Current Affairs : 17-11-2019 in English

Important Day

  • National Press Day - 16 November.
  • International Day for Tolerance - 16 November.


  • First position in the NPCI’s ranking of 56 RRBs in terms of achievement of Rupay Card transaction targets - J&K Grameen Bank.


  • World's worst city to drive, according to the Mister Auto’s Driving Cities Index 2019 - Mumbai and Kolkata.
  • The 40th UNESCO General Conference held on 15 November 2019 in – Paris, France.
  • This country will host a BRICS Digital Health Summit on innovative solutions to a healthy lifestyle - India.


  • A new repository of diverse crops across 128 agro-climatic zones in India for better nutritional outcomes, which will be announce on 18 November 2019 - Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK).
  • First place in the quality of tap water ranking – Mumbai (last –Delhi).

Persons in News

  • Newly elected President of UNESCO's Education Commission in Paris, France - Shafqat Mehmood (Pakistani Minister for Education and Professional Training).
  • New Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court - Justice Ravi Ranjan.
  • New Chairman and Managing Director of the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) - G. Kamala Vardhana Rao.
  • Winner of Golden Peacock Award for Social and Cultural Leadership-2019 - Shallu Jindal (Chairperson of JSPL Foundation).


  • The World Final of BMW Golf Cup International 2019 will be held during 2-7 March 2020 in - South Africa.

State Current Affairs

  • First child-friendly police station in Telangana - Medipally police station in Rachakonda, Hyderabad.


  • The Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting (GRAF) System, which will be able to predict conditions up to 12 hours in advance, is developed by - IBM.

General Knowledge

  • Press Council of India - Founded: 1966 (04 July); Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) -Signed: 10 April 1981; Effective: 2 December 1983.
  • India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) - Founded: 1966; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) - Founded: 2008; Headquarters: Mumbai.

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