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Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 November 2017

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The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board on 20 November 2017 submitted a proposal for settlement before the Supreme Court over the decades-old dispute over the Ram Janmabhoomi - Babri Masjid land dispute. Under the settlement, the board proposed that the Ram temple can be built on the Ayodhya site while a mosque can be constructed in Lucknow.

India-Myanmar begin joint army exercise

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The India-Myanmar Bilateral Army Exercise (IMBAX) began on 20 November 2017 at the Joint Warfare Centre at Umroi Cantonment, about 25 km from Shillong, capital of Meghalaya. The week-long army warfare exercise is the first-ever one to be held in India.

Babri Masjid land dispute: Shia Waqf Board submits peaceful settlement before SC

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Under the settlement, the board proposed that the Ram temple can be built on the Ayodhya site while a mosque can be constructed in Lucknow. The peaceful proposal, submitted by Shia Waqf Board chairman Syed Waseem Rizvi, will bring about harmony between Hindus and Muslims in the country.

India signs USD 100 million loan agreement with World Bank for Solar Parks Project

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The project will help in establishing large-scale solar parks and will support the Union Government’s plan to install 100 Gigawatts (GW) of solar power, out of the total renewable energy target of 175 GW by 2022.

Union Health Ministry notifies amendment to Food Safety & Standards Regulations 2011

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The amendment prescribes maximum permissible limits of 37 antibiotics and 67 other veterinary drugs in meat and meat products including chicken. Moreover, the Ministry also invited objections and suggestions from all the stakeholders including general public by 6 December 2017.

International Seminar on Indian Space Programme inaugurated in Delhi

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The International Seminar on Indian Space Programme: ‘Trends and Opportunities for Industry’ was inaugurated in New Delhi. The main objective of the two-day conference was to deliberate on the best practises and pursue ongoing discussion process to support further work of India's Space Sector.

Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu sign MoU under UDAY Scheme

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With the signing of these 4 four MoUs, a total of 27 states and 4 Union Territories have now joined the UDAY Scheme. The agreements were signed on the occasion of the second anniversary of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY).

42nd International Congress of Military Medicine begins

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The congress was organised by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The International Committee of Military Medicine is an international inter-governmental organisation created in 1921 with its secretariat at Brussels in Belgium and currently has 112 nations as members.

India's nominee Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to International Court of Justice

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India's nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice on 21 November 2017. Bhandari received 183-193 votes in the General Assembly and secured all the 15 votes in the Security Council after separate and simultaneous elections were held at the UN headquarters in New York.

Morning Current Affairs: 21 November 2017

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India's nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice. Bhandari and Britain's Christopher Greenwood were locked in a neck-to-neck fight for re-election to the ICJ. However, in a dramatic turn of events Britain withdrew its candidate from the election.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 November 2017

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India's Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 at the prestigious pageant’s 67th edition that was held in Sanya, China. The 20-year-old’s win has brought home the coveted title after a 17-year-long wait. The last Indian contestant to win Miss World was Priyanka Chopra in the year 2000.

Bar Leadership Summit held on reforms in Indian Legal Services Sector

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The Indian National Bar Association (INBA) recently organised the ‘Bar Leadership Summit on Reforms in the Indian Legal Sector’ in New Delhi collaboration with the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.

Universal Children's Day 2017 observed across the world

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The Universal Children’s Day was established by United Nations in 1954. The date 20 November coincides with the adoption of the 'Declaration of the Rights of the Child' by UN General Assembly 1959.

NASA launches advanced satellite to improve weather forecast

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NASA has successfully launched a highly advanced polar-orbiting satellite to improve weather forecasts for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Girish Karnad conferred with 2017 Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Book of the year Award in non-fiction category went to 'Age of Anger: A History of the Present' by Pankaj Mishra, whereas in the fiction category, Easterine Kire's 'Son of the Thundercloud' bagged the award.

