Category Archives: November 2016

Nov 30 216

  • The 7th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) will be held from December 2, 2016 at Science City in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • The 7th edition of Heart of Asia (HoA) – Istanbul Ministerial Process will be held in Amritsar, Punjab from December 3, 2016.
  • Ruskin Bond has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th edition of Raymond Crossword Book Award on November 29, 2016 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • MM Kutty, a 1985 batch IAS officer, has been appointed as the new Delhi chief secretary.
  • Lewis Hamilton, a British Formula One racing driver from England, has won the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • The Delhi High court on November 29, 2016,  directed that a son, irrespective of his marital status does not have any legal right to live in his parents’ house.
  • Supreme Court Mandates Playing National Anthem in Theatres Before Movies
  • According to the ‘Global Enabling Trade Report 2016’ of World Economic Forum (WEF), India has improved its ranking by four places to 102nd position among 136 economies in terms of enabling cross border trade.
  • Public Sector Bank’s Gross NPAs increased nearly Rs 80,000 crore in July-September 2016
  • Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Ltd (CMPDI) the consultancy arm of Coal India Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding(MoU) with Mumbai based SBI Capital Markets to increase their market share in the rapidly growing consultancy area.
  • Arunachal Pradesh and Thailand signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on November 29, 2016 for promoting cooperation and collaboration between the states.
  • Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography “Playing it my Way” has won the Crossword Book of the Year Award (Autobiography category)
  • US President-elect Donald Trump nominated a second Indian-American woman, Dr. Seema Verma to a top administration position on November 29, 2016, as in charge of a federal agency within the health department.
  • Scientists in Israel has developed the world’s first “water-wave laser,” that generates laser radiation through the interaction between light and water waves.
  • The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairman R K Chaturvedi has launched its digital portal named ‘Parinam Manjusha’ to provide easier access to academic documents online
  • Seven-year-old Hashim Mansoor from Kashmir’s Bandipora district has won a gold medal at the Asian Youth Karate Championships, being held at New Delhi.
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Nov 29 2016

  • 47th Edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2016 held in Goa
  • ICICI Bank’s Adopted Akodara Village becomes India’s first Digital Village
  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has been nominated by the Central Government to head the sub-committee of Chief Ministers of five States constituted to deal with the situation arising out of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes.
  • 78 schemes covered under DBT system 
  • Zimbabwe launches ‘bond notes’ currency in bid to ease cash crunch.Currency hold its value against the U.S. dollar
  • Amitabh Bachchan Starrer Pink To Be Screened at UN Headquarters on Special Invitation
  • Mumbai based ICICI Bank announced to transform 100 villages into ‘ICICI Digital Villages’ in 100 days to enable villagers go in cash less banking and payments transactions.
  • Union government lead by PM Narendra Modi has approved six proposals from four developers to set up new special economic zones (SEZs) IT and biotechnology across Telangana, Haryana and Karnataka . 
  • Pankaj Advani claims bronze medal at IBSF World Snooker Championship
  • Goa will become the first state in India to go cashless from December 31, 2016.
  • “Magical Piano”, a short film by the Toonz Media Group, has won an award at the prestigious UNESCO Salon Youth Video Competition 2016.
  • The Argentina Davis Cup team has won the 2016 edition of Davis Cup tennis tournament by defeating Croatia in the final by 3-2 in Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Lt-General A K Bhatt has been appointed as the new Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO)

Nov 28 2016

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently launched the ‘Indian Police at Your Call’ mobile app at a national police conference in Hyderabad organised by the Intelligence Bureau (IB)
  • In celebration of the 50th anniversary of United Nations Commission on International TradeLaw (UNCITRAL), UN organised the two day conference “Global Standards for Rule-based Commerce” at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi from November 28, 2016.
  • Association for Promoting Social Action (APSA), a Bengaluru based NGO, haslaunched a 16-day campaign ‘Every8Minutes’ to create awareness against child trafficking and missing children in the city.
  • Delhi displaces Mumbai as India’s economic capital, claims Oxford Economics report
  • Maharashtra based  RBL Bank has tied up with non banking finance company Bajaj Finance to launch a series of co-branded credit cards for Indian customers.
  • Utkarsh Micro Finance gets final nod by RBI to set up Small Finance Bank 
  • Mobiwiki launched mobile app ‘MobiKwik Lite ‘to make life easier for small business holders
  • Indian teen golfer Aditi Ashok defeated Nanna Koerstz Madsen to win the inaugural Qatar Ladies Open in Doha, Qatar on November 26, 2016.
  • Argentina defeated Croatia to win their first ever maiden Davis Cup tennis title in Zagreb, Croatia on November 28, 2016
  • Indian team wins silver in World Robot Olympiad held at Greater Noida
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world, celebrated its 68th Raising Day on 27th November 2016.

