Daily Current Affairs 5th November, 2017

Daily Current Affairs 5 November 2017 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.


India will be free from poverty, corruption, terrorism by 2022: Niti Aayog

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) in its document called ‘New India @2022’ anticipated a New India by 2022 that will be free from poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism and communalism. The document has also claimed that if India continues to grow at 8% until the year 2047, the country will be one of the top three economies in the world.

Railways to install biometric attendance system by January 31, 2018

The Indian Railways has decided to install Aadhaar-based biometric attendance system across its zones and divisions by January 31st next year.

Goa to hold Nobel Prize Series-India 2018

The Goa government executed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (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 next year along with a month-long exhibition brought from Nobel Museum, Sweden. The Nobel series has earlier been organised in Gujarat.

Signature Hyderabadi dishes get India Post stamps

Trademark Hyderabadi dishes biryani, baghare baingan, and seviyan have all made their way into India postage, with the Department of Post issuing stamps with photos of the same.

  • The stamps come as a tribute to the rich, varied cuisine of Hyderabad, two months ahead of the 500th anniversary of the construction of the Golconda Fort.

Nobel Memorial Wall installed at Rajiv Chowk metro station

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd installed the Nobel Memorial Wall at Rajiv Chowk metro station for the seventh consecutive year. The temporary wall features portraits of Indian Nobel Prize winners to spread awareness about their contribution to the society. The wall, installed in association with the Embassy of Sweden, will be on display till November 7.

Inauguration of Three-Day International Conference – ‘FIPSPHYSIOCON 2017’

“FIPSPHYSIOCON 2017”, Conference on Human Physiology – VII Congress of Federation of Indian Physiological Societies (FIPS) along with XXIX Annual Conference of the Physiological Society of India (PSI) organised by Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Science (DIPAS) of DRDO was inaugurated at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI), University of Delhi.

  • The objective of the conference is to update the scientific community about most recent advances in human Physiology in extreme environments, Neuroscience, Yoga, Sport Physiology and translational research.


China unveils Asia’s largest island-building vessel

China has 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.

Tardigrades selected among 1st species to leave solar system

NASA-backed Starlight program has selected tardigrades and a roundworm species as Earth’s first interstellar voyagers who would exit the solar system on a laser-powered spacecraft. Tardigrades, also called water bears, are regarded as the most resilient life forms on Earth. 


Indian women’s hockey team lift Asia Cup title

The India women’s hockey team today qualified for next year’s World Cup by winning the Asia Cup hockey title. In a nail-biting final at Kakamigahara in Japan, they overcame China 5-4.

Indian golfer Shiv Kapur wins Panasonic Open India

Shiv Kapur has clinched his first Asian Tour title in India. At the Delhi Golf Club in New Delhi , he bagged the Panasonic Open.

  • Kapur had won the Yeangder Heritage in April and finished second at the Thailand Open this season.


World Tsunami Awareness Day: 5 November

The World Tsunami Awareness Day is observed across the world on 5 November every year. The day is celebrated to spread awareness among people across the world in matters related to the dangers of tsunami.

  • The theme for 2017 WTAD is ‘Reduce the Number of Affected People’.

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