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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 NOV 2017

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 NOV 2017
(DAILY NEWS INDIA)
SHARED BY: WWW.DAILYGK.IN

1.      RAJNATH SINGH CHAIRS 12TH MEETING OF STANDING COMMITTEE OF INTER-STATE COUNCIL HELD IN DELHI
i. The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the 12th meeting of the Standing Committee of Inter-State Council (ISC) held in New Delhi.
ii. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-state relations.
iii. The Standing Committee considered 118 recommendations contained in Volumes-III, IV and V and finalised its recommendations.

2.      115 BACKWARD DISTRICTS IN INDIA TO BE TRANSFORMED BY 2022
i. The government had identified 115 backward districts for rapid transformation by 2022, in line with PM Narendra Modi’s vision to create a “New India” over the next five years. Senior level government officials, at the rank of Additional Secretary and Joint Secretary, have been nominated as ‘Prabhari’ officers for each district.
ii. A detailed briefing of these officials was held under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha. He advised the Prabhari officers to immediately form a team with state representatives and bring convergence in their effort.
iii. Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba said 35 districts have been selected on the basis of reported violence by Left Wing Extremists, 55 districts are affected by Left Wing Extremism and another 15, including districts in Jammu and Kashmir and northeast, are affected by terrorism.

3.      INTERNATIONAL MULTILATERAL MARITIME SEARCH AND RESCUE EXERCISE 2017 BEGINS IN BANGLADESH
i. The International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise 2017 (IMMSAREX 2017) began in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh.
ii. Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff of Indian Navy, is attending the exercise. The exercise held  under the aegis of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium. Indian Naval Ships Ranvir, Sahyadri, Gharial and Sukanya along with one Maritime Patrol Aircraft P-8I participating in the exercise. An ‘Extraordinary Conclave of Chiefs’ meeting of IONS also held on 28 November 2017.

4.      PRESIDENT OF INDIA INAUGURATES THE INTERNATIONAL AMBEDKAR CONCLAVE
i. The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the International Ambedkar Conclave, organised by the Forum of SC and ST Legislators and Parliamentarians, in New Delhi.

ii. The President said that the Constitution, of which Dr Ambedkar is considered the Chief Architect, has given our democracy a strong framework.

5.      INTENSIVE PROGRAM TO TRAIN ELECTED WOMEN REPRESENTATIVES OF PANCHAYATI RAJ INSTITUTIONS LAUNCHED
i. The Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launched an intensive training program for Elected Women Representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Master Trainers, in New Delhi.
ii. This capacity building program is being organized by National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development of the WCD Ministry which will ultimately train approximately twenty thousand EWRs covering nearly 50 EWRs from each district by March, 2018.

6.      GOLDEN TEMPLE AWARDED ‘MOST VISITED PLACE OF THE WORLD’ -WBR
i. the Golden Temple has been awarded the ‘most visited place of the world’ by ‘World Book of Records’, a London-based organisation that catalogues and verifies world records.
ii. General secretary of WBR India chapter, Surbhi Kaul, and president of WBR Punjab chapter, Randeep Singh Kohli, gave this award to Shriomani Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee chief secretary Roop Singh and other senior officials at Teja Singh Samundari Hall, Amritsar.
ii. He said on average more than one lakh devotees visit the shrine every day. He honoured the WBR team with ‘siropas’ and a model of the Golden Temple.

7.      JUSTICE SATRUGHANA PUJAHARI SWORN IN AS MADRAS HC JUDGE
i. Justice Satrughana Pujahari was sworn in as a Judge of the Madras High Court by Chief Justice Indira Banerjee. Justice Satrughana Pujahari had been transferred from the High Court of Orissa to the Madras High Court.

8.      HEALTH MINISTRY WINS BRONZE MEDAL AT THE INDIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR 2017
i. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been awarded the Bronze Medal for its creative and informative display at the 37th India International Trade Fair 2017 being held at Pragati Maidan.
ii. The award was presented by Shri C R Chaudhary, Minister of State (Commerce and Industry) at a function organized to award the winners.

9.      GOPI THONAKAL WINS GOLD IN ASIAN MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIP
i. Gopi Thonakal became the first Indian man to win Asian Marathon Championship after he won gold in the 16th edition of the Asian Marathon Championship, in Dongguan, China.
ii. Gopi Thonakal clocked 2 hours 15 minutes and 48 seconds and won the gold. Andrey Petrov of Uzbekistan bagged the silver with a timing of 2:15:51s and Byambalev Tseveenravdan of Mongolia won bronze by clocking 2:16:14s.
iii. Gopi Thonakal has become the first Indian man to win the title after the formation of separate Asian Marathon championships. Earlier Asha Agarwal won the women’s title when it was part of the biennial Asian Track & Field Championships.

10.  26TH NOVEMBER: CONSTITUTION DAY BEING CELEBRATED
i. 26th November is Constitution Day. On the day in 1949, the constitution was adopted which came into force on January 26, 1950 marking the beginning of a new era in the history of India. From 2015, the Government is observing 26th November as Constitution Day.
ii. The HRD Ministry has launched a Digital Signature campaign to generate awareness on fundamental duties enshrined in the Constitution. People can join the campaign by filling a form online.
OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

Q1. THE CONSTITUTION DAY IS ALSO CELEBRATED AS __?
a)  Samvidhan Divas
b)  National Law Day
c)  National Preamble Day
d)  a & b
Q2. TOTALLY HOW MANY BACKWARD DISTRICTS WERE IDENTIFIED FOR RAPID TRANSFORMATION BY 2022, IN LINE WITH PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI’S VISION TO CREATE A “NEW INDIA” OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?
a)  125
b)  155
c)  115
d)  100
Q3. ACCORDING TO THE ‘WORLD BOOK OF RECORDS’, WHICH MONUMENT HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ‘MOST VISITED PLACE OF THE WORLD’?
a)  Great wall of China
b)  Taj Mahal
c)  Christ the redeemer
d)  Golden Temple
Q4. THE 12TH MEETING OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF INTER-STATE COUNCIL (ISC) WAS HELD AT?
a)  Delhi
b)  Srinagar
c)  Patna
d)  Mumbai
Q5. WHO BECAME THE FIRST INDIAN MAN TO WIN GOLD IN THE 16TH EDITION OF THE ASIAN MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIP, IN DONGGUAN, CHINA?
a)  Ankit Sharma
b)  Manavjit Singh
c)  Gopi Thonakal
d)  Srikanth Kidambi

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


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