Daily Current Affairs 21 November 2017 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.
India climbs 3 steps to 51 on IMD talent rankings; Switzerland tops list
India has improved its ranking by three notches to 51 globally in terms of ability to attract, develop and retain talent while Switzerland topped the list compiled by leading global business school IMD.
- The annual IMD World Talent Ranking covered 63 countries and assessed the methods the countries adopted to attract and retain talent. The rankings are based on a country’s performance in three main categories – investment and development, appeal, and readiness – and India was ranked 62nd, 43rd and 29th on these terms.
‘Trump village’ in Haryana gets the biggest toilet pot model
World’s biggest toilet pot model was unveiled at Marora, popularly known as the ‘Trump village’, in Gurugram, Haryana on the World Toilet Day in a bid to create awareness towards sanitation and use of toilets.
- The nondescript village, with a population of 1,800, in Mewat region was in June rechristened as ‘Trump village’ by NGO Sulabh International Social Service Organisation in a gesture to U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington.
Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives in Bengaluru on 4 day visit to India
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has arrived in Bengaluru on four-day visit to India. He will be taking part at the opening ceremony of the 5th Global Conference on Cyberspace which will take place on 23rd & 24th of November 2017 in New Delhi.
India’s Dalveer Bhandari re-elected as ICJ
India’s nominee Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected as the fifth judge to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) after the United Kingdom withdrew the nomination of Christopher Greenwood.
- Established in 1945, the ICJ is composed of 15 judges, who are elected by an absolute majority in both the General Assembly and Security Council.
- Bhandari and the others elected will start their term in February next year.
South African Indian-origin AIDS researcher appointed UNAIDS Special Ambassador
Acclaimed South African Indian-origin AIDS researcher Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim has been appointed as a UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV.
- Professor Abdool Karim is one of the world’s leading AIDS researchers and has made pioneering contributions to understanding the HIV epidemic among young people, especially among young women.
- She is a strong advocate for the rights of people living with and affected by HIV.
Actor Trisha becomes UNICEF celebrity advocate for child rights
Actor Trisha Krishnan was conferred the UNICEF celebrity advocate status for child rights at an event held in Chennai. She is the first actor from the South Indian film industry to receive this honour, which was previously bestowed upon Bollywood celebrities like Nandita Das, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Raveena Tandon.
Hockey Karnataka win 5-a-side Senior Men’s National C’ship
Hockey Karnataka clinched the second edition of the Hockey India 5-a-side Senior Men’s National Championship 2017 title after beating Hockey Haryana 4-3 in a tense penalty shootout at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Stadium, Balewadi, Pune.
Kohli jumps to 5th spot in Test rankings for batsmen
In Test rankings announced, Indias captain Virat Kohli replaced Australian opener David Warner to grab the 5th spot in the rankings for Test batsmen.
- Australia captain Steve Smith leads the chart with his England counterpart Joe Root in second position.
Justice Bhagwati Prasad passes away
Former chief justice of the Jharkhand High Court Bhagwati Prasad has passed away.