Current Affairs Oct-Nov 2016

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CURRENT AFFAIRS
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IMPORTANT NEWS :
 India ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change by depositing the instruments of ratification with the United Nation on October 2, 2016, the 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.India is the 62nd country to ratify the agreement which will enter into force one month after 55 countries that account for 55 per cent of global emissions ratify the agreement.
 GSAT-18 that aims at providing telecommunications services for the country by strengthening ISRO’S current fleet of 14 operational telecom satellites was launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).
GSAT-18 is the 20th satellite from ISRO to be launched by the European space agency.
 The 8th BRICS summit concluded in Goa on October 16, 2016.
The declaration at the annual summit of grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa called upon all nations to adopt a comprehensive approach in combating terrorism, violent extremism, radicalisation , recruitment, movement of terrorists including foreign terrorists and blocking sources of financing terrorism.
Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions was the theme of the 8th BRICS Summit.
 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced the creation of a peace prize in honour of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, and said he was awarding in to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
 Portugal’s former PM Antonio Guterres was formally approved to be next UN Secretary General.
 An angry Maldives quit the commonwealth on October 13, 2016 protesting the grouping’s “unjust” decision to penalise it over the circumstances that led to then president Mohamed Nasheed’s outer in 2012 and the lack of subsequent progress in resolving the political unrest.
 Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the world’s longest reigning monarch, died in hospital.
 China Successfully launches Longest Manned Space Mission The Shenzhou 11mission.
 Kochi on October 19, 2016 became the first Indian city to be officially declared as one of the venues for hosting the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World cup.
 India rank Grim 97 of 118 countries on Hunger Index.
The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a multidimensional statistical tool used to describe the state of countries hunger situation. It describes India’s hunger situation as ‘serious’. The index was released by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
 India’s Sourabh Verma clinched the Chinese Taipei Masters Grand Prix Badminton Men’s Singles title.
 President Pranab Mukherjee on October 6, 2016 inaugurated the first edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi. The summit was organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) with emphasis on the need to limit the rise of climate change. The theme of the summit was ‘Beyond 2015 : People, Planet and Progress’.
 India has been ranked 39th among the 138 countries in the 2016- 17 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). The index was released as part of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global
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Competitiveness Report for 2016-17. Top five ranking countries are Switzerland (1st), Singapore (2nd), United States(3rd), Netherlands (4th) and Germany (5th).
In the 2016-17 edition of GCI, India has jumped 16 places compared to 55th position in 2015-16 GCI.
 India continues to rank low at 130th position in terms of ease of doing business. In the World Bank’s 2016 ‘Doing Business’ repot, India’s place remained unchanged from last year’s original ranking of 130 among the 190 economies that were assessed on various parameters.
 India improved its ranking in the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Report 2016 has by climbing 21 spots to rank 87th.
 The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved ‘Project SAKSHAM’ , a New Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).
It will help in extension of the Indian Customs Single Window Interface for Facilitating Trade (SWIFT) and other taxpayer friendly initiatives under Digital India and Ease of doing Business of CBEC.
 The Centre has constituted a four-member Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), under the Chairmanship of M.S. Sahoo.
 ICICI Bank is the first bank in India and among the first few globally to use blockchain technology in realtime basis to exchange and authenticate remittance transaction messages. With the blockchain technology, the entire process takes only a few minutes as against a few days earlier.
India-Russia Ink Defence, Energy Deals:
The six important deals of 16 agreements between India and Russia are :-
 A group led by Russian state oil major Rosneft agreed to buy a refinery unit of the Essar group and facilities including a port, for $12.9 billion.
 The two countries to build at least 200 Kamov 226T helicopters in India for defence forces.
 India will also buy surface- to-air missile systems and stealth frigate from Moscow.
 Putin said Russia will be able to build a dozen nuclear reactors in India over the next 20 years.
 An MoU signed to set up an investment fund of $1 billion by National Investment and Infrastructure Fund and Russian Direct Investment Fund.
 A joint study will be commissioned to transport gas from Russia to India Via a cross-continental pipeline.
Major Awards:
 Veteran Hollywood actor Robert De Niro has been chosen for the 44th annual Chaplin Award for 2017 for his four-decade long services to the world as an actor.
 Four agriculture Scientists- Dr. Maria Andrade from Cape Verde, Robert Mwanga from Uganda, Jan Low from America and Howarth Bouis were jointly honoured with the coveted World Food Prize-2016.
 Nobel prize, one of the most prestigious honours of the world were announced for the year 2016 in Medicine , Physics, Chemistry, Literature, and in Economics in different dates in October this year.
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MEDICINE- Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi, a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology was honoured with the Nobel prize in medicine for his ground-breaking research on autophagy, a process whereby cells ‘eat’ themselves when they break down in body.
PHYSICS- Three British- born scientists David Touless , Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz were declared the joint winner of the 2016 Noble prize in Physics.
CHEMISTRY- Jean-Pierre Sauvage of France, J. France Stoddart of Bernard Feringe of the Netherlands shared the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
PEACE- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel prize on October 7.
ECONOMIC- British born Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland Were declared the joint winners of the noble prize in Economic.
LITERATURE- The 2016 Noble Prize in Literature went to singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, who became the first American to win the Noble in Literature.
 C. Radhakrishnan chosen for Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016.
 Paul Beatty was on October 25, 2016 honoured with the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his novel ‘The Sellout’.
Books And Authors:
 In the Footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi and Sanitation—Sudarshan Iyangar
 Inside Unreal Estate—Sushil Kumar Sayal, Panguin
 Democratic Dynasties, State, Party and Family in Contemporary politics—Kanchan Chandra, Cambridge University Press
 The Battlefields of Imphal : The Second World War and North East India—Hemant Singh Katoch, Routledge India
 Safeguarding India : Essay on Security and Governance--- NN Vohra, Harper Collins
 Van Gogh’s Ear : The True Story – Bernadette Murphy, Chatto & Windus
Acronyms:
 GTF – Global Tiger Forum
 CINTAA – Cine and TV Artistests Association
 DGCA – Director General of Civil Aviation
 FAA – Federal Aviation Administration
 GHI – Global Hunger Index
 CMAG – Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group
 NIIF – National Investment and Infrastructure Fund
 RDIF – Russia Direct Investment Fund
 BIMSTEC – Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation
 NIRF – National Institution Ranking Framework
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Important Days:
 Dec 1- World AIDS Day
 Dec 3- International day of disabled person
 Dec 9- Intl. Anti-corruption day
 Dec 10-Human Rights day
 Dec 18- Intl. Migrants day
 Year 2017- Intl. Year of Sustainable Tourism for development


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