25th November Daily Current Affairs

1.International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: 25 November

2.Manoj Bajpayee wins best actor at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

3. N V Srinivasan appointed as Indo-American Chamber of Commerce President

4.Government approves new 62 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya decision taken in the Cabinet Committee Of Economic Affairs

5.The upgraded Jaguar DARIN III twin-seat aircraft on 24 November 2016 received the Initial Operation Clearance (IOC). IOC is a significant milestone for India’s military aviation sector.

6. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu has launched the ‘Smart Water Distribution Monitoring’ web portal, which will enable the people to track the status of drinking water in the nearby water tanks.
The Water Distribution Monitoring portal can be accessed from the website ourvmc.org. The portal has Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system that helps in reduction of water wastage as well as ensures uninterrupted water supply to the households.

7. Australia’s former women team’s captain Karen Rolton inducted into the ICC’s Hall of Fame

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Daily Current Affairs – 14th November

  1. World Diabetes Day: 14 November
  2. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum’s Week started at Lima in Peru today bringing together leaders of world’s largest economies, businessmen and investors.

    3.i. An Indian-origin man from South Africa was awarded the Global Citizen Award for his “innovative and visionary” contribution to the global community. ii. Imtiaz Sooliman founded the internationally-lauded Gift of the Givers Foundation, which is Africa’s largest disaster relief organisation.

    iii. “It will build faith and confidence in others to support African NGOs in the future”.

     4.i. Lyricist-writer Gulzar will be honoured with 2016 Tata Literature Live! Poet Laureate Award.

    ii. The award will be presented to Gulzar, an Oscar and Grammy Award winner, at the inaugural of the festival on November 17.

    5.Hollywood actor Jackie Chan received his little gold statuette, an honorary Oscar for his decades of work in film on November 13th at the annual Governors Awards.

    6.Aditi Ashok is an Indian professional golfer who has scripted history on November 13th as she became the first Indian woman to win a Ladies European Tour title by clinching the Hero Women’s Indian Open.

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Daily Current Affairs – 13th November

1.India, Bhutan signs agreement on trade for better bilateral relations

2. i. India will preside the eighth edition of the Conference of Parties (COP) to WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) which will be held in Switzerland’s Geneva in 2018.

ii. Health Secretary CK Mishra has been chosen as the President of the COP Bureau, for the next two years, after a unanimous decision by the COP7 Plenary session.

3.Narinder Batra has become the first Indian to be elected the President of the International Hockey ii. Federation. He was voted to the top post by an overwhelming margin during the penultimate day of the 45th FIH Congress in Dubai.

4.Vandana Katariya to captain Indian women’s hockey team in Australia series

5. Sydney to host Invictus Games in 2018: Britain’s Prince Harry

6.Pune to host India-China ‘Hand-In-Hand 2016’ training

i. The India-China Joint Training Exercise “Hand in Hand 2016” is scheduled to be held in Pune from November 15-27.
ii. This would mark the 6th annual joint training exercise between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army of China.
iii. It is aimed at honing military skills of the two armies by sharing expertise in drills while tackling insurgency and terrorism.

7. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year $12 billion loan program for Egypt, the largest such package to a Middle East nation.

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Daily Current Affairs – 12th November

  1. India, Japan Sign Landmark Nuclear Energy Deal
i. India on Friday signed a historic civilian nuclear deal with Japan during the annual bilateral summit held in Tokyo.
ii. India is the first non-member of the non-proliferation treaty (NPT) to have signed such a deal with Japan.
iii. The nuclear deal which will help India access Japan’s nuclear market, had been under negotiation for six years and was firmed up during the 2015 visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India when the principles of the agreement were frozen.

 

2. World Pneumonia Day Observes today : 12th November

3.TAFE, the world’s third largest tractor maker, in collaboration with the Rajasthan government, is setting up a Centre of Excellence — ‘JFarm Rajasthan’ — and a Custom Hiring Centre in six zones in Rajasthan at a total outlay of Rs.970 crore.
4. Leonard Cohen dies aged 82: tributes pour in to legendary singer-songwriter

5. Indian Women’s team wins Gold at the 7th World Carrom Championship

i.Indian women’s carrom team defeated Sri Lanka to win the gold at the seventh World carrom championship in Birmingham (UK) on Friday.
ii. India’s S Apoorwa and Kajol Kumari also won gold in the women’s doubles event.
iii. Meanwhile, the men’s team lost to Sri Lanka to win the silver medal in the competition.
6.Chinese Minister elected Interpol President
i. China’s Vice-Minister for Public Security on Thursday was elected the President of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol). Meng Hongwei is the first Chinese official to take the post.
ii. Mr. Meng took over the position from his predecessor Mireille Ballestrazzi from France after being elected at the closing ceremony of Interpol’s 85th General Assembly held in Bali, Indonesia.