Nov 27 2016

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Humsafar train between Gorakhpur and Delhi`s Anand Vihar terminus from Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh on November 27, 2016.
  • The Reserve Bank of India has increased the Cash Reserve Requirement (CRR) for excess deposits amount collected in banks between September 16 and November 11 to 100% while the current CRR is 4%, effective from November 25, 2016.
  • Lt Gen Qamar Bajwa has been appointed as the chief of Pakistan Army by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He will replace Gen Raheel Sharif who will retire on November 29, 2016.
  • Indian golfer from Kolkata, Smriti Mehra played clinched her maiden Hero womens Professional Golf Tour title with a total score of 208 after 54 holes at the Palms Golf Club and Resort in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on November 27, 2016.
  • Lewis Hamilton win his 53rd Grand Prix title , while Rosberg, Sebastian, Verstappen claims the second, third and fourth position respectively on November 27, 2016 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • India’s largest ride-hailing service Ola cabs has tied up with lenders like State Bank of India (SBI) and Punjab National Bank (PNB) to set up mobile ATM in the cab to help people withdraw cash easily.
  • Indian Railways and IRCTC have included “transgender as third gender” in the option alongside male and female in ticket reservation and cancellation forms both online and offline.
  • Former Asian Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan will be presented the ‘Best Boxer’ award by the International Boxing Association for his performance this year, during the world body’s 70th anniversary celebrations on December 20.

Nov 26 2016

  • The Constitution Day (or Samvidhan Divas) is celebrated every year in India on November 26 to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India.
  • Fidel Castro (90), the revolutionary leader and former President of Cuba, has recently passed away in Havana, Cuba
  • M C Mary Kom, an Olympic bronze-medallist and a 5-time world champion, to be honoured with ‘Legends Award’ by International Boxing Association (AIBA) on December 20,2016.
  • The Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh has recently launched e-pashuhaat portal (www.epashuhaat.gov.in) to connect farmers and breeders of bovine animals.
  • Second Edition of Windmill Festival to be held  in Mumbai
  • 51st Annual Conference of Directors General and Inspectors General of Police 2016 began in Hyderabad.
  • Canara bank and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance sign agreement to sell insurance product
  • Mariamma Koshy appointed as New president of Hockey India 
  • Cyrus Mistry removed as Tata Steel chairman during board meeting held in Mumbai on November 25, 2016. He was replaced by former head of SBI, O P Bhatt
  • Sachin Singh (49kg) wins Gold Medal at the Aiba Youth World Boxing Championships St Petersburg 2016 held at St Peterburg, Russia on 26 November 2016. He defeated Jorge Grinan of Cuba.
  • Every year National Milk day is observed on 26th November in the memory of Father of the White Revolution Verghese Kurien on his birth anniversary.First National Milk day was observed on November 26, 2014.

Nov 25 2016

  • The Rajasthan government will start the Annapurna rasoi programme to provide quality meal at cheap price to people belonging to the weaker.
  • Indian Railways will soon introduce an advanced system “Tri-Netra” on its trains which will help to reduce train accidents
  • Mumbai Ranked Among World’s Top Trending Tourist Destinations For 2017
  • Kerala based South Indian Bank has launched contactless debit card which is based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology on November 2, 2016.
  • Two natural disasters including a powerful hurricane and an offshore earthquake hit the Central America simultaneously on November 24, 2016 in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Costa Rica.
  • Nalini Sriharan’s autobiography, “Rajiv Gandhi assasin, hidden truths, Priyanka meeting Nalini” Released.
  • Former Editor of Times of India Dileep Padgaonkar passes away
  • Every year on November 25, 2016 is celebrated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world

Nov 24 2016

  • The Andhra Pradesh government has recently launched the “Smart Water Distribution Monitoring” web interface through which people can check the status of drinking water in the water tanks nearby.
  • Captain Radhika Menon from India has been honoured with the 2016 International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Award
  • India has recently signed bank information sharing deal with Switzerland for the implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) between the two countries.
  • Yudhvir Singh Malik, an 1983-batch Haryana cadre IAS officer, has been appointed as the new Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
  • The 2017 Energy Club of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be chaired by Turkey which is the first non-SCO country to do so.
  • Maharashtra based YES Bank, announced a partnership with Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) on November 24, 2016 to digitise payment of bus tickets for Gujarat People.
  • The US President-elect Donald Trump on November 23, 2016 appointed Nikki Haleyof South Carolina to serve as US ambassador to the United Nations.

