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National Current Affairs | Access the Latest Happenings across India
1. To improve the Research & Related Infrastructure of 6 Famous Educational Institutes of India, the HEFA has approved the projects worth INR 2,066.73 Crore. This fund will help these institutes to stand globally. List of Institutes are –
2. The TRAI has backed the basic principles of an open and free internet in its recommendations on net neutrality.
The TRAI in its recommendations have said that Internet Service Providers cannot discriminate on how people access web content.
3. The Union Ministry of Power has launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana -SAUBHAGYA in Manipur.
The total of approximately 1.75 lakh households of Manipur are proposed to be included under the scheme.
The aim is to provide the required financial assistance for strengthening and improvement of infrastructure in the power sector in Manipur.
4. The first edition of International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) was held in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Its objective was to provide the common platform for energy efficiency community to discuss energy efficiency policies, emerging technologies, market transformations.
5. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar laid the foundation stone of a Healthcare Centre for Children in Mumbai.
The Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Centre for Child Health Care and Training in Paediatric Heart Care Skill would be operational in a year’s time in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.
International Current Affairs | Know What’s happening around the World
1. PM Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump jointly inaugurated 8th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2017) in Hyderabad, Telangana.
The theme for 2017 GES was Women First, Prosperity for All.
The aim was to empower Indian entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas, build partnerships, secure funding, and create innovative products and services that will transform societies for better future.
2. The High-Level Inter-Governmental Mid-Point review meeting of Asia and Pacific Decade for Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022 was held in Beijing, China.
Its main objective was to review progress made by member states with regard to Incheon Strategy to make right real for persons with disabilities in Asia and Pacific.
3. Russia has agreed to assist India to set up National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) in the country to handle disaster and other emergency situations.
4. The Government of India will assist Mauritius to develop and set up Digital Locker Services.
The Government will offer technical support and advisory services to Mauritius.
Merger and Acquisition | Stay Updated with Insights of Major Companies & Organizations
1. Karnataka Bank Ltd. has partnered with the Boston Consulting Group (India) Pvt. Ltd. for its transformation initiatives.
The transformation project ‘KBL Vikaas’ was launched in Mangaluru.
The project is aimed at total transformation of the bank by re-positioning it as a ‘relevant and significant bank’
2. The Election Commission and Facebook announced a partnership under which the social media giant will remind the youth who recently turned 18 to register to vote by sending them reminders on their Facebook profiles.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) | Get the Best Information Out of Top Agreements
1. A tripartite MoU was signed between Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skill Council (THSC) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) with Airbnb.
The MoU was signed to promote entrepreneurship under Government’s Skill India Programme.
2. India and Italy have signed MoU for enhanced cooperation in the health sector.
The objective of MoU is to establish cooperation between two countries in the field of health by pooling scientific, technical, financial and human resources.
3. India and the United Kingdom will soon sign MoU in the urban transport sector for cooperation in policy planning, technology transfer and institutional organization.
4. India and Russia have signed comprehensive anti-terror pact agreement for enhancing bilateral cooperation in tackling all forms of terrorism and countering the threat posed by narcotics.
5. India and Greece have signed Air Services Agreement (ASA) and MoU on Cooperation (MoC) in the field of New and Renewable Energy.
Banking Awareness & Economics Current Affairs | Understand the Top Trends in India
1. Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it increases annual funding to India up to $4 billion from existing $2.7 billion from next year to accelerate inclusive economic transformation.
2. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley formally launched the Paytm Payments Bank in New Delhi.
The Payments Bank will have zero charges on all online transactions and no minimum balance requirement.
3. Amazon has made it mandatory for users to link Aadhaar details to their accounts in order to track lost packages.
Amazon representatives have reportedly told users that not uploading their Aadhaar might result in a delay in the resolution of the problem.
4. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked all the co-operative societies not to use the word Bank in their names as it violates Section 7 of the Banking Regulation Act.
5. India’s GDP rises to 6.3% in the July-September period compared with the three years low of 5.7% growth in the April-June quarter and 7.5% in the year earlier.
Science & Technology Current Events | Stay Advanced with Latest Inventions
1. North Korea successfully launched Hwasong-15, a new type of nuclear-capable Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).
The ICBM was launched from Pyongyang and had reached the height of 4,475 km and traveled 950 km before it actually hitting a sea target.
2. The 2017 International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) was held in Bangladesh from 26th to 28th November 2017.
In addition to the conduct of the exercise, an Extraordinary Conclave of Chiefs (ECoC) meeting of IONS was also held on 28thNovember 2017,
The ECoC deliberated upon activities being undertaken by IONS in-addition to reviewing the progress made by three IONS Working Group (IWG).
2. Scientists from New Zealand have developed World’s first Artificial Intelligence Politician named SAM.
The virtual politician SAM can answer person’s queries regarding local issues such as policies around housing, education and immigration.
