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Question #1: Which country wins Maiden Under-19 Asia Cup?

Question #2: Who is appointed as the President of 36th International Geological Congress?

Question #3: Manushi Chhillar has won the coveted ‘Miss World 2017’ title. She hails from which state?

Question #4: The Navegaon National Park (NNP) is located in which district of Maharashtra?

Question #5: Which city is hosting the Aadi Mahotsav – a fortnight long Tribal Festival of 2017?

Question #6: Which project was launched by Karnataka for Gram panchayats recently?

Question #7: Kumaran Narayan, who passed away recently, belonged to which field?

Question #8: Which state becomes first North East state to launch PoS for electricity bill payments?

Question #9: Who has been appointed as the new ambassador of World Packaging Organisation (WPO)?

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Nagaland Statehood Day:

  • Nagaland is all set to celebrate the 54th Statehood Day and the 18th Hornbill festival 2017 on December 01 at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind who is on a maiden visit to the state will grace the occasion and inaugurate the 10 day State Hornbill festival 2017.

World AIDS Day:

  • World AIDS day is being observed on December 01.
  • The day is celebrated every year all over the world on December 1st to raise the public awareness about Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, AIDS.
  • It is a pandemic disease caused due to the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
  • The World Health Organization will highlight the need for the 36.7 million people living with HIV and those who are vulnerable and affected by the epidemic, to reach the goal of universal health coverage.
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Theme 2017 Right to health

Border Security Force Raising Day:

  • The Border Security Force (BSF) is the primary border guarding force of India.
  • It is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of the Union of India, it was raised in the wake of the 1965 War on 1 December 1965, “for ensuring the security of the borders of India and for matters connected there with”
  • Border Security Force (BSF), the sentinels of Indian borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh, celebrated its 52st Anniversary of Raising Day on December 01.
  • The biggest border guarding force in the world, BSF came into existence on the eventful day of 1st December, 1965.
  • BSF is deployed on Indo-Pakistan International Border, Indo-Bangladesh International Border, Line of Control along with Indian Army and in Anti-Naxal Operations.

Defence Ministry launches Armed Forces Week:

  • Defence Ministry launched the Armed Forces Week from 1st to 7th of this month.
  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman appealed countrymen to join in this Armed Forces Week, in wearing Armed Forces flag to pay respects to the brave sons and daughters of our nation.
  • She stated that people can also contribute towards welfare of war-widows, children of martyrs and ex-servicemen by visiting http://ksb.gov.in.
  • Defence Ministry will spread awareness about the valour of armed forces till December 7th, when the nation will observe Armed Forces Day.
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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Member of the Rajya Sabha Karnataka

Current Affairs Today: NATIONAL

NITI Aayog to set up special Women Cell for entrepreneurs:

  • NITI Aayog has announced plans to set up a special Women Cell for handholding Women Startups and entrepreneurs.
  • Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant stated that the centre will extend support to women entrepreneurs in a big way.
  • Atal Tinkering labs will be specially setup at schools that women own to promote innovation and instil entrepreneurship among women at early stage.
  • Telangana State Government also announced a series of measures to encourage women entrepreneurship in the state.

‘Kathakar – International Storytellers Festival’ inaugurated in New Delhi:

  • Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju will inaugurate 7th edition of three day ‘Kathakar – International Storytellers Festival’ in New Delhi.
  • Kathakar is the only oral storytelling festival in India and is a part of Ghummakkad Narain- the Travelling Literature Festival which was started under the aegis of UNESCO in 2010.
  • The Festival is an attempt not only to preserve the art form but also create new audiences for the same.
  • This year festival will be hosted in Delhi, Gurugram, Noida and Mumbai.

Facebook says over 40 lakh Indians pledged for blood donation:

  • After choosing India to pioneer its blood donation feature, Facebook has stated that over 40 lakh Indians have signed up as blood donors on the site.
  • The feature, which connects the needy with the nearby blood donors, will be launched in Bangladesh next year.
  • The feature also allows organisations to create voluntary blood donation events and notify nearby donors.
  • Facebook had in October launched a new blood donations feature, starting in India, to make it easier for people to donate blood.