Nov 23 2016

  • Pankaj Patel has been elected as the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for the year 2017.
  • The Palampur Assembly Constituency has become the India’s first e-assembly constituency at Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh.
  • The 2nd edition of the Windmill Festival, touted as India’s first International Children’s festival, will be held at Reliance Jio Garden in Mumbai on January 14 and 15, 2017.
  • Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand has been conferred the first ‘World Sanskrit Award’ for her contribution towards promotion of the language by the Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi.
  • The fifth edition of International Tourism Mart began in Imphal on November 23, 2016.
  • Airtel Payments Bank Ltd (Airtel Bank), a subsidiary of the country’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel, started its first pilot banking services in Rajasthan from November 23, 2016.
  • NABARD has sanctioned Rs. 21,000 crores to the District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) to help farmers in Rabi agricultural seasons.
  • Sun Pharma to acquire 85% stake in Russia’s Biosintez for $60 million
  • The 13th World Robot Olympiad(WRO) to be held for the first time in India this year

Nov 22 2016

  • India has recently become an associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world.Its headquarters is in Geneva
  • Akshaya Mukul, the senior journalist, has been awarded the 2016 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his book “Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India”
  • Ram Naresh Yadav (89), the Veteran Congress leader and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, has recently passed away in Lucknow
  • India & Switzerland Sign ‘Joint Declaration’ for the implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI)
  • Prime Minister of Portuguese, Antonio Costa will be the Chief Guest at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention which will be held in Bengaluru from January 7 to 9, 2017.
  • The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has recognized Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand with the first ‘World Sanskrit Award’ for the year 2015 while American linguist and Indologist Prof. George Cardona with World Sanskrit Award for the year 2016
  • Pankaj R Patel was elected as the new President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for the year 2017. He will replace Harshavardhan Neotia,Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group.
  • Agni-I successfully test fired from Odisha Coast
  • Veteran vocalist and Padma Vibhushan awardee M Murali Krishna passed away in Chennai on November 22 2016. He was 86.

Nov 21 2016

  • SP Balasubrahmaniam, the legendary singer, has been honored with the 2016 Centenary Indian Film Personality of the year award at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2016 at Panaji in Goa
  • The Indore-Patna Express train derailed in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh early morning about 3.10am on November 21, 2016
  • The income-tax (I-T) department department has signed a contract with L&T Infotech Ltd to launch Project Insight in May 2017 from May 2017
  • The 10-day-festival ‘Sangai Festival 2016’ inaugurated by Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh on November 21 2016. It will continue till November 30 2016
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on November 21, 2016, inaugurated the six-lane Greenfield Agra-Lucknow Expressway at Bangarmau in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh
  • India has been ranked 20th on Climate ChangePerformance Index (CCPI) 2017 according to Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe Publication.
  • 2016 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit or the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week which started on 14 November 2016 came to an end on 20 November 2016 in Lima, Peru.
  • World’s first Bollywood theme park was inaugurated in Dubai on 17 November 2016. The name of the park is Bollywood Parks, and it is a part of Dubai Parks and Resorts (DPR) which is the “largest integrated theme park resort” of Dubai.
  • Mahesh Bhalla Appointed As Chief Mentor Of StartupsClub India
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned ‘INS Chennai’, the third indigenously built guided missile destroyer in Kolkata class on November 21, 2016.
  • Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to win ATP World Tour Finals, seals rank one for year 2016
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar defeats Jeev Milkha Singh to win Indonesia Open
  • World Television Day – November 21 2016

