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Latest Current Affairs of 20th November 2017

Govt urges misguided J&K youth to join mainstream : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has dismissed reports of ISIS presence in Jammu and Kashmir while promising full help to misguided J&K youth to help them return to the mainstream.

BJP releases 3rd list of 28 candidates; CM Vijay Rupani files nomination : Notification for the second phase of the Gujarat assembly elections has been issued on Monday. The polling for this phase will be held on 14th December in 93 constituencies.

Former Union I&B Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passes away at 72 : Senior Congress leader and former Information and Broadcasting minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who was in coma since 2008, today passed away at a hospital in New Delhi. He was 72.

PM Modi leads third most trusted govt in the world: OECD report : According to a new survey Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads one of the world’s most-trusted governments with close to three out of four Indians saying they have confidence in government.

AIR sets up stall at IITF on PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat programme: The stall of All India Radio on theme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat is attracting lot of tourists at this year’s International Trade Fair at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan.

J&K Police arrest three JeM terrorists from Budgam : In a major success, Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested three Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit terrorists from Budgam district of central Kashmir.

CWC approves poll schedule for new Congress president’s election : The Congress Working Committee today approved the schedule for election of the next party president, paving the way for the elevation of Rahul Gandhi.

Gujarat elections: Congress releases first candidate list of 77 names: Congress has released its first list of 77 candidates for the 182-member Assembly election.

We seek your support: India to world community on ICJ Elections: Just ahead of the voting for the International court of justice (ICJ) judge at the UN, India has asked the world community to back its candidate Justice Dalveer Bhandari.

Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe defies expectations of immediate resignation : Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied his own ZANU-PF party and hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding his resignation by pledging in a television address to preside over the party’s next congress in December.

Angela Merkel to inform German president of unsuccessful coalition talks: Conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel today said that she would meet the German president to inform him that she had failed to form a coalition government with the Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP).

Search effort “tripled” for missing submarine in Argentina : Officials at Argentina’s Mar del Plata naval base said that the search effort for a submarine missing in the South Atlantic had been “tripled” on Sunday.

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India inks loan agreement with World Bank for USD 100 Million : India has signed Loan Agreement with World Bank for USD 100 Million for “Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project”.

Sugar production touches 13.73 lakh tonne: Country’s sugar production has touched 13.73 lakh tonne in the ongoing season, up 79 per cent from the year-ago period.

Govt raises Rs. 14,500 crore through Bharat-22 ETF : The government has raised Rs 14,500 crore through the Bharat-22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), comprising 22 companies, the ETF saw bids of nearly Rs 32,000 crore coming in, with FIIs bidding for one-third of the money.

India-Sri Lanka Kolkata Test ends in a draw : First Test between India and Sri Lanka ended in draw after bad light stopped play on day five with the visitors struggling at 75 for seven in their second innings.

Kohli’s staggering success story continues with 50th century : Virat Kohli’s legendary status in world cricket grew further when the Indian captain smashed his 50th International century, which steered his side to safety in the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Bolt enlisted to make Aussie cricketers ‘explosive’ runners : Australia’s cricketers have called on retired sprint king Usain Bolt to boost their running between the wickets during the Ashes Test series against England.

Afghanistan wins maiden Under-19 Asia Cup : Afghanistan stunned favourites Pakistan by a massive 185 runs to clinch their maiden Under-19 Asia Cup title, in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

Controversial movie Padmavati’s release deferred from December 1 : The film has been mired by protests and threats over the script. Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind ‘Padmavati’, in a statement said, it had taken the decision to “voluntarily” defer the film’s release.

Skin grown by German doctors saves boy with genetic disease : German doctors have successfully grown genetically modified skin and used it to replace that of a boy with a genetic disease in a life-saving operation that is the first of its kind, representatives from the University of Bochum said.

NASA shows how Earth changed in 20 years : NASA scientists have compiled a captivating video that maps how the Earth’s surface has changed over a span of 20 years, using data from various satellites.

Healthy eating for your growing child : Proper diet is very essential for the growth of children. They require adequate nutrition for better growth and develop a healthy body.

Road injuries caused 65% more disabilities, early deaths in 2016 in comparison with 1990 : According to a government report, road injuries caused 65 percent more ill-health, disabilities and early deaths in 2016 than they did in 1990.

Women may be better drivers than men: study : Women are less likely to be distracted while driving than men, according to a study which debunks stereotypes about ladies being bad drivers.