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Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
November 1 World Vegan Day
November 5 World Tsunami Awareness Day
 

November 6

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
November 7 Infant Protection day
November 7 National Cancer Awareness Day

Current Affairs: National

  1. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has released a special commemorative coin on Paramahansa Yogananda to mark his 125th Birth Anniversary
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Ministry of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman
Constituency Rajya Sabha (Karnataka)
  1. Government has increased the target for e-transactions in the financial year ending March 2020 to 45 billion (by volume) from 40 billion
  2. The government has accorded ‘Maharatna’ status to state-owned Hindustan Petroleum and Power Grid Corporation
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HPCL MD M K Surana
HPCL Headquarters Mumbai
PGCIL Chairman & MD Kandikuppa Sreekant
PGCIL Headquarters Gurgaon
  1. Mumbai (Creative City of Films) and Hyderabad (Creative City of Gastronomy) have been included in UNESCO’s network of ‘Creative Cities’ on the occasion of World Cities Day 2019
Chennai and Varanasi UNESCO cities of music
Jaipur UNESCO cities of Crafts and Folk Arts
  1. Minister for Environment and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar stated that all the 5 lakh government vehicles on conventional fuel will be converted into e-vehicle in a phased manner
  2. Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Dr. Jitendra Singh announced that Bamboo Technology Parks would be set up in the two new Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh
  3. PM Modi released a commemorative coin marking the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Bangkok
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Thailand Capital Bangkok
Thailand Currency Thai baht
Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha
  1. According to Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE)India’s unemployment rate in October rose to 8.5% from 7.2% in September
  2. Coal India Ltd to meet one billion tonne production target and look to achieve the goal by 2023-24
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Coal India Ltd
Chairman & MD Anil Kumar Jha
Headquarters Kolkata
  1. Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar has launched 3 Apps:uan registration, e-inspection and digi locker,developed by EPFO at its 67th Foundation Day
  2. Amit Shah inaugurated the Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO) Joint Exercise on Urban Earthquake Search and Rescue(SCOJtEx) in New Delhi
  3. AYUSH Minister Yesso Naik inaugurated National Research Institute of Unani Medicine for Skin Disorders (NRIUMSD) at Hyderabad
  4. Atal Pension Yojana (APY), an emblematic government pension scheme to cover workers in the unorganized sector, has crossed the subscriber mark of Rs 1.9 million
  5. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled two new IT Initiatives – ICEDASH and ATITHI for improved customs clearance
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Ministry of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman
Constituency Rajya Sabha (Karnataka)
  1. First ever containerised cargo movement via Indo-Bangladesh protocol route and Brahmaputra river will start from West Bengal’s Haldia
  2. Prakash Javadekar will attend the 15th meeting of the Governing Council of South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) in Dhaka
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Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Minister of Information and Broadcasting  

Prakash Javadekar

Constituency Madhya Pradesh, Rajya Sabha
  1. The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launched the SkillsBuild platform in collaboration with IBM
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Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey
Constituency Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh
  1. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar released the fifth edition of Wastelands Atlas – 2019.
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Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Welfare
Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar
Constituency Morena, Madhya Pradesh
  1. Government approved to set up of 25,000 crore alternative investment fund (AIF) to revive stalled housing projects

Current Affairs: International

  1. Singapore-based AirCarbon Pte launched the worlds’ first blockchain-based carbon trading exchange
  2. China to roll out world’s largest 5G mobile phone network
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China Capital Beijing
China Currency Renminbi, Yuan
China President Xi Jinping
  1. Australian Government announces 2020 New Colombo Plan India Mobility Grants
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Australia Capital Canberra
Australia Currency Australian dollar
Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Current Affairs: State

  1. Tamil Nadu has become the first State in the country to enact a law on contract farming
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Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
Tamil Nadu CM E. Palanisamy
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit
  1. The Kolkata International Film Festival will start on November 8
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West Bengal Capital Kolkata
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
  1. The French Development Agency (AFD) and the Government of Assam signed a 50 million euro (Rs 400 crore) project agreement to restore Assam’s forest ecosystems and preserve their biodiversity
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Assam Capital Dishpur
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi
  1. Odisha government signed agreements with Tata Strive and Tech Mahindra for skill upgradation
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Odisha Capital Bhubaneswar
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. ICICI Bank announced that it has crossed a milestone of issuing 2 million FASTag till date
          ICICI Bank Headquarters Mumbai
ICICI Bank Tagline Hum Hain Na!
ICICI Bank MD & CEO SandeepBakhshi
  1. Government e-Marketplace (GeM) has signed MoU with Indian Bank and Canara Bank for payment related services
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Indian Bank CEO PadmajaChunduru
Indian Bank Headquarters Chennai
Indian Bank Tagline Your Tech-friendly bank
Canara Bank CEO RA Sankara Narayanan
Canara Bank Headquarters Bengaluru
Canara Bank Tagline Together We Can
  1. According to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) India’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow 6.6% in 2020-24
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Secretary Generals José ÁngelGurríaTreviño
Headquarters Paris, France
  1. ADB will provide a $451 million (about Rs 3,200 crore) for Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC) power links in Tamil Nadu
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Asian Development Bank (ADB)
ADB President Vacant
ADB Headquarters Mandaluyong, Philippines
  1. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has launched Instant Digital savings and Instant Fixed Deposit account
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Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
MD & CEO Samit Kumar Ghos
Headquarters Bengaluru

 

ORGANISATION GDP RATE
2019 – 20 (FY20) 2020 – 21 (FY21)
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) 5.8%

Current Affairs: Business

  1. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has fixed call ring time at 30 seconds for mobile phones and 60 seconds for landline phones
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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
TRAI Chairperson Ram Sewak Sharma
TRAI Headquarters New Delhi
  1. Tech Mahindra Ltd has acquired New York based BORN Group for $95 million

