Current Affairs - November 2015 INDIA

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Current Affairs Nov. 2015 Get Prepared for SSC, HSSC, UPSC, Bank, and other competitive exams Published @ 1 November 2015 Air Marshal Virender Mohan Khanna took over as Maintenance Head of IAF AK Jha took over as CMD of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited NPPA capped prices of few drugs for Diabetes, Hypertension, Pneumonia Facebook to help BSNL set up 100 rural Wi-Fi hotspots Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme (ATAS) called VIKALP launched BrahMos missile test-fired from Indian Navy's latest stealth destroyer INS Kochi Hero MotoCorp Founder Brijmohan Lall Munjal died at 92 2 November 2015 SC issued notice to Union Government over improper implementation of MGNREGA Meghalaya HC asked Union Government to enforce AFSPA 1958 in Garo Hills region Eight Core Industries of IIP grew by 3.2% in September 2015; Fastest in 4 months Mana Patel, Virdhawal won best swimmers' award in 69th senior National Aquatic Championships C-DOTs GyanSetu bagged Recognition of Excellence award at ITU World Telecom Event, Budapest Odisha government banned fishing to protect Olive Ridley turtles MTS India merged with Reliance Communications Tata Motors signed Lionel Messi as Global Brand Ambassador for its Passenger Vehicles First International Film Festival for the persons with disabilities to be held in Delhi Deepak Singhal appointed Executive Director of Reserve Bank of India Captain Krishna Swaminathan took over command of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya Suresh N Patel appointed as MD & CEO of Andhra Bank 3 November 2015 Daughters cannot inherit ancestral property if father died before 2005: SC Justice MB Shah-headed SIT on Black Money submitted its third report Child born out of rape has right over assaulters property: Allahabad High Court Shiva Thapa ranked World No 2 in boxing Dracula ant discovered in Western Ghats region of Kerala Maharashtra approved APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna for pregnant and lactating women Assam Government hiked daily minimum wages of workers in various sectors Rajasthan Government relaxed two-child policy for government employees International Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 started in Shillong Shekhar Kapur to head jury and Anil Kapoor to be chief guest at IFFI 2015 Interlinking of Indian Rivers authored by Radha Kant Bharati released Affairs Nov. 2015 Get Prepared for SSC, HSSC, UPSC, Bank, and other competitive exams Published @ 4 November 2015 Union Government constituted Empowered Committee to approve schemes under Nirbhaya Fund Dr T K Viswanathan Committee on Bankruptacy Law Reforms submitted its report RBI notified Operational Guidelines of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2015-16 Jitu Rai won silver in 13th Asian Shooting Championship Indian Railways signed MoU with Odisha for implementation of railway projects AP signed MoU with WEF to support state in assessing its competitiveness Flipkart appointed Surojit Chatterjee as Head of Consumer Experience and Growth Forbes list of World's Most Powerful People 2015 released India's former Ambassador to Nepal Bimal Prasad died Justice T S Thakur set to be the Chief Justice of India Rebooting India authored by Nandan Nilekani & Viral Shah released 5 November 2015 President Pranab Mukherjee launched research project Imprint India Supreme Court upheld Kerala Governments ban on online lotteries PM Narendra Modi launched three gold related schemes CCEA hiked Minimum Support Prices for Rabi Crops of 2015-16 season Union Cabinet approved UDAY for financial turnaround and revival of DISCOMS RBI issued Uniform Guidelines on Internet Banking for Cooperative Banks Phase-I of T-Hub inaugurated in IIIT-Hyderabad Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale honoured with Vishnudas Bhave Award MP Government proposed 1656 crore rupees AMRUT Action Plan Rajasthan government launched the Agro-Processing and Agri-Marketing Promotion Policy 2015 V Sivaramakrishnan appointed