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Daily GK Dose November 26th 2018

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Daily GK Dose November 26th

1.  US announces USD 5 million reward for information on 26/11 perpetrators

The United States has announced a 5 million dollar reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual who committed, conspired, aided or abetted the 2008 Mumbai attack.

  1. The move comes less than a fortnight after Vice President Mike Pence had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Singapore, during which he is believed to have himself raised this issue and ruled that even 10 years after the Mumbai terrorist attack its perpetrators have not been brought to justice.
  2. United States is committed to working with its international partners to identify and bring to justice those responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attack.

2.  UN selects Noida to participate in Global sustainable Cities 2025 initiative

The United Nations officially invited Uttar Pradesh's Noida and Greater Noida to become a member of its initiative which aims to create 25 model cities across the world that will be fully compliant with the sustainable development goals by 2025.

  1. "Noida (along with Greater Noida) has been formally invited to participate in this showcase 'Race to Sustainability' among 25 global cities to become fully compliant with the Sustainable Development Goals by 2025 under the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) cities initiative.
  2. In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 SDGs, otherwise known as the Global Goals, a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

3.  International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women is being observed in Nepal

In Nepal, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is being observed in Nepal. A number of programmes are being organized across the country with the theme of "Gender-based violence and abuse: Not accepted to us".

  1. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed on November 25 every year. This year’s United Nations theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is "Orange the World: #HearMeToo".
  2. President Bhandari has said that spreading education and awareness and making women economically independent is very necessary to end all forms of violence against women.

4.  Constitution Day: 26 November

Constitution Day is observed on 26 November. On this day in 1949, the constitution was adopted which came into force on January 26, 1950, marking the beginning of a new era in the history of India.

  1. On 19th November 2015, during the year-long celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar, Government of India in a gazette notification declared November 26th as the Constitution Day.
  2. The Constitution continues to be the nation's guiding light on all matters connected with governance and jurisprudence. The founding fathers gave people one of the best Constitutions and made it adaptable to the Indian situation.

5.  Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba to visit Russia

Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Indian Navy is visiting Russia from today to 29 November 2018. The visit aims to consolidate bilateral defense relations with Russia, as also to explore new avenues for defense cooperation.

  1. The CNS will be commencing his official visit from St. Petersburg tomorrow, where he is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with his counterpart, Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Commander-in-Chief, Russian Federation Navy.
  2. The Indian Navy cooperates with the Russian Federation Navy on many fronts, which include operational interactions, training, hydrography cooperation and exchange of Subject Matter Experts in various fields through the medium of Navy-to-Navy Staff Talks.

6. Microsoft surpasses Apple to become most valuable US Company


Microsoft has become the most valuable US company with $753.3 billion in market capitalization.

  1. Amazon with $736.6 billion is currently at third and Alphabet (the parent company of Google) with $725.5 billion is at the fourth spot.
  2. The investors are now betting big on companies with robust Cloud services and software services which are witnessing an increased demand.

7. ICC Women’s World T20 cup: Australia bagged the cup

Australia bagged the ICC Women’s World T20 World cup, 2018 by beating England in the final match.

  1. England, opting to bat first despite the expected dew, folded for 105 in a dramatic batting collapse and Australia chased down the total with consummate ease - 29 balls to spare - through an unbeaten 62-run partnership between Gardner and Meg Lanning despite losing both openers early.
  2. Man of the Match awards won by Australia's wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy.

8. Veteran and former Union minister C K Jaffer Sharief passed away

Challakere Kareem Jaffer Sharief was an Indian politician. He was one of the senior most Indian National Congress leaders.

  1. Sharief, who had turned 85 only on November 3, had been admitted to the hospital after suffering a major cardiac event at home and had to be revived from a cardiac arrest on November 23.
  2. He was also worked as Union Railway Minister from 1991 to 1995.

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