Current Affairs Update – 22-24 November, 2017

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here are the Important Current Affairs of 22 to 24 November, 2017. These are important for the upcoming IBPS PO, Clerk Mains, NICL Assistant, OICL AO exams.

Banking & Financial News
NCSK suggests NITI Aayog to bring
some welfare schemes for Safai Karamcharis under its purview
  • The National Commission for Safai
    Karamcharis (NCSK) on 23 November 2017 suggested NITI Aayog to bring some
    welfare schemes for Safai Karamcharis and Manual Scavengers under its purview.
  • Manhar Valji Bhai Zala, Chairman
    of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis, along with the members Manju
    Diler, Dilip K Hathibed and Swami Sadanand Maharaj shared their views and
    concerns on various issues of Safai Karamcharis and Manual Scavengers.
  • The commission raised the issue
    of empowering the Commission by making it a statutory or constitutional body
    and confer it with the powers of a civil court so that it can discharge its
    mandate effectively.
  • It suggested for speedy
    implementation of The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their
    Rehabilitation Act, 2013.
  • It suggested for getting the
    survey of Manual Scavengers done through an independent third party having
    adequate representation of volunteers or activists from communities engaged in
    manual scavenging.

Government approves Rs 1 Lakh
crore worth projects for Tamil Nadu

  • The Union Government has approved
    Highway and Shipping Projects worth more than Rs 1 lakh crore for the state of
    Tamil Nadu.
  • The information was shared by
    Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari while addressing a joint press conference with
    Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami after a review meeting of the
    Central and State government.
  • The projects will cover Highways,
    Shipping and Port. They are also aimed at finding a permanent solution to the
    irrigation and drinking water requirements of the state.The total expenditure
    of the projects is expected to be around Rs 40,000 crore.

Following are the proposed projects with cost details:
1. Three New Elevated Corridors
have been approved:
– Tambaram-
Chengelpatu – the project is expected to cost around Rs 2250 crores
– Poonamalee-
Maduravoyal Corridor – The financial outlay of the project is expected to be
around Rs 1500 crores
–  Tiruvallur Corridor – The budget for this
corridor has been set at Rs 1000 crore
2. The Tambaram- Vandalur,
Vandalur -Guduvanchery section of the Highway will be upgraded to 8 lane
Highway at a cost of Rs 72 crores. The move is expected to solve the traffic
congestion at the Tambaram -Perungalathur bridge.
3. The Chennai- Bengaluru
Expressway will be constructed at a projected cost of Rs 20,000 crore. The move
is expected to boost industrialisation and development activities along the
Expressway.
4. The Koyambedu- Poonamalee
-Wallajahpet road will be converted to a six-lane road at a cost of Rs 1500
crore to ease the congestion in the extended suburban areas of Chennai.
List of New Projects
  • Tiruchi-Chidambaram Highway
    project: The budget outlay of the project is expected to be around Rs 4000
    crore
  • Upgradation of the Villupuram-
    Nagapattinam section: It is expected to be completed at a cost of Rs 6000
    crore.

Projects under Bhartmala
  • The six projects approved under
    the mega construction plan include Nagapattinam to Tuticorin (355 km),
    Vellakoil-Erode (71 km), Madurai- Kollam (62 km), Madurai -Theni (44 km),
    Musiri -Namakkal (44 km) and Madurai-Natham (38 km).
  • Besides this, ring road
    development will also be taken up in Madurai, Tiruchi and Salem.