3. ISRO is set to launch first solar mission Aditya-L1 in 2019.
The mission aims to put 1,500-kg heavy class Aditya-L1 satellite into the halo orbit around Lagrangian point L1, a point between Sun and Earth.
Sports Current Affairs | Read all the Major Achievements in Popular Tournaments
|S. No.||Tournaments/Sports Names||Winners||Pictures|
|1.||AIBA World Women’s Youth Boxing Championship 2017||India|
|2.||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2017 Winner||Valtteri Bottas|
|3.||Host city of 7th International Military Games||Wuhan, China|
|4.||IBSF World Snooker Championship (Doha) Winner||Pankaj Advani|
|5.||Davis Cup 2017 Winner||France|
|6.||Cricketer to score most number of International Centuries in a year||Virat Kohli|
|7.||Asian Kabaddi Championship 2017||Indian Men’s Team|
|8.||Winner of 4th F1 World Championship 2017||Lewis Hamilton|
|9.||Spanish Open 2017 Gold Medalist||G Sathiyan|
|10.||Player who announced retirement from Formula One Grand Prix||Felipe Massa (Ferrari)|
|11.||World Weightlifting Championships Gold Medalist||Mirabai Chanu|
Awards and Honours | Fetch the List of Top Awardees in Distinct Fields
|S. No.||Awards Names||Awardees Names||Pictures|
|1.||3rd ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award||Professor Hiroshi Marui|
|2.||Miss Universe 2017||Demi Leigh Nel Peters (South Africa)|
|3.||Most Visited Place of the World||Golden Temple (Amritsar)|
|4.||India International Trade Fair 2017 Bronze Medal||Health Ministry|
|5.||Best Actor Award at Turkish Film Festival||Ishaan Khatter|
|6.||India International Trade Fair 2017 Gold Medal||Ministry of Water Resources|
|7.||Three IIMs among World top 50 Management Schools- QS World University Ranking 2017||IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and Indian School of Business Calcutta|
|8.||Indian Sports Honour 2017Sportsman of the year (Individual Sport)||Kidambi Srikanth|
|Sportsman of the year (Team Sport)||Ravichandran Ashwin|
|Sportswoman of the year (Individual sport)||PV Sindhu|
|Sportswoman of the year (Team sport)||Mithali Raj|
|Team of the year (Men/Women)||Indian Women’s Cricket Team|
|Coach of the year||Bisweshwar Nandi|
|Emerging Sportswoman of the year||Aditi Ashok|
|Emerging Sportsman of the year||Neeraj Chopra|
|Differently-abled Sportsman of the year||Devendra Jhajaria|
|Differently-abled Sportswoman of the year||Deepa Malik|
|9.||International Film Festival of India 2017- Golden Peacock Award||120 Beats Per Minute|
Appointments Latest GK Updates | Upgrade Your Knowledge Cart with the List of Top Influencers
|S. No.||Position & Organization||Name||Pictures|
|1.||Chairman of National Anti-Profiteering Authority||Badri Narain Sharma|
|2.||India’s G-20 Sherpa||Shaktikanta Das|
|3.||IDSA President||Nirmala Sitharaman|
|4.||Chairman of 15th Finance Commission||NK Singh|
|5.||First Woman Lok Sabha Secretary General||Snehlata Shrivastava|
|6.||CMD of Air India||Pradeep Singh Kharola|
|7.||Kenya New President elected for the Second Term||Uhuru Kenyatta|
|8.||President of Press Club of India||Gautam Lahiri|
|9.||UK’s first ever Female Ambassador to UN||Karen Pierce|
|10.||First Sikh woman elected as Mayor in U.S.||Preet Didbal|
Important Days & Dates | Mark them to Boost up your General Knowledge
|S. No.||Important Days||Dates|
|1.||International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People||29 November|
Recent Deaths of Famous Personalities | Know who died today?
|1.||Pandit Narayanrao Bodas – Hindustani classical music exponent- Gwalior Gharana|
|2.||E.T. Selvam – Veteran Ophthalmologist|
|3.||E Chandrasekharan Nair – Former Kerala Minister|
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.||HEFA||Higher Education Funding Agency|
|2.||TRAI||Telecom Regulatory Authority of India|
|3.||ICMR||Indian Council of Medical Research|
|4.||NITI||National Institution for Transforming India|
|5.||INSPIRE||International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency|
|6.||NCMC||National Crisis Management Centre|
|7.||THSC||Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skill Council|
|8.||NSDC||National Skill Development Corporation|
|9.||ASA||Air Services Agreement|
|10.||ADB||Asian Development Bank|
|11.||RBI||Reserve Bank of India|
|12.||IMMSAREX||International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise|
|13.||ISRO||India Indian Space Research Organisation|
|14.||IBSF||International Billiards and Snooker Federation|
|15.||ICCR||Indian Council for Cultural Relations|
|16.||IDSA||Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis|
|17.||CMD||Chairman and Managing Director|
|18.||ICBM||Intercontinental Ballistic Missile|
|19.||IONS||Indian Ocean Naval Symposium|
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