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Eastern Air Command commanders’ conference held in Shillong
On 21st and 22nd November 2017, conference of all Commanders of Eastern Air Command was held at Shillong.
Eastern Air Command commanders’ conference:
i. Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa addressed the EAC Commanders. The conference was hosted by Air Marshal Anil Khosla, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command.
ii. Mrs. Kamalpreet DhanoaPresident of Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) also participated. A ceremonial Guard of Honour was also presented to the CAS on his arrival at Shillong.
iii.During the conference, the Air Chief Marshal awarded Trophies to the Commanders for achieving excellence in the fields of Operations, Maintenance and Administration.
iv. Air Force Station, Chabua was awarded the ‘Pride of EAC’ Trophy, for standing best in overall performance. Air Force Station, Laitkor Peak was awarded the ‘Best Non-Flying Station’.
About Eastern Air Command:
♦ Headquarters – Shillong
♦ Role – Air Defence, Offensive Ground Support, Civilian Relief etc.
♦ Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief – Anil Khosla

Centre bans artificial lights in mechanised fishing vessels
On the World Fisheries Day (21st November 2017), Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said, the Centre has banned use of LED lights and other artificial lights on mechanised fishing vessels in order to protect the marine ecology.Centre bans artificial lights in mechanised fishing vesselsArtificial lights banned in mechanized fishing vessels:
i. The government has also prohibited the practice of bull-trawling, purse seining and gill netting operations in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) beyond territorial waters. A notification in this regard has been issued on 10th November 2017.
ii. The decision was taken after coastal States, including Goa, made a representation to the Centre to prohibit these activities to save the marine ecology.
iii. He said, fishing ban has been exempted during monsoon period to traditional fishermen in the area of EEZ beyond 12 nautical miles which is regulated by the government.
iv. Also, the duration of fishing ban has been increased from 47 days to 61 days, with the consent of all coastal State Governments.
About Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT):
♦ Location – Kochi, Kerala
♦ Established – 1954
♦ Subsidiary of – Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Cabinet gives nod to wage policy framework for CPSE workers
On November 22, 2017, Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the ‘Wage Policy’ framework for the 8th Round of Wage negotiations for workmen in central public sector enterprises (CPSEs).
More Information about ‘Wage Policy’ Framework for CPSEs:
i. This decision will impact 9.35 lakh unionised workmen in central public sector enterprises. 
ii. Wage revision of unionised workmen is decided through negotiations by trade unions and managements of CPSEs.
iii. The terms of guidelines for wage negotiations are issued by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE).
iv. As per the guidelines, wage revision should not lead to an increase in labour cost per physical unit of output. However, cases, where central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) are already working at optimum capacity, Department of Public Enterprises should be consulted by the respective administrative ministry/department.

International Seminar on Indian Space Programme held in New Delhi
International Seminar on Indian Space Programme: ‘Trends and Opportunities for Industry’ was inaugurated in New Delhi on November 20, 2017.
More Information about International Seminar on Indian Space Programme, New Delhi:
i. The seminar was jointly organised by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Antrix Corporation Limited (the commercial arm of ISRO) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
ii. Objective of this seminar was to deliberate on the best practices in space sector and to develop a coherent framework for enabling the domestic and global expansion of India’s Space Sector.
iii. The seminar also highlighted the recent achievements and major milestones of Indian Space Sector and provided information about its future programs and plans.
iv. Eminent speakers including Dr M Annadurai, Director of ISRO Satellite Centre (Bangalore), K. Sivan, Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Kunhikrishnan, Director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre attended this seminar.

Northeast development summit held in Manipur
Manipur hosted the first- ever North East Development Summit (NEDS) 2017 in Imphal on21st and 22nd November, 2017.Northeast development summit held in ManipurHighlights of North East Development Summit (NEDS) 2017:
i. NEDS 2017 was jointly organised by Manipur State Government in collaboration with Union Commerce Ministry and India Foundation.
ii. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the summit on November 21, 2017.
iii. Objective of this summit was to showcase the economic potential and to attract investments in food processing, bamboo industry, real estate and other businesses within the state.
iv. Union Minister for Commerce and Industries, Suresh Prabhu, Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, and Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog Rajeev Kumar also attended this Summit.
v. During the course of this Summit, around 20 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) were signed between various Departments of Manipur State Government and National and International Companies/Investors.