Other Approved Construction Projects
  • The Union government would be
    sanctioning Rs 2000 crore to the Tamil Nadu Public Works Department (PWD) to
    develop the Dindigul-Kottampati road into a National Highway.
  • Almost 1300 kms of State Highways
    will be upgraded to National Highways. The highways that will be upgraded
    include Perambalur- Attur (55kms), Thoppur- Mettur-Erode (85kms),
    Tirupur-Ottanchatiram (91kms) and Salem-Vanniyampadi (141kms).
  • The centre will also be
    sanctioning amount worth Rs 2300 crore to the state to take preventive measures
    in 61 identified black spots where frequent accidents take place, in order to
    reduce the number of traffic accidents.
  • The detailed project reports for
    the creation of Madurai, Coimbatore and Salem bus ports – terminals with the
    latest facilities like an airport will be prepared and submitted soon.
  • The state’s three ports will be
    enhanced to facilitate exports and industrialisation and value addition under
    the Sagarmala programme.
  • The depth of the Tuticorin port,
    the second-largest port in Tamil Nadu, is also going to be increased from 14m
    to 16.5 meters at a cost of Rs 3000 crore. It would help the port handle 1,30,000
    tonnage vessels from the present capacity of 60,000 tonnage ships and reduce
    logistic cost by 30 percent.

Union Government promulgates
ordinance to amend Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016
  • The Union Government on 23
    November 2017 promulgated ordinance to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy
    Code, 2016.
  • The Ordinance aims to prevent
    unscrupulous, undesirable persons from misusing the provisions of the Code. The
    amendments aim to bar individuals who are wilfully defaulters and are
    associated with non-performing assets or are habitually non-compliant, therefore,
    pose a risk to the company.
  • The Ordinance amends Sections 2,
    5, 25, 30, 35 and 240 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 and inserts
    new Sections 29A and 235A in the Code.
  • Clause (e) of Section 2 of the
    Code has been substituted with three Clauses to facilitate the commencement of
    Part III of the Code relating to individuals and partnership firms in phases.
  • Clause (25) and (26) of Section 5
    of the Code which define “Resolution Plan” and “Resolution Applicant” are
    amended to provide clarity.
  • Section 25(2)(h) of the Code is
    amended to enable the Resolution Professional, with the approval of the
    Committee of Creditors (CoC) to specify eligibility conditions while inviting
    Resolution Plans from prospective Resolution Applicants.

Centre suggests Odisha Government
to enhance rural road construction target to 10000 km
  • The Union government on 23
    October 2017 suggested to the state government of Odisha to enhance its rural
    road construction target under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)
    from 7,000 km to 10,000 km during the current fiscal year.
  • The suggestions were made by the
    Union Secretary to Rural Development Minister, Amarjit Sinha to the state after
    attending a high-level review meeting held under the chairmanship of the Chief
    Secretary of Odisha, A P Padhi.
  • Though the state government had
    set an earlier target of constructing 7,000 km roads during this fiscal year, Amarjit
    Sinha said that the target should be revised considering the good progress of
    the Yojana’s implementation.
  • The target for this year was
    7,000 km of road connecting 2,800 habitations, out of which the state has
    already completed more than 2,100 km.

Union Government constitutes Task
Force for drafting New Direct Tax Legislation
The Union Government on 22
November 2017 constituted a Task Force to review Income-tax Act, 1961 and to
draft a new Direct Tax Law in consonance with economic needs of the country.
Arbind Modi, Member (Legislation)
of CBDT, will be the Convener of the task force.
The other members of the task force are:
  • Girish Ahuja, non-official
    Director of State Bank of India
  • Rajiv Memani, Chairman &
    Regional Managing Partner of E&Y
  • Mukesh Patel, Practicing Tax
    Advocate, Ahmedabad
  • Mansi Kedia, Consultant, ICRIER,
    New Delhi
  • G.C. Srivastava, Retd IRS (1971
    Batch) and Advocate

Besides, Chief Economic Adviser
(CEA) Arvind Subramanian will be a permanent Special Invitee in the Task Force.
The task force will draft an
appropriate Direct Tax Legislation keeping in view the direct tax system
prevalent in various countries, international best practices and economic needs
of the country.
The Task Force will set its own
procedures for regulating its work and will submit its report to the Government
within six months.
CCEA approves expansion of Beti
Bachao Beti Padhao for Pan India coverage
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic
    Affairs (CCEA) on 22 November 2017 approved the expansion of Beti Bachao Beti
    Padhao (BBBP) scheme for Pan India reach covering all the 640 districts (as per
    census 2011) of the Country.
  • The committee approved  a total outlay of Rs 1132.5 Crore for Beti
    Bachao Beti Padhao expansion for the duration 2017-18 to 2019-20.
  • The expansion under Beti Bachao
    Beti Padhao scheme came following the successful implementation of the scheme
    in 161 districts of the country.

