Current Affairs: Daily GK Update 10th November 2017

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1. National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017

i. The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) hosted the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017 marking the completion of three glorious years of its inception.

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. Dharmendra Pradhan- Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
  2. The National Entrepreneurship Awards (NEA) was instituted by MSDE in 2016.

2. India Re-elected Member of UNESCO’s Executive Board

i. India has been re-elected as the member of the UNESCO’s executive board, its top decision-making body. The election was held at the 39th session of the General Conference of the UNESCO in Paris, France.
ii. The General Conference consists of the representatives of the States Members of the organisation. Each country has one vote, irrespective of its size or the extent of its contribution to the budget.

News In-a-Line-
India- re elected- UNESCO's executive board member- at 39th General Conference- in Paris, France.

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. UNESCO- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
  2. Director-General (Present)- Irina Bokova, Headquarters- Paris, France.

3. First Ever Nordic-Baltic Youth Film Festival in India

i. The Nordic-Baltic embassies will host the first ever youth film festival of the European nations in Delhi showcasing movies from the region.
ii. The 6-Day long festival will run in collaboration with the India Habitat Centre. The Nordic-Baltic countries Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden, or NB8 are tied together geographically and historically through trade, culture and many common value systems.

News In-a-Line
Nordic-Baltic embassies- hosts 1st youth film festival- in New Delhi.

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. Estonia Capital- Tallinn, Latvia Capital- Riga, Lithuania Capital- Vilnius.

4. Delhi Govt Signs Twin City Agreement With Seoul

i. The Delhi government signed a twin city agreement with the Seoul Metropolitan Government for strengthening cooperation in the fields of e-governance, transportation, climate change and smart city.
ii. The agreement 'Establishment of Friendship City Relationship' was signed between Seoul (South Korea) Metropolitan Government led by Mayor Park Won Soon and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The agreement now needs the Union governments approval to come into effect.

News In-a-Line:
Delhi-Seoul- signed twin city agreement- for Strengthening cooperation.

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. South Korea Capital- Seoul, Currency- South Korean won.
  2. Delhi Lt. Governor- Anil Baijal.

5. Adani Power Inks Power Purchase Agreement with Bangladesh

i. Adani Power (Jharkhand) has inked long-term pact with Bangladesh Power Development Board  (BPDB) to supply electricity from its upcoming 1,600 MW plant at Godda in Jharkhand.
ii. It has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for net capacity of 1,496 MW with BPDB for 25 years. The power supply under the PPA will be made from a new  1,600 MW (2x800 MW) ultra supercritical, coal based power plant to be set up by Adani Power (Jharkhand).

News In-a-Line:
Adani Power (Jharkhand)- Signed pact with Bangladesh Power Development Board- to supply electricity in Godda, Jharkhand.

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. Adani Power Chairman & Founder- Gautam Adani, Headoffice- Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  2. Jharkhand CM- Raghubar Das, Governor- Droupadi Murmu.

6. Priti Patel Quits UK Cabinet as International Development Secretary

i. Priti Patel, Britain’s first Indian-origin Cabinet Minister resigned as International Development Secretary. This was the second Cabinet resignation within a week.
ii. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has also resigned recently over sexual harassment allegations.

News In-a-Line:
Priti Patel- resigned as International Development Secretary- from UK Cabinet.

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. UK PM- Theresa May, Capital- London, Currency- Pound.sterling.

7. Federal Bank Gets RBI Nod to Open Offices in Kuwait, Singapore

i. Federal Bank has obtained RBI approval to open representative offices at Kuwait and Singapore. 
ii. The bank already has its representative offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and it has tied up with 110+ overseas banks/remittance partners.

News In-a-Line:
Federal Bank- got approval to open offices in Kuwait and Singapore- as it was preferred bank for NRIs.

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. Federal Bank MD & CEO- Shyam Srinivasan.
  2. Kuwait Capital- Kuwait City, Currency- Kuwaiti Dinar (world's highest-valued currency unit).

8. Telangana Govt. Declares Urdu as Second Official Language

i. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao declared Urdu as the state's second official language. Every office in the state will now have an Urdu speaking officer.
ii. According to the CM, the demand to make Urdu a second language had been there for a long time.

News In-a-Line:
Telangana- declared Urdu as state's second official language.

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. Telangana CM- K Chandrashekhar Rao, Governor- ESL Narasimhan.
  2. First Official Language- Telugu.

9. ATP World Tour Awards 2017

i. The ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moet & Chandon honours the season's best players and tournaments, as determined by the players and Emirates ATP Rankings. Roger Federer’s 2017 season has been recognized with three ATP World Tour Awards.
ii. The 36-year-old Swiss player takes his record tally to 36 awards since 2003.  Federer has been selected by fans as Fans’ Favourite for a 15th straight year, and voted by fellow players as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award and Comeback Player of the Year. This is the first time that he has won the Comeback Award.
iii. Neville Godwin has been chosen as the winner of Coach of the Year in the 2017 ATP World Tour Awards. Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan have been voted by fans as the Fans’ Favourite.

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. Executive Chairman & President of ATP- Chris Kermode, Headquarter- London, UK.

10. Israel Honors Natalie Portman with ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’

i. Natalie Portman has been awarded Israel’s 2018 Genesis Prize in recognition of her commitment to social causes and deep connection to her Jewish and Israeli roots.
ii. The $1 million award, known as “the Jewish Nobel Prize,” is granted each year to a person recognized as an inspiration to the next generation of Jews through professional achievement and commitment to Jewish values. Ms. Portman is the fifth winner and first woman to receive the prize.

News In-a-Line:
Natalie Portman- awarded Jewish Nobel Prize 2018- by Israel Government.

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  • Israeli PM- Benjamin Netanyahu, Capital- Jerusalem
  • Natalie Portman- won the 2011 Best Actress Academy Award for “Black Swan”.

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