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.

Arunachal Pradesh

Capital: Itanagar

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.

World Bank
Headquarters:Washington D.C,US
President: Jim Yong Kim

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.


Capital: Jerusalem

Currency: Shekel

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.


Capital: Panaji

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.


Capital: Imphal

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.


Capital: Shillong

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.


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.

Czech Republic

Capital: Prague

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”.