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Ajay Bisaria was named as India`s new High Commissioner to Pakistan. - 01 Nov 17

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India's Current Account Deficit (CAD) to be 1.5% of GDP in 2017-18 - 01 Nov 17

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CCEA approves Special Banking Arrangement for payment of outstanding subsidy to fertilizer - 01 Nov 17

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Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Global Clubfoot Conference - 01 Nov 17

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First Black buck conservation reserve of India come up in UP - 02 Nov 17


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  • The Uttar Pradesh State Cabinet has approved Black buck Conservation Reserve in trans-Yamuna belt near Allahabad.
  • It will be first of its kind conservation reserves in India exclusively dedicated to blackbuck. 
  • In this regard, state government has evoked Section 36 A (1) and (2) of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, to declare the conservation reserve.
  • The wildlife conservation reserve will come up on over 126 hectares in Meja forest division known for its rocky, undulating and arid terrain. 
  • It will also create awareness about biodiversity conservation and provide opportunities for people’s participation. 
  • It will also encourage eco-tourism and locals will get opportunities for employment.

Global Gender Gap Index 2017: India ranks 108th - 02 Nov 17

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Jerome H. Powell nominated to chair the US Federal Reserve - 02 Nov 17

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SAMPRITI-2017: India-Bangladesh joint exercise to begin shortly - 02 Nov 17

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Krishna Sobti was chosen for the Jnanpith Award for 2017 - 03 Nov 17

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Union Government mandatory for all new four-wheelers to have FASTag devices fixed on front windscreens - 03 Nov 17

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Goa to hold Nobel Prize Series-India 2018 - 03 Nov 17

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PAN not needed for cash sale of agri produce up to Rs 2 lakh per day - 03 Nov 17

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BRO builds world’s highest motorable road in Ladakh at 19,300 feet - 03 Nov 17

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World Press Freedom Index -2017: China world's biggest prison for journalists - 04 Nov 17

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Indonesia to open first contemporary art gallery - 04 Nov 17

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Rajasthan govt plans to make 50,000 sing national anthem and song - 04 Nov 17

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Shamika Ravi to be appointed as part-time member of PM economic panel - 04 Nov 17

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Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigns for his life in danger - 04 Nov 17

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China launches Asia's largest dredging ship - The 'Magic Island Maker' - 05 Nov 17

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Afghanistan Government temporarily bans WhatsApp - 05 Nov 17

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Indian women win Asia Cup -2017 defeating China - 05 Nov 17

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Union Government plans to set up more commercial courts - 05 Nov 17

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Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia Appointed Finance Secretary - 06 Nov 17

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World's Highest Bridge: Chenab Railway Bridge Will Be highest - 06 Nov 17

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China launches two BeiDou-3 navigation satellites - 06 Nov 17

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Government reconstitutes Multi-Agency Group probe into Paradise Papers revelation - 06 Nov 17

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India’s indigenous subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay set for fifth trial - 06 Nov 17

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Government launches portal for sexual harassment complaints at work - 07 Nov 17

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India become fourth largest population of millionaires in the Asia Pacific region - 07 Nov 17

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OHEPEE Project: Government inks $ 119 Million Loan Agreement with World Bank - 07 Nov 17

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India has largest number anaemic women in the World : Global Nutrition Report - 07 Nov 17

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Chennai became the third city from India to be included in Creative Cities Network of UNESCO - 07 Nov 17

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New Delhi-Kathgodam Shatabdi Express first train to be accorded the ‘Swarn’ status - 08 Nov 17

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Reliance Nippon AMC became the first mutual fund to be listed on Indian stock exchanges - 08 Nov 17

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Mitchell Starc created history by taking a second hat-trick in the same match - 08 Nov 17

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PayPal Global online payments giant launched its domestic operations in India - 08 Nov 17

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82nd Senior National Badminton Championship : H.S Prannoy (men’s) and Saina Nehwal (women’s) have won the Championship - 08 Nov 17

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“Bandhan Express” train inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi running between Kolkata and Khulna in Bangladesh - 09 Nov 17

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Haryana became the first state in India to treat Hepatitis C patients of all categories through oral medicines - 09 Nov 17

