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30th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • Indian Cricket team captain Virat Kohli created history by scoring 10th International hundred in the same calendar year and thus he has become the first captain to reach upto this level. He made this record while playing the 2nd Test match against Sri Lanka in Nagpur.

 

  • Chandigarh Literary Society awarded eminent author Ruskin Bond with the Life Time Achievement Award on 26th of November 2017 at the ‘Literati -2017’ festival. Ruskin Bond is a famous Indian author of British descent whose role in the growth of children’s literature has been appreciated by all. Few of his important works include ‘The Room of the Roof’ , ‘Delhi is not far’, ‘Angry River’, ‘Roads to Mussoorie’, ‘A handful of Nuts’ etc.

 

  • The Iran Weightlifting Federation’s chief declared that now onwards the women of their country will be competing in the Weightlifting sports internationally. The women weightlifters must be wearing special clothes allotted for the Muslim athletes while participating in the games.

 

  • At the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2017, organised in Iran, the Indian men’s Kabaddi team as well as the women’s Kabaddi team became the champions in the respective categories beating the teams Pakistan and South Korea respectively.

 

  • India’s first ever Rooftop Solar Carpet has been installed at the Unity One Mall in Rohini, New Delhi by the Tata Power Solar System. This solar carpet is stretched about 70000 sq meter over the parking area. The complete energy requirement of the mall will get fulfilled by this system and thus the mall will be self sufficient in this respect.

 

  • The first phase of INSPIRE 2017 has already started at Jaipur in Rajasthan. The full form of INSPIRE is International Symposium to Promote Innovation and Research in Energy Efficiency. This programme is to discuss the energy efficiency policies and marketing tactics etc.

 


29th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • World’s first virtual/artificial intelligence politician Sam has been created by Nick Gerritsen of New Zealand which can answer any queries regarding local issues.

 

  • At The Times Lit Fest  2017, the Sahitya Akademi Award winner writer Nayantara Sahgal  was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

  • Indian Wrestler  Ritu Phogat bagged a silver medal in the 48 Kg Women Wrestling Category of under -23 Senior World Wrestling Championship -Poland, defeating Chinese Wrestler Jiang Zhu in the semi-final.

 

  • Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin became the quickest bowler to brag 300 test match wickets.

 

  • At the International Film  Festival of India at Panaji in Goa, the world’s first Sanskrit 3D film ‘Anurakti’ was screened which is directed by Ashokan PR.

 

  • The  7th International Military Games organised by the International Military Sports Council (CISM) will be held in Central China’s Wuhan City.

 


28th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • The Golden Shoe award was given to Lionel Messi for the fourth time by the European Sports Media for scoring the highest number of goals in the last season.

 

  • Soumya Swaminathan is to take the position of the Deputy Director General of the World Health Organization.

 

  • For the first time Asian Marathon Championships have been won by an Indian named Gopi Thonnakkal.

 

  • ‘Ayodhya Mahotsav’- the heritage of the temple town will be celebrated in South Korean cities Seoul and Gimhae and in return ‘Korean festival’ will get celebrated with equal zeal and enthusiasm in the Indian cities like Lucknow and Ayodhya.

 

  • International Gita Mahotsava-2017 got inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind in Haryana on 25th November 2017 and it will continue till the 3rd of December 2017.

 

  • The London based organisation ‘World Book of Records’ declared and awarded the Golden Temple of Amritsar as the most visited place of the world.

 


27th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • Asia’s largest solid state interlocking system has been installed in Kharagpur Railways enabling the station masters to set 800 routes for trains in a minute or so.

 

  • A report of ‘Seatwork’ has declared Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal are the top 3 states in India which has the highest number of women entrepreneurs.

 

  • 2018 is to be observed as the International Year of Millets to raise awareness about millets among all.

 

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has promulgated an ordinance under Article 123 of Constitution to amend Indian Forest Act 1927, and encourage bamboo plantation. India is the 2nd largest producer of bamboo after China.

 

  • 26th November 2017 got observed as the Constitution Day. Since 2015 it is being observed in India. On this day in 1949, the constitution got adopted and the execution was done on 26th January in the year 1950.

 

  • Indian President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 2-day Conference on the National Law Day organised by the Niti Ayog and Law Committee in New Delhi.

