Top Current Affairs of the day: 29 November 2019

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Top Current Affairs of the day: 29 November 2019
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  • India, Singapore to hold joint training exercise

    57 days ago
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) are to conduct the Joint Military Training (JMT) from 31 October to 12 December at the Kalaikunda Air Force Station in West Bengal. The exercise commemorates the 10th edition of the JMT.
    JMT: ♦ For the first time, the exercise was expanded to include an air-sea training component with assets from the Indian Navy. ♦ The training included both air-to-air and air-to-surface scenarios. ♦ It will... Read More


    M S Pawar commissioned Indian Navys sixth Dornier aircraft squadron

    57 days ago
    The Indian Navy has commissioned its sixth Dornier aircraft squadron in the Porbandar town of Gujarat. It aims to give a fillip to coastal security near the sea border with Pakistan. It was commissioned by Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Vice-Admiral M S Pawar. Dornier aircraft squadron: ♦ The Indian Naval Air Squadron 314 is called Raptors.
    ♦ It will operate with four newly-inducted, next-generation Dornier aircraft ♦ Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 314 marked yet... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Centre to fine up to Rs.5 lakh for misuse of national emblems

    57 days ago
    The Government of India has proposed increasing the fine for illegal and improper use of national emblems for commercial gains from Rs.500 to Rs.1 lakh. It also suggested change also includes jail time and a fine of Rs.5 lakh for repeat offenders. The aim is to crack down the misuse of the emblems in the country. The Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 of India prohibits the misuse of the national flag, the Ashoka Chakra, the official seal of the President or Governor, the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    India to announce LoC of Rs.3,230 crore to Sri Lanka

    57 days ago
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a line of credit of Rs.3,230 crore (approx) to Sri Lanka financial assistance and $50 million to fight terrorism. The decision comes after the talks held between PM Modi and Sri Lanka's newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
    Rajapaksa's visit to India: ♦ The newly elected Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa is on a three-day visit to India.
    ♦ He held a discussion with Indian PM Narendra Modi. The talks focused on issues... Read More
    Category: International


    CM Arvind Kejriwal flagged off 100 standard floor buses

    57 days ago
    The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off 100 standard floor buses on 28 November. The buses are equipped with CCTV cameras, GPS trackers, hydraulic lifts, and a panic button under the cluster scheme. The addition of new buses is aimed to resolve the shortage of public transportation in the Capital. Newly launched Buses: Most of these buses run between Old Delhi Railway station and Nilothi, Bakoli Temple, Mubarakpur Dabas, Rohini Sector 23 and Lumpur Border. Around 15 buses will... Read More


    BlackBuck partners with IDFC, Yes Bank to provide FASTags

    57 days ago
    BlackBuck, the online trucking platform, has partnered with private lenders IDFC Bank and Yes Bank on 28 November. The partnership aims to provide FASTags to truck owners free of cost.
    Benefits: ♦ With this partnership, the Truck owners can order FASTags on BlackBuck's Boss App. It will be delivered at their doorstep free of cost until 31 December 2019. ♦ The initiative will help over 3 million trucks in India become FASTag compliant ♦ BlackBuck offers free... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    PSIEC launched EMS, Web GIS for ease of doing business

    57 days ago
    The Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) has launched the Estate Management System (EMS) and Web-based Geographic Information System (Web-GIS) on 28 November 2019. PSIEC launched it under the leadership of Capt. Amarinder Singh. Aim: The aim of the system is to ensure transparency. The system also promotes ease of doing business in the State.   EMS: ♦ Through EMS, applicants and allottees can apply for allotment of industrial, commercial, and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Centre approved additional houses under PMAY G for Tripura

    57 days ago
    Centre has approved additional houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) for Tripura State for the financial year 2019-20. The Union Ministry of Rural Development sanctioned 18,338 additional houses for the state on 29 November.
    Implementation: The first installment for the implementation of the project by the Central government has been released. The Centre's share construction of the additional houses is Rs.109.10 crore. PMAY-G: ♦ Pradhan Mantri Awas... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Former Japanese PM Yasuhiro Nakasone passed away

    57 days ago
    Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone passed away. He was 101 years old. He is known for his friendship with the 40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan. He was one of Japan's longest-reigning premiers. Yasuhiro Nakasone: Nakasone served as the Prime Minister of Japan from 1982 to 1987. His reign boosted Japan's global profile. He was on 27 May 1918 in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo. He was graduated from Tokyo University. He entered the Home Ministry in 1941. He broke the... Read More
    Category: Obituary


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    Deepika won gold at the Continental Qualification Tournament

    57 days ago
    Indian archer Deepika Kumari won gold at the Continental Qualification Tournament held on the sidelines of the 21st Asian Archery Championships in Bangkok, China. Also, Ankita Bhakat won silver at the tournament.
    ♦ Deepika defeated Nur Afisa Abdul Halil of Malaysia and secured 7-2 to win the title. ♦ Ankita defeated Lam Shuk Ching Ada of Hong Kong and secured 7-1 to win the medal.