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Goods and Services Tax Council (GST Council) reduced GST rates on 50 items - 09 Nov 17

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Union Government raised the amount of loans up to a limit of Rs. 25 lakh central government employee - 09 Nov 17

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India ranked 7th in Business Optimism Ranking : IBR - 09 Nov 17

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Telangana state government declared “Urdu” language as it’s second official language - 10 Nov 17

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APEC Summit held in Da Nang city of Vietnam - 10 Nov 17

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Biaras Drass Hydropower plant became the first one to be commissioned under the Prime Minister’s Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative - 10 Nov 17

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Bilateral trade between India and Ghana to touch $5 billion - 10 Nov 17

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India re-elected as member of UNESCO’s executive board - 11 Nov 17

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Debjani Ghosh to be The First Woman to be President of NASSCOM in 2018 - 11 Nov 17

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Cabinet approves Creation of National Testing Agency (NTA) - 11 Nov 17

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  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved creation of National Testing Agency (NTA) as a Society registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860, and as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions.
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  •  The NTA would initially conduct those entrance examinations which are currently being conducted by the CBSE.
  • Other examinations will be taken up gradually after NTA is fully geared up.
  • The entrance examinations will be conducted in online mode at least twice a year, thereby giving adequate opportunity to candidates to bring out their best.
  • In order to serve the requirements of the rural students, it would locate the centres at sub-district/district level and as far as possible would undertake hands-on training to the students.
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  •  NTA will be chaired by an eminent educationist appointed by MHRD.
  •  The CEO will be the Director General to be appointed by the Government.
  • There will be a Board of Governors comprising members from user institutions.
  • The Director General will be assisted by 9 verticals headed by academicians/ experts.
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  • NTA will be given a one-time grant of Rs.25 crore from the Government of India to start its operation in the first year. Thereafter, it will be financially self-sustainable.
  • Impact:
  • Establishment of NTA will benefit about 40 lakh students appearing in various entrance examinations. It will relieve CBSE, AICTE and other agencies from responsibility of conducting these entrance examinations, and also bring in high reliability, standardized difficulty level for assessing the aptitude, intelligence and problem solving abilities of the students.
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  •  In view of the need to have a specialized body in India like the most advanced countries, the Finance Minister in the Budget speech of 2017-18 had announced setting up of a National Testing Agency (NTA) as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization to conduct all entrance examinations for higher educational institutions.

Cabinet approves appointment of Second National Judicial Pay Commission - 11 Nov 17

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Cabinet approves continuation and Restructuring of National Rural Drinking Water Programme - 11 Nov 17

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World Pneumonia Day observes on 12 November - 12 Nov 17

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The 31st Summit of ASEAN formally hosted by The Philippines - 12 Nov 17

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India, Japan, U.S., Australia hold first ‘Quad’ talks at Manila ahead of ASEAN Summit - 12 Nov 17

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World carbon emissions set to rise 2% to record high of 37 billion tonnes - 12 Nov 17

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Nepal scraps award of 1200-MW hydropower project to Chinese firm - 13 Nov 17

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India to overtake Japan to be third largest economy by 2028 - 13 Nov 17

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India becoming worlds top sulphur dioxide emitter - 13 Nov 17

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Audrey Azoulay appointed as Director-General of UNESCO - 13 Nov 17

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Pankaj Advani lifts IBSF World Billiards Championship - 13 Nov 17

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates rice field laboratory named after him in Los Banos - 14 Nov 17


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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated rice field laboratory named after him International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos in Philippine during his three-day visit to attend ASEAN-India and East Asia summits
  • India is setting up regional centre of IRRI in Varanasi to develop high-yielding rice varieties to increase farmers’ income by enhancing and supporting rice productivity, reducing cost of production, value addition, diversification and enhancement of farmers’ skills.
  • IRRI is international agricultural research and training organization known for its work in developing rice varieties that contributed to Green Revolution in 1960s. 
  • It was established in 1960 and has offices in 17 countries. 
  • It aims to reduce poverty and hunger, improve health of rice farmers and consumers, and ensure environmental sustainability of rice farming.
  • RRI is one of 15 agricultural research centres in world that form CGIAR Consortium of International Agricultural Research centres, a global partnership of organizations engaged in research on food security. 
  • It is also the largest non-profit agricultural research centres in Asia. 

