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November 09, 2017

9th November 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (9th November 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 9th November 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (2nd Thursday of November) is World Quality Day.
    • Aim of World Quality Day : To increase worldwide awareness of the important contribution that quality makes towards both organisational and national growth, and prosperity.
    • Theme of World Quality Day 2017 : ‘Everyday Leadership'
  • Today (9th November) is World Usability Day.
    • This day was established in the year 2005 by the Usability Professionals Association, (now the User Experience Professionals Association).
    • Aim of World Usability Day :  to promote the values of usability, usability engineering, user-centered design, universal usability, and every user's responsibility to ask for things that work better.
    • Theme of World Usability Day 2017 : Inclusion Through User Experience
  • Prince of Wales Charles Philip Arthur George, accompanied by Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles, arrived in New Delhi today on a two-day visit to India.
    • It is part of their 10-day four nation tour to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and India.
    • This visit, the 9th of the Prince of Wales to India, is aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations between the two nations.
  • In a first, a 45-member Indian Air Force contingent is participating in the two-week-long Blue Flag military drill with the air forces of Israel and eight other nations. 
    • The drill is aimed at exchanging intelligence on interoperability and counter-terrorist operations.
National Current Affairs
  • Today (9th November) is National Legal Services Day.
    • This day was first started by the Supreme Court in the year 1995 all across the India to offer help and support to the weaker and poor group of sections of people (women, disabled persons, Scheduled Tribes, children, Scheduled Castes, human trafficking victims as well as natural calamities victims).
    • Minister of Law and Justice - Ravi Shankar Prasad
People in News
  • Shyam Saran Negi, who cast the first vote in Independent India in 1951, today voted at Kalpa polling station during Himachal Pradesh assembly elections. 
    • The 100-year-old, who has reportedly never missed an opportunity to vote, was deputed as the polling officer at Kalpa booth in 1951. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The government has set a target of 18 billion digital transactions for 2017-18.
    • It has already seen 10 billion digital transactions across platforms from April to October, and hopes to add eight billion transactions in the remaining five months. 
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reduced its order for printing bank notes in this financial year to 21 billion pieces
    • This is the lowest in five years compared to 28 billion pieces last year. 
  • All general, life and standalone health insurers must link existing and new policies with customers' Aadhaar and PAN with immediate effect, insurance regulatory body IRDAI announced today. 
    • Note : The government has already called for linking bank accounts, PAN cards and mobile connections with Aadhaar.
  • India has slipped to 7th position in the Business Optimism Index in September quarter, from 2nd position in June quarter, according to Grant Thornton's International Business Report.  
    • Top 5 in the Index :
      • Indonesia
      • Finland
      • Netherlands
      • Philippines
      • Austria
  • United Airlines retired its last Boeing 747 flight, often called the 'Queen of the Skies,' after 47 years.
  • The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) under Union Finance Ministry has doubled import duty on wheat to 20% from 10% to curb cheap shipments and give positive price signal to farmers in ongoing Rabi season. 
New Appointments
  • Virginian politician Danica Roem has become the first transgender person elected to a US state legislature.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Mumbai has become the first team to feature in 500 matches in Ranji Trophy history after taking the field against Baroda at the Wankhede Stadium today. 
    • Mumbai, which played its first-ever Ranji Trophy match in 1935, has won 242 matches till now, drawing 231 and losing just 26. 
  • World number 11 Saina Nehwal became the National champion for the third time, defeating world number 2 PV Sindhu in the women's singles final of Senior National Badminton Championships today. 
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