Zurich-based think tank Horasis to hold first Asia meet in India
Zurich-based global think-tank Horasis’ first Asia Meet will be held in Kolkata, West Bengal on 26th and 27th November, 2017.
More Information about Horasis’ Asia Meet:
i. This event will be organised in partnership with West Bengal State Government.
ii. Over 350 business leaders from across 65 countries are expected to attend this event.
iii. Besides, West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal is expected to attend the event.
iv. The event will also be attended by delegates from other Asian nations like Malaysia, Philippines, Japan and Myanmar.
v. Union minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu and Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer of Niti Aayog will address the meet on the first day.
vi. Top Indian business leaders including Sanjiv Puri, CEO, ITC, Sanjiv Goenka of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group will also grace this event.
Quick Facts about Horasis:
♦ Founded in – 2005
♦ Location – Zurich, Switzerland
♦ Current Chairman – Frank-Jurgen Richter


India slips in OECD ratings on exchange of tax info
In a set of peer review reports released by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), India has slipped from a rating of ‘compliant’ to an overall rating of ‘largely compliant’ in meeting international standards for exchange of tax information.
i. This peer review was conducted for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016.It has been suggested that Indian tax authorities should ensure the quality of the exchange of information (EoI) requests sent to foreign tax authorities and should carry out efficient communication with its EoI partners for all cases.
ii. In the previous peer reviews, parameters of ‘quality of information exchange requests sent by India to other countries’ and ‘availability of information relating to beneficial ownership in India’ were not taken into account.
iii. India has been rated ‘largely compliant’ on both these new parameters which has pulled down its overall rating to ‘largely compliant’…………………………… Click here to Read more


BRICS Bank approves $400 million loans for India, Russia
New Development Bank (NDB) floated by BRICS nations has approved two infrastructure and sustainable development projects in India and Russia with loans of $400 million.
i. In India, funds procured by means of NDB loan will be used to rehabilitate the Indira Gandhi canal system.
ii. In Russia, loan amount will be used to build a toll transport corridor connecting M-5 federal highway to Ufa city centre.
iii. These projects are in line with NDB’s primary objective to provide financial support for infrastructure and sustainable development in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS).
iv. In calendar year 2016, NDB approved total seven projects worth $1.5 billion.
Quick Facts about New Development Bank (NDB):
♦ Commenced Operation in – 2015
♦ Headquarters – Shanghai, China
♦ Current President – K V Kamath

Axis Bank and Mumbai Police Launch new Campaign #MuhPeTaala
During the International Fraud Awareness week (12 – 18 November 2017)Axis Bank in association with Mumbai Police has launched its latest campaign #MuhPeTaala to promote safe banking.Axis Bank and Mumbai Police Launch new Campaign #MuhPeTaala#MuhPeTaala:
i. The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness about how to keep oneself safe from falling prey to fraudulent calls asking information such as pin code, CVV, OTP etc.
ii. The video features, Mumbai police officers explaining the important practice one must observe while online banking and if asked for personal banking details by strangers.
iii .It also informs that one must not disclose details such as OTP, CVV, passwords even if the caller claims to be a bank employee. It cautions the viewers that no bank will ever ask for any of these details.
About Axis Bank Limited:
♦ Headquarters – Mumbai
♦ MD & CEO – Shikha Sharma
♦ Chairman – Sanjiv Misra

Andhra Bank launches loan scheme for rural women
On November 21, 2017, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu launched Pattabhi Sitaramayya-Self Business Group (PS-SBG) scheme, a loan scheme for rural women in the state, who want to start their own businesses.
Salient Feature of Pattabhi Sitaramayya-Self Business Group (PS-SBG) Scheme:
i. Under this scheme, Andhra Bank would extend working capital and term loan up to Rs. 25 lakh to the group or in individual capacity within group.
ii. This scheme has been launched to commemorate 138th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya, the founder of Andhra Bank.
iii .Currently, rural women in only seven districts of Andhra Pradesh and two districts of Telangana can avail the scheme.
Quick Facts about Andhra Bank:
♦ Founded in – 1923
♦ Headquarters – Hyderabad
♦ Current MD & CEO – Suresh Patel

Hike partners with Airtel Payments Bank mobile wallet
On November 22, 2017, Messaging app Hike announced that it has entered into a tie-up with Airtel Payments Bank for its mobile wallet product.More Information about Hike-Airtel Payments Bank Tie-up:
i. Owing to this tie-up, users of Hike messenger will now have access to Airtel Payments Bank’s vast product line including merchant and utility payments.
ii. From Airtel Payments Bank’s perspective, this tie-up will be beneficial as it will get access to over 100 million users on Hike.
iii. Hike Messenger, which is backed by SoftBank, registered 30 per cent month-on-month growth for its wallet service.
iv. For the month of November 2017, management of Hike Messenger is expecting to register 5 million transactions which would include services like recharge and peer to peer transactions.
v. In wake of the new Know Your Customer (KYC) guidelines of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for mobile wallets, this tie-up will ensure that users of Hike Wallet have an uninterrupted service when the new guidelines come into force.

