Current Affairs: November 27, 2018
Main current events of November 27, 2018 are as follows:
National Current Events
Constitution Day celebrated to mark the anniversary of adoption of Constitution on November 26, 1949
The President, Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Constitution Day celebrations, organised by the Supreme Court to mark the anniversary of the adoption of our Constitution on November 26, 1949 in New Delhi.
National Milk Day celebrated on November 26 to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien
November 26 is celebrated as National Milk Day on the birthday of Dr.Verghese Kurien. He was the architect of Operation Flood which was launched in 1970 by India’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid in New Delhi
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid discussed on deepening bilateral cooperation and to ensure peace and security in the region.
EAM Sushma Swaraj meets her Romanian counterpart Teodor Melescanu in New Delhi
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Romanian counterpart Teodor Melescanu discussed diversifying the historical relations and boosting cooperation in the fields of agriculture, ICT, health and pharma, education, tourism and culture.
Foundation stone laid for the Kartarpur Sahib corridor in Gurdaspur (Punjab)
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Dera Baba Nanak-Karatarpur Sahib road corridor which will help lakhs of pilgrims from India to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan where Guru Nanak Dev is believed to have spent his last 18 years.
Renowned scientist Nageshwara Rao Guntur appointed as Chairperson of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)
Nageshwara Rao Guntur has been appointed as chairperson of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). He is the chairman of Project Design Safety Committee, Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor and former distinguished scientist Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.
2018 International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa: Screenwriter Salim Khan wins IFFI Special Award for his lifetime contribution to cinema
Veteran writer Salim Khan will be honoured with the IFFI special award for his lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.
AP CM N. Chandrababu Naidu launches Rs 85,160-crore project to link Godavari with Pennar rivers
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched a Rs 85,160-crore project to link Godavari with Pennar rivers to supply water to drought affected Rayalaseema region, part of the government’s overall plan to link five main rivers in the state.
West Bengal: Assembly passes bill to rename the West Bengal Green University as Rani Rashmoni Green University
The state Assembly passed West Bengal Green University (Amendment) Bill 2018 to rename the West Bengal Green University as Rani Rashmoni Green University. It was in move to commemorate the 225th birth anniversary of Lokmata Rani Rashmoni.
Economy & Corporate Current Events
PAISA – launched under DAY-NULM (Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission) by Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched ‘PaiSA’ Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access– a centralised electronic platform for processing interest subvention on bank loans to beneficiaries under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).
India and China amend the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) that will help prevent tax evasion by allowing exchange of information
The Government of India and the People’s Republic of China have signed a protocol to amend the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) for the avoidance of double taxation and for the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. The Protocol updates the existing provisions for exchange of information to the latest international standards.
India and ADB sign $200 Million Loan to improve State Highways in Bihar
The Indian government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $200-million loan agreement for improving Bihar’s state highways. It will widen and upgrade about 230 km of state highways in Bihar to all-weather standards with road safety features.
World Current Events
Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertulocci, the academy award-winning director of films such as ‘The Last Emperor’, ‘Last Tango in Paris’ and ‘The Dreamers’, died in Rome at 77
Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci had won Oscars with “The Last Emperor” and erotic drama “Last Tango in Paris” died at 77.
Sports Current Events
Tennis: Croatia beat France 3-1 to win Davis Cup title at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille
Marin Cilic won Croatia’s second Davis Cup title defeating France’s Lucas Pouille 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-3, 3-1 lead in the final at Lille’s Stade Pierre Mauroy.