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November 2017 Current Affairs

Morning Current Affairs: 1 December 2017

Dec 1, 2017
The Union Cabinet on 30 November 2017 approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Italy for cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues. This MoU will replace the previous MoU that was signed in January 2008 and will expire in January 2018.

15th Finance Commission and It's Tasks

Nov 30, 2017
N.K. Singh is appointed as 15th Chairman of the Finance Commission of India. Here, we have elaborated the taks and responsibilities of new finance commission.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 November 2017

Nov 30, 2017
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin), under which a target of completing one crore new houses by 31st March 2019 was set, was launched on 20th November 2016 from Agra.Of this target, 51 lakh houses are to be completed by 31st March 2018.

Current Affairs One Liners of the day: 30 November 2017

Nov 30, 2017
30 November 2017: The one liner of 30 November covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like Indian Sports, India Hypertension Management Initiative and new Chairman of the National Anti-Profiteering Authority among others.

Current Affairs Quiz: 30 November 2017

Nov 30, 2017
30 November 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like SAUBHGAYA yojana, Hockey World Cup 2018 and India Hypertension Management Initiative among others.

Scientists use algorithm to track whale sharks

Nov 30, 2017
Australian marine scientists have made the use of an algorithm, which was developed by NASA to study star charts, in order to track and identify whale sharks. The extensive international research project t by Murdoch University applied the technology developed by NASA to examine the distinctive spots that appear on whale sharks.

Defence Ministry approves procurement of 260 naval communication sets

Nov 30, 2017
The Union Ministry of Defence has approved procurement of 260 Software Defined Radios (SDR) for the Indian Navy. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The DAC is defence ministry’s highest decision making body on procurement.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launches Paytm Payments Bank

Nov 30, 2017
Paytm Payments Bank aims to bring Indians into 'digital economy'. With the launch of the Bank, Paytm account holders can enjoy the benefits like zero-balance account, free IMPS, NEFT, RTGS, UPI transactions and a complimentary virtual Rupay cards for online transactions.

Indian Coast Guard conducts marine pollution response exercise ‘Clean Sea- 2017’

Nov 30, 2017
The Indian Coast Guard conducted a Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise 'Clean Sea - 2017' at sea off Port Blair, capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands . The main objective of the exercise was to ascertain the preparedness of the Indian Coast Guard, resource agencies and other stakeholders in responding to a major oil spill in line with the provisions of the National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan.

India and Italy sign MoU for enhanced cooperation in health sector

Nov 30, 2017
The agreement was signed by Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare J P Nadda and Health Minister of Italy Beatrice Lorenzin. The MoU is aimed at establishing comprehensive inter-ministerial and inter-institutional cooperation between the two countries in the field of health.

Mirabai Chanu wins gold medal at World Weightlifting Championship

Nov 30, 2017
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu became the first Indian in last two decades to win a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA. With this medal she closed the page of her forgettable outing at the Rio Olympics. Sukcharoen Thunya from Thailand with a total lift of 193 kg won the silver medal, while Segura Ana Iris with 182kg bagged the brozne.

One year of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana- Gramin: A Report

Nov 30, 2017
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin), under which a target of completing one crore new houses by 31st March 2019 was set, was launched on 20th November 2016 from Agra.Of this target, 51 lakh houses are to be completed by 31st March 2018. To meet the target of 51 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin) by March 2018, the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), in partnership with the State Governments, has taken many steps, including setting a month-wise target for completion of houses.

US-India Business Council launches WISE Initiative in India

Nov 30, 2017
WISE will be led by Country Head of Intel India Nivruti Rai, CMD of Biocon Limited of Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman of IBM India of Vanitha Narayanan, MD of Kalaari Capital of Vani Kola, and Producer of Girl Rising Amita Vyas.

Srikanth, Sindhu win top awards at Indian Sports Honours 2017

Nov 30, 2017
The Inaugural edition of the Indian Sports Honours, which was held in Mumbai, saw Kidambi Srikanth and P V Sindhu grab the top honours. While ace shuttler Srikanth, who won four Super Series titles this year, won the Sportsman of the Year award, Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu won the Sportswoman of the Year award in the individual sport category.

Morning Current Affairs: 30 November 2017

Nov 30, 2017
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has become the fastest bowler to reach the milestone of 300 Test wickets thereby, breaking Dennis Lillee's record.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 November 2017

Nov 29, 2017
Nobel Peace laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been stripped of the ‘Freedom of Oxford award’ over her inaction in the violence and military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state that forced more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to seek refuge in Bangladesh, creating one of the world's biggest refugee crisis.

