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November 2018 Current Affairs

Skywalk, FOB among 5 projects approved for funding through Urban Development Fund

Nov 10, 2017
The Skywalk and Foot Over Bridge project will be built at an intersection point with a metro station, the Tilak Bridge railway station and seven major arterial roads. This will lead to easier inter-crossing of pedestrian as the vehicular traffic poses a potentially dangerous situation to the pedestrians.

Morning Current Affairs: 10 November 2017

Nov 10, 2017
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been chosen for the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice, 2017 to recognise its exceptional work worldwide.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 November 2017

Nov 9, 2017
H S Prannoy beat World No 2 and title favourite Kidambi Srikanth in the men’s singles final at the 82nd Senior National Championship, which was held in Nagpur, Maharashtra. In the women’s singles event, Saina Nahwal beat top seeded PV Sindhu.

Facebook to introduce disaster response tools in India

Nov 9, 2017
Social media giant, Facebook has teamed up with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and an Indian non-profit body – SEEDS- to offer tools to these agencies in an attempt to help them respond more effectively to natural disasters.

Linking of Aadhaar with insurance policy mandatory: IRDAI

Nov 9, 2017
The Rules make Aadhaar and PAN/Form 60 mandatory for availing financial services including insurance and also for linking the existing policies with the same. At present, there are 24 life insurance companies and 33 general insurers (including standalone health insurance firms) operating in the country.

RBI to launch public awareness campaign through text messages

Nov 9, 2017
The Reserve Bank of India would soon be launching a new public awareness campaign through text messages to educate public about various banking regulations and available facilities.

Chennai included in UNESCO's Creative Cities Network for contribution in Music

Nov 9, 2017
UNESCO Creative Cities Network List highlights its members’ creativity within seven fields: Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music. Presently, the list includes a total of 180 cities in 72 countries.

Heat source under Antarctica melting its ice sheet, reports NASA study

Nov 9, 2017
A new study by NASA reveals that a geothermal heat source called a ‘mantle plume’ lies deep below West Antarctica, which explains some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet.

Morocco launches earth observation satellite

Nov 9, 2017
Morocco has successfully launched an earth observation satellite called “Mohammed VI-A”. The satellite was launched by European consortium Arianespace's Vega rocket from French Guyana Space Centre.

Pollution in Delhi : A Chronic Problem

Nov 9, 2017
The Indian national capital Dellhi has been witnessing a serious pollution problems since many years. This problem has been incurable since many years. This year too, a lot of smog which is many times more than danger level, is dissaminated all over Delhi.So, in order to understand the actual reasons and solutions of this chronic problem, we have elaborated the whole phenomenon in detail.

Food Processing Industry: Scope, Schemes & Challenges

Nov 9, 2017
India ranks no 1 in the world in the production of milk, ghee, ginger, bananas, guavas, papayas and mangoes. Further, India ranks no 2 in the world in the production of rice, wheat and several other vegetables & fruits. If the surplus production of cereals, fruits, vegetables, milk, fish, meat and poultry, etc are processed and marketed both inside and outside the country, there will be greater opportunities for the growth of the sector.

Fossils of oldest mammal ancestor discovered in UK

Nov 9, 2017
While going through the samples of earliest Cretaceous rocks, researchers came across two teeth which were later found out to be the remains of early Cretaceous mammals. The teeth are of a highly advanced type that can pierce, cut and crush food.

HS Prannoy, Saina Nehwal beat title favourites to become new National Champions

Nov 9, 2017
H S Prannoy beat World No 2 and title favourite Kidambi Srikanth in the men’s singles final at the 82nd Senior National Championship, which was held in Nagpur, Maharashtra. In the women’s singles event, Saina Nahwal beat top seeded PV Sindhu.

India slips to 7th position in Business Optimism Ranking

Nov 9, 2017
According to the most recent Grant Thornton International Business Report India has slipped to the 7th position in the Business Optimism Index (BOI) in the September quarter, from the second position in the previous three months. The survey suggests that this ranking is showing the clear signs of lag in the economy.

Morning Current Affairs: 9 November 2017

Nov 9, 2017
Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu has been included in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) Creative Cities Network for its contribution to music.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 8 November 2017

Nov 8, 2017
The Environment Pollution - Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) has recommended a series of measures including slashing of Metro fares during off-peak hours and quadrupling of parking fees temporarily to tackle the severe pollution crisis in Delhi, the capital city of India.

NASA: Ozone hole over Antarctica smallest in 30 years

Nov 8, 2017
The ozone hole that forms over Antarctica every year in September was found to be the smallest this year since 1988. This was revealed by the NASA satellite measurements from 2017.

China unveils Asia’s largest island-building vessel

Nov 8, 2017
China has launched a massive ship, which is being referred as Asia's largest dredging vessel, at a port in eastern Jiangsu province. The vessel described as a ‘magic island maker’ is capable of building artificial islands.

Paytm introduces BHIM UPI payments on its platform

Nov 8, 2017
BHIM UPI is a mobile payment mode that allows one to create a UPI address linked to a bank account and then send or receive money using it. Moreover, one can also make payments to online merchants and outlets who accept BHIM UPI as a payment mode for transactions.

Asian Boxing Championship 2017: MC Mary Kom wins Gold in 48 kg category

Nov 8, 2017
This was her fifth gold medal in the Asian Boxing Championship. In her entire boxing career, till now, Mary has won four gold and a silver in the Asian Boxing Championship.

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