India's Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 at the prestigious pageant’s 67th edition that was held in Sanya, China. The 20-year-old’s win has brought home the coveted title after a 17-year-long wait. The last Indian contestant to win Miss World was Priyanka Chopra in the year 2000.
42nd International Congress of Military Medicine, Military Medicine, Girish Karnad, Universal Children's Day
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) celebrated Baal Utsav as a part of Hausla-2017, a week-long festival organised by Women and Child Development Ministry for children living in Child Care Institutions (CCIs) across the country.
Union Minister of State for Power and Renewable Energy RK Singh on 16 November 2017 launched the Web Portal for Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana ‘Saubhagya’. The portal can be accessed at http://saubhagya.gov.in. Through Saubhagya Web portal, every State can fill in the current status of progress of electrification works which will enable accountability for the State utility/ DISCOM.
Stromatolites are laminated structures of micro- organisms which have created layers of minerals using elements dissolved in the water in which they live. Fossil stromatolites are the oldest evidence for life on Earth. They first appeared 3.7 billion years ago.
The collective wealth of Asia’s 50 richest families on the list is a record USD 699 billion, a 35 per cent increase from last year. For the third time, India enjoys the biggest presence on the list, with 18 richest families, followed by Hong Kong with nine richest families.
The target of installing bio-toilets in all the coaches of Indian Railways has been extended to December 2018. The information was shared by a member of Railways Ministry, Ravindra Gupta while speaking at an event organised in Bonn, Germany on 15 November 2017.
RBI Governor Urjit Patel has been appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board of the Bank of International Settlement (BIS), a global financial organisation owned by major central banks from across the world.
The largest-ever group of scientists from across the world have warned that time is running out to save the Earth and urgent action needs to be taken to avoid substantial and irreversible harm to the planet. Over 15,000 scientists from 184 countries have co-signed a paper titled ‘World Scientists' Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice’, which was published in the journal BioScience.
Sorabji was the first woman to graduate in law from India in 1892 and was the first Indian citizen to attend a British University. Jasjyot Singh Hans created the Google doodle with Sorabji in front of the Allahabad High Court, where she started her career as pleader.
Google’s doodle on 15 November 2017 paid tribute to Cornelia Sorabji, India’s first female advocate, on the occasion of her 151st birth anniversary. Sorabji was the first woman to graduate in law from India in 1892 and the first Indian national to attend a British University.
The three-day summit is being organised by National Planning Commission and Ministry of Commerce of Nepal and South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Nepal. It was inaugurated by Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.
India’s first-ever ‘Air Dispensary’ based in a helicopter is set to come up in the northeast. The Union Ministry of Development of Northeast (DONER) has already contributed Rs 25 crore as part of the initial funding for the initiative.
Currently, there are over 199 million women living with diabetes and this total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040. Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths each year.
As per a study published in journal Nature on 9 November 2017, India is overtaking China as the World’s largest emitter of Anthropogenic Sulphur Dioxide (SO2).The study, led by researchers at University of Maryland in the US, reveals that India's emissions of the air pollutant sulphur dioxide has increased by 50 per cent since 2007, while China's fell by 75 per cent.
The Union government is set to launch its second and final phase of BharatNet project. Under phase II, broadband connectivity will be provided in remaining 1.5 lakh Gram Panchayats in the country.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Philippines on agriculture and related fields.
The council reduced the list of items attracting 28 per cent GST to just 50 from 227 previously. It slashed the GST rates on 177 goods ranging from chewing gums to detergents. All types of chewing gum, chocolates, preparation for facial make-up, shaving and after-shave items, shampoo deodorants, washing powder detergent and granite and marble will now attract 18 per cent GST rate.
The Union government has announced that it would be providing full scholarship to 100 non-Indian students if they study Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (Ayush) in any of the public institutions across India.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been chosen for the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice, 2017 to recognise its exceptional work worldwide.
H S Prannoy beat World No 2 and title favourite Kidambi Srikanth in the men’s singles final at the 82nd Senior National Championship, which was held in Nagpur, Maharashtra. In the women’s singles event, Saina Nahwal beat top seeded PV Sindhu.
Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu has been included in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) Creative Cities Network for its contribution to music.
The Environment Pollution - Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) has recommended a series of measures including slashing of Metro fares during off-peak hours and quadrupling of parking fees temporarily to tackle the severe pollution crisis in Delhi, the capital city of India.
The Union Government’s decision of demonetising the currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 completed one year today. Exactly one year ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared the use of all 500 and 1000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series as invalid past midnight.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar rebuked the state governments for not being prepared in advance to tackle the emergency situation as the Delhi-NCR region witnessed heavy smog and severe air quality on 7th November morning as pollution levels breached the permissible standards.
Guinea became the 15th country to ratify the agreement. The other 14 countries are India, Bangladesh, Comoros, Fiji, France, Ghana, Mauritius, Nauru, Niger, Mali, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan and Tuvalu.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on 5 November 2017 released the Paradise Papers, a slew of documents revealing the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies. ICIJ investigated around 13.4 million leaked files that were obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
The Khichdi was prepared by a team of 50 people using a 1000 litres stainless steel giant wok (kadhai) in a bid to promote Indian ingredients and cuisine. The team was led by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, the brand ambassador of The Great Indian Food Street and NGO Akshaya Patra.
India would be participating in the multi-nation Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - a large multi radio telescope project aimed to be built in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, where the view of the Milky Way Galaxy is best and radio interference least.
First-fully indigenously developed 'Glide' bomb has been successfully tested by the Indian Air Force in Chandipur in Odisha. The bomb is a lightweight, long-range precision-guided anti-airfield weapon, designed to destroy ground targets such as runways, bunkers, aircraft hangers and other reinforced structures.