Current Affairs: Appointments

Datta Padsalgikar Deputy National Security Advisor (NSA)
Arvind Dutta

( Lieutenant General)

Next Adjutant General of the Indian Army
Air Marshal Amit Tiwari Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) of the Southern Air Command (SAC)
Aditya Mishra Chairman of Land Ports Authority of India
Sumant Kathpalia New MD & CEO of IndusInd Bank
ShaikhKhalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the UAE
Sudhir Mital President of Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI)
Shantikumar Singh General secretary of Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI)

Current Affairs: Resignation

T Latha Dhanlaxmi Bank MD & CEO and director

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

 

Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Actor)

Golden Dragon Award at the Cardiff International Film Festival for excellence in cinema in the global arena
Rajinikanth (Actor) Special Icon of Golden Jubilee award at 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI)
Isabelle Huppert (French actor) Lifetime Achievement Awardat 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI)
Sudarsan Pattnaik (sand artist) Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019
Writer Anand 27th Ezhuthachan Puraskaram(highest literary honour of the Kerala State government)

Cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation

Madhuri Vijay’s debut novel ‘The Far Field’ 2019 JCB prize for Literature

(Award worth ₹25 lakh)

Neeraj Sharma ‘Early Career Researcher of the Year (Physical Sciences)‘
Sara Damnjanovic ( Serbia) ‘Miss Asia Global 2019’ at the international beauty contest
Nguyen Thi Yen Trang

( Vietnam)

 

‘Miss Asia’ title

Samiksha Singh (India) Sub-title of ‘Miss Beautiful Face’
Documentary on Real Kashmir Football Club British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) and Scotland Awards
Venu Srinivasan

( Chairman of TVS Motor Company)

Deming ‘Distinguished Service Award For Dissemination and Promotion Overseas by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE)

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. The 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit begins in Bangkok
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Thailand Capital Bangkok
Thailand Currency Thai baht
Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha
  1. 3rd Global Ayurveda Summit 2019 inaugurated in Kochi, Kerala
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Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan
  1. The 7th India – US Economic and Financial partnership meeting was held in New Delhi.
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US Capital Washington DC
US Currency Dollar
US President Donald Trump
  1. Biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Conference began in Colombo under the theme Equal Access to Justice and the Rule of Law
  2. Katowice to host 2019 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) congress
  3. 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting to be held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
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World Economic Forum (WEF)
WEF Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab
WEF Headquarters Cologny, Switzerland
  1. PM Modi inaugurates 5th India International Science Festival 2019 in Kolkata

8. First ever ‘BIMSTEC Ports’ Conclave’ held in Vishakhapatnam

Current Affairs: Science and Technology

  1. IIIT Hyderabad researchers created the first ever Indian Brain atlas (IBA)
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi to set up Space Technology Cell in collaboration with ISRO
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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan
ISRO Headquarters Bengaluru
  1. Robotic surgery facility inaugurated at Centre-run Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi
  2. IIT-Madras, in collaboration with Phoenix Medical Systems, launched the country’s first indigenously-designed standing wheelchair named Arise’

5. China launches Sudan’s first satellite “SRSS-1” (Sudan Remote Sensing Satellite) by a Chinese Long March 4B satellite launch vehicle

Current Affairs: MoU

  1. Siemens Limited has signed a MoU with NTPC, TERI on decarbonisation, energy transition
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National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
Headquarters New Delhi
Chairman & MD Gurdeep Singh
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Headquarters New Delhi
Director General Dr. Ajay Mathur
  1. MSTC Ltd has signed an agreement with Allahabad Bank for the development of a dedicated e-Auction platform
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Allahabad Bank CEO S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao
Allahabad Bank Headquarters Kolkata
Allahabad Bank Tagline A tradition of trust
MSTC Ltd Headquarters Kolkata

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. India and Uzbekistan will carry out a joint military exercise ‘Dustlik-2019’ at Chirchiq training area in Uzbekistan
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Uzbekistan Capital Tashkent
Uzbekistan Currency Uzbekistani som
Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev
  1. Indian Army to have first Dhanush regiment by March 2020 and will get all 114 guns by 2022
  2. US- Bangladesh Navy exercise named ‘Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT)- 2019’ started in Chattogram, Bangladesh
  3. GRSE delivered ‘Annie Besant’ fast patrol vessels (FPV) to the Indian Coast Guard
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Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE)
GRSE Chairman& CEO Rear Admiral VK Saxena,
GRSE Headquarters Kolkata

5. Indian Coast Guard’s two-day rescue exercise ‘ReSAREX- 19’ conducted off Goa shore

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. Shiva Thapa(63kg) and Pooja Rani(75kg) clinched gold at Olympic Test event for Boxing
  2. India’s Lakshya Sen has won the SaarLorLux Open badminton tournament at Saarbrücken in Germany
  3. South Africa beat England to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
  4. Indian wrestler Pooja Gehlot (53kg) wins Silver in UWW Under-23 World Championships in Budapest
  5. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes – Finland) has won the Formula One, United States Grand Prix 2019

6. Ashleigh Barty beats Elina Svitolina to win the WTA Finals title

  1. Novak Djokovic beats Denis Shapovalov to win fifth Paris Masters title
  2. Ireland Women’s Amy Kenealy has announced her retirement from international cricket

Current Affairs: Obituaries 

Person Field
Gurudas Dasgupta Veteran CPI leader
Sadako Ogata First woman head to the UN’s refugee agency UNHCR
Geetanjali Ramakrishna             Veteran Telugu actress
K K Modi Industrialist
Justice N. V. Balasubramanian Retired Judge of Madras High Court
Babasaheb Dhabekar Former Maharashtra minister

 

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