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Daily Current Affairs – 11th November

  1. Gurumoorthy Mahalingam took charge as Full-Time Member of SEBI on 10th November. 

    2.Maharashtra, Canada to work on urban infrastructure, smart cities

    3. Former world number one Roger Federer won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award at the ATP awards on 10th November, for the 12th time in his career and The award is given to players who display the “spirit of the sport” on the court. 

    4.Mumbai’s Western Railways women’s team on 10 November 2016 won the 33rd Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament.
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Daily Current Affairs – 10th November

  1. New series of Rs 500 & 2,000 notes to be available from today
    i. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced that the new series of 500 and 2,000 rupees notes will be available in banks and post-offices from today and assured that there will be adequate availability of the new notes in the coming days.
    ii. Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Nov 10 announced that the government will unveil Rs. 1,000 notes with a new colour combination and design in a few months. iii. The Government has warned that the cash deposits above 2 lakh 50 thousands rupees threshold under the 50-day window can attract tax plus a 200 % penalty in case of income mismatch, said Revenue Secretary Hashmukh Adhia.

    2. ATMs to dispense Rs 50 notes from Nov 11: RBI

    3. Nadda launches “Healthy India Initiative” magazine and mobile app

    i. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched Healthy India Initiative magazine and No More Tension mobile App for the promotion of health and to strengthen the health communications programmes.
    ii. Healthy India Magazine: It will be a quarterly magazine. It will cater to health-related information and raise awareness about healthy living.
    iii. No More Tension App: It will help users to manage stress and will also provide information regarding stress, symptoms and its management.

    4.Union Government launches Smart India Hackathon

i. The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched Smart India Hackathon 2017.
ii. It is the world’s largest digital national building initiative.

 

iii. Through this initiative, HRD Ministry is keen to reach out to all technology institutions in the country and challenge students to offer innovative solutions to some of the daunting problems faced by our nation.

5.Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today conferred the Uttarakhand Ratna award on his arch rival and former chief minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari on the occasion of the state’s 17th foundation day.

6. China launches pulsar navigation satellite

i. China has launched a navigation satellite, which will conduct in-orbit experiments using pulsar detectors to demonstrate new technologies.
ii. The X-ray pulsar navigation satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center today.
iii. While in orbit, the satellite will undergo tests on its detector functions and space environment adaptability.

7.Professor Raj Bisaria to get Madhya Pradesh government govt’s Kalidas Samman for Theatre

8.The 1st International Agro-biodiversity Congress that was held in New Delhi from 6 November to 9 November 2016 concluded with the adoption of Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management. The event saw the participation of 900 participants from 60 countries.

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Daily Current Affairs – 9th November

  1. New series of Rs 500 & 2,000 notes to be available from today

    i.Billionaire-turned-politician Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States.

    ii. The Republican party candidate secured the support of 276 of the 538 members of the electoral college, beating Democratic party rival Hillary Clinton. President-elect Trump will formally take charge of the Oval Office on January 20, 2017, dubbed as the ‘Inauguration Day’.
    2. Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes invalid Now
    i.Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about fighting corruption and black money during his address to the nation. In a major step to check black money, the prime minister announced demonetization of Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes from 8th November midnight.
    ii. The RBI has issued new series of notes for 500 rupees and 2000 rupees denomination with improved features and newer sizes.

    3.Govt to open Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Kendra in every LS constituency

    i. The Centre has decided to open Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Kendra in every Parliamentary Constituency to impart skill training to the people and make them employable.
    ii. According to Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy, through these centres, a standard will be created to enhance the skill level of trainees so that they could earn more money.

    4.President of India Inaugurated Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of ECGC

    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Limited (ECGC) onNovember 8, 2016) in New Delhi.

    5.India’s first LNG-powered bus rolls out in Kerala

    6.Amitav Ghosh to Be Honored With Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award

    7.Asian Development Bank $48 million loan to help Assam improve power distribution

    8.Corp Bank inks pact with Indian Army

    i. Corporation Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Army on the defence salary package.
    ii. Corporation Bank would provide free/ concessional services to the Army under the MoU. The services include free drafts, cheque books, funds transfers to any bank in India through RTGS/ NEFT, free ATM cards, unlimited transactions on all ATMs, including that of other banks.

    9.Janet Reno, the first woman to be appointed as Attorney General of US, passed away as a consequence of Parkinson’s disease and  She was 78.

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Daily Current Affairs – 9th November

  1. Donald Trump elected 45th President of United States
    . Billionaire-turned-politician Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States.
    ii. The Republican party candidate secured the support of 276 of the 538 members of the electoral college, beating Democratic party rival Hillary Clinton. President-elect Trump will formally take charge of the Oval Office on January 20, 2017, dubbed as the ‘Inauguration Day’.

    2.Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes invalid Now

    i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about fighting corruption and black money during his address to the nation. In a major step to check black money, the prime minister announced demonetization of Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes from 8th November midnight.
    ii. The RBI has issued new series of notes for 500 rupees and 2000 rupees denomination with improved features and newer sizes.

    3.Govt to open Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Kendra in every LS constituency

    i. The Centre has decided to open Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Kendra in every Parliamentary Constituency to impart skill training to the people and make them employable.
    ii. According to Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy, through these centres, a standard will be created to enhance the skill level of trainees so that they could earn more money.

