November 2017 – Current Affairs

November 2017 – Current Affairs

 November 2017 —Current Affairs

Day Wise

 

November 30th

  • Mirabai Chanu wins gold medal at IWFWWC
  • Archers Abhishek Verma and Jyoti Surekha Vennam bags Gold and Bronze medal in Asia Archery Championship
  • India and Iatly sign MoU for enhanced cooperation in health sector
  • Pankaj Advani secures IBSF World Snooker Championship title
  • Assam girl wins Best Boxer title in World Youth Women’s Boxing Championship
  • E Chandrasekharan Nair passes away
  • SAUBHAGYA Scheme Launched in Manipur
  • Hwasong-15: North Korea tests most powerful ICBM
  • Skill India partners with Airbnb to Upskill hospitality Entrepreneurs
  • Malayalam actor and mimicry artist Abi passes away
  • GDP growth recovers to 6.3 pct in second quarter of FY18
  • Former India women’s cricketer, coach Sreerupa passes away

November 29th

  • French film on AIDS wins Best Film Award at IFFI 2017
  • Bitcoin Crosses $10,000 for the First Time Ever
  • India and UK to sign MoU in Urban Transport Sector
  • Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Freedom of Oxford Award
  • Snehlata Shrivastava appointed first woman Secretary General of Lok Sabha
  • Jet Airways and Air France-KLM tie up to Boost Traffic
  • Thodupuzha Vasanthi passes away
  • Pradeep appointed as Air India CMD
  • Russia to Help India to Set up National Crisis Response Centre

 

November 28th

  • NK Singh Appointed as 15th Finance Commission Chairman
  • Aegon Life Insurance Appoints Vineet Arora as MD & CEO
  • Hindustani classical music exponent Pandit Narayanrao Bodas passes away
  • Shaktikanta Das appointed as India’s G 20 Sherpa
  • Japanese professor Horoshi Marui conferred with 3rd ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award
  • India Win 10 Medals in Para Badminton World Championships
  • Serene Valtteri Bottas Wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
  • PM Narendra Modi, Ivanka Trump Inaugurate Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad
  • Karen Pierce appointed as Britain’s Ambassador to UN
  • IAS Officer B.N. Sharma appointed Chairman, National Anti-profiteering Authority
  • Nirmala Sitharaman Elected IDSA President
  • 7th World Military Games to be Held at Wuhan in China

November 27th

  • Soumya Swaminathan to take charge as Dy Director-General of WHO
  • Punjab Govt notifies Ban on Truckers’ Cartelisation
  • WHO for first time releases guidelines on child sex abuse
  • Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest level
  • Global University Employability Ranking 2017 – IISc Ranks 29th in the World
  • SAM: World’s first AI politician developed
  • Ruskin Bond conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award
  • IMMSAREX-2017 begins in Bangladesh
  • India clinched 5 gold medals at World youth women boxing championship
  • South Africa Contestant wins Miss Universe crown
  • Gopi Wins Asian Marathon Championship Gold
  • PV Sindhu wins Silver at Hong Kong Badminton Open
  • Health Ministry Wins Bronze Medal at the India International Trade Fair 2017
  • 12th meeting of Standing Committee of Inter-State Council held

 

November 26th

  • 26 November: Constitution Day
  • Iran allows women weightlifters to compete internationally
  • Gopi Thonakal becomes 1st Indian man to win Asian Marathon Championship
  • Delhi to host International Geological Congress in 2020
  • Nirmala Sitharaman elected IDSA President
  • Rajasthani singer Mangi Arya passes away
  • India to help Mauritius on digital locker
  • India and Finland join hands to boost mutual ties in IT renewable energy
  • Golden Temple awarded as the most visited place in the World

 

November 25th

  • Lionel Messi wins fourth European Golden Shoe Award
  • N Sambasiva Rao appointed as DGP of Andhra Pradesh
  • 25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  • Rajkummar Rao, Newton win big at Asia Pacific Screen Awards
  • DANX-17: Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise concludes
  • Ritu Phogat wins silver in U-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship
  • Indian Railways installs Asia’s largest Solid State Interlocking in Kharagpur
  • First Indian casino game training course centre in Goa
  • 12th meeting of Standing Committee of Inter-State Council held
  • President inaugurates International Gita Mahotsav in Haryana
  • Two-day Korea Tourism Festival 2017 opens in Gurugram
  • Indian football team remains 105th in FIFA rankings
  • Indian Navy Chief visits Bangladesh for IMMSAREX

 

