1. 2015 Noble Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Angus Deaton "for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare". Angus Deaton is the microeconomist born in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
2. Fiji’s Parliament elected the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jioji Konrote, as the country’s next President. He will succeed Epeli Nailatikau. Konrote defeated Ratu Epeli Ganilau in the elections. Jioji Konrote is also popularly known as George Konrote.
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3. India's Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won women's doubles title of the China Tennis Open in Beijing. The top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair defeated Chinese Taipean pair of Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan. This was eighth title of the season as a team for Sania-Hingis and fourth title in a row.
4. Canada's Vasek Pospisil and American Jack Sock beat Canada's Daniel Nestor and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin to win the China Tennis Open men's doubles finals.
5. Spain’s Garbine Muguruza captured the China Tennis Open Women's singles title by defeating Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky. On the other hand, world no. one Serbia's Novak Djokovic won the China Tennis Open Men’s Singles title by defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain.
6. K.P. Sharma Oli was elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal as he defeated Sushil Koirala by securing 338 votes against Koirala’s 249 votes in the elections held in Nepal. Earlier current Prime Minister Sushil Koirala had stepped down from his post, which was required for voting.
7. Country’s second largest software services firm Infosys announced that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Rajiv Bansal has resigned from the company. He will be replaced by M.D. Ranganathan.
8. Renowned Carnatic flautist Dr. N. Ramani passed away. He was 82.
9. India and Jordon inked six MoUs in various fields in Amman. These include, agreement on Maritime Transport, Exchange of information on structure and content of training programmes for diplomats, Cooperation in the field of IT & Electronics, Cultural Exchange Programme for 2015-17, Cooperation in the fields of Standardization and Conformity Assessment; and Cooperation Agreement between Jordan News Agency [Petra] and Press Trust of India [PTI]. The MoUs were signed as part of the President Pranab Mukherjee's three-day visit to Jordan from 10-12 October 2015.
10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of a world-class memorial for constitution-maker Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar at Indu Mill land in Dadar (Mumbai). The proposed memorial would have a 40-feet-tall full-size statue of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar along with a big stupa with 24 ribs denoting Dhammachakra. PM also announced that from now 26 November will be celebrated as “Samvidhaan Divas” (Constitution Day) every year.
11. Britain's Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won the 2015 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix title at the final race held at Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. While Hamilton topped the table, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel (Germany) and Sergio Perez (Mexico) of Force India stood at second and third positions respectively.
12. Ajay Jayaram of India won the 2015 Dutch Open Men’s Singles Badminton title. In the summit clash held at Almere in Netherlands, Ajay defeated Estonia’s Raul Must.