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 Posted On : November 22, 2017

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21 November 2017 – Current Affairs

 

ICJ elects Dalveer Bhandari as its fifth Nominee from India

1.After the candidate from Britain withdrew, Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected as the nominee from India as the fifth and last member.


2.Dalveer secured 15 votes in the Security Council and 183-193 votes in the General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York.


World Children’s day on 20 November

1.The United Nations celebrates Universal Children’s Day on every 20 November.It is celebrated to promote children welfare all over the world.

2. “Kids take over” was this years’ theme at the Universal Children’s day.


An MOU signed with GOIN under UDAY scheme by several union territories & Nagaland state

1.India signed 4 MOUs under the UDAY scheme with 3 union territories Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, & Daman & Diu and the state of 
Nagaland.It was the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY).

2.This would accrue a total profit of Rs. 551 crores, Rs. 18 crores, Rs. 13 crores and Rs. 10 crores respectively.


Little book award 2017 conferred to Nabaneeta Dev Sen

1. Nabaneeta Dev Sen, the winner of Sahitya Akademi award given the Big Little book award 2017 for her contribution in the field of literature for children.

2.The award in the illustrator category was won by Prioti Roy from Chennai.

 

Manik Bannerjee given lifetime achievement award by the IMF

1.The Indian Mountaineering Foundation(IMF) granted the lifetime achievement award to veteran mountaineer Manik Bannerjee.

2.Manik has been mountaineering for a period of 40 years.

India & Russia signed a loan agreement for visa-free movement of flight crew

1. A general declaration between India & Russia has been agreed on to be implemented for the visa-free entry of the flight crew of scheduled and chartered flights.


2.The agreement will enable free entry and exit of flight attendants between the terminals of India & Russia.

Tencent becomes first Chinese tech firm to be valued over $500 billion

1.Tencent has become the first Chinese firm to have a value exceeding $500 billion.

2.The company Alibaba is Asia’s second-highest-valued firm at $474 billion.

 

 
 

 


 



 

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