Current Affairs

Weekly Current Affairs November: Week V

Banking and Financial Awareness

  • Axis Bank has launched instant international payment services using the block chain technology solution from Ripple.
  • Payments Bank 'Paytm Payments Bank' was formally launched by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) warned some co-operative societies against the use of word "Bank" in their names.
  • Bank of Baroda launches digital Supply Chain Finance solution.
Weekly Current Affairs November: Week V

Appointments

  • Snehlata Shrivastava has become the first woman secretary general of the Lok Sabha.
  • IAS officer Pradeep Singh Kharola has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India.
  • Former Planning Commission Member NK Singh has been appointed as chairman of 15th Finance Commission.
  • Shaktikanta Das, former secretary of Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), has been appointed as India's G20 Sherpa.
  • Dia Mirza has been appointed UN Environment's Goodwill Ambassador for India.

Obituaries

  • Former Kerala minister E Chandrasekharan Nair passes away.
  • Jazz singer Jon Hendricks passes away.
  • Egyptian actress and singer Shadia passed away.

Honour and Awards

  • Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple of Amritsar has been awarded as the most visited place of the world.

Important Days

  • World AIDS Day is celebrated on 1 December every year since 1988.
  • The first one-rupee note was printed in India on November 30, 1917, with the photo of King George 

MoUs and Partnerships:

  • India and Italy have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in health sector.
  • India, Greece sign MoU for Air Services Agreement.
  • India to Help Mauritius on Digital Locker.

Ranks and Indices:

  • India has been ranked at 68th spot on the Global Entrepreneurship Index of 2018.

Important News- World

  • Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa has won the title of Miss Universe 2017.
  • ‘Ayodhya Mahotsav’ will be staged in Seoul and Gimhe cities of South Korea next year.
  • Karen Pierce has become the UK's first ever female ambassador to the UN.
  • FIFA have unveiled the official poster for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
  • Khaled el-Balshy an Egyptian rights campaigner has won the Nelson Mandela award for individual activism for 2017.
  • Australian state, Victoria, became the first in the country to legalise assisted dying, or euthanasia, with lawmakers voting to allow terminally ill patients the right to request a lethal drug to end their lives from June 2019.
  • Preet Didbal has become the first Sikh woman Mayor in the United States.
  • 7th World Military Games to be Held at Wuhan in China.
  • Valtteri Bottas won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Important News- India

  • Gopi Thonakal became the first Indian man to win 16th edition of Asian Marathon Championship.
  • Indian table tennis player G. Sathiyan grabbed the gold medal after defeating Japan’s Kazuhiro Yoshimura in the men’s singles final of the 2017 ITTF Challenge Spanish Open in Almeria.
  • 48th International Film Festival of India 2017 concluded in Goa.
  • The Supreme Court will place a portrait of a woman lawyer in one of its libraries for the first time in the 67-year history of India’s top court.
  • The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) conducted the Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise named ‘Clean Sea-2017’ at sea off Port Blair, Andaman.
  • Two-day Korea Tourism Festival 2017 opens in Gurugram,Haryana.
  • Delhi to host International Geological Congress (IGC) in 2020.

Science and Technology

  • The first ever artificial intelligence politician called SAM has been developed by the scientists.
  • India Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is ready to launch its first mission on sun with the Aditya-L1 mission.
  • Mitra, a made-in-India robot, greeted Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump’s daughter and advisor, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Hyderabad.

Important News- States

  • The state government of Punjab has notified the 'Punjab Goods Carriages (Regulation and Prevention of Cartelization Rules), 2017', barring goods carriage operators from forming cartels in the state.
  • Assam government would celebrate Lachit Divas at various state capitals in the country from next year to promote the ideals of Lachit Borphukan -- the legendary general of Assam history.
  • Maharashtra is the “most corrupt state” for the third year in a row according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data.
  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the ‘Fish Pond Yojana’ to increase fish production in Bhubaneswar.

Sports News

  • Gopi Thonakal became the first Indian man to win 16th edition of Asian Marathon Championship.
  • Indian table tennis player G. Sathiyan grabbed the gold medal after defeating Japan’s Kazuhiro Yoshimura in the men’s singles final of the 2017 ITTF Challenge Spanish Open in Almeria.
  • Indian Sports Honours 2017 was organised in Mumbai.
  • Official logo and mascot of Hockey Men's World Cup 2018 was unveiled by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Kalinga Stadium.
  • India’s Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won gold medal at World Weightlifting Championships held in Anaheim, United States.

Weekly Current Affairs November: Week V Weekly Current Affairs November: Week V Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on December 04, 2017 Rating: 5

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