Daily Current Affairs Updates– 21st November 2015

    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 21st November 2015
    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 21st November 2015:
    Daily Current affairs News Updates about the National and International events were listed here. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this.

    National:
    1).India and China to deepen their bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism and fighting transnational crime
    ·        Union Home MinisterRajnath Singh held talks withMeng Jianzhu, head of theCommission for Political and Legal Affairs(CPLA) of theCommunist Party of China(CPC) Central Committee
    2).Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed MoU with IL&FS Global Financial Services
    ·        IL&FS Global Financial Services – a subsidiary of infrastructure giantInfrastructure Leasing& Financial Services Limited (IL&FS)
    ·        Objective– to go global from local, considering its expertise and capabilities in airport development and operation and management
    3).Rajasthan and South Australia signed the Sister-State Agreement
    ·        Objective – to boostexport andinvestment opportunities between the 2 states
    ·        The agreement was signed by the following dignitaries in Rajasthan
    a) South Australia Trade and Investment Trade Minister –Martin Hamilton-Smith
    b)   Rajasthan Chief Minister –Vasundhara Raje
    4).Rajasthan Government signed 295 MoUs during the Resurgent Partnership Summit 2015

    ·        The MoUs would attract aboutRs. 3.3 lakh crore investments
    ·        The following are thesectors in which the MoUs were signed
    a)   Energy sector – Rs. 190000 crore
    b)   Petroleum – Rs. 77657 crore
    c)   Infrastructure – Rs. 17038 crore
    d)   Manufacture – Rs. 11760 crore
    e)   Roads and Highways – Rs. 10000 crore
    f)    Tourism – Rs. 5783 crore
    g)   Medical and Health – Rs. 4752 crore
    h)   Agriculture – Rs. 2402 crore
    i)    Education – Rs. 1807 crore
    ·        The following are the companies that are going to invest in the state
    a)   Adani Group
    b)   Aditya Birla Group – cement sector
    c)   Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group – solar sector
    d)   Hero Motocorp
    International:
    5).China’s The People’s Liberation Army Navy conducted several naval drills in disputed South China Sea (SCS)
    ·        It is an aftermath of the concerns raised by other Asian countries regarding SCS in the2015 APEC Summit
    6).United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted a French sponsered Resolution 2249 (2015)
    ·        Objective of resolution – to re-double and co-ordinate action to prevent further attacks byIslamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other extremist groups
    ·        It was drafted underChapter 7 of theUN Charter
    ·        It is the14th terrorism-related resolution adopted by the UNSC since1999
    7).Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide 120 million dollar loan to fund 2ndBangladesh-India Grid Inter connectivity under South Asia Sub-regional Economic Co-operation (SASEC) Programme

    ·        Loan agreement was signed by the following dignitaries
    a)   ADB Country Director –Kazuhiko Higuchi
    b) Senior Secretary of Bangladesh Finance Ministry –Mohammad Mejbahuddin
    ·        SASEC Programme – to promote regional prosperity through improved cross-border links in trade, power, road and rail links between India and Bangladesh
    ·        The inter-connectivity link connects the power grids at the following locations
    a)   Bheramara– western Bangladesh
    b)   Bahrampur– Orissa 
    8).Russia signed 2 agreements with Egypt to finance its 1st nuclear power plant at Dabaa
    ·        Location of plant –Dabaa on theMediterranean coast in the northwest Egypt
    ·        Russia will grant a35-year loan to the Egypt
    ·        Dabaa Nuclear plant –third-generation plant with4 reactors with total capacity of1,200 MW
    9).US passed bill to restrict entry of Syrian and Iraqi refugees
    ·        US House of Representatives voted to barSyrian andIraqirefugees from entering the United States over the security concerns
    ·        The bill was voted by289 in favour to137 against it
    ·        It is considered as a major setback for theBarack Obama’sadministration as the US President
    Appointment:
    10).Harshavardhan Neotia elected as the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

    ·        He succeeded –Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson and Managing Director ofBharat Hotels Ltd
    ·        Presently Neotia is theSenior Vice President of FICCI
    ·        Currently he also holds the following positions
    a)   Chairman ofAmbuja Neotia group
    b)   Member ofRajasthan Chief Minister’s Advisory Council
    c)  Member ofWest Bengal Chief Minister’s Core Committee on Industry
    Awards:
    11).Syrian woman journalist Zaina Erhaim won the 2015 Reporters without Borders Prize
    ·        She was chosen for her determination and courage covering news in civil war and conflict ravagedSyria
    ·        Reporters Without Borders Prize – established in1992 by Paris based NGOReporters Without Borders (RWB)

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