup, the Australian denied discussing such a possibility with the now retired legend.