Daily Update On Current Affairs – November 21, 2017

Current affairs

Here’s your daily summary of Current Affairs.

Famous tennis player Jana Novotona dies at 48     

 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. 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.

Former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passes away      

Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passed away aged 72, after being in the coma for 9 years. 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. In 2004, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi went on to serve as India’s Chef-de-Mission to the Athens Olympics.
42nd International Conference of Military Medicine begins          

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. 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.”
  • The ICMM is an international inter-governmental organisation created in 1921.
  • ICMM has its secretariat at Brussels in Belgium and currently has 112 nations as members.

Grigor Dimitrov wins ATP Finals title   

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. Dimitrov claimed his first Master’s title in Cincinnati in August and has risen to a career-high No. 3-ranking with victory in London.

  • ATP stands for Association of Tennis Professionals.
  • Roger Federer of Switzerland holds the record for the most singles titles in ATP.

Afghanistan wins first Under 19 Asia Cup cricket tournament     

Afghanistan stunned favourites Pakistan by a massive 185 runs to clinch their maiden Under-19 Asia Cup title, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 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.

Sarajevo Haggadah listed in UNESCO’s memory of the world    

Sarajevo Haggadah, the 14th century richly illuminated Hebrew manuscript has been included in the UNESCO’s list of memories of the world. It has been kept at the Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1894. It was brought to Sarajevo through the efforts of Jews fleeing Spain. Haggadah in Hebrew means a handwritten document written on a parchment.

NRIs/PIOs do not need to link Bank accounts and PAN with Aadhar    

The UIDAI has issued a clarification saying that NRIs and PIOs need not link their Bank accounts and PAN with Aadhar. This clarification has come as a relief to this class of people.

November 19th – International Men’s Day     

The 19th November is celebrated all over the world as International Men’s Day. The theme for 2017 is “Celebrating Men and Boys”. The Day was inaugurated in 1992 by Thomas Oaster. The objective of the day includes focussing on the health of men and boys all over the world.

Leander Peas and Purav Raja win second doubles title together           

The new Indian pair of Leander Peas and Purav Raja have won their second consecutive doubles title in tennis, when they won the JSM Challenger Trophy in Illinois, USA by beating Ruan Roelofse and Joe Salisbury. This is the 22nd edition of the tournament and is played on hard court surface.

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