Nov 18 2016

  • The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by Tamil Nadu government to review the judgment of the Apex Court that banned Jallikattu in 2014
  • The Supreme Court on, November 17, 2016, regulated  that a child who is adopted by a Hindu widow would not have any rights on the property of the woman’s expired husband and could only lay claim over the property inherited by his mother
  • The government has formed an inter-ministerial committee on November 17, 2016, to solve the queries of NRIs, tourists from abroad and foreign missionsover demonetization issue
  • TANGEDCO has decided that the 45-year-old Ennore Thermal Power Station in Tamil Nadu will shut down forever when the coal stock is exhausted on November 16, 2016.
  • 56 years old NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson became the oldest female astronaut to travel to space at 3:20 pm on November 17, 2016.This will be the third ISS mission for Whitson.
  • The 3rd World Internet Conference began in China’s Wuzhen on November 16, 2016 and the event will continue till November 18, 2016.
  • India is not inclined to automatically grant the coveted ‘Market Economy Status’ (MES) to China under World Trade Organisation (WTO) norms in December 2016.
  •  Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (KAT) Zone of Bank of Baroda (BoB)organised an online Light up a Smile Campaign at the SOS Children Village at Bengaluruto bring smiles on the faces of more than 150 children residing in the village.
  • Canara Bank has introduced mobile ATM to lower the burden of the people due to the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
  • Noted flutist Pandit Hari Prasad Chourasia was awarded the 2016 Sumitra Charat Ram Award for lifetime achievement in the field of Indian classical music at Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra in the presence of Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi, Shekhar Sen on November 17, 2016.
  • TCS and Vedanta, leading Indian Companies, have been awarded care at the 3rd annual Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards (ACES) for their leadership in sustainability, corporate social responsibility, eco consciousness and community.
  • Airtel announces merger with Axiata in Bangladesh
  • Scientists genetically modifies photosynthesis process, increase crop yield by 15%
  • Dharambir Singh, a Haryana sprinter, who was recently barred from representing the country in the Rio Olympics at the last minute for failing a dope test, has been sentenced a ban of eight years by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).
  • Sunway Taihulight has been named as the world’s fastest supercomputer title, as per recently released semiannual Top 500 list of supercomputers.
  • The 2016 Great Indian Film and Literature Festival (GIFLIF) will be held at DLF Cyber Hub in Gurugram, Haryana from December 2 to showcase the vernacular spirit of Indian film and literature.
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been awarded 2016 Digital Innovator of the Year
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