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November 05, 2017

5th November 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (5th November 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 5th November 2017

International Current Affairs
  • The 7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7) was recently held at Bangkok, Thailand from 1-3 November 2017. 
    • The event was key feature of global energy dialogue promoted under the neutral banner of the International Energy Forum. 
    • India is the current chair of IEF which is promoting the AMER – a biennial event bringing together Energy Ministers and experts from Asian countries.
  • India was ranked low at 108th position out of 144 countries in Global Gender Gap Index 2017 released as part of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2017. 
    • Top 10 Most Gender-equal Countries :
      • Iceland 
      • Norway
      • Finland
      • Rwanda
      • Sweden 
      • Nicaragua
      • Slovenia 
      • Ireland 
      • New Zealand
      • Philippines
  • The bilateral military exercise between India and Kazakhstan, “PRABAL DOSTYK 2017”  began at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh. ‘
    • It is second edition of the joint military training exercise between both countries. 
    • The first edition of exercise was held in Karaganda region of Kazakhstan in September 2016.
    • Note : Prabal Dostyk’ means ‘Robust Friendship
MOUs & Agreements
  • The Union Cabinet approved signing and ratifying agreement between India and Armenia on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters. 
    • The agreement will be signed by two countries after it is approved by respective Governments.
National Current Affairs
  • On the sidelines of the World Food India Expo 2017, the Union Government has launched Food Regulatory Portal and Investor Facilitation Portal. 
    • Food Regulatory Portal is a single interface for food businesses to cater to both domestic operations and food imports.
    • Nivesh Bandhu is Investor Facilitation Portal to assist investors to make informed investment decisions. 
  • The Uttar Pradesh State Cabinet has approved Blackbuck Conservation Reserve in trans-Yamuna belt near Allahabad
    • It will be first of its kind conservation reserves in India exclusively dedicated to blackbuck.
People in News
  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, the wealthiest person in the Middle East, has been arrested in a corruption prob.
    • The 62-year-old, with an $18.7-billion net worth, owns stakes in Twitter, Citigroup, among others. 
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Praising India's increasing per capita income, World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva today said she has no doubt India will be a high-middle income country by 2047, when it completes hundred years of Independence. 
    • She further lauded India for the 30-rank jump in Ease of Doing Business ranking, terming it the biggest leap ever in the history of the survey.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made 20-digit Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) compulsory for companies having aggregate fund-based and non-fund based exposure over Rs 5 crore.
    • The move is aimed at improving risk management in wake of huge stressed assets in banking system. 
New Appointments
  • 5-time world champion and Olympic bronze medalist MC Mary Kom has been named as the Ambassador of the upcoming AIBA Women's Youth World Championships
    • The event, which is being hosted in Guwahati, is scheduled to be held from November 19 to 26.
  • BJP candidate Madhu Azad today became the first woman Mayor of Gurugram, after getting unanimously chosen by the councillors. 
Awards & Honors
  • Veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad will be honoured by Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award 2017.
  • The Geographical Indication Registry (GIR) has given Geographical Indication (GI) tag traditional Etikoppaka toys from Andhra Pradesh. 
    • These traditional toys are made by artisans in Etikoppaka village located on banks of river Varaha in Visakhapatnam district of the state.
    • Important Note : With this, Etikoppaka toys join elite products from Andhra Pradesh such as Kondapalli toys, Tirupati laddu, Bobbili Veena, Srikalahasthi Kalamkari, Uppada Jamdani sarees and Shadow puppets to have coveted GI tag.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian women's hockey team clinched the Asia Cup title today by beating China.
    • With this, the Indian team has qualified for the World Cup 2018.
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