November 24th

  • Five Indian films nominated for ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal
  • WB govt forms Hill Area Development Committee under Mann Ghising
  • SBI launches YONO, an Integrated app for Financial Services
  • Union Cabinet introduces Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra
  • Basel first city to jointly host Badminton and Para Badminton World Ch’ships
  • Paytm Payments Bank raises to 122 crore
  • HRD ministry launches Digital Signature campaign on Constitution Day
  • Reserve Bank of India raises Shareholding Limit of ARCs
  • Mount Agung erupts after 54 years
  • Multi State Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise 2017 begins
  • Jazz Singer and Lyricist Jon Hendricks dies
  • Bamboo not ‘Tree’ any more: President promulgates ordinance to amend Forest Act
  • Migratory birds start arriving in Chilika Lake

November 23th

  • Northeast Development Summit held in Manipur
  • Telangana makes Telugu compulsory till Inter from next academic year
  • India is one of top global cybercrime hotspots: study
  • Union Govt initiates ‘safe-city’ plan for women in 8 metropolitan cities
  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 5th global conference on cyber space
  • Hike partners with Airtel Payments Bank mobile wallet
  • Shubhangi Swaroop becomes first female pilot in Indian Navy
  • Prime Minister Modi launches Umang app
  • Government Sets up a Panel to Draft New Direct Tax Law
  • TN has highest number of women entrepreneurs: Report
  • Palestinian factions agree to hold election by 2018 end

November 22th

  • Paes-Purav lift JSM Champaign trophy
  • India becomes Second Largest Fish Producing Country in the World
  • NASA tests Supersonic Parachute for Mars 2020 mission
  • Brahmos Flight test from IAF’s Su-30MKI Fighter Aircraft
  • India and Russia join hands to provide visa free entry for flight crew members
  • India’s first mission to the Sun to be launched in 2019
  • Conference of Commanders of Eastern Air Command commence in Shillong
  • Kendall Jenner becomes world’s highest paid model in 2017
  • Rajasthan launches ‘Dishari’ to provide free study material for competitive exams
  • Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s President, former VP to take oath as new President
  • Feroz Shah Kotla gates to be renamed after Anjum Chopra
  • Modi Govt. 3rd most trusted in the world
  • China launches remote sensing satellites
  • UBS India chief Aashish Kamat quits

 

November 21th

 

  • Veteran Journalist Manik Banerjee Gets IMF Award
  • Nabaneeta Dev Sen Presented Big Little Book Award 2017
  • S African Indian-origin Appointed UNAIDS Special Ambassador
  • 21 November: World Fisheries Day
  • India’s Nominee Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to International Court of Justice
  • President Ram Nath Kovind reaches Imphal to inaugurate Manipur Sangai Festival
  • IFFI 2017 Indian Panorama inaugurated at Panaji by noted actress Sridevi
  • Beyonce Named 2017′s Highest-Paid Woman in Music according to Forbes
  • Nagaland, A&N Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu ink MoU under UDAY Scheme
  • India ranks 51 on IMD Talent Rankings
  • Sri Lankan PM arrives in Bengaluru on 4 day visit to India
  • 1st Indo-Myanmar joint military exercise
  • 21 November: World Television Day
  • Daniel dies after crashing in Macau GP
  • Sarajevo in UNESCO’s Memory of the World

 

 

 

November 20th

  • 20 November: Universal Children’s Day

  • Qatar, the Richest Country in the World Per Capita

  • Gleadovia konyakianorum: Parasitic plant found in Nagaland

  • Afghanistan wins Maiden Under-19 Asia Cup

  • Grigor Dimitrov beats David Goffin to lift ATP finals title

  • Women’s Youth World Boxing Ch’ship begins in Guwahati

  • Anand Rajeshwar Baiwar takes charge as SEBI Executive Director

  • Ex-Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passes away

  • Former Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna passes away

November 19th

  • Former PM Manmohan Singh to get Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

  • 42nd International Congress of Military Medicine begins in New Delhi

  • 19th November: World Toilet Day

  • Britain appoints the first female Black Rod in 650 years

  • Qaumi Ekta Week being observed across country

  • Toyota and Suzuki partners together to bring electric vehicles to India by 2020

  • Ethiopians Birhanu Legese, Almaz Ayana win Delhi Half Marathon

  • Indira Gandhi’s 100th Birth Anniversary

  • Wrestler Sandeep banned for failing dope test

  • Assam launches its first air ambulance for the public

  • 62nd National Wrestling championship

  • Delhi to form ‘Mahila Suraksha Dals’

