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Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 November 2017

14 hrs ago
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According to the latest study, Asia-Pacific region accounts for more than half of the world’s Internet users and is the biggest region globally in terms of e-commerce sales, has seen a massive rise in cybercrime.

Union Government constitutes Task Force for drafting New Direct Tax Legislation

15 hrs ago
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The task force will draft an appropriate Direct Tax Legislation keeping in view the direct tax system prevalent in various countries, international best practices and economic needs of the country. The Task Force will set its own procedures for regulating its work and will submit its report to the Government within six months.

Home Ministry to conduct mega mock exercise on tsunami preparedness

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The Ministry of Home Affairs through National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) would be conducting a multi-State mega mock exercise on tsunami preparedness.

CCEA approves expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao for Pan India coverage

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The expansion includes Multi sectoral intervention in 244 districts in addition to existing 161 districts and 235 districts will be covered through Alert District Media, Advocacy and Outreach.

Union Government sends a proposal to UN for declaring year 2018 as International Year of Millets

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Millets can help tackle the health challenges such as obesity, diabetes and lifestyle problems as they are gluten free, have a low glycemic index and are high in dietary fibre and antioxidants. Moreover, in times of climate change, they will be the last crop standing and will be a good risk management strategy for resource-poor marginal farmers.

Union Cabinet approves Wage Policy for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises

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The Wage revision of unionized workmen is decided by trade unions and managements of CPSEs in terms of guidelines issued by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) for wage negotiations.

Union government initiates 'safe-city' plan for women in 8 metropolitan cities

18 hrs ago
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The Union government has initiated the process of formulating comprehensive 'safe-city' plans for women in eight metropolitan cities of the country. The plan will be implemented in cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Hyderabad.

Union Cabinet approves continuation of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs Scheme

18 hrs ago
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With the continuation, the training programs, research activities and projects conducted by the Institute will enhance the skill sets resulting in increased employability of students as well as professionals.

India is one of top global cybercrime hotspots: study

19 hrs ago
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According to the latest study, Asia-Pacific region accounts for more than half of the world’s Internet users and is the biggest region globally in terms of e-commerce sales, has seen a massive rise in cybercrime. As per the APAC Cybercrime Report 2017 by Threat Metrix, cybercrime in the Asia-Pacific region is growing with attacks becoming more organized and sophisticated. It is because of the rapid digital transformation spurred by massive economic growth.

Cabinet approves India-Russia agreement on cooperation in combating terrorism

19 hrs ago
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The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for signing of an agreement on cooperation between India and Russia to combat all forms of terrorism and organised crime. The cabinet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Cabinet approves setting up of the 15th Finance Commission

21 hrs ago
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The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of the 15th Finance Commission. The decision was a constitutional obligation under Article 280 (1) of the Constitution. The Terms of Reference for the 15th Finance Commission will be notified soon.

Union Cabinet approves India's Membership for European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

21 hrs ago
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The minimum initial investment towards the membership of EBRD will be approximately 1 million Euros. This assumption is based on India's decision to buy the minimum number of shares (100) required for obtaining the membership.

Cabinet approves agreement between India and Philippines on cooperation in customs matters

21 hrs ago
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The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the signing and ratifying of an agreement between India and Philippines on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters.

Morning Current Affairs: 23 November 2017

22 hrs ago
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The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for expansion of the schemes of WCD Ministry under umbrella Scheme ‘Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women’ for a period 2017-18 to 2019-20.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 November 2017

1 day ago
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World’s fastest Supersonic Cruise Missile Brahmos on 22 November 2017 created history after it was successfully flight-tested from the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) frontline fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI for the first time.

Cabinet approves expansion of umbrella scheme ‘Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women’

1 day ago
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The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for expansion of the schemes of WCD Ministry under umbrella Scheme ‘Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women’ for a period 2017-18 to 2019-20.

Union Cabinet approves revised salaries, pension for Supreme Court and High Court judges

1 day ago
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The revision in salaries and allowances will pave the way for necessary amendments in the two laws such as  Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954.

Brahmos missile successfully flight-tested from Sukhoi fighter aircraft

1 day ago
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After being dropped from the Sukhoi-30MKI, the missile’s engine fired up and propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal. Weighing 2.5 ton, Brahmos is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on Su-30 fighter aircraft modified to carry weapons.

Google Doodle honours first Indian woman physician Rukhmabai on her 153rd birth anniversary

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The Doodle, designed by illustrator Shreya Gupta, shows Rukhmabai among her patients, doing the dedicated work of a skilled physician. Rukhmabai was also known for asserting her right to consent in marriage at a time when rights for women were rarely given any kind of importance.

Beyonce named World's Highest-Paid Woman in Music in 2017 by Forbes

1 day ago
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Beyonce Knowles earned a total wealth of USD 105 million from record sales and from her “Formation” concert tour. She also has her own Ivy Park fashion line and other business interests. Adele fetched the second spot with a total worth of USD 69 million, boosted by her first proper tour since 2011.

Indian-origin Quarraisha Abdool Karim appointed as UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV

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Professor Abdool Karim is one of the world's leading AIDS researchers. She has made pioneering contributions in understanding the HIV epidemic among young people, especially among young women.

New study discovers that ‘flowing water’ on Mars may be sand and dust

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According to a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, dark features earlier thought to be evidence of liquid water flowing on Mars may actually be granular flows comprising sand and dust.

Widows of gallantry award winners to get allowance even after remarriage

1 day ago
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The Ministry of Defence announced on 21 November 2017 that widows of gallantry award winners will continue to get their allowance even after remarriage. As per the existing condition for grant of monetary allowance to winners of gallantry awards, the allowance is given to the recipient and on his death, to his widow.

First World Conference on access to Medical Products inaugurated in India

1 day ago
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The ‘1st World Conference on Access to Medical Products and International Laws for Trade and Health in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ was inaugurated in Delhi by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda.

Union Government bans LED lights on mechanised fishing vessels

1 day ago
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The Union Government has banned the use of LED lights and other artificial lights on mechanised fishing vessels in an attempt to protect the marine ecology. Besides this, the duration of fishing ban has been increased from 47 days to 61 days, with the consent of all coastal State Governments.

World Television Day 2017 observed across the world

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The United Nations General Assembly on 17 December 1996 proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day through its resolution 51/205. The assembly recognised the increasing impact of TV on decision-making by bringing world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security.

Morning Current Affairs: 22 November 2017

1 day ago
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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, bringing an end to 37 years of rule and sparking jubilant celebrations in the nation's streets. Until his resignation, Mugabe was the world's oldest head of state.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 November 2017

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

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

2 days ago
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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

2 days ago
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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.

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