Weekly Current Affairs Nov 01-08, 2017

Weekly Current Affairs Nov 01-08, 2017 For Banking, SSC & Other Exams

Highlights Nov 01-08, 2017

  • Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of a Bill in Parliament namely the National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Act, 2017, to amend the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993.
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the continuation of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) as Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR) for three years i.e. 2017-18 to 2019-20.The financial allocation of this scheme is ₹ 15,722
  • The 9th edition of ‘CMS Vatavaran’, a global film festival on environment and wildlife, will begin on November 2, 2017 in New Delhi. Theme of CMS Vatavaran is “Conservation 4 Water”.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘World Food India’ 2017 in New Delhi, India is hosting World Food Fair for the first time.
  • Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on 05th Nov 2017 announced about a plan to launch a second phase of organic movement in the state. Sikkim became a fully organic state on 2016.
  • 7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7) was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 1st -3rd November 2017. The Government of Thailand hosted the 7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7). It was co-Hosted by the United Arab Emirates. Theme for AMER7 was ‘Global Energy Markets in Transition: From Vision to Action’.
  • Nepal inaugurated a bridge on the Kaligandaki River at Jomsom area in Mustang district near China border.This bridge has been built with financial assistance of 44.5 million Nepali rupees provided by India. The financial assistance was provided as a part of India–Nepal Economic Cooperation (INEC) programme.
  • India has ranked 108th out of 144 countries on Global Gender Gap Index 2017 released by World Economic Forum (WEF). This year’s rank marks a drop by 21 places as compared to previous year’s ranking. Iceland topped the list.
  • With effect from November 1, 2017, State Bank of India (SBI) has cut its benchmark lending rate by 0.05 per cent across maturities. This decision has reduced SBI’s marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) from 8.00 per cent to 7.95 per cent.
  • HSBC pledged to provide $100 billion in financing and investment by 2025 to help combat climate change. HSBC has promised $100billion of finance for low-carbon technology and sustainable development by 2025 as part its commitment to tackling climate change and other “green” goals.
  • Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) of ₹ 10, 000 Crore was signed between the Government of India and Patanjali at the World Food India 2017.
  • Royal Opera House in Charni Road, Mumbai, was awarded the 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation.The Royal Opera House was closed to the public in 1993. It was reopened in 2016 after restoration.
  • Union Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha launched a pan India scholarship program for school children called Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana to increase the reach of Philately.
  • Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Giriraj Singh launched MSME Delayed Payment Portal named MSME Samadhaan (http://msefc.msme.gov.in).
  • India successfully conducted a flight test of its indigenously designed and developed long range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’.This latest test was conducted from a test range at Chandipur along the Odisha coast.
  • ‘SAMPRITI 2017’, the seventh edition of Indo-Bangladesh joint military training exercise begun in Meghalaya.
  • Kidambi Srikanth secured a career-best ranking of World No. 2,after jumping two places in the latest BWF (Badminton World Federation) ranking………….{To Read More Click on the link given below to download pdf}

 

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    BHARAT MUNDE
    December 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm

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