Nov 20 2015

  • Israeli president Reuven Rivlin arrived India on November 14, 2016 on a six-day visit to strengthen bilateral ties.
  • Smriti Irani distributed PAHCHAN Identity Cards to Artisans in Gujarat
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojna, an ambitious housing scheme for rural poor, in Agra on November 20, 2016.
  • Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs andInternational Cooperation, has been conferred the prestigious Mother Teresa International Award by the Mumbai-based NGO Harmony Foundation
  • Indian-American author Amitav Ghosh has been named for the 2016 Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award  in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Indian literary space.
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh honoured Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar with Dr Nagendra Singh International Peace Award for his efforts in ensuring world peace on November 20 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.
  • Umaro Sissoco Embalo sworn in as the PM of Guinea-Bissau
  • Next Generation Weather Satellite GOES-R launched by NASA
  • PV Sindhu won maiden China Open Super Series title defeating Sun Yu of china
  • The Universal Children’s Day celebrated on November 20 2016

Nov 19 2016

  • The 2016 World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, has started in London, United Kingdom (UK).
  • The Telangana government has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indian unit of Microsoft Corporation for digital Telangana programme.
  • International Conference on Brucellosis 2016 and the 69th meeting of the International Society on Brucellosis was inaugurated in New Delhi from November 17 to 19, 2016
  • The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, inaugurated the Rail Vikas Shivir at Surajkund (Faridabad, Haryana ) through video conferencing on November 18, 2016.
  • India and the UK have signed 3 Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) on November 18, 2016, to have a smooth taxation system between the two and reduce differences arising between the two due to transfer pricing issues.
  • A revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion (DTAA) with respect to taxes on income, along with its protocol, was signed between India and Cyprus on November 18, 2016 in Nicosia (Cyprus)
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik announced that The Government has approved the establishment of National Institute of Sowa Rigpa at Leh (Jammu & Kashmir)
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced in an online press conference on November 19, 2016, that the Zika Virus occurrence will no longer poses a world public health emergency.
  • World’s oldest central bank, Central Bank of Sweden is taking step to launch a national digital currency e-krona to solve the problem of a dramatic drop in the domestic use of cash.
  • Iran exceeds Saudi Arabia, becomes India’s top crude oil supplier
  • Dr Sonam Wangchuk of Ladakh won Rolex Global Enterprise Award
  • Catholic Syrian Bank appoint C.V.R. Rajendran as MD & CEO
  • World Toilet Day – November 19 2016

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

Nov 17 2016

  • Google launched photo scanning app
  • Bejing and its adjacent areas have issued orange alert for pollution
  • Actress Sonam Kapoor has won best actress award for her film Neeraja at the Asian movie awards to be held in Dubai
  • 1947 -is aadhar toll free helpline number
  • Rustom-2 unmanned combat air vehicle is successfully completed its first flight. Its developed by DRDO
  • Indian golfer SSP Chowrasia won Asian tour title
  • Axis bank is set to launch intelligent banking chat bots
  • Anil ambani led Reliance group has launched UNLIMIT,an independent unit that will provide IoT (internet of things)services
  • World philosophy day is observed on third Thursday of every November
  • Jaipur is set to host National children’s film festival with the theme Make in India
  • Post-truth is declared as word of the year by for the year 2016 by oxford dictionaries
  • Chattisgarh became the first state to adopt a resolution that welcomes demonetization scheme of Central govt
  • Indian Navy will get four advanced maritime reconnaissance aircraft  P-8I
  • Hunar Haat(Skill Haat) is the exhibition organised by ministry of minority affairs at international trade fair 2016 to exhibit and promote artisans from minority communities

Nov 16 2016

  • India and ADB signed 500 million UD dollar loan to build country’s longest river bridge across river Ganga in Bihar
  • Harshit Bhatt has replaced Cyrus mystry as chairman of  Tata Global beverages
  • Federal research and methodological centre for tolorence psychology and education has won 2016 UNESCO -madanjeet Singh prizet for the promotion of tolorence and non violence
  • Maharashtra became first state in India to adopt Fly ash utilization policy
  • The union cabinet approved constitution of special committee for interlinking of rivers
  • India and Israel have signed two agreements in the field of water resource management and agriculture
  • International solar alliance framework which is the brainchild of PM Narendra modi is signed by 20 countries
  • The 2016 world internet conference is going to be held in Wuzhen ,China
  • International day for tolerance and peace is celebrated on Nov 16
  • “Hand in hand 2016 ” India China joint training exercise is kicked off in pune
  • Zakir Naik’s NGO Islamic research foundation is declared illegal
  • Tajamul Islam won gold at kickboxing championship held at Italy
  • Padmini Rout has won national women chess championship
  • Union budget for 2017 will be presented on Feb 1
  • Federal bank has received permission from RBI to open its first oversea branch at Dubai international financial centre

