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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 NOV 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 NOV 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
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1.      37TH INDIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR BEGINS IN NEW DELHI
i. 37th India International Trade Fair has begun at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The 14-day annual event has been organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation. It was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind.
ii. This year the theme of the fair is “Startup India Standup India”. Vietnam is the Partner Country, while Kyrgyzstan is the Focus Country. Jharkhand is participating as a Partner State in the event.

2.      PM MODI INAUGURATED RICE FIELD LABORATORY IN MANILA NAMED AFTER HIM
i. PM Narendra Modi visited the International Rice Research Institute in Los Banos, Philippines and inaugurated ‘Shri Narendra Modi Resilient Rice Field Laboratory’ named after him.
ii. Narendra Modi unveiled a plaque to mark the inauguration of the ‘Shri Narendra Modi Resilient Rice Field Laboratory’. He also undertook a symbolic ground breaking for a new plot for submergence tolerant rice varieties and presented two Indian rice seed varieties to the International Rice Research Institute gene bank.
iii. He interacted with several Indian scientists working at IRRI. He also reviewed a photo exhibit showcasing flood tolerant rice varieties, drought tolerant rice varieties, salinity tolerant rice varieties and IRRI’s work with women farming cooperatives.
3.      INDIA, PHILIPPINES INKS FOUR AGREEMENTS IN VARIOUS FIELDS
i. Four agreements were signed by India and Philippines in areas including Defence Cooperation and Logistics, agriculture, Micro, Medium and Small Enterprises-MSME and forging closer relations between the Indian Council of World Affairs and the Philippines Foreign Service Institute.
ii. The bilateral meeting was held between PM Modi and the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.


4.      10TH SOUTH ASIA ECONOMIC SUMMIT BEGINS IN NEPAL
i. The 10th South Asia Economic Summit has begun in Kathmandu, Nepal. The theme of 3-day summit is “Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia”.
ii. The summit is being organised by National Planning Commission and Ministry of Commerce of Nepal and South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment, Nepal.

5.      GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES BHARATNET PHASE 2 PROJECT
i. To provide high-speed broadband service in all Gram Panchayats by March 2019, government has launched its second and final phase of BharatNet project. It will be implemented at an outlay of around 34 thousand crore rupees.
ii. The project was launched at a function in New Delhi. Department of Telecommunications signed MoUs with states for the implementation of the second phase of BharatNet. Under this phase, broadband connectivity will be provided in remaining 1.5 lakh Gram Panchayats in the country.

6.      BANGLADESH CHIEF JUSTICE SURENDRA KUMAR SINHA RESIGNS
i. Bangladesh’s first Hindu Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has resigned after facing financial irregularities and money laundering allegations.
ii. Surendra Kumar Sinha led the Supreme Court to a landmark verdict which scrapped Parliament’s power to remove judges on grounds of misconduct and incapacity, in August 2017. This went against the government.
iii. He left Bangladesh in October 2017, in the middle of rumours that, he had been pressured to step aside. Immediately after he left Bangladesh, he was accused of serious crimes including money laundering and financial irregularities. His term was scheduled to expire in January 2018. He is the first top judge of Bangladesh to step down.

7.      FOR FIRST TIME, MUMBAI TO HOST ASIAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION SUMMIT
i. For the first time, the nation's financial capital- Mumbai will host the 34th annual conference of the Asian Bankers Association.
ii. The two-day conference will be held with the theme 'Asia's turn to transform'. The event is expected to see the presence of over 160 domestic as well as international bankers.

8.      RAFAEL NADAL PRESENTED WITH ATP WORLD NO. 1 AWARD
i. Tennis player Rafael Nadal was presented the ATP World Number 1 award on court, at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena, in London. Rafael Nadal Wins against Philipp Kohlschreiber In His 1000th Tour Level Match.
ii. Rafael Nadal replaced Andy Murray of Britain at Number 1 position on 21 August 2017. He has guaranteed the year-end Number 1 ranking for a fourth time following 2008, 2010 and 2013. Nadal has captured six titles, including two Grand Slam in the French Open and US Open and two ATP Masters 1000s in this season.

9.      PRESIDENT GIVES AWAY NATIONAL CHILD AWARDS 2017 ON OCCASION OF CHILDREN’S DAY
i. The President Shri Ram Nath Kovind gave away the National Child Awards 2017 on the occasion of Children’s Day in New Delhi.
ii. This year, the President honoured 16 children, out of which one child was given a gold medal and 15 children were given silver medals. Master Akash Manoj from Tamil Nadu was the only child winning gold for Innovation.

10.  UP TOPS IN MOBILISING JAN DHAN ACCOUNTS
i. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana which was launched to further the financial-inclusion process in the country have gathered momentum in some northern States post demonetisation. With its area and size of population, Uttar Pradesh tops in opening new PMJDY accounts.
ii. In fact, one-fifth of the more than five crore new PMJDY accounts in the Indian banking system came from Uttar Pradesh alone. Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal cumulatively added another 2.2 crore new accounts in the last one year.

11.  PANKAJ ADVANI LIFTS IBSF WORLD BILLIARDS CHAMPIONSHIP
i. Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani lifts the IBSF World Billiards Championship. Pankaj Advani clinched his 17th world title at Doha, Qatar after defeating his arch-rival Mike Russell of England 6-2 to defend the 150-up format title which he won in Bengaluru 2016.
ii. Advani is the winner of maximum number of world titles in any sport by an Indian.

12.  WORLD DIABETES DAY: 14 NOVEMBER
i. The World Diabetes Day was observed globally on 14 November. The theme for 2017 WDD is 'Women and diabetes - Our right to a healthy future'.
ii. Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths each year.

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. WHICH CITY WILL HOST THE 34TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASIAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION 2017?
a)  Vadodara
b)  Mumbai
c)  Kolkatta
d)  Chennai
Q2. IN WHICH COUNTRY, THE PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI VISITED THE INTERNATIONAL RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE AND INAUGURATED ‘SHRI NARENDRA MODI RESILIENT RICE FIELD LABORATORY’ WHICH WAS NAMED AFTER HIM?
a)  Australia
b)  Vietnam
c)  Philippines
d)  South Africa
Q3. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE PROJECT LAUNCHED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT TO CONNECT 1.5 LAKH GRAM PANCHAYATS WITH HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND BY MARCH 2019?
a)  BharatConnect
b)  BharatiAirtel
c)  IdeaHelp
d)  BharatNet
Q4. WHO HAS WON HIS 17TH WORLD TITLE AT THE IBSF WORLD BILLIARDS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 IN DOHA, QATAR?
a)  Pankaj Advani
b)  Michael Ferreira
c)  Geet Sethi
d)  Sourav Kothari
Q5. WHAT IS THE THEME OF 2017 WORLD DIABETES DAY?
a)  ‘Eyes on Diabetes
b)  ‘Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future’
c)  Healthy Eating
d)  ‘Protect our Future: Diabetes Education and Prevention

ANSWERS: 

1 - B    2 - C    3 - D    4 - A    5 - B

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