Ministry of Health celebrates Vasectomy Fortnight
On November 16, 2017, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare organized a one-day national workshop on the promotion of male participation in family planning in New Delhi. This Workshop was a precursor and curtain raiser to the ‘Vasectomy Fortnight’ which is being observed from 21st November 2017 to 4th December 2017 across all states and Union Territories in India.
More Information about ‘Vasectomy Fortnight’:
i. Objective of ‘Vasectomy Fortnight’ is to spread awareness on male sterilization and thereby improve its acceptance in the community.
ii. Theme of the ‘Vasectomy Fortnight’ is “Zimmedar Purush ki yehi hai Pehchan, Parivar Niyojan mein jo de Yogdaan”.
iii. ‘Vasectomy Fortnight’ will comprise two phases – Mobilization phase from 21st November – 27th November 2017 and Service delivery phase from 28th November – 4th December 2017.
iv. During Mobilization phase, awareness will be created about benefits of Vasectomy and various myths surrounding it will be addressed. During Service delivery phase, male sterilization services would be provided at public health facilities in various districts.


India becomes second largest fish producing country in the world
On November 21, 2017 (on the occasion of ‘World Fisheries Day’), Union Agriculture Minister, Radhan Mohan Singh stated that India has become the second largest fish producing country in the world.fISHOverview of Fish Production in India:
i. Total fish production in India (including capture and culture) reached 11.41 million tonnes in 2016-17.
ii. Mr. Singh mentioned that ‘Blue Revolution’ scheme which was launched with the outlay of Rs. 300 crore for the integrated development of the Fisheries sector in India has resulted in overall increase in fish production by 18.86% as compared to last three years.
iii. India has a fleet of 2.48 lakh fishing vessels. Fish products export from India during 2016-17 stood at Rs 37871 crore. Fisheries sector provides jobs and livelihood to over 1.5 crore people in India.
iv. It is to be noted that November 21 is celebrated as a World of Fisheries Day every year across the world. This year India celebrated ‘World Fisheries Day’ with the theme 2022 ka hai sapnaa…… kisaan ki aay ho duguna – Sankalp se siddhi”.


IIITM-K team bags NITI Aayog prize
A team of research students from Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) have won the prestigious NITI Aayog prize in the inaugural edition of the Proffer Hackathon held at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – New Delhi.
More Information about Proffer Hackathon:
i. This Hackathon was organised by NITI Aayog along with Proffer at IIT Delhi from Nov 10-13, 2017. Proffer is a blockchain startup founded by graduates of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard.
ii. Objective behind organising this Hackathon was to explore the possibility to deploy blockchain architectures for improving transparency, efficiency, privacy and cost effectiveness across all sectors.
iii. The winning entry by the team of research students from IIITM-K was ‘AgroChain’, a block chain based marketplace which enables cooperative farming between farmers and consumers.
iv. More than 1900 students from engineering institutions around the world participated in this hackathon.

Pankaj Mishra’s ‘Age of Anger: A History of the Present’ named as Best Book of the year
On 19th November 2017, at the Tata Literature Live! Awards, Pankaj Mishra’s ‘Age of Anger: A History of the Present’ was named as Best Book of the year 2017.Pankaj Mishra Age of Anger - A History of the Present named as Best Book of the yearBest Book of the year 2017:
i.The winners of the Tata Literature Live! Awards were announced at the end of the four-day-long literary festival, on November 19, 2017 in Mumbai.
ii.In the non-fiction category, Pankaj Mishra’s ‘Age of Anger: A History of the Present’, which seeks to answer why our world is consumed by fury and discontentment, was named Best Book of the Year 2017.
iii.Recipients of other awards are as follows:
1.First Book Award – Prayaag Akbar’s ‘Leila’ & Pranay Lal’s ‘Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent’
2.Book of the Year for fiction – Easterine Kire’s ‘Son of the Thundercloud’
3.Business Book of the Year – YV Reddy’s ‘Advice and Dissent: My Life in Public Service’
4.Publisher of the Year – Penguin Random House India
5.Big Little Book Award – Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Some of the literary awards given in India:
♦ Sahitya Akademi Award‎
♦ Kalaimamani Award‎
♦ Jnanpith Award
♦ Rabindra Puraskar

Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam bags Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2017
Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam has bagged the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2017 for his debut novel “The Story of a Brief Marriage”, set in the backdrop of the civil war.
Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2017:
i. The jury of Kamila Shamsie, Rohini Mohan and Margaret Mascarenhas chose Arudpragasam’s book “The Story of a Brief Marriage” as the recipient of Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2017.
ii. The Shakti Bhatt prize was set up in 2008 in memory of young writer Shakti Bhatt to encourage authors from the sub-continent. The prize is a cash award of Rs 2 lakh and a trophy.
iii. The award ceremony will take place on December 20, 2017. “The Story of a Brief Marriage” presents the civil war in Sri Lanka like never before. The novel was published in India by HarperCollins.
About HarperCollins Publishers:
♦ One of the world’s largest publishing companies and is one of the “Big Five” English-language publishing companies
♦ Founded – 1989
♦ Headquarters – New York City


Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year rule
On 21st November 2017, Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 resigned as President, ending his 37 year rule.Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year ruleResignation of Robert Mugabe:
i. A letter from Robert Mugabe read out by the speaker of parliament said the decision was voluntary and he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power.
ii. His resignation has halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him. Robert Mugabe is 93 years old.
iii. Until his resignation, he was the world’s oldest leader. He had previously refused to quit despite recent military takeover and days of protests in Zimbabwe.
iv. He presided over a deepening economic crisis in Zimbabwe, where people are on average 15% poorer now than they were in 1980. People celebrated his resignation on the streets.
Some of the current longest ruling non-royal national leaders:
♦ Paul Biya – Prime Minister, then President of Cameroon – for 42 years
♦ Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo – President of Equatorial Guinea – for 38 years
♦ Ali Khamenei – President, then Supreme Leader of Iran – for 36 years


Rajasthan government launches free learning app ‘Dishari’ for competitive exams
On 21st November 2017, Rajasthan’s Higher and Technical Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari launched ‘Dishari’, an educational mobile application that provides free study materials for youths preparing for competitive examinations.
i. The app features interactive quizzes with questions related to mathematics, general knowledge, current affairs, computers, reasoning, and economics.
ii. The app will also provide latest updates and job alerts. Kiran Maheshwari said the app would be of great benefit to the students who cannot afford massive sums of money to join coaching centers.
iii. Kiran Maheshwari also launched ‘Management Information System’ app for geo-tagging all the government colleges of the state. The app will also provide the current RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan) and NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) statuses of the colleges.
About National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC):
♦ Formed – 1994
♦ Headquarters – Bangalore
♦ Director – D.P. Singh

NASA tests Supersonic Parachute for Mars 2020 mission
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has completed the first test of its Mars 2020 mission’s parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE).NASA tests Supersonic Parachute for Mars 2020 missionAdvanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE):
i. The test began with a 58-foot-tall Black Brant IX sounding rocket launch and upper-atmosphere flight last month from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.
ii. The payload is a bullet-nosed, cylindrical structure – holding a supersonic parachute, the parachute’s deployment mechanism, and the test’s high-definition instrumentation, including cameras to record data.
iii. The rocket carried the payload as high as about 51 km. 42 seconds later, at an altitude of 42 km and a velocity of 1.8 times the speed of sound, the test conditions were met and the Mars parachute successfully deployed.
iv. 35 minutes after launch, ASPIRE splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean about 54 km southeast of Wallops Island.
About Mars 2020 mission:
♦ Mission type – Rover
♦ Operator – NASA
♦ Launch planned – in 2020

Odisha launches ‘Arpana’ Portal to help pensioners
On 21st November 2017, Odisha government launched a new portal ‘Arpana’ for online processing of applications for pension revision in respect of pre-2016 pensioners.
i. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Arpana’ portal at the Secretariat in the presence of Finance Minister Shashibhusan Behera and Chief Secretary AP Padhi.
ii. Naveen Patnaik said that, all pension disbursing authorities, treasuries, special treasuries, Accountant General, Orissa and Controller of Accounts, Orissa will work on the portal for processing the pension applications.
iii. While using this portal for revision of pension, pensioners willing to do an Aadhaar authentication will not be required to submit any hardcopy of the application to the pension distributing authority.
iv. Once applied, SMS and e-mail will be sent to the pensioners at each stage of processing of their application. A help desk and online lodging of grievances method will also be available in the system.
About Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA):
♦  Founded – 2003
♦  Headquarters – New Delhi
♦  Chairman – Hemant Contractor

