Month: November 2017

Current Affairs November 29

48th International Film Festival of India(IFFI) held in Goa 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in Panjim, Goa from 20th – 28thNovember, 2017. i. This event was jointly conducted by the Union Ministry of Information and broadcasting, Directorate of Film Festivals and the Government of Goa. ii. Theme of 48th IFFI was “Celebrating the Future of Cinema”. Mumbai to host 15th Mumbai International […]

Current Affairs November 28

Skill India partners with Airbnb to Upskill Hospitality Entrepreneurs On 28th November 2017, a tripartite MoU was signed between National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skill Council (THSC) with Airbnb. Skill India partners with Airbnb: i. The MoU will provide hospitality skills training to hospitality micro-entrepreneurs in India. The signing of this MoU is in line with the […]

Current Affairs November 27

Maneka Gandhi launches training program for Elected Women Representatives of Panchayats On November 26, 2017, Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD), Maneka Gandhi launched an intensive training program for Capacity Building of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayati Raj Institutions in New Delhi. More Information about Capacity building of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) Programme: i. This program is […]

Current Affairs November 26

Rajnath Singh chairs 12th meeting of Standing Committee of Inter-State Council (ISC) held in Delhi On 26th November 2017, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the 12th meeting of the Standing Committee of Inter-State Council (ISC), in Delhi. i. Rajnath Singh said that, Volumes-I & II were discussed during the eleventh meeting of the Standing Committee in April 2017 and Volumes-VI […]

Current Affairs November 25

Punjab govt notifies ban on truckers’ cartelisation On November 24, 2017, Punjab State Government notified the ‘Punjab Goods Carriages (Regulation and Prevention of Cartelization Rules), 2017’, banning goods carriage operators from forming cartels in the state. i. This notification is aimed at creating a favourable environment for industries and business houses in the state which will encourage industrial […]

Current Affairs November 24

Consultative Workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels held in New Delhi On 23rd November 2017, a consultative workshop on ‘New National Policy on Biofuels & Pradhan Mantri Ji- Van Yojana (VGF for 2nd Generation Ethanol Bio Refineries)’ was held in New Delhi. Consultative workshop on ‘New National Policy on Biofuels & Pradhan Mantri Ji- Van […]

Current Affairs November 23

Cabinet Approvals on November 23, 2017 i. Cabinet approves agreement between India and Philippines on co-operation in customs matters ii. Cabinet approves India’s Membership for European Bank for Reconstruction & Development iii. Cabinet approves signing of India – Russia Agreement on cooperation in combating terrorism iv. Cabinet approves continuation of the scheme on Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs beyond the 12th […]

Current Affairs November 22

Eastern Air Command commanders’ conference held in Shillong On 21st and 22nd November 2017, conference of all Commanders of Eastern Air Command was held at Shillong. Eastern Air Command commanders’ conference: i. Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa addressed the EAC Commanders. The conference was hosted by Air Marshal Anil Khosla, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air […]

Current Affairs November 21

Center signs 4 MoUs with states/UTs under UDAY scheme On November 20, 2017, Government of India signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) under Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) Scheme with Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu. More Information about 4 MoUs with States/UTs under UDAY scheme: It is to be noted that November 20, 2017 was the 2ndAnniversary of Ujwal DISCOM […]

Current Affairs November 20

International Congress of Military Medicine begins in New Delhi 42nd World Congress of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) begun in New Delhi on November 19, 2017. More Information about 42nd World Congress of ICMM: i.This 5-day event has been organised by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Defence. ii.This is […]

Current Affairs November 19

IOC sets up India’s first electric vehicle charging station in Nagpur. On 19th November 2017, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) launched India’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station at a petrol pump in Nagpur. India’s first electric vehicle charging station in Nagpur: i.IOC, in collaboration with Ola, has launched India’s first electric charging station at one of its petrol-diesel […]

Current Affairs November 18

Punjab Cabinet approves scheme to compensate acid attack victims On November 17, 2017, Punjab State Cabinet approved ‘Punjab Victim or Their Dependents Compensation Scheme’which stipulates to provide minimum compensation of Rs three lakh to an acid attack victim. i. Every year, Punjab State Government’s department of home affairs and justice, will allocate a separate budget to the […]

Current Affairs November 17

Cabinet Approvals on November 17, 2017 Cabinet approves the establishment of the National Anti-profiteering Authority under GST i. Cabinet approves an agreement between India and Belarus on Scientific and Technological Cooperation ii. Cabinet approves MoU between India and Poland for the promotion of Civil Aviation Cooperation iii. Cabinet approves Continuation of sub-schemes under Umbrella Scheme “Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)” iv. Cabinet okays increase […]

Current Affairs November 16

President Ram Nath Kovind launches schemes worth Rs 3,455 crore in Jharkhand On November 15, 2017, President Ram Nath Kovind launched various schemes and laid the foundation stones of infrastructure projects in Jharkhand. These schemes and projects are to be carried out at an expenditure of Rs 3455 crore. It is to be noted that November 15, 2017 was 17th Statehood Day […]

Current Affairs November 15

Uttar Pradesh tops in mobilising Jan Dhan Account Uttar Pradesh has topped in opening new Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) accounts after demonetisation (post November 8, 2017). i. One-fifth of the more than five crore new PMJDY accounts, from November 9, 2016 to November 8, 2017 were opened in Uttar Pradesh. With this, the total accounts […]