Daily Current Affairs 4 November 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 4 November 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 4 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 4 November 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Andhra to convert 29,000 fair price shops into village malls

  • The mini-malls will offer subsidised grains along with over 500 grocery items and fast moving consumer goods.
  • The initiative is aimed at improving the rural population’s lifestyle.

2. India to witness ‘Beaver Moon’ tonight

  • The moon would appear around 14% larger in diameter and 30% brighter than usual as the Moon comes closer to Earth.
  • November’s Full Moon is called ‘Beaver Moon’ after beavers who build their winter dams at this time of the year.

3. IAF, DRDO successfully test-fire ‘Glide’ bomb

  • They test-fired indigenously developed lightweight ‘Glide’ bomb named SAAW(Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon) in Odisha.
  • Three tests were conducted with different release conditions and were all successful.

International News

1. Trump to be 1st US President in 25 yrs to visit South Korea

  • Donald Trump has begun his 12-day trip to five Asian nations.
  • Trump and South Korean President Moon-Jae are expected to discuss North Korean nuclear issue among other things.

2. US launches first airstrike against Islamic State in Somalia

  • General Joseph Dunford announced that the US saw Africa as a new frontline against ISIS.
  • The US had previously carried out drone strikes against al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militant group in Somalia.

< strong>3. Fake version of WhatsApp surfaces in Google play store

  • The app is named ‘Update WhatsApp Messenger’ under the developer name ‘WhatsApp Inc’.
  • The fake app has been downloaded one million times while the original WhatsApp has one billion users.

Business News

1. India jumping 30 spots in ease of doing business rare: World Bank

  • World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgiva has said that this jump for India is very rare and that it is an extraordinary achievement.
  • Georgieva further said that the GST regime has created an opportunity for India to grow.

2. Broadcom plans to acquire Qualcomm for $100 billion

  • The acquisition of Qualcomm would make Broadcom the third-largest chipmaker after Intel and Samsung Electronics.
  • Broadcom has a current market capitalisation of about $110 billion.

3. RCom to shut voice call service from December 1

  • TRAI has directed RCom to not reject any porting out request of its subscribers and customers can move to other networks by December 31.
  • This comes after RCom called off its merger with Aircel in October.

Sports News
1. French laboratory suspended from anti-doping activities

  • World Anti-Doping Agency carried out this suspension because of analytical issues.
  • The laboratory was provisionally suspended on September 24th due to issues self-reported to WADA by the laboratory.

2. Mary Kom assured of a medal in Asian Women’s Boxing Championships

  • Mary Kom defeated Chinese Taipei’s Meng-Chieh Pin in a split verdict in the quarterfinals to make the last four stage of the light flyweight (48kg) category.
  • The 34-year-old, who has won four gold, a silver in her five previous appearances at the event, will face Japan’s Tsubasa Komura in the semifinals.

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