  • President’s visit to 3 NE States

  • Punjab to compensate acid attack victims

November 18th

  • Shagun Chowdhary crowned National Women’s Trap Champion

  • Nicaraguas Sergio Ramirez wins Spains Cervantes Prize

  • VP receives first copy of book on law and women

  • India, France agree to deepen Security Co-operation

  • Child Care activist Gopinath R. selected for Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Youth Award 2017

  • Maharashtra CM launches initiative to curb Childhood Obesity

  • India’s first Mega Coastal Economic Zone to come up in Maharashtra

  • Iraqi forces successfully liberated town of Rawa from ISIS

  • Yes Bank ties up with Centre Denmark India for fintech collaboration

  • AVPS Chakravarthi appointed World Packaging Organisation Ambassador
    NASA launches Joint Polar Satellite System-1 into space

  • China Opens World’s Coolest Library

  • India’s Manushi Chillar crowned Miss World 2017

  • Sri Lankan author bags 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

  • Former SC Judge V Khalid passes away

  • First Namami Barak festival held in Assam

November 17th

  • INS Sarvekshak reaches Dar-Es-Salaam to conduct Joint Hydrographic Survey

  • France named as host of 2023 Rugby World Cup

  • Nagaland becomes first North East state to launch PoS for electricity bill payments

  • Legendary Hindi Poet Kunwar Narayan passes away

  • Karnataka launches project to install WiFi facilities in gram panchayats

  • 4th Global Conference on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour held in Argentina

  • Moody’s upgrades India’s Sovereign rating for first time in 14 years

  • 1st WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB

  • India Disease Burden Initiative Report

  • RBL Bank opens all women branch in Chennai

  • Maharashtra bans Plastic Bottles at Government Offices, Hotels

  • Bihar govt to set up “State Ayush Society”

 

November 16th

    • 16 November: National Press Day
    • Da Vinci’s Christ painting sold for record USD 450 Million
    • US approves first Pill with Digital Tracking Device
    • 16 November: International Day of Tolerance
    • Andhra Pradesh hosting its first ever hot-air balloon festival
    • BSE appoints S Ravi as its New Chairman
    • Mukesh Ambani topped Forbes List of Asia’s Richest Families
    • RBI Governor Urjit Patel appointed to advisory board of BIS
    • UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference 2017 held in Canada
    • Abu Dhabi award for APMDC
    • Army takes over Mugabe government in Zimbabwe
    • Vice President inauguraes ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ Tribal Festival

November 15th

    • Aditi, first Indian to qualify for LPGA Tour Championships
    • 15th Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team Conference held in India
    • Founding ceremony of International Solar Alliance held in Germany
    • China launches world’s first fully electric cargo ship
    • India, US, Japan, Australia hold first quad talks on Indo-Pacific Cooperation
    • Anand Kumar of Super 30 is Awarded Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Award for 2017
    • Saudi Arabia recognizes Yoga as Sport
    • Virtual Nation Asgardia launched its first Satellite Asgardia-1 into Space
    • Vijay Prasad Dimri appointed President of 36th Intl Geological Congress
    • Slovenia’s President wins second term in runoff election
    • India’s global rank up to 14th for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    • Indonesian beauty queen crowned Miss International 2017
    • Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and K. Raghvendra Rao win NTR Award

 

November 14th

    • 14 November: World Diabetes Day
    • Sujoy Ghosh resigns as Jury Head of 48th International Film Festival of India
    • United Nations hosts first talks on use of killer robots in Geneva
    • 10th South Asia Economic Summit begins in Nepal
    • Italy failed to qualify for FIFA World Cup 2018
    • Thirty seventh India International Trade Fair begins in New Delhi
    • Rasgulla gets GI status and it goes to Bengal
    • Dantewada hosts India 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit
    • India to be third largest economy by 2028: Report
    • UP tops in mobilising Jan Dhan Accounts
    • President gives away National Child Awards 2017

 

 

November 13th

  • Bhaskar Ganguly appointed AIFF Ombudsman by Supreme Court

  • Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit held in Vietnam
    Teddy Riner remains undefeated and claims tenth World title

  • th India-Canada annual Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi

  • Youth Affairs Minister releases India Youth Development Index and Report 2017

  • Leander Paes and Purav Raja won Knoxville Challenger men’s doubles title

  • Bharat Khandare, First Indian fighter to be signed for UFC

  • India sixth most vulnerable country facing extreme weather events: Report

 

