DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17TH NOV 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. CHHATTISGARH BECOMES FIRST STATE TO ADOPT RESOLUTION SUPPORTING DEMONETIZATION MOVE
i. Chhattisgarh has become the first state in the country to adopt a resolution of supporting the demonetization of high-value currency notes decision of the central government
ii. This decision to adopt a resolution was taken in the state legislative assembly headed by the Chief Minister Raman Singh.
ii. Union government has adopted new measures to tackle the problems faced by the people regarding the demonetization of 500 and 1000 rupees notes.
iii. Famers have been allowed to withdraw up to Rs 25,000 per week from bank account. Business entities have also been allowed to withdraw Rs 50,000 per week.
iv. In case of Wedding Ceremony, Families having marriage at home can withdraw Rs 2, 50,000 per person from bank account.
2. SACHIN TENDULKAR ADOPTED PUTTAMRAJUVARI KANDRIGA VILLAGE IN AP
i. Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar inaugurated projects worth Rs 6 crore at his adopted village of Puttamrajuvari Kandriga in Andhra Pradesh.
ii. He adopted village under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna .It would be developed with an amount of Rs 3.05 crore
iii.Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna is a rural development programme.
3. HDFC’S ADITYA PURI RANKED 36 IN FORTUNE’S TOP 50 BUSINESS PERSON’S LIST
i. HDFC Bank’s Managing Director, Aditya Puri, has been ranked 36th in the US magazine Fortune’s Top 50 Business Persons List for 2016. He is the only Indian among three persons of Indian origin in the global rankings list.
ii. Ajita Rajendra of AO Simith is at 34 while Mastercard’s Ajay Banga is at 40th positionin the list.
iii. However, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg leads the list with top ranking.
4. RUSSIA WITHDRAWS FROM INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
i. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, has signed an executive order announcing Russia’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
ii. This means crimes committed by Russian citizens will no longer fall under the jurisdiction of the ICC.
iii. The excecutive order was signed by Russia just after ICC released a report blaming Russia’s illegal capture over Crimea.
5. GULZAR AWARDED 2016 POET LAUREATE AWARD
i. Veteran lyricist, writer and filmmaker Gulzar has been awarded Poet Laureate award 2016 at the Mumbai’s literary festival ‘Tata Literature Live’.
ii. Gulzar’s contribution to Indian literature through his heart-touching poetry makes him the top choice for the award.