24th November 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.A consultative workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels & Pradhan Mantri Ji-Van Yojana (VGF for 2nd Generation Ethanol Bio Refineries) was held in New Delhi.
2.Indian Railways has installed Asia’s largest Solid State Interlocking (SSI) system in Kharagpur, which will enable station masters to set 800 different routes for trains in a matter of minutes.
3.The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) conducted a multi-state mega mock exercise on tsunami preparedness.
4.According to the Sheatwork report, Tamil Nadu has the highest number of women entrepreneurs in India followed by Kerala and West Bengal.
5.India has asked the United Nations (UN) to declare 2018 as the ‘International Year of Millets’.
6.President Ram Nath Kovind has given consent to an ordinance for amending the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).
7.State Bank of India (SBI) unveiled app “YONO” the country’s first integrated lifestyle and banking digital platform. YONO stands for ‘You Only Need One’.
8.Kotak Mahindra Bank launched “Smart Banking 24×7” e-Lobbies in the Mumbai suburbs of Juhu and Powai.
9.Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) have entered into a partnership with Uber India to deploy electric vehicles in India.
10.India’s Oscar entry Newton secured two wins at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane, with Rajkummar Rao won the best actor award and Mayank Tewari and Amit V. Masurkar secured the best screenplay honor.
11.The Indian football team remained static at 105th in the latest FIFA rankings.
12.World’s first Sanskrit 3D film ‘Anurakthi’ showcased at International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji, Goa.
13.The pioneering jazz singer and lyricist, Jon Hendricks has passed away.