Current Affairs Update for 17 November

Published on Monday, November 17, 2014
Current Affairs Update for today :-


  • Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth of India won China Open women’s and men’s singles titles of Badminton respectively. 
  • International Cricket team of India whitewashed Sri Lanka on 16th November 2014 by 5-0 in ODI Series under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Earlier, in the year 1982 India whitewashed Sri Lanka in Cricket ODI Series under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. 


  • Goa, Kerala along with three UTs namely Chandigarh, Puducherry and Lakshadweep achieved 100% financial inclusion under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. 
  • National Bal Swachhta Mission and Udaan programme for girls launched by the Government of India on the eve of Chindren’s Day i.e. 14th November 2014. 
  • G-20 summit concluded at Brisbane, Australia. The next G-20 summit will be held in Antalya, Turkey. 
  • Sachin Tendulkar adopted the village namely ‘Puttamaraju Kandriga’ under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana launched recently by the Government of India. Sachin Tendulkar is a Rajya Sabha member. 


  • Farhan Akhtar, the famous Bollywood Actor appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia. He became the first male to be appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador.

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