India successfully test-fires Brahmos from Sukhoi fighter jet
On November 22, 2017, Brahmos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired for the first time from the Indian Air Force’s frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI combat jet.Brahmosi. This test has not only increased the strike power of Indian Air Force, but has also accomplished the triad (capability to launch from air, sea and land) for Brahmos Missile.
ii. During this latest test, Brahmos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal from the combat jet.
iii. With strike range of 290 km and weighing 2.5 ton, Brahmos ALCM is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on India’s Sukhoi-30 MKI combat jet.
Quick Facts about Brahmos:
♦ Brahmos, which is described as the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile (travelling at speeds of Mach 2.8 to 3.0) has been jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia.
♦ It has been named after Indian river Brahmaputra (Brah) and Russian river Moskova (Mos).
iii. Indian armed forces have already inducted land and warship versions of Brahmos missile.

India’s first mission to study the Sun scheduled for 2019: ISRO
ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) Satellite Centre Director Mylswamy Annadurai recently revealed its plans to launch ‘Aditya-L1’, the first Indian mission to study the Sun, by the year 2019 – 2020.
i. The Aditya-1 mission was conceived as a 400kg class satellite carrying one payload, the Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC) and was planned to launch in a 800 km low earth orbit.
ii. A Satellite placed in the halo orbit around the Lagrangian point 1 (L1) of the Sun-Earth system has the major advantage of continuously viewing the Sun without any eclipses.
iii. Therefore, the Aditya-1 mission has now been revised to “Aditya-L1 mission” and will be inserted in a halo orbit around the L1, which is 1.5 million km from the Earth. The satellite carries additional six payloads with enhanced science scope and objectives.
iv. The project has been approved and the satellite will be launched in the 2019 – 2020 timeframe by PSLV-XL from Sriharikota.
Some of the mission of ISRO:
♦  Chandrayaan-1 – India’s first lunar probe
♦ Mars Orbiter Mission – India’s Mars mission
♦ ASTROSAT – first dedicated Indian Astronomy satellite mission


Mount Agung Volcano in Bali erupts for the first time in 54 years
Mount Agung, a volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali has erupted for the first time in more than 54 years.
i. As a result of eruption, ash clouds shot up to 700 metres in the Indonesian sky.
ii. Due to increasing volcanic activity in the recent months, more than 1.4 lakh people have evacuated their homes.
iii. Bali is a famous tourist destination. Evacuations due to this volcanic activity, has also inflicted substantial loss in terms of tourist revenue and loss of productivity of locals.
iv. Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, claiming 1600 lives.
v. Indonesia is located on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where tectonic plates collide with each other causing frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.


Singer-actor Della Reese passes away
On 19th November 2017, Della Reese, the popular TV actress on “Touched by an Angel” and one of the pioneers of jazz music in 1950s-’60sdied at her home in California.Singer-actor Della Reese passes awayDeath of Della Reese:
i. Della Reese’s husband Franklin Lett and her family said that, Della Reese passed away peacefully at her California home.
ii. Della Reese was mainly known as a singer, before she debuted in “Touched by an Angel” in 1994. She appeared on numerous shows such as Night Court, L.A. Law, and Designing Women.
iii. “Touched by an Angel” series lasted nine years and she continued to act for another decade after that. She was married to Franklin Thomas Lett and the couple has three children James, Franklin and Dominique.
About Della Reese:
♦ Occupation – Singer, actress, producer, minister
♦ Genres – Stage, screen, and television, Gospel, pop, jazz, R&B, traditional pop
♦ Born – 1931

Noted jurist Habibullah Basha passes away
On 22nd November 2017, veteran lawyer Habibullah Basha, one of the finest jurists of the Madras Bar, passed away in Chennai after a prolonged illness.
Death of Habibullah Basha:
i. Habibullah Basha was a philanthropist and founder-director of the Apollo Hospitals. He was 84 years old. He died at his house in Chennai. He is survived by wife Shyamala Basha, a son and two daughters.
ii. He was born on March 8, 1933. He did his schooling at convents in Chennai and did his graduation and post-graduation in Islamic studies. Later he obtained Law degree from the Madras Law College and enrolled himself as an advocate in 1957.
iii. He become senior central government standing counsel ten years later and was appointed Tamil Nadu State Public Prosecutor in 1974 and went on to become the Advocate General in 1991.
About Madras Bar Association:
♦ President – Mr.Vijay Narayan
♦ Secretary – Mr.V.R. Kamalanathan
♦ Location – Chennai