Current Affairs & General Knowledge 20 to 26 Nov 2017 – GK Eduwrap




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Important Days & Dates

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Banking & Economics Affairs

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NationalNational Current Affairs | Access the Latest Happenings across India



1.  The Union Cabinet has approved signing an agreement on Cooperation between India and Russia in the field of combating all forms of terrorism and organized crime.



2. The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of 15th Finance Commission (FC).

  It is a constitutional obligation to set up FC under Article 280 (1) of the Constitution.



3. The government will soon initiate a comprehensive ‘Safe City’ plan for women in eight cities for women in eight metropolitan cities of the country….

  It will be implemented in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.



4. CCEA has approved the expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Yojana for a pan India coverage from 2017-18 to 2019-20.

  It expansion has proposed outlay of Rs.1132.5 crore. It will cover 640 districts of the country and proposed an outlay of Rs.1132.5 crore.



5. CCEA approved Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme for a period 2017-18 to 2019-20.

  The scheme is part of Umbrella Scheme Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women.

  It aims at empowering rural women through community participation to create an environment in which they realize their full potential.



6. The Communal Harmony Campaign Week was observed from 19th -25th November 2017 by National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH).

  It aimed at fostering and reinforcing the spirit of communal harmony, national integration and pride in vibrant, composite culture and nationhood.



7. Rajasthan government has launched ‘Dishari’, an educational mobile application that provides free study materials for youths preparing for competitive examinations.



8. Indian Railways has installed Asia’s Largest Solid -State Interlocking System, a cutting-edge technology in West Bengal.






InternationalInternational Current Affairs | Know What’s happening around the World



1.  The UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP23) was held in Bonn, Germany.

 It concluded with countries putting in place a roadmap for Talanoa Dialogue, a year-long process to assess countries’ progress on climate actions.



2. The 42nd World Congress of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) was held in New Delhi.

 The theme of this edition of World Congress is Military Medicine in Transition: Looking Ahead.



3. The first India-Myanmar Bilateral Military Exercise 2017 -IMBAX 2017 was held at Joint Warfare Centre at the Umroi Joint Training Node in Meghalaya.



4. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the 5th edition of Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in New Delhi.

 The theme of the two-day conference is Cyber4All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development.



5. India is going to host 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) in 2020 in NCR New Delhi.



6. China has successfully launched remote sensing satellites designed to conduct electromagnetic probes and other experiments.

 The satellites were launched on board of Long March-2C rocket.





MMOUsemorandum of Understanding (MoU) | Get the Best Information Out of Top Agreements



1.  The Union Government has signed a guarantee agreement for IBRD/CTF loan of US $98 million and Grant Agreement for US $2 million for Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project with World Bank.



2. The government has signed four MoUs under UDAY Scheme with Nagaland and UTs of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu for operational improvements.

  With this, 27 States and 4 UTs have joined UDAY till date.




BEconomicsanking Awareness & Economics Current Affairs | Understand the Top Trends in India



1. Union Cabinet has the proposal to promulgate an ordinance under Article 123 of Constitution to make certain amendments in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.



2. SBI Bank will soon launch country’s first integrated lifestyle and banking digital service platform named YONO (acronym for ‘You Only Need One’).



3. Andhra Bank has launched a new scheme – Pattabhi Sitaramayya for self-help groups (SHGs) to encourage entrepreneurship.

 The scheme was introduced to commemorate the 138th birth anniversary of its founder Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya.



4. Union Cabinet has approved India’s Membership for the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD).



5. Axis Bank in association with Mumbai Police has launched its latest campaign #MuhPeTaala to promote safe banking.

  The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about how to keep oneself safe from falling prey to fraudulent calls asking information such as pin code, CVV, OTP etc.




ScienceScience & Technology Current Events | Stay Advanced with Latest Inventions



1.  NASA successfully tested Supersonic Landing Parachute that will be deployed in its Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020.



2. The world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was successfully test fired from Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet for the first time.



