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World Science Day for Peace and Development 2017 observed globally

Nov 11, 2017
The World Science Day for Peace and Development was observed across the world with the theme ' Science for Global Understanding'. The day highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.

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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Philippines on agriculture

Nov 11, 2017
The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Philippines on agriculture and related fields. The MoU is expected to improve bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture, mutually benefiting both India and Philippines.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 November 2017

Nov 10, 2017
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.

RBI directs banks to provide doorstep banking facilities to senior citizens, differently-abled

Nov 10, 2017
The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to provide doorstep banking facilities to senior citizens who are more than 70 years of age and differently-abled persons by December 2017.

Government to provide 100 foreign students full scholarship to study Ayurveda

Nov 10, 2017
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.

GST rate on various mass consumption items reduced to 18 per cent

Nov 10, 2017
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.

National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017 announced

Nov 10, 2017
This year, the awards saw participation from 2880 applicants, out of which 45 were shortlisted and finally 15 were announced as winners across defined categories. The award includes a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh for enterprises and individuals and Rs 10 lakhs for organizations and institutes along with a certificate and trophy.

Union Government revises House Building Advance rules for government employees

Nov 10, 2017
The Union Government has revised the House Building Advance (HBA) rules for Central Government Employees incorporating the accepted recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

UNHCR to receive Mother Teresa Award 2017 for social justice

Nov 10, 2017
The award will be presented to the UNHCR at a function on 10 December 2017 on the occasion of the celebrations of the unique legacy of Mother Teresa, popularly known as the 'Saint of The Gutters'.

Telangana Assembly passes bill on prevention of dangerous activities

Nov 10, 2017
The state assembly of Telangana passed three key bills including one on prevention of dangerous activities. The bill seeks replacement of the ordinance that the state government passed about 6 months ago.

India re-elected as member of UNESCO's executive board

Nov 10, 2017
India was re-elected as the member of UNESCO’s executive board at the 39th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation in Paris.

Skywalk, FOB among 5 projects approved for funding through Urban Development Fund

Nov 10, 2017
The Skywalk and Foot Over Bridge project will be built at an intersection point with a metro station, the Tilak Bridge railway station and seven major arterial roads. This will lead to easier inter-crossing of pedestrian as the vehicular traffic poses a potentially dangerous situation to the pedestrians.

Morning Current Affairs: 10 November 2017

Nov 10, 2017
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.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 November 2017

Nov 9, 2017
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.

Facebook to introduce disaster response tools in India

Nov 9, 2017
Social media giant, Facebook has teamed up with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and an Indian non-profit body – SEEDS- to offer tools to these agencies in an attempt to help them respond more effectively to natural disasters.

Linking of Aadhaar with insurance policy mandatory: IRDAI

Nov 9, 2017
The Rules make Aadhaar and PAN/Form 60 mandatory for availing financial services including insurance and also for linking the existing policies with the same. At present, there are 24 life insurance companies and 33 general insurers (including standalone health insurance firms) operating in the country.

RBI to launch public awareness campaign through text messages

Nov 9, 2017
The Reserve Bank of India would soon be launching a new public awareness campaign through text messages to educate public about various banking regulations and available facilities.

Chennai included in UNESCO's Creative Cities Network for contribution in Music

Nov 9, 2017
UNESCO Creative Cities Network List highlights its members’ creativity within seven fields: Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music. Presently, the list includes a total of 180 cities in 72 countries.

Heat source under Antarctica melting its ice sheet, reports NASA study

Nov 9, 2017
A new study by NASA reveals that a geothermal heat source called a ‘mantle plume’ lies deep below West Antarctica, which explains some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet.

Morocco launches earth observation satellite

Nov 9, 2017
Morocco has successfully launched an earth observation satellite called “Mohammed VI-A”. The satellite was launched by European consortium Arianespace's Vega rocket from French Guyana Space Centre.