as Managing Director of Oxford University Press India 6 November 2015 Union Government decided to impose 0.5% Swachh Bharat Cess on all services Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became fastest Indian to reach 150 test wickets 21st INCOFYRA to be organised in Bengaluru in 2016 7 November 2015 Union Government issued notification for implementation of OROP Union Government launched E-Pathshala, Saransh, Shaala Siddhi Portals Conference of Power, New Renewable Energy and Mines Ministers of States & UTs concluded Affairs Nov. 2015 Get Prepared for SSC, HSSC, UPSC, Bank, and other competitive exams Published @ Indian Army successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in Rajasthan Santoor maestro Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma honoured with Kala Shikhar award Prof Ashok Misra headed Committee of Eminent Persons CEP on JEE submitted its report 8 November 2015 BCCI announced monetary benefits for former players Grand Alliance won the 2015 Assembly Elections of Bihar with two-thirds majority What Happened to Netaji? authored by former journalist Anuj Dhar released 9 November 2015 Nuclear capable surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile successfully test-fired Union Government signed Loan Agreement with Asian Development Bank Srinivasan removed as ICC Chairman; Shashank Manohar to take his place Ministry of Defence launched Army Cloud, Data Centre & Digi-Locker for the Indian Army Ministry of Railways issued Letter of Award to GE Global Sourcing India Pvt Limited Srinivasan removed as ICC Chairman; Shashank Manohar to take his place Odisha's Barabati stadium excluded from BCCI's new Test venues Nuclear capable surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile successfully test-fired Ministry of Defence launched Army Cloud, Data Centre & Digi-Locker for the Indian Army Justice AP Shah appointed as the Ethics Officer (Ombudsman) at BCCI RBI Governor Dr Raghuram Rajan elected as Vice-Chairman on BIS Board 10 November 2015 Defence Minister commissioned Indias Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel Samarth PRASAD and Swadesh Darshan schemes of Ministry of Tourism 11 November 2015 India's GSAT-15 communication satellite launched successfully 12 November 2015 President approved Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill Subir Gokarn appointed as IMF's Executive Director 13 November 2015 Governing Council of NIIF constituted under the chairmanship of Finance Minister Online auto classifieds portal CarTrade acquired CarWale 14 November 2015 Childrens Day observed across India on 14 November Children's book writer Kamala Laxman died Shipwright School Commissioned as INS Vishwakarma Maareech, an Advanced Torpedo Defence System, handed over to Indian Navy Current Affairs Nov. 2015 Get Prepared for SSC, HSSC, UPSC, Bank, and other competitive exams Published @ 15 November 2015 First AMRIT outlet opened at AIIMS Delhi for selling affordable drugs Union Government declared NSCN-K as terrorist organization under UAPA, 1967 Jharkhand Government introduced Mobile Governance Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey died 16 November 2015 AMRUT Action Plans for 81 cities approved with total project outlay of 5748 crore rupees Draft Fiscal and Contractual Regime for Award of Hydrocarbon Acreages released Odisha implemented National Food Security Act, 2013 in 14 districts Andhra Pradesh Government decided to waive off 110 crore loans of over 25000 weavers Foundation stone of first Mega Food Park of Telangana laid Syed Akbaruddin appointed as next Permanent Representative of India to UN Senior journalist Hemendra Narain died PM Narendra Modi concluded his two-nation tour to UK and Turkey Infosys Science Foundation announced winners of Infosys Prize 2015 17 November 2015 Delhi government-appointed Chetan Sanghi panel recommended suspension of DDCA VHP leader Ashok Singhal dead Indian Red Cross Society Secretary General SP Agarwal died RAW former Chief Sankaran Nair died Kiren Rijiju conferred with Disaster Risk Reduction Asia Champion honour