Nov 15 2016

  • China has successfully launched X-ray pulsar navigation satellite XPNAV-1 that will conduct inorbit experiments
  • New Zealand is hit with earthquake of magnitude 7.8
  • Israel President Reuven Rivlin has arrived at New Delhi
  • e-ttansactions and ATM charges are waved off till December 31
  • A team from IIT Madras has successfully transformed nanoscale pieces of silver to gold and vice versa
  • India-US has collaborated to study on pelagic fish
  • A task force has been formed under the chairmanship of RBI deputy Governor S S Mundra for recalibration of ATMs
  • State bank of India is the first bank to rollout newly issued 500 rupees notes
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the operations of Gwadar port
  • Super moon was observed on Nov -14

Nov 14 2016

  • Nov 14 iis observed as world diabetes day
  • Australia has announced national rollout of an online programme for preschoolers to learn foreign languages including Hindi
  • PM Narendra modi inaugurated the international conference and exhibition on sugarcane value chain -vision 2025 sugar at pune
  • “ESIC” Employee state insurance corporation has launched “Kahin bhi Kabhi bhi” medical facilities for its beneficiaries of Delhi
  • PM Narendra modi flagged off shabd bhedi super fast weekly express train from ghaziapur to Kolkata
  • India international trade fair begins at pragati maidan New Delhi
  • Swiss tennis master Roger Federer bagged ATP sportsman of the year award
  • Lewis Hamilton won Brazilian grand Prix
  • Golfer Aditi ashok became first Indian women to win a ladies European tour title “Hero women’s Indian open”
  • Jalandhar based capital small finance bank ltd(India’s first small finance bank) has commenced operations

Nov 13 2016

  • A Gopinathan is reappointed to the joint inspection unit of the united Nations by general assembly
  • Columbia and FARC rebel group have announced new peace agreement
  • PM Narendra modi laid foundation stone for Mopa green field international airport and Tuem electronic manufacturing cluster in Goa
  • India and Bhutan have signed bilateral trade agreement for one year
  • Punjab national Bank has won surjit hockey tournament
  • Sydney Australia will host 2018 invictus game for wounded military persons
  • Narinder Batra is elected as President of international hockey federation
  • Pawan Goenka is appoeinted as MD of mahindra and mahindra
  • Facebook cofounder Mark Zukerberg is named as “business person of the year” 2016 by fortune magazine
  • Ujjivan financial services limited has received license from RBI to set up small finance bank busines

Nov 12 2016

  • Australia ratifies Paris deal on climate change
  • Raj Bisaria has been selected for Kalidas Samman award for 2015-16
  • India and Japan signed ten agreements to boost bilateral trade
  • PM Narendra modi and his couterpart japanese PM Shinzo Abe exchanged MoU of cooperation between Gujarat govt and Hyogo prefecture
  • Public service broadcasting day observed on Nov 12
  • India and Japan signed landmark nuclear deal
  • Russian swimmer Vitaly Melkinov banned for 8 years on charges of doping
  • Legendary cricketer Rahul Dravid has been appointed as brand ambassador for t-20 blind world cup
  • IMF has approved 12 billion dollars loan to Egypt
  • SBI net profit shrinked by 35% for d quarter July-Sep
  • Paytm acquires Delhi based shopsity
  • Kumbakonam based city union bank has launched countries first banking robot called Lakshmi
  • UDAN -Ude desh ka aam naagarik 

Nov 11 2016

  • The competition committee of India is selected to host 2018 international competition network in New Delhi
  • Himachal Pradesh govt launched Mukhya mantri shikshak samman yojana
  • Tennis player Maria Sharapova has been appointed as UN good will ambassador when her doping ban expires in April 1
  • Mukesh Ambani is third in the list of richest Asian
  • SAIL has won golden peacock award  for corporate governance
  • Anil bokil is the real brain behind the PM Narendra Modi’s currency withdrawal move
  • Mike Pence is appointed as vice President elect of US by US President Donald Trump

