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Sunday, November 27, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26TH NOV 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. MUMBAI RANKED AMONG WORLD’S TOP TRENDING TOURIST DESTINATIONS FOR 2017
i.  Mumbai has been ranked among the World’s top Tourists destinations for 2017.
ii. According to a survey, Mumbai has recorded increased volume of tourists and the most searched destinations in comparison to last year.
Top 3 destination:
a.    Reykjavik, Iceland
b.   Cairns, Australia
c.    Savannah, US

2. SEBI RELAXES NORMS FOR ANGEL INVESTORS
i. The Securities and Exchange Board of India has relaxed the rules for angel funds in order to boost more investment for new start-ups in the country.
ii. Angel investors are financiers who put money in new companies at the early stage of start-up of companies, mostly in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.
iii. The market regulator has raised the total number of angel investors to invest in a start-ups to 200 from 49.

3. MANOJ BAJPAYEE AWARDED BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD AT 16 ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARD
i. Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee won the Best Performance Award by an Actor at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, held in Brisbane.
ii. The event was hosted by Australian actor David Wenham and presenter Anjali Rao.
iii. Manoj was awarded for his role as Professor Siras in “Aligarh”.
iv. Asia Pacific Screen Awards is the highest award for films in Asia Pacific region .

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 25TH NOV 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. BANK DEPOSITS WITH RBI HIT RECORD HIGH AFTER DEMONETISATION
i. In the wake of demonetization bank deposits with the Reserve Bank of India have reached a record high of Rs. 4.3 trillion, beating the earlier record of Rs. 1.7 trillion in May 2009.
ii. The RBI accepts money from various banks by offering government securities as collateral.
iii. The Indian banking system had collected deposits worth Rs. 5.12 trillion as of 18 November.

2. IIT KHARAGPUR NAMED TOP UNIVERSITY IN INDIA FOR JOBS
i. IIT Kharagpur has been named the top university in India in terms of jobs and placements d.
ii. Stanford University in the US has topped the list globally.

3. DONALD TRUMP PICKS INDIAN-AMERICAN NIKKI HALEY AS UN ENVOY
i. US President-elect Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina's Indian-American Governor Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the United Nations.
ii. Haley will be the first woman to join Trump's administration.

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