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[10:17 PM, 11/15/2017] +91 90924 21416: Current Affairs - 15 November 2017 : (CITIZEN IAS ACADEMY WhatsApp group : 9092421416)

1.    Ganga Kumari – first transgender in Rajasthan Police. The Rajasthan High Court has directed the police department to appoint her as a constable.

2.    Saudi Arabian government approved the practice of yoga as a sports activity, claimed a social media post of Nouf Marwaai, founder of the Arab Yoga Foundation in the Saudi kingdom.

3.    Power Ministry launched a National Power Portal (NPP) “” , a centralized platform for collation and dissemination of Indian power sector information.
•    The NPP is a centralised system for the power sector which facilitates online data capture/input (daily, monthly, annually) from generation, transmission and distribution utilities.

4.    4 Agreements were signed by India’s PM Modi and the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in areas including Defence Cooperation and Logistics, agriculture, Micro, Medium and Small Enterprises-MSME and forging closer relations between the Indian Council of World Affairs and the Philippines Foreign Service Institute.

5.    Anand Kumar of Super 30 programme awarded to Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Award for 2017

6.    Alibaba owned UC Browser has been temporarily removed from the Google Play Store for 30 days because it used "Misleading" and "Unhealthy" methods of promotion to increase installs.

7.    After a two-month survey, Australia has legalised same-sex marriage. The first law providing for the marriage of people of the same sex in modern times was enacted in 2001 in the Netherlands

8.    The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF) -2017 in New Delhi. It is organised by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).  Theme: “Startup India Standup India”

9.    Central government approves Rs 10,000 crores for 107 Maharashtra irrigation projects in drought-hit Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of the state.

10.    Google Honours Cornelia Sorabji (graduate in law from India as early as 1892), India's first Woman Advocate with Doodle, Today on her 151st birthday.

11.    For the first time, the nation's financial capital will host the 34th annual conference of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA) this week. It will be hosted by State Bank. Theme: 'Asia's turn to transform'

12.     4th India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue (AMD) begun in New Delhi on November 14, 2017.

13.    The Space Kingdom of Asgardia has launched its first satellite Asgardia-1 satellite. This so-called ‘virtual nation’ is the pet project of Russian scientist and billionaire Igor Ashurbeyli.

14.    Scientist Vijay Prasad Dimri appointed as the president of the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC), a global platform for the advancement of earth science, to be held in 2020.

15.    Founding Ceremony of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held in Bonn, Germany.

16.    President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurate a Johar schemes worth one thousand five hundred crores rupees aimed at doubling the income of two lakh rural poor and give appointment letters to 254 doctors, 363 teachers, and 24 college Principal and start service of dial 108 free Ambulance service at Jharkhand state foundation day

17.    Aditi Ashok  first Indian to qualified for the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship on the LPGA

18.    China launched the world’s first all-electric ship, which can travel up to 80 km with 2000-tonnes cargo after a two-hour charge. The ship is 70.5-metre-long and weighs about 600 tonnes was launched in Guangzhou in South China’s Guangdong Province.

19.    National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) Satheesh C Shenoy scientists from NIOT will build India’s first offshore desalination plant about 40km from the Chennai coast.

20.    The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology organized the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference in New Delhi. This is the 15th Conference of APCERT and first ever conference in India and South Asia. Theme is "Building Trust in the Digital Economy".

21.    The President Shri Ram Nath Kovind gave away the National Child Awards 2017 on the occasion of Children’s Day (14 November) in New Delhi. This year, the President honored 16 children, out of which one child was given a gold medal and 15 children were given silver medals.

22.    Uttar Pradesh Tops in Mobilising Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) launched to further the financial inclusion process in the country have gathered momentum in some northern States post demonetisation.
[10:23 PM, 11/15/2017] +91 90924 21416: Current Affairs Questions & Answers – 15  November 2017 : (CITIZEN IAS ACADEMY WhatsApp group : 9092421416)

1. Which country Recognizes Yoga as Sport? Saudi Arabia

2. Who becomes first transgender to be appointed in Rajasthan Police? GangaKumari

3.Which state Tops in Mobilising Jan Dhan Accounts? Uttar Pradesh

 4. Which award is conferred to Anand Kumar recently by President RamNath Kovind? Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Award

 5. For which state Centre sanctions Rs 10,000 crores for irrigation purposes? Maharashtra

 6.Who is appointed President of 36th International Geological Congress? Vijay Prasad Dimri

 7. Which city the foundation of International Solar Alliance held recently? Germany

 8. Which state foundation day is inaugurated by Shri Ram Nath Kovind? Jharkhand

 9. Who is the first Indian to Qualify for LPGA Tour Championship? Aditi Ashok

 10. Which country launches worlds first fully electric cargo ship? China

 11. Who to build India’s first offshore desalination plant near Chennai coast? National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT)

12. What is the theme of the First Ever APCERT Conference in New Delhi? Building Trust in the Digital Economy.

 13. What is the name of satellite launched by Virtual Nation Asgardia group? Asgardia 1

14. Who gave the National Child Awards 2017 on Occasion of Childrens Day recently?  Shri Ram Nath Kovind

15. Which ministry launches National Portal for power sector recently? Minister of Power

16.  The first law providing for the marriage of people of the same sex in modern times was enacted in 2001 in?  Netherlands

17. Which Indian city will host the 34th annual conference of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA)? Ganga Kumari –

18. Who was the first woman to graduate in law from India as early as 1892? Cornelia Sorabji