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05-06 November 2017 - Daily Current Affairs

05-06 November 2017 - Daily Current Affairs

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Indian women's hockey team lifts Hockey Asia Cup 2017

  • Indian women's hockey team has won the Asia Cup 2017 title at Kakamigahara city in Japan.
  • Team Indian beat China 5-4 (in Penalty shoot-out), at full time both teams were level One-One.
  • Now, the ‘Team India’ has secured a berth for itself at the 2018 Hockey World Cup.
  • South Korea came third in the tournament, defeated host Japan 1-0.
  • Monika Malik has won the Woman of the Match award and Savita Punia (Goalkeeper of the Tournament).
Note: India women's hockey team also qualified for next year's World Cup by winning the Asia Cup hockey title.

Indian golfer Shiv Kapur wins Panasonic Open India

  • Indian golfer ‘Shiv Kapur’ has clinched his first Asian Tour title in India at the Delhi Golf Club in New Delhi.
  • He bagged the Panasonic Open by three strokes after bringing home a card of four-under 68 in the fourth and final round.
  • Earlier, Kapur had won the Yeangder Heritage in April and finished second at the Thailand Open this season.

5 November: World Tsunami Awareness Day

  • The World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) has been observed across the world on 5th November, with the theme 'Reduce the Number of Affected People'.
  • The first World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed across the world On 5th November 2016.
  • In Dec 2015, the UN General Assembly has designated 5th November as World Tsunami Awareness Day to spread awareness among people across the world in matters related to the dangers of a tsunami.

Goa to host Nobel Prize event in Feb 2018

  • Goa state got. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to host the Nobel Prize Series India event during 1-28th February 2018.
  • The event will be jointly organized by Department of Bio-Technology, Union Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology and Nobel Media AB, Sweden.
  • The event should see as a celebration of science and education.
  • Nobel Media develops and manages programs, productions and media rights of the Nobel Prize within the areas of digital and broadcast media, publishing as well as events.

ICIJ releases Paradise papers and names more than 700 Indian figure

  • The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has released 'The Paradise Papers',and reveals the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies.
  • The ICIJ and 95 media partners explored 13.4 million leaked files of offshore law firms and the company registries in some of the world’s most secretive countries.
  • The files were obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, and shared with the ICIJ.
  • Among 180 countries represented in the data, India ranks 19th in terms of number of names.
  • A total of 714 Indian names figure in the leaked data.

New round of UN climate change talks to begin in Germany

  • Today, a new round of UN climate change talks has started in Bonn, Germany.
  • More than 190 countries and territories will take part in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change(COP23).
  • Delegates will negotiate in order to come up with concrete rules for the agreement by the next round in 2018.
  • They will also discuss how to report their reduction goals and updated efforts to fulfil them.
  • The conference will end on 17th November.

Lebanese Prime Minister announced his resignation

  • The Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri announces resigned from his post.
  • In late 2016, Mr. Hariri was appointed Prime Minister and headed a 30-member national unity cabinet that included the Shiite militant Hezbollah.
  • In 2005, former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri (father of Saad al-Hariri) was assassinated.

Mohan Joshi honored with Vishnudas Bhave award

  • Veteran actor Mohan Joshi has been felicitated with the prestigious Vishnudas Bhave award for his contribution to theatre.
  • Joshi was honoured at a ceremony held in Sangli on the eve of Marathi Rangbhumi Din.
  • The award has been conferred in memory of the founder of Marathi theatre Vishnudas Bhave.
  • The award includes a cash of Rs 25,000, a trophy and a citation.

Former MP Baddam Narasimha Reddy passes away

  • Former Lok Sabha Member and architect Baddam Narasimha Reddy (82 years) passed away in Hyderabad.
  • Mr. Baddam Narsimha Reddy represented Miryalaguda Constituency thrice.

Belgium's King & Queen arrive on 7-day visit to India

  • The royal couple of Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde arrived in New Delhi on a seven-day visit to India to boost overall cooperation between the two countries with a focus on further ramping up trade and investment ties.
  • Belgium's King has a business delegation of nearly 90 people comprising CEOs of Belgian companies for an India-Belgium Business Forum meeting.
  • This is King Philippe's first state visit to India after his ascension to the throne in 2013.
  • India is Belgium's second largest export destination and the third largest trading partner outside the European Union.

75 years celebration of ‘Dina Thanthi’ newspaper in Chennai

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has participated in the 75th-anniversary celebrations of Tamil daily ‘Dina Thanthi’ at Madras University Centenary Hall in Chennai.
  • According to PM Modi, newspapers do not just give news, they can also mold thinking and open a window to the world.

Rs 10,000 Crore MoU signed between Patanjali & Govt. of India

  •  The Govt. of India (GoI) and Patanjali has been signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) of Rs. 10,000 Crore at the 2017 World Food India.
  • The MoU has been signed between the Acharya Balkrishna (Managing Director of Patanjali) and Harsimrat Kaur Badal (Union Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India).

MHRD to organize National Workshop on School Education

  • The Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar has inaugurated the two-day National Workshop on School Education in New Delhi.
  • It will bring together key stakeholders from various NGOs, private sector and individuals to deliberate on key themes in the education sector.
  • The workshop will focus on the five themes of Digital Education, Physical Education, Value Education, Life Skills Education and Experiential Learning.

Darbar Move: J&K govt starts functioning in Jammu

  • The Jammu and Kashmir government began functioning in Jammu after shifting from Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, as part of the pre-Independence practice of "darbar move".
  • The Civil Secretariat and other 'darbar move' offices function in Srinagar for six months of summer and in Jammu for the remaining six months of the year.
  • In 1872, the practice of 'darbar move' was started by Maharaja Gulab Singh to escape the summer heat of Jammu and the biting winters of Srinagar.
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