Key Highlights
  • Out of 640 districts, BBBP is
    currently getting implemented in 161 districts.
  • The expansion includes Multi
    sectoral intervention in 244 districts in addition to existing 161 districts
    and 235 districts will be covered through Alert District Media, Advocacy and
    Outreach.
  • The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
    Scheme was launched by the Prime Minister on 22 January 2015 at Panipat,
    Haryana.
  • It is a comprehensive programme
    that aims to address the declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and issues related to
    empowerment of women.
  • The CSR, defined as number of
    girls per 1000 boys in the age group of 0-6 years, declined sharply from 976 in
    1961 to 918 in Census 2011. Resultantly, Union Government launched this scheme
    to improve this ratio.

Union Cabinet approves Wage
Policy for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises
  • The Union Cabinet on 22 November
    2017 approved the Wage Policy for the 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for
    workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs).
  • There are about 12.34 lakh
    employees in 320 CPSEs in the country.
  • CPSEs Management will be free to
    negotiate wage revision for workmen where the period of wage settlement of five
    years or ten years has expired generally on 31 December 2016.
  • Union Government will not bear
    any budgetary burden for any wage increase. The entire financial implication
    will be borne by the respective CPSEs from their internal resources.
  • In those CPSEs for which the
    Government has approved restructuring or revival plan, the wage revision will
    be done as per the provisions of the approved plan only.

Union Cabinet approves
continuation of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs Scheme
  • The Union Cabinet on 22 November
    2017 approved the continuation of the scheme on Indian Institute of Corporate
    Affairs (IICA) for another three financial years from 2017-18 to 2019-20.
  • Moreover, the Cabinet also
    approved the provision of Grants-in-aid of Rs 18 crore to the Institute. 
  • With the continuation, the
    training programs, research activities and projects conducted by the Institute
    will enhance the skill sets resulting in increased employability of students as
    well as professionals.
  • It will lead IICA to become an
    Institute of National importance, thereby becoming an engine of growth leading
    to increased economic activity.
  • It will help the professionals in
    tapping employment opportunities in emerging corporate areas including those in
    overseas.

Cabinet approves setting up of
the 15th Finance Commission
  • The Union Cabinet led by Prime
    Minister Narendra Modi on 22 November 2017 approved the setting up of the 15th
    Finance Commission.
  • The decision was a constitutional
    obligation under Article 280 (1) of the Constitution. The Terms of Reference
    for the 15th Finance Commission will be notified soon.
  • According to Article 280(1) of
    the Constitution, a Finance Commission (FC) should be constituted within two
    years from the commencement of this Constitution and thereafter at the
    expiration of every fifth year or at such earlier time as the President
    considers necessary.
  • The general practice has been to
    set up the next Finance Commission within five years of the date of setting up
    of the previous Finance Commission.

Union Cabinet approves India’s
Membership for European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
  • The Union Cabinet on 22 November
    2017 approved India’s Membership for European Bank for Reconstruction &
    Development (EBRD).
  • The Department of Economic
    Affairs under the Union Ministry of Finance has been tasked to acquire the
    membership of the EBRD.

Impact of India’s Membership for European Bank for Reconstruction
& Development
  • It will enhance India’s
    international profile and promote its economic interests.
  • It will provide access to EBRD’s
    Countries of Operation and offer sector knowledge.
  • It will increase the scope of
    cooperation between India and EBRD through co-financing opportunities in
    manufacturing, services, Information Technology, and Energy.
  • It will help India leverage the
    technical assistance and sectoral knowledge of the bank for the benefit of
    development of private sector.
  • It will enhance the competitive
    strength of the Indian firms and provide an enhanced access to international
    markets in terms of business opportunities, procurement activities, consultancy
    assignments etc.

