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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15TH NOV 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. MOON CAME CLOSE TO EARTH AFTER 1948
i. The moon arrived at its closest point to the Earth since 1948.
ii. The 'supermoon' reached its brightest in Asia on 14 November 2016.
iii. The Moon was closest, only 2 lakh 21 thousand 524 miles .

2. RBI SETS UP PANEL TO OVERSEE ATM RECALIBRATIONS
i. RBI will set up a task force under Deputy Governor SS Mundra to oversee recalibration of ATM machines after the country introduced new banknotes to replace old 500 rupee and 1,000 rupee notes.
 ii. The Panel will provide "direction and guidance" for recalibrating ATM machines to dispense the new notes.

3. PRESIDENT MUKHERJEE INAUGURATES THE INDIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR IN DELHI
i. President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan, New delhi which will see participation of over 150 companies from 27 countries.
ii. The theme of the year is 'Digital India'.

4. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM BECOMES COUNTRY'S 'BREAST CANCER CAPITAL'
i. Thiruvananthapuram has been termed as the country's breast cancer capital, with cases at a record high of 40 per lakh of population.
ii. 9 lakh women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
iii. The revelation was made during the Kerala Chapter of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association Conference.

5. INDIA'S FIRST CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL STARTS IN MEGHALAYA
i. Meghalaya became the first state to start India's first Cherry Blossom Festival, which is widely celebrated in Japan.
ii. The four-day festival will also provide opportunities to showcase the unique beauty of pink and white cherry blossoms as well as Meghalaya's traditional arts, culture and cuisine to the naturalists and tourists.

6. GOLFER CHAWRASIA WINS FIRST ASIAN TOUR TITLE OUTSIDE INDIA
i. Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia clinched the $1 million Resorts World Manila Masters in the Philippines, his first ever Asian Tour title outside India.

ii. Chawrasia beat Malaysian Nicolas Fung and American Sam Chen on the final day of the tournament.

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