India’s Manushi Chhillar crowned Miss World 2017

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India's Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 at the prestigious pageant’s 67th edition that was held in Sanya, China. Chhillar’s win has brought home the coveted title after a 17-year-long wait. The last Indian contestant to win Miss World was Priyanka Chopra in the year 2000.

Morning Current Affairs: 20 November 2017

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42nd International Congress of Military Medicine, Military Medicine, Girish Karnad, Universal Children's Day

NCPCR celebrates ‘Baal Utsav’ as part of Hausla-2017

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The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) celebrated Baal Utsav as a part of Hausla-2017, a week-long festival organised by Women and Child Development Ministry for children living in Child Care Institutions (CCIs) across the country.

World Toilet Day observed globally

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The World Toilet Day was observed across the globe on 19 November 2017 with the theme ‘Wastewater’.  The day aims to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

Qaumi Ekta Week to be observed from 19-25 November 2017

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The National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Home Affairs, organises Communal Harmony Campaign along with the Qaumi Ekta Week and observes the Communal Harmony Flag Day on 25 November.

WHO launches global effort to end TB by 2030

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The Moscow Declaration to End TB aims to increase multisectoral action as well as track progress, and build accountability. More than 1000 participants took part in the two-day conference which resulted in collective commitment to end TB.

Union Health Ministry introduces Daily Drug Regimen for treatment of Tuberculosis

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Earlier, the Health Ministry was providing the treatment of tuberculosis thrice weekly, however it has now decided to change the treatment strategy for TB patients from thrice weekly to daily drug regimen using fixed dose combinations (FDC) for treatment.

Union Cabinet approves increase in carpet area of houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

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It approved the increase in the carpet area in the Middle Income Group (MIG) I category of CLSS from the existing 90 square metre to up to 120 square metre. It increased the carpet area in respect of MIG II category of CLSS from the existing 110 square metre to up to 150 square metre.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 November 2017

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Union Minister of State for Power and Renewable Energy RK Singh on 16 November 2017 launched the Web Portal for Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana ‘Saubhagya’. The portal can be accessed at http://saubhagya.gov.in. Through Saubhagya Web portal, every State can fill in the current status of progress of electrification works which will enable accountability for the State utility/ DISCOM.

Union Government launches Saubhagya Web Portal

Nov 17, 2017
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Saubhagya scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 September 2017 with an outlay of Rs 16320 Crores including Budgetary Support of Rs 12320 Crores. Under Saubhagya scheme, all willing households in rural areas and poor families in urban areas are given free electricity connections.

Moody's upgrades India's sovereign rating after 14 years

Nov 17, 2017
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US credit rating agency Moody's raised India's sovereign rating to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade of Baa, while changing the outlook for the country's rating to stable from positive. Since 2004, Moody raised the sovereign rating for the first time ignoring a haze of short-term economic uncertainties to bet on the nation’s prospects from a raft of policy changes by the government.

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Poland for promotion of Civil Aviation Cooperation

Nov 17, 2017
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It will provide support in the civil aviation market by reviewing any legal and procedural issues which may adversely affect cooperation between India and Poland. It will provide for exchange of information related to aviation regulations, regional air operations, airworthiness requirements and safety standards to enhance safety and security of air transport.

Oldest evidence of life discovered in Australia

Nov 17, 2017
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Researchers have discovered rare, living specimens of stromatolites, the oldest evidence of life on Earth,  deep within a remote and protected World Heritage Area in Australia. The discovery was made by a group of researchers including those from the University of Tasmania in Australia.

Union Cabinet approves deputation of Group A tech officers to TCIL

Nov 17, 2017
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As per the Cabinet approval, TCIL can now fill the posts for a further period of three years from the date of approval as per the Department of Public Enterprise (DPE) guidelines. Earlier, the Cabinet allowed deputation of Group A officers till September 2016.

Facebook launches new tools for video creators

Nov 17, 2017
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Facebook has announced new tools for video creators to join its platform in an attempt to take on Google-owned YouTube. The new tool will be called Facebook Creator App. It will help the community create original video, go live with exclusive features and connect with their community on the Facebook.

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