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November 2017 Current Affairs

ASEAN & Beyond: India’s growing engagement with Indo-Pacific Region

Jan 31, 2018
In early November 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Phillipines to take part in the 25th India-ASEAN Summit, 12th East Asia Summit, the first meeting of the India-USA-Japan-Australia Quadrilateral and the first RCEP Summit. The series of meetings with the leaders of the region added thrust to India’s Act East Policy and is an indicative of growing India’s political, economic and strategic engagement with the Indo-Pacific Nations.

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.

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