Nov 10 2016

  • The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda has recently launched the “Healthy India Initiative” magazine and “No More Tension” mobile App for promotion of health and to strengthen the health communications programmes in New Delhi.
  • The 2018 International Competition Network (ICN) annual conference will be hosted by Competition Commission of India (CCI) at New Delhi in March –April 2018.
  • The Chhattisgarh government has launched “Lakshya Bhagirathi” campaign to complete the irrigation projects that could not be completed.
  • Guy Ryder has been re-elected Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • Amitav Ghosh, an acclaimed Indian-American fiction author, will be honoured with the Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Indian literary space.
  • The 2016 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will be held in Lima, Peru from November 19-20.
  • The Union Minister of Human Resource and Development, Prakash Javadekar has launched the world’s largest digital national building initiative “Smart India Hackathon 2017” in New Delhi to harness creativity & technical expertise of over 30 lakh students from technology institutes in remotest parts of India.
  • The Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana has been launched by Rajiv Pratap Rudy, who is the Minister of State (I/C) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. It is the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)’s flagship scheme on entrepreneurship education and training.
  • The second-edition of BRICS Communication Ministers meeting has started in Bengaluru, Karnataka on November 10.
  • Republican Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States. Mr. Trump is now the oldest person to be elected President.
  • The 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress was recently held in New Delhi. It was attended by 900 participants from 60 countries.

Nov 09 2016

  • Heisnam Kanhailal (75), the Manipur-based theatre legend, has recently passed away  in Imphal, Manipur.
  • The Bathukamma festival is a floral festival, which is celebrated every year by the Hindu women of Telangana.
  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) Day is celebrated every year on October 8. Recently, the 84th anniversary of the IAF has been celebrated with traditional pomp and gaiety at the National Defence Academy (NDA)
  • India’s first-ever international arbitration centre has set up in Mumbai, Maharashtra on October 8, 2016.
  • The World Post Day (WPD) is observed each year on October 9 to commemorate the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland.
  • Doordarshan has recently signed an agreement with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) regarding the transmission of 4 Gyan Darshan Educational channels.
  • Nico Roseberg has won 2016 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix
  • The book “Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha” has been authored by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Nov 08 2016

  • Kanubhai Gandhi (87), grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and a former NASA scientist, has recently passed away in Surat, Gujarat
  • Syrian freelance journalist Hadi Abdullah has been bestowed with the 2016 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) – TV5 Monde Press Freedom Prize in journalist category for reporting from some of the most perilous zones in his country’s 5-year-old war.
  • The 64th edition of International Congress of Aviation and Space medicine (IAASM) has started in New Delhi on November 7
  • Recently, Indian wushu team has won 5 medals in 8th Sanda World Cup at Xian, China. In it, Y Sanathoi Devi won the silver for India in 52kg category
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned $48 million loan to help Assam state continue to its drive to improve access to efficient and reliable power in the national capital
  • The Rashtriya Kalidas Samman will be conferred to Banshi Kaul for 2016-17 and Raj Bisaria for 2015-16.
  • The book “The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology” has been authored by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil.
  • The Indian Army successfully completed the task of laying an irrigation pipeline for the villagers in Demchok region of Eastern Ladakh.
  • Govt to open Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Kendra in every Parliamentary Constituency
  • India’s third largest private sector bank Axis Bank has announced its partnership with Flipkart to launch ‘Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card’.
  • Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai has been appointed as the chairman of the Fund Trustee and Advisory Commission (FTAC), Kerela.

Nov 07 2016

  • India has been ranked 2nd out of 36 nations on the global business optimism index during the third quarter (July-September 2016)
  • The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has started at Marrakech in Morocco on November 7.
  • The National Cancer Awareness Day is observed every year in India on November 7
  • M Rajeshwar Rao has been appointed as the new Executive Director (ED) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  • Praveen Kumar Sharma has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Central Registry of Securitisation Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest of India (CERSAI).
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to be the mascot of ‘Incredible India’ campaign
  • India and Britain signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on intellectual property rights (IPR) and ease of doing business following delegation-level talks led by Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Theresa May.
  • Life Insurance Corp., has been the country’s most attractive brand in the banking and financial services segment for the third year.
  • Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi to establish a ‘Joint Advanced Technology Centre’ (JATC).
  • 128th birth anniversary of CV Raman – November 7 2016

Nov 06 2016

  • Online platform Nyaaya expanding indian laws launched
  • After‘Operation Calm down’ in South Kashmir, Army is now aiming on another operation’School Chalo, under which it identifies areas and provides students with free coaching and make them participate in extra-curricular activities.
  • Buddha Mahotsava kicks off in Arunachal Pradesh
  • National Green Tribunal(NGT) given its approval for the week-long annual Baliyatra festival from November 14 at the designated ground if the same was not located on Mahanadi riverbed as was alleged in the original application (OA).
  • 3 day International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition PETROTECH-2016  inaugurated by  Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on December 5,2016.It was organised by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Anurag Bhushan unveiled Mahatma Gandhi statue in Dubai
  • India among world’s top 3 countries for launching new start-ups
  • Google capital changed its name to capitalG

