Top Current Affairs of the day: 27 November 2019

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Last Updated: Dec 02,2019 17:44 IST


Top Current Affairs of the day: 27 November 2019
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  • Centre to conduct International Conference on Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience

    59 days ago
    Ministry of Home Affairs is to organize the first International Conference on Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience in New Delhi on 28 November 2019. The conference will be inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy. It is organized by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM).
    Aim: The conference aims to bring together all the stakeholders including relevant ministries, organizations, departments, universities, and experts to discuss... Read More


    RS passed the 2019 Transgender Persons Protection of Rights Bill

    59 days ago
    The Rajya Sabha passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 on 26 November 2019. The Bill was moved for consideration and passage in the upper house by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on 20 November. The Lok Sabha had passed the Bill on 5 August 2019. Provisions of the Bill: ♦ The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 will provide protection of rights of transgenders ♦ The Bill seeks to provide a mechanism for... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


    Jon Rahm won 2019 DP World Tour Championship

    59 days ago
    Jon Rahm won the 2019 DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. This is his second title in three years. The award has crowned him as European Number One on the final day at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Rahm shot four-under 68 to reach 19-under 269. He defeated Tommy Fleetwood to clinch the title. Result: ♦ Jon Rahm - 2,000 Points ♦ Tommy Fleetwood - 1,335 Points ♦ Mike Lorenzo-Vera - 752 Points DP World Tour Championship: Dates: 21-24 November... Read More
    Category: Sports

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    UIDAI launched the new version of mAadhaar application

    59 days ago
    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched the new version of the mAadhaar application, both for Android and iOS devices. The application aims to make the mAadhaar application more secure.
    mAadhaar application: ♦ To avail the new version, the users should delete the previous version and install the new version immediately ♦ Third-party applications are not supported by the UIDAI ♦ Users can download Aadhaar card, offline eKYC, show or scan QR... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    India has 96 universities ranked in the QS World University Rankings 2020 Asia

    59 days ago
    India has 96 universities ranked in the QS World University Rankings: Asia 2020. Out of these, 20 are new entries. The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) leads nationally at the overall 34th place, and it is followed by IIT Delhi (IIT-D) in the 43rd place and by IIT Madras (IITM) in the 50th position. The country has 31 institutes among the top 250. Report Highlights: ♦ Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) reported 8 Indian universities are placed among the top 100.
    ♦ The... Read More


    Cabinet approved an extension of norms for mandatory packaging in jute materials

    59 days ago
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by PM Modi approved the mandatory packaging of foodgrains and sugar in jute material for the Jute Year 2019-20. It has mandated packaging norms under the Jute Packaging Material (JPM) Act, 1987 as per 2018. The decision mandated that 100% of the food grains and 20% of the sugar must be packed in diversified jute bags. Benefits: ♦ The move of mandatory packaging in jute bags will stimulate diversification of the jute... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Cabinet approved the 15th Finance Commission to submit first report

    59 days ago
    The Union Cabinet approved the Fifteenth Finance Commission (XV-FC) to submit the first report for the first fiscal year 2020-21. It will also extend the tenure of XV-FC to provide for the presentation of the final report covering FYs 2021-22 to 2025-26. XV-FC: ♦ The extension of the term of the XV-FC will enable the Commission to examine various comparable estimates for financial projections. It will also finalize the recommendations of the commission for the period... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    CCEA approved the waiver of repayment of loan against SMC

    59 days ago
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) led by PM Narendra Modi has approved the waiver of repayment of the loan that was outstanding against the Sikkim Mining Corporation. It had a loan of Rs.54 lakh and interest amount to Rs.370.40 lakh, totalling Rs. 424.40 lakh. Benefit: The move expects the accumulation of interest on the principal loans will get extinguished and the liquidation process of the Corporation will get completed. Sikkim Mining Corporation (SMC): SMC was... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Cabinet approved an agreement between India and Chile to avoid double taxation

    59 days ago
    The Union Cabinet approved the agreement signed between the Republic of India and the Republic of Chile to avoid double taxation. The countries signed the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) and Protocol. The Agreement and Protocol will be implemented and monitored by the Ministry of Finance Aim: The agreement aimed to eliminate double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion in both countries. It will avoid taxes with respect to income.
    Agreement: ♦ DTAA will... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


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    Cabinet approved MoU signed between India, Myanmar on bilateral cooperation

    59 days ago
    The Union Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Myanmar on bilateral cooperation. The MoU aimed to prevent trafficking in persons, rescue, recovery, repatriation, and reintegration of victims of trafficking. MoU Benefits: ♦ The MoU will deepen the relationship between the two countries. It will increase bilateral cooperation on the issues of rescue, recovery, prevention, and repatriation related to human trafficking. ♦ The MoU will... Read More


