Current Affairs, News & Facts of 18 Nov 2014

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  • Turkey will play host to the next G20 summit (2015) while the 2016 Summit hosting rights goes to China.  
    • The G20 troika now consist of Australia, Turkey and China.
    • G20 troika is the three-member steering committee comprised of the immediate past chair (Australia), the current chair Turkey, and the next chair (China).
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  • Michel Kafando is chosen as the Interim President of Burkina Faso till the national election scheduled in November 2015.  
    • Earlier, President Blaise Compaore had fled to neighbouring Ivory Coast after massive mass protest resulted in a military coup.
    • He was in power since 1987 riding on victory in four successive disputed elections.
    • He wanted to hang on to power by amending the constitution to grab presidency for a fifth term - this in turn triggered widespread public outrage.
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  • 'Boxing India' - national governing body of the game - readmitted into the international fold by the International Boxing Association.  
    • The body - erstwhile known as 'Indian Amateur Boxing Federation' - was provisionally suspended for alleged manipulation in the election held in December 2012.
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  • G-20 adopts 'Brisbane Action Plan' to revive growth. - read more cat
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  • Klaus Iohannis wins Romanian Presidential election; to be the first president with foreign (German) origin.   
    • He will replace the incumbent President Traian Basescu.
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  • Phase II of the Indo-Russian bilateral exercise "AVIA-INDRA" is to begin at Air Force Station Halwara (Punjab).  
    • The initial phase of the bilateral air drill was held at Russia from August 25 to September 4 this year.
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  • SAIL Chairman 'CS Verma' is conferred on the 'IIM-JRD Tata Award for Excellence 2014' in Corporate leadership in Metallurgical Industries.  
    • He is presented with a scroll of honour and a cash prize of 5 lakh rupees.
    • He is the first SAIL Chairman to bag this recognition.Some natable awardees: Ratan Tata, Dr E Sreedharan.
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