Cabinet approves expansion of
umbrella scheme ‘Mission for Protection and Empowerment for Women’
  • The Union Cabinet Committee on
    Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for
    expansion of the schemes of WCD Ministry under umbrella Scheme ‘Mission for
    Protection and Empowerment for Women’ for a period 2017-18 to 2019-20.
  • The cabinet also approved a new
    scheme called ‘Mahila Shakti Kendra’, which will empower rural women through
    community participation to create an environment in which they realise their
    full potential. The cabinet has also approved expansion under
    BetiBachaoBetiPadhao based on the successful implementation in 161 districts.
  • The total cost incurred during
    the expansion period will be Rs 3,636.85 crore with the Centre’s share being
    around Rs 3,084.96 crore.

Key Benefits
  • The approved sub-schemes are all
    social sector welfare schemes, the main focus of which are care, protection and
    development of women.
  • The schemes will also aim at
    improving the declining Child Sex Ratio, ensuring survival and protection of
    the girl child, ensuring her education and empowering her to fulfil her
    potential.
  • It will provide an interface for
    rural women to approach the government for availing their entitlements and for
    empowering them through training and capacity building.

Key activities of the Umbrella Scheme
  • The new scheme “Mahila
    Shakti Kendra (MSK)” is pictured to work at various levels.
  • While, National level (domain
    based knowledge support) and State level (State Resource Centre for Women)
    structures will provide technical support to the respective government on
    issues related to women, the District and Block level Centres will provide
    support to MSK and also give a foothold to BBBP in 640 districts to be covered
    in a phased manner.
  • Community engagement through
    Student Volunteers is envisioned in 115 most backward districts as part of the
    MSK Block level initiatives.

Union Cabinet approves revised
salaries, pension for Supreme Court and High Court judges
  • The Union Cabinet on 22 November
    2017 approved the revision in the salaries, gratuity, allowances, pension of
    the Judges and retired Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts.
  • The move came following the
    implementation of recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect
    of Civil Servants.
  • The revision in salaries and
    allowances will pave the way for necessary amendments in the two laws such
    as  Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and
    Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions
    of Service) Act, 1954.
  • Both of these Acts govern the
    salaries of Chief Justice of India (CJI), Judges of Supreme Court of India,
    Chief Justices and all Judges of High Courts.
  • The increase in the salary and
    allowances will benefit 31 Judges of Supreme Court of India (including the CJI)
    and 1079 Judges and Chief Justices of High Courts.

News related to India & states
PM Narendra Modi launches UMANG
App

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on
    23 November 2017 launched the UMANG App, a platform that brings 162 government
    services on a single mobile app.
  • The UMANG App  was launched with an aim to make the
    government accessible on the mobile phone of the citizens.
  • The app was launched during the
    fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyberspace.
  • The app provides a unified
    approach where you can install one application to avail multiple government
    services.
  • UMANG stands for ‘Unified Mobile
    Application for New-age Governance’ and is envisaged to make e-governance.
  • It contains 162 services of 33
    departments or applications and 4 States.
  • It is a single mobile app that
    have an access to 1200 services of various government offices from Centre,
    State and utility services.
  • It supports 13 Indian languages
    and caters to on-demand scalability.
  • It provides all pan India e-Gov
    services like Aadhaar and Digilocker on one single platform.

Home Ministry to conduct mega
mock exercise on tsunami preparedness
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs
    through National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Indian National
    Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) would be conducting a
    multi-State mega mock exercise on tsunami preparedness on 24 November 2017.
  • The exercise will be
    simultaneously conducted in 31 coastal districts across four States including
    West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and Union Territory
    Puducherry along with the entire Eastern Coast.
  • The disaster scenario will
    simulate tsunami waves originating due to a high-intensity earthquake near the
    Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which will lead to a massive tsunami along the
    East Coast.
  • Participants from 11 Pacific
    Island countries will observe the entire exercise to take away key lessons and
    best practices to be adopted while preparing for a disaster situation.
  • The exercise is one of the
    various activities planned on the occasion of the 2nd World Tsunami Awareness
    Day, which was observed on 5 November.

