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.
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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 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" and mutual logistics support was inked after. . . . .
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. . . . .
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 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. . . . .
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
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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. . . . .
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.
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It can apply anti-profiteering measures, it has the authority to. . . . .
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.
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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. . . . .
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
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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’. . . . .
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).
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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).
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. . . . .
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. . . . .
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,. . . . .
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. . . . .
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. . . . .