GK Update 21st November 2017 

By: D.K Chaudhary

1. 42nd International Congress of Military Medicine Begins
i. The 42nd World Congress of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) organised by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) began in New Delhi.
ii. The five-day event is being organised for the first time in India, and is the largest medical conference ever organised by the AFMS. The theme of this 42nd World Congress is “Military Medicine in Transition: Looking Ahead.” 
News in-a-line:
42nd World Congress of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM)- in New Delhi- organised by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS)- with theme “Military Medicine in Transition: Looking Ahead.” 
  1. The ICMM is an international inter-governmental organisation created in 1921.
  2. ICMM has its secretariat at Brussels in Belgium and currently has 112 nations as members.
2. Anand Rajeshwar Baiwar Takes Charge as SEBI Executive Director
i. According to the Markets regulator SEBI, Anand Rajeshwar Baiwar has taken charge as an executive director. An Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer of the 1990 batch, Baiwar assumed office on November 16.
ii. Other executive directors are P K Nagpal, S Ravindran, S V Murali Dhar Rao, S K Mohanty and Ananta Barua.
  1. SEBI- Securities and Exchange Board of India.
  2. SEBI Chairman- Ajay Tyagi, Headquarters- Mumbai.
3. RBL Bank Opens All Women Branch in Chennai
i. Private sector RBL Bank has set up an all women branch in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The branch would be managed by eight women and offer all products and services across liability and assets.
ii. RBL Bank currently serves 3.54 million customers. It has 246 branches and 389 ATM services across the country.
News in-a-line:
RBL Bank- opens All women branch in Chennai- managed by 8 women.
  1. RBL Bank MD & CEO- Vishwavir Ahuja, Corporate Office- Mumbai, Maharashtra.
4. Qatar, the Richest Country in the World Per Capita
i. Based on the per capita income of its people, Qatar has been named the world’s richest country as per the recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) report. The per capita GDP (gross domestic product) of Qatar is over Rs. 81 lakh.
ii. With per capita GDP of over Rs. 38 lakh, the United States is at No. 12. India, with a GDP of over Rs. 4 lakh per person, is not even in the top 100.
iii. Top 3 Countries in the list are- 
  1. Qatar- GDP of Rs. 81 lakh per person.
  2. Luxembourg- GDP of Rs. 70 lakh per person.
  3. Singapore- GDP of Rs. 60 lakh per person.
  1. Qatar Capital- Doha, Currency- Qatari riyal.
5. Grigor Dimitrov Beats David Goffin to Lift ATP Finals Title
i. Grigor Dimitrov has won the ATP Finals Title in London, UK. The sixth-seeded Bulgarian claimed the title at the season-ending ATP Finals to beat David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in the final.
ii. Dimitrov claimed his first Masters title in Cincinnati in August, and having risen to a career-high No. 3-ranking with victory in London.
News in-a-line:
Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria)- won ATP Finals Title in London- defeated David Goffin (Belgium).
  1. ATP- Association of Tennis Professionals.
  2. Roger Federer holds the record for the most singles titles in ATP.
6. Women’s Youth World Boxing Ch’ship Begins in Guwahati
i. Women’s Youth World Boxing Championship begins in Guwahati, Assam. Three young boxers will lock horn in the preliminaries. In 54 kilogram category, Shashi Chopra will play in 60 kg category, Mizoram’s Vanlalhriapuii will bout against Korean player and Astha Pahwa will take on opponent from Bulgaria in 69 kg.
ii. Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal has inaugurated the event. The finals will be held on November 26.
1. AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship- 
  • Mascot- one-horned rhino ‘Guppy’
  • Official Anthem- ‘Make Some Noise’
  • Venue- Guwahati, Assam.
2. Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President- Ajay Singh.
3. AIBA- Amateur International Boxing Association.
4. AIBA President- Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, Headquarters- Switzerland.
5. Ambassador for AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship 2017- Mary Kom.
7. Afghanistan Wins Maiden Under-19 Asia Cup
i. Afghanistan stunned favourites Pakistan by a massive 185 runs to clinch their maiden Under-19 Asia Cup title, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
ii. Ikram Ali khil was the man of the match against Pakistan U19 in the ACC U19 Youth Asia Cup Final for his 107 not out and Mujeeb Zadran was the man of series for his 20 wickets in the tournament.
News in-a-line:
Afghanistan defeated Pakistan- in Under-19 Asia Cup- at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia- Ikram Ali khil, Man of the Match- Mujeeb Zadran- Man of Series.
  1. Malaysia Capital- Kuala Lumpur, Currency- Malaysian ringgit
8. Ex-Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Passes Away
i. Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passed away aged 72, after being in coma for 9 years.
ii. Dasmunsi served as the All India Football Federation President for almost 20 years and was the first Indian to serve as a match commissioner in a FIFA World Cup game. He was paralysed after suffering a stroke in 2008.
9. Former Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna Passes Away
i. Czech tennis player Jana Novotna, a Wimbledon champion in 1998 and 16-time Grand Slam winner in doubles and mixed doubles, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer.
ii. Novotna entered the tennis Hall of Fame in 2005. Novotna was a three-time Olympic medalist and a member of Czechoslovakia’s 1988 Fed Cup championship team.


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