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Current Affairs CLAT 2017 # 50: November 1-10

India to host 2018 International Competition Network Annual Conference: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) was selected as the host the 2018 International Competition Network (ICN) in New Delhi in March–April 2018.

• The Supreme Court has scrapped Punjab Termination of Water Agreements Act, 2004 which unilaterally allows Punjab to stop sharing Ravi, Beas waters with other States.

Peru to host 2016 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit [APEC].

Guy Ryder from United Kingdom has been re-elected Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for a second five-year term.

• The first International Agrobiodiversity Congress (IAC) held in New Delhi has adopted New Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management.

• The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched Smart India Hackathon 2017. It is the world’s largest digital national building initiative.

• California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris (51) created history by becoming the first India-American to win the US Senate (upper chamber) seat from the state.

Donald Trump elected as 45th President of United States.

• India’s first eco-friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG)-driven bus was launched in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

RBI issues new series of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 currency notes.

• NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission has set the Guinness world record for highest altitude fix of a Global Positioning System (GPS) signal.

• Indian lawyer, Aniruddha Rajput (33) has been elected as a member International Law Commission (ILC), a top body of legal experts of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

• Indian Women’s hockey team wins Asian Champions Trophy 2016.

Maharashtra became the first state in the country to have a cyber-police station in each district.

Sarabjit Singh Marwah becomes Canada’s first Sikh Senator.

• Kerala becomes 3rd Open Defecation Free state.

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