November 12th

  • 1.3 lakh Indians book ticket to Mars

  • Transport for London gets 2017 Bad Grammar Award

  • 12 November: Public Service Broadcasting Day

  • Bangladesh Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha resigns

  • Dubai police officers set a Guinness World Record by pulling3 lakh kgplane

  • Modi leaves for Philippines to attend ASEAN Summit

  • Not to pursue Islamic banking in India

  • Former Nepal Prime Minister Kirti Nidhi Bista passes away

  • Varanasi tops list of India’s most polluted cities

  • Sainik Sankshema Sabha to be organised in all districts of AP and TS

  • Pankaj Advani clinches 17th world title

  • Dhoni inaugurates his first global cricket academy in UAE

November 11th

  • The 23rd edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival inaugurated

  • Padma Shri awardee Author Manu Sharma passes away

  • Debjani Ghosh to be first woman President of NASSCOM in 2018

  • GST on AC, non AC restaurants reduced to 5 percent

  • Haryana, first state in India to treat Hepatitis-C patients with Oral Medicine

  • Qatar appoints four women to Shura Council for the first time

  • India became the first country to partner with Facebook on disaster response

  • Gautam Gambhir named Govt Nominee in DDCA managing committee

  • UNESCO confirms France’s Audrey Azoulay as New Head

  • Pune University to give gold medal to only vegetarians and non drinkers

  • Govt to give proxy voting rights to over 25 million Non Resident Indians

  • Prannoy emerges as New National Champion

  • China all set to make first contact with aliens

  • 11 November: National Education Day

November 10th

  • Indian origin Priti Patel resigns as British Minister

  • India re-elected Member of UNESCO’s Executive Board

  • UNHCR to receive Mother Teresa Award 2017 for social justice

  • Uber joins forces with NASA to develop flying taxis

  • First ever Nordic-Baltic Youth film festival in India

  • Radha Mohan Singh inaugurates three-day Organic World Congress 2017

  • Baahubali The Conclusion film to be screened at International Film Festival Goa

  • Telangana State Assembly passes Police Protection Bill

  • ATP World Tour Awards 2017

  • National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017

  • Telangana govt declares Urdu as second official language

November 9th

      • Government doubles import duty on wheat to 20%
      • Bank of China begins operations in Pakistan
      • In a first, Kerala launched ‘She Pad’ scheme for School Girls
      • India-Bangladesh inaugurated Train service between Kolkata and Khulna
      • Morocco launches earth observation satellite
      • EU launches election observation mission for Nepal Polls
      • Hong Kong is World’s Top City for International Visits

November 8th

      • MC Mary Kom wins Gold in 48 kg category in Asian Boxing Championship

      • HDFC Bank makes RTGS, NEFT online transactions free
      • Chennai included in UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network for contribution in Music
      • The 20th International Children’s Film Festival begins in India
      • Coal India launched ‘Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App’
      • Ola inks partnership with Microsoft for enhanced passenger experience
      • Twitter officially expands its Character Count from 140 to 280
      • Union Minister Smriti Irani flags off Digital Rath in New Delhi
      • NASA: Ozone hole over Antarctica smallest in 30 years
      • India slips to 7th position in business optimism ranking
      • 8 November: International Day of Radiology
      • Saina Nehwal, Shuttler Prannoy win Senior National title
      • Prince of Wales Charles arrives India on 2-day visit

 

 

November 7th

      • Punjab government to organise village-level tournaments to curb drug menace
      • Commonwealth Shooting Championships 2017 in Australia
      • India unveil logo, mascot and song for AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship 2017
      • ISRO’s AstroSat accomplishes X-ray polarisation for the first time
      • Coal Ministry launches Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App for transparency in coal despatches through road
      • WorkoLab launches India’s first co-working space with research facility
      • Tata Steel sets up country’s largest coke dry quenching facility in Odisha plant
      • India test fires ‘Nirbhay’ missile
      • Gujarat Cadre IAS Officer Hasmukh Adhia named New Finance Secretary
      • Binoy Kumar appointed as Special Secretary in Commerce Ministry
      • Indian short film ‘School Bag’ wins award in Montreal
      • Apollo Munich Health Insurance wins ‘General Insurance Company of the Year’
      • Maya Swaminathan Sinha awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by ASSOCHAM
      • Kerala govt inks MOU with Intel, UST Global
      • Ola inks partnership with Microsoft for enhanced passenger experience
      • Paytm introduces BHIM UPI for seamless money transfer
      • HDFC Bank makes RTGS, NEFT online transactions free
      • India to contribute USD 100 mn to UN Partnership Fund
      • International Consortium of Investigative Journalists releases The Paradise Papers
      • Guinea becomes new member of International Solar Alliance
      • COP23 climate change summit held in Bonn,Germany

