DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 NOV 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. SYED AKBARUDDIN IS INDIA’S NEXT PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO UN
i. Syed Akbaruddin is appointed as India’s next Permanent Representative to United Nations.
ii. Syed Akbaruddin is currently serving as an Additional Secretary in Ministry of External Affairs .
iii. He will replace Asoke Mukerji.
iv. The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation
2. NEPAL FOOTBALL CHIEF GANESH THAPA BANNED BY FIFA
i. FIFA has banned Nepal's football chief Ganesh Thapa for 10 years for corruption.
ii. FIFA accused Thapa of committing various acts of misconduct in 2009 and 2011 during elections at the Asian Football Confederation congress.
iii. FIFA means The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is the governing body of association football.
3. SIRIL VERMA WON SILVER MEDAL AT 2015 WORLD JUNIOR BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS
i. Indian shuttler Siril Verma has won silver medal at the prestigious 2015 BWF World Junior badminton Championships.
ii. Siril has now joined the group of Indians shuttlers such as Saina Nehwal, RMV Gurusaidutt, HS Prannoy, PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma who have won medals for India in the Junior World Championships
4. CZECH REPUBLIC DEFEATED RUSSIA TO RETAIN FED CUP
i. The Czech Republic grabbed Fed Cup title after beating Russia in Prague.
ii. Czech Republic has won fourth Fed Cup in five years.
iii. Fed Cup is the premier international team competition in women's tennis, launched in 1963 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the International Tennis Federation
5. UNION MINISTRY OF FINANCE CONSTITUTED THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL INVESTMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND
i. Union Ministry of Finance constituted the Governing Council of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund.
ii. The Governing Council was mandated to consider approval of guidelines for Investment of Trust property and Corpus of NIIF and parameters for appointment and performance of investment managers/ advisors among others.
iii. National Investment and Infrastructure Fund is set up to support new and stressed projects and help restart the investment cycle.
iv. Initial corpus of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund is 20000 crore rupees.
6. ODISHA IMPLEMENTED NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY ACT, 2013 IN 14 DISTRICTS
i. National Food Security Act 2013 was implemented in 14 districts of Odisha on 16 November 2015.
ii. The beneficiaries would get 5 kg of rice at 3 rupees or 5 kg of wheat at 2 rupees from Public Distribution centres in the 14 districts.
iii. The National Food Security Act, 2013 is an Act of the Parliament of India which aims to provide subsidized food grains.