Daily Current Affairs 18-11-2016
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Daily Current Affairs 18-11-2016
First Director General (Signal & Telecommunications) in Indian Railways
Akhil Agarwal belongs to Indian Railways Service of Signal Engineers. Also, he was General Manager of Central Railway. Akhil Agarwal has taken charge as the first Director General (Signal & Telecommunications) in Indian Railways.
Harry names Sydney as 2018 Invictus Games host
Prince Harry has named Sydney as host of the 2018 Invictus Games for injured, wounded and sick armed forces veterans. He confirmed the chosen city Sydney in a video message. It ended with the backing of pop star Kylie Minogue.
Tata Literature Live! Poet Laureate Award
Lyricist-writer Gulzar will get the Tata Literature Live! Poet Laureate Award for 2016 for his contribution to Indian literature through his heart-rending poetry. The award carries a citation, and the cash prize. This will be presented to him at Tata Literature Live!’s annual awards ceremony to be held on November 17, 2016.
Igor Dodon wins Moldova presidential election
Igor Dodon has been elected as President of East European Country Moldova. Socialist leader wins presidential vote after campaigning to pursue closer ties with Russia rather than the EU. A pro-Russian politician has won Moldova’s presidential election.
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“Har Ghar Bijli Lagataar” program
Bihar State Government has launched “Har Ghar Bijli Lagataar” program to provide free electricity connection to about 50 lakh households above the poverty line.
The China’s supercomputer named Sunway-TaihuLight which can make 93 quadrillions calculations per second. It is the world’s most powerful supercomputer.
Parliament Winter Session begins
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all parties to work together to change the negative perception of people about politicians. Despite of differences between political parties, calling the “currency scam” that needed to be probed.
Google releases films to mark ‘Transgender Awareness Week’
Google has released a series of short films ‘transvoices’. The main motive behind these films is to share stories of transgender people as “regular people, doing regular things”, as part of ‘Transgender Awareness Week’.
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Viswanathan Anand wins 2016 Chess Champions Showdown
Indian chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has won the 2016 Champions Showdown in St Louis, USA. Anand won a total of seven matches and drew 16.
13 years old Kerala boy sets freestyle swimming world record
Marital, a 13-year-old boy from Kerala, set the world record for the freestyle swimming after covering over nine kilometers in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
Google buys search startup “Undecidable Labs”
Google has reportedly acquired search-focused startup Undecidable Labs.
Sonam Kapoor to receive Icon of India award
Bollywood Actress Sonam Kapoor will be awarded the Icon of India award at the upcoming 11th Asiavision Movie Awards. She will also receive the Best Actress Award for her performance in the film ‘Neerja’.