Tuesday, 15 November 2016

15th November Current Affairs

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Current Affairs are very important section asked in every competitive exams. Here, we're presenting you the 15th November Current Affairs updates.

Gurpurab celebration at the Golden Temple
  • Gurpurab or Guru Nanak Jayanti, which is the most sacred festival of the Sikh community, was observed on Monday across the country. 
  • Thousands of people thronged Amritsar's Golden Temple, which was decorated with lights for the occasion of Gurpurab  their thousands of people thronged.
  • According to the Hindu lunar calendar the festival is celebrated yearly on a full moon day in the month of Kartik.
Pro-Russian Rumen Radev elected Bulgarian President
  • Former air force commander and pro-Russian candidate Rumen Radev has won the Bulgarian presidential election, winning 59.4% of the votes.
  • Radev is against immigration and has promised during his campaign that he will not allow the Balkan country to become a "migrant ghetto". Radev will assume office on January 22, 2017, for a five-year term.
36th India International Trade Fair inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee

  • President Pranab Mukherjee at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi  inaugurated the 36th India International Trade Fair, being held from November 14-27.
  • The theme for this year is 'Digital India' and the fair will feature over 150 companies from 27 countries. The fair is open to business visitors till November 18, while the general public can visit it thereafter.

London tops 'World's Best City Brands' list
  • The World's Best City Brands list, London is topped as per Resonance Consultancy's 2017 global Place Equity Index. Singapore, New York, Paris, and Sydney completed the top five spots in the ranking.
  • The report evaluated global principal cities on various categories like- Place, Product, Programming, People, Prosperity and Promotion.
  • The list was recently released at the World Travel Market in London.
RBI waives all ATM charges till December 30
  •  Banks will waive levy of ATM charges for all transactions by savings bank customers done at their own banks’ ATMs as well as at other banks’ ATMs to alleviate the hardship caused to the public on account of the demonetisation exercise.
  • SBI Will soon dispense Rs 20, Rs 50 notes to help public.
IRCTC to accept eWallets
  • IRCTC to jump Into Cashless, Paperless Mode – Tickets May Soon Be Booked Via eWallets Like Paytm, Airtel Money.
Moon came close to Earth after 1948
  • The moon arrived at its closest point to the Earth since 1948.
  • The 'supermoon' reached its brightest in Asia on 14 November 2016.
  • The Moon was closest, only 2 lakh 21 thousand 524 miles (356509 km) away at 11:21 GMT.
India and US launch $95 million clean energy projects
  • As part of its efforts to continue the global transition to zero-and-low carbon energy sources, the United States (US) has announced two financial projects worth 95 million US dollars for India. 
  • The projects announced on 14 November 2016 aims at bringing more energy-efficient appliances to rural sector of the country.
Thiruvananthapuram becomes country's 'breast cancer capital'
  • Thiruvananthapuram has been termed as the country's breast cancer capital, with cases at a record high of 40 per lakh of population.
  • 9 lakh women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
  • The revelation was made during the Kerala Chapter of Indian Radiological and Imaging.
India's first Cherry Blossom Festival starts in Meghalaya
  • Meghalaya on Monday became the first state to start India's first Cherry Blossom Festival, which is widely celebrated in Japan.
  •  The four-day festival will also provide opportunities to showcase the unique beauty of pink and white cherry blossoms as well as Meghalaya's traditional arts, culture and cuisine to the naturalists and tourists.
  • Chief Minister Mukul Sangma inaugurated India's first Cherry Blossom Festival in this state capital of Meghalaya, where cherry blossoms are in full bloom in several parts of the city and the suburbs.
Australia to introduce Hindi language in Pre-Schools from 2018
  • Australia announced an online program for its pre-schools to learn foreign languages, including Hindi from 2017.
  • In order to teach foreign languages in Australia a program named Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA), was launched in the 2015-16, with five languages namely Chinese (Mandarin), 
  • Japanese, Indonesian, French and Arabic. These were taught to the children using seven apps.
Bulgarian PM resigns after losing presidential election
  • The Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov gave resignation of his cabinet after his party’s candidate Tsetska Tsacheva , failed to win the country’s presidential election on November 14, 2016.
  • Right Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party candidate Tsetska Tsacheva, speaker of parliament , was defeated by Socialist Party-supported independent candidate Rumen Radev .
Golfer Chawrasia wins first Asian Tour title outside India
  • Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia clinched the $1 million (Rs. 6.8 crore) Resorts World Manila Masters in the Philippines, his first ever Asian Tour title outside India.
  • Chawrasia beat Malaysian Nicolas Fung and American Sam Chen on the final day of the tournament.
UK’s First Indian-Origin Sikh Judge Dies
  • Mota Singh, an Indian-origin Sikh, who became UK’s first-ever ethnic minority judge to sit on the English Bench wearing a turban instead of a horse-hair wig, died.
  •  Mota Singh, a Ramgarhia Sikh, was born in 1930 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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