Current Affairs

Monthly Current Affairs – November 2019

Sports:

  • Japan has hosted Rugby World Cup 2019.
  • South Africa won the Rugby World Cup 2019.
  • India B won the Deodhar Trophy 2019.
  • 2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup will be held on Bhubaneshwar India.
  • Rafael Nadal(Spain) won the Davis Cup 2019.

Events:

  • The 35th ASEAN summit was organized in Bangkok(Thailand).
  • There are 10 permanent members of ASEAN.
  • Headquarter of ASEAN is in Jakarta (Indonesia).
  • Member countries of ASEAN
    • Brunei
    • Cambodia
    • Indonesia
    • Laos
    • Malaysia
    • Myanmar
    • Philippines
    • Singapore
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam
  • Full-Form of RCEP (Trade Agreement): Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
  • UN climate conference, COP25 was held in Madrid(Capital of Spain).
  • The 5th India International Science Festival(IISF) was held in Kolkata.
  • The theme of the 5th India International Science Festival(IISF) was “RISEN”- Research, Innovation and Science Empowering the Nation.
  • Brasília(Brazil) hosted the 11th BRICS summit.
  • Member countries of BRICS:
    • Brazil
    • Russia
    • India
    • China
    • South Africa
  • The theme of 11th BRICS Summit: ‘BRICS: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future’.
  • The 8th International Tourism Mart 2019 for North East Region at Imphal, Manipur.
  • The four-day-long International Lavi fair is being organised in Rampur district of Shimla, Himanchal Pradesh from 11 to 14 November 2019.
  • Operation Ma‘ by Indian Army helps Kashmiri youths to abandon terrorism and return to normal lives.
  • International Film Festival of India 2019 was held in Goa.
  • Indian Army conducts test firing of “Spike” LR anti-tank missiles.
  • Russia to be partner country at International Film Festival of India

Important Persons:

  • Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the current president of UAE(United Arab Emirates).
  • T. N. Seshan was the former Chief Election Commissioner.
  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new president.
  • Sharad Arvind Bobde is the 47th Chief Justice of India.
  • Sharad Arvind Bobde is a former Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.
  • Famous mathematician Vashishth Narayan Singh passed away on 14th of November.
  • International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) Board Appoints Rafael Grossi as Director General.
  • Uddhav Thackeray sworn in as the 18th chief minister of Maharashtra.
  • Pravind Kumar Jugnauth (born 25 December 1961) is a Mauritian politician who is the current Prime Minister of Mauritius.
  • Satya Pal Malik is the 18th and current Governor of Goa.

Important Days:

  • National Press Day of India is celebrated on 16 November.
  • World Science Day is celebrated on 10th of November.
  • National Milk Day of India is celebrated on 26 November.
  • Constitution Day (National Law Day), also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India on 26 November.
  • World Pneumonia Day is celebrated on 12 November.
  • The theme of World Pneumonia Day was “Healthy Lungs For All”.
  • World Toilet Day is celebrated on 19 November.
  • National Education Day is celebrated on 11 November on the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India.
  • Foundation Days of these states are celebrated on 1 November:
  • Madhya Pradesh,
  • Karnataka,
  • Kerala and
  • Andhra Pradesh

Awards:

  • Madhuri Vijay has been awarded with the JCB Award for Literature 2019 for her debut novel, The Far Field.
  • Hyderabad Bags the UNESCO Title of ‘Creative City of Gastronomy’.
  • Serbia’s Sara Damnjanovic has been crowned “Miss Asia Global 2019”.
  • Miss Asia Global 2020 will be held in Malaysia.
  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award 2019 for excellence in journalism.
  • The chairman of Rajasthan Patrika Gulab Kothari has been awarded Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award for excellence in journalism.
  • Tobacco Board of India was awarded the Golden Leaf Award in the Most Impressive Public Service Initiative category for the year 2019.
  • Chitharesh Natesan was crowned Mr. Universe 2019
  • PETA India’s 2019 Person of the Year: Virat Kohli.
  • David Attenborough gets the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2019.
  • Rajinikanth was awarded with Golden Jubilee Icon award at International Film Festival of India.
  • Best Film: Golden Peacock Award at International Film Festival of India : “Particles” by Blaise Harrison.
  • Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri(Malayalam Poet) was awarded with the 55th Jnanpith Award(Gyanpith Award)
  • Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik was awared with Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019
  • Neha Dixit gets 2019 International Press Freedom Award

Military Exercises:

  • Joint Military Exercise “SHAKTI-2019” between India and France was held in Rajasthan.
  • Joint military Exercise “Dustlik-2019” between India and Uzbekistan was held in Tashkent.
  • Joint Naval Exercise “Samudra Shakti 2019” between India and Indonesia held in the Bay of Bengal.
  • “Roar of the Sea”( Za’ir-Al-Bahr ) is the joint Naval Exercise between India-Qatar that took place in Doha, Qatar in 2019.
  • Tiger Triumph is Joint Military Exercise between US and India. It was scheduled in Andhra Pradesh .

Economy:

  • RIL becomes first Indian company to hit Rs 10 lakh crore market cap.

Science and Technology:

  • Alzheimer’s disease is caused by brain cell death.
  • Amazon has launched “Project Zero” to Empower brands against counterfeits.
  • ISRO launched advanced earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 and 13 other nano-satellites from Sriharikota on 27 November 2019 using PSLV-47.
  • Microsoft launches K-12 Education Transformation Framework.

Books and Authors:

  • Jui Karkare Navare is the author of the book Hemant Karkare: A Daughter’s Memoir.
  • Author of the book “Finding the Gaps: Transferable Skills to Be the Best You Can Be” is Simon Taufel
  • The Oxford Word of the Year 2019 is “Climate Emergency”.
  • Author of the book “R.N. Kao: Gentleman Spymaster” is Nitin A Gokhale.

First:

  • Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu launches the first Hindi daily newspaper of the state, ‘Arun Bhoomi’.
  • Sub Lieutenant Shivangi is India’s first woman navy pilot.
  • India’s first day-night Test match was played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
  • Kolkata becomes first city to install RTPCR machines in India.
  • Bangladesh is set to become the first country to approve golden rice.

Others:

  • Chief Guest of Republic Day Parade of 2020 will be President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro.
  • The Union Territories of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli became a single union territory.
  • The current number of Union Territories of India is 8.
  • President’s rule is the suspension of state government and imposition of direct central government rule in a state. Under Article 356 of the Constitution of India.
  • The government has given its approval for setting up four medical device parks with a view to support the ‘Make in India’ initiative in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.
  • India’s rank in 2019 Global Terrorism Index
  • UP govt launches e-Ganna app
  • The Kartarpur Corridor is a visa-free border crossing and secure corridor, connecting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to the border with India.
  • Indian Oil launches special winter-grade diesel for UT of Ladakh.
  • Bihar is proposing to ban all state-owned vehicles that are older than 15 years
  • The slogan/motto for the office of Lokpal is thus-“मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम्”

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