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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.

INS Sarvekshak reaches Dar-Es-Salaam to conduct Joint Hydrographic Survey with Tanzanian Navy

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INS Sarvekshak is a specialised survey ship of the Indian Navy presently based at Kochi and is fitted with up to date survey equipment like Deep Sea Multi beam echo sounder system, Side Scan Sonars and a fully automated digital surveying system.

Morning Current Affairs: 17 November 2017

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Stromatolites are laminated structures of micro- organisms which have created layers of minerals using elements dissolved in the water in which they live. Fossil stromatolites are the oldest evidence for life on Earth. They first appeared 3.7 billion years ago.

Joint India-Bangladesh Exercise Sampriti 2017 Concludes

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Joint Indo-Bangladesh Training Exercise SAMPRITI 2017, concluded on 16th November 2017 at Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram with a validation exercise. The exercise SAMPRITI 2017 was aimed to strengthen and widen the aspects of interoperability and cooperation between the Indian and Bangladesh Armies. It was the 7th such exercise in the SAMPRITI series.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 November 2017

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The collective wealth of Asia’s 50 richest families on the list is a record USD 699 billion, a 35 per cent increase from last year. For the third time, India enjoys the biggest presence on the list, with 18 richest families, followed by Hong Kong with nine richest families.

International Day for Tolerance observed globally

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The International Day for Tolerance was celebrated across the world on 16 November 2017.The observance aims to bolster United Nations’ commitment to strengthen tolerance in the world by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples.

World Philosophy Day 2017 observed across the world

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The Day also aims to raise public awareness of the importance of philosophy and its critical use in life. The Day encourages academic exchange and highlights the contribution of philosophical knowledge in addressing global issues.

Target for bio-toilet installation in all trains advanced to December 2018

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The target of installing bio-toilets in all the coaches of Indian Railways has been extended to December 2018. The information was shared by a member of Railways Ministry, Ravindra Gupta while speaking at an event organised in Bonn, Germany on 15 November 2017.

RBI governor Urjit Patel appointed to advisory board of BIS

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RBI Governor Urjit Patel has been appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board of the Bank of International Settlement (BIS), a global financial organisation owned by major central banks from across the world. The Financial Stability Institute (FSI) of the BIS assists financial sector authorities worldwide in strengthening their financial systems.

Morning Current Affairs: 16 November 2017

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RBI Governor Urjit Patel has been appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board of the Bank of International Settlement (BIS), a global financial organisation owned by major central banks from across the world.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 November 2017

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The largest-ever group of scientists from across the world have warned that time is running out to save the Earth and urgent action needs to be taken to avoid substantial and irreversible harm to the planet. Over 15,000 scientists from 184 countries have co-signed a paper titled ‘World Scientists' Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice’, which was published in the journal BioScience.

Astronomers discover a pair of rare massive, hyper-luminous galaxies

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Astronomers have for the first time spotted two hyper-luminous starburst galaxies, extremely bright and spectacularly massive galaxies, in the early universe.

President Ram Nath Kovind gives away National Child Awards 2017

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The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, gave away the National Child Awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on 14 November 2017, on the occasion of Children’s Day.  The awards include the National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement, National Awards for Child Welfare and Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Awards.

Joint Training Doctrine Indian Armed Forces 2017 released

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The aim of the Doctrine is to promote synergy and integration amongst the three Services- Army, Navy and Air force for enhanced efficiency and optimum utilisation of resources. It brings out the approach towards joint training at macro-level, fundamentals, objectives, joint structures, planning, organisation amongst other aspects presently in use in the Armed Forces.

Google Doodle celebrates 151st Birthday of Cornelia Sorabji, India's first female advocate

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Sorabji was the first woman to graduate in law from India in 1892 and was the first Indian citizen to attend a British University. Jasjyot Singh Hans created the Google doodle with Sorabji in front of the Allahabad High Court, where she started her career as pleader.

Morning Current Affairs: 15 November 2017

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Google’s doodle on 15 November 2017 paid tribute to Cornelia Sorabji, India’s first female advocate, on the occasion of her 151st birth anniversary. Sorabji was the first woman to graduate in law from India in 1892 and the first Indian national to attend a British University.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 November 2017

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The three-day summit is being organised by National Planning Commission and Ministry of Commerce of Nepal and South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Nepal. It was inaugurated by Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

India’s 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit begins in Chhattisgarh

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India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit has begun in Dantewada, a district in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The event was organized by NITI Aayog in partnership with the government of United States of America. The event is a part of 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held in India.

India to be third largest economy by 2028, says report

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India is likely to achieve strong growth over the next decade and emerge as the world’s third-largest economy, overtaking Japan in nominal GDP by 2028, says a report titled ‘India 2028’ by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

10th South Asia Economic Summit begins in Kathmandu

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The 10th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) has begun in Kathmandu, Nepal with the theme "Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia".

Sujoy Ghosh resigns as Jury Head of 48th International Film Festival of India

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The 13-member jury, led by Sujoy Ghosh, included both the movies in their recommended list, but these two movies did not find their way in the list passed by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

India’s first-ever ‘Air Dispensary’ to be set up in Northeast

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India’s first-ever ‘Air Dispensary’ based in a helicopter is set to come up in the northeast. The Union Ministry of Development of Northeast (DONER) has already contributed Rs 25 crore as part of the initial funding for the initiative.

World Diabetes Day 2017 observed globally

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Currently, there are over 199 million women living with diabetes and this total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040. Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths each year.

Audrey Azoulay appointed as Director General of UNESCO

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Former French Culture Minister, Azoulay was elected as DG on 14 October 2017 through the voting of UNESCO’s Executive Board. However, her election awaited the confirmation of UNESCO's 195-member General Assembly. With this confirmation, Azoulay became the second French leader of the UNESCO after Rene Maheu, who was UNESCO's Director General from 1961-74.

Morning Current Affairs: 14 November 2017

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Currently, there are over 199 million women living with diabetes and this total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040. Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths each year.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 November 2017

Nov 13, 2017
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As per a study published in journal Nature on 9 November 2017, India is overtaking China as the World’s largest emitter of Anthropogenic Sulphur Dioxide (SO2).The study, led by researchers at University of Maryland in the US, reveals that India's emissions of the air pollutant sulphur dioxide has increased by 50 per cent since 2007, while China's fell by 75 per cent.

Youth Affairs Minister releases India Youth Development Index and Report 2017

Nov 13, 2017
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Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Rajyavardhan Rathore released the India Youth Development Index and Report 2017 in New Delhi. The index has been developed by the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) in Tamil Nadu.

Researchers develop new material that generates electricity when stretched

Nov 13, 2017
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Researchers have developed a thin, flexible material that generates electricity when stretched or compressed. The specially designed rubber is able to convert mechanical movements into electrical charges.

Fourth India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue to begin in Delhi

Nov 13, 2017
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The fourth India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue is set to begin in New Delhi. A high level delegation led by the Canadian International Trade Minister, François-Philippe Champagne is visiting India to attend the dialogue.

WCD Ministry to host ‘Hausala 2017’ to celebrate Child Rights Week

Nov 13, 2017
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The Ministry of Women and Child Development would be celebrating the Child Rights Week by hosting ‘Hausala 2017’ festival from 16-20 November 2017. The festival will be hosted by the Ministry as an Inter CCI Festival for the children who reside in Child Care Institutions (CCIs).

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