      Power Ministry sets up panel under P.D. Siwal to probe NTPC’s Unchahar plant accident

 

November 6th

    • ICIJ releases Paradise papers
    • Rajyavardhan Rathore in Egypt to attend World Youth Forum
    • Veteran Actor Mohan Joshi honoured with Vishnudas Bhave award
    • Poonguzhali becomes First Woman Sr DDG appointed in TERM, DoT
    • Balijatra Festival begins in Cuttack
    • Aditi Ashok wins in Abu Dhabi for her third LET Title
    • Satbir, Manorama win in Elite category at Cyclothon
    • China launches two BeiDou-3 navigation satellites
    • Indian short film wins award in Montreal
    • Guinea becomes new member of International Solar Alliance
    • India, Bangladesh begins joint military combat exercise

 

November 5th

    • Goa to hold Nobel Prize Series-India 2018
    • China unveils Asia’s largest Island-Building Vessel
    • Ferrari may quit Formula 1 from 2020
    • 5 November: World Tsunami Awareness Day
    • Signature Hyderabadi dishes get India Post stamps
    • China makes disrespecting national anthem punishable by jail
    • Mary Kom named Women’s Youth World Championships Ambassador
    • Indian golfer Shiv Kapur wins Panasonic Open India 
    • Singapore Changi airport opens new terminal with cleaning robots
    • Free treatment for road victims: Kerala
    • Indian women’s hockey team lifts hockey Asia Cup after 13 years
    • Sonepur cattle fair begins in Bihar

 

November 4th

  • India successfully tests its first fully indigenous Glide Bomb
  • Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana launched to promote philately
  • President of Armenia on a three-day visit to India
  • Air New Zealand wins Airline Excellence Award for the 5th time
  • 7th Asia Ministerial Energy roundtable held in Bangkok
  • Technical Education can not be provided through correspondence courses- SC
  • Trump will make his first official visit to Japan on November 5
  • Tamil Nadu’s Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple wins UNESCO award

 

 

November 3rd

  • Sikkim to get its first airport this month
  • PM Modi inaugurates World Food India 2017
  • Hindi Writer Krishna Sobti awarded Jnanpith award 2017
  • Indo-Kazakhstan Joint Exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK 2017″ begins
  • President inaugurates 21st World Congress of Mental Health
  • Etikoppaka toys from Andhra Pradesh get GI tag
  • Rajesh appointed High Commissioner to Malta
  • World’s third largest Book Fair opens in Sharjah
  • Walmart’s first fulfillment centre in Mumbai
  • Aadhaar-mobile number linking must by February 6: Govt
  • World’s highest motorable road ready in Ladakh
  • Mumbai received its first batch of four battery operated eco friendly BEST buses
  • Kazakhstan to change its name by 2025
  • Gagan Narang wins Silver in Commonwealth Shooting Championships
  • Nadal secures world No.1 until end of year

 

 

 

November 2nd

  • India and US Ocean Dialogue held in Goa
  • 9th ‘CMS Vatavaran’ begins in Delhi
  • President inaugurates Global Clubfoot Conference
  • Ajay Bisaria named India’s next High Commissioner to Pakistan
  • K Satchidanandan selected for Ezhuthachan Puraskaram
  • Maharashtra Govtt adds 18m to Shivaji statue, to be World’s Tallest at 210m
  • Mukesh Ambani becomes Asia’s Richest Person: Forbes
  • Max age of joining NPS increased from 60 to 65 years: Finance Ministry
  • Goa tops Gender Vulnerability Index, Bihar at bottom
  • India slips 21 slots on WEF Gender Gap Index
  • Odisha imposes 7-month ban on fishing to protect endangered Sea turtles
  • Mumbai’s Royal Opera House gets UNESCO heritage award
  • Fake news’ named word of the year 2017
  • Srikanth rises to career-best 2nd rank
  • Chanda Kochhar named most powerful woman in India by Forbes

 

November 1st

  • Tata Steel elevates T V Narendran as global CEO, MD
  • Martina Hingis announces retirement from Pro Tennis
  • Suresh Chukkapalli appointed as Consul General of Korea
  • Neelamani N Raju appointed as DG-IGP of Karnataka
  • Bharti AXA Life appoints Vikas Seth as CEO
  • Haryana announces lifetime pensions for ‘Hindi Satyagrahis’
  • Michael Jackson named top-earning dead celebrity
  • Diya wins medals in ITTF WCC
  • ERO-Net launched in Rajasthan

 

 

 

 

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