DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20TH NOV 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. SINDHU WINS MAIDEN SUPER SERIES PREMIER TITLE
I. Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu clinched her maiden Super Series Premier title.
ii.She defeated Sun Yu of China in the finals.
2. PRADHANMANTRI GRAMEEN AWAS YOJNA TO PROVIDE 3 CRORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS ACROSS COUNTRY
I. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Pradhanmantri Grameen Awas Yojna, an ambitious
housing scheme meant for rural poor in Agra.
II. The scheme aims to provide affordable houses to all those living below the poverty line by the year 2022.
3. ASHWIN 1ST BOWLER EVER TO TAKE 50 WICKETS IN CONSECUTIVE YEARS
I. Ravichandran Ashwin with his 5-wicket haul against England in the Visakhapatnam Test, became the first bowler ever to complete 50 wickets in two consecutive calendar years.
ii. He took 62 wickets in 9 Tests in 2015 and has so far claimed 52 wickets in 9 Tests in 2016.
4. UNIVERSAL CHILDREN'S DAY IS OBSERVED ON NOVEMBER 20
I. United Nations Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20th each year.
ii. The aim of the day is to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and
5. AL NAHYAN CONFERRED WITH PRESTIGIOUS MOTHER TERESA INTERNATIONAL AWARD
i. Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and Al Nahyan conferred with prestigious Mother Teresa International Award.
ii. The prestigious Mother Teresa International Award is given by the Mumbai-based NGO Harmony Foundation.
iii. Shaikh Abdullah was honoured for his work in establishing institutions that protect youth from being brainwashed and radicalised from terrorist groups.
6. MANAVJIT SINGH SANDHU GRABBED GOLD MEDAL FOR NATIONAL SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIP
i Manavjit Singh Sandhu clinched the gold medal in men’s trap event at the 60th National Shooting Championship for Shotgun in Jaipur .
ii. Manavjit Singh Sandhu defeated Raninder Singh.
iii. Manavjit Singh an Indian sport shooter from Punjab specialized in trap shooting.
iv. He is a 4-time olympian as well as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee in 2006 and Arjuna Awardee in 1998.