Mar 1, 2016

Current Affairs November 2016 - FOR UPSC

SPORTS 

  • Mariamma Koshy took charge of Hockey India as president.
  • Narinder Dhruv Batra elected as the first ever non European chief of the International Hockey Federation (FIH)

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
AirSewa is the Portal and Mobile App that was launched to offer air travelers a convenient and hassle free experience.

RESIGNTIONS
George Yeo resigned as the Chancellor of Nalanda University in November 2016

AWARDS & HONOURS
  • Manoj Bajpayee won the Best Actor Award at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards
  • SP Bala Subrahmanyam honoured with Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the year at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI)
ECONOMY
24th APEC Summit theme is "Quality Growth and Human Development"

ENVIRONMENT
National Green Tribunal recently ordered environment audit of all the government buildings of Delhi

GOVERNANCE- APPOINTMENTS
Chairman of the National Highways Authority of India is  Yudhvir Singh Malik

ANDHRA PRADESH
The state that launched the Smart Water Distribution Monitoring web portal is Andhra Pradesh

ART & CULTURE
An ancient city 7000 years old was uncovered in Egypt

BOOKS IN NEWS
Author of the book ‘Death Under the Deodars’ is Ruskin Bond

INTERNATIONAL
  • Data satellite launched by China recently is called Tianlian I-04 
  • Nikki Haley was named as the US Ambassador to the United Nations by President-elect Donald Trump
INDIA & WORLD
India recently signed Joint Declaration with Switzerland for the implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI)


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