Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Daily Update On Current Affairs - November 28, 2017

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Here's your daily summary of Current Affairs.

World’s first 3 D film in Sanskrit screened at IFFI, Goa     

The world’s first 3D film in Sanskrit “Anurakti” was screened at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Goa. A team of Ten Sanskrit scholars worked with the film makers to make the film and get the dialogues etc right. The artistes were also trained in Sanskrit language. The movie is about Koodiyattam, the traditional art form of Kerala. It was directed by film maker P.K. Ashokan. The main challenge was to make the film contemporary and enable viewers to understand the same.

Trump Towers launched in Kolkata    

The legendary Trump Towers consisting of 140 ultra luxury residential apartments has been launched in Kolkata. The promoters aim to reach a sales figure of Rs 700 cr from this project. The starting price is Rs 3.75 cr for 2500 square feet flat. This is the third Trump Towers project in India, after the Pune project partnering Panchsheel Reality and the Mumbai project in partnership with the Lodha Group. The President of United States, Donald Trump is the founder of the Trump Organisation, which has business interests all over the world.

IKEA opens its first Hej Home in India in Hyderabad          

On 26th November 2017, the well known Swedish furniture maker IKEA (Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd) opened its first Hej Home in India in Hyderabad. This will be followed by stores in Mumbai in 2019 and Bengaluru, Delhi NCR later on. In India, IKEA has currently 50 suppliers with 45000 direct employees. The Hej Home is developed over a six month duration and emphasizes what IKEA stands for and what the customers expect from their stores. Each IKEA store in India will be designed with the Indian consumer in mind. Each store will come with a 1000 seat restaurant, where visitors can enjoy Swedish cuisine.

Lucknow to get its first woman Mayor in 100 years

On 26th November 2017, elections were held for the selection of the Mayor of Lucknow city. For the first time in 100 years, the city will get a woman Mayor, as the seat is reserved entirely for women. There were 19 women contenders for the post. The state of Uttar Pradesh, of which Lucknow is the Capital has the distinction of giving India’s first woman Governor in Sarojini Naidu and the first woman Chief Minister in Sucheta Kriplani.

New Zealand develops world’s first AI politician     

The world’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) politician has been developed in New Zealand. It is named SAM. It was developed by Nick Gerristen, an entrepreneur in New Zealand. The politician is trained to answer people’s queries on local issues like housing, education and infrastructure. It interacts with people through Facebook and on its home page. Although the developer believes that by the next time when the elections are due in the country SAM will be developed enough to contest as a candidate, it may not be possible, as an AI person is not legally eligible to contest elections.

Virat Kohli creates new world record in cricket    
The Indian Cricket team captain Virat Kohli, who is considered a run machine, created a new world record on  26th November 2017. He became the first captain in the long history of Test Cricket to score 10 centuries. In the process, he beat the record of Australia’s Ricky Ponting (twice – in 2005 and 2006) and South Africa’s Greame Smith (2005) who both scored 9 centuries in Test Cricket as the captain of their respective countries. Virat Kohli has now scored four double centuries in four successive Test series. He has now scored 51 centuries in International Cricket (19 in Tests and 32 in ODIs).

Ravichandran Ashwin becomes fastest in the world to take 300 Test wickets           

On 27th November 2017, India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest bowler to reach the milestone of 300 Test wickets in his 54th match, breaking Dennis Lillee’s record during India's win over Sri Lanka in the second Test. Australian fast bowling legend Lillee had reached the milestone in 56 Test matches way back in 1981 and it took 36 years for another bowler to eclipse the record. Ashwin is only the fifth Indian bowler to complete a career 300 wickets in Test cricket behind Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434), Harbhajan Singh (417) and Zaheer Khan (311).
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