Nov 05 2016

  • The Assam government has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN to boost State air connectivity.
  • Pandit Amaradeva (88), the legendary Sri Lankan singer and composer, has recently passed away in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka
  • The first-ever World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) has been observed on November 5, 2016.
  • The book “An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India” has been authored by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, the Lok Sabha MP.
  • The 12th edition of International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition “Petrotech-2016” will be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on December 5
  • The Government of India (GoI) will host the 2016 International Energy Forum – International Gas Union (IEF-IGU) Ministerial Forum in New Delhi on December 6, 2016, which is also supported by GAIL (India) Limited and the Natural Gas Society of India.
  • The first ever International Agro-biodiversity Congress (IAC) has started in New Delhi on November 6, 2016.
  • Indian women’s hockey team has won the 4th edition of the 2016 Asian Women’s Hockey Champions trophy- 2016 by defeating China in the final by 2-1 in Singapore.
  • The three day Indian Languages Festival (ILF) Samanvay, focusing on the themes of ‘Language as Public action’ commenced with the noted Gandhian Ela Bhat in New Delhi on November 5 2016.
  • India and Venezuela sign deals to increase oil production worth $1.45 billion
  • The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Mumbai-based RBL Bank announced a new loan portfolio guarantee that will facilitate up to $75 million for lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in off-grid, solar rooftops, and energy efficiency sectors.
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) launched ‘Startup Mentorship Circle‘ in Mumbai to mentor startups
  • Taylor Swift has topped Forbes magazine’s list of the highest-earning female
  • Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley awarded the Haryana government was conferred with the award for outstanding work in the field of e-governance at the ‘State of the States Conclave 2016’ in New Delhi.
  • Kamala Harris, California’s Attorney General, is on the cusp of becoming the first Indian- American Senator in the US Congress
  • Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (MMS) has set the Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal at 70,000 kilometres above the surface of the Earth by NASA( National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Nov 04 2016

  • India will host 7th session of Conference of Parties (COP7) on tobacco control from November 7-12, 2016 at India Exposition Mart in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Jagat Prakash Nadda, the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, has recently launched “Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan” in New Delhi to improve health care facilities for pregnant women. Under the scheme, pregnant ladies will be given free health check-up and required treatment free of cost on 9th of every month
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated Asia’s largest man-made “Jungle Safari” at Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh.
  • LinkedIn has signed MoU with Union Ministry of Human Resource Development to create more jobs opportunities for Indian students. As part of the MoU
  • The Bhitarkanika National Park is a national park located in the Kendrapara District, Odisha.
  • The Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched an online survey for Overseas Indian Citizens in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
  • The 7th edition of Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) has inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on November 3, which will continue till November 5, 2016.
  • The Chief Minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal has recently launched the “Aware and Care” campaign by flagging off 100 Information Education Communication (IEC) mobile vans.
  • India, Sweden agree to enhance collaboration in energy sector
  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee distributed 43,000 bicycles to class eleventh students of state-run, aided and sponsored schools under ‘Sabuj Sathi’ at Jamboni in West Midnapore.
  • Paris climate change agreement entered into force
  • Central Government has canceled the three licenses of over 11,000 NGOs under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) for failing to apply for their renewal within the deadline.
  • Indian-origin researcher Shamik Chowdhury won the German Green Talent award
  • Meryl Streep considered for Golden Globes lifetime award
  • Marking another milestone in the progress of India, a young Indian lawyer Aniruddha Rajput has won a seat in the hotly-contested United Nations (UN) General Assembly
  • Bollywood Actor Ranveer Sing was named the first Indian ambassador for promoting 2017 Switzerland Tourism’s campaign- “Nature wants you back“.
  • Japan launched a next-generation geostationary meteorological satellite “Himawari-9.

