Current affairs today November 1 2017 with all important updates. This current affairs section is to help candidates get high marks in competitive exams you are going to attempt.
Heena Sidhu Won gold at Commonwealth Shooting Championships
Indian Shooter Heena Sidhu has made India proud by wining gold medal at Commonwealth Shooting Championships in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships held at Brisbane on Tuesday. Heena Sidhu beat Elena Galiabovitch from Australia. Elena Galiabovitch scored 238.2 and settle for silver whereas Heena scored 240.8 to grab the Gold Medal for India at Commonwealth Shooting Championships. Bronze was also won by Australian Kristy Gillman (213.7).
India Jumped 30 Spots in Ease of Doing Business rankings
India jumped 30 spots in Ease of Doing Business rankings list in 2018 to secure a place in top 100 countries in the ranking by World Bank. There ranking was prepared among 190 countries. This is for the first time that any country has shown such a great improvement in the Ease of Doing Business rankings. Some of the major factors behind India’s improvement in ranking are… Read Full
Saudi Arabia Allows Women Entry into Sports Stadiums
Saudi Arabia for the first time has decided to allow women into three sports stadiums from next year as per the authorities reports, It is a landmark move that would open up the previously male-only venues to families.
The kingdom with some world’s tightest restrictions on women had restricted women for long time from entering into the sports stadiums by strict rules on segregation of the sexes in public.
Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to score 9000 ODI runs
Virat Kohli has became fastest batsman to score 9000 runs in ODI cricket while playing during the match played against New Zealand on Sunday at Kanpur. Kohli scored a brilliant hundred at the match by scoring 113 runs in just 106 balls. He hit nine fours and a big six during his century making inning.
Earlier the record of fastest person to score 9000 ODI runs was held by South African hitter A.B. de Villiers. Kohli took just 194 innings to achieve this record whereas South African batsman took 205 innings.
Public Finance Management System Use Made mandatory for 613 central schemes by Govt
Center government made it compulsory to use Public Finance Management System (PFMS) for all of its schemes. The announcement was made by Finance minister Arun jaitley. Budgetary outlay of all the central schemes for which use of PFMS is mandatory accounts for over 31 per cent of the central government’s total expenditure during the current financial year 2017-18.
Benefits of mandatory PFMS
It was said by finance minister Arun jaitley that mandatory use of PFMS will make it sure that the benefits of all government schemes will reach to the last mile.
Indian Captains Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj Tops ICC Ranking
Indian cricket players whether men or women, both are performing well in the cricket. In latset Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj both have grabbed top spots in the latest ICC ODI ranking updates in their respective categories. Kohli remained at top place whereas Mithali jumped one place to occupy first rank.
Mithali Raj is at top of ranking with 753 points, she is followed by while Perry and Satterthwaite with 725 and 720 points respectively. A part from wonderful performance by the Indian women cricket team captain, recent Series missed by Australian batting star Meg Lanning against England because of injury also helped Mithali Raj to gain top place in ICC ODI ranking.
India, World Bank sign $200 million loan agreement to boost agribusiness in Assam
India has signed $200 million loan agreement with world bank for boosting agribusiness in Assam and Rural Transformation Project. The project will help Assam government to
Facilitate agri-business investments
increase in prodution in agriculture
The project will also make small farm holders of Assam to be able to produce crops that are resilient to recurrent floods or droughts in the state. Economic Affairs Department joint Secretary Sameer Kumar Khare said that $200 million loan agreement between India and World Bank will give strength to farming system and thus agriculture productivity will also be increased in the state.
joint Secretary also said that Private sector investments will be increased to promote agri-enterprises that will generate quality job opportunities for the youth in the Assam.
More than 16 districts of Assam will be covered where the project will be implemented and more than 500,000 farming households will be directly benefitted through India, World Bank Project.
Woment empowerment will be given importance under the project and more women-led enterprises will be focused and participation of women in the decision-making process will be increased at farmer producer organizations.