    4.President of India Inaugurated Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of ECGC 

    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Limited (ECGC) onNovember 8, 2016) in New Delhi.

    5. India’s first LNG-powered bus rolls out in Kerala

    6.Acclaimed Indian American fiction author Amitav Ghosh, 60, has been named for 2016 Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Indian literary space
    7.i. Corporation Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Army on the defence salary package.

    ii. Corporation Bank would provide free/ concessional services to the Army under the MoU. The services include free drafts, cheque books, funds transfers to any bank in India through RTGS/ NEFT, free ATM cards, unlimited transactions on all ATMs, including that of other banks.
    8. Asian Development Bank $48 million loan to help Assam improve power distribution

    9.Janet Reno, the first woman to be appointed as Attorney General of US, passed away as a consequence of Parkinson’s disease and died
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Daily Current Affairs – 8th November

1.India and Britain sign two agreements

i. India and the United Kingdom have signed two pacts to boost cordial relations between the two nations.
ii. The pacts were inked during the 3 days visit of Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to India.
iii. PM Theresa May was on a three Day visit to India. one on intellectual property (IP) and another for bilateral cooperation on raising ease of doing business.

2.Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan starts

i. The Union Government launched Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan to provide free health check-ups to pregnant women at government health centres and hospitals.

ii. The Scheme was launched by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda in New Delhi.

3. Demchok mission of Indian Army successfully completed

i. The Indian army has successfully completed its task of laying an irrigation pipeline in the Demchok region of Eastern Ladakh.
ii. The project was being conducted under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme to link the villages in the region with a hot spring.

 

4.i. Vinod Rai has been appointed as the Chairman of Fund Trustee and Advisory Commission of Kerala.

ii. He will be entrusted with the responsibility to ensure that the funds of the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) are properly utilised and the interest of investors is protected.
iii. Moreover, the board of the reconstituted KIIFB under Chairman Pinarayi Vijayan also decided to appoint Usha Thorat, former Deputy Governor of RBI and Prakash Bakshi, former Chairman of NABARD, as the other members of the FTAC.

5.RBI issues clarifications on hedging for ECBs

i. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued the Clarifications on hedging for External Commercial Borrowings (ECB).
ii. The Clarifications were issued under section 10(4) and 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.

6.i. Well-known Gandhian and President of Tunisia’s Ennahdha Party, Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi was among four prominent personalities conferred with the prestigious 39th Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation Awards for 2016.
ii. Mohan Hirabai Hiralal, founder and convenor of Vrikshamitra was honoured for outstanding contribution in the field of Constructive Work.
iii. BonBehari Vishnu Nimbkar, founder of Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute was presented the award for application of science and technology for rural development.

iv. Dr. Nannapaneni Manga Devi, founder secretary of Sri Venkateswara Bala Kuteer and Chetana Charitable Trust was honoured with the award for development and welfare of women and children.

7.Ratnesh Kumar appointed MD and CEO of BoB Capital Markets

8. 600 million pounds of masala bonds to be listed in London: UK

i. The British government has announced that, 4 rupee-denominated bonds worth of 600 million pounds are expected to be listed in London in the next three months.
ii. Announcement was made by Prime Minister Theresa May.  Bonds will provide financing to expand India’s highway and rail networks.

9.RBI appoints M Rajeshwar Rao as Executive Director

10.NASA’s MMS creates new Guinness World Record

i. NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission on 5 November 2016 set the Guinness world record for highest altitude fix of a Global Positioning System (GPS) signal at 70000 kilometers above the surface of the Earth.

ii. Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission successfully completed commissioning activities on 1 September 2015 and is now in full science mode.
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Daily Current Affairs – 7th November

1.India to host Conference on Tobacco Control today

i. India is set to host the crucial global tobacco control conference today for the first time, where it will push for incorporating smokeless tobacco as an agenda.
ii. The 7th Session of the Conference of Parties to World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control will begin today at Greater Noida.

2.128th anniversary of Sir CV Raman being celebrated on 07th November

3.i. India and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement under which a hotline will be set up between officials of the two countries to address the fishermen crisis.

ii. It also set up procedures to return arrested fishermen and have a minister-level meeting every few months on the issue.

4.Petra Kvitova wins 2016 WTA Elite Singles Trophy

5.RBI appoints M Rajeshwar Rao as Executive Director

6.iVice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari released book ‘An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India’ authored by Dr. Shashi Tharoor.

7.BJP Vice President Avinash Rai Khanna is all set to be appointed as a member of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with a high-level selection panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi clearing his name.

8.India rises to second place in global business optimism index

9. i. Scientists from Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) claimed to have found evidence confirming the existence of a mythical Indian river, Chandrabhaga.

ii. This is the second among such findings. In October 2016, KS Valdiya led expert committee had found that Saraswati River did exist. The IIT study aimed to verify this myth.
10.Henri Kontinen, John Peers win 2016 BNP Paribas Masters Doubles title

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