Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (13 to 19 Nov) 2017 : Download Now


Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (13 to 19 Nov) 2017: Download Now

Banking & Economy
  • RBI Governor Urjit Patel was appointed to Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board (FSAB) or Bank of International Settlement (BIS), an international financial organisation owned by 60 member central banks across world.
  • The Govt of India launched the BHARAT-22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) managed by ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund targeting an initial amount of about Rs.8,000 crore.
  • The Reserve Bank of India has decided not to pursue a proposal for introduction of Islamic banking in the country.
  • The nation’s financial capital, Mumbai for the first time hosts the 34th annual conference of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) which is hosted by State Bank with the theme of ‘Asia’s turn to transform’.

National News
  • The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched Daily Drug Regimen for treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) patients across the country under The Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP).
  • President Ram Nath Kovind launched or laid the foundation stones of various schemes entailing total expenditure of Rs 3,455 crore in Jharkhand to coincide with the state's 17th Foundation Day (Nov 15).
  • Rs 636-crore 'Mukhyamantri Health Insurance Scheme' launched in Jharkhand under which 57 lakh of the 68 lakh families in the state will benefit.
  • The Petroleum Ministry in consultation with Public Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) has decided for preponement of BS-VI Grade auto fuels in National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi from April 01, 2018 instead of April 01, 2020.
  • The Ministry of Railways has advanced target for 100% completion of installing human waste discharge free Bio-toilets in coaches to December 2018.
  • India Road Assessment Programme (IndiaRAP) was unveiled by Global Charity to rate highways’ safety levels and to eliminate the most unsafe roads.
  • The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure that patients with mental illness take the medicine prescribed for them.
  • The Union Ministry of Power launched National Power Portal (NPP), http://npp.gov.in a Centralized Platform for Collation and Dissemination of Indian power sector information.
  • Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore released the India Youth Development Index and Report 2017 with an objective of tracking the trends in Youth Development across the States.
  • The Indian Railways launched the country’s largest time-bound “upskilling” exercise, Project Saksham for govt employees to upgrade the skillsets of its 13 lakh-strong workforce with a single drive spanning nine months.
  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development celebrated the Child Rights Week (Hausla 2017) from 16th to 20th November, 2017.
  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurated rice field laboratory, 'Shri Narendra Modi Resilient Rice Field Laboratory' named after him in International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos in Philippines during his three-day visit to attend ASEAN-India and East Asia summits.
  • Air India has received a loan worth Rs. 1,500 crore from Bank of India to meet urgent working capital needs less than a month after floating a tender in this regard.
  • According to the report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality of holy city Varanasi is most polluted among the 42 cities monitored recently.
  • According to the ranking released by the Germanwatch, India is the sixth most vulnerable country in the world in terms of facing extreme weather events with Haiti, Zimbabwe, Fiji, Sri Lanka and Vietnam taking top five positions in the fresh list of nations facing climate risk.

State News
  • The first ever Namami Barak festival was held at Silchar in Assam.
  • Interim Meeting of Steering Committee of  International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s South Asia
  • Regional Training and Technical Assistance Centre (SARTTAC) were held in New Delhi.
  • Madhya Pradesh has partnered with Nagaland and Manipur under Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat Yojana to strengthen cultural relations among them.
  • The Union Govt has given go-ahead for setting up India’s first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ) at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Maharashtra.
  • Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated a three-day AP AgTech Summit-2017 in the coastal city Visakhapatnam.
  • The Two-day “12th North-East Business Summit”, organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), with Manipur being the state partner, was inaugurated in New Delhi on Nov 16 with an aim to explore the scope for business opportunities in the North-Eastern region of India.
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah inaugurated the sixth China-India Forum meet being jointly hosted by the Govt of China, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), China-India Friendship Association (CIFA), and Podar Enterprise.
  • The fourth India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue held in New Delhi.
  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated Aadi Mahotsav, a fortnight long Tribal Festival in New Delhi with the theme "A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Cuisine and Commerce".
  • The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs had organised Hunar Haat at India International Trade Fair (IITF) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
  • The Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC) has bagged an international award from Abu Dhabi.
  • Urdu was declared second official language in Telangana. (Telugu is the official language)
  • India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit was organised at Dantewada in Bastar region of
  • Chhattisgarh.
  • The 15th Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference was held in
  • New Delhi with the theme “Building Trust in the Digital Economy”.
  • The 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF) was held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi with the theme “Startup India Standup India”.
  • The govts of Odisha and neighbouring West Bengal conducted a joint security exercise named as Sagar Kavach to further tighten the existing coastal security mechanism along the 630 km long coastline.

