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Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 November 2017

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World’s fastest Supersonic Cruise Missile Brahmos on 22 November 2017 created history after it was successfully flight-tested from the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) frontline fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI for the first time.

Cabinet approves expansion of umbrella scheme ‘Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women’

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The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for expansion of the schemes of WCD Ministry under umbrella Scheme ‘Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women’ for a period 2017-18 to 2019-20.

Union Cabinet approves revised salaries, pension for Supreme Court and High Court judges

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The revision in salaries and allowances will pave the way for necessary amendments in the two laws such as  Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954.

Brahmos missile successfully flight-tested from Sukhoi fighter aircraft

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After being dropped from the Sukhoi-30MKI, the missile’s engine fired up and propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal. Weighing 2.5 ton, Brahmos is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on Su-30 fighter aircraft modified to carry weapons.

Google Doodle honours first Indian woman physician Rukhmabai on her 153rd birth anniversary

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The Doodle, designed by illustrator Shreya Gupta, shows Rukhmabai among her patients, doing the dedicated work of a skilled physician. Rukhmabai was also known for asserting her right to consent in marriage at a time when rights for women were rarely given any kind of importance.

Beyonce named World's Highest-Paid Woman in Music in 2017 by Forbes

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Beyonce Knowles earned a total wealth of USD 105 million from record sales and from her “Formation” concert tour. She also has her own Ivy Park fashion line and other business interests. Adele fetched the second spot with a total worth of USD 69 million, boosted by her first proper tour since 2011.

Indian-origin Quarraisha Abdool Karim appointed as UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV

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Professor Abdool Karim is one of the world's leading AIDS researchers. She has made pioneering contributions in understanding the HIV epidemic among young people, especially among young women.

New study discovers that ‘flowing water’ on Mars may be sand and dust

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According to a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, dark features earlier thought to be evidence of liquid water flowing on Mars may actually be granular flows comprising sand and dust.

Widows of gallantry award winners to get allowance even after remarriage

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The Ministry of Defence announced on 21 November 2017 that widows of gallantry award winners will continue to get their allowance even after remarriage. As per the existing condition for grant of monetary allowance to winners of gallantry awards, the allowance is given to the recipient and on his death, to his widow.

First World Conference on access to Medical Products inaugurated in India

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The ‘1st World Conference on Access to Medical Products and International Laws for Trade and Health in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ was inaugurated in Delhi by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda.

Union Government bans LED lights on mechanised fishing vessels

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The Union Government has banned the use of LED lights and other artificial lights on mechanised fishing vessels in an attempt to protect the marine ecology. Besides this, the duration of fishing ban has been increased from 47 days to 61 days, with the consent of all coastal State Governments.

World Television Day 2017 observed across the world

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The United Nations General Assembly on 17 December 1996 proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day through its resolution 51/205. The assembly recognised the increasing impact of TV on decision-making by bringing world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security.

Morning Current Affairs: 22 November 2017

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, bringing an end to 37 years of rule and sparking jubilant celebrations in the nation's streets. Until his resignation, Mugabe was the world's oldest head of state.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 November 2017

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The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board on 20 November 2017 submitted a proposal for settlement before the Supreme Court over the decades-old dispute over the Ram Janmabhoomi - Babri Masjid land dispute. Under the settlement, the board proposed that the Ram temple can be built on the Ayodhya site while a mosque can be constructed in Lucknow.

India-Myanmar begin joint army exercise

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The India-Myanmar Bilateral Army Exercise (IMBAX) began on 20 November 2017 at the Joint Warfare Centre at Umroi Cantonment, about 25 km from Shillong, capital of Meghalaya. The week-long army warfare exercise is the first-ever one to be held in India.

Babri Masjid land dispute: Shia Waqf Board submits peaceful settlement before SC

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Under the settlement, the board proposed that the Ram temple can be built on the Ayodhya site while a mosque can be constructed in Lucknow. The peaceful proposal, submitted by Shia Waqf Board chairman Syed Waseem Rizvi, will bring about harmony between Hindus and Muslims in the country.

India signs USD 100 million loan agreement with World Bank for Solar Parks Project

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The project will help in establishing large-scale solar parks and will support the Union Government’s plan to install 100 Gigawatts (GW) of solar power, out of the total renewable energy target of 175 GW by 2022.

Union Health Ministry notifies amendment to Food Safety & Standards Regulations 2011

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The amendment prescribes maximum permissible limits of 37 antibiotics and 67 other veterinary drugs in meat and meat products including chicken. Moreover, the Ministry also invited objections and suggestions from all the stakeholders including general public by 6 December 2017.

World Fisheries Day observed globally

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World Fisheries day was celebrated across the world on 21 November 2017. The day is celebrated annually by the fishing communities through rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs, dramas, exhibition, music show and demonstrations to highlight the importance of maintaining the world's fisheries.

International Seminar on Indian Space Programme inaugurated in Delhi

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The International Seminar on Indian Space Programme: ‘Trends and Opportunities for Industry’ was inaugurated in New Delhi. The main objective of the two-day conference was to deliberate on the best practises and pursue ongoing discussion process to support further work of India's Space Sector.

Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu sign MoU under UDAY Scheme

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With the signing of these 4 four MoUs, a total of 27 states and 4 Union Territories have now joined the UDAY Scheme. The agreements were signed on the occasion of the second anniversary of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY).

42nd International Congress of Military Medicine begins

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The congress was organised by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The International Committee of Military Medicine is an international inter-governmental organisation created in 1921 with its secretariat at Brussels in Belgium and currently has 112 nations as members.

India's nominee Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to International Court of Justice

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India's nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice on 21 November 2017. Bhandari received 183-193 votes in the General Assembly and secured all the 15 votes in the Security Council after separate and simultaneous elections were held at the UN headquarters in New York.

Morning Current Affairs: 21 November 2017

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India's nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice. Bhandari and Britain's Christopher Greenwood were locked in a neck-to-neck fight for re-election to the ICJ. However, in a dramatic turn of events Britain withdrew its candidate from the election.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 November 2017

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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.

Bar Leadership Summit held on reforms in Indian Legal Services Sector

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The Indian National Bar Association (INBA) recently organised the ‘Bar Leadership Summit on Reforms in the Indian Legal Sector’ in New Delhi collaboration with the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.

Universal Children's Day 2017 observed across the world

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The Universal Children’s Day was established by United Nations in 1954. The date 20 November coincides with the adoption of the 'Declaration of the Rights of the Child' by UN General Assembly 1959.

NASA launches advanced satellite to improve weather forecast

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NASA has successfully launched a highly advanced polar-orbiting satellite to improve weather forecasts for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

237th Corps of Engineers Day was celebrated in Delhi

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The 237th Corps of Engineers Day was celebrated in a solemn ceremony conducted at ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’, India Gate in New Delhi. The day is celebrated to commemorate the raising of first Engineer Company in 1780.

Girish Karnad conferred with 2017 Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Book of the year Award in non-fiction category went to 'Age of Anger: A History of the Present' by Pankaj Mishra, whereas in the fiction category, Easterine Kire's 'Son of the Thundercloud' bagged the award.

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