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One rupee note turns 100 on 30th November 2017

The little blue bill, the one rupee note, marks its centenary on November 30. The first one rupee note was printed in India on November 30, 1917, with the photo of King George V with the text "I promise to pay" written on it.Over the past century, the one rupee note has undergone 28 design changes.  This. . . . .

BCCI to unofficially retire No.10 jersey

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to “unofficially” retire the No.10 jersey for international matches. The No.10, worn by Sachin Tendulkar throughout his career in ODIs. The Mumbai Indians, incidentally, had retired No.10 in 2013 after Tendulkar retired from all forms of the game.

India and Singapore signed on naval agreement

India and Singapore inked a naval pact to majorly enhance their maritime security cooperation with access to each others bases. The naval cooperation agreement to improve maritime security, joint exercises, " temporary deployments from each others naval facilities&quot and mutual logistics support was inked after. . . . .

President addressed closing ceremony of Bose institute

President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the closing ceremony of centenary celebrations of Bose Institute in Kolkata. This was one of the earliest scientific institutes to be established in the country. The President said that Bengal was one of India’s earliest industrial and manufacturing economies. Bose is considered the father. . . . .

Indian railway launched first Swarna Rajadhani coach

The first revamped coach of Rajdhani under the project ‘Swarna’ was coach of Sealdah Rajdhani ( New Delhi-Sealdah) which was launched today (29th November 2017) from New Delhi.To improve the passenger experience, Ministry of Railways decided to upgrade Premium Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains under Project ‘Swarna’. Under. . . . .

INSV Tarini reached to New Zealand port

INSV Tarini entered Lyttelton port (New Zealand) on Wednesday during its maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe.This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation by an all-women crew. The vessel is skippered by Lt. Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P. Swathi, and Lieutenants. . . . .

ICC test rankings, Pujara climbed to the second spot

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara jumped a couple of rungs to second, while skipper Virat Kohli held on to the fifth spot in the latest ICC rankings for Test batsmen, issued here on 28/11/2017. Top position in Batting: Steve Smith From India: C. Pujara (2nd rank) Top rank in Bowling: James Anderson From. . . . .

Reliance Communication DTH services to be acquired by Pantel technologies

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) announced that it will sell its direct-to-home (DTH) subsidiary Reliance BIG TV Ltd to Pantel Technologies Pvt. Ltd and Veecon Media and Television Ltd. Apart from RCom, there are five other private DTH companies —Zee group-owned Dish TV India Ltd, Tata Sky Ltd, Videocon. . . . .

B.N Sharma appointed as chairman of NAA

The government announced that it had appointed B.N. Sharma as the first Chairman of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA), which is tasked with ensuring the benefits of the Goods and Services Tax are passed on to consumers. What it does: It can apply anti-profiteering measures, it has the authority to. . . . .

Pradeep Singh Kharola appointed as Air India CMD

Pradeep Singh Kharola has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India. He would replace Rajiv Bansal, who has been serving as the interim CMD for a little over three months.Currently, Mr Kharola is the Managing Director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. Fact sheet: Union Civil aviation. . . . .

Kenyatta sworn in as Kenya president for second time

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second five-year term as president of Kenya.Kenyatta, 56, won a rerun presidential election last month boycotted by the opposition, which said it would not be free and fair. Background: The political turmoil in east Africa’s richest and most developed economy was triggered when. . . . .

Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of ‘’ Freedom of Oxford’’ title

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of the honorific freedom of Oxford, the British city where she studied and raised her children, over her "inaction" in the Rohingya crisis. Aung San Suu Kyi was given the Freedom of the City in 1997. Fact sheet: Aung San Suu Kyi won Nobel peace prize in 1991 Myanmar. . . . .

India supported for creation of Palestinian state

In a statement on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented his government’s position and said that India will continue to support nation-building activities by the Palestinians, and urged for the creation of a Palestinian State that will co-exist ‘peacefully’. . . . .