Nov 03 2016

  • ICICI Bank Ltd has launched “ICICI Bank Home Overdraft” facility for salaried customers.
  • Kim Byong-joon has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of South Korea on November 2, 2016.
  • Team India’s limited-overs cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named as the top most valued athlete in India, as per the recently released Forbes Fab 40
  • Maharashtra will be the first state in India to launch cyber police stations in each district to nab cyber criminals.
  • GST Council approved a four-tier GST tax structure of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%, with lower rates for essential items and the highest for luxury and de-merits goods that would also attract an additional cess
  • Minister of Railways inaugurates International Conference on Decarbonisation of Indian Railways in New Delhi
  • The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) runs the World Wide Web and has begun its 7days annual general meeting in Hyderabad.
  • The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu launched ‘Jana Chaitanya Yatra’ in Andhra Pradesh to highlight the welfare and developmental initiatives of the government.
  • Google has associated with Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) for 360 degree virtual tour of 280-odd monuments across the country.
  • YES BANK,Country’s 5th largest private sector lender has launched its “YES MOBILE 2.0” mobile Banking app with multiple industry first features, and extensive support for Banking transactions on Apple and Android based Smart Watches
  • Centre has levied anti-dumping duty on imports of steel wire rods from China to protect domestic manufacturers from cheap in-bound shipments
  • Kolkata-born Sarabjit Singh Marwah becomes Canada’s first Sikh Senator
  • TRAI set 512 kbps as minimum broadband speed in India
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States has successfully finished building the largest space telescope — one that is 100 times powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope.

Nov 02 2016

  • Sushil Chandra, a 1980-batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (IRS), is the newly appointed chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes
  • MN Sharma (93), the first chief architect of Chandigarh, has recently passed away in Chandigarh.
  • The Kerala government has launched four major programmes viz. Parippida Mission, Haritha Keralam, Ardram and Life—in the education, health, housing and sanitation sectors to mark the 60th anniversary of the state on November 1, 2016
  • Katherine Elizabeth Espín of Ecuador has won the crown of 2016 Miss Earth at the Mall of Asia Arena, Philippines.
  • The joint military training exercise “Sampriti-2016” will be conducted between India and Bangladesh at Tangail, Dhaka,
  • The book “Immortal: Death is certain for all who are born…or is it?” has been authored by Krishna Udayasankar
  • PM Narendra Modi launched the Saur Sujala Yojana in Chhattisgarh in order to provide solar powered irrigation pumps to farmers at a subsidized price.
  • Ministry of HUPA and Common Services Centre e-Governance Services India Limited of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enabling online submission of applications under PMAY(Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana)
  • Delhi govt launches Rs.200Cr Yamuna riverfront project at Sonia Vihar
  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is the proposed big-regional Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between 16 Asia-Pacific countries including India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the 10-member ASEAN.
  •  BSE aimed to operationalise the international exchange by early next year. Mock trading for the same commenced from October 3
  • ICICI Bank has launched home loan overdraft facility for salaried customers against their home loans.
  • ATM Manufacture NCR bags largest ATM order from SBI for over 7,000 machines
  • Indian actor Rekha will be honoured by the upcoming Dubai International Film Festival with a Lifetime Achievement Award
  • China displayed its Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time on  the function of opening the country’s biggest meeting of aircraft makers and buyers with a show of its military power.
  • India’s Palpreet Singh  included in 2016 NBA D-League Draft.
  • Indian Shuttler Pratul  won maiden title at Bahrain International Challenge.

Nov 01 2016

  • The United Nations’ World Cities Day is observed every year on October 31
  • The Punjab government has observed November 1 as ‘No Tobacco Day’ in an effort to discourage tobacco use in the State.
  • Kylie Verzosa from Philippines has been crowned Miss International 2016 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
  • PM Modi kicked-off Haryana’s ‘Swarna Jayanti’ celebrations from Gurugram’s Tau Devi Lal stadium on November 1, 2016.
  • Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 to curb black money comes into effect from Nov 1, 2016
  • Government fixed minimum wage of farm worker Rs 350 per day
  • Kerala becomes 3rd open defecation free state
  • The RBI has opened a second office of the Banking Ombudsman in New Delhi, taking into account the significant increase of the banking network.
  • Banks to report frauds of Rs 1 crore and above to CVC
  • NHPC commissioned 50 MW wind power project in Rajasthan
  • Veteran journalist S Nihal Singh has been awarded with ‘Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award’for his outstanding contribution to journalism which is presented by the Press Council of India.
  • Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is appointed Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak as Brand Ambassador of Swachh Rail Mission on October 1, 2016.
  • Lewis Hamilton won Mexican Grand Prix