Daily Current Affairs Updates– 17th November 2015

    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 17th November 2015
    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 17th November 2015:
    Daily Current affairs News Updates about the National and International events were listed here. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this.

    1).Orissa Government implemented National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 in 14 districts
    ·        1stphase – implemented in 14 districts out of the30 districts covering26.33 lakh families
    ·        State Food supplies and Consumer Welfare department issued directives to the district administration to monitor the implementation of the NFSA and rectify irregularities
    ·        The14 districts are Angul, Bargarh, Boudh, Balangir, Deogarh, Gajapati, Jharsuguda, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nuapada, Sambalpur and Sonepur
    ·        Families will be provided with5 kg of rice atRs 3 or5 kg ofwheat atRs 2 fromPublic Distribution System (PDS) Centres
    ·        2ndphase – will be implemented in the remaining districts from1st December 2015
    2).Union Government approved AMRUT Action Plans for 81 cities in 5 states

    ·        Inter-ministerial Apex Committee approvedAtal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Action Plans with total project outlay ofRs. 5,748 crore
    ·        Committee – headed byMadhusudan Prasad, Secretary, Union Ministry of Urban Development
    ·        The following are the5 states
    a)   Tamil Nadu – 27 cities
    b)   Madhya Pradesh – 32 cities
    c)   Jharkhand – 7
    d)   Odisha – 9
    e)   Mizoram – 1 city – Aizawl
    ·        Rs. 2440 crore will be provided by the Union Government
    ·        Rs. 4,290 crore would be used to provide household water supply connections and enhance water supply in53cities
    3).Governing Council (GC) of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) constituted under Union Finance Ministry
    ·        GC chairman –Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minister
    ·        It also consists of the following 5 members
    a)   Secretary, DEA
    b)   Secretary, Financial Services
    c)   Arundhati Bhattacharya
    d)   Hemendra Kothari
    e)   T V Mohandas Pai
    4).46thEdition of the International Film Festival of India 2015
    ·        It was announced bySunil Arora, Secretary, Information& Broadcasting
    ·        Starting date –20th November 2015
    ·        Anil Kapoor to inaugurate the event
    ·        Closing ceremony in the presence ofA. R. Rahman
    5).Madame Tussauds to open its new venture in New Delhi
    ·        Madame Tussauds – world famous wax museum
    ·        New venture to feature Bollywood Stars as a part ofIndia – UK Year of Culture in 2017
    6).Delhi Government offers free bus rides for women on the occasion of Bhai Dooj
    ·        This will be implemented in theDelhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and cluster buses
    Business& Economy:
    7).Apple to open its 1st retail store in Singapore
    ·        It is Asia’s 1st and will be powered solely bySolar Energy
    8).Data Wind to launch a 4G enabled Smartphone by 2016
    ·        It was announced by the company’s CEOSuneet Singh Tuli
    ·        The company is based inCanada
    9).Hollywood Actress Jennifer Lawrence named as the most Valuable Star of 2015
    ·        It was given by the entertainment website –Vulture.com
    ·        It is the2nd consecutive time that Lawrence got this name
    10).France air raided Raqa province, an Islamic State (IS) militant ground in northern Syria
    ·        It is an aftermath of the IS attack inParis on 13thNovember 2015 killing136people
    ·        A fleet of10French warplanes consisting ofRafale andMirage 2000fighters carried out the raid by dropping around16 bombs
    ·        The air raid was conducted in coordination withUnited Statesforces
    ·        Daesh– another name for the IS militants group
    11).FIFA banned the Presidents of ANFA and Laos Football Federation
    ·        Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) bannedGanesh Thapa, President of theAll-Nepal Football Association (ANFA) for10 years over corruption allegations
    ·        Several Nepal football players were accused of match-fixing
    ·        Thapa also accused for committing various acts of misconduct over several years in his19-year tenure as President of ANFA
    ·        FIFA also bannedViphet Sihachakr, President of theLaos Football federation for2 years over bribery allegations
    12).Cricketer Mitchell Johnson retires from international cricket

    ·        Australianfast bowlerMitchell Johnsonannounced his retirement from all forms of international cricket after the2nd Test match againstNew Zealand at WACA
    ·        International Test debut –2007 againstSri Lanka
    ·        He had played a total of73test matches with 2,036 runs at a batting average of 22.35
    ·        Top score –123(not out)
    ·        He had scored1century and11 half centuries
    ·        He ranks4th in the list all-time Test wickets of Australia after the following players
    a)   Dennis Lillee – 355
    b)   Glenn McGrath – 563
    c)   Shane Warne – 708
    ·        ODI debut2005againstNew Zealand and had played a total of153 ODI matches
    ·        He had played a key role in the final match of2015 ICC World Cupwhich had led to Australia to win the World Cup for the record5th time
    ·        Awards and Honours
    a)   2009& 2014 – International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s)Cricketer of the Year
    b)   2014 – ICC’sTest Player of the year 
    13).Indian Shuttler Siril Verma won silver medal at the 2015 BWF World Junior badminton Championships
    ·        Final match was played atLima, Peru against Taipei’sChia Hung Lu Chia
    ·        Siril lost by 21-17, 10-21, 7-21 score
    ·        He undergoes training at the Hyderabad’sPullela Gopichand Academywhich trains India’s top badminton players
    14).Czech Republic won the 2015 Fed Cup for the 4th time in 5 years
    ·        2015 Fed Cup –53rdedition of tournament played between women’s tennis team of different nations
    ·        Czech Republic defeated the national women’s tennis team ofRussiain final match held inPrague
    ·        The country has won the Fed Cup9 times in total
    ·        Czech Republic’sKarolina Pliskova played an important role in the team’s victory
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