Daily GK Update: Current Affairs in English Medium. Date: 18.11.2016

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Nawaz Sharif inaugurates Gwadar port in Pakistan 
  • Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated a trade route linking the south-western Gwadar port to Kashgar city in China as part of $46 billion project to jumpstart economic growth in the South Asian country.
Former J&K Governor Lt Gen S K Sinha passes away
  • Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen S K Sinha passed away at a hospital this morning after brief illness.He was 92. 
Twinkle Khanna launches her second book 'The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad' 
  • Actor-turned-author Twinkle Khanna launched her second book titled 'The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad'. Twinkle's first book was 'Mrs Funny bones
World Philosophy Day: 17 November
  • The World Philosophy Day is observed globally on the third Thursday of November every year. 
India ranks 20th on climate change performance index
  • India has been ranked 20th on Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2017.The publication was issued by Germanwatch and Climate Action Network Europe. India’s score was 59.08 while Saudi Arabia ranked last with a score of 25.45. 
Post-Truth" Named Oxford Dictionaries Word of Year Amid 2016 Political Climate 
  • Oxford Dictionaries has declared "post-truth" to be its international word of the year citing a 2,000% spike in its usage. 
Russia quits from the International Criminal Court 
  • President Vladimir Putin has signed an executive order removing Russia’s signature from the International Criminal Court’s founding treaty.
Aligarh leads in Swachh Bharat awareness campaign in urban areas 
  • Aligarh leads 500 cities in undertaking Swachh awareness generation activities under the fortnightly thematic activities as required under the Swachh Survekshan-2017, launched by the Ministry of Urban Developme
Chhattisgarh First state to adopt resolution on demonetisation
  • Chhattisgarh has become the first state to adopt a resolution welcoming the demonetization of high-value currency notes. 
Mumbai Metro goes cashless 
  • In order to counter the current cash crunch postdemonetisation, Mumbai Metro said it will issue single and return journey token in real-time cashless transactions. For this, Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) has tied up with Paytm.

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