Current Affairs: Daily GK Update 05th November 2017

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1. World Tsunami Awareness Day: 5 November

i. The World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed across the world on 5 November. The theme for 2017 WTAD is 'Reduce the Number of Affected People'.
ii. The day is celebrated to spread awareness among people across the world in matters related to the dangers of tsunami.

Important Takeaways from Above News for RRB PO Mains Exam-
  • In the year 2004, the world witnessed the killer Tsunami which affected more than 15 countries including India.

2. China Unveils Asia's Largest Island-Building Vessel

i. China unveiled Asia's largest artificial island-building ship. The 140-metre-long vessel, which has been dubbed as "magic island maker", is capable of digging 6,000 cubic metres an hour, which is equivalent to three standard swimming pools.
ii. The vessel is expected to be delivered in June 2018 after being tested completely. The boat named Tian Kun Hao is equivalent of three standard swimming pools.

Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Mains Exam-
  • Xi Jinping is the Present President of China.
  • Beijing is the capital of China.

3. Goa to Host Nobel Prize Event in February 2018

i. The Goa government signed a trilateral MoU with the Department of Bio-Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India (GoI) and Nobel Media, Sweden to hold the ‘Nobel Prize Series — India 2018 (Science Impacts Life)’ to be held from February 1-28, 2018 in Goa along with a month-long exhibition brought from Nobel Museum, Sweden.
ii. The Nobel series has earlier been organised in Gujarat.

4. Haryana Signs Pacts Worth Over Rs. 2,000 cr at World Food India

i. The Haryana government has signed initial pacts worth Rs. 2,069 crore with 44 agro-based and food processing enterprises and establishments that will provide employment to 5,012 persons.
ii. The MoUs were signed in the presence of State Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at the Haryana Session on the second day of the three-day World Food India organised in New Delhi.

Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Mains exam-
  • Manohar Lal Khattar is the CM of Haryana.
  • Kaptan Singh Solanki is the Governor of Haryana.

5. Lebanese Prime Minister Announced Resignation

i. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned from his post. He was in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh when he announced the resignation.
ii.  His father, former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, was assassinated in 2005.

Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Mains Exam-
  • The Capital of Lebanon is Beirut.
  • Its Currency is Lebanese pound.

6. Army Launched Independent & Fully-Integrated Joint Training Node in Shillong

i. The Indian Army launched an independent and fully-integrated Joint Training Node (JTN) at Umroi cantonment in Shillong, Meghalaya.
ii. The JTN will pave a way for projecting the states of Meghalaya and Assam on the world map of foreign armies.

Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Mains Exam-
  • General Bipin Rawat is the present and 27th Chief of Army Staff.

i. Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze medalist MC Mary Kom has been named as the ambassador of the upcoming AIBA Women's Youth World Championships.
ii. The event, which is being hosted in Guwahati, Assam is scheduled to be held from November 19 to 26.

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