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Explanation: The United Nations’ (UN) World Television Day was observed in countries across the world on 21 November 2016. The day is aimed at recognizing the important role television plays in presenting issues that affect people globally. It is also meant to honor the role Television plays as the pillar of freedom of expression and as a promoter of cultural diversity.
Explanation: Information and Broadcasting Minister Vankaiah Naidu today inaugurated the Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India in Goa. Altogether 22 cinemas in feature film category and 21 movies in the non-feature film category are being screened in the Indian Panorama this year. While opening movie in the feature film category was Sanskrit film Ishti, directed by G. Prabha, the inaugural film in the non-feature film category was Ima Savitri directed by Bobo Khuraijam.
Explanation: NASA has successfully launched the “next generation” US advanced weather satellites GOES-R. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) will reach its final designated orbit in the next two weeks,. GOES-R will provide more accurate and timely forecasts about hurricanes and storms.
Explanation: Government is setting up Higher Education Financing Agency, HEFA, to provide funds for creating infrastructure and promoting research facilities in the Centrally-aided institutions of higher learning. The agency will leverage funds from the market. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey said, the Center will provide equity of one thousand crore rupees for establishing HEFA.
Explanation: Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain was awarded the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice for 2016. He was one of the three Bangladeshi hostages killed in the terrorist attack on the Holey Cafe in Dhaka’s Gulshan diplomatic zone on July 1. The award was conferred posthumously by the Harmony Foundation in Mumbai. This is the first time the award has been conferred posthumously.
Explanation: Defence minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned INS Chennai, the third indigenously designed guided missile destroyer in the Kolkata class, in Mumbai. The shilp was built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd in Mumbai. INS Chennai is one of the largest destroyers in the Indian Navy’s fleet. The ship is armed with supersonic surface-to-surface BrahMos and Barak-8 missiles.
Explanation: India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile twice in quick succession. This was part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. The two surface-to-surface missiles have a strike range of 350 km and are capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheadThe missile is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines.
Explanation: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu commissioned a 5 MW solar power plant on the Polavaram right canal bund at Gollagudem village in West Godavari district. The plant will produce 8.06 million units of power annually. The Centre has extended a capital subsidy of Rs 7.50 crore for this plant. AP has currently has an overall installed capacity of 1000 MW of solar energy.
Explanation: Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2016 at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium at Bambolim,Panaji (Goa). Veteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy was the Chief Guest of the IFFI- 2016. Veteran Korean filmmaker Im Kwon Taek has honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Legendary singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam has been given the Centenary Indian Film Personality of the year 2016 award for his distinguished services to the film industry. Republic of Korea is the focus country at the IFFI this year.
Explanation: China has launched world’s longest super-secure quantum communication line connecting Hefei, capital of Anhui province to Shanghai, the country’s financial hub.The super-secure quantum communication line is 712-km in length. It boasts of ultra-high security making it impossible to wiretap, intercept or crack the information transmitted through them. The 712-km line is part of a 2,000-km Beijing-Shanghai quantum communication.
Explanation: Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar won the $300,000 (₹2 crore) BANK BRI-JCB Indonesia Open for the second time in his career. -time Asian Tour number one Jeev Milkha Singh finished tied-second in the tournament, which was his best result since 2012. It was Bhullar’s overall seventh Asian Tour victory and the second title this season.
Explanation: The National Institute of Sowa Rigpa will be established at Leh in Jammu& Kashmir, which is approved by Government of India (GoI). The Tibetan Medicine system is known as Sowa Rigpa (Amchi). The System of Sowa Rigpa is practiced in many parts of India viz. Ladakh, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Mon Tawang and West Kameng regions of Arunachal Pradesh, etc. The medicine has been recognized by Government of India (GoI) by amending the Indian Medicine Central Council (IMCC) Act, 2010.
Explanation: Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated India’s longest expressway from Agra to Lucknow on Monday. The 300-km expressway, completed in a record time of 23 months, would reportedly reduce the Lucknow-Delhi journey time by almost half to 5-6 hours. The inaugural event saw Indian Air Force fighter jets perform simulated landings on the expressway, a first for any road launch.
Explanation: Tokyo’s first female Governor Yuriko Koike will launch a drive this week to establish the megacity as Asia’s top financial centre, reports said. Koike has set up a 15-member panel to tackle issues such as high personal tax rates, language barrier, and other regulations. Tokyo is currently ranked fifth behind London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Explanation: India was on 19 November 2016 elected as Vice Chair of Kimberly Process Certificate Scheme (KPCS) 2018 and as the Chair for 2019 of KPCS. The announcement was made during the KP Plenary Meeting 2016 at Dubai. Earlier, this position of KP Chair was held by India in 2008.
Explanation: Further relaxing cash withdrawal norms, the Reserve Bank today said overdraft and cash credit account holders can now withdraw up to Rs. 50,000 in a week. Earlier, current account holders were allowed to withdraw up to Rs. 50,000 in cash, in a week. “On a review, it has been decided to extend this facility to Overdraft and Cash Credit accounts also,” the central bank Said.
Explanation: Telangana government has joined hands with Mumbai based IDFC Bank to enable cashless transactions and to solve the change problem. IDFC Bank Ltd. is an Indian banking company with headquarters in Mumbai and bank started operations on 1 October 2015.
Explanation: The State Bank of Mauritius (SBM) Group has appointed Siby Sebastian as Chief Executive for its India operations. The SBM Group operates four branches in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Ramachandrapuram. State Bank of Mauritius, is a bank in Mauritius. It is licensed as a commercial bank by the Bank of Mauritius, the national banking regulator.
Explanation: Britain’s Andy Murray win his first ATP World Tour Finals title and end 2016 as the world number one. Britain’s Andy Murray beat five-time champion Novak Djokovic to win his first ATP World Tour Finals title and end 2016 as the world number one. The victory also ends Djokovic’s four-year run of success at the tournament and the Serb’s bid to equal Roger Federer’s record of six titles.
Explanation: Former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu clinched the gold medal in men’s trap event at the 60th National Shooting Championship for Shotgun in Jaipur. He shot 117 in qualifying to reach the six-man final rounds in fourth spot. He then shot 12 out of 15 birds in the semi-final stage to make it to the gold medal match. He defeated silver winner Raninder Singh to seal the top spot.
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