Union Government to open Bharat ‘22’ ETF, eyeing for Rs 8k cr - 14 Nov 17

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The World Diabetes Day was observed on 14 November - 14 Nov 17

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India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit to be organised at Dantewada - 14 Nov 17

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Central Government launches National Power Portal - 14 Nov 17

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Tenth South Asia Economic Summit begins in Nepal - 15 Nov 17

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15th Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team Conference held in India - 15 Nov 17

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China world's worst abuser of internet freedom - 15 Nov 17

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Life expectancy improves in India, Kerala healthiest state: Lancet - 15 Nov 17

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PM Narendra Modi invites ASEAN leaders as chief guests for Republic Day 2018 - 15 Nov 17

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BharatNet Phase 2 : Govt aims 100% broadband connectivity by 2020 - 16 Nov 17

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Dangal girl Zaira Wasim awarded by President Kovind - 16 Nov 17

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Italy fail to reach World Cup for first time in 60 years - 16 Nov 17

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Assam wants to set up ASEAN consulates in Guwahati - 16 Nov 17

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Kenneth Juster Sworn In As US Ambassador To India - 16 Nov 17

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Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2017 Ballon d'Or - 17 Nov 17

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India-led solar alliance to add 1,000GW of energy by 2030 - 17 Nov 17

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Rural Poverty Index: Now, Rs 10,000 in a/c to be measure as Poor - 17 Nov 17

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Bharat Khandare becomes the first- Indian born fighter to sign with UFC - 17 Nov 17

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Union Cabinet Clears Setting Up Of GST Anti-Profiteering Authority - 17 Nov 17

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MGNREGS Issue: Payments over Rs.3000 crore pending - 18 Nov 17

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  • Under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) ,payments worth Rs.3,652. 58 crore are pending towards wages, material and administrative costs. 
  • Of this, Rs.923 cr is due towards wages for MGNREGS workers across the country.
  • In 10 States, MGNREGS accounts show a negative balance, indicating that more work was done under the rural employment guarantee scheme than what was paid for by the Centre. 
  • The negative balance was the highest for Rajasthan at Rs.240.65 cr.
  • The wage payments under MGNREGS had been frozen in 20 States, including Tamil Nadu, as of October 31, 2017. 
  • It had been pending in up to 20 States, including Jharkhand, where payment had been frozen since September 15.
  • The newly introduced National Electronic Fund Management System for the electronic transfer of funds introduced by the Centre led to delays. 
  • In 20 States, the Fund Transfer Order (FTO) had not been approved by the Centre but the matter was being addressed now.
  • Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Chhattisgarh had raised demands recently which had been cleared.

Bangladesh Chief Justice (CJ) resigns amid criticism over verdict - 18 Nov 17

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India’s Medical student Manushi Chhillar crowned Miss World 2017 - 18 Nov 17

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Oxford launches first-ever Hindi word of the year - 18 Nov 17

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DU's Dyal Singh College (Evening) renamed as 'Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya' - 18 Nov 17

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World Toilet Day celebrated on 19 November - 19 Nov 17

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2017 theme: Wastewater

Former PM Manmohan Singh to get Indira Gandhi peace prize - 19 Nov 17

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Govt's next mega mission to make 1 billion UIDs, 1 billion accounts, 1 billion mobiles - 19 Nov 17

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Virat Kohli become joint-fastest to 50 international Century - 20 Nov 17

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Centre has target 50 lakh homes to be built in villages by March 2019 - 20 Nov 17

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Girish Karnad conferred with Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award - 20 Nov 17

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Veteran Congress Leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Dies At 72 - 20 Nov 17

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Rahul Rawail Appointed IFFI Jury Chief After Sujoy Ghosh's Resignation - 20 Nov 17

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Dalveer BhandariRe-Elected to World Court ICJ - 21 Nov 17

