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November 13, 2017

13th November 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (13th November 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 13th November 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (13th November) is World Kindness Day.
    • This day was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement a coalition of nations kindness NGOs, aiming for more kindness in the world. 
    • This day encourages individuals to overlook boundaries, race and religion. 
  • 31st ASEAN Summit gets underway this morning in the Philippines capital Manila.
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald J. Trump held bilateral talks on the sidelines of this summit.
    • Both leaders discuss a range of key issues including defence and security.
  • The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit was held in Da Nang, Vietnam.
    • Leaders of 21 Pacific Rim countries attended this meeting. 
    • It marks the second time Vietnam was playing host to the APEC, having hosted the event previously in 2006.  
    • Next year’s APEC summit will be held in Papua New Guinea.
    • Theme of APEC Vietnam 2017 : ‘Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future’.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Amazon has shut down its online product discovery platform, Junglee.
    • Founded in 1996 by Anand Rajaraman, Venky Harinarayan, Rakesh Mathur and Ashish Gupta, Junglee was sold to Amazon in 1998.
Science & Technology
  • The Centre today started its final phase of BharatNet project, to provide high-speed broadband and WiFi in all panchayats by March 2019. 
    • The project is aimed at connecting 1.5 lakh panchayats through 10 lakh kilometres of additional optical fibre. 
  • Haryana became India’s first state to treat Hepatitis-C patients of all categories through oral medicine
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Philippines to attend the India-ASEAN summit, inaugurated the 'Shri Narendra Modi Resilient Rice Field Laboratory' at Los Bano
Awards & Honors
  • Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj bagged the Indian Sportswoman of the Year (Team Sports) award at the Indian Sports Honours (ISH) event held in Mumbai. 
    • Mithali-led Indian team, which ended as runners-up in the World Cup, won the Team of the Year award
Sports Current Affairs
  • Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix.
  • Spain's Rafael Nadal was presented with ATP World No. 1 award, as he became the oldest player to finish as year-end world number one in ATP rankings history. 
  • Spanish racer Marc Márquez became the youngest four-time MotoGP world champion after clinching his fourth MotoGP world title in five years at the season-concluding Valencia Grand Prix today. 
  • Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore released India Youth Development Index and Report 2017 in New Delhi.
    • This Index enables policy makers track national and regional progress as well as setbacks in youth development policies.
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