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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22ND NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22ND NOV 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. SANGAI FESTIVAL STARTED IN MANIPUR
i. The ‘Sangai Festival 2016’ inaugurated by Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh on November 21, 2016.
ii. The theme of the ‘Destination Manipur’. The main aim is to celebrate the festival to promote Manipur as a potential tourist destination.

2. INDIA JOINS CERN AS ASSOCIATE MEMBER
i. India became an associate member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research the world's largest nuclear and particle physics laboratory.
ii. It will enhance participation of young Indian scientists and engineers in various projects.
iii. Presently CERN has 22 member states, four associate member states.

3. INDIA TEST FIRES AGNI-I BALLISTIC MISSILE FROM ODISHA COAST
i. India has successfully test-fired indigenously built nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile from Odisha coast.
ii. The Intermediate-range missile is capable of hitting a target 700 kms away.
iii. Agni-I missile is equipped with the sophisticated navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.

4. MULTIMEDIA EXHIBITION ON THEME OF ‘AAZADI 70 SAAL, YAAD KARO KURBANI’
i. Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated a multimedia exhibition on the theme of ‘Aazadi 70 Saal, Yaad Karo Kurbani’.
ii. The exhibition is started to commemorate 70 years of India’s Independence and its depiction through films.
iii. The multimedia exhibition has been organised by National Film Archives of India in Goa.

5. RADHIKA MENON AWARDED IMO AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL BRAVERY AT SEA
i. Captain Radhika Menon  bestowed with the 2016 International Maritime Organization  Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea at IMO Headquarters in London, United Kingdom.
ii. Menon was honoured with the prestigious award for her role in the rescue of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat in the Bay of Bengal in June 2015.
 iii. Captain Menon became the first female to receive the IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.


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