Current Affairs November 20, 2017


Rs 2,000 crore has been allocated for Jharkhand Tourism

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das announced Rs.2000 crore for the promotion of tourism and it will be spent to develop the tourist destinations including Itkhori, Lugu Guru mountain, Anjan Dham, Parasnath and Deoghar Temple.

Rajrappa Temple area will be developed from 200 crores.


Capital: Ranchi

Chief Minister: Raghubar Das

Governor:Draupadi Murmu

‘Mahila Suraksha Dals’ in New Delhi

To control crimes against women in the Delhi,”Mahila Suraksha Dals” has been formed,by Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia. It is planned for nearly 320 MSD’s.

MSDs would address the issues of women safety at public place and support women in distress including situations of sexual harassment/assault and rape.

An International Conference on Petroleum held in Jaipur

The 12th Biennial International Conference & Exposition of Society of Petroleum Geophysicists India was held at Jaipur. Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan released a special issue of SPG’s half yearly journal, ‘GEOHORIZON’.

Theme of the conference was “Energy trough Synergy”.

RBL Bank opens its First all women branch in Chennai

The branch at R A Puram would be managed by eight women and offer all products and services across liability and assets.

The women branch is to encourage gender equality.RBL Bank currently serves 3.54 million customers. It has 246 branches and 389 ATM services across the country.

RBL Bank

CEO: Vishwavir Ahuja

Headquarters:‎Mumbai, Maharashtra

International fund to promote sustainable fishing practice in India

The London based Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an international non-profit organization, has awarded £43,373 (Rs 37,25,740) fund for promoting sustainable practices in the country’s fisheries sector.

World Fisheries Day is celebrated on November 21.

Steering Committee of SARTTAC held in New Delhi

The Committee highlighted the large demand from member countries to work with SARTTAC on their capacity development needs; this includes growing interest from India’s subnational Governments.

The Officials from all Six SARTTAC Member countries attended the meeting together with Development Partner representatives the European Union, the United Kingdom joined the meeting.

42nd International Congress of Military Medicine begins in New Delhi

The 42nd World Congress of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) organised by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The ICMM is an international inter-governmental organisation was established in 1921 headquartered at Brussels in Belgium and currently has 112 nations as members.

Theme: “Military Medicine in Transition: Looking Ahead.”


Qatar has been named the World’s Richest Country

Based on the per capita income of its people, Qatar has been named the world’s richest country as per the recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) report.

The per capita GDP (gross domestic product) of Qatar is over Rs. 81 lakh. India, with a GDP of over Rs. 4 lakh per person, is in 126th position.

The Top 3 Countries in the list are

Qatar- GDP of Rs. 81 lakh per person.

Luxembourg- GDP of Rs. 70 lakh per person.

Singapore- GDP of Rs. 60 lakh per person.


Capital: Doha

Currency: Qatari riyal

Prime Minister:Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani

A new Weather Forecast satellite Launched by NASA

NASA has launched the satellite for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,so that it will improve the accuracy of weather forecasts.

The satellite also will contribute to near-term weather forecasts, climate and ocean dynamics research, among many other uses. The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) lifted off on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.


Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States

Argentine submarine San Juan is missing in South Atlantic

The search operation by the Argentine navy is in the process in the South Atlantic.The NASA research plane has joined the search for the vessel.

Supporting the South American nation’s ongoing exploration, The U.S. Navy has ordered its Undersea Rescue Command (URC) based in San Diego to deploy to Argentina to search the Argentinean Navy submarine.


Capital:Buenos Aires


President:Mauricio Macri


IOC joined hands with Ola

Indian Oil Corporation, ties up with Ola, launched the country’s first electric charging station in Nagpur.

Nagpur, is the first city to introduce Electric Public Transportation Model in India, has now started the first electric charging station at IOC’s petrol pump in Nagpur.


CEO: Bhavish Aggarwal

Headquarters: Bengaluru

PNB, ACE joined hands for farm machinery financing

Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Action Construction Equipment Ltd (ACE) have tied up for augmenting tractors/agricultural implements financing to the farmers across the country through PNB’s branch network.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by B.M.Padha, Corporate General Manager, PNB and Ashok Kumar Tomar, COO, ACE(Agriculture Division).

Punjab National Bank

Headquarters: New Delhi

CEO: Sunil Mehta


Anand Rajeshwar Baiwar takes charge as SEBI executive director

Anand Rajeshwar Baiwar has taken charge as an executive director.An Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer of the 1990 batch, Baiwar assumed office.


Chairman: Ajay Tyagi

Headquarters: Mumbai


Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award honoured to Girish Karnad

Actor-playwright Girish Karnad was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of theatre at the 8th edition of the Tata Literature Live in Mumbai.


Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov wins ATP Finals

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria has won the ATP Finals after three set victory over David Goffin of Belgium in London.

It is his fourth title of the year and will lift him three places to No. 3 in the world, behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

The title clash, which lasted for almost two and a half hours, was the longest final since John McEnroe defeated Arthur Ashe at Madison Square Garden in 1978.


Capital: Sofia

Currency: Lev

President: Rumen Radev

Afghanistan Wins Maiden Under-19 Asia Cup

Afghanistan clinched their maiden Under-19 Asia Cup title.The match was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ikram Ali khil was the man of the match against Pakistan.Mujeeb Zadran was the man of series for his 20 wickets in the tournament.




Women’s Youth World Boxing Championship Begins in Guwahati

The Women’s Youth World Boxing Championship begins in Guwahati, Assam.

In 54 kilogram category,Shashi Chopra will play in 60 kg category, Mizoram’s Vanlalhriapuii will play against Korean player and Astha Pahwa will take on opponent from Bulgaria in 69 kg.


Capital: Dispur

Chief Minister: Sarbananda Sonowal

Governor: Jagdish Mukhi


Former Union Minister Shri Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passes away

Shri Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was a popular leader with rich political and administrative experience. He did notable work to popularise football in India.


Universal Children’s Day:20 November

Universal Children’s Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for Children.

Theme:2017: It’s a #KidsTakeOver