General Knowledge Current Affairs November 2nd Week 2016
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Padmini Rout has recently won the 43rd edition of National Women Premier Chess Championship 2016 in New Delhi. It is the 3rd time she won the championship. The route is an Indian chess player who holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster.
The 2nd edition of National children’s film festival (NCFF) has started at Birla Auditorium in Jaipur, Rajasthan on November 14, 2016, with the theme “Make in India”.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has formed a special task force under the Chairmanship of Deputy G Governor of RBI SS Mundra to re-calibrate all ATMs and cash dispensing machines with the new design of (Rs 500 and Rs 2000) notes. The task force will consists of representatives from the government, large banks like SBI, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and select channels.
The Government of India (GoI) has recently signed a $500 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to build a 9.8 km long road bridge across the Ganges River to improve transport connectivity between North and South Bihar and for the better link between Patna and the surrounding areas. This will be India’s longest river bridge. The project will also build viaducts, embankments, and toll and service facilities, and will link to national highway networks.
India and Israel have inked two agreements in the field of water resources management and agriculture. The agreements were signed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in New Delhi.
India’s first Cherry Blossom Festival has started at Shillong in Meghalaya on November 14, 2016, which is widely celebrated in Japan. The 4-day festival will provide opportunities to showcase the unique beauty of pink and white cherry blossoms and traditional arts, culture and cuisine to the naturalists and tourists of a state. The Cherry Blossom Festival is popularly known as Sakura Festival in Japan i.e. held in April every year.
The book “Heyday: Britain and the Birth of the Modern World” has been authored by Ben Wilson. It is a lucid survey of episodes, diversities of experience and responses to these innovations as the Northern Atlantic cultures begin to span far-flung geographies and histories of peoples.
The 3rd edition of World Internet Conference has started in Wuzhen, China on November 16, 2016, to discuss the future of the digital economy.The 3-day event is expected to be attended by delegates from more than 120 countries, including 8 top foreign leaders.
The Maharashtra government has become the first Indian state to adopt the Fly Ash Utilization Policy to generate wealth from waste and environment protection. The state cabinet has recently approved a policy for 100 % use of fly ash generated from thermal power plants and biogas plants for construction activities. The policy will create new employment opportunities in the power plant sector and pave way for prosperity by generating Wealth from Waste. The fly ash will be used to make bricks, blocks, tiles, wall panels, cement and other construction materials. This policy will save soil excavation and aid construction of low-cost housing.
General Knowledge Current Affairs November 2nd Week 2016
Veteran journalist S Nihal Singh has been honored with the 2016 Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award for his outstanding contribution to journalism on the occasion of the National Press Day (NPD) and is presented by the Press Council of India (PCI). The award carries a cash component of Rs 1 lakh. The National Press Day (NPD) is celebrated every year in India on November 16 as a symbolic of a free and responsible press in India. This year, the day coincides with Golden Jubilee of Press Council of India.
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Tolerance is observed on November 16 every year to appreciate the rich variety of world’s cultures, forms of expression and ways of being human. The day recognizes the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Chhattisgarh has become the first Indian state to adopt a resolution on demonetization of high-value currency notes. The decision was taken to flush out black money from the system and to usher in the clean transaction and clean money system. Besides fighting black money, it will also impact various other contentious issues plaguing the system.
The Union Government has hiked Rs. 100 per quintal in wheat Minimum Support Price (MSP) to Rs. 1,625 per quintal for the 2016-17 and pulses by up to Rs. 550 per quintal to boost the output of this rabi (winter- sown) crops and check prices. Apart from this, MSP on Gram has been hiked to Rs. 4,000 per quintal including bonus, from 3,500 rupees per quintal while MSP of Masur has been raised to Rs. 3,950 per quintal from Rs. 3,400. The support price on Mustard and safflower has been hiked to Rs. 3,700 per quintal each. On Barley, the support price has been increased to Rs. 1,325 from Rs. 1,225 per quintal. To incentivize cultivation of pulses and oilseeds, CCEA also announced a bonus on these crops over and above MSP. The MSP is the rate at which government buys the grain from farmers.
The comprehensive joint exercise “2016 Raad ul Bari – Strike of thunder” has been conducted by Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force in Khairpur Tamewali firing range of Cholistan desert, near Indo-Pak border, to showcase the combat readiness of the country’s defence line with live firepower demonstration using heavy artillery fighter jets and air defence weapons.
The Bihar government has recently launched “Har Ghar Bijli Lagataar (continuous power to every home)” program to provide free electricity connection to about 50 lakh households above the poverty line. The purpose of the program is to supply power to every household in Bihar in the next two years.
The 6th edition of India-China Joint Military Training Exercise “Hand-in-Hand 2016” has started at the parade ground in Aundh Military Camp in Pune, Maharashtra from November 15 and will continue till November 27. The purpose of the joint exercise is to share the expertise in drills and practices while tackling insurgency and terrorism and also to promote healthy military to military relations between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army of China.
Indian chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has won the 2016 Champions Showdown in Saint Louis, USA. Anand beat three other grandmasters- Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, and Veselin Topalov to clinch the top spot. The tournament saw each competitor play 24 matches, including two classical round robins, two rapid round robins, and four blitz round robins. Anand won seven and drew 16. His only defeat came on the final day against Nakamura.
The “Water for Elephants” is a historical novel authored by Sara Gruen. The novel presents us with a fascinating history of the American circus as well as a painful look at the time known as “The Great Depression”.
Haryana sprinter Dharambir Singh is in the news because he has been slapped an 8-year ban by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) because of his second dope-related offense. Earlier, he was barred from representing India in the 2016 Rio Olympics at the last minute for failing a dope test.
The Hind-Iran portal “hindirantrade.org” has been launched between India and Iran to facilitate trade. The purpose of the trade portal is to disseminate information relevant to Indo-Iran Trade and to provide an e-marketplace for the buyers and sellers of the two countries. It is a joint initiative of STC and Dorman Qureshi, Iran.