Current Affairs

Weekly Current Affairs November: Week III

Banking and Financial Awareness

  • Paytm has tied up with ICICI Bank to jointly launch 'Paytm-ICICI Bank Postpaid'.
  • A Working Group of RBI headed by Chandan Sinha has proposed RBI to hedge commodities in global markets.
  • The government of India opens the Bharat-22 Exchange Traded Fund managed by ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
  • Governor of Reserve Bank of India Urjit Patel has been appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board the Bank of International Settlement (BIS).
  • Reliance General Insurance has signed a bancassurance agreement with YES Bank.
  • Paytm and ICICI Bank has partnered up to provide short-term digital credit called Paytm- ICICI Postpaid.
  • Bank of India provided a loan amounting to Rs.1500 Crore to Air India.
Weekly Current Affairs November: Week III

Appointments

  • Bombay Stock Exchange has appointed Sethurathnam Ravi, eminent chartered accountant as the Chairman of the Bombay Stock Exchange.
  • Urjit Patel, RBI Governor is appointed to Advisory Board of BIS, (Bank of International Settlement).
  • Vijay Prasad Dimri, Scientist has been appointed as the president of 36th International Geological Congress.

Obituaries

  • Famous Hindi poet and Jnanpith awardee Kunwar Narayan passed away.
  • Eminent Hindustani vocalist Jagdish Mohan passed away.
  • Kirti Nidhi Bista, Former Prime Minister of Nepal passed away.
  • Ashok Kale, veteran Indian cyclist passed away due to traffic collision.

Honour and Awards

  • The Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation has bagged an International award from Petroleum Conference in Abu Dhabi 

Important Days

  • World Pneumonia Day is observed on 12 November every year.
  • World Diabetes Day is observed on 14 November 2017 globally.
  • National Press Day is celebrated on November 16 in our country annually.
  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development would be celebrating the Child Rights Week by hosting ‘Hausala 2017’ festival from 16-20 November 2017.

Books and Authors

  • The book ‘Journey of Women Law Reforms and The Law Commission of India – Some Insights’ authored by former Joint Secretary, Law Commission of India, Dr Pavan Sharma was released.

MoUs and Partnerships:

  • The state governments of West Bengal and Odisha conducted a joint coastal exercise named "Sagar Kavach".
  • The 7th edition of 13-day long India-Bangladesh joint military exercise Sampriti 2017 has concluded in Mizoram.
  • Agreements were signed by India and Philippines in Defence Cooperation and Logistics, Agriculture, MSME.

Important News- World

  • The 15th edition of Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team Conference was held in New Delhi.
  • China has become the first country to introduce a fully electric cargo ship which is capable of travelling 80km with 2000-tonnes cargo after a two-hour charge.
  • Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Trade and Industry has declared yoga as a sport.
  • After a two-month survey, Australia has legalised same-sex marriage.
  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF) -2017 in New Delhi.
  • 4th India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue (AMD) begun in New Delhi on November 14, 2017.
  • For the first time, the nation's financial capital Mumbai will host the 34th annual conference of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) this week.
  • The 10th edition of three-day South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) has begun at Kathmandu.
  • Vietnam hosted the two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.
  • French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay has been elected as 11th director general of UNESCO at the 39th General Conference.
  • Syria signed up the Paris agreement on Climate change, leaving only the US to defy the pact.
  • The 31st edition of ASEAN summit was held in Manila, Philippines.

Important News- India

  • The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ at Dilli Haat in New Delhi.
  • Power Minister R K Singh launched National Power Portal, a centralised platform for collection and distribution of the Indian power sector information.
  • The Geographical Indications (GI) Registry has announced that the ‘Rosogolla’ was originated in West Bengal and not Odisha.
  • Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has found that the air quality of holy city Varanasi is most polluted among the 42 cities monitored.
  • Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore released the India Youth Development Index and Report 2017.
  • India’s Ambani family has topped the list of Asia’s richest families according to Forbes.
  • India’s first Cartoon Network-themed park is to be set in Gujarat, which is the third in Asia.

Science and Technology

  • On November 15, Google paid tribute to Cornelia Sorabji on her 151st birthday with a doodle.
  • Alibaba owned UC Browser has been removed from the Google Play Store.
  • Central Government launched phase 2 of the BharatNet project to connect 1.5 lakh gram panchayats with high-speed broadband by March 2019.
  • India’s first wave-powered Navigational Buoy, developed by National Institute of Ocean Technology was launched in Chennai.

Important News- States

  • The Maharashtra government has banned packaged water bottles in Mantralaya and other government offices.
  • The state government of Maharashtra has constituted a seven-member committee to find out the methods to control custodial deaths.
  • The Karnataka government's Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill, 2017 was unanimously passed in the Legislative Assembly with some amendments.
  • The petroleum ministry has announced that Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) fuel will be available in Delhi from 1st April 2018.
  • India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit was organized in Dantewada city of Chhattisgarh.
  • The Rajasthan High Court has directed the police department to appoint a transgender candidate as a constable.
  • Nagaland becomes the first Northeastern state to launch PoS for paying electricity bills.

Sports News

  • Indian shooter Shagun Chowdhary bagged a national championship crown by winning women's trap event at the 61st National Shooting Championship.
  • Arjuna-awardee gymnast Dipa Karmakar was honoured with a D.Litt. degree from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala.
  • Indian cueist Pankaj Advani clinched his 17th World Billiards Championship title in Doha.
  • France is named to host the event of Rugby World Cup to be held in the year 2023.
  • Indian Tennis pair Leander Paes and Purav Raja won Knoxville Challenger title.
  • Famous Racer Sebastian Vettel wins Brazilian Grand Prix title.

Weekly Current Affairs November: Week III Weekly Current Affairs November: Week III Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on November 20, 2017 Rating: 5

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