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Daily Current Affairs 08 November 2017: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 08 November 2017. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 08 November 2017. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 8 November 2017 Current affairs test.

National News

1. AAP offers Rajya sabha seat to Raghuram Rajan.

  • The Aam Aadmi Party has offered former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan one of its three seats in the Rajya Sabha.
  • The party is entitled to three seats in Rajya Sabha on account of its victory in the 2015 Delhi Assembly Elections.

2.Chennai named UNESCO Creative city for contribution to music.

  • Chennai was recently designated as UNESCO Creative City for its contributions to music, making it the third city on the list after Jaipur and Varanasi.
  • Once a city features on the list, it hosts cultural events monitored by UNESCO for four years.

3.India signs loan agreement with WB for USD 119mn.

  • A Financing Agreement for IBRD loan of USD 119mn for the “Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence & Equity(OHEPEE) Project” was signed with the World Bank.
  • The objective of the is to improve the quality of students equitable access to selected institutions and enhance governance of the higher education in Odisha.

International News

1.Guinea becomes new member of International Solar Alliance(ISA).

  • Guinea’s Foreign Minister Mamady Toure has handed over his country’s instrument accession to the India-initiated International Solar Alliance(ISA).
  • International Solar Alliance is the organization is founded by Narendra Modi headquartered Gurugram, Haryana.

2.Israel Centre opened at IIMB.

  • The Israeli Consulate in Bengaluru launched the Israel Centre at Indian Institute of Managemnt Bangalore(IIMB).
  • The centre will be based on research by faculty and will also include faculty and student exchange programmes.

Business News
1.India unveil Logo, Mascot and song for AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship.

  • Assam’s famed one-horned rhino was unveiled as the official mascot of the 2017 AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship in Guwahati, Assam.
  • The official mascot ‘Guppy’ is a female version of Assam’s on horned rhino.

2.Kerala government inks MoU with Intel, UST Global.

  • The Kerala government inked an MoU with Intel and UST Global for exploring the possibility of transforming the state into an electronics hardware manufacturing hub.
  • The MoU was signed by the state IT department with Intel and UST Global in the presence of CM Pinarayi Vijayan.

3.Apollo Munich Health insurance wins ‘Genaral Insurance Company of the Year’.

  • Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company, a joint venture between integrated healthcare provider Apollo Hospital Group and the Munich Re Group was conferred with the 21st Asia Insurance Industry Award in the ‘General Insurance Company of the Year’ category.
  • Antony Jacob is the CEO of Delhi headquartered Apollo Munich Health Insurance.

Sports News
1.Prannoy defeats Kidambi Srikanth in national Championship.

  • H.S.Prannoy defeated World No 2 Kidambi Srikanth in a thrilling finale to claim the men’s singles title at the 82nd Senior National Championship in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  • Second seed Prannoy has recently achieved his career’s best ranking World No 11.

2.Mary Kom wins Gold at Asian Women’s Boxing Championship.

  • M.C.Mary Kom notched up her fifth gold medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships in Vietnam.
  • She defeated N Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi.

3.Saina Nehwal beats PV Sindhu to become national champion for third time.

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