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November 01, 2017

1st November 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (1st November 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 1st November 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (1st November) is World Vegan Day.
    • This day was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then President & Chair of The Vegan Society.
  • The king and queen of BhutanJigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Jetsun Pema Wangchuck—began a 4-day visit to India.
    • This is  their first visit since India and China ended a 73-day-old standoff on Doklam plateau in the Himalayan kingdom two months ago.
  • The world's largest landlocked country Kazakhstan is changing its name to Qazaqstan as part of a transition from Cyrillic to a Latin-based script. 
    • A national commission will be set up to oversee the transition, which will be completed by 2025.  .
  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev launched a rail link connecting the three countries
    • The 826-kilometre Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad is the shortest and most reliable rail link between Asia and Europe. 
    • It is capable of transporting one million people and 5 million tonnes of freight.
National Current Affairs
  • 5 States- Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh celebrate their Foundation day today.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind today completed 100 days as the 14th President of India
    • During his 100 days in office, President Kovind emphasised on speedy decision-making and ensuring that the Rashtrapati Bhavan is more accessible to the public. 
    • He undertook his first foreign visit as the President of India to Djibouti and Ethiopia in October.
  • The Indian Railways has introduced 6 new Trains under the Tejas, Humsafar, and Antyodaya schemes and integrated their schedules with the new timetable effective from today.
    • The railways have also increased the speed of 22 trains plying on the North Central Railway lines and reduced the halt timings at stations where the footfall is less.
  • The proposal to increase the height of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue, to be built off Mumbai coast, from 192 metres to 210 metres has been cleared, making it the world's tallest statue once built. 
    • The project is estimated to cost around ₹4,000 crore.
  • Defence Ministry has cleared a proposal to procure 111 utility helicopters for the Indian Navy at a cost of ₹21,738 crore. 
  • Haryana govt announced lifetime monthly pension of Rs 10,000 for Hindi Satyagrahis and those from the state who were jailed during Emergency.
Science & Technology
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today announced that it will launch 30 satellites in a single mission aboard its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in December. 
    • The main payload would be India-made Cartosat-2 series Earth-observing satellite while co-passengers would include 28 commercial satellites from countries including the US.
New Appointments
  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe was re-elected to the post today after his ruling coalition won by a two-thirds majority in the parliamentary election held on October 22. 
  • Neelamani N Raju, a 1983-batch IPS officer, was appointed as Karnataka's first woman police chief
    • She became the highest ranking officer in the state after RK Dutta retired from the post of Director General and Inspector General of Police.
  • Tata Steel has promoted TV Narendran as the CEO and Managing Director globally. 
    • The company's board also reappointed Koushik Chatterjee as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer .
  • Samsung today announced it has promoted three company Presidents, Kim Ki-nam, Kim Hyun-suk and Koh Dong-jin to the roles of co-CEO
    • The CEOs will be heading the company's components business, consumer electronics, and mobile and IT division respectively. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • India has jumped 30 places to be ranked 100th among 190 countries in the World Bank's 2018 ease of doing business report.
    • India was also ranked the 5th best performing nation in reforming the business environment.
  • State Bank of India cuts benchmark lending rate by 0.05 % across maturities.
    • This is the top lender's first lending rate cut in 10 months.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian wrestler Geeta Phogat, who won India's first-ever gold medal in women's wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010, has won a Gold medal at the All India Police Championship 2017
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    1 comment:

    1. Today punjab state has also its foundation day.. So its 6 sates..

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