Daily Current Affairs 05 November 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 05 November 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 05 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 5 November 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1.Army launches Independent and Fully Integrated Joint Training Node in Shillong.

  • The Indian Army launched an Independent and Fully-Integrated Joint Training Node(JTN) at Umroi cantonment in Shillong, Mehghalaya.
  • The concept was envisaged keeping in mind the conducive weather terrain offering optimal training environment.

2.India to have middle income country by 2047: World Bank.

  • Praising India’s increasing per capita income, World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva said she has no doubt India will be a high-middle income country by 2047,when it completes 100 years of Independence.
  • She further lauded India for the 30-rank jump in Ease of Doing Business ranking, terming it the biggest leap ever in the history of the survey.

3.Parliamntary panel to submit report on Sino-Indian ties: Shashi Tharoor.

  • The parliamentary committee on external affairs plans to submit a comprehensive report on Sino-Indian ties next year, and is currently looking at the “extremely topical” Doklam issue, panel chairman Shashi Tharoor has said.
  • “Just as this year we submitted to Parliament a report on Indo-Pakistan relations, similarly for next summer we want to submit a report on Sino-Indian relations,” he said.

International News

1.Saudi Arabia intercepts missile targeted at Riyadh airport.

  • Saudi Arabia’s military forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the international airport in Capital Riyadh.
  • The 800-Km range missile was destroyed over the capital and fragments landed in the airport area.

2.China to build world’s highest planetarium in Tibet in 2018.

  • China will begin construction of the world’s highest planetarium next year in Tibet, which is often dubbed “Roof of the World”, being 4,000 meters above sea level.
  • Planned to be completed in 2019, the planetarium in Tibetan capital Lhasa would benefit from clear skies due to altitude and have the region’s largest optical astronomical telescope.

3.Lebanese Prime Minister announces resignation over life threat.

  • Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned from his post. He was in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh when he announced the resignation.
  • He has resigned as he feared for his life. His father, former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, was assassinated in 2005.

Business News
1.AU small finance bank gets scheduled commercial bank status.

  • AU Small Finance bank has received Reserve Bank of India(RBI) approval to operate as schedule commercial bank.
  • Now AU Small Finance bank will be able to do borrowing and lending with RBI under Liquidity Adjustment Facility(LAF) and Marginal Standing Facility(MSF).

2.Air New Zealand named Airline Of The Year for 5th time.

  • Air New Zealand has been named Airline Of The Year for the fifth consecutive year by AirlineRatings.com.
  • It has also topped the top 10 airlines for 2018 list, followed by Quantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic.

3.Goa to host Nobel prize event in February 2018.

  • The Goa government signed trilateral MoU with the Department of Bio-Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and Nobel Media, Sweden to hold the ‘Nobel Prize Series-India 2018 to be hold form Feb 1-2018 in Goa.
  • The Nobel series has earlier been organized in Gujarat.

Sports News
1.Mary Kom named Women’s Youth World Championship Ambassador.

  • Five time world champion and Olympic bronze medalist MC Mary Kom has been named as the ambassador of the upcoming AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships.
  • The event is being held in Guwahati, Assam is scheduled to be held from November 19 to 26.

2.Indian Women’s hockey team wins Asia Cup after 13 years.

  • The Indian women’s Hockey team defeated Two-time Asia Cup champion China to clinch the Hockey Asia Cup for the second time.
  • The match had ended in a 1-1 stalemate after regulation time and India went to win the match 5-4 in the penalty shootout.

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