Current Affairs Nov 2017 - Miscellaneous


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  • The government will open 55 additional immigration counters at Delhi's IGI airport and deploy 1,800 more personnel by January 2018 to deal with the rising passenger traffic.

  • A Festival of India is being organized in Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu, Nauru, Tuvalu and Cook Islands from October 2017 - March 2018.

  • Shri Nasir Kamal, IPS (UP: 1986) has been appointed as Additional Director General, Border Security Force.

  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 21st World Congress of Mental Health being organized by the World Federation for Mental Health in partnership with Caring Foundation and other institutions in New Delhi.

  • Indiana, a State in the US, and Karnataka have signed an agreement to establish sister-state ties for cooperation in economic, educational and cultural fields.

  • Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his Queen Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck along with crown prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck arrived in India for a four-day visit.

  • The state government of Haryana has announced lifetime monthly pension of Rs 10,000 for 'Hindi Satyagrahis' and those from the state who were jailed during the Emergency.

  • Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has revamped its portal www.udyamimitra.in with enhanced features to provide easy access to credit and handholding services for micro small medium enterprises (MSME).

  • Online travel solutions provider Cleartrip was named the 'Best Mobile App for Travel and Leisure' at the Mobexx Awards 2017.

  • Turki Al-Asheikh, Chairman of the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia has announced that Saudi women will now be able to attend sports events in stadiums starting from 2018.

  • Hosts India finished seventh overall with one gold, one silver, and a bronze, while Italy pipped China in the medals tally, at the ISSF World Cup Final, in New Delhi.

  • Heena Sidhu of India has won the gold in the 10m air pistol event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane.

  • Haryana Health Department has notified the policy for cashless medical services for State Government employees and pensioners from November 2017.

  • A two-day conference of all Commanders of Eastern Air Command was held in Shillong.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated International Gita Mahotsav-2017 in Haryana’s Kurukshetra.

  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the International Ambedkar Conclave, organized by the Forum of SC and ST Legislators and Parliamentarians in New Delhi.

  • The Golden Temple has been awarded the ‘most visited place of the world’ by ‘World Book of Records’ (WBR).

  • The Government of India will assist Mauritius to develop and set up digital locker services.

  • Indian men’s kabaddi team won 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championships, after beating Pakistan.

  • Indian women’s kabaddi team won 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championships, after beating South Korea.

  • The National Green Tribunal has put a cap of 50,000 visitors at Vaishno Devi pilgrimage site.

  • World Pneumonia Day was observed on 12 November.

  • The 10th South Asia Economic Summit was hosted by Nepal.

  • Vietnam is the partner country at the 37th India International Trade Fair in New Delhi.

  • The seventh Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan was held at Turkmenistan.

  • Italy has failed to qualify for FIFA World cup for the first time since 1958.

  • According to ‘India 2028’ report, India is likely to overtake Japan as the world’s third largest economy in nominal GDP by 2028.

  • Indian Railways launched Project Saksham to upgrade the skill-sets of its workforce.

  • India hosted Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit at Dantewada.

  • Akash Manoj received a gold medal from the President during the conferral of National

  • Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement.

  • Kyrgyzstan is the focus country at the 37th India International Trade Fair in New Delhi.

  • A proposal has been put forward to rename Indore.

  • The target of installing bio-toilets in all railway coaches has been advanced until December 2018.

  • Ganga Kumari will be the first transgender police constable of Rajasthan.

  • Scientists have discovered oldest evidence of life on earth in Australia.

  • The International Day for Tolerance was observed on 16 November.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind recently launched JOHAR scheme to double income of rural poor in Jharkhand.

  • Union Government sanctioned Rs 10000 crores for irrigation purposes for Maharashtra.

  • Saudi Arabia recognized teaching of Yoga as a Sports activity.

  • India will host 36th International Geological Congress 2020.

  • Mumbai will host the 15th MIFF for Documentary, Short and Animation Films.

  • ISRO will launch Aditya L1 Mission in 2019.

  • Axis Bank launched Blockchain-based International Payment Service.

  • The combined military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior- 2017’ was held in Bikaner, Rajasthan between India and UK.

  • The Indian Sports Honour for ‘Sportsman of the Year’ award in team sports category went to Ravichandran Ashwin.

  • Dia Mirza was appointed as UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India.

  • India’s first crypto-currency exchange 'Coinome' was launched by Billdesk.

  • P V Sindhu won the ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ award in the individual sport category at the Indian Sports Honours.

  • Pritam Singh has been appointed as the Director General of National Archives.

  • Nayantara Sahgal was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Times Lit Fest 2017.

  • Anupam Kher won the 2017 Parmod Mahajan Smriti Award.

  • The Union Cabinet has approved agreement on cooperation in customs matters between India and Armenia.

  • Union cabinet has approved a trade agreement for strengthening and promoting trade and economic cooperation between India Ethiopia.



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