Daily Current Affairs Updates– 23rd November 2015

    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 23rd November 2015
    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 23rd 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.

    1).Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry constituted a 13 member expert committee on Sanskrit
    ·        Objective – to revive interest in the ancient Indian classical languageSanskrit
    ·        Head of committee – formerChief Election Commissioner (CEC)N Gopalaswami
    ·        Presently he is theChancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth(RSV) in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
    ·        The following are the othermembers of the Committee
    a)   NITI Aayog member–Bibek Debroy
    b) Chairman of National Skill Development Corporation –Dr Ramadorai
    c)  V V Bhat
    d)   Delhi University professor –Ramesh Bharadwaj
    e) Chamu Krishna Shastri
    f)    UGC Chairman –Ved Prakash
    ·        This is the2nd committee set up by HRD ministry dedicated to Sanskrit
    ·        1stcommittee – 13-member Sanskrit Commission headed bySatya Vrat Shastri
    2).Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu launched Swachh Delhi Abhiyan in New Delhi
    ·        Objective– to remove debris and garbage lying in various localities
    ·        Duration – till the end November 2015
    ·        The3 municipal corporations of Delhi will clear the garbage
    ·        The concrete waste will be lifted by thePublic Works Department (PWD) of Delhi government
    3).Uttar Pradesh government’s Clean UP, Green UP initiative featured in Guinness Book of World Records
    ·        Under this initiative10 lakh saplings were planted in1 day within a span of8 hours on November 7, 2015 at10 locations in the state
    ·        Itbroke the earlier record for plantation of8 lakh 50 thousand trees in a single day
    ·        The certificate was awarded to Chief MinisterAkhilesh Yadav
    4).Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders signed declaration for launching ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
    ·        It is similar toEuropean Union (EU)-style regional economic bloc
    ·        Name of declaration –Kuala Lumpur declaration on the establishment of the AEC
    ·        It was signed by the leaders of 10-nation grouping chaired by Malaysian Prime MinisterNajib Razak
    ·        It was signed at its27th Summit held inKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    ·        ASEAN – a group of 10 South Asian nations established in1967 after ASEAN declaration orBangkok declaration
    ·        Motto of ASEAN –One Vision, One Identity, One Community
    ·        Founder countries of ASEAN – Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines and Thailand
    5).10 day state of emergency delcared in Mali by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
    ·        It is the aftermath of terrorist attack in the capitalBamako killing 21 people
    ·        Theal-Murabitoun group, affiliated toAl-Qaeda had attacked on aRadision Blu hotel
    ·       3 daysofnational mourning to condemn this terrorist attack was also announced
    6).Mahatma Gandhi International Centre (MGIC) inaugurated in Matale, Sri Lanka
    ·        It was inaugurated by Sri Lankan PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
    ·        Indian High CommissionerYK Sinha was also present at the inauguration ceremony
    ·        MGIC was funded by Indian Government’sDevelopment Cooperation Partnershipwith Sri Lanka

    7).India-born Swati Dandekar appointed as the United States director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    ·        She was appointed by US PresidentBarack Obama
    ·        She was designated withrank of an ambassador
    ·        She succeededRobert M Orr
    ·        She was the1st Indian-born American citizen to win a state legislature seat in the US
    8).Novak Djokovic won the ATP World Tour finals
    ·        He defeatedRoger Federer, in the final match held inLondon
    ·        This is the5th time he had won this tournament
    ·        He is the1st player to win ATP world tour finals for the4th consecutive time
    ·        He surpassedIvan Lendl who had won his3rdstraight Tour Finals title in New York in1987
    9).Indo-Romanian team of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea became runners up in the Doubles category of ATP finals
    ·        Winners in Doubles category – Dutch-Romanian team ofJean-Julien Rojerand Horia Tecau
    10).India’s junior men’s hockey team won the 8th Men’s Junior Asia hockey cup
    ·        They defeatedPakistan in the finals
    ·        Finals venue –Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan,Malaysia
    ·        Top scores – India’sHarmanpreet Singh with 4 goals
    ·        Bronze medal won byKoreaby defeatingJapan
    ·        It is Korea’s3rd bronze medal in the tournament

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