Daily Current Affairs – November 27 2018

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Daily Current Affairs – November 27 2018

NATIONAL

Arunachal Pradesh

Maitree Diwas

  • In Arunachal Pradesh, Maitree Diwas, a multi-cultural social event, will be organized at Tawang on November 28th and 29th.
  • It will be jointly organized by the local civil administration and the Tawang Military Garrison.

Arunachal Literature Festival

  • In Arunachal Pradesh, the first ever Arunachal Literature Festival will be held at Dorjee Khandu Convention Centre in Itanagar from November 28 to 30. The festival is being organized by the State Information and Public Relation Department.

Bihar

Bihar CM unveils 70 ft tall Lord Buddha’s statue in Rajgir

  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled a 70-feet tall statue of Lord Buddha at Rajgir in Nalanda district.
  • It is the second tallest statue of Buddha in the country. It is made of pink sandstone.

Chandigarh

High-End Skill Development Centre

  • India’s premier National Research Laboratory CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH) announced a new partnership with Merck, a leading German science and Technology Company, to establish a ‘High End Skill Development Centre’ in CSIR-IMTECH, Chandigarh. 

Nagaland

Nagaland Tourist Police

  • Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launched the state Tourist Police at Police Headquarter in Kohima.
  • Nagaland becomes the second state in the North East to introduce Tourist Police.
  • Tourist Police will be deployed during Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, which starts from 1st December to give safety and security of tourists. 

New Delhi

Logo and Brochure of Logix India

  • Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, launched the logo and brochure of Logix India 2019 in New Delhi.
  • Logix India 2019 is scheduled to take place in New Delhi from 31stJanuary to 2nd February 2019.The mega logistics event is being organized by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO). 

INTERNATIONAL

Social Security Scheme

  • Nepal government has launched a Social Security Scheme for formal sector workers of the country.
  • The new social security scheme is contribution based and it will cover health and medical facilities, safe motherhood, accident and physical incapacity security, security to dependent family members and security at old age.
  • The scheme will be compulsorily applicable to formal sector workers. The scheme will soon be extended to informal sector workers as well.

Final vote on Brexit deal with EU

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the final vote on Brexit agreement with the European Union (EU) will be held on December 11.

Romania “strongly supports” India’s proposal in UN

  • Romania “strongly supports” India’s proposal in UN for Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT).

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

NPCC is now a Miniratna

  • National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC) has been conferred with the status of Miniratna : Category –I by the Government of India.
  • NPCC, a schedule ‘B’ CPSE under the administrative control of Ministry of Water Resources RD & GR, has also been awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification.

RANKINGS & INDEXES

Top-5 list of T20 bowlers

  • Indian wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav enters top-5 list of T20 bowlers for the first time in ICC rankings to claim the third position.

SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

Global Sustainable Cities 2025 initiative

  • The United Nations has selected Uttar Pradesh’s Noida and Greater Noida to participate in its Global Sustainable Cities 2025 initiative.
  • Noida and Greater Noida have been selected in the “University City” category ahead of Mumbai and Bengaluru as the only invitee from India. 

SCHEMES

‘Our Vote- Our Future’

  • In Telangana, a five-day exhibition on “Our Vote- Our Future” organised by the  Regional Outreach Bureau of Information and Broadcasting Ministry in Hyderabad inaugurated.

MOU, AGREEMENTS & CABINET APPROVALS

MoU between ADB and Government of India

  • Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) Signs $75 Million Loan to Improve Urban Services in 4 Karnataka Towns.

SPORTS

Harmanpreet Kaur named captain of ICC Women’s World Twenty20 XI

  • Harmanpreet Kaur named captain of ICC Women’s World Twenty20 XI which also featured opener Smriti Mandhana and leg-spinner Poonam Yadav.

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