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November 08, 2017

7th November 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (7th November 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 7th November 2017

International Current Affairs
  • India will contribute $100 million to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund to help the poorest nations achieve the Sustainable Development Goals aimed at reducing poverty and raising the quality of life. 
    • The contribution is not earmarked for Sustainable Development Goals, hence its use will be attuned to the needs of the receiving countries, India's UN Mission Counsellor Anjani Kumar said.
National Current Affairs
  • Today (7th November) is National Cancer Awareness Day.
    • This day is observed across the country to spread awareness about the disease.
    • There were 2.9 million cases of cancer in the country with 1.1 million new cases being reported annually.
    • This day was announced by then Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on 7th November 2014.
    • Important Note : World Cancer Day is observed on 4th February every year.
  • The government today extended the online portal SHe-Box, which previously allowed women government employees to file workplace sexual harassment claims online, to include women employees in the private sector
  • The Union Government has reconstituted Multi-Agency Group (MAG) to investigate cases relating to ‘Paradise Papers’ data disclosure which is also probing the Panama Papers leak.
    • It will be led by the Chairman  of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and will have representatives from Enforcement Directorate, RBI and Financial Intelligence Unit.
Deaths
  • Retired Indian Air Force officer Mukul Chandra Joshi (83) passed away.
    • He is famously known as 'Traffic Baba'.
    • He spent the last 14 years spreading road safety awareness among motorists. 
    • Wearing white gowns with traffic advisories printed on them, he often helped traffic police in managing traffic.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Cab aggregator Ola has piloted a cycle rental service called 'Ola Pedal' in IIT Kanpur for transportation within the campus. 
    • The startup has made around 600 cycles available at spots around the campus which can be booked via its app. 
    • When a user requests a cycle, a code is sent to them which unlocks the nearest cycle.
  • Future Group's Founder Kishore Biyani is going to launch his Retail 3.0 e-commerce business model called 'Tathaastu'. 
    • Tathaastu, which roughly means 'ask and you shall receive', will focus on opening retail stores in every 2-kilometer radius.
MOUs & Agreements
  • The Union Government has inked US$ 119 million Financing Agreement with World Bank for IBRD loan for the Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence & Equity (OHEPEE) Project.
    • Aim of OHEPEE Project : To improve the quality of ‘students’ equitable access to selected institutions and enhance governance of the higher education system in Odisha. 
Science & Technology
  • India today conducted a flight test of its indigenously designed and developed, long-range sub-sonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay' from a defence base off Odisha coast. 
    • With a launch weight of about 1,500 kg, the nuclear-capable missile has an operational range of 1,000 km.  
    • Note : Nirbhay was developed by DRDO.
Sports Current Affairs
  • The Indian shooting contingent finished the Commonwealth Shooting Championships 2017 in Australia with 20 medals (6 Gold, 7 Silver and 7 Bronze medals).
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