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Current Affairs 5 Nov.2016 Accent Institute Hisar

Current Affairs 5 Nov.2016 Accent Institute Hisar

• Bank that launched home loan overdraft facility for salaried customers- ICICI Bank

• Person appointed as the Prime Minister of South Korea recently- Kim Byong-joon

• NASA recently completed the construction of- James Webb Space Telescope

• International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is observed globally on– 6 November

• The theme of the World Tsunami Awareness Day is – Effective Education and Evacuation Drills

• Asia’s largest man-made Jungle Safari is located in- Chhattisgarh

• Aware and Care health awareness campaign was launched by– Punjab

• Ministry that recently signed MoU with LinkedIn to create jobs for students- Ministry of Human Resource Development

• Indian Railways recently set the target to achieve 100 percent de-carbonisation with 90 percent electrification by- 2021 
Largest ever space telescope that is expected to be launched by NASA in 2018- James Webb Space Telescope

• Former Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister who passed away recently- Mangat Ram Sharma

• RBI recently directed all the banks to dispense more banknotes through ATMs of which denomination- 100 rupees notes

• Person appointed as CEO of the World Bank- Kristalina Georgieva

• Theme of the World Tsunami Awareness Day- Effective Education and Evacuation Drills

• Theme for the Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2016 that was observed from 31 October to 5 November 2016- Media and Information Literacy: New Paradigms for Intercultural Dialogue

Indian woman named Businesswoman of the Year in Australia

  • Uppma Virdi, an Indian hailing from Punjab and settled in Australia received the ‘Businesswoman of the Year Award’ at the India Australia Business Community Awards held in Sydney. 
  • Virdi, a lawyer by profession, is the founder of the start-up ‘Chai Walli’, which sells tea blended with different flavours. She also holds ‘Art of Chai’ workshops in Australia.. 

Lecture series on TV to help students clear IIT entrance

  • Starting January 1, a lecture series called “IIT Pal” will be telecast on a national television channel by the government to help students who cannot afford coaching classes clear the IIT entrance exam. 
  • About 80% of the teachers recording the lectures are from IIT Delhi 
  • There would be 200 lectures each on Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Andhra Pradesh tops in energy efficiency

  • The World Bank has ranked A.P. as number one in ‘Energy Efficiency Implementation Readiness’ with an overall score of 42.01. 
  • The ranking figures in a study report of the bank titled: ‘India’s State Level Energy Efficiency Implementation Readiness’ . 
  • The report was launched here on Friday by Subash Garg, WB Executive Director.

President approves 2% hike in Dearness Allowance.

  • President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday approved the 2% hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) to central government employees. 
  • It would benefit 50.68 lakh employees and 54.24 lakh pensioners 
  • Earlier this year, DA was hiked 6% to 125% of the basic pay.

Switzerland Tourism names Ranveer Singh as Indian ambassador

  • Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has been named the Indian ambassador for Switzerland Tourism 
  • The actor will be promoting Switzerland Tourism’s campaign for 2017 named ‘Nature wants you back!’ 

The International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Communication Engineering

  • The International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Communication Engineering, organized by the SciencePlus will take place on 05 November 2016 at the Hotel grand sarovar in Mumbai, India. 
  • The conference will cover areas like bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world.

    Sonu Sood’s ‘Xuanzang’ chosen as China’s entry to Oscars

  • The Sonu Sood starrer historical adventure film ‘Xuanzang’ has been chosen by China as its official entry for the 89th Academy Awards 
  • He portrays the character ‘Harsha’. Directed by Huo Jianqi, the film also stars Indian actors Neha Sharma and Ali Fazal.