 

  • A Bacterial immune system has been turned into the world’s smallest data recorder by the researchers of Columbia University that could be used for the diagnosis of diseases and monitoring of environment. 

 


26th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • ‘Smart Health Care Programme’ was launched in Uttar Pradesh by Samsung in partnership with Uttar Pradesh State Government and under this programme 20 new Smart Health- Care centers will be set to provide quality healthcare at affordable rate.

 

  • For the first time in 54 years, a volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, named Mount Agung has started erupting and thus many people have already evacuated their homes and shifted to a safe shelter.

 

  • Aiming to empower rural women,the ‘Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra’ scheme has been approved by the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs.

 

  • Mumbai Police along with Axis Bank has launched a campaign named #MuhPeTala to create awareness among the masses about the fraudulent calls asking for pin code, CVV, OTP of the customers and keep their money safe.

 

  • A 4-member Development Committee headed by Mann Ghising (President of Gorkha National Liberation Front) has been formed by the Government of West Bengal to look after the work or projects in the Hilly region.

 

  • In the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, actor Rajkumar Rao was declared as the best actor for his performance in ‘Newton’.

 

  • 25th November has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

 


25th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • Shubhangi Swaroop, one of the 328 cadets who passed out from the Indian Naval Academy’s first batch of female officers became the first woman pilot in the Indian Navy.

 

  • The Sangai Festival which is named after Manipur’s state animal Sangai deer, has been inaugurated by president Ram Nath Kovind on 23rd November 2017 and it will be continued for 10 days.

 

  • For the first time the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile – BRAHMOS which is capable of being launched from land, sea and air got flight-tested successfully from Indian Sukhoi- 30MKI for the first time.

 

  • As per the study conducted by United Nations Women and UNDP, Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region throughout the world for women.

 

  • UMANG- a state and central government services app, developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology along with the National e-Governance Division, has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Global Conference for Cyberspace in New Delhi.

 

  • Safe-city plans have been started formulating with the initiative of the Central Government, under the chairmanship of Rajiv Gauba for the safety of women in 8 metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Hyderabad.

 


24th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • The 13th Asia- Europe Foreign Ministers’ meeting began on 20th November 2017 in NayPyi Taw(the capital of Myanmar) to boost the cooperation between the 51 countries which joined it.

 

  • According to the ‘Government at a glance’ 2017 report, India under the Rule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked as the 3rd most trusted Government of the world, after Switzerland and Indonesia.

 

  • In order to protect and promote the rich cultural heritage of Odisha’s Kora put district, the annual cultural festival ‘Parab 2017’ started like each year on 21st November 2017 and it will continue for 5 days.

 

  • India has become the 2nd largest fish producing country on the world after the launching of the ‘Blue Revolution’ scheme.

 

  • Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI) launched ‘Manyata’ movement in partnership with MSD for Mothers, Mac Arthur Foundation and Jhpeigo to stress on the need of care for mothers before andafter childbirth.

 

  • Emmerson Mnangagua- the former Vice-president of Zimbabwe will soon take the position of the President as Mr. Mugabe has resigned from the post.

 


23th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • Indian Tennis player Yuki Bhambri bagged the ATP Challenger 2017 title defeating Ramanathan in the finals.

 

  • As per the report of WHO, India is going to be the 2nd largest country with childhood obesity by 2025, so Maharastra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has started an initiative by providing BMI dialler in the schools of Pune to fight against it.

 

  • Bengali literary figure Nabaneeta Dev Sen got the ‘Big Little Book Award 2017’ in the ‘Author in Bengali Language category’ for her contribution to the children’s literature.

 

  • 3 remote sensing satellites Jilin-104, Jilin-105 and Jilin-106 have been launched by China to improve observation capacity for the remote sensing industry.

 

  • Indian Table Tennis pair A.Sharath Kamal and G.Sathiyan won bronze medal at the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Swedish Open defeating Quadri Aruna (Nigeria) and Diogo Carvalho (Portugal) pair.

 

  • Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) presented the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ to journalist Manik Banerjee for his contribution in the field of mountaineering.

 


22th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • As per the report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Qatar is declared as the richest country of the world based on the per capita income of its people.