IAF jet conducts first aerial refuelling exercise successfully:

  • An Embraer transport aircraft with Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system successfully carried out air-to-air refuelling (AAR).
  • This capability would give the aircraft capacity to fly for longer duration, beyond the aircraft’s stated endurance.
  • This is also the first time that air-to-air refuelling has been carried out on the Embraer platform.
  • The “Probe and Drogue” air-to-air refuelling methodology practiced by IAF pilots requires exceptional flying skills as the receiving aircraft has to accurately insert the receptacle probe into the basket shaped drogue trailing behind the fuel tanker aircraft.
  • During the process of such refuelling both aircraft have to maintain extremely accurate flying parameters.
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Indian Air Force Headquarters New Delhi
Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh

Current Affairs Today: INTERNATIONAL

Indo-UK combined military exercise begins in Bikaner:

  • A 14 day long Combined Military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior- 2017’ between India and the UK begins near Bikaner.
  • The exercise will take place in the Mahajan Field Firing Range near Bikaner of Rajasthan.
  • 20 Rajputana Rifles unit of the Indian Army and the first battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment of the UK Army are participating in the exercise, which is third joint military exercise between the two countries.
  • The objective of this exercise is to increase mutual cooperation and coordination between the two countries. Both armies will learn and share from each other’s experiences.
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UK Capital London
UK Currency Pound Sterling
UK Prime Minister Theresa May

IMF approves new 88 billion US dollar credit line for Mexico:

  • The International Monetary Fund today approved a new 88 billion US dollar credit line for Mexico, replacing the existing line.
  • The two-year flexible credit line boosts Mexico’s ability to immediately deal with a potential need for liquidity, without having to request an IMF loan.
  • The country considers the funds precautionary and does not intend to draw on them, although the IMF notes increasing risks from the potential changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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Mexico Capital Mexico City
Mexico Currency Mexican Peso
Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto

Current Affairs Today: STATE

Haryana Government announces free sanitary napkins in all schools:

  • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Miss World Manushi Chhillar announced that the state government will provide free sanitary napkins for all girls in government schools.
  • Chhillar, who hails from Haryana, is spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene through her project ‘Shakti’.
  • The initiative will cost the Haryana government ₹18 crore.
  • The state government will also launch a programme to prevent anaemia among children in the state and Chhillar will be the brand ambassador for the programme
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Haryana Capital Chandigarh
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar
Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki

Uttar Pradesh tops the list on crimes against women in 2016:

  • Uttar Pradesh tops the tally of crime data of 2016 released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
  • For overall crimes, Uttar Pradesh’s rate is 1,293, more than 10 times its Indian Penal Code (IPC) rate.
  • Delhi’s overall crime rate is 958, about the same as its IPC rate.
  • Annual data released by NCRB for 2016 indicated that UP topped the list with rising rates of violence such as crime against women and murder.
  • Uttar Pradesh recorded 16.1 per cent of murders (4,889) while Bihar recorded 2,581.
  • UP recorded 49,262 cases of crimes against women, the highest among all other states.
  • West Bengal occupied the second spot with 32,513 cases.
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Uttar Pradesh Capital Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik

Maharashtra most-corrupt state for 3 years in a row:

  • Maharashtra has been the most corrupt state in India for three years in a row, as per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data.
  • The state recorded 1,016 corruption cases in 2016, which is around 23% of the total corruption cases in India during the year.
  • Odisha was placed second with 569 recorded corruption cases, while Kerala (430) was placed third.
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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao

Current Affairs Today: BANKING and ECONOMY

PNB raises bulk deposit rate by 0.5 per cent

  • Punjab National Bank (PNB) raised interest rate on bulk deposit of over Rs 1 crore by 0.5 per cent.
  • The rate hike comes days ahead of RBI’s fifth bi-monthly policy on December 6.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its last policy kept interest rate unchanged at 6 per cent.
  • The bank has increased interest rates on domestic bulk term deposits of Rs 1 crore and above from 4.50 per cent to 5 per cent on deposits of 1 year and above.
  • The new rates will be effective December 1.
  • Earlier State Bank of India (SBI) announced raising interest rate on bulk deposits by 1 percentage point across select maturities.

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