Daily Current Affairs 18 November 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 18 November 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 18 November 2017. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 18 November 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. India witnesses record 1.04 crore domestic flyers in a month

  • The number of flyers saw a year-on-year increase of over 20%, up from 86.7 lakh passengers in October 2016.
  • All major airlines except Air India logged a passenger load factor above 80% which DGCA contributed to the festive season.

2. Restrictions imposed in Srinagar after militant’s killing

  • All schools and colleges in the city have been closed for the day and train services have also been suspended.
  • An al-Qaeda militant was killed and a policeman was injured in the shootout.

3. Bengaluru to get first six-car Metro train by December

  • BEML Ltd is all set to supply the first six-car Metro to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited.
  • A six-car train will have the capacity to carry up to 1,850 commuters.

International News

1. Russia vetoes Syria chemical attack probe

  • Russia vetoed Japan-drafted UN resolution to renew an international inquiry into chemical weapon attacks in Syria.
  • It is the 11th time Russia has vetoed UN action on Syria since the war began in 2011.
  • Russia’s ally Syrian govt has been blamed for chemical attacks on its own citizens.

2. Britain appoints the first female Black Rod in 650 years

  • Britain’s Queen Elizabeth approved the appointment of Sarah Clarke as the country’s first female Black Rod.
  • The Black Rod is responsible for controlling access to and maintaining order within the UK’s House of Lords.

3. India creating a two-front situation for us : Pakistan

  • Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Nasser Janjua said India is creating a two-front situation for Pakistan by involving itself in Afghanistan.
  • He said that India and Pakistan should resolve their disputes for regional peace and stability.

Business News

1. 5G to generate $27 bn revenue potential by 2026

  • This is according to Ericsson 5G Business Potential report.
  • The 5G technology will create opportunities in sectors like manufacturing, energy and utilities followed by public safety and health sectors.

2. Johnson & Johnson to pay $247 mn over defective hip implants

  • Six New York residents implanted with the devices said they experienced tissue death, bone erosion and other injuries.
  • The jury in Dallas said devices were defective and companies failed to warn consumers about the risks.

Sports News
1. Geeta Phogat, Sakshi Malik win national golds in wrestling

  • Geeta won gold in the 59kg category while Sakshi clinched top spot in 62 kg category at the National Wrestling Championship
  • Vinesh and Ritu Phogat bagged gold medals in the 55kg and 50kg categories respectively.

2. 18-yr old youngest after Sachin to hit FC century vs England

  • Australia’s Indian origin Jason Sangha became the 2nd youngest player behind Sachin to score a first class ton against England.
  • He is also the ninth youngest Australian to make a first-class hundred and the youngest since Ricky Ponting.

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