DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16TH NOV 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR TOLERANCE 2016 OBSERVED ACROSS THE WORLD
i. The International Day for Tolerance is observed globally on 16 November every year.
ii. The Day aims at educating masses about the need for tolerance in society and helping them understand the negative effects of intolerance.
2. UNION BUDGET TO BE PRESENTED ON FEBRUARY 1
i. The government has announced that it will present the Union Budget for 2017-18 on February 1 and the budget session may begin in January.
ii. The government had approved the scrapping of the 92-year old practice of presenting a separate Railway Budget and merged it with the Union Budget.
3. INDIA, ADB SIGN $500 MILLION LOAN PACT TO BUILD 9.8-KM GANGA BRIDGE IN BIHAR
i. The Asian Development Bank and the Government of India on 15 November 2016 signed a 500 million US dollar loan to build a 9.8 km long road bridge across the Ganges River.
ii. This will be India’s longest river bridge.
4. PADMINI ROUT WINS NATIONAL WOMEN PREMIER CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THIRD TIME
i. International Chess Master Padmini Rout won the National Women Premier Chess Championship for the third time.
ii. The Rout played out a draw with her Petroleum Sports Promotion Board teammate Eesha Karavade that made her achieve the hat-trick of title wins.
iii. S Vijayalakshmi of Air India won the silver medal while Karavade grabbed the bronze.
5. CHINA’S SUMWAY TAIHULIGHT WINS FASTEST SUPERCOMPUTER TITLE
i.China’s ‘Sumway Taihulight’ has won the fastest supercomputer title in the 48th edition of Top500 list of supercomputers.
ii. Chinese supercomputer has retained the top spot in the list of the world’s fastest supercomputers for the eighth consecutive year
iii. TaihuLight supercomputer TaihuLight is built entirely using processors designed and made in China.