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12 & 13 November 2017 – Current Affairs
PM Modi on a 3-day official visit to Phillippines
1.The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is on an official visit to Manila,Phillippines for the 31st ASEAN conference.
2.He also went there t take part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of ASEAN,ASEAN Business and Investment Summit. and Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Meeting.
The 4th Annual Ministerial Dialogue between India and Canada took place in New Delhi
1.Francois-Philippe Champagne, the International trade minister of Canada is in India with his delegation to attend the 4th Annual Ministerial Dialogue (AMD).
2. The Commerce and Industry Minister,Shri Suresh Prabhu led the Indian delegation.
The Children rights week to be celebrated by the WCD
1.Hausala 2017 festival will be celebrated from 16 to 20 November to celebrated the Child rights week by the ministry of Women and Child Development.
2.These dates have baan chosen because the National Children’s Day is celebrated on 14 November and the International Child Rights Day is celebrated on 20 November.
Softbank becomes a Multi billion-Dollar investment partner of Uber
1. The Uber Technologies Inc.accepted Softbank Group Corp’s offer to purchase a multi billion-dollar stake forming one of the biggest start-up deals ever.
2.This investment will result in $1 billion dollar investment by Softbank and other firms in Uber.
A distribution agreement between PNB Metlife and Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait signed
1.A corporate agency agreement signed between PNB Metlife and bank of Bahrain and Kuwait(BBK).
2.With this partnership,the customers of BBK can access a range of products from the portfolio of PNB Metlife-Health,wealth,rural plans and savings plans.
Varanasi declared India’s most polluted city
1. According to a report released by the CPCB(Central Pollution Control Board),the air quality of Varanasi is the worst among the 42 cities on the list making it the most polluted city in India.
2.The pollution level is categorized as ‘severe’ when the AQI ranges between 401 and 500.The Air Quality Index ranking is as follows:
Varanasi 491,Gurugram 480, Delhi at 468, Lucknow at 462 and Kanpur at 461.
Bhaskar Ganguly becomes the ombudsman of the All India Football Federation (AIFF)
1.The former football captain Bhaskar Ganguly has been appointed as the ombudsman of the All India Football Federation (AIFF)
2.S Y Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India has also been appointed by the Supreme Court as the ombudsman to form the AIFF constitution.
The Former PM of Nepal Kirti NIdhi passes away
1.Kirti Nidhi Bista,the former PM of Nepal passed away at the age of 90 due to Cancer.
He was born in Kathmandu on 15th January 1927. He became the Prime Minister of Nepal in 1969.
The government of Karnataka signs pacts with the Chinese firms
The sixth China-India forum inaugurated by the CM of Karnataka Siddaramaiah hosted by Government of China, China-India Friendship Association (CIFA), Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), and Podar Enterprises in Bengaluru.
2.India sees great opportunities from Chinese investments and Make in India.