Current Affairs November 19, 2017


Maharashtra Government Launches a new Initiative to control ‘Childhood Obesity’

The new initiative to fight against childhood obesity was launched by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Over 6,000 children will get benefits in Pune by making them aware about their Body Mass Index (BMI).A BMI dialer will be given to the schools through which children will be able to know their BMI.



Chief Minister:Devendra Fadnavis

Governor:Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao

National Anti-Profiteering authority by Union Government

The Union Cabinet approved setting up of National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA).

It has a Chairman and Technical Members of National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) under GST regime.The NAA is tasked to ensure, benefits of reduction in tax on supply of goods or services flow to consumers.

Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad: Amitabh Kant

NITI ayog CEO, Amitabh Kant also added,Ivanka Trumpwill lead US team for summit on women entrepreneurs in India.

It will be attended by 1,500 entrepreneurs from 170 countries and co-hosted by India and the US for the first time.The Summit will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Theme:’Women First, Prosperity for All’

Rae Bareli to get the ‘Smart City’ tag

Rae Bareli, constituency of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, will get Smart City tag.

The Smart City Mission: It was launched by the Modi government in June 2015 with the aim of transforming 100 Indian cities by 2019-20. The GOI provides Rs 500 crore to each city over a period of five years for implementing various projects.


First WHO Global Ministerial Conference in Russia

The WHO Global Ministerial Conference “Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response” held in Moscow, Russia.

A Ministerial Declaration signed at the Conference by the countries,with a target to end TB by 2030.




President:Vladimir Putin


Reliance General Insurance ties up with Yes Bank

Reliance General Insurance, a subsidiary of Reliance Capital, inks a bancassurance agreement with YES Bank.

This is the first partnership signed by YES Bank since the open-architecture norms under the corporate agency regulations were introduced by the IRDAI in April 2016.

Yes Bank

Headquarters: Mumbai

CEO: Rana Kapoor

Tagline: Experience our Expertise

Yes Bank Ties up with ICDK for Fintech Collaboration

Private sector lender Yes Bank signed an MoU with Innovation Centre Denmark India (ICDK India), a partnership between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

The tie up is to bring Fintech innovations and startups from Denmark to India and to expand both the markets.




Prime Minister:Lars Lokke Rasmussen

Ericsson ties up with Airtel for for next step,5G

Multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden partnered with India’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel for deploying 5G technology in the country.

Apart from Ericsson, Airtel has similar partnership with Nokia for 5G technology standard and management of connected devices.


Manushi Chiller Won Miss World 2017

India’s Manushi Chhillar received the Miss World 2017 crown.The event held at Sanya City Arena in China.

Chillar, born in Haryana, is the sixth Indian woman to win Miss World.

Former PM Manmohan Singh to get Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace

The Peace Prize has been given for his leadership and his achievements during the 10 “momentous” years when he was Prime Minister .

The international jury is chaired by former President Pranab Mukherjee.

Canadian Filmmaker Atom Egoyan will be honoured by lifetime achievement Award

Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan will get the lifetime achievement award at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), said by Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani.

The festival is planned to be held in the western state of Goa.It will also screen three films produced by the 57-year-old filmmaker. Egoyan is best known for his films “Exotica”, “The Sweet Hereafter” and “Chloe”.




Prime Minister:Justin Trudeau

Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Youth Award 2017 will be received by Gopinath R.

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) which is the largest student organization has selected Gopinath R. for Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Yuva Puraskar 2017.

Gopinath R. is a child care activist from Bengaluru and he is currently taking care of 400 children.The cash prize comprises of Rs 50,000/- .

Pawan Kalyan gets IEBF Excellence Award

Pawan Kalyan has received the prestigious Indo European Business Forum (IEBF) Excellence Award for his renowned work in the field of social and Community services.

He is a Actor and also Leader of Jana Sena Party in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The award was presented in Global Business Meet-2017 at House of Lords,London.


First Female Black Rod in Britain

Sarah Clarke, appointed as the Black rod in Britain after Queen elizabeth II approval. She is the first Female Black rod in the Britain Office History.

Black Rod is responsible for controlling access to and maintaining order within the UK’s House of Lords.



Currency:Pound Sterling


Amit Dhankar, Mausam Khatri clinched gold medal in National Wrestling Championship

Amit Dhankar and Mausam Khatri bagged the gold medal in their respective weight categories of men’s freestyle.Khatri got the medal in men’s 97kg freestyle and Dhankar in 70kg.

The event held at Indore,MadhyaPradesh.

Yuki Bhambri won ATP Challenger

India’s tennis player Yuki Bhambri clinched ATP Challenger Tour.He overcame Ramkumar Ramanathan in the Finals.

The Event was held at Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune,Maharshtra.

A Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan win bronze medal in Sweden Open

India’s star doubles table tennis pair A Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan clinched Bronze Medalin  2017 World Tour Swedish Open.

The Event held at Stockholm,Sweden.


Capital: Stockholm

Currency: Krona

President: Stefan Lofven