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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23RD NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 23RD NOV 2016
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1. PORTUGUESE PRIME MINISTER TO BE THE CHIEF GUEST OF 14TH  PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIVAS
i. Prime Minister of Portugul Antonio Costa will be the Chief Guest at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas which will be held in Bengaluru from January 7 to 9, 2017.
ii. The vice president of the Republic of Suriname, Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin, will be the Special Guest at the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
iii. Every year on January 9 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated to mark the contribution of overseas Indian community in the development of India.

2. DELHI’S KHAN MARKET, WORLD’S 28TH MOST EXPENSIVE RETAIL LOCATION
i. The New Delhi’s Khan Market has the world’s 28th most expensive retail location globally.
ii. List of Top 5 Expensive Retail Market
a.    New York Upper 5th Avenue
b.   Hong Kong           Causeway Bay
c.    Paris         Avenue des Champs Elysees
d.   London     New Bond Street
e.    Tokyo       Ginza

3. INDIA RANKED 20TH ON CLIMATE CHANGE PERFORMANCE INDEX 2017
 i. India has been ranked 20th on Climate ChangePerformance Index 2017 according to Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe Publication.
ii. Positive trends are seen as well among emerging economies of G20 like India ranked on 20th place.
iii. France is on the lead topped among all other countries.

4. 2016 ECONOMIC LEADERS’ WEEK HELD IN LIMA, PERU
i. 2016 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders’ Week came to an end on 20 November 2016 in Lima, Peru.
ii. The theme of the meet was “Quality growth and human development.”
ii. The aim of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit is to bring the 21 member countries of APEC together and discuss about economic growth, international trade policies and improvement of life conditions.

5. PANKAJ PATEL ELECTED AS FICCI PRESIDENT FOR 2017
i. Pankaj Patel was elected as the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry  for the year 2017.
ii. He will replace Harshavardhan Neotia completes his term in December 2016.
iii. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry is the largest and oldest apex business organization in India.
iv. Its main business expand business opportunities both in domestic and foreign markets through a range of specialized services and global linkages.



DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22ND NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22ND NOV 2016
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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.


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21ST NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21ST NOV 2016
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1. MANOHAR PARRIKAR COMMISSIONS DESTROYER ‘INS CHENNAI’
i. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned ‘INS Chennai’, the third indigenously designed guided missile destroyer in the Kolkata class.
ii. ‘INS Chennai’ is one of the largest destroyers in the Indian Navy’s fleet.
iii. The ship is armed with supersonic surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles and Barak-8 long-range surface-to-air missiles.

2. INDIA SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTS TEST-FIRE OF NUCLEAR CAPABLE PRITHVI-II MISSILE
i. India today successfully test fired the nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile.
ii. The twin trial was conducted from a test range in Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha.
iii. The Prithvi-II missile has a payload capacity of 500 kg to 1,000 kg and a strike range of 350 km.

3. SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR GETS INTERNATIONAL PEACE PRIZE
i. Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was honoured with an International peace prize for his efforts in ensuring world peace.
ii. The 'Dr Nagendra Singh International Peace Award' was given to him by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
iii. The award has been instituted in the memory of Dr Nagendra Singh, an Indian judge at International Court of Justice, The Hague.

4. NAT GEO MAGAZINE COVER FEATURES MANGALYAAN'S MARS PHOTO
i. An image of the planet Mars taken by ISRO's Mars-orbiting spacecraft Mangalyaan has found a place on the cover of the November edition of the National Geographic magazine.
ii. The spacecraft's launch had completed three years on November 5.
iii. The mission, which had cost Rs. 450 crore minium in the world.
5. 47TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA STARTED IN GOA
i. The 47th International Film Festival of India considered to be Asia's oldest film festival, started in Goa.
ii. The Republic of Korea is the focus country of IFFI 2016.
iii. Legendary singer S P bala subrahmanyam was honoured with 'Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the year' at the opening ceremony of the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
iv. The musician dedicated the honour to the soldiers.

6. JAGDISH SINGH KHEHAR APPOINTED EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF NATIONAL LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY
i. The Government of India has appointed Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, as the new Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority.
ii. He replaced Justice Anil R. Dave, who retired from the Supreme Court.



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