Union government initiates
‘safe-city’ plan for women in 8 metropolitan cities

  • The Union government has
    initiated the process of formulating comprehensive ‘safe-city’ plans for women
    in eight metropolitan cities of the country. The process was kick-started
    during a Steering Committee meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba
    on 22 November 2017.
  • During the meeting, a
    comprehensive review was undertaken to measure the progress and examine steps
    taken by the police and civil administration for women’s safety.
  • The plan will be implemented in
    cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow
    and Hyderabad.
  • The steering committee decided
    during the meeting that the police and municipal corporations of these
    metropolitan cities will frame a plan of action.

India is one of top global
cybercrime hotspots: study

  • According to the latest study,
    Asia-Pacific region accounts for more than half of the world’s Internet users
    and is the biggest region globally in terms of e-commerce sales, has seen a massive
    rise in cybercrime.
  • As per the APAC Cybercrime Report
    2017 by Threat Metrix, cybercrime in the Asia-Pacific region is growing with
    attacks becoming more organized and sophisticated. It is because of the rapid
    digital transformation spurred by massive economic growth.
  • India, China, Japan, and Vietnam
    are now some of the top cybercrime hotspots in the world, with China ranking
    second behind the US as the biggest source of global threats.
  • This region continues to display
    its susceptibility to malware, with India, Indonesia, and the Philippines among
    the top countries with the maximum number of malware infections.
  • Online banking is a key target
    for fraudsters as they try to monetise stolen and spoofed identity credentials
    resulting from various data breaches around the world.

Brahmos missile successfully
flight-tested from Sukhoi fighter aircraft
  • World’s fastest Supersonic Cruise
    Missile Brahmos on 22 November 2017 created history after it was successfully
    flight-tested from the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) frontline fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI
    for the first time.
  • After being dropped from the
    Sukhoi-30MKI, the missile’s engine fired up and propelled towards the intended
    target at the sea in Bay of Bengal. Weighing 2.5 ton, Brahmos is the heaviest
    weapon to be deployed on Su-30 fighter aircraft modified to carry weapons.
  • This successful maiden test
    firing of this Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) will boost the IAF’s air
    combat operations capability.

Google Doodle honours first
Indian woman physician Rukhmabai on her 153rd birth anniversary
  • Google Doodle on 22 November 2017
    honoured Rukhmabai Raut, the first Indian woman to practice medicine in
    colonial India, on her 153rd birth anniversary.
  • The Doodle, designed by
    illustrator Shreya Gupta, shows Rukhmabai among her patients, doing the dedicated
    work of a skilled physician.
  • Rukhmabai was also known for asserting
    her right to consent in marriage at a time when rights for women were rarely
    given any kind of importance.

Union Government bans LED lights
on mechanised fishing vessels
  • The Union Government has banned
    the use of LED lights and other artificial lights on mechanised fishing vessels
    in an attempt to protect the marine ecology.
  • The information was shared by
    Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on 21 November 2017, on the
    occasion of the World Fisheries Day.
  • The government has also placed a
    ban on the practice of bull- trawling, purse seining and gill netting
    operations in the Indian exclusive economic zone (EEZ) beyond territorial
    waters.
  • The decision was taken after
    coastal states including Goa made a representation to the Centre to prohibit
    these activities in order to save the marine ecology.
  • The government has also stopped
    the letter of permit (LoP) system since January 2017. The move has been made to
    boost the fishery sector.

Appointments
Shubhangi Swaroop becomes first
woman to be inducted as Pilot in Indian Navy

  • In a first, Indian Navy inducted
    Shubhangi Swaroop as its first woman pilot on 23 November 2017. Shubhangi
    Swaroop, a native of Uttar Pradesh, will soon be flying Maritime Reconnaissance
    aircraft.
  • She will now head to INS Garuda
    in Kochi and then will undergo training at the Dundigal Air Force Academy in
    Hyderabad, which trains pilots of the Army, Navy and the Air Force.
  • Swaroop was among four women
    officers who had passed out of the Ezhimala Naval Academy in Kerala.  The other three women officers are Aastha Segal,
    Roopa A and Sakthimaya S.

