Current Affairs Nov 2016 - Miscellaneous


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  • India signed ten agreements including Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy to boost the bilateral cooperation with Japan.

  • UN's Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia in its report claimed that the Arab Spring protest movement has cost the region 614 billion dollars in lost growth since 2011.

  • Peru hosted the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2016 in Lima. The theme of the Summit was Quality Growth and Human Development.

  • Himachal Pradesh recently received the Union Government’s nod to introduce pneumococcal conjugate vaccine under Universal Immunization Programme.

  • Mumbai's Western Railways women’s team won the 33rd Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament.

  • Twitter’s Chief Operating Officer, Adam Bain, recently decided to quit the company.

  • The 2017 ICN Annual Conference will be hosted by Portuguese Competition Authority.

  • Guy Ryder was recently re-elected as the Director-General of the International Labour Organisation.

  • Chhattisgarh launched Lakshya Bhagirathi campaign to complete the irrigation projects.

  • Government is planning to make it mandatory for auto companies to provide rear view sensors or backup cameras, speed warning systems, airbags and child pedestrian system in all new vehicles from October 2017.

  • India’s first LNG-powered bus was recently launched in Kerala.

  • Kamala Harris became the first ever India-American to win the U.S. Senate seat from California.

  • Pramila Jayapal became the first India-American woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representative.

  • The theme for the 2016 World Science Day for Peace and Development is Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums.

  • Ratnesh Kumar appointed as Managing Director and CEO of BoB Capital Markets Ltd.

  • Praveen Kumar Sharma appointed as MD & CEO of Central Registry of Securitization Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest of India.

  • The Uttarakhand High Court recently demanded putting a ban on all construction within 25 km radius of the glaciers.

  • Madhya Pradesh government’s prestigious Rashtriya Kalidas Samman will be given to eminent theatre artists - Raj Bisaria and Banshi Kaul.

  • India and UK signed two agreements in the field of Intellectual property rights and the Ease of doing business.

  • Aniruddha Rajput was elected as a Member of International Law Commission (ILC) of UN.

  • 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be held in Mongolia.

  • Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016 was held in Delhi.

  • Arnab Goswami in November 2016 resigned as the Editor-in-Chief of Times Now.

  • Andhra Pradesh topped the list of state-wise Ease of Doing Business rankings that was released by Union Government.

  • The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 formulated to curb black money came into effect on 1 November 2016.

  • Union Government has decided to launch a clean energy equity fund of 2 billion US dollar.

  • Rekha will be honored by the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • ICICI Bank launched home loan overdraft facility for salaried customers.

  • Kim Byong-joon appointed as the Prime Minister of South Korea.

  • Indian Railways recently set the target to achieve 100 percent de-carbonisation with 90 percent electrification by 2021.

  • Narinder Dhruv Batra was elected as the first ever non-European chief of the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

  • The Portal and Mobile App, AirSewa, was launched to offer air travelers a convenient and hassle free experience.

  • Airtel Payments Bank Limited recently launched India's first live Payments Bank in Rajasthan.

  • SP Balasubramanyam honored with Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the year at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

  • Siby Sebastian appointed as the CEO of State Bank of Mauritius (SBM) Group.

  • India recently signed Joint Declaration for the implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) with Switzerland.

  • Online home rental solutions provider firm, Grabhouse, was acquired by Quikr.

  • Taking into consideration the problems being faced by small borrowers in repaying their loan dues, RBI decided to provide an additional 60 days’ time for repayment of loan of 1 crore rupees or less.

  • India recently became an Associate Member State of European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

  • India recently signed double tax avoidance agreement with Cyprus.

  • Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojna aims to provide affordable houses to all by 2022.

  • Sunit Amrith received the Infosys Prize 2016 for Humanities.

  • Tata Consultancy Services named as the 2016 Digital Innovator of the Year by GE Digital.

  • India’s rank in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2017 that was released by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe is 20.

  • Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain was conferred with the 2016 Mother Teresa International Award.

  • PV Sindhu won the women’s singles title of the 2016 China Open badminton tournament.

  • Jan O Jorgensen won the men’s singles title of the 2016 China Open badminton tournament.



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