Page-4 of Current Affairs - November, 2016

Lt. Gen. Qamar Bajwa appointed Pakistan Army chief

Lt. Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa was appointed Pakistan’s new army chief (or Chief of Army Staff , COAS). He will succeed Gen. Raheel Sharif who has formally retired from service. He was elevated to the rank of four-star general by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The post of Army chief is the most powerful in ..

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RBI introduces incremental CRR to manage excess liquidity in banking system

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced an incremental Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) of 100% for fortnight to absorb excess liquidity in the banking system following demonetisation. CRR is the proportion of deposits that banks have to keep as cash with the RBI (or the central bank). Banks do not earn any interest on ..

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Sachin Singh wins gold medal at the AIBA Youth World Championships

Indian boxer Sachin Singh won the gold medal at the AIBA (International Boxing Association) Youth World Championships in the 49 kg weight class. In the summit clash held at St Peterburg (Russia), Sachin Singh defeated Jorge Grinan of Cuba by 5-0 score. With this he became the third Indian boxer ever to win gold medal ..

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Noted Marathi author Anand Yadav passes away

Noted Marathi author Anand Yadav passed away in Pune, Maharashtra. He was 80. His autobiography novel ‘Zombi’ had won him prestigious Sahitya Akadmi award in 1991. It is based story of a young boy, his loving mother, his life of utter poverty, and his eagerness to receive education. About Anand Yadav He was born on November ..

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Union Government launches AirSewa website and app to track flights, register complaints

The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation launched AirSewa website and app to track flights, register complaints to offer people a convenient and hassle-free air travel experience. Both include a mechanism for grievance redressal, back-office operations for grievance handling, flight status and airport information. Key facts Passengers can register their grievances through this new service by ..

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Supreme Court bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR

The Supreme Court has banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR in an attempt to keep the rising pollution level of the capital and its surrounding areas under check. The order of apex means that any sale, purchase or stocking of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR will be rendered illegal. The a ban on firecrackers also links ..

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