What Happened On This Day – 1 November
• 1993 Maastricht Treaty comes into force
• The Maastricht Treaty that created a common currency, the Euro, for European Union
countries came into force
• 1952 First large hydrogen bomb tested by the U.S.
• The bomb, codenamed Mike, was part of Operation Ivy and was tested in the Eniwetok
atoll in the Marshall Islands.
• 1911 First bomb dropped from an aircraft
• Prior to this, bombs were dropped using unmanned balloons. The first bomb launched
from an aircraft was used by the Italians in the Italo-Turkish War.
• Honda opens a plant in Marysville, Ohio, becoming the first Asian automobile company
to produce cars in the US.
Current Affairs 1 November 2019
● India has taken inspiration from Brazil’s success in the field of human milk bank
decided to adopt a similar model in creating a wide network of human milk
● The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been bifurcated into two Union Territories of J&K and
Ladakh with effect from 31 October.
● IAS officers Girish Chandra Murmu have been appointed the new Lieutenant Governor (LG) for
the Union territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir.
● Also and R K Mathur has been appointed as the LG for Ladakh.
● As many as 400 industry leaders and delegates from SAARC, GCC and African countries have gathered in Kochi for the third edition of ‘Global Ayurveda Summit 2019’.
● The two-day summit organized by CII will deliberate on the theme “Mainstreaming Ayurveda through Startups, Innovation and Branding”.
● Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan inaugurated the summit.
● The 28th Vyas Samman for the year 2018 was conferred on well known Hindi writer Leeladhar Jagoori for his poetry collectionJitne Log Utne Prem.
● Former Karnataka Lokayukta and former Supreme Court Judge N Venkatachala passed away.