Current Affairs Today November 16, 2017

Current Affairs Today November 16 2017 in containing information on latest happenings from all over the India. These are important current affairs for candidates to attempt written exams well. We update current affairs on daily basis.

Hunar Haat inaugurated in IITF 2017 by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi – Union Minister for Minority Affairs inaugurated Hunar Haat on Wednesday (15 Nov, 2017). Hunar Haat is a platform where master artisans from across the country will be show their creativity by displaying pieces of Handicraft & Hand-loom prepared by them.

Since start Hunar Haat has become a great platform to provide employment opportunities and global market for number of master artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts. The minister also announced that Hunar Haat will also be organised at cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Bhopal and other places in coming days.

Bio-toilets to be installed in all trains by 2018-end

Ministry of Railway has advanced its target of 100% installation of bio-toilets in the Indian Railways coaches by the end of December 2018. It was announced by Ravindra Gupta, Member (Rolling Stock), Ministry of Railway while speaking at an event.

Gupta also highlighted efforts made by Railways ministry towards a low-carbon pathway and overall sustainable mobility initiatives in the Indian transport sector.

BSE appoints Sethurathnam Ravi as its new chairman

Bombay Stock exchange (BSE) has got its new chairman as eminent chartered accountant Sethurathnam Ravi has been given the charge of chairman of the leading stock exchange. He will be replacing Dhirendra Swarup.

Sethurathnam Ravi is an experienced person in the field of finance. His has worked at board of banks, financial institutions and asset management companies in the financial sector.

Indians are second-highest public bingers of the world

India has been ranked second in terms of Binge watching as per the latest survey done by online streaming platform Netflix on Tuesday. India is just behind Mexico for binge watching in public. As per the Netflix survey, India is behind by Mexico by a very little margin of 1 per cent.

The survey was performed by SurveyMonkey for a period from August 24 – September 7, 2017 and results were released based on 37,056 responses.

HDFC Bank’s request to declassify HDFC as FII Rejected by RBI

The apex bank of India RBI rejected the request made by HDFC Bank to declassify the bank as FII (foreign institutional investor). The bank had made a request to Government and then government approached RBI regarding its opinion on the matter.

The move will have an impact on HDFC Bank’s fund raising programme from qualified institutional placement (QIP).

Beauty queen from Indonesia crowned Miss International 2017

Kevin Lilliana from Indonesia has been crowned as Miss International 2017 on Tuesday. She was crowned at an event held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in which total 71 women participated. Chanelle De Lau from Curacao was the first runner-up and Diana Croce from Venezuela was second runner-up of at the beauty pageant.

Other categories winners:

Among other finalists, Natsuki Tsutsui from Japan and Amber Dew from Australia won awards for best national costume and Miss Perfect Body respectively. Kevin Lilliana was also declared well dressed contestant.

Government to Introduce BS-VI fuel two years early in Delhi to tackle pollution

With an aim to reduce the pollution caused by the vehicles, ministry of petroleum and natural gas has decided to make BS-VI fuel available in Delhi from April 2018. The early availability of BS-VI fuel in national capital will be helpful to fulfil the demands of such fuel when the Government will introduce BS-VI compliant vehicles in national capital by April 1, 2020.

The decision to Introduce BS-VI fuel two years early has came in effect after observing alarming conditions of pollution in Delhi and adjoining areas.

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