Sunday, 13 November 2016

11 November Current Affairs

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Current Affairs are very important section asked in every competitive exams. Here, we're presenting you the 11th November Current Affairs updates.

Single sentence novel wins £10,000 UK literary award
  • The novel 'Solar Bones' by Ireland's Mike McCormack was awarded the £10,000 (approximately 8.2 lakhs) 2016 Goldsmiths Prize, which recognises fiction that "breaks the mould"
  • The novel is written in a single sentence over 224 pages.
  • It is about the recollections of an Irish engineer brought back from the dead. 
  • Notably, McCormack is the third Irish writer to win the award.
Roger Federer wins Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award
  • Former world number one Roger Federer won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award at the ATP awards.
  • It is Roger’s 12th Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award.
  • The award is given to players who display the "spirit of the sport" on the court.
  • Roger Federer also won the Fans' Favourite Award for the 14th consecutive time in his career.
Kamala Harris becomes 1st Indian-American to enter US Senate
  • The 52-year-old Kamala Harris has become the first Indian-American elected to the US Senate.
  • Contesting for the Democratic party from California, Harris defeated Republican rival Loretta Sanchez.
  •  The first black senator from California, and the second black woman to serve in the US Senate, reports said.
Pramila Jayapal 1st Indian-American woman to enter US House
  • India-born Pramila Jayapal won the Washington State Senate seat.
  • She becomes the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the US House of Representatives.
  • 52-year-old Jayapal secured 57% votes to defeat her opponent, Brady Walkinshaw.
PM Narendra Modi In Japan for Annual Summit
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Tokyo to attend the annual India-Japan bilateral summit to be held on Friday.
  • In a pre-departure statement in Tokyo on Wednesday, PM Modi said the high-speed railway cooperation between the two countries would boost bilateral trade and investment.
  • He will call on Japanese Emperor Akihito and review the entire spectrum of the bilateral cooperation with Prime Minister Abe in Tokyo on November 11.
National Education Day
  • National Education Day (NED) is observed on 11 November.
  • It marks of the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development will make new initiatives to mark the National Education Day.
Second BRICS Communication Ministers meeting to begin in Bengaluru t
  • The two -day second BRICS Communication Ministers meeting chaired by Minister of State for Communication Manoj Sinha will began in Bengaluru on 10th November.
  • The high-level delegation from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa deliberate for greater cooperation in Telecommunication and ICT sectors.
  • This meeting is hosted for the first time by India, the Communication Ministers Conference will draw course of action on creating new frameworks of cooperation and collaboration among BRICS countries.
Two-day Economic Editors' Conference begins in New Delhi
  • The Press Information Bureau in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Finance has organised the meet.
  • Jaitley inaugurated the proceedings with the lighting of a digital lamp and later delivered the keynote address.
  • Other speakers included Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State(Independent Charge) Petroleum & Natural Gas, and others.
G Mahalingam is SEBI’s new Full-Time Member
  • Gurumoorthy Mahalingam took charge as Full-Time Member of SEBI on 10th November.
  • He will be responsible for leading the Integrated Surveillance Department, Investment Management Department, Enforcement Department (ED), Foreign Portfolio Investors and Custodians, Collective Investment Schemes, and Department of Economic and Policy Analysis, among others.
Maharashtra, Canada to work on urban infrastructure, smart cities
  • Maharashtra government has signed an agreement with Canada to implement a joint action plan on urban infrastructure development in the state. 
  • The Canada-Maharashtra action plan seeks to introduce companies, solutions and financing from the North American country for the urban development and implementation of state-led infrastructure projects.
Tata Chemicals' Director Bhaskar Bhat resigns
  • Bhaskar Bhat, the non-executive and non-independent director on the board of Tata Chemicals Ltd, has resigned with immediate effect.
  • Bhat had expressed displeasure at the continuation of Mistry as Chairman. On Friday, the independent directors unanimously supported Mistry's chairmanship on Tata Chemicals board.
Mumbai’s Western Railways beat Haryana 4-2 to win Surjit trophy
  • Mumbai's Western Railways women's team on 10 November 2016 won the 33rd Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament.
  • The team defeated Haryana XI 4-2 in the title clash played at the Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar.

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