Economic loss of India to air pollution: ‘’Towards a pollution free planet’’ report

India had the highest share of welfare costs (or a loss of income from labour), of about $220 billion (about ₹1.4 trillion), in South and South-East Asia — of a combined total of $380 billion from mortality due to air pollution, according to a report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The. . . . .

Country’s first ATR simulator of Air India commissioned

National carrier Air India commissioned its first ATR simulator at its Central Training Establishment (CTE) in Hyderabad. The new ATR 72-600 full-flight simulator (FFS) will meet the training requirements of the ATR pilots of Alliance Air, its regional arm, an AI official said. It is Country’s first ATR full flight simulator (ATR 72-600-212).

Two women hold top posts in Karnataka

Ratna Prabha is the new Chief Secretary of Karnataka . She will head the State administrative machinery till March 2018.With the elevation of Ms Prabha, for the first time in the State’s history, two top administrative offices are being headed by women. While Neelamani N. Raju became the State’s first woman Director-General. . . . .

TRAI backs net neutrality strongly

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) announced strong support of Net neutrality in a series of recommendations following a long process of consultations on the issue. TRAI warned against any “discriminatory treatment” including blocking, degrading, slowing down or granting preferential speeds to any content. . . . .

T-Hub and Boeing launches Boeing HorizonX India

Boeing in association with T-Hub has launched the Boeing HorizonX India Innovation Challenge 1.0. This programme aimed at attracting the best Indian start-ups to propose disruptive solutions to tackle complex challenges in the areas of autonomous and unmanned systems, advanced manufacturing, industrial IOT and automation, analytics,. . . . .

Indian Men’s and Women’s Teams Win 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championships

The Indian men’s and women’s kabaddi teams were both crowned the champions of Asia after beating Pakistan and South Korea in Gorgan, Iran. Star raider Ajay Thakur led from the front in the men’s final, as India beat their arch-rivals Pakistan 36-22. The Indian women’s team. . . . .

7th World Military Games to be Held at Wuhan in China

The 7th international military games will be held in Wuhan city in the central China's Hubei Province. The International Military Sports Council (CISM)’s  Military World Games is a top sports event for military personnel. It comprises 329 competitions in 27 categories and is expected to attract. . . . .

First Edition of INSPIRE 2017 held in Jaipur

On November 27, 2017, the first edition of International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) was held in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The five-day symposium (INSPIRE 2017)  is being organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in partnership with. . . . .

48th International Film Festival of India

The 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017 drew to a close on Tuesday evening, 28 November 2017, in Goa after an eight-day run that saw stars and controversies show up at the Panaji, Goa, the venue in equal measure. After a week-long fiesta which saw the presence of Bollywood’s biggest stars including Shah Rukh. . . . .

PM Modi Inaugurates Hyderabad Metro Rail

Prime minister Narendra Modi on 28/11/2017 inaugurated the Hyderabad Metro Rail and took a ride along with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in its maiden run. The 30 km-long first phase of the project between Miyapur and Nagole has 24 stations. Its commercial operations will. . . . .

 Ivanka Trump visit India

U.S. President Donald Trump’s advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump, who had arrived in Hyderabad early on Tuesday, will reach Global Entrepreneurship Summit venue at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) in Madhapur. ##HIGHLIGHTS OF GES  2017:: GES 2017 will see high-profile names and personalities. . . . .

38th edition of PM’s ‘Mann Ki Baat' programme highlights

It was telecasted on 26th November 2017. ######## Constitutional day ######### The 26th of November is our Constitution Day. The Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on this day in the year nineteen forty-nine.This is the day to remember the members of the Constituent Assembly. Itis. . . . .

Miss Universe 2017

South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Miss Universe on 26/11/2017 at the pageant held in Las Vegas, with Miss Colombia and Miss Jamaica making it to the final three. She hails from Western Cape Province and recently earned a business management degree from North-West University. Shraddha Shashidhar, who. . . . .