PM Narendra Modi launches Hyderabad Metro Rail Project

Nov 29, 2017
The first phase of Hyderabad Metro Rail project has 24 stations in 30-km stretch between Miyapur and Nagole. Hyderabad metro rail is the largest project of its kind in the world in the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode. The trains will run from 6 am to 10 pm initially and later it will be rescheduled to 5:30 am to 11 pm depending on the traffic and demand.

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Oxford honour

Nov 29, 2017
Nobel Peace laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been stripped of the ‘Freedom of Oxford award’ over her inaction in the escalating Rohingya crisis.

No guidelines on how to investigate cases of dowry harassment: Supreme Court

Nov 29, 2017
In July 2017, the two judge Supreme Court bench comprising Justices A K Goel and UU Lalit ruled that the police cannot arrest the accused without conducting a preliminary inquiry under dowry harassment cases. The court held that arrests in dowry harassment cases, where the maximum punishment is up to 7 years in jail, cannot be made on a belief that the accused may have committed the offence.

India, UK to sign MoU to transform Urban Transport Sector

Nov 29, 2017
India and United Kingdom will be signing a MoU in the urban transport sector for cooperation in policy planning, technology transfer and institutional organisation.

BN Sharma appointed as Chairman of National Anti-profiteering Authority under GST

Nov 29, 2017
The National Anti-profiteering Authority was formed under Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 16 November 2017. The objective of NAA is to comfort consumers that Government is fully committed to make sure that the benefits of implementation of GST reach them without any hassle.

New Bankruptcy Code in India

Nov 29, 2017
The Rajysabha has given its nod to new bankruptcy and insolvency bll , 2016. Here, we have discussed the whole bill in detail.

NSDC,THSC sign MoU with Airbnb to boost alternate hospitality sector

Nov 29, 2017
The National Skill Development Corporation and Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skill Council sign a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbnb. The MoU aims to provide hospitality skills training to hospitality micro-entrepreneurs in India.

Morning Current Affairs: 29 November 2017

Nov 29, 2017
Senior IAS officer BN Sharma was appointed as the Chairman of National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA). The post of NAA Chairman is equivalent to the rank of Secretary to Union Government. He will be assisted by four senior officials of the rank of Joint Secretary and have been appointed as Technical Members in the Authority.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 November 2017

Nov 28, 2017
Top 5 Current Affairs of the day includes 15th Finance Commission constituted under the chairmanship of NK Singh, India, Russia sign anti-terror agreement, Former DEA Secretary Shaktikanta Das appointed as India’s G 20 Sherpa, Meredith Corporation to acquire Time Inc. for USD 2.8 billion, and Japanese Professor Hiroshi Marui conferred with 3rd ICCR Distinguished Indologist award.

Karen Pierce appointed as Britain's Ambassador to UN

Nov 28, 2017
With this appointment, Pierce became the first woman to be appointed to this role. Previously, she served as Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and had served as Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in New York as well.

15th Finance Commission constituted under the chairmanship of NK Singh

Nov 28, 2017
The other members of the 15th Finance Commission are Shaktikanta Das, former Secretary to Union Government and Anoop Singh, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. While, Chairman of Bandhan Bank Ashok Lahiri and Member of NITI Aayog Ramesh Chand will be the Part time members of the Commission. Arvind Mehta will be the Secretary to the Commission.

India, Russia sign anti-terror agreement

Nov 28, 2017
Indian and Russian representatives also signed a joint action plan for countering the threat posed by narcotics. This agreement will provide legal framework for bilateral cooperation in this field.

Meredith Corporation to acquire Time Inc. for USD 2.8 billion

Nov 28, 2017
Meredith will pay USD 18.50 for per share of Time Inc. which totals at about USD 1.85 billion. However, Time Inc.'s debt will raise the total value of the deal to about USD 2.8 billion. Out of the total sum, billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch will contribute USD 650 million via their private-equity firm Koch Equity Development.

Japanese Professor Hiroshi Marui conferred with 3rd ICCR Distinguished Indologist award

Nov 28, 2017
Professor Marui has spent over 40 years working on Indian philosophy and Buddhist Studies. His many acclaimed publications and research papers are considered as a final authority on several subjects the world. As the President of the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies, he has made a significant contribution to Indology in Japan.

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