 

  • ‘The Story of a Brief Marriage’ clinched DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017 to Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam.

 

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – the first in a series of 4 advanced polar-orbiting satellites has been launched successfully by NASA.

 

  • 21st November is celebrated as World Television Day since December 1996 when the first World Television Forum was held and the United Nation proclaimed it so.

 

  • India’s first Electric Vehicle (EU) charging station has been opened at a petrol pump in Nagpur by Indian Oil Corporation in collaboration with OLA.

 

  • The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) got inaugurated in Goa and it will screen 195 films from 82 countries.

 

  • The former Tennis Player from Czech Republic who 17 Grand Slam titles, died at the age of 49 years.

 


21th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • Manish Sisodia- the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi has declared to form ‘Mahila Suraksha Dals’ in order to curb the crimes against women in the capital city of India.

 

  • 21st November 2017 got celebrated as the World’s Fisheries Day like each year since 1997 after the establishment of the World Fisheries Forum.

 

  • In the 62nd National Wrestling Championship, Indore, Geeta Phogat and Sakshi Malik have won gold medals in the 59kgs & 62kgs women’s category respectively, Sushil Kumar has won the gold medal in Men’s 74kgs freestyle competition.

 

  • From 19th November 2017, the ‘Qaumi Ekta Week’ is being observed throughout India to celebrate the spirit of communal harmony and national integration.

 

  • The Under-19 Youth Asia Cup 2017 Cricket championship trophy was lifted by Afghanistan defeating Pakistan in the finals.

 

  • Trisha Krishnan became the first ever actor from South Indian film fraternity to bestowed upon the honorary status of UNICEF celebrity advocate for child rights.

 

  • The Delhi Half Marathon 2017 was won by Ethiopiana Birhanu Legese and Amazon Ayana. India’s Nitendra Rawat finished at 10th position.

 


20th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • ‘Karnataka Extension of Consequential Seniority to Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation Bill 2017’ has been passed by Karnataka Government to check the promotional issues.

 

  • India, China and U.S have agreed to enhance co-operation to improve cyberspace security.

 

  • The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2017 will be given to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his excellent leadership during 2004 to 2014.

 

  • On 19th November 2017, Indira Gandhi’s 100th birth anniversary was celebrated throughout the country.

 

  • The Punjab cabinet has approved an act to confiscate the properties of convicted drug dealers and forfeit it. The move will help the state to track the properties acquired through illicit trafficking of drugs.

 

  • 19th November 2017 got celebrated as the World Toilet Day like each year since 2013.

 


19th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • Haryana girl Manushi Chillar (20 years) from India brings home the Miss World Crown after 17 years. She is the 6th Indian to be crowned so far.

 

  • The anti-black magic bill ‘Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill 2017 ‘ got passed by Karnataka Legislative Assembly to abolish the inhuman and superstitious practice in the name of black magic.

 

  • The Global Conference on Cyber Space will be hosted by India for the first time on the 23rd and 24th of November 2017 at New Delhi.

 

  • Ministry of State Power and New and Renewable Energy, launched the Prime Minister Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya web portal’ www.saubhagya.gov.in to monitor household electrification progress.

 

  • Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam on behalf of Maharashtra Government announced a ban on the use of plastic bottles in government offices, functions and educational institutes that will be effective from 18th March 2018.

 

  • Indian shooter Shagun Chowdhury clinched the title of National Champion, winning the women’s trap event at the 61st National Shooting Championship in New Delhi.

18th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • Syria signing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change has become the 169th of 196 countries that are the members of the United Nation Climate Convention to deal with the greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance.

 

  • The world’s first all electric ship has been launched by China that can travel 80 km with 2000 tons of Cargo.

 

  • The Saudi Arabian Kingdom has recognised the practice of Yoga as an approved sport.

 

  • On National Press Day, the eminent Journalists Shri Sam Rajappa and Shri Sarat Mishra were jointly awarded ‘Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award’ by the Press Council of India for their contributions in the field of Journalism.

 

  • 17th November 2017 was celebrated as the International Students’ Day throughout the world.

 

  • India’s first offshore desalination plant with a capacity of 10 million liters of water per day is to be built near Chennai coast to get potable water at low cost and in an environment friendly way.

