1. Government launches e-Pashuhaat portal to connect farmers and breeders of bovine animals
i. The Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare launched e-pashuhaat portal to connect farmers and breeders of bovine animals.
ii. The portal will act as a single online e-trading market platform, including availability of bovine germplasm. It will enable the farmers to buy bovine animals, frozen semen and embryo.
2. 51st Annual DGPs Conference held in Hyderabad
i. The 51st Annual Conference of Directors-General of Police of States was held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) in Hyderabad, Telangana.
ii. The three day (from November 25-27, 2016) conference was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. It was attended by around 100 DGPs of states, Director Generals of Central paramilitary forces and their Inspectors General.
3. Lt. Gen. Qamar Bajwa appointed Pakistan Army chief
i. 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.
ii. The post of Army chief is the most powerful in Pakistan. The Pakistani army is world’s sixth-largest army by troop numbers.
iii. The army has played a prominent role in Pakistan’s politics since its independence in 1947 and so far has staged three coups.
4. RBI introduces incremental CRR to manage excess liquidity in banking system
i. 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.
ii. 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 CRR balances kept with the RBI.
5. Sachin Singh wins gold medal at the AIBA Youth World Championships
i. Indian boxer Sachin Singh won the gold medal at the AIBA (International Boxing Association) Youth World Championships in the 49 kg weight class.
ii. In the summit clash held at St Peterburg (Russia), Sachin Singh defeated Jorge Grinan of Cuba by 5-0 score.
6. Noted Marathi author Anand Yadav passes away
i. 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.
ii. It is based story of a young boy, his loving mother, his life of utter poverty, and his eagerness to receive education.
7. National Milk Day observed in memory of Verghese Kurien
i. The National Milk Day was on 26 November 2016 observed across India to mark 95th birth anniversary of Dr Verghese Kurien, the Father of the White Revolution.
ii. To observe the day, the dairy cooperatives across India conducted a mega activation in all markets of the country.