Daily Current Affairs 12 November 2017 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.
Modi leaves for Philippines to attend ASEAN Summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for the Philippines, where he will participate in various bilateral and multilateral programmes, including the India-ASEAN Summit.His visit to the Philippines to attend the India-ASEAN Summit symbolises the country’s commitment to deepening ties with the ASEAN member states and the Indo-Pacific region as part of the ‘Act East Policy’.
India sixth most vulnerable country facing extreme weather events: Report
According to global climate risk index (CRI), a report by Germanwatch, an independent Berlin-based development and environmental organisation, India is the sixth most vulnerable country in the world in terms of facing extreme weather events with Haiti, Zimbabwe, Fiji, Sri Lanka and Vietnam taking top five positions in the fresh list of nations facing climate risk.
Gurugram to have North India’s biggest butterfly park
Foundation stone for Butterfly Conservatory Park was laid in Gurugram, which will be developed on 15 acres in Sector 52 of Gurugram and will be the biggest butterfly park in North India.
- The state Forest Department is setting up the park to conserve the species of butterflies that are near extinction because of the massive urbanisation in the area.
Varanasi tops list of India’s most polluted cities
With an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 491 on the 500-point scale, Varanasi has become the most polluted Indian city among 42 cities, according to data from Central Pollution Control Board. The concentration of PM2.5 was eight times the safe limit, indicating a public health emergency in the city. Gurugram was the 2nd most polluted with an AQI of 480.
BANKING & FINANCE
YES Bank’s fintech survey to study ecosystem worldwide
YES Bank is all set to launch a first-of-its-kind fintech survey. Called India Fintech Opportunities Review, the study will cover India and a few major fintech markets in the world.
- A research initiative of YES FINTECH, which is the bank’s innovation programme to accelerate fintech start-ups, the survey will cover more than 1,000 firms globally.
Mumbai to host Asian Bankers Association summit
For the first time, the nation’s financial capital will host the 34th annual conference of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA). The two-day conference will be held in the megapolis from November 16 and will be hosted by State Bank, with the theme of ‘Asia’s turn to transform’.
- The this year’s summit will discuss the impact of the ongoing global downturn on the outlook of the Asian economies; economic consequences of the Brexit in March 2019 on Asia, the America-first policy of the Trump administration; implications of fintech on banks, among others.
Pankaj Advani clinches 17th world title
Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani clinched his 17th world title after thrashing his arch-rival Mike Russell of England in the IBSF World Billiards Championship at Doha, Qatar.
Bharat Khandare set to become UFC’s first India-born fighter
Earlier this year Arjan Singh Bhullar became the first Indian to sign up in the UFC. And now, Bharat Khandare is all set to be the first Indian-born Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter in the UFC.
Dipa Karmakar honoured with D.Litt. by NIT Agartala
India’s star gymnast Dipa Karmakar has been conferred a D.Litt. degree from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Agartala.
Dhoni inaugurates his first global cricket academy in UAE
Two-time World Cup winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni inaugurated his first global cricket academy in Dubai, UAE. The facility named the MS Dhoni Cricket Academy (MSDCA) will have coaches from India to train the wards.
SC appoints ex-football captain as ombudsman
The Supreme court appointed S Y Qureshi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India, who has also served as Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India as the ombudsmen to formulate the AIFF Constitution within eight weeks.
Tulsi Gabbard named chairperson of World Hindu Congress 2018
Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has been named as the chairperson of the World Hindu Congress to be held in Chicago next year. Held once every four years, World Hindu Congress (WHC) is a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire one another and impact the common good.
Veteran cyclist Ashok Khale passes away
Veteran cyclist Ashok Khale, who was recently injured in an accident on the Sion-Panvel highway, has passed away.
Veteran journalist Virendra Sanghi passes away
Senior journalist Virendra Sanghi who had worked for the Samachar Bharti and PTI-Bhasha for long period of time, has passed away.