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TNPSC Current Affairs November 2016
  • Important Days
    • November 5 - World Tsunami Awareness Day
    • November 10 - World Science Day
    • November 12 - World Pneumonia Day
    • November 14 - Children's Day (Jawaharlal Nehru's Birth anniversary)
    • November 16 - International Day for Tolerance
    • November 19 - National Integration Day (Indira Gandhi's Birth Anniversary) / World Toilet Day.
    • November 25 - International Meatless Day
    • November 26 - National Constitution day, National Milk Day, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  • Appointments
    • Sushil Chandra - was appointed as the new chairman of CBDT.
    • Jagdish Singh Khehar - was appointed as the new executive chaiman of NALSA (National Legal Services Authority)
    • Yudhvir Singh Malik - was appointed as the new chairman of NHAI.

  • Awards
    • Raj Bisaria - was awarded Kalidas samman award 2015-16.
    • Captian Radhika Menon 
      • was awarded the intenational Maritime organisation award for exceptional Bravery at sea.
      • She also became the first women to get this award.
    • Malini Subramaniam - was awarded the Internationla Press Freedom Award 2016.

  • India's Longest Expressway
    • The Expressway which connects Agra and Lucknow became India's longest expressway.
    • It is a six lane expressway with length of 302 km.
  • Madhubabu Aain Sahayata Sibir Scheme
    • It is a scheme launched by Odisha Government to provide legal assistance to the weaker sections of the society.
  • Cyber Police Stations
    • Maharashtra became the first state in India to have a cyber police station in each district of the state to tackle cyber crimes.
  • Supreme Court of India, recently banned the sale of Firecrackers in New Delhi.

  • Lakshmi Robot
    • It is India's First banking robot launched by the 'City Union Bank'.
    • It uses artificial intelligence to interact with the customers.
  • Ease of Doing Business in India 2016
    • Andhra Pradesh ranks First in the list of States in India in Ease of Doing Business.
    • Telengana ranked second.
  • Global Youth Development Index 2016
    • India ranks 133rd in the Global Youth development Index released by Commonwealth.
  • Saur Sujala Yojana
    • It is a scheme launched in Chhattisgarh to provide solar powered irrigation pumps to the farmers at the subsidized prize.
  • Demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000
    • On November 8th 2016, PM Narendra Modi has announced that the 500 Rupee and 1000 Rupee notes are no longer a legal tender.
  • S S Mudra STF
    • RBI has formed a new Special Task Force under the head of S S Mudra to recalibrate the ATMs to dispense new notes.
  • Pradan Mantri Yuva Yojana
    • The Central govt has launched the scheme to entrepreneurship education and training to the youth.
  • Golden Peacock Award 2016
    • SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited) was awarded the Golden Peacock Award 2016 in the corporate Governance category.
  • Project Insight
    • It is a project to be implemented by the Income tax department in May 2017 to monitor the high value money transactions.
  • India's First Payment Bank
    • Airtel Payments Bank limited has launched it services in Rajasthan and became the first payment bank in India to start its operation. 
  • Amitabh Kant Committee
    • The central govt has constituted a committee under the head of Amitabh Kant to suggest measures to transform India into a cashless economy.
  • Annapurna Rasoi Programme
    • It is a new scheme launched by Rajasthan Govt to provide quality meal at cheaper price to the weaker sections.

Science & Tech
  • India's First Titanium Project
    • India's First titanium project was started at Ganjam District of Odisha.
  • James Webb Space Telescope.
    • It is the world's largest Space Telescope developed by NASA and expected to be operational from 2018.
  • Coradia iLint
    • It is the name of the world's first hydrogen powered passenger train launched in Germany.
    • This train is a carbon neutral train with zero emissions
  • NASA's MMS Mission
    • NASA's MMS Mission (Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission) recently set a new world record by placing its 4 GPS sattellite at a height of about 70,000 km from the surface of the Earth..
  • India's First LNG Bus
    • India's First LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) powered bus was launched in Kerala.
  • XPNAV-1
    • It is the world's first pulsar navigation satellite launched by China.
  • World's First Brain Implant
    • The World's First ever brain implant was done in Netherlands.
  • World's Fastest Super Computer - Sunway Taihulight [Very Important]
    • China has unveiled the world's fastest super computer named 'Sunway Taihulight'.
    • Top 3 Fastest Super computers in the World
      1. Sunway Taihulight - China - Speed 93 Pflops
      2. Tianhe 2 - China - Speed 33.86 Pflops
      3. Titan - US - Speed 17.59 Pflops
  • World's Longest Quantum Communication line
    • China has launched the world's longest secure Quantum Communication network.
    • It connects Hefei with Shanghai having a length of 712 kms.

Environment and Health
  • Kerala
    • Kerala became the third Open Defecation free State of India.
  • Pradan Mantri surakshit Matritva Abhiyan
    • It is a new scheme launched by the central govt to provide free health checkups to the pregnant women at government hospitals.
  • First International Agro-Biodiversity Congress 2016
    • The First International Agro-Biodiversity Congress was held in New Delhi.
  • Warmest Year
    • The World Meteorological Organisation has declared the year '2016' as the Warmest year on record.
  • Fly Ash Utilization Policy
    • Maharashtra became the first State in India to adopt the Fly Ash Utilization Poliy.
    • Fly Ash is the byproduct created while the burning of coal in thermal power plants.
    • It causes air pollution and other environmental hazards to the surroundings.
  • World's First Salt tolerant Plant Garden
    • The World's First Salt tolerant Plant Garden was opened at Vedaranyam of Tamil Nadu.

  • Sarabjith Singh Marwah
    • He became the first Sikh to become the member of the Canadian Senate.
  • Kamala Harris
    • She became the first India-American to become the member of the US Senate.
  • Aniruddha Rajput
    • He was an Indian Lawyer who was elected as the member of the International Law commission.
  • Joint Military Exercises of India
    • Surya Kiran 2016
      • It is a joint military exercise between India and Nepal.
      • It was held at Saljhandi of Nepal.
    • SAMPRITI - 2016
      • It is a joint military exercise between India and Bangladesh.
      • It was held at Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    • Hand in Hand 2016
      • It is the joint military exercise between India and China.
      • It was held in Pune.
  • APEC Summit 2016
    • Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit was held at Lima in Peru.
  • Donald Trump
    • Donald Trump from the Republican Party was elected as the 45th president of USA.
  • Guy Ryder
    • He was reelected as the Director General of International Labour Organisation for the second Term.
  • Meng Hongwei 
    • He was elected as the new president of Interpol.
    • INTERPOL - International Criminal Police Organisation is head quartered at Lyon(France).
  • Raad Ul Barq
    • It is the name of the military exercise conducted by Pakistan in the Punjab Province near to the Indian Border.
    • The term Raad Ul Barq means 'Strike of Thunder'
  • International Criminal Court
    • It is headquartered at Hague, Netherlands.
    • Recently, Russia has officially withdrawn from the ICC.
  • Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
    • She was the Thailand's Princess who was awarded the World Sanskrit Award by the Indian Govt.
  • Antonia costa
    • He is the Portugal Prime Minister who will be the chief guest for the Pravasi Bharathiya Diwas 2017 which is scheduled to be held from Jan 7-9, 2017 in Bengaluru.
  • Nikki Haley
    • She is a India-American who was selected as the US ambassador to the United Nations.
  • Qamar Bajwa
    • He was appointed as the New Army chief of Pakistan Army.

  • Asian Champions Trophy 2016 (Hockey)
    • Indian women's team won the trophy in the finals by beating China.
    • The event was held in Singapore.

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