Dear Readers, we are presenting Daily Current Affairs for All Exams- 9th November 2016.
1. Donald Trump elected 45th President of United States
1. Billionaire-turned-politician Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States.
2. The Republican party candidate secured the support of 276 of the 538 members of the electoral college, beating Democratic party rival Hillary Clinton. President-elect Trump will formally take charge of the Oval Office on January 20, 2017, dubbed as the 'Inauguration Day'.
2. RBI issues new series of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 currency notes
1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued new series of notes for 500 rupees and 2,000 rupees denomination with improved features and newer sizes. These new series of notes was issued following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes now in use will no longer be legal tender.
2. Both the designs of 500 rupees and 2,000 rupees notes is very friendly towards the visually-impaired by having features which make it accessible for all sections. 2,000 rupees note:
3. Union Government appoints Praveen Kumar Sharma as CR, MD & CEO of CERSAI
1. The Union Government has appointed Praveen Kumar Sharma as the Central Registrar (CR), Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Central Registry of Securitisation Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest of India (CERSAI).
2. He was appointed by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for the tenure of three years. Prior to this appointment he was Sharma General Manager at State Bank of India (SBI).
4. President Pranab Mukherjee presents Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards
1. President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards to the children winning IGNITE competition at Rashtrapati Bhavan. This year, total 31 students were awarded for their ideas and innovations in the IGNITE competition organized by the National Innovation Foundation (NIF).
2. The IGNITE competition is a national competition of original technological ideas and innovations by children up to class 12 or those out of school up to the age of 17 years. The award is an effort to focus primarily on the creativity of the children and promote inclusive and compassionate thinking among them. It was started in 2008 and is organized every year by National Innovation Foundation (NIF) to promote creativity and originality among children.
5. Rs. 500, Rs. 1,000 notes no longer legal tender
1. The Union Government has announced that Rs. 500, Rs. 1,000 notes will cease to be legal tender. It was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a surprise address to nation.
2. The demonetisation drive of these two currency units was taken to root out the menace of black money, corruption and fake currency from the country. The currency notes of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 rupee will remain unaffected by this decision and remain legal tender.
6. China to block India’s bid for NSG membership
1. China has decided to once again block India’s bid for Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership ahead of plenary meet of NSG in Vienna, Austria.
2. Earlier, China along with few other member countries of NSG had blocked India’s membership proposal in the plenary meet of NSG in Seoul, South Korea in June 2016.
7. E-commerce players stop cash-on-delivery payment option temporarily
1. Major e-commerce players including Flipkart, Amazon and BigBasket have stopped the CoD (cash-on-delivery) mode of payment following the government's decision to scrap the existing Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes in the country.
2. A Flipkart spokesperson said the option for CoD has been stopped temporarily for orders above Rs. 1,000.
3. Amazon has also disabled the option at present for orders over Rs. 1,000.
4. Several food delivery portals have also stopped the CoD mode and have urged their customers to choose alternative modea of payments such as debit/ credit cards or payments through wallets.
8. Melania to be 1st foreign-born US First Lady since 1820s
1. With her husband Donald Trump winning the US presidential polls, Melania Trump is set to become the first foreign-born First Lady of the US after Louisa Adams.
2. 46-year-old Melania will be the first foreign-born First Lady since Louisa Adams — the wife of John Quincy Adams, the sixth US president (1825-29).
3. Late Louisa was born in London to an English mother and an American father who served as US consul, according to the White House. Till date, she was the only First Lady to be born outside the United States.
4. Ms. Melania, a Slovenian former model, was born in 1970 in communist Yugoslavia.