Latest Current Affairs of November 2016 for UPSC IAS Prelims Examination


Latest GK and Current Affairs are very important for UPSC IAS Exam. Here we are giving the important current affairs of November 2016 which is essential for UPSC Prelims Examination.

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1st International Agro-biodiversity Congress

  • Held in New Delhi

3rd World Internet Conference

  • Wuzhen, China

COP7 to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

  • Held in Noida, Uttar Pradesh


  • First state in the India to accept a resolution on demonetization of Rs. 1000 notes and Rs. 500

Committee to push cashless economy

  • Headed by Amitabh Kant (Niti Aayog CEO)
  • Aim: To form a strategy to expedite the process of transforming India into a cashless economy

Exercise Sampriti

  • India and Bangladesh: Joint military exercise
  • Location: Tangail, Dhaka

Fidel Castro

  • Prime Minister of Cuba(1959 to 1976)
  • President of Cuba (1976 to 2006)
  • Passed away on 25 Nov 2016

GOES-R (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R)

  • Geostationary weather satellite

Healthy India Initiative/Swastha Bharat-ek pehal Magazine

  • Quarterly magazine
  • Launched by Government of India
  • To provide health-related information and promote awareness about healthy living

India’s first payments bank

  • Rajasthan
  • Launched by: Airtel
    It offers 7.25% interest on savings bank accounts

India’s first LNG fuelled bus

  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Launched by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • The initiative is a joint effort of Petronet LNG Limited (PLL), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and Tata Motors Ltd.

INS Chennai

  • Last of the ships in the Project 15A( stealth guided missile destroyers)
  • Commissioned into the Indian Navy

Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea by International Maritime Organisation

  • Winner: Radhika Menon
  • First female captain of Indian Merchant Navy
  • First woman in the world to be conferred International Maritime Organisation Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

International Press Freedom Award

  • Malini Subramaniam
  • For reporting from the Naxal-infested Bastar area


  • The largest state so far to be acknowledged Open Defecation Free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) (Gramin)


  • The country which has decided to pull out from the membership of the International Criminal Court

Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2016

  • Akshaya Mukul
  • Award-winning books: Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India

Sushil Chandra

  • Chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)


  • Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV

Task Force to recalibrate ATMs

  • Headed by: SS Mundra
  • Purpose: To speed up the process of recalibration of ATMs to dispense the new denomination notes

The founder of Sulabh International

  • Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak
  • Brand Ambassador: Swachh Rail Mission

Hand in Hand 2016

  • India- China
  • Joint Training Exercise
  • Location: Pune

The toll-free Aadhaar helpline

  • 1947
  • Number was launched by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)

Word of the year by Oxford Dictionary

  • Post-truth
  • Meaning: Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief

World Robot Olympiad

  • Theme: Rap the Scrap
  • It was held for the first time in India

World Sanskrit Award

  • Winner: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
  • Princess of Thailand
    For the promotion of Language


  • X-ray pulsar navigation satellite
  • Launched by China
  • To conduct in-orbit experiments using pulsar detector


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