Daily GK Update 8th November 2016, Important Current Affairs

Daily GK Update 8th November 2016, Important Current Affairs
1. The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has put hold its order imposing a oneday  ban   on Hindi  channel  NDTV  India. Earlier, the ministry had imposed oneday ban (on November 9) on NDTV India over its live coverage of the Pathankot terror attack, violating Programme/Advertising Code.

2.  NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission  has set the Guinness world record for highest altitude fix of a Global Positioning System (GPS) signal.

3. The 128th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Bharat Ratna Sir CV Raman was observed on November 7, 2016.

4. The 7th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) started in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

5. The Uttarakhand High Court has banned near glaciers in Uttarakhand and directed the state government to preserve the rapidly melting glaciers, a source of major rivers.

6. World first hydrogen-powered and zero-emission passenger train named as Coradia iLint was unveiled in Germany. The first of its kind ecofriendly train has been developed by French rail company Alstom. The Coradia iLint only emits excess steam and condensed water into the atmosphere.

7. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur have claimed to discover evidence of lost river Chandrabhaga in Odisha.

8. Supreme Court permitted Board of Control for Cricket in India, BCCI to incur expense of 58.66 lakh rupees for the India-England test match in Rajkot.

9. Ten UK based companies have pledged to invest 29.29 million pound to train about 20 lakh people in India by 2020. 10 UK companies have committed to support India’s Make in India and Skill India initiatives by enhancing skills to global standards and giving the trainees greater employment opportunities in India and at a global level.

10. Syrian freelance journalist Hadi Abdullah today won one of the world’s top press awards for reporting from some of the most perilous zones in his country’s five-year-old war. Reporters without Borders (RSF) said it was awarding the 29-year-old Syrian the RSF-TV5 Monde prize, the second year running that the honour has gone to a Syrian.

11. 6,000 Delegates from 68 Countries to participate in PETROTECH-2016.

12. India wushu team has bagged an impressive five medals, including four silver and one bronze, in the eighth Sanda World Cup held at Xian, China. Arjuna Awardee and world silver medalist Y Sanathoi Devi won the silver for India in 52kg category after losing to China’s Luan Zhang . he other silver medallist for India were Uchit Sharma in the 52kg, Suraya Bhanu Pratap Singh in 60kg and Monika in 56kg categories. Pooja Kadian in 75kg category secured the lone bronze medal.

13. Kanu Ramdas Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and a former NASA scientist, passed away at private hospital in Surat . Kanu was 87 and is survived by his wife Shivalaxmi.


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