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November 03, 2017

3rd November 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (3rd November 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 3rd November 2017

National Current Affairs
  • World Food India event began today in New Delhi.
    • World Food India 2017 is a 3-day event that celebrates the food and beverage industry in India.
    • The event is being organised by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India.
    • The event was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
    • This is the first International mega event to encompass the entire food spectrum from production to consumption and to attract both investment and trading in the Food Processing Sector in India.
  • The Centre on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that Aadhaar and mobile number must be linked by February 6, 2018
  • The Supreme Court today ruled that technical education in courses like engineering, can't be provided in distance education mode
    • The court also stated that the degree in Computer Science attained through correspondence can't be considered equal to that obtained through regular college.
  • The Centre today made it mandatory for all four wheel motor vehicles sold on or after December 1 to have FASTags fitted on them by the manufacturers or authorised dealers. 
    • The device, fixed on the windscreens of vehicles, enables people to drive through toll plazas without stopping.
    • FASTag is currently operational at about 370 toll plazas along National Highways.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Digital payments platform Paytm has launched an in-app messaging service called Inbox.
    • This service allows users to chat with others as well as send and request money.
MOUs & Agreements
  • Private sector lender Yes Bank today signed an agreement with the government to provide Rs 1,000 crore financing for food processing projects.
    • The funding will be provided to around 100 food processing projects with an average ticket size of Rs 10 crore each, the bank announced in a statement. 
New Appointments
  • UK PM Theresa May has appointed her Chief Whip and South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson as the new Defence Secretary
    • This comes after the present Defence Secretary Michael Fallon resigned from the post over sexual harassment allegations. 
  • US Senate confirms the nomination of Kenneth Juster as the next US Ambassador to India.
  • Seasoned diplomat Ajay Bisaria, currently the Indian ambassador to Poland, has been appointed as India’s top envoy to Pakistan.
  • Rajesh Vaishnaw, presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Malta.
Awards & Honors
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel has topped Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women list for the 7th consecutive year and for the 12th time in total. 
    • UK PM Theresa May was ranked second on the list with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates at the third position. 
Books & Authors
  • Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has announced that he is penning a book on Mind Games in Sports.
    • "It's a book on how the player's mindset is important to develop the sport," he added.
    • The title of the book is yet to be announced. 
Deaths
  • The daughter of Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Dina Wadia (98), passed away.
Sports Current Affairs
  • London Olympics bronze medalist Gagan Narang won a Silver medal in the men's 50m rifle prone event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships today. 
    • Shooter Swapnil Kusale won a Bronze medal in the same event as Narang's. 
    • Shooter Annu Raj Singh won a bronze medal in the women's 50m pistol competition.
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