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Daily Current Affairs 17-11-2016
Maharashtra becomes first state to adopt Fly Ash Utilization Policy
Maharashtra becomes the first state in the country to adopt the Fly Ash Utilization Policy. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. has approved this decision. The policy paves way for prosperity by generating wealth from waste and environment protection.
Nitish Kumar launches free power connection programme
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched the key programme to provide free electricity connection to about 50 lakh households above the poverty line. The chief minister has launched “Har Ghar Bijli Lagataar” programme, and is a key development thrust for the Assembly polls.
Haryana Cabinet approves proposal of PWD
Haryana Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Manohar Lal approved the proposal of the Public Works (Building and Roads) Department.
Govt to declare Zakir Naik’s IRF as unlawful organisation
The Union Cabinet decided to declare Islamic Research Foundation floated by preacher Zakir Naik an unlawful organisation under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The Union Cabinet banned it for five years for alleged terror activities.
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Africa launches its first cycle-share scheme in Morocco
Africa’s first fully functioning cycle-share scheme has been launched in Marrakech, Morocco. The main of this secheme is to curb urban congestion and to improve the sustainable transport.
World Internet Conference 2016 to start in Wuzhen
The Third World Internet Conference will be held in Wuzhen, Tongxiang of Zhejiang starting from Nov 16 to 18, 2016. The theme of this conference is”Innovation-driven Internet Development for the Benefit of All – Building a Community of Common Future in Cyberspace”.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan named a new ambassador to Israel
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the appointment of Kemal Okem to the position of Turkish Ambassador to Israel. Recently, Okem served as one of Erdogan’s top foreign policy advisers.
Air New Zealand named world’s best airline for 4th year
AirlineRatings.com in its Airline Excellence Awards has named Air New Zealand as the best airline in the world for the fourth consecutive year by . It was followed by Qantas and Singapore Airlines at the second and third place respectively.
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World Internet Conference 2016
The three-day event of 2016 World Internet Conference (3rd) will start in Wuzhen China. More than 120 countries, including 8 top foreign leaders will attend the conference. Leader from all around the nation will discuss on the creation of an online community.
India and ADB signed 500 million US dollar loan
The India and Asian Development Bank has signed 500 million US dollar loan to build country’s longest river bridge across Ganges River. The bridge will be located in Bihar State. The 9.8 Km road bridge in the Bihar will be India’s longest river bridge and will provide vital transport links between the northern and southern parts of the state and with neighboring Nepal.
2016 National Children’s Film Festival (NCFF)
The three-day National Children’s Film Festival (NCFF) organised by Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI) will open in the Pink City, Jaipur.
President of New Zealand Cricket
Debbie Hockley has been elected as President of New Zealand Cricket. It takes the honor of becoming the first woman to hold that role in the 122-year history of the sport’s national governing body.