Sindhu wins maiden Super Series Premier title
I. Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu clinched her maiden Super Series Premier title after edging out Sun Yu of China in the finals of the USD 700,000 China Open badminton tournament in Fuzhou,China.
II. Sindhu, who became the toast of the country after becoming the first Indian women to win a silver at Rio Games, continued her rampaging run as she lifted the prestigious title after beating Sun 21-11 17-21 21-11 in the summit clash that lasted an hour and nine minutes.
Pradhanmantri Grameen Awas Yojna to provide 3 crore affordable housing units across country
II. Designed entirely for the rural masses, the ambitious scheme aims to provide affordable houses to all those living below the poverty line by the year 2022. In addition, the prime minister distributed allotment letters to 50 beneficiaries of the scheme, which aims to provide about 3 crore new housing units countrywide.
Catholic Syrian Bank to appoint CVR Rajendran as MD & CEO
I. The Reserve Bank of India has granted approval for appointment of C.V.R. Rajendran as the Managing Director & CEO of Catholic Syrian Bank for a period of three years from the date of histaking charge.
II. Rajendran is currently holding the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Mutual Funds of India. Prior to this, he has held other key positions like Chairman and Managing Director of Andhra Bank and Executive Director at Bank of Maharashtra.
World’s first heart transplant doctor passes away
I. Renowned heart surgeon Denton Cooley, who performed the world`s first artificial heart transplantin the United States, has passed away at the age of 96 in Houston, Texas.
II. Cooley, who was the founder of Texas Heart Institute, pioneered many techniques still used in cardiovascular surgery.
India, Cyprus ink new tax pact to replace 2 decade-old treaty
I. India and Cyprus has signed a new double tax avoidance pact under which capital gains tax will be levied on sale of shares on investments made after April 1, 2017, bringing the island nation at par with Mauritius in terms of tax treatment. The latest pact would replace the existing Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA), which was in place since June 13, 1994.
Ashwin 1st bowler ever to take 50 wickets in consecutive years
Universal Children's Day is observed on November 20
I. United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, andimproving children's welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
II. Since 1990, Universal Children's Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children's rights.
World’s first Bollywood theme park opens in Dubai
I. Bollywood Parks, Dubai has opened with fanfare, fireworks, dance, music and simulator 4D shows based on hit Hindi-language movies. Visitors were greeted by performers dancing to thumping Bollywood music across the park with some atop a mock-up of a suburban Mumbai railway train and others outside the Rajmahal theatre, which will stage live musicals.
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