by UN CCI imposed penalties on 3 Airlines for concerted action in Fixing Fuel Surcharge Zarin Daruwala appointed as CEO of StanChart Bank India IAMAI released Internet in India 2015 report 18 November 2015 Union Cabinet approved setting up of National Resource Facility for Bio-medical Research Indian Resource Panel (InRP) on Resource Efficiency constituted CCEA approved implementation of CCTNS and ICJS Project by March 2017 to revamp Criminal Justice System CCEA approved disinvestment of 10 percent paid up equity capital in Coal India Limited Technology Acquisition & Development Fund under National Manufacturing Policy launched Srishti Pandey won Indiana FIDE Rating Chess Tournament CCEA approved extension of Indian Development and Economic Assistance Scheme Affairs Nov. 2015 Get Prepared for SSC, HSSC, UPSC, Bank, and other competitive exams Published @ Justice T S Thakur appointed Chief Justice of India TCS, Intel launched Centre of Excellence for IoT in Hyderabad 19 November 2015 7th Central Pay Commission submitted its report; recommended 23.55% hike 20 November 2015 Harshavardhan Neotia elected as President of FICCI AAI signed MoU with IL&FS to bolster overseas expansion Arun Kumar Kapoor appointed CEO of Dish TV 21 November 2015 New species of tree frog Ghatixalus magnus discovered in Idukki district of Kerala Blue Revolution with an outlay of 3000 crore rupees proposed 22 November 2015 SEBI signed MoU with Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on bilateral cooperation 2nd World Congress on Disaster Management concluded; Visakhapatnam Declaration adopted 23 November 2015 Ministry of Railways, TERI University signed MoU to set up Railway Chair on Sustainable Mobility Marathi actor Prashant Damle selected for Dinanath Mangeshkar award Kuldip Nayar honoured with Ramnath Goenka Lifetime Achievement Award Urban Development Minister launched portal for small traders e-lala Rishi Gour appointed as Country President of Sodexo India On-site Services Renowned labour economist TS Papola passed away 24 November 2015 Union Government announced 10 New/Revised Schemes for Disabled Persons under the National Trust Ministry of Railways signed AOT Agreements with SAIL-RITES Bengal Wagon Industry Pvt Ltd RBI granted in-principle approval to three applicants for setting up TReDS RBI granted in-principle approval to NPCI to function as the central unit for Bharat Bill Payment Systems PM Modi concluded his two-nation tour to Malaysia & Singapore Writer, Journalist Mahip Singh Passed Away Distinguished football administrator TR Govindarajan died 25 November 2015 AIBA gave its nod for elections to sort Indian Boxing mess Affairs Nov. 2015 Get Prepared for SSC, HSSC, UPSC, Bank, and other competitive exams Published @ Sunil Kanoria appointed as President of ASSOCHAM 26 November 2015 Delhi Government introduced Working Journalists (Delhi Amendment) Bill, 2015 Union Government approved 3120 crore rupees investment for infra boost in 102 AMRUT cities Anant Geete flagged off 3 Cities Fame India Eco Drive in New Delhi RBI permitted Foreign Portfolio Investors to buy Defaulted Bonds Anju Bobby George appointed Chairperson of Target Olympic Podium Scheme National Milk Day observed in India Sitting Rajya Sabha MP from Nagaland Khekiho Zhimomi passed away GRSE handed over ASW Corvette 'Kadmatt' to Indian Navy Noted litterateur Surendra Upadhyay passed away 27 November 2015 NTPC named official partner for HWL Final Rajiv Bansal appointed as CFO of OlaCabs 28 November 2015 UNESCO Fellini medal to be awarded at IFFI for the first time 29 November 2015 India beat Bangladesh in final to win Under-19 Tri-Series cricket title Ethiopian Birhanu Legese, Kenyan Cynthia Limo won Delhi Half Marathon 30 November 2015 MoEF released Draft Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2015 GAIL launched Bhuvan-GAIL Portal for satellite monitoring of Pipelines Dr Abdul Kalam IGNITE award presented by President Pranab Mukherjee Embrace of the Serpent bagged Golden Peacock Award for Best Film at IFFI 2015 ITU released Measuring the Information Society Report 2015