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Nandan Nilekani, wife Rohini have joined the 'Giving Pledge' Philanthropy - 21 Nov 17

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Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies - 21 Nov 17

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First North East Development Summit held in Manipur - 21 Nov 17

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Government inks Loan Agreement with World Bank for Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project - 21 Nov 17

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India ranks 51 on IMD Talent Rankings, Climbs 3 Steps - 22 Nov 17

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India urges UN to declare 2018 as 'International Year of Millets' - 22 Nov 17

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Mnangagwa returns home, to be next president of Zimbabwe - 22 Nov 17

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Union Government launches UMANG app - 23 Nov 17

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SBI To Roll Out YONO Lifestyle Banking App - 23 Nov 17

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Central Government to reintroduce OBC Commission bill in Lok Sabha - 23 Nov 17

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Qatar ranked world’s richest in terms of per capita GDP - 24 Nov 17

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India's First Woman Navy Pilot To Train At Air Force Academy In Hyderabad - 24 Nov 17

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“Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra” approved by the CCEA - 24 Nov 17

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Latin America and the Caribbean ranked World’s most violent region for women - 24 Nov 17

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India to host 36th International Geological Congress in 2020 - 24 Nov 17

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  • India is going to host 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) in 2020 in NCR New Delhi. India had won the bid in 2012 at 34th IGC Brisbane, Australia to host the Congress in 2020. 
  • Recently, delegation of International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) had visited India to discuss preparatory aspects of 36th IGC.
  • The 36th IGC to be held in New Delhi is jointly funded by Ministry of Mines and Ministry of Earth Sciences with active support of Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and science academies of India’s neighbouring co-host countries, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • The IGC is prestigious conclave of geoscientists from around world. 
  • It is considered as an Olympic of the International Geosciences fraternity. 
  • It aims to bring together the geo-scientific community across the continents and oceans. 
  • It is held once every four years (quadrennially) under aegis of IUGS through process of global bidding. The first session of IGC was held in 1878 in France with an aim to provide global geological community withopportunity to create an organizational frame work for meeting at regular intervals. 
  • The IUGS is an international non-governmental organization devoted to international cooperation in the field of geology. 
  • It was founded in 1961. 
  • Currently geologists from 121 countries (and regions) are represented in IUGS through 121 adhering organizations. 
  • It is joint partner with UNESCO for International Geoscience Programme (IGCP).

Under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship: Ritu Phogat wins Silver - 25 Nov 17

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  • India’s Ritu Phogat has won Silver medal in Under-23 Senior World Wrestling held in Poland. She won silver medal in 48 kg category.
  • She entered into final by defeating Bulgarian Wrestler Selishka in Quarter finals and Chinese Wrestler Jiang Zhu in the semi-final. 
  • In the gold medal bout (in the final match), she lost against Turkish Wrestler Evin Demirhan and stand in second with a silver medal.
  • Another young Indian wrestler, Divya Kakran, came close to a medal but lost in the bronze medal bout.
  • Ritu Phogat is an Indian female wrestler from the state of Haryana. 
  • She is one the three Phogat sisters from Haryana. 
  • Her sisters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, as well as cousin Vinesh Phogat, have established themselves as world-class wrestlers.
  • Previously, Ritu Phogat won gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling in Singapore in the 48 kg category, bronze medal at the Asian Championships. 
  • She also won National championship, which was held Indore. 
  • She became the most expensive female wrestler at the Pro Wrestling League auction in 2016 and played for Jaipur Ninjas franchise.

12th meeting of Standing Committee of Inter-State Council held - 25 Nov 17

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India's first mission to Sun 'Aditya-L1' scheduled for 2019 - 26 Nov 17

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  • ISRO is planning to send India's first mission to Sun, Aditya-L1, in the year 2019.
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to launch 'Aditya-L1', the first Indian mission to study the sun, by the year 2020.
  • ISRO Director Mylswamy Annadurai, while recently revealing the space agency's plans, also said that the space organisation is planning to launch four more important satellites in the next three months and is working to launch 70 satellites in the next three years.

