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Latest Current Affairs 16th November 2017

PM Modi, Political leaders extend greetings on National Press Day:- Media should be free, fair, shape opinion in the country and responsible..National Press Freedom Day saw the likes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and I&B Minister Smriti Irani greeting the media and expressing their views on the role of media in society

Interest subsidy criteria for MIG relaxed under PM Awas Yojana:- The Modi govt is in hot pursuit of the goal of Housing for All in the next 5 years..In a cabinet decision today..it has made it possible for middle income families to buy bigger homes under its home loan subsidy scheme..The move will not only give a wider choice to those wishing to buy new property but will also benefit the real estate sector by making some of its unsold inventory more buyable in the market.

Indrani Mukherjea blames husband for murdered daughter Sheena’s disappearance:- In the Sheena Bora murder case, the key accused Indrani Mukerjea, for the first time on Wednesday, implied in special court that her estranged husband Peter Mukerjea was responsible for her daughter’s disappearance as well as framing her for the crime.

Gujarat polls: BJP finalises names but no announcement yet:- BJP Central Election Committee on Wednesday evening met in New Delhi to finalize the name of party candidates for the ensuing Gujarat Assembly elections.

Only 93 lakh ‘green tax’ spent by Delhi govt out of crores, RTI reveals:- Even as the national capital struggles to ward off a toxic haze, the Arvind Kejriwal government is sitting on an unutilised “green tax” worth hundreds of crores of rupees meant for augmenting public transport.

With smog respite in Delhi-NCR, EPCA orders roll back of parking fee hike:- The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) on Thursday issued directions withdrawing the four-time hike in parking fees and removing the ban on the entry of trucks or construction works in Delhi, which were imposed last week in the wake of toxic smog.

With aim to tackle air pollution, BS-VI to be rolled out two years earlier:- The government of India has been making concerted efforts in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Commitment at COP 21, to reduce vehicular emissions and improve fuel efficiency with an aim to reduce the carbon footprint and keep a healthy environment.

NEA, CTGC sign Joint Venture Pact to construct West Seti Hydropower Project:- Nepal Electricity Authority, NEAhas signed a joint venture agreement with a Chinese company to construct 750 MW West Seti hydropower Project

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Campaigning picks up for Nepal’s parliamentary and provincial elections:- In Nepal, electioneering for upcoming parliamentary and provincial polls gaining momentum.

Canada to deploy more women to peacekeeping missions:- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday unveiled measures to increase the number of women deployed in UN peace operations around the world.

Puigdemont’s party meets to select electoral list for Dec 21 snap polls:- The party of former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont met on Wednesday to choose the electoral list they will present for the December 21 snap regional elections called after Madrid imposed direct rule over the region, after it unilaterally declared independence from Spain.

You are blocking Indo-Afghan connectivity, India tells Pakistan:- India has slammed Pakistan for emerging as the “largest wall in history”, inhibiting connectivity between India and Afghanistan.

UIDAI approves telco blueprint for sim verification:- The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has approved the blueprint to operationalise new modes like OTP for Aadhaar-based SIM re-verification of existing subscribers from first of next month.

Eating out gets cheaper from today as new GST rates come into effect:- The revised GST rates would be implemented from Wednesday.

1st India vs Sri Lanka Test: India bat first, Kohli out on duck:- India got off to a disappointing start in the first test match against Sri Lanka in Kolkata on Thursday, even as Sri Lanka is aiming to forget the clean sweep suffered at home and chase what has been an improbable dream of winning a Test in India.

Saina and Prannoy out of China Open:- Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy lost their respective matches in round two of the singles events at the China Open Super Series Premier, after registering contrasting victories on Wednesday.

NASA tests “empowering” humans on Mars:- NASA is testing a space nuclear reactor that could empower future astronauts on the surface of Mars, by energizing habitats and running on-the-spot processing equipment to transform resources on the red planet into oxygen, fuel and water.

World Cancer Summit begins with aim to bring communities together:- Leaders and officials from around the world gathered in Mexico City on Tuesday for the annual World Cancer Leaders’ Summit to raise awareness and look at new research and technologies aimed at fighting the illness.

Prime Minister Modi still the most popular in India: Pew research:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains the most popular leader in India.