Current Affairs, November 2016

30th November, Current Affairs:

• The Supreme Court of India made it compulsory to play national anthem in cinemas before movie screenings and everyone should rise for the anthem.
• India recorded GDP growth 7.3 per cent in the September quarter.

29th November, Current Affairs:

• Seven soldiers, including two army officers were today in an encounter with terrorist in Nagrota area of Jammu and Kashmir.
• 76 people killed in a plane accident which carrying 81 people, including members of a Brazilian club football team, crashed near the Colombian city of Medellin.

28th November, Current Affairs:

• Argentina beat Croatia by 3-2 to win the Davis Cup for the first time in Zagreb.

26th November, Current Affairs:

• Cuban revolutionary leader and former President of Cuba Fidel Castro died at the age of 90.
• The cabinet has cleared new amendments to existing laws to charge a minimum 50 per cent tax on unexplained bank deposits made using banned 500 and 1,000 rupee notes up to December 30. Half of the remaining deposits, or 25 per cent of the original deposit, will not be allowed to be withdrawn for four years.

25th November, Current Affairs:

• Tata Steel removed Cyrus Mistry as the chairman of the company and appointed independent director O P Bhatt in his place.
• Famous journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of the ‘Times of India’, Dilip Padgaonkar passed away at the age of 72.

24th November, Current Affairs:

• South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley elected as the US ambassador to the United Nations.

22th November, Current Affairs:

• Results of the by-elections held for four parliament and 10 assembly constituencies in six states - Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu were declared.
• India successfully test-fired indigenously built nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile from Odisha coast.
• Tsunami hits the Japan after a powerful earthquake of 7.4 magnitudes rocked the northern part of Japan.
• Renowned Carnatic singer and Padma Vibhushan Award winner M Balamurali Krishna passes away at the age of 86 in Chennai.
• Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn conferred with the first 'World Sanskrit Award' for her contribution towards promotion of the language.

20th November, Current Affairs:

• 116 people were killed and nearly 200 injured after the Indore-Patna Express train derail from the tracks near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
• Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated Sun Yu 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 to win China Open for her maiden Super Series title.

19th November, Current Affairs:

• World Toilet Day observed today to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global sanitation challenge.

16th November, Current Affairs:

• The Winter Session of the Parliament begins from today.

14th November, Current Affairs:

• Guru Nanak Jayanti being celebrated today.
• The World Diabetes Day 2016 was observed today across the world.
• Children's Day is celebrated in India on the 127th birthday of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

11th November, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe signed civil nuclear agreement between the two countries in Tokyo.
• The Union Government today extended the use of old 500 and 1000-rupee notes for paying bills, fuel, taxes and fees by another 72 hours to November 14.

10th November, Current Affairs:

• The World Science Day for Peace and Development 2016 observed today.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Japan on three day official visit.

9th November, Current Affairs:

• Republican Party candidate Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th president of America.
• A record number of five Indian- Americans named Kamala Harris, Pramila Jayapal, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna and Ami Bera are elected to the US Congress.
• Pramila Jayapal became the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representative.
• California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris became the first India-American to win the U.S. Senate seat from the state.

8th November, Current Affairs:

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that starting midnight, Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes are illegal. Banks will be closed tomorrow, while ATM will be closed for next two days. Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes can be changed within 31st March, 2017.
• Delhi's wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant creates record as he struck the fastest ever hundred by an Indian in a first-class game by hitting a 48-ball ton against Jharkhand in a Ranji Trophy match.

8th November, Current Affairs:

• Delhi's wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant creates record as he struck the fastest ever hundred by an Indian in a first-class game by hitting a 48-ball ton against Jharkhand in a Ranji Trophy match.

7th November, Current Affairs:

• British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived India in a three-day visit.
• Chhath Puja is celebrated in several states of India.

6th November, Current Affairs:

• Bengaluru FC defeated by Iraq's Air Force Club in the final of the AFC Cup by 1-0 in Doha.

5th November, Current Affairs:

• The Indian women's hockey team defeated China 2-1 in the final of Women's Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament to win the title.
• Indian lawyer Aniruddha Rajput elected among the 34 individuals by the General Assembly as members of the International Law Commission.
• Microsoft has ended sale for both the Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.

3rd November, Current Affairs:

• The Government has finalised the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates with a low of 5, followed by 12, 18 and a high of 28 per cent.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism in New Delhi.
• Sarabjit Singh Marwah became the first Sikh to be appointed to the Senate of Canada.

2nd November, Current Affairs:

• Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed from 31st October across the country to promote probity in public life and achieve a corruption free society.
• Kerala is declared as the third Open Defecation Free (ODF) state in India.

1st November, Current Affairs:

• Himachal Pradesh on 28 October 2016 was declared India’s second Open Defecation Free (ODF) State after Sikkim.