Indian-origin Quarraisha Abdool
Karim appointed as UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV
  • Acclaimed South African
    Indian-origin Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim was on 21 November 2017
    appointed as a UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV.
  • Professor Abdool Karim is one of
    the world’s leading AIDS researchers. She has made pioneering contributions in
    understanding the HIV epidemic among young people, especially among young
    women.
  • As a UNAIDS Special Ambassador,
    Abdool Karim will focus on adolescents and HIV while focussing on involving
    young women in science.
  • The United Nations Programme on
    HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new
    HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS- related deaths.

Awards & Honors
Five Indian films nominated for
ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal

  • The International Film Festival
    of India (IFFI) has nominated nine movies for this year’s International Council
    for Film, Television and Audio-visual Communication (ICFT) UNESCO Gandhi Medal.
  • Among the total nine nominated
    films, five are from India.  The Indian
    films competing for the prestigious ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal include Kshitij –
    A Horizon, Manusangada, Poorna, Railway Children and Take-Off.
  • The competing foreign films
    include Amok from Poland, Khibula – a co-production of Germany, France and
    Georgia, The Last Painting from Taiwan and Women of the Weeping River – a joint
    production of the US and UK.
  • All the nine films are being
    screened at the ongoing IFFI’s 48th edition in Panaji, Goa.

Days & Observances
Union Government sends a proposal
to UN for declaring year 2018 as International Year of Millets
  • Union Minister for Agriculture
    & Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh on 22 November 2017 sent a proposal to
    United Nations (UN) for declaring the year 2018 as ‘International Year of
    Millets’.
  • If accepted by UN, the proposal
    will raise awareness about millets among consumers, policy makers, industry and
    Research and Development sector. This will directly benefit the future
    generations of farmers as well as consumers.
  • As per the government, Millets
    are Smart Food as they are ‘Good for You, Good for the Farmer and Good for the
    Planet’.

World Television Day 2017
observed across the world

  • The World Television (TV) Day was
    observed across the world on 21 November 2017.
  • The European Broadcasting Union
    (EBU), the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) and the
    association of television and radio sales houses ‘egta’ jointly produced a
    30-second video clip emphasising the role of TV around the world as provider of
    trusted content.
  • This UN Video was aired by
    broadcasters across Europe, Asia, Canada, USA and Australia. In order to
    celebrate the day, the TV viewers were encouraged to use the hashtags #WeloveTV
    and #WorldTVDay on social networks.
  • The video features an Oscar
    awarded for a short documentary on people with disabilities; a documentary on
    UN peacekeeping; an urgent call for action on climate-change by UN
    Secretary-General Antonio; a human rights award for an act of courage in South
    Sudan.
  • Launched in 1947, UN Video is
    produced in the six official languages of the UN- French, Spanish, English,
    Chinese, Arabic, Russian.

Lists
Beyonce named World’s
Highest-Paid Woman in Music in 2017 by Forbes

  • Forbes on 21 November 2017
    released the list of World’s Highest-Paid Women in Music 2017. The list is
    topped by Singer-Songwriter Beyonce Knowles.
  • Beyonce’s hit album ‘Lemonade’
    and her world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, followed
    by Britain’s Adele and pop star Taylor Swift in second and third position
    respectively.
  • Beyonce Knowles earned a total
    wealth of USD 105 million from record sales and from her “Formation” concert
    tour. She also has her own Ivy Park fashion line and other business interests.
  • Adele fetched the second spot
    with a total worth of USD 69 million, boosted by her first proper tour since
    2011.
  • Taylor Swift ranked third with a
    wealth of USD 44 million.
  • Celine Dion ranked fourth with
    USD 42 million net worth, followed by Jennifer Lopez at fifth position with USD
    38 million wealth.
  • The other women in top 10 are
    Dolly Parton at 6th position (USD 37 million), Rihanna at seventh (USD 36
    million), Britney Spears at eighth (USD 34 million), Katy Perry at ninth (USD
    33 million) and Barbra Streisand at tenth (USD 30 million).

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