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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20TH NOV 2016
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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.


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 19TH NOV 2016
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1. WORLD TOILET DAY OBSERVED ON 19 NOVEMBER
i. World Toilet Day is observed on 19 November every year with an aim to motivate millions across the world on issues of sanitation.
ii. The theme for 2016 World Toilet Day is ‘toilets and jobs’.
iii. The theme, toilets and jobs, focuses on how sanitation or the lack of it can impact livelihoods of people.

2. DONALD TRUMP PICKS MICHAEL FLYNN AS NSA
i. United States elected President Donald Trump has named Michael Flynn, as his National security adviser.
ii. Flynn served as Mr Trump's top military advisor during the Presidential campaign.

3. LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS 2016
ii. The 17th annual Latin Grammys has been announced at Nevada, US.
iii. List of Winners:
a.    Record of the Year:Carlos Vives & Shakira, "La Bicicleta
b.   Best Rock Album-Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, La Salvación De Solo Y Juan
c.    Best Singer-Songwriter Album-Manuel Medrano, Manuel Medrano

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18TH NOV 2016
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1. SPRINTER DHARAMBIR HANDED EIGHT-YEAR BAN
i. Haryana sprinter Dharambir Singh, who was barred from representing the country in the Rio Olympics at the last minute for failing a dope test, has been slapped an eight-year ban.
II. The ban is imposed by the National Anti-Doping Agency.

2. TCS AWARDED DIGITAL INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
i. India's IT majorTata Consultancy Services has been awarded 'Digital Innovator of the Year' in the Ecosystem Excellence category.
ii. The '2016 Digital Innovator of the Year' award recognises TCS innovation and excellence in developing the TCS Digital StoreTM, an expanding suite of ready-to-use digital solutions.

 3. INDIA-CHINA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE 'HAND-IN-HAND' BEGINS IN PUNE
i. The 6th Indo-China joint training exercise Hand- in- Hand 2016 commenced at the parade ground in Aundh Military Camp, Pune.
ii. The exercise will finish on 27 November 2016.
iii. The joint exercise intends to acquaint both the Armies with each other’s operating procedures in the backdrop of counter-terrorism environment.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17TH NOV 2016
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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.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16TH NOV 2016
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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.




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