 

  • Aditi Ashok is the first woman Golfer to get qualified for the prestigious CME Group Tour Championship on the LPGA.

 


17th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • The Union Ministry of Development of Northeast has taken initiative so that the poor people from remote areas could get medical care on urgent basis so India’s first ever Air Dispensary is about to get launched in the Northeastern areas.

 

  • The Indian railways will launch ‘Project Saksham’ for upskilling the Government employees. It wil continue from January 2018 to September 2018.

 

  • The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first ever drug in United States with a digital ingestion tracking system to ensure that the mental patients take the medicine prescribed to them.

 

  • The first edition of Hot Balloon festival was hosted at Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh to promote tourism from 14th to 16th November 2017. It was organised by Sky Waltz.

 

  • Ganga Kumari has become the first transgender to be assimilated into Rajasthan Police Force as a constable.

 

  • The Knoxville Challenger Men’s doubles title has been won by Indian Tennis player Leander Paes and Purav Raja defeating American-Australian duo James Cerretani and John Patrick Smith in the finals.

 


16th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • According to the Global Climate Risk Index, India is the 6th country in the world after Haiti, Zimbabwe, Fiji, Srilanka and Vietnam to face extreme weather conditions.

 

  • India’s first Military Literature Festival (MLF) will be held in Chandigarh from the 7th of December to 9th of December 2017.

 

  • The National Power Portal http://npp.gov.in was launched by Central Power minister R.K. Singh on 15th of November 2017.

 

  • Indian Billiards player Pankaj Advani won the IBSF World Billiards Championship 2017 in Doha beating England’s Mike Russell in the finals. It is the 17th World title for him and the highest number of world title won by any Indian in any sports category ever.

 

  • The 37th Indian International Trade Fair (IITF) started at Pragati maidan in New Delhi. In this event Vietnam is the partner country and Kyrgyzstan is the focus country.

 

  • 14th November was observed as the World Diabetes Day to spread awareness among the masses regarding the ailment.

 

  • At the ATP World Tour Finals at the OL Arena in London, Tennis champion Rafael Nadal was presented the ATP World no.1 award.

 

  • West Bengal gets Geographical Indication (GI) Registry status for Rosogolla, winning the legal battle against Odisha.

 


15th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • A Butterfly Conservatory Park will be constructed in Gurugram to conserve the species of Butterflies. Central Forest Minister Rao Narbir Singh laid the foundation stone for it.

 

  • Child Rights Week will be observed from 16th to 20th November 2017 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development of India.

 

  • First Indian woman gymnast Dipa Karmakar who qualified for the Olympics and finished at 4th position, has been bestowed a D.Litt degree from the National Institute of Technology, Agartala.

 

  • India’s first Cartoon Network branded amusement park- AMAAZIA is being made in Surat by the Turver International India and the Rajgreen Group.

 

  • 28year old Bharat Khandare is about to become the first Indian-born Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter in the UFC.

 

  • 14th November 2017 was celebrated all over India as Children’s day. Since 1964 this day is getting celebrated as the Children’s day to mark the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru who was very fond of children but prior to it, 20th November used to be celebrated in India as Children’s day along with United Nations.

 

  • The first Prime Minister of Nepal- Kriti Nidhi Bista passed away at the age of 90 years.

 


14th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • In order to relieve CBSE from the burden of conducting entrance tests, the Union Cabinet approved the creation of a National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct entrance examinations like NEET and AICTE and many more.

 

  • Former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay has been voted by the member states of UNESCO as the director-general of the organisation.

 

  • The World Pneumonia day was observed all over the world on 12th November 2017 to create awareness about Pneumonia.

 

  • Debjani Ghosh has been selected for the designation of President in National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom). She will be the first woman President of Nasscom.

 

  • National level Cycling champion and the recipient of the Shiv Chhatrapati award- Ashok Khale who was also called as the king of ghats, passed away.

 

  • According to the report issued by the Central Pollution Control Board, among the 42 cities that they have monitored it has been found that the air quality of Varanasi is most polluted. This city is followed by Gurugram and Delhi.

 

  • According to Global Climate Risk Index, India is the 5th country in the world after Haiti, Zimbabwe, Fiji, Srilanka and Vietnam to face extreme weather events.

