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November 27, 2016

27th November 2016 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (27th November 2016) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 27th November 2016

International Current Affairs
  • The Bangladesh government is going to honour 1,668 martyrs of Indian Army, who lost their lives during the Bangladesh Liberation war in 1971
    • The Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina will visit India in December and will hand over the ₹5 lakh reward to martyrs' families. 
    • The country is also going to raise a war memorial in Bangladesh to honour Indian soldiers.
  • India has been ranked 138th in the 2016 ICT Development Index out of a total of 175 countries.
    • Top 5 Countries in the List
      • South Korea
      • Iceland
      • Denmark
      • Switzerland
      • United Kingdom
National Current Affairs

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the 'Indian Police at Your Call' mobile app at a national police conference in Hyderabad organised by the Intelligence Bureau. 
    • The app has a map-based interface to let users locate police stations near them along with numbers of the District Control Room and office of the Superintendent of Police.
  • Haflong, a hill station in Assam, is hosting Judima', a three-day sports and culture festival between December 18-20. 
    • The festival was named after the traditional Dimasa rice wine.
    • This will focus on promoting Dimasa tribals' culture and give people a chance to take part in adventure sports like trekking and hiking. 
  • The Indian Railways and IRCTC have decided to include "transgender" as third gender in ticket reservation and cancellation forms, both online and offline. 
    • The decision is in compliance with a 2014 Supreme Court direction, calling for the inclusion of hijras, eunuchs, apart from binary gender, as third gender. 
    • This is to safeguard their rights under part III of the Constitution.
  • The Jharkhand government has introduced a new law to prevent placement agencies from exploiting people in the name of getting employment outside the state
    • The new law mandates all placement agencies to get a license or proof certificate within 90 days. Any violation carries a fine of up to ₹1 lakh or a jail term of two years or both.
  • 100 feet tri-colour unfurled at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Tarnaka in Hyderabad
    • Dr. Girish Sahni, Director General-CSIR and Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India hoisted tri-colour. 
    • The monumental national flag was hoisted on the occasion of Platinum Jubilee year of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
    • The flag stands tall at 100 feet in the sprawling campus of IICT, one of the Premier chemical research laboratories. 
    • The tri-colour flag measures 30x20 feet.
  • Indian Navy’s seventh Landing Craft Utility (LCU) L-57 was launched by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) in Kolkata, West Bengal.
    • Important Points to Note
      • LCU L-57 is the largest ship of this kind built anywhere in the world.
      • It is the seventh vessel in the series of eight LCU Ships being designed and built by GRSE for the Indian Navy.

Business & Economic Affairs
  • In order to absorb excess liquidity in banking system following demonetisation, the RBI has introduced an incremental Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) of 100% from the fortnight beginning November 26. 
    • This is estimated to remove around ₹3.24 lakh crore excess liquidity. 
    • Further, the RBI will review the decision on December 9 or earlier as it's intended to be a temporary measure.
  • People have deposited a total of ₹32,631 crore in nearly 1.55 lakh post offices across the country following the demonetisation of high-value currency notes. 
    • Further, the post offices have exchanged old notes worth about ₹3,680 crore between November 10-24. 
    • Note : The window to exchange old currency notes over-the-counter at banks and post offices ended on November 24.
  • Ride-hailing app Ola has partnered with state-run banks like the SBI and PNB to provide up to ₹2,000 cash on swiping a debit card in selected cabs in Kolkata and Hyderabad through POS machines. 
    • The week-long service will continue till the end of the month. 
    • Ola is going to extend the service in other cities including Delhi.

Awards & Honors
  • Late Australian cricket legend Richie Benaud has been honoured with a commemorative Australian 50 cent coin
    • The Australian Mint has announced the release of the coin, which was used for the toss in the third Test at Adelaide Oval. 
    • The coin, which features Benaud's portrait surrounded by a match's atmosphere, has a limited product mintage of 95,929 coins.
  • Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan's film Pink which dealt with crime against women, invited for special screening at United Nations head quarters in NewYork.

Science & Technology
  • India hosted the 13th edition of the World Robot Olympiad on the sidelines of trade fair in New Delhi. 
    • This is for first time India hosted World Robot Olympiad
    • It has been organised by National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the India STEM Foundation (ISF).
  • The VLC media player has started supporting 360° videos on its desktop app and released a technical preview of the feature on its website. 
    • The preview of 360° video-watching is currently available for Windows and Mac computers. 
    • The full support of the feature is expected to launch by the end of the month.

New Appointments
  • Upma Chowdhary was appointed as new Director of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) at Mussoorie. 
    • She will be the 23rd director and first woman director of LBSNAA. 
    • She is going to replace Rajeev Kapoor.
  • Pakistan today appointed Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa as its new Army chief.
    • He is going to replace the incumbent chief Raheel Sharif. 
    • Note : Bajwa had served alongside former Indian Army chief Bikram Singh on a UN mission in Africa's Congo.

Sports Current Affairs
  • Sachin Singh became only the third Indian boxer to win a Gold medal at the Youth World Championships after registering a 5-0 unanimous win over Cuba's Jorge Grinan in St. Petersburg, Russia today.
  • Indian golfer Aditi Ashok claimed her second successive victory on the Ladies European Tour after winning the inaugural Qatar Ladies Open today. 
    • She has already won the Hero Women's Indian Open a fortnight ago to become the first ever Indian player to register a win on the Ladies European Tour.
This is the end of today's Daily Current Affairs session friends. Good Day :)
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