Thursday, 10 November 2016

10th November| Daily Current Affairs

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Current Affairs are very important section asked in every competitive exams. Here, we're presenting you the 10th November Current Affairs updates.

4 Indian-Americans elected to the US Congress
  • A record number of 4 Indian-Americans were elected to the US Congress.
  •  The first Indian-American woman to be elected to the House of Representatives California Kamala Harris, and Pramila Jayapal.
  • Raja Krishnamoorthi also got elected to the House of Representatives while Ro Khanna also got elected from California.
Dravid made brand ambassador for Blind T 20 WC 2017
  • Rahul Dravid was announced as the brand ambassador for the 2nd T 20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind, to be held in January and February 2017. 
  • Dravid also launched the 'Support Blind Cricket by buying a Cricket Ball' campaign.
Sonakshi features on Nov cover of Cosmopolitan India
  • Sonakshi Sinha has featured on the November cover of Cosmopolitan India. 
  • Sonakshi has talked about "love, life and her idea of feminism" in this edition of the magazine.
Hindalco becomes first Nifty company to gain 100% in 2016
  • Tata Sons has appointed Ishaat Hussain as the chairman of the Tata Consultacy Services company. 
  •  Mr. Ishaat Hussain nomiated as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tata Consultancy  Company in place of Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry with immediate effect.
No electronic chip in Rs. 2000 notes: RBI
  • The Rs. 2,000 notes that will enter into circulation from November 10, 2016 will not have any electronic chip.
  • The security features of the Rs. 2,000 notes include latent images, colored strip security threads, watermarks and several other features.
China launches pulsar navigation satellite
  • China has launched a navigation satellite, which will conduct in-orbit experiments using pulsar detectors to demonstrate new technologies. 
  • The X-ray pulsar navigation satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center today. 
  •  The satellite will undergo tests on its detector functions and space environment adaptability in orbit.
Twitter COO Adam Bain is stepping down
  •  Twitter the company’s in a big loss  Chief Operating Officer (COO) Adam Bain who was in charge of the micro-blogging website’s revenue business, has decided to leave the company.  
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Anthony Noto will take over as COO  according to company.
Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management adopted
  • International Agro-biodiversity 1st Congress was held in New Delhi from 6 November to 9 November 2016 concluded with the adoption of Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management. 
  • The event saw the participation of 900 participants from 60 countries.
  • During the Congress, the delegates of all countries discussed various aspects of access, conservation and use of the agrobiodiversity in 16 technical sessions, four satellites sessions, a gene-bank roundtable, a public forum, a farmers’ forum and poster sessions.
Uttarakhand Ratna for ND Tiwari
  • Chief Minister Uttarakhand  Harish Rawat conferred the Uttarakhand Ratna award on his arch rival and former chief minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari on the occasion of the state's 17th foundation day. 
  • The gesture was interpreted in the political circles as a smart political move ahead of next year's Assembly election in the state to capitalist on the Congress veteran's influence in the Kumaon region.
Union Government launches Smart India Hackathon
  • The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched Smart India Hackathon 2017.
  •  It is the world’s largest digital national building initiative. 
  • It will aim to find digital solutions to problems in the areas of power, education, health, water, finance, agriculture, energy, urban & rural development, aviation, transport, sanitation, sports, law & justice, etc.
  • It will harness creativity & technical expertise of over 30 lakh students from technology institutes in remotest parts of India to help build a way-out for Startup India, Standup India campaign.
Nadda launches “Healthy India Initiative” magazine and mobile app
  • The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched Healthy India Initiative magazine and No More Tension mobile App for the promotion of health and to strengthen the health communications programmes.
  •  Healthy India Magazine
→ It will be a quarterly magazine.

→ It will cater to health-related information and raise awareness about healthy living. 
  • No More Tension App
→ It will help users to manage stress.

→ It will also provide information regarding stress, symptoms and its management.

Professor Raj Bisaria to get Madhya Pradesh government govt's Kalidas Samman for Theatre
  • Renowned theatre personality and Padma Shri, Prof Raj Bisaria is all set to weave another feather in his cap with the Madhya Pradesh government honouring him with its prestigious 'Kalidas Samman' national award for 2015-16 for achievement in theatre. 
  • The ceremony will be held on November 10 in Ujjain.

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