 


13th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • K.Chandrasekhar Rao – the chief minister of Telangana declared Urdu as the second language of the state.

 

  • The 34th Annual 2-days Conference of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) will be hosted in Mumbai on 16th and 17th of November 2017.

 

  • According to the researchers of the Maryland University U.S, india is on the top in the world for emitting air-pollutant Sulfur dioxide.

 

  • MS Dhoni Cricket Academy (MSDCA) has been inaugurated in Dubai. It is the first global cricket academy which has been made in collaboration of Dubai-based Pacific Sports Club and Aarka Sports Club.

 

  • All categories of Hepatitis-C patients will be treated in Haryana for free through oral medicine. It is the first state in India to do that.

 

  • The prestigious Sumitra Charat Ram Award for lifetime achievement 2017 will be bestowed upon veteran classical singer late Girija Devi.

 

  • Two new divisions- CTCR and CIS has been formed by the Union Home Ministry to cope up with the global terrorist activities and cybercrime respectively.

 


12th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted the 5th experimental flight test of Missile ‘Nirbhay’ at Chandipur’ near the coast of Odisha.

 

  • In the Commonwealth shooting championship 2017, India bagged total 20 medals which include 6 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals.

 

  • Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia has been appointed as the new Finance Secretary of India, replacing Ashok Lavasa.

 

  • In the final of  Women’s Senior National Badminton Championships in Nagpur, Saina Nehwal defeated P.V Sindhu to become the national champion for the 3rd time.

 

  • Meneka Gandhi launched a comprehensive online portal – ‘SHe-box’ (sexual harassment electronic box ) for registering complaint related to sexual harassment in Government and non-government sectors.

 

  • Mary Kom added another feather to her success by winning the Gold medal in the Asian Boxing Championships in the Flyweight category, defeating Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in the final.

 


11th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • Three Indian cities- Jaipur, Varanasi  and Chennai has been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities by Director-General, Irina Bokova.

 

  • The Organic World Congress 2017 got organised at India Expo Center in Noida. It takes place once in 3 years. The last edition took place in 2014 at Istanbul in Turkey.

 

  • On 9th November 2017, a fully air-conditioned passenger train ‘Bandhan Express’ was inaugurated to ply between Kolkata (India) to Khulna (Bangladesh). After ‘Maitri Express’ this is the second train to run between India and Bangladesh.

 

  • The general and provincial polls in Nepal this year will be officially monitored by the European Union Election Observation Mission.

 

  • A recent survey has revealed that the top three cities mostly visited by the international travellers are – Hong Kong, Bangkok and London.

 

  • After the declaration of the Environment Pollution Authority about the ‘Severe Plus’ level pollution or emergency condition in Delhi, the Government has announced to reintroduce the odd-even scheme in the capital from 13th November to 17th November 2017.

 


10th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted the 5th experimental flight test of Missile ‘Nirbhay’ at Chandipur’ near the coast of Odisha.

 

  • In the Commonwealth shooting championship 2017, India bagged total 20 medals which include 6 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals.

 

  • Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia has been appointed as the new Finance Secretary of India, replacing Ashok Lavasa.

 

  • In the final of  Women’s Senior National Badminton Championships in Nagpur, Saina Nehwal defeated P.V Sindhu to become the national champion for the 3rd time.

 

  • Meneka Gandhi launched a comprehensive online portal – ‘SHe-box’ (sexual harassment electronic box ) for registering complaint related to sexual harassment in Government and non-government sectors.

 

  • Mary Kom added another feather to her success by winning the Gold medal in the Asian Boxing Championships in the Flyweight category, defeating Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in the final.

 


9th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • Indian Railways have launched the main arch of the world’s highest bridge on the river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district to provide direct connectivity to Kashmir valley.

 

  • In order to achieve an easy accessibility to of the information the Minister of Power and Coal Piyush Goyal launched an app named ‘Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitran App’ on behalf of Coal India Limited.

 

  • Rajyavardhan Rathore- the Minister of State Youth Affairs went to Egypt recently to attend the 5-days World Youth Forum at Sharam El Sheikh in Egypt.

 

  • An AI character seven year old virtual chatty boy named ‘Shibuya Mirai’ has been made an official resident of Tokyo district in Japan. ‘Mirai’ in Japanese means ‘future’.

