Current Affairs November 2017

  • 22-Nov-2017
  • Cabinet approves setting up of finance commission 

    The union cabinet has approved the setting up of 15th finance commission starting from Ist April,2020.Former bureaucrat and Rajya sabha member N K Singh will head the commission.

  • Brahmos,Super Sonic Cruise missile passes flight test

    Brahmos,Super Sonic Missile the joint venture between India and Russia have passed flight test.It was tested from a Sukhoi-30 MKI.The missile has a range of 300 km.

  • India becomes second largest fishing country in the world

    Union Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that due to the efforts in blue revolution India has now become the second largest country in the world in terms of production.As a result, overall fish production has registered an increase of about 18.86% in comparison to the last three years, whereas inland fish production has registered a growth of more than 26%.

  • Andhra Bank launches scheme for entrepreneurship

    Andhra Bnak has inaugrated a new scheme for the welfare of self help groups.The scheme, Pattabhi Sitaramayya — Self Business Group (PS-SBG), has been introduced to commemorate the 138th birth anniversary of the founder .

  • Telangana makes Telugu compulsory 

    The Telangana government has made the Telugu compulsory from first standard to intermediate.It will be applicable to all the schools with different syllabus.

  • Paytym gets stake in online loans from credit mate 

    Paytym has acquired undisclosed stake in Urja Money Pvt. Ltd, which evaluates creditworthiness of people seeking loans to buy two-wheelers. Paytm will use Urja’s proprietary CreditMate technology to create a loan management system in collaboration with lending partners.

  • Facebook aims to train 5 lakh Indians by 2020

    Socila working website Facebook has said that they will train 5 lakh students by 2020 of digital skills.The two programmes - Facebook Digital Training and Facebook Startup Training Hubs - are being rolled out in India before any other country.

  • Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin agrees to support UN for Syrian Process 

    The leaders of US and Russia have offered help to UN to maintain peace in the areas ,to against the militant groups.

  • 21-Nov-2017
  • Trump village gets the biggest Toilet top model 

    The trump village in Haryana has recieved the biggest toilet top model on World Toilet day.Marora is the village in Haryana named as the trump village.

  • Defense Ministry clears out $500 mn deal for Isreali anti tank missiles 

    The defense ministry of India has removed the $500mn deal with the Isreali defense ministry for anti tank missiles. Instead, the ministry has asked the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to develop an indigenous Man-Portable ATGM.

  • India and Russia signs pact for visa free entry of flight crew 

    India and Russia have decided to sign a pact on the free entry of the crew of chartered and scheduled flights between the two countries.The agreement will facilitate visa free entry, stay and exit of crew of aircraft of the designated airlines as well as other aircraft companies operating chartered and special flights in the respective territories on reciprocal basis.

  • Justice Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to International Court of Justice 

    Justice Dalveer Bhandari has been re-elected to the International Court of Justice as the judge of the court.He is the third Indian to secure a prominent position in a United Nations (UN) body in recent months.

  • Universal Children's Day celebrated 

    The Universal Childrens' day has been celebrated all over the world .Since 1954, November 20 has been celebrated as the Universal Childrens Day with UNICEF. 

  • India signs $100mn loan agreement for solar parks 

    India and the World Bank has signed a loan agreement through the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Clean Technology Fund for the project 'Shared Infrastructure for 'Solar parks Project'. 

  • Three more states and one UT joins UDAY scheme

    Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu sign MoU with Government of India under Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) Scheme.These State/UTs have joined only for operational improvement and shall not undergo financial restructuring/issue of bonds under the scheme.

  • Shri Radha Mohan Singh inaugrates World Fisheries Day 

    Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare inaugrated the World Fisheries Day on November 21s.This year’s theme is “2022 Ka Hai Sapna … Kisan Ki Aay Ho Dugna - Sankalp Se Siddhi”. 

  • Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe resigns 

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resigned after bringing to an end 37 yrs of presidential rule. The protests of the citizens were loud as they wanted a change of power. 

  • Indian Origin South African appointed as UN AIDS Special Ambassador 

    South African Indian Origin AIDS Researcher Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim has been appointed as a UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV.She is one of the worlds leading researchers in HIV and has made immense contributions on teh study of HIV among younf people.

  • Nabaneeta Dev Sen awarded Little Book Award

    Sahithya Academi winner and Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen has been awarded the Big Little Book Award this year in the "Author in Bengali Language" category for her contribution to the children's literature.

  • Journalist Manik Banerjee awarded IMF award 

    Veteran Journalist Manik Banerjee,who is also a mountaineer has been awarded the Life Time Achievement Award  by the Indian Mountaineering Competition .


  • 20-Nov-2017
  • India hosts 42nd International Congress on Military Medicine 

    India is hosting the Military Medicine congress for the first time since its inception in New Delhi.The congress was formally inaugrated by Admiral Sunil Lamba, Navy Chief and Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee.The theme of this 42nd World Congress is “Military Medicine in Transition: Looking Ahead.” 

  • Anand Rajeshwar appointed as SEBI Executive Director 

    Ananad Rajeshwar Baiwar has been appointed as the Executive Director of Securities Exchange Board of India.He is an IRS officer of the 1990 batch officers.

  • RBL branch opens all women branch in Chennai 

    The private sector lender has opened a bank branch comprising of all women staff in R A Puram in the Chennai city.The bank will provide all the services across liability and assets.

  • Qatar the richest country 

    Qatar is the richest country in the world according to the reports by the Indian Monetary Fund.It was published in the world economic report of IMF in terms of per capita GDP of countries.India has moved upto one position to the 126th and its a report of 200 nations.

  • Grigor Dmitrov wins ATP Title 2017

    Grigor Dmitrov wins ATP singles title held at London.The player defeated Belgium's David Goffin .

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