Nation observed 26th November as constitutional day and also paid homage to 26/11 terror attack victims

NOVEMBER 26 AS LAW DAY (1979-2015): It was in 1979, when the first proposal was mooted to celebrate November 26 as an anniversary of the adoption of Constitution and assess the state of law in the country as envisaged by the framers of the legal document. Noted jurist and former parliamentarian LM Singhvi. . . . .

No plans to introduce Islamic banking in India

India has a wide network of different banks to meet the financial needs of people and hence the government has no intention to consider introducing Islamic banking, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said. #####What is Islamic banking##### Islamic or Sharia banking is a system of finance in which interest. . . . .

Proposal of death penalty for rape of girls aged 12 and below

The Madhya Pradesh government on Sunday cleared a proposal to enact a law for awarding death sentence to those guilty of raping girls aged 12 or below in the State.“The Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan okayed the recommendation to hand down capital punishment for rape of girls aged 12 years or below,”

Telangana Jeevandan Programme awarded as best in the nation by NOTTO

The State-run Jeevandan organ donation scheme has been chosen as the best performing organ donation drive in the country by National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The award for ‘Best Performing State’ will be given by Union Minister for Health and. . . . .

India claim 5 gold medals at World Women's Youth Boxing Championship

India topped the medals' chart after claiming five gold medals on the final day of the AIBA World Women's Youth Boxing Championships on Sunday. Nitu, Jyoti, Sakshi, Shashi Chopra and Ankushita Boro clinched the yellow metals. India earlier had also won two bronze medals. It was the biggest medal haul in the championship,. . . . .

Sambasiva Rao appointed full-time DGP for Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh government appointed N Sambasiva Rao as Andhra Pradesh DGP. Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar, in an order issued on 24/11/2017, stated that Mr Sambasiva Rao, IPS officer of 1984 batch, has been transferred and posted as DGP (Hopf) of the State in the existing vacancy with immediate effect.. . . . .

Maharashtra leads in consumption of electricity

Maharashtra stands as the single largest consumer of electricity in India, followed by Uttar Pradesh and Telangana. With a demand for 75,169 million units (MU) during April to September, revealed data carried out by Central Electricity Authority.  with the increasing demand, there was an increase of 8.6% over the demand. . . . .

Gopi Thonakal became the first India man to win Asian Marathon Championship

Gopi Thonakal became the first India man to win Asian Marathon Championship. He achieved the feat in the 16th edition of the prestigious event held at Dongguan in China. Gopi clocked 2 hours 15 minutes and 48 seconds to clinch the gold.Andrey Petrov of Uzbekistan bagged the silver with a timing of 2:15:51s. . . . .

President Kovind inaugurates International Gita Mahotsav-2017

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated International Gita Mahotsav-2017 in Haryana’s Kurukshetra On November 25, 2017.The Mahotsav will conclude on December 3.About 25-30 lakh people are likely to participate in the Mahotsav this year as against 20 lakh last year. On November 25, 2017, President Ram Nath Kovind, also participated. . . . .

Lionel Messi wins fourth European Golden Shoe Award

Lionel Messi received his fourth Golden Shoe award on 24/11/2017 for leading all of Europe's leagues in scoring last season. Messi scored 37 in the Spanish league, beating out Dutch striker Bas Dost, who netted 34 for Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese league. The 30-year-old Messi also led Europe's league in scoring. . . . .

Ritu Phogat gets silver in U-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship

India wrestler Ritu Phogat (48kg) settled for the silver medal in the Under-23 Senior World WrestlingChampionship at Poland.The 23-year-old, who had won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship last year, lost against Turkish Wrestler Demirhan in the gold medal bout to settle for a silver. In. . . . .