 

  • Under the Postal Department’s initiative to issue stamps on 24 different Indian dishes, 3 stamps have been issued with photos of Hyderabadi dishes- Biryani, Baghare Baingan and Seviyan.

 

  • A bridge at Jomsom area in Nepal has been built over the Kaligandaki river with the financial aid from India under the India-Nepal Economic Cooperation programme.

 

  • The 7th edition of Indo-Bangladesh joint military training exercise called ‘Sampriti 2017’ has started in Meghalaya and it will continue from 6th November to 18th November 2017.

 


8th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


 

  • Golfer Shiv Kapur of India clinched the Panasonic Open Trophy. This is his first Asian Tour title.

 

  • China passed an amendment stating that disrespecting the national anthem is a criminal offence which may result in imprisonment upto 3 years.

 

  • Indian Government is planning to build around 100 airports in the next 15 years. At present India is the fastest growing aviation market in terms of domestic passenger growth.

 

  • The New Delhi- Kathgodam Shatabdi Express is launched by Indian Railways as the first ‘Swarn’ train (gold standard) on the 6th of November 2017. It aims to renovate India’s premium trains.

 

  • Indian women Golfer Aditi Ashok bagged Fatima Bin Mubarak Ladies Open Trophy in Abu Dhabi.

 

  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) will start at Bonn in Germany where 190 countries and territories will take part.

 

  • A global investigation conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists revealed the activities of some powerful people and companies in ‘The Paradise Papers’. It is the largest black money data leak ever.

 

  • Ever since the declaration in 2001, 6th November is observed globally as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict.

7th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


 

  • The Srirangam temple of Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu was awarded with the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017 for conserving cultural heritage and using traditional methods to renovate temple rainwater harvesting and excellent drainage system.

 

  • The ‘Nobel Prize Series Event’ will be held from February 1st to 28th in 2018. This event has earlier been organised in Gujarat.

 

  • The biggest cattle fair of Asia is being held in Solapur, Bihar alike each year. It is originated in the Mughal era and called as ‘Kshetra Mela’.

 

  • Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Mr. Satpal Maharaja inaugurated the 1st Heli Expo India and International Civil Helicopter Conclave 2017 to enhance connectivity.

 

  • Women’s Hockey Team of India washed away China in the final of the Asia Cup 2017 and bagged gold medal after 13 long years.

 

  • Krishna Sobti- the eminent literary figure of Hindi will be awarded with the ‘Jnanpith Award’ this year.

 

  • China has launched two BeiDou-3 satellites into space through a single carrier rocket.

6th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


 

  • Nasir Kamal- an IPS officer is appointed by the Home Ministry as the Additional Director General (ADG) of Border Security Force for the tenure of 4 years.

 

  • Asia’s largest magic island maker ship of China, named Tian Kun Hao has been unveiled in front of the world recently.

 

  • The 2nd World Tsunami Awareness Day got observed on the 5th of November 2017 to aware the mass about the the dangers related to Tsunami.

 

  • Olympic medalist boxer Mary Kom has become the ambassador of the AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships 2017. This championship event is about to be started from the 19th of November and continue till the 26th of November 2017.

 

  • A software application named Integrated Quartermaster Package (IQMP) got released recently for the benefit of Indian Army in achieving automation.

 

  • The world’s highest motorable road (At 19300 ft) in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir has been constructed by the Border Road Organisation ( Project Himank) under the Union Ministry of Defence.

 

  • Sensing a threat to life, Saad Al Hariri- the Prime Minister of Lebanon resigned from his post abruptly within a year of coming into power.

 


5th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • 1996 batch IFS Officer- Rajesh is appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Malta.

 

  • Based on the Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) released by Child Rights Organisation ‘Plan India’, Goa is ranked at the top and Bihar at the last.

 

  • The Royal Opera House of Mumbai was awarded the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award 2017 for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

 

  • The 21st World Congress Mental Health is being organised in India for the first time. It  is inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind.

 

  • ‘Tapanuli Orangutan’ living in Sumatra island of Indonesia has been declared as the most endangered great ape in the world as only 800 of them is left.

