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<ul><li><p> Best Personal Counseling &amp; Guidance about SSB Contact - R S Rathore @ 9001262627 visit us - www.targetssbinterview.com </p><p>Important Current Affairs of November 2014 for SSB </p><p>Eight-foot bronze statue of World War II Indian pilot Mohinder Singh Pujji unveiled in UK </p><p>Statue of Mahinder Singh Pujji, an Indian-origin fighter pilot who had served in Britains Royal Air Force during the </p><p>Second World War, was unveiled in Kent. </p><p>PV Sindhu won 2014 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Title </p><p>PV Sindhu won 2014 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Title by defeating Kim Hyo Min of Korea in straight </p><p>games 21-12, 21-17. </p><p>Cricket Fans across the world paid tribute to Hughes with #putoutyourbats campaign </p><p>To pay tribute to Phillip Hughes, fans and players post cricket bat photos on Twitter by using hashtags #putoutyourbats. </p><p>RBI issued final guidelines for the Bharat Bill Payment System </p><p>The system will help consumers pay multiple bills like electricity, telephone and school fees at a single point of </p><p>transaction. </p><p>Next China-India War authored by General S. Padmanabhan released </p><p>Former Army chief General Sundarajan Padmanabhan book titled China-India War - World's First Water War 2029 </p><p>released. </p><p>Union Government nominated Rajiv Mehrishi as Director on RBI Central Board </p><p>He is a 1978-batch Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer of Rajasthan cadre. </p><p>NASA celebrated 50th Anniversary of First Mars Mission, Mariner 4 </p><p>NASA on 28 November 2014 celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Mariner 4 mission to Mars. The mission was </p><p>launched on 28 November 1964. </p><p>18th SAARC Summit held in Kathmandu, Nepal </p><p>The theme of the summit was Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity. </p><p>Anoop Mishra appointed as new Secretary General of Lok Sabha </p><p>Former Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Anoop Mishra was on 26 November 2014 appointed as new Secretary General of </p><p>the Lok Sabha. </p><p>Lok Sabha passed Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2014 </p><p>Lok Sabha passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders Amendment Bill, 2014. The bill seeks to include more </p><p>castes under Scheduled Castes category </p><p>Namsai became the 18th district of Arunachal Pradesh </p><p>The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki made the declaration. </p></li><li><p>SBI Mutual Fund announced to launch Shariah Equity Fund </p><p>State Bank of India (SBI) Mutual Fund will launch Shariah Equity Fund which is aimed at attracting investments from </p><p>Muslim population of India. </p><p>Pakistani actress Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy </p><p>Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock Geo TV wedding scene in which </p><p>religious song was played. </p><p>First 3D-printed object developed in space by NASA and Made In Space Inc </p><p>The first 3D-printed object was on 25 November 2014 developed in space by world's first zero-gravity 3D printer </p><p>created by NASA and Made In Space Inc. </p><p>Boxer Manoj Kumar received Arjuna Award </p><p>2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medalist boxer Manoj Kumar received the prestigious Arjuna Award by Sports </p><p>Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in New Delhi. </p><p>Guye Adola of Ethiopia won Airtel Half Marathon held in Delhi </p><p>Guye Adola of Ethiopia won Airtel Half Marathon (ADHM) in mens category within 59.06 minutes. </p><p>Kotak Mahindra Bank became first bank in India to fully own an insurance business </p><p>Kotak General Insurance will be the 29th non-life company in the country and the CEO of the new entity will be </p><p>Mahesh Balasubramanian. </p><p>New species of bird Muscicapa flycatcher named after Indian ornithologist Navjot Sodhi </p><p>The bird found in Sulawesi Island of Indonesia was named as Muscicapa sodhii. </p><p>Michael Phelps named Male Athlete of the Year at the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards </p><p>He was crowned with the title for a fifth time </p><p>Australian opener Philip Hughes died after being in induced coma </p><p>Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes went into induced coma and died after a bouncer ball of Sean Abbott hit back of his </p><p>head at Sydney Cricket Ground. </p><p>Sania Mirza appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia </p><p>She became the first South Asian woman to be appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador </p><p>Indian cyclist Deborah won four gold medals at Track Asia Cup 2014 </p><p>Tribal girl from Andaman and Nicobar, Deborah won four Gold Medals in the Track Asia Cup Cycling Championship </p><p>2014. </p><p>US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned </p><p>US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned after less than two years in the top military post. </p><p>West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi appointed as Governor of Bihar </p><p>West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has been given the additional charge of Bihar. </p><p>Former SC judge Chandramauli Kumar Prasad chosen as the next chairperson of PCI </p><p>Former Supreme Court (SC) judge Justice Chandramauli Kumar (CK) Prasad was on 24 November 2014 chosen as the </p><p>next chairperson of the Press Council of India. </p></li><li><p>Legendary Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died </p><p>Legendary Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died at Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai. She was 94. </p><p>Magnus Carlsen of Norway won FIDE World Chess Championship 2014 </p><p>Magnus Carlsen of Norway on 23 November 2014 won FIDE World Chess Championship 2014 played at Sochi, </p><p>Russia. He defeated Viswanathan Anand of India with a score of 6.5 4.5. Out of a total of 12 games played, he won </p><p>the Game 2, Game 6 and Game 11. Anand only managed to win the Game 3 whereas Game 4 and Game 5 were drawn </p><p>between the two. Thus, Carlsen