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GK OF DATE : 21-11-2018

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The Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu, and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha launched the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app in New Delhi. The Ministry of Civil Aviation launched AirSewa web portal and mobile app in November 2016 to address Air passengers’ issues.   
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The new president of the Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has decided that the country will rejoin the Commonwealth group of former British colonies after a two-year absence. Maldives left the Commonwealth during former President Abdulla Yameen's administration in October 2016, amid mounting pressure over corruption and deteriorating human rights.
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The Goa Shipyard Limited and Russia's Rosoboronexport signed the agreement for the Grigorovich-class 'Project 11356' frigates with technology transfer from Russia. The construction of the warships will begin in 2020 and the first one will be delivered in 2026, while second one will be ready by 2027. India inked an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) with Russia for the four frigates in 2016. The Indian Navy currently operates six such stealth frigates — three Talwar class and three Teg class — bought from Russia and inducted between 2003 and 2013.
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Bosch Home Appliances plans to invest €100 million over the next four years into different sectors such as personalized solutions, brand building, strengthening its technology centre, and setting up a robust refrigerator factory in India. Bosch is developing solutions based on the blockchain, sensors, artificial intelligence (AI), and other futuristic technologies.  In India, Bosch’s AI solutions and transformation centre is located in Bangalore which is one of the global innovation centres. This center drives through Bosch’s “3S” strategy, that is, it uses sensors, software, and services.
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India has slipped two places to rank 53rd on a global annual talent ranking released by IMD Business School Switzerland. While Switzerland has topped the global ranking for the fifth year in a row, it is followed by Denmark, Norway, Austria and the Netherlands in the top-five. Within Asia, Singapore has topped the charts with a global 13th place on the list that ranks 63 countries in developing, attracting and retaining talent. Among BRICS nations, Brazil is ranked 58th, South African 50th and Russia 46th.
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The first reactor of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), which resumed power generation only on 17th November stopped operations due to a technical snag in the turbine section. The reactor resumed its function after being idle for about 108 days. KKNPP has not given the details on the nature of the snag that paralyzed power generation within just 48 hours.  Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNP): ♦ Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is the single largest nuclear power station in India ♦ KKNPP is scheduled to have six VVER-1000 reactors with an installed capacity of 6,000 MW of electricity ♦ Owner & Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India ♦ Reactor type: VVER ♦ Cooling source: Laccadive Sea ♦ Annual net output: 7500 GW·h (planned) Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) ♦ Type: Govt of India-owned enterprise ♦ Industry: Energy ♦ Founded: September 1987 ♦ Headquarters: Maharashtra
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The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on sexual harassment, the first of its kind at the world body. The resolution urges countries to address the discrimination faced by women that makes them vulnerable to exploitation, violence and abuse. It also urges states to ensure the promotion and protection of the human rights of all women and their sexual and reproductive health, and reproductive rights.   
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The report shows that the number of migrant and refugee school-age children around the world today has grown by 26% since 2000 and could fill half a million classrooms. The literacy levels in rural households of India dip with seasonal migration. About 80% of seasonal migrant children in seven cities lacked access to education near work sites.
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The Government of India, the Government of Jharkhand and the World Bank signed in New Delhi a $310 million Loan Agreement for Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project to provide reliable, quality, and affordable 24×7 electricity to the citizens of Jharkhand. The Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project will help build new power transmission infrastructure, as well as put in place systems to improve the technical efficiency and commercial performance of the state power sector utilities.
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The meeting was chaired by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India. Ministers welcomed the 184 ratifications, till date, of the Paris Agreement adopted under the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). He listed their priorities under the Paris Agreement Work Programme to ensure implementation of the global climate deal after 2020.
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Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. partnered with KDDI Corporation launched Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE)-based inbound international roaming between India and Japan. This service makes the international roamers and the Japanese travelers in India to enjoy HD voice and LTE high-speed data.  Japan-based KDDI Corporation is the first international service provider to avail Jio’s service which provides international travelers access to high-speed data and voice services on Jio’s network.

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