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  • The Aditya-1 mission was conceived as a 400kg class satellite carrying one payload, the Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC) and was planned to launch in 800 km low earth orbit
  • A Satellite placed in the halo orbit around the Lagrangian point 1 (L1) of the Sun-Earth system has the major advantage of continuously viewing the Sun without any occultation/ eclipses
  • Therefore, the Aditya-1 mission has now been revised to "Aditya-L1 mission" and will be inserted in a halo orbit around the L1, which is 1.5 million km from the Earth. 
  • The satellite carries additional six payloads with enhanced science scope and objectives
  •  With additional experiments Aditya-L1 can now provide observations of Sun's photosphere (soft and hard X-ray), chromosphere (UV), and corona (Visible and NIR)
  • The project has been approved and the satellite will be launched in the 2019 - 2020 timeframe by PSLV-XL from Sriharikota.

What is the solar corona?
  • The outer layers of the Sun, extending to thousands of km above the disc (photosphere) is termed as the corona.  
  • Aditya-1 was meant to observe only the solar corona.  
  • It has a temperature of more than a million degree Kelvin which is much higher than the solar disc temperature of around 6000K.
  • Solar physicists haven't yet been able to know how the corona gets heated to such high temperatures.

Main aim of the solar mission:
  • The main aim of the solar mission is to do coronal and near UV studies of the sun and help resolve some unanswered questions in solar physics.
  • List of payloads and their objective
  • Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC): To study the diagnostic parameters of solar corona and dynamics and origin of Coronal Mass Ejections (3 visible and 1 Infra-Red channels); to conduct the magnetic field measurement of solar corona down to tens of Gauss
  • Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT): To image the spatially resolved solar photosphere and chromosphere in near ultraviolet (200-400 nm) and measure solar irradiance variations
  • Aditya Solar wind Particle Experiment (ASPEX): To study the variation of solar wind properties as well as its distribution and spectral characteristics
  • Plasma Analyser Package for Aditya (PAPA): To understand the composition of solar wind and its energy distribution
  • Solar Low Energy X-ray Spectrometer (SoLEXS): To monitor the X-ray flares for studying the heating mechanism of the solar corona
  • High Energy L1 Orbiting X-ray Spectrometer (HEL1OS): To observe the dynamic events in the solar corona and provide an estimate of the energy used to accelerate the particles during the eruptive events.
  • Magnetometer: To measure the magnitude and nature of the interplanetary magnetic field.

IMMSAREX 2017: held in Bangladesh - 26 Nov 17

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  • The 2017 International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise (IMMSAREX) was held in Bangladesh from November 26 to 28 2017. 
  • The exercise is taking place under the aegis of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS). It was inaugurated by Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina.... 
  • From India, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba participated in the exercise to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and Bangladesh and to explore new avenues for naval cooperation. 
  • Indian Naval Ships (INS) Ranvir, Sahyadri, Gharial and Sukanya along with one Maritime Patrol Aircraft P-8I participatied in the exercise.
Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) :
  • The IONS is regional forum of Indian Ocean littoral states launched by India Navy in February 2008. 
  • It is voluntary initiative that seeks to increase maritime co-operation among navies of littoral states of Indian Ocean Region (IOR) by providing an open and inclusive forum for discussion of regionally relevant maritime issues.
  • It endeavours to generate flow of information between naval professionals that would lead to common understanding and possibly cooperative solutions on way ahead. 
  • There are 35 members – navies of IONS represented by heads of their navies. 
  • Under IONS charter of business adopted in 2014, the forum has working groups on HADR, IS&I and maritime security (anti-piracy).

NK Singh appointed as Chairman of 15th Finance Commission - 26 Nov 17

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Shaktikanta Das appointed India’s G20 Sherpa for the G20’s Development Track - 27 Nov 17

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Hindustani classical music exponent Pandit Narayanrao Bodas passes away - 27 Nov 17