 

  • At the Commonwealth Shooting Championship in Australia , Gagan Narang from India won a silver medal in the Men’s 50m Rifle shooting. Anu Raj Singh also won Bronze in Women’s 50m Pistol Shooting.

 

  • The joint study conducted by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India and Ernest and Young revealed that India has the largest number of malnourished children in the world.

 


4th November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • On the sea of Mumbai coast, a 210mt tall statue of Indian warrior King Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is being built. Once built, it will be the world’s tallest statue, surpassing 208mt Spring Temple Buddha statue in China.

 

  • The Haryana State Government has announced that the ‘Hindi Satyagrahis’ from the state who were jailed during Emergency will be given lifetime monthly pension of 10000 Rs.

 

  • Uttar Pradesh Government decided to build up the first reserve for Black Buck or Indian Antelope in Meja Forest Division of Allahabad.

 

  • The second joint military exercise between India and Kazakhstan armies named ‘Prabal Dostyk-2017’ has started in Himachal Pradesh.

 

  • Narendra Modi inaugurated the International Mega Food Event- World Food India 2017 organised by the Food Processing Industries Ministry in Delhi, to transform food economy.

 

  • The 9th Global Film Festival on Environment and Wildlife- ‘CMS Vatavaran’ has started from 2nd November 2017 in Delhi. The theme of this year is ‘Conservation for water.’

 

  • 1983 batch IPS officer- Neelmani N.Raju, native of Uttar Pradesh has become the first woman Director General (DG) and Inspector General (IG) of Karnataka Police.

 


3rd November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • Diya Chitale- the only Table Tennis Player from India to be selected from Asia in ITTF World Cadet Challenge 2017, won Silver Medal in Girls’ Doubles category.

 

  • In order to make quality medicines available at affordable price, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale launched the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushalya.

 

  • Kerala Government’s highest literary honour ‘Ezhuthachan Puraskaram’ has been bestowed upon eminent Malayalam poet cum literary critic K. Satchidanandan.

 

  • Indian businessperson Mukesh Ambani topped on the list consisting Asia’s rich persons. He has left behind China’s Hui Ka Yan to become the richest person in Asia. Worldwide his position comes on 14th.

 

  • India comes on the top of the 7 countries’ list of ‘Global TB Report 2017’ released by World Health Organisation (WHO).

 

  • In the Commonwealth Shooting Championship 2017 held in Brisbane, Australia, Indian shooter Heena Sidhu has beaten Australia’s Elena Galiebovitch and clinched the Gold Medal in Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event.

 

  • Ajay Bisaria has been appointed as the next Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan.

 


2nd November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defence Force did a 3-days anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Indian Ocean region from 29th October to 31st October 2017.

 

  • To mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, 31st October is celebrated in India each year as the National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas.

 

  • Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team won the Bronze Medal match in the 7th Sultan of Johor Cup 2017, beating Malaysia by 4-0.

 

  • On 1st November five states of India, namely Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Chattisgarh and Karnataka celebrated their Foundation Day.

 

  • Indian shooter Deepak Kumar came 3rd and won Bronze in Men’s 10m Air Rifle Event in Commonwealth Shooting Championship held in Brisbane, Australia.

 

  • Louise Wallis- the chairman of the Vegan Society has decided to celebrate 1st November each year as the World Vegan Day to promote Veganism in dietary practice as well as in philosophical practice.

 

  • For the fifth time consecutively, Michael Jackson- the deceased singer, songwriter and dancer of American origin is named as the top earning dead celebrity.

 


1st November 2017 – Current Affairs Notes


  • ‘Assam Darpan’ – a web portal has been launched by the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal to provide the people with the details of Government schemes and projects.

 

  • The United Nations (UN) Global Wildlife Conference on Migratory Species (CMS COP) that is held once in 3 years will be hosted by Indian in 2020, as per the announcement made by UN for Public Programme.

 

  • After permitting the women to drive, the Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman has allowed women to attend matches at sports stadium 2018 onwards.

 

  • Versatile actor Anupam Kher and veteran actress Saira Banu received Parmod Mahajan Smriti Award in Pune recently.

 

  • China has started plying the World’s first hybrid electric tram run by Hydrogen fuel cells and the big thing is that it emits no pollutants.

 

  • N.J Gangle- an IFS officer was appointed as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Zambia.
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