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November 30 – Current Affairs Quick Gyan

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  1. 4 India-born CEOs on Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year list

Four leading India-born CEOs including Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Mastercard’s Ajay Banga who delivered big in taking their companies ahead have featured in Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year list topped by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. HDFC Bank’s Managing Director Aditya Puri on the 36th position and Banga on 40th.

Quick link-  Businessperson of the Year list

2. UNESCO Salon Competition: Toonz wins award for ‘Magical Piano’

‘Magical Piano’, a short film by the Toonz Media Group has won an award at the prestigious UNESCO Salon Youth Video Competition 2016. In an event held in Marrakech, Morocco at the iconic COP 22 Green Zone in the UNESCO Pavilion on November 14, Salon Films Chairman Fred Wang and Armelle Arrou, Chief of Public Relations and Partnerships, UNESCO handed over the award.

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3. M. Kutty appointed Delhi Chief Secretary

Senior IAS officer M. M. Kutty was appointed as the Delhi Chief Secretary. He replaced K. K. Sharma, who was transferred to the Union HRD Ministry as OSD.  The Central government had sent back Mr. Kutty, a 1985 batch IAS officer, to his parent Union Territories cadre before the completion of the tenure of his Central deputation.

Quick link- Delhi Chief Secretary

3. Susan Kiefel become Australia’s first woman highest ranking judge

Susan Kiefel has been named Australia’s first female High Court chief justice – ending 113 years of men leading the nation’s highest court. She will become the Chief Justice of Australia on 30 January 2017. After months of speculation about who would replace retiring chief Robert French, the Turnbull government appointed serving High Court Justice Kiefel to the role .

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4. Lt Gen Qamar Bajwa takes charge as Pak army chief

Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa took charge as Pakistan’s new army chief, replacing retiring chief General Raheel Sharif whose three-year term ended today – a rare example of a smooth transition in a nation where army chiefs have a history of clinging to power.


5. Losar Festival being celebrated in J&K

Losar Festival being celebrated in J&K It is on the 29th day of the 10th month which is the time for the Losar celebrations. The festival starts on the first day of the 11th month officially. Losar celebrations in Jammu and Kashmir, in the Ladakh district can be regarded as the most elaborate and convoluted of the different social and religious events and festivals of Ladakh. There is an interesting story that is at the root of the Losar celebrations in Ladakh.

Quick link –  Losar Festival

6. India’s GDP growth rises to 7.3% in Quarter 2

India’s economy witnessed a marginal acceleration, growing at 7.3% in the second quarter of 2016-17. It expanded by 7.1% in the first quarter of 2016-17 and at 7.6% in the corresponding quarter last year. The pick-up in growth in the second quarter was led by agriculture which grew at 3.3% in the quarter.

Quick link – India’s GDP growth

7. Government approves 6 new SEZs for IT, biotech

The government has approved six proposals from four developers to set up new special economic zones (SEZs) across three states in areas such as IT and biotechnology. The decision was taken by the Board of Approval (BoA), headed by Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia.

Quick link- SEZs for IT, biotech

8. 16th century Kerala temple relaxes dress code for women

Women can now enter the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple, the richest temple in the world, wearing a churidar. Breaking an age-old tradition at the temple, executive officer K N Satheesh put churidars on the allowed list , against the opinion of the chairman of the temple administrative committee, K Haripal, who wanted the present dress code maintained.

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9. Akodara in Gujarat becomes India’s first Digital Village

Akodara village in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat has earned the coveted tag of becoming India’s first digital village in India. The village with a total population of 1,191 people and 250 households uses a various cashless system for payments of goods and services. All transactions in the village are carried out through digital modes like SMS, net-banking or debit cards.

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10. November 30: Indian Organ Donation Day

Organ Donation Day is observed every year on 30th of November. Due to lack of awareness, there are myths and fears in peoples’ mind about organ donation. The aim of this day is to motivate normal human beings to pledge to donate organs after death, and to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation. Anybody can be an organ donor irrespective of their age, caste, religion, community etc

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11. Argentina defeats Croatia to win 2016 Davis Cup

Argentina fought back to beat Croatia 3-2 and win the Davis Cup for the first time in a dramatic final in Zagreb. Croatia led 2-1 going into the final day and looked on course for their second title when Marin Cilic led Juan Martin del Potro by two sets to love.

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Pankaj Advani wins bronze at World Snooker Championship

Fifteen-time world champion Pankaj Advani suffered a 2-7 loss in the semifinals against Andrew Pagett of Wales to settle for a bronze medal at the IBSF World Snooker Championship. After a hard-fought four-hour quarterfinal that went down to the wire, defending champion Advani had to return to the table for the crucial semifinal without much of a break.

Quick link – World Snooker Championship