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  • Eminent exponent of Gwalior gharana of Hindustani classical music, Pandit Narayanrao Bodas, passed away in Pune, Maharashtra after a brief illness. 
  • He was revered for his deep voice and expressive face among actor vocalists.
  • He was born into family connected with gayaki of Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar. 
  • He learned music from his father Laxmanrao and subsequently from Pralhadpant Ganu. 
  • He had started his career as an actor-vocalist from play Saubhagyarama written by B N Purandare.
  • He has acted in several plays including Sangeet Saubhadra, Buddha Tithe Harala, Pati Gele Ga Kathewadi, Sangeet Mrichhakatik, Sangeet Manapman, Sangeet Mahashweta, Sangeet Saubhadra and Sangeet Sanshaykallol. 
  • He was awarded prestigious Balgandharva award by Maharashtra government for his outstanding contributions to music.
  • He had retired from theatre in 1993 and later worked in Mumbai University for 12 years teaching graduate and post graduate students. 

Miss Universe 2017: South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters wins the crown - 27 Nov 17

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Asian Development Bank (ADB) to extend $20 billion loan to India over 5 years - 27 Nov 17

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48th International Film Festival of India held in Goa - 28 Nov 17

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  • The 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in Panaji in Goa. The closing ceremony was held at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Bambolim. Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the Indian film personality of 2017 award.
  • Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan was honoured with the lifetime achievement award. 
Different Category Awards :
  • Best film award: 120 Beats Per Minute (French movie) directed by Robin Campullo. 
  • Best director award: Vivian Qu for Angels Wear White (China). 
  • Special Jury Award: Take-off (Malayalam film-India). 
  • Best Actor (Female) award: Parvathy. 
  • Best Actor (Male) award: Nahuel Perez Biscayart for his his performance in 120 Beats Per Minute. 
  • Best Debut Feature Film Director award: Kiro Russo for film Dark Skull (Spanish).
  • ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal: Kshitij-A Horizon (Marathi movie) directed by Manouj Kadamh.
  • Film Beyond the Clouds directed by Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi was opening film this year, while Pablo Cesar-directed Indo-Argentine film Thinking of Him was the closing film. Around 200 films from 82 countries were screened during nine-day event.
  • IFFI is biggest state-backed film festival and conducted jointly by Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Directorate of Film Festivals and Government of Goa. It was founded in 1952 and since then held annually in Goa.

Badri Narain Sharma was named as the first Chairman of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) - 28 Nov 17

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Russia To Help India Set Up National Crisis Management Centre - 28 Nov 17

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India and UK to sign an MoU in the Urban Transport Sector - 28 Nov 17

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  • India and United Kingdom will soon sign an MoU in the urban transport sector for cooperation in policy planning, technology transfer and institutional organisation. 
  • The Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari met Rt Hon Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport in the Government of UK in London yesterday, when the two sides discussed a draft MoU in this regard.
  • The draft MoU seeks to facilitate cooperation in the transport sector and enable the sharing of expertize and latest technology to promote efficient mobility solutions. 
  • It is also expected to usher in policy reforms that can transform the transport sector through improved customer service/data analysis and better use of IT systems. 
  • The MOU will also help in promoting digital transactions and induction of high capacity diesel/electric vehicles in India. 
  • This MOU will also establish the terms on which such assistance can be provided.
  • The decision to sign the MoU follows from Shri Gadkari’s last visit to London in May this year, during which he finalized bilateral cooperation arrangements between Transport for London(TFL) and Indian Ministry of Road Transport & Highways to cover a wide range of transport mobility solutions and associated activities in urban environment.
  • During his visit to London Shri Gadkari will also address a session of the International Maritime Organization. 
  • He also addressed Indian business leaders in UK, urging them to cooperate in the Namami Gange project of the Government.

Hyderabad Metro dedicated metro train service to Nation - 29 Nov 17

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SAUBHAGYA Scheme launched in Manipur - 29 Nov 17

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Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA) approved projects for Rs. 2,066.73 Cr for six higher education institutions - 29 Nov 17

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FSSAI issues detailed guidelines on recall of food products - 29 Nov 17

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One Rupee note celebrated its 100th anniversary of its release - 30 Nov 17

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India and Italy sign MoU for enhanced cooperation in the health sector - 30 Nov 17

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North Korea has conducted its first ballistic test launch Hwasong-15 - 30 Nov 17

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Mirabai Chanu wins gold at World Weightlifting Championships - 30 Nov 17

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