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November 25, 2017

25th November 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (25th November 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 25th November 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (25th November) is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
    • Aim of this Day : to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence
    • Theme of the year 2017 : "Leave no one behind"
  • Cuba commemorates the 1st death anniversary of revolutionary Fidel Castro today.
    • Castro, who died aged 90, served as the country's President and Prime Minister from the 1959-2008. 
    • He planned the Cuban revolution along with Argentina's Che Guevara to overthrow US-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, establishing the first communist state in the west.
  • Italy banned the commercial use of images of Michelangelo's 16th-century statue of David without official authorization from the Galleria dell’Accademia. 
National Current Affairs
  • 'Anurakthi', the world's first Sanskrit 3D film was screened at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017 in Goa. 
    • Directed by Asokan PK, the film revolves around the ancient theatrical tradition of Koodiyattam in Kerala. 
New Appointments
  • Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as the new President of Zimbabwe
    • With this he became the country's second leader since independence. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Indian online payments company BillDesk has launched cryptocurrency exchange Coinome in India which allows for the trading of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.
    • Mumbai-based Coinome allows users to register via an instant e-KYC process by using Aadhaar number. 
    • CEO of Coinome : Vivek Steve Francis 
  • UK is no longer among the five leading global economies the Finance Minister of UK Philip Hammond has announced today. 
    • According to the recently reports of International Monetary Fund, France will overtake Britain this year. 
    • The top five leading economies are :
      • US
      • China
      • Japan
      • Germany 
      • France
  • International credit rating agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) today kept India's sovereign rating unchanged at 'BBB-', its lowest investment grade rating for bonds. 
    • It retained the outlook for India's rating as stable. 
    • The agency lauded the government's fiscal consolidation drive and said that the reforms undertaken are favourable for the economy.
Awards & Honors
  • The Golden Temple (Amritsar) has been awarded the 'Most visited place of the world' by London-based organisation, 
  • Argentine forward Lionel Messi won his 4th European Golden Shoe Award.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today announced that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) will be renamed and restructured to make it more "lean and professional". 
    • The word 'authority' will be removed from the organisation's name as the word has no place in sports. 
  • Ritu Phogat bagged the Silver medal in the Under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship in Poland. 
  • New Zealand selected its first transgender athlete for the Commonwealth Games after naming weightlifter Laurel Hubbard (39) in the squad for the 2018 Games in Australia. 
  • The President of the Iran Weightlifting Federation has announced that for the first time the nation will allow women weightlifters to compete internationally, after establishing the Iran Weightlifting Federation Women's Committee. 

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