3. The Union Government launched new all-in-one mobile application -UMANG with an aim to make Government services accessible on mobile phone of the citizens.

  It offers 162 services from 33 state and central government departments and four states.



4. The Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX-2017) was conducted under the aegis of Andaman & Nicobar Command from 20th to 24th November 2017.





Sports Current Affairs | Read all the Major SportsAchievements in Popular Tournaments



S. No. Tournaments/Sports Names Winners Pictures
1. Under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship- Silver Medalist Ritu Phogat  Ritu Phogat
2. Asian Marathon Championship 2017 Winner Gopi Thonakal  Gopi Thonakal
3. Host city of Women’s Youth World Boxing Championship Guwahati  Women's Youth World Boxing Championship
4. 2017 ATP Finals Winner Grigor Dimitrov  Grigor Dimitrov
5. Hong Kong Open Superseries Silver Medalist P V Sindhu  P V Sindhu





Awards and Honours | Fetch the List of Top AwardsAwardees in Distinct Fields



S. No. Awards Names Awardees Names Pictures
1. 2017 Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award Girish Karnad Girish Karnad
2. IMD Talent Ranking 2017 India ranks 51 among 63 countries India
3. Host city of International Film Festival of India Goa International Film Festival of India
4. Asia Pacific Screen Award- Best Actor Rajkumar Rao – Newton Rajkumar Rao
5. Asia Pacific Screen Award-Best Screenplay Mayank Tewari and Amit V Masurkar- Newton Mayank Tewari and Amit V Masurkar
6. Lifetime Achievement Award at Times Literature Fest 2017 Nayantara Sahgal Nayantara Sahgal





Appointments Latest GK Updates | Upgrade AppointmentsYour Knowledge Cart with the List of Top Influencers



S. No. Position & Organization Name Pictures
1. Re-elected member to International Court of Justice Dalveer Bhandari Dalveer Bhandari
2. First-ever female pilot to be inducted into Indian Navy Shubhangi Swaroop Shubhangi Swaroop
3. IFFI acting Chairperson Rahul Rawail Rahul Rawail
4. UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV. Quarraisha Abdool Karim Quarraisha Abdool Karim
5. New President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa Emmerson Mnangagwa
6. New Indian Envoy to China Gautam Bambawale Gautam Bambawale
7. Director General of Doordarshan News Ira Joshi Ira Joshi
8. UNICEF Celebrity Advocate Trisha Krishnan (South Indian Actor) 	Trisha Krishnan





IDatesmportant Days & Dates | Mark them to Boost up your General Knowledge



S. No. Important Days Dates
1. Universal Children’s Day 20 November
2.. World Fisheries Day 21 November
3.. International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November
4. National Law Day 26 November
5. Constitution Day 26 November
6. National Milk Day 26 November





DeathRecent Deaths of Famous Personalities | Know who died today?



S. No. Names Pictures
1. Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi- Veteran Congress Leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi
2. Jana Novotna- Tennis Player, Czech Winner of Wimbledon Jana Novotna
3. Habibullah Basha- Noted Jurist of Madras Bar 	Habibullah Basha
4. Digumarthy Kamalamma- Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Digumarthy Kamalamma
5. Jon Hendricks- Jazz Singer and Lyricist Jon Hendricks



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List of Important Abbreviations asked in General Awareness | IBPS, SSC, RRB Exams


Fill up your knowledge cart with the Important Abbreviations that are asked in General Awareness & Current Affairs section of the competitive exams like – IBPS, SSC & RRB. Below, we are presenting you a list of Top Abbreviations that were used in this article. Please check it out –



S. No. Important Abbreviations Full Forms
1. CCEA Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
2. NFCH National Foundation for Communal Harmony
3. UDAY Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana
4. SBI State Bank of India
5. EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
6. NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
7. UMANG Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance
8. IFFI International Film Festival of India
9. UNFCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
10. IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
11. CVV Card Verification Value
12. OTP One Time Password




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