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December 01, 2017

28th November 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (28th November 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 28th November 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's birthday (February 21st) has been declared as a Public Holiday after the government gazetted it as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day
    • Note : Mugabe recently resigned as President after 37 years in power.
National Current Affairs

  • PM Narendra Modi today inaugurated the 30-km-long 1st phase of Hyderabad Metro Rail
    • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao and Governor ESL Narasimhan accompanied PM Modi for the inaugural run.
    • Note : The metro line will have 24 stations, with fares ranging from ₹10 to ₹60.
Awards & Honors
  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad has secured 49th position in the QS Global MBA Rankings 2018
    • Harvard Business School (US) topped the list, followed by INSEAD and HEC Paris. 
    • Note : IIM Bangalore and Indian School of Business were the other Indian institutes named among top 100, being ranked 58 and 93, respectively.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • India's 3rd largest private sector lender Axis Bank has started cross-border payments over the blockchain using fintech company Ripple’s technology
    • Currently, its retail customers in India can receive payments from RakBank in UAE and corporate customers can receive payments from Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. 
    • The bank's technology can reduce the time for international money transfer to 5-10 seconds from existing 3-5 days.
New Appointments
  • Karen Pierce has been appointed UK's ambassador to the United Nations.
    • With this Karen became the first woman to be given the post in the British diplomatic service since the UN's formation in 1945. 
Sports Current Affairs
  • India's 24-year-old table tennis player G Sathiyan clinched the Gold medal after defeating Japan's Kazuhiro Yoshimura 4-2 in the Men's singles final of the 2017 ITTF Challenge Spanish Open in Almeria. 
    • This is Sathiyan's second major title in addition to the gold he had won last year at the ITTF World Tour Belgium Open.
  • Indian cueist Pankaj Advani defeated Amir Sarkhosh of Iran to win his 18th international title in the form of the 15-frame IBSF World Snooker Championship in Doha today. 
  • The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has announced that the nation will host a World XI side in January 2018.  
  • A new mixed gender team competition is set to be introduced at the European Games in 2019 in Minsk. 
    • The new event, called Dynamic New Athletics (DNA), will feature Europe's top 30 countries competing across 10 events in two hours, culminating in a staggered pursuit relay called the 'Hunt'. 
    • Each team will feature nine women, eight men, and six reserves.

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