Telangana govt to Geo-tag all powerlooms on the lines of handlooms

The government has already completed geo-tagging of handlooms in the State and found that there are 17,000 handlooms in the state. Now, the government is taking up geo-tagging of the powerlooms and started it from Sircilla, which houses more than 30,000 powerlooms, the most in the State. ########Why geo-tagging#######

Sikkim Assembly seats proposed to be increased

The Home Ministry has proposed an increase in the number of seats in the Sikkim Assembly from 32 to 40. The expansion will be the first since the State merged with India in 1975.The seats are being increased to accommodate people from the Limboo and Tamang communities. Point to be noted: Benefited communities are Limboo. . . . .

India's First Woman Navy Pilot To Train At Air Force Academy In Hyderabad

Shubhangi Swaroop becomes Indian Navy’s first woman pilot who hails from Uttar Pradesh, will soon be flying Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft. Three other women cadets, Astha Segal from New Delhi, Roopa from Puducherry and Sakthi Maya from Kerala, also created history by becoming the country’s first women. . . . .

PM Modi launches e-governance app Umang.

Prime minister Narendra Modi has launched "Umang" mobile application, an integrated platform for government to citizen services. The app provides over 100 services of the centre and state government on one single platform. The application is already available for download from Google Play store,. . . . .

Manipur Sangai Festival 2017

The festival is named after Manipur’s state animal, the brow-antlered Sangai deer. Sangai Festival 2017 got underway on November 21 with the President of India Ram Nath Kovind.The Sangai Festival 2017 is held for 10 days. Tourism gets a big boost in this edition of the festival with the launch of the Manipur. . . . .

PM Modi Inaugurates Largest-Ever Global Conference On Cyber Space

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space or GCCS today in Delhi. GCCS is one of the worlds largest conferences on cyberspace. ####Theme: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development. The National e-Governance Division (NeGD), under the. . . . .

BrahMos missile successfully test-fired from Sukhoi jet

The Indian Armed Forces attained the supersonic cruise missile triad with the successful test launch of the BrahMos missile from an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI frontline fighter aircraft on Wednesday.This is a multi-platform, multi-mission weapon that can be launched from land, water and air. ##The missile has been. . . . .

Project Samudra by ISRO and CMFRI

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has joined hands with ISRO to identify potential fishing zone (PFZ), an area in sea where fishes are in abundance. #####Main Objective#####  The project named “Samudra” is aimed at helping fishermen easily locate shoals of fish without wasting time. . . . .

Safe city concept to be implemented in eight cities


A comprehensive ‘safe city’ plan for women will soon be kicked off in eight cities where a robust emergency response system and police-verified public transport will come into place. This is to be implemented in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Hyderabad. The initiatives taken. . . . .

11th edition of Hero I-league launched in Delhi

The 11th edition of the Hero I-League was officially launched in Delhi and, to be played over three months, will run parallel to the more glamorous Indian Super League.The prize money has also been enhanced — the winner’s purse would be ₹1 crore with the runner-up getting ₹60 lakh.

Billionaires growth will be 50% by 2022: Credit Suisse report

The country will see rapid growth in wealth, adding USD 2.1 trillion by 2022, an increase of 42 percent over the present level of USD close to USD 5 trillion. Total wealth here has risen fourfold between 2000 and 2017, reaching USD 5 trillion in mid-2017. Despite this and having four times the population of the US, India's. . . . .

Robert Mugabe resigned as President of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe resigned as President of Zimbabwe on Tuesday, swept from power as his 37-year reign crumbled within days of a military takeover. Mr Mugabe had ruled Zimbabwe almost unopposed since the country won independence from Britain but his efforts to position his wife Grace as his successor triggered fury in the military. . . . .

8000 years old rock paintings of dog found in Saudi Arabia

The world's first images of dogs are found on 8,000-year- old rocks in Saudi Arabia. Archaeologists have uncovered the image of a hunter drawing his bow surrounded by a pack of 13 dogs, two of which appear to be tethered, carved into the ancient sandstone. The find, made in the Arabian Desert, is thought to be the oldest. . . . .



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