    Saudi Arabia, UAE plans refinery in Maharashtra

    57 days ago
    The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia is planning to set up a refinery in Maharashtra, India. The minimum estimated cost to set up the refinery is $70 billion. It exceeds the initial $44 billion estimate that was previously announced. The meeting was held between the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Refinery in Maharashtra: The initiative was first announced in 2018. The aim is to develop the petrochemicals complex and... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy


    Rajya Sabha passed the 2019 Chit Funds Amendment Bill

    57 days ago
    The Rajya Sabha passed the Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on 28 November 2019. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 20 November 2019. The Bill will amend the Chit Funds Act, 1982. The Bill was introduced by the Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Singh Thakur. Provisions of the Bill: ♦ The Bill will facilitate the orderly growth of the chit fund sector and enable greater financial access to people.
    ♦ Under a chit fund, people pay a... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


    DAC approved weapons worth more than Rs.22,800 crore

    58 days ago
    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved procurements of anti-submarine P-8I aircraft, airborne warning aircraft, and thermal imaging sights for assault rifles worth more than Rs.22,800 crore on 28 November. Aim: The aim of the procurement is to promote defence services. The procurement will strengthen the Navy's capabilities for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), maritime coastal surveillance, and Anti-Surface Vessel (ASV) strike.
    Other... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Government to organize Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat

    58 days ago
    The government is to organize a two-day Conference on Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat form 30 November- 1 December 2019 at Jammu. It will be inaugurated by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of DONER, Minister of State for PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions; Atomic Energy & Space along with Shri G.C. Murmu, Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, Shri R.B. Udhayakumar, Minister for Revenue & Disaster Management,... Read More


    Centre to set up Atal Innovation Mission

    58 days ago
    The Government has set up the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) at NITI Aayog. It encourages the schools to provide exposure to science and technology to students so that they can be acquainted with futuristic technology platforms. It was announced by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'. Aim: The main objective of establishing AIM is to create scientific character and innovative thoughts among the young minds of the country.
    AIM-Atal... Read More


    ADB signed USD 451 million loan with India for CKIC Project

    58 days ago
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $451 million loan on 29 November. The loan aims to strengthen power connectivity between the southern and northern parts of the Chennai- Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC) in Tamil Nadu. It is a part of the East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC). Aim: The Tamil Nadu state aims to develop the northern Chennai-Tiruchirappalli area of CKIC as a manufacturing center. It also targets the relatively poor southern... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Centre to set up a new rocket launch pad at Kulasekarapattinam

    58 days ago
    The government of India is to set up a new rocket launch pad near Kulasekarapattinam in the State of Tamil Nadu. It was announced by the Union Minister of Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh. The move is because of the increasing launches from India for both domestic and international customers. Necessity: Currently, the ISRO has two launch pads at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The number of satellites launched every year by ISRO has increased over 30. In 2018 alone, ISRO has... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Ekana Cricket Stadium became the second neutral venue in India to host a Test match

    58 days ago
    The Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow became the second neutral venue in India to host a Test match. Afghanistan and the West Indies are playing in a one-off Test at the stadium. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun became the first neutral venue to host a Test in the country. Afghanistan and the host Ireland for a one-off Test in March 2019. Neutral venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium and Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi have... Read More
    Category: Sports


    International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People November 29

    58 days ago
    International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People is observed on November 29. It is celebrated every year. The day is also known as Solidarity Day. The day marks the anniversary of resolution 181. History: In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution 32/40 B and called for the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People. On 29 November 1947, the UNGA adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine and passed resolution 181... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    ISRO transferred space grade Li Ion cell technology to BHEL

    58 days ago
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) transferred its indigenous technology to produce space-grade lithium-ion cells (Li-ion cells) to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) as per the TTA signed in March 2018. BHEL is setting up the Li-Ion production facility near Bangalore in Karnataka. The announcement was given by the Union Minister of Atomic Energy and Space Dr. Jitendra Singh. BHEL's new facility: BHEL has procured and commission the various equipments, both indigenous and... Read More


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