Current Affairs November 21, 2017
Current Affairs November 21, 2017
51 Lakh Houses Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana by 31st March 2018
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) is all set to a complete one crore new houses by 31st March 2019 that aims to bring social transformation in rural areas.
PM Modi Leads as Third most Trusted Govt in the World
According to Economy forum report,Indian Prime Minister Modi ranked Third Position in the most trusted government of the world.It is taken based on how people trust their Government.
Switzerland is in the First position and Indonesia in the Second position.Australia is in the Last place.
2nd Butterfly & Biodiversity meet organized in Arunachal Pradesh
They have recorded over over 130 species of butterflies during the meet.The meet was held at Pasighat town in Arunachal Pradesh.
It was organized on by the State Foundation for Biodiversity Conservation, an NGO, in collaboration with the environment and forest department and the East Siang Homestay and Tourism Association.
Chief Minister: Pema Khandu
Governor: Brigadier Dr BD Mishra
Union Government gets USD 100 Million Loan from World Bank
Large Scale parks will be installed in the country to increase solar generation capacity.
The Union Government signed a guarantee agreement for IBRD/CTF loan of US $98 million and Grant Agreement for the US $2 million for Shared Infrastructure.
PM Modi Cancelled $500-million Missile deal with Israel
Indian Government planned to get $500 million worth Spike ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile) from Israel.
But with the aim to make the Spike ATGM by DRDO India, the deal has been cancelled, says Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
President: Reuven Rivlin
2nd Anniversary of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY)
Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu sign MoU join UDAY Scheme. 27 States and 4 UTs have joined UDAY had been joined in the last two years.
By Joining UDAY,GOI signed 4 Mou’s with Nagaland and those three Union Territories for Operational Efficiency.
Swimmathon-2017 at Colva beach in South Goa
The sixth edition of Swimmathon, the country’s premier open water swimming competition, will be held at Colva beach in South Goa on December 3.Olympian Virdhawal Khade is the brand ambassador of the event.
The event is sanctioned by the Swimming Federation of India.The total cash prize for the event is Rs 4 lakh.
Chief Minister: Manohar Parrikar
Governor: Mridula Sinha
8th Manipur Sangai Festival 2017
President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the Manipur Sangai Festival at Palace Compound in Imphal .
The state is going to host the North East Development Summit during the Manipur Sangai Festival to develop the North East Region with special focus on Manipur by inviting investors across the country.
Chief Minister: N. Biren Singh
Governor: Najma Heptulla
India Wins ICJ fifth Seat
India’s nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to the last seat of the world court,ICJ after Britain’s Christopher Greenwood had decided to withdraw from the election to the 15-membered ICJ.
The election was held at the UN headquarters in New York.
Headquarters:The Hague, Netherlands.
President: Hisashi Owada
IMBAX begins in Meghalaya
India and Myanmar Bilateral Army Exercise begins at Umroi near Shillong in Meghalaya.The aim of the exercise is to promote closer relations with the armies of the neighbouring countries.
It was conducted by Army’s RED HORNS DIVISION under aegis of GAJRAJ CORPS.
Chief Minister: Dr. Mukul Sangma
Governor: Ganga Prasad
World Talent Ranking by IMD, a global business school
India ranked 51 in the Global Ranking, in terms of ability to attract, develop and retain talents.Switzerland has topped the list with Denmark and Belgium next to it.
Among the top ten were Austria, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Sweden and Luxembourg. European nations dominated the Global rankings.
Global Rankings for Best City to Invest
According to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific 2018 report, Mumbai, Bengaluru and New Delhi get high scores in the list of 22 markets in the Asia Pacific Region with the rank of 12,15 and 20 respectively.
Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City topped the list globally.
Mumbai ranked 12th in investment and 8th in development list.
Bengaluru ranked 15th in investment and 16th in development list.
New Delhi ranked 20th in investment list and 18th in development list.
AWARDS AND HONOURS
45th International Emmy Awards
The 45th International Emmy Awards Gala held in New York City at the Hilton Hotel in New York.
Kenneth Branagh won the International Emmy for Best Actor, while Anna Friel won the Best Actress trophy.
The awards were presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
2nd Edition of Big Little Book Award
Nabaneeta Dev Sen, well-known Bengali writer declared as winner in ‘Author in the Bengali language’ category.The award has been given by Parag initiative of Tata Trusts to promote children’s literature.
She was already honoured with Sahitya Academy Award and Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award.
Indian-origin AIDS researcher appointed as the UNAIDS Special Ambassador
Quarraisha Abdool Karim South African Indian-origin AIDS researcher Professor has been appointed as a UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV.
Professor Abdool Karim is a eminent AIDS researchers.In 2013,For her contribution to the response to HIV,she was awarded with South Africa’s highest honour, the Order of Mapungubwe.
Pujara was added to the Cricket Record by batting on all five days in Test match
India’s middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara became third Indian and ninth in overall to bat across five days in a Test match. The record was achieved when India played against Sri Lanka.
Former Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna Passes Away
Czech Republic’s Jana Novotna died at the age of 49.She is a Wimbledon champion in 1998, 16-time Grand Slam winner in doubles and mixed doubles and a three-time Olympic medalist.
Currency: Czech koruna
President: Milos Zeman
World Fisheries Day
World Fisheries Day 2017 celebrated across the World on Nov 21
Theme:“2022 Ka Hai Sapna … Kisan Ki Aay Ho Dugna – Sankalp Se Siddhi”.