05 November 2017 Current Affairs

Goa to hold Nobel Prize Series-India 2018

The Goa government executed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Bio-Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India (GoI) and Nobel Media, Sweden to hold the ‘Nobel Prize Series – India 2018 (Science Impacts Life)’ to be held from February 1-28 next year along with a month-long exhibition brought from Nobel Museum, Sweden. The Nobel series has earlier been organised in Gujarat.

China unveils Asia’s largest Island-Building Vessel

China unveiled Asia’s largest artificial island-building ship. The 140-metre-long vessel, which has been dubbed as “magic island maker”, is capable of digging 6,000 cubic metres an hour, which is equivalent to three standard swimming pools. The vessel is expected to be delivered in June 2018 after being tested completely. The boat named Tian Kun Hao is equivalent of three standard swimming pools.

Ferrari may quit Formula 1 from 2020

Ferrari team would consider quitting Formula 1 from 2020 if changes proposed by new owners Liberty Media were implemented. Ferrari is the only team to have participated in all F1 world championships. Ferrari president – Sergio Marchionne.

5 November: World Tsunami Awareness Day

The World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed across the world on 5 November. The theme for 2017 WTAD is ‘Reduce the Number of Affected People’. The day is celebrated to spread awareness among people across the world in matters related to the dangers of tsunami. The first WTAD was observed across the world in 2016 with the theme ‘Effective Education and Evacuation Drills’.

Signature Hyderabadi dishes get India Post stamps

Trademark Hyderabadi dishes biryani, baghare baingan, and seviyan have all made their way into India postage, with the Department of Post issuing stamps with photos of the same. The stamps come as a tribute to the rich, varied cuisine of Hyderabad, two months ahead of the 500th anniversary of the construction of the Golconda Fort.

China makes disrespecting national anthem punishable by jail

China’s rubber-stamp legislature has made disrespecting the national anthem a criminal offense punishable by up to three years in prison. The legislature also moved to apply a separate, recently passed law on the national anthem to Hong Kong and Macau, Chinese semi autonomous regions with separate legal systems.

Mary Kom named Women’s Youth World Championships 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, which is being hosted in Guwahati, Assam is scheduled to be held from November 19 to 26. The 34-year-old is currently in Vietnam for the Asian Championships and has reached the semi-finals of the tournament.

Indian golfer Shiv Kapur wins Panasonic Open India

Shiv Kapur has clinched his first Asian Tour title in India. At the Delhi Golf Club in New Delhi , he bagged the Panasonic Open. Kapur had won the Yeangder Heritage in April and finished second at the Thailand Open this season.

Singapore Changi airport opens new terminal with cleaning robots

The world’s busiest airport, Singapore’s Changi airport’s newest terminal, its fourth, officially began operations recently, which features cleaning robots, mechanised systems transporting luggage, and a live theatre production. This Singapore airport unveiled a £544 million (₹4,660 crore) five-storey terminal the size of 27 football fields. It has not completed construction yet, and will get a rainforest-inspired canopy garden housing the world’s biggest indoor waterfall by 2019.

Free treatment for road victims: Kerala

Kerala has decided to formulate a trauma-care scheme in the State wherein all emergency care and treatment will be provided to accident victims free-of-cost for the first 48 hours. The government will pay for the emergency care expenses incurred by a hospital. No money should be collected from the accident victim or his/her relatives for the emergency.

Indian women’s hockey team lifts hockey Asia Cup after 13 years

Indian women’s hockey team on 5 November 2017 beat China 5-4 to win the Asia Cup 2017 title. The crucial final was held in Kakamigahara city in southern Gifu Prefecture, Japan. With the victory, Team India has secured a berth for itself at the 2018 Hockey World Cup. this is the second time that India has claimed the top spot in the history of the tournament. The first time was 1 years ago in the year 2004. Indian women’s hockey team triumphs at Hockey Asia Cup 2017.

Sonepur cattle fair begins in Bihar

Sonepur mela is one of the biggest cattle fair in Asia that takes place in Bihar. The month-long fair is organised annually in November. Also known as Kshetra Mela, its origins can be traced to the Mughal era. The Sonepur fair majorly attracts cattle traders from all over Asia. Many farm animals including some breeds of dogs, buffaloes, donkeys, ponies are displayed and sold at this fair.


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