    Cabinet approved MoU signed between India, Saudi to combat illicit trafficking

    60 days ago
    PM Modi led Cabinet gave ex-post facto approval for the Memorandum of understanding (MoUs) signed between India and Saudi Arabia in the field of combating illicit trafficking and smuggling of Narcotic Drugs, any chemical precursors and psychotropic Substances. Provisions of MoU: ♦ The MoU will enhance the cooperation between the two countries to combat the smuggling of narcotic drugs as defined by the United Nations International Drug Control Conventions. ♦ It will allow the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Cabinet approved MoU signed between India, Saudi Arabia to establish the Strategic Partnership Council

    60 days ago
    The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved Post Facto the Agreement signed by Prime Minister on 29 October 2019. The agreement was signed between India and Saudi Arabia for the establishment of the Strategic Partnership Council. Agreement: ♦ The Agreement between India and Saudi Arabia aims to enable the leadership at the highest level to meet regularly and monitor progress in the ongoing initiatives and projects under the various strategic... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    ISRO launched Cartosat 3 and 13 nanosatellites

    60 days ago
    ISRO, the Indian Space Agency, successfully launched its third- generation Earth-imaging satellite Cartosat-3 into space from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The PSLV C-47 rocket carried 13 nanosatellites along with Cartosat-3. The 13 nanosatellites that were launched are a part of the commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Ltd. (NSIL). Aim: The launch of the satellite Cartosat-3 is expected to enhance India's ability in high-resolution imaging. It... Read More


    Hemant Karkare A Daughters Memoir book was released

    60 days ago
    The book titled Hemant Karkare: A Daughter’s Memoir was released at the Crossword Book Store, Mumbai. The book is authoured by Karkare's daughter Jui Karkare. She published the memoir of her father.
    Hemant Karkare: A Daughter’s Memoir: ♦ The book was released by The Write Place. ♦ The book narrates Hemant Karkare's journey. It talks about how he moulded himself to become ATS Chief Hemant Karkare. It focuses on the positives and provides an inspirational... Read More
    Category: Books & Authors


    IIT Jodhpur researchers develop catalytic converter for cars

    60 days ago
    A research team from the IIT-Jodhpur chemistry department has developed a catalytic converter for cars using Rajasthani clay. It will be cheaper and more effective in reducing pollution. Catalytic converter: The new catalytic converter was developed by the extraction of Iron-Nickel-Cobalt nanoparticles from the Rajasthani clay. The clay acts as an oxygen reservoir. It turns the pollutants less harmful. The Rajasthani clay will reduce the temperature. It can be used as a replacement for... Read More


    Suman Billa appointed as director in UNWTO

    60 days ago
    Suman Billa, the former director and secretary of Kerala Tourism, is appointed as the director, technical cooperation and silk road development at DI level of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). He will join at UNWTO's headquarters in Madrid, Spain. The appointment was approved by the Prime Minister-headed appointments committee of the Cabinet (ACC) at its meeting held in New Delhi. He will hold the post for a tenure of two years, initially. He will assume charge soon as... Read More


    Ashok Leyland MOU with ICICI Bank for a strategic financing partnership

    60 days ago
    Ashok Leyland has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICICI Bank. The MoU aims to enter into a strategic financing partnership for two years.
    MoU highlights: ♦ The agreement between the company and the bank will enable both the partners to offer customised financial solutions to customers across India with a focus on semi-urban and rural geographies. ♦ The MoU will allow both the organizations to leverage their strengths for the mutual benefit of the... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    Odisha to replicate MCC of TN

    60 days ago
    Odisha State government has announced that it is to replicate the Micro Composting Centre (MCC) of the State Tamil Nadu. The move by the Urban Development Department of Odisha is for proper segregation and management of wet waste. The department took the decision after the visit by a high-level team led by G Mathivathanan, Principal Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Department and Sangramjit Nayak, Mission Director of Swachh Bharat Mission to Tamil Nadu. Micro Composting Centre... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Sumatran rhinoceros are extinct in Malaysia

    60 days ago
    The last Sumatran female rhinoceros, named Iman, in Malaysia died. With this, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Environment announced that Sumatran rhinoceros is now extinct in Malaysia.
    Iman: Iman was captured in March 2014. Iman was given the very best care and attention after the capture.
    In 2008, the officials captured Tam, a Sumatran male rhinoceros. It was transferred to the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in the state of Sabah. He was left with female rhinoceros Puntung, captured... Read More
    Category: Environment


    National Milk Day was celebrated on 26 November

    60 days ago
    National Milk Day is celebrated on 26 November every year in India. The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien. The day aims to promote benefits related to milk and milk industry. It also raises awareness among people about the importance of milk and milk products. In 2019, India is celebrating the 98th birth anniversary of Dr. Kurien. History: The day was instituted by the Indian Dairy Association (IDA) in 2014. IDA took the initiative to designate 26 December as the... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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