Daily GK Update 15th November 2016, Important Current Affairs

1. The moon arrived at its closest point to the Earth since 1948. 

2. To oversee recalibration of ATM machines after the country introduced new banknotes to replace old 500 rupee and 1,000 rupee notes, RBI will set up a task force under Deputy Governor SS Mundra. 

3. President Pranab Mukherjee on 14th November has inaugurated the India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan, New delhi which will see participation of over 150 companies from 27 countries.

4. As part of its efforts to continue the global transition to zero-and-low carbon energy sources, the United States (US) has announced two financial projects worth 95 million US dollars for India. 

5. Thiruvananthapuram has been termed as the country's breast cancer capital, with cases at a record high of 40 per lakh of population.

6. Meghalaya on Monday became the first state to start India's first Cherry Blossom Festival, which is widely celebrated in Japan.

7. The Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov gave resignation of his cabinet after his party’s candidate Tsetska Tsacheva , failed to win the country’s presidential election on November 14, 2016.

8. Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia clinched the $1 million (Rs. 6.8 crore) Resorts World Manila Masters in the Philippines, his first ever Asian Tour title outside India. 

9. Mota Singh, an Indian-origin Sikh, who became UK’s first-ever ethnic minority judge to sit on the English Bench wearing a turban instead of a horse-hair wig, died. 


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