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Weekly Current Affairs November: Week IV

Published on November 27, 2017

Banking and Financial Awareness

  • State Bank of India has launched a unified integrated app called YONO (You Need Only One).
  • The Royal Bank of Canada has become the first Canadian lender to be added to the Financial Stability Board’s list of global systemically important banks, which are deemed too big to fail.
  • The government of India has set up a task force led by Arbind Modi to redraft the income tax law which can synchronise with the economic needs of the country.
  • Andhra Bank launched Pattabhi Sitaramayya for self-help groups (SHGs) to encourage entrepreneurship.
  • Private sector lender RBL Bank has inaugurated its all women branch in Chennai.
  • India signed a loan agreement with World Bank for “Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project” and Technical Assistance.
Weekly Current Affairs November: Week IV


  • Ira Joshi has been appointed as the director general (DG) of Doordarshan News by the information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry.
  • India's Justice Dalveer Bhandari has been re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
  • Veteran director Rahul Rawail has been appointed as the acting chairperson of International Film Festival of India.
  • South African Indian-origin AIDS researcher Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim has been appointed as a UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV.


  • Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, Indian politician and former Member of Parliament passed away.
  • Biju Phukan, famous Indian actor passed away on 22nd November.
  • Jana Novotna, Former Wimbledon champion of Czech Republic passed away.

Honour and Awards

  • Shubhangi Swaroop Becomes First Female Pilot in Indian Navy.
  • Google India had paid tribute to Rukhmabai, Indian physician on her birth anniversary with a doodle. She is the first Indian woman physician to receive the honour.
  • Rajkummar Rao won the best actor award and Mayank Tewari and Amit V. Masurkar claimed the best screenplay honour for Newton movie at Asia Pacific screen awards.
  • Acclaimed Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen has won the Big Little Book Award ’Author in Bengali language' category at the second edition of awards.
  • Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2017.
  • Actor and playwright Girish Karnad was honoured by Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award 2017.
  • SEBI has appointed Anand Rajeshwar Baiwar as its executive director.

Important Days

  • World Toilet Day is observed on 19th November every year.
  • Universal Children’s Day is observed on 20th November every year.
  • World Fisheries day is observed on 21st November every year.
  • World Television day is observed on 21st November annually.
  • The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
  • The “Qaumi Ekta Week” (National Integration Week) was observed all over the country, from the 19th to 25th November 2017. 

MoUs and Partnerships:

  • The India-Myanmar Bilateral Military Exercise 2017 (IMBAX-2017) has commenced at Joint Training Node of the Indian Army at Umroi, 30km away from Meghalaya capital’s Shillong.
  • India and Russia have agreed to sign a pact for Visa free entry of scheduled Flight crew.

Ranks and Indices:

  • IMD World Talent Rankings 2017 has been released- India is ranked 51 and Switzerland has topped the list.

Important News- World

  • Forbes has released its annual list of world's highest paid women 2017 which is topped by Lemonade singer Beyonce with an estimated earning of $105 million in the year.
  • Kendall Jenner has become the World's Highest Paid Model of 2017 in Forbes' annual list of the world's highest-paid models for 2017.
  • According to the Government at a Glance 2017 report published by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Modi-led Indian government is the third most trust government in the world.
  • Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as New president of Zimbabwe.

Important News- India

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister gave nod to the new scheme called ‘Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra'.
  • The government of India has granted infrastructure status to the logistics sector which will enable the industry to access cheaper finances.
  • The Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India in partnership with MSD for Mothers, MacArthur Foundation and Jhpiego has launched 'Manyata'
  • The 5-day long 42nd World Congress of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) has begun in New Delhi.
  • India's Manushi Chhillar won the 67th edition of the Miss World event which was held at the Sanya City Arena in China.
  • The union cabinet has approved to create the posts of chairman and technical members of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) under GST.

Science and Technology

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new mobile app Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance - UMANG.
  • BrahMos has been successfully tested for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Bay of Bengal
  • NASA has completed the first test of its Mars 2020 mission's parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE)
  • Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in association with the Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR) has come out with an Improved Samba Masuri (ISM).
  • NASA has launched the first in a series of four advanced polar-orbiting satellites on its third try.
  • Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy R.K. Singh launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’ Web Portal.

Important News- States

  • The Union Minister of State for Development of North-Eastern Region Dr.Jitendra Singh launched an exclusive "Rural Livelihood scheme for the Northeast”.
  • Odisha has decided to launch a new agricultural scheme called Nabakrushna Choudhury Seccha Unnayan Yojana
  • Parab-2017, the annual cultural festival of Odisha's Koraput district has started in Koraput.
  • 48th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) began at Goa's capital Panaji.
  • The first ever Namami Barak festival was inaugurated in Silchar by the Chief Minister of Assam Sarbanand Sonowal.
  • Interim Meeting of the Steering Committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) took place in New Delhi.
  • Under the Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat Yojana, Madhya Pradesh has partnered with Manipur and Nagaland.

Sports News

  • Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi received his fourth European Golden Shoe award
  • Basel city of Switzerland is ready to become the first city to jointly host the Badminton and Para-Badminton World Championships.
  • The Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) has decided to rename the Gate No. 3 and 4 of the Firoz Shah Kotla Stadium after Indian woman cricketer Anjum Chopra.
  • Women’s Youth World Boxing Championship begins in Guwahati of Assam.
  • ATP Finals Title was lifted by Grigor Dimitrov, in London.
  • Afghanistan won it first Under 19 Asia Cup title held in Malaysia.
  • Indian Tennis player Yuki Bhambri won ATP Challengers Trophy 2017, in Pune.

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