International news
  • The WHO Global Ministerial Conference “Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response” was held in Moscow, Russia with an aim to accelerate implementation of the WHO End TB Strategy - with immediate action.
  • China launched world’s first fully electric cargo ship in Guangzhou, capital city of Guangdong province.
  • The 10th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) begins at Kathmandu from Nov 14 with the theme "Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia".
  • Bangladesh’s first Hindu Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, facing graft and money laundering allegations, has resigned a month after he went on leave abroad amid a row with the government over a crucial Supreme Court judgement.
  • The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit was held in Da Nang, Vietnam with the theme ‘Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future’.

Science & Defence
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched a next-generation satellite called the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) into space.
  • 7th Joint Indo-Bangladesh Training Exercise, SAMPRITI 2017 was culminated at Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram.

Approvals & MOUs
  • Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis informed that the Centre has given an in-principle approval of 10,000 crore rupees assistance to 107 irrigation projects in drought-hit Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of the state.
  • India’s fifth largest private sector bank, Yes Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Innovation Centre Denmark India (ICDK India), a partnership between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
  • Reliance General Insurance, a subsidiary of Reliance Capital, has signed a comprehensive bancassurance-corporate agency agreement with YES Bank.
  • The Union Cabinet approved the setting up of National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) to protect consumer interests under the current goods and services tax (GST) system.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved increase in carpet area of houses eligible for interest subsidy under Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) for Middle Income Group (MIG) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved four sub-schemes, anganwadi services, programme for adolescent girls called Sabla, Child Protection Services and National Creche Scheme, under Umbrella Scheme Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS).
  • The Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Poland for Promotion of Civil Aviation Cooperation.
  • The Union Cabinet had approved agreement between India and Belarus on Scientific and Technological Cooperation for mutual benefit in the areas of science, technology, agriculture, etc.
  • India and Philippines have signed four agreements in areas of Defence Cooperation and Logistics, agriculture, Micro, Medium and Small Enterprises-MSME and forging closer relations between the Indian Council of World Affairs and the Philippines Foreign Service Institute.
  • The India Expert Advisory Group on Measles & Rubella (IEAG-MR) has commended India on progress of measles and rubella vaccination campaign.
  • Broadcaster Turner International India and Gujarat-based Rajgreen Group have entered into a brand partnership to set up India’s first Cartoon Network branded amusement park “Amaazia” in Surat, Gujarat.
  • Life insurer PNB MetLife has signed a corporate agency agreement with Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait
  • B.S.C (BBK).
  • The Union New and Renewable Energy Ministry has commissioned 1.5 MW Small Hydro Power
  • (SHP) Plant in Biaras Drass, Kargil, Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Bharat Khandare has become the first Indian-born fighter to sign with the UFC.

  • Chairman of Bombay Stock Exchange - Sethurathnam Ravi          
  • All India Football Federation (AIFF) ombudsman - Bhaskar Ganguly

  • Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will receive the 2017 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for his leadership of the country between 2004 and 2014 and for enhancing India's stature globally.
  • India’s Manushi Chhillar was crowned coveted Miss World crown for the year 2017.
  • Nicaraguan author and former politician Sergio Ramirez Mercado has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor.

  • Shagun Chowdhary bagged a national champion crown when she won the women's trap event at the
  • 61st National Shooting Championship at New Delhi.
  • Shreyasi Singh wins Gold at 61st National Shooting Championship Competition.
  • France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup whereas 2019 Rugby World Cup will held in Japan.
  • Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani won 2017 IBSF World Billiards Championship held at Doha.

Important Days
  • Nov 19 - World Toilet Day“Wastewater”
  • Nov 14 - World Diabetes Day “Women and diabetes – Our right to a healthy future’
  • Nov 14 - National Children’s Day
  • Nov 12 - World Pneumonia Day


  • Legendary Hindi Poet - Kunwar Narayan
  • Former Nepal PM - Kirti Nidhi Bista

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