became the first player to score 6.5 points to win the FIDE World Championship. With </p><p>this he retained the FIDE World Championship which he had won in Chennai in 2013. In 2013 he had won the game in </p><p>just 10 games against Anand. </p><p>Switzerland defeated France to win 1st-ever Davis Cup of Tennis </p><p>Switzerland won its first Davis Cup Tennis title after defeating France by securing three-one lead at Lille Stade Pierre </p><p>Mauroy. Switzerland led by Roger Federer on 23 November 2014 defeated France to win their first-ever Davis Cup of </p><p>Tennis. Swiss tennis team defeated French team by 3-1 in the finals played at Lille Stade Pierre Mauroy, France. With </p><p>this win, Switzerland became the fourteenth nation to win the Davis Cup in the competitions 115-year history. </p><p>The Davis Cup 2014 between France and Switzerland will go down in history as the Cup that witnessed world record </p><p>crowd of 27228 viewers. Following the Davis Cup 2014 results, the top three teams are: Czech Republic, Switzerland </p><p>and France. </p><p>About Davis Cup </p><p>The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis. It is run by the International Tennis Federation </p><p>(ITF) and is contested annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format. The competition began </p><p>in 1900 as a challenge between Great Britain and the United States. The women's equivalent of the Davis Cup is the </p><p>Fed Cup. Australia, the Czech Republic, and the United States are the only countries to have held both Davis Cup and </p><p>Fed Cup titles in the same year. </p><p>Pico do Fogo Volcano erupted in Cape Verde archipelago off West Africa coast </p><p>Volcano Pico do Fogo in the Cape Verde archipelago off the coast of West Africa erupted leading to evacuation of </p><p>people. </p><p>Pope Francis conferred sainthood on Father Chavara Achen &amp; Sister Euphrasia </p><p>Pope Francis conferred sainthood on two Indians Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia. </p><p>Indian pugilists Sarjubala and Saweety won Silver at World Women Boxing Championships </p><p>Indian Women pugilists Sarjubala Devi and Saweety won Silver medals in the 8th World Women's Boxing </p><p>Championships, in Jeju, South Korea. </p><p>Deepak Gupta appointed as Chairman of UPSC </p><p>Deepak Gupta was appointed as chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). </p><p>Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel launched MLA Adarsh Gram Yojana </p><p>Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel launched the MLA Adarsh Gram Yojana in tune with the concept of ideal </p><p>village of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. </p><p>Lewis Hamilton won Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to become the F1 World champion for second time </p><p>Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit and the Formula 1 racing championship title of </p><p>2014. </p><p>Former Union Minister Murli Deora died </p><p>Former Union Minister Murli Deora died after a prolonged illness in Mumbai. He is survived by his wife and two sons, </p><p>including former MP Milind Deora. </p></li><li><p>India won 3rd SAFF Women's Championship in Islamabad </p><p>India won the 2014 SAFF Women's Championship at the Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad after defeating Nepal 6-0. </p><p>Dilip Vengsarkar received Col CK Nayudu Lifetime achievement award </p><p>Dilip Vengsarkar received the prestigious BCCI-instituted Colonel C K Nayudu Lifetime achievement award for his </p><p>contribution to Indian cricket. </p><p>US President Barack Obama to be the Chief Guest of Indias Republic Day 2015 </p><p>US President Barack Obama will be the Chief Guest at Indias 66th Republic Day celebrations 2015. </p><p>Deutsche Bank won Custodian of the Year 2014 award </p><p>The award has been recognized for the third consecutive year at the Custody Risk European Awards. </p><p>Rajinikanth conferred with Indian Film Personality of the year 2014 award at IFFI </p><p>Tamil superstar Rajinikanth was on 20 November 2014 honoured with the centenary award for Indian Film Personality </p><p>of the year 2014 at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). </p><p>Gujarat Government announced Home-Stay scheme for tourists </p><p>Gujarat Government announced a Home-Stay scheme for tourists visiting the state. </p><p>Democrat Ami Bera re-elected to the US House of Representatives </p><p>Democrat Ami Bera was on 20 November 2014 re-elected to the US House of Representatives in the United States </p><p>House of Representatives elections 2014. </p><p>Uninor appointed Vivek Sood as CEO </p><p>The appointment will come into effect from 1 December 2014. </p><p>Union Government approved launch of Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana </p><p>Union Government on 20 November 2014 approved launch of Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DUGJY) to </p><p>provide access of electricity to rural households across the country. A decision in this regard was taken at the Cabinet </p><p>meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. </p><p>The Union Cabinet also decided to merge the ongoing Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) with </p><p>DUGJY scheme. Components of the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) includes - </p><p>- To separate agriculture and non agriculture feeders facilitating judicious rostering of supply to agricultural and non-</p><p>agricultural consumers in rural areas </p><p>- Strengthening and augmentation of sub transmission and distribution infrastructure in rural areas, including metering </p><p>of distribution transformers/feeders/consumers </p><p> The two components of the scheme will be implemented at an estimated cost of 43033 crore rupees which </p><p>includes required budgetary support of 33453 crore rupees from Union Government over the entire implementation </p><p>period. Apart from this, the balance work related to rural electrification as per CCEAs approval of August 2013 with </p><p>the norms of the ongoing scheme of RGGVY in the 12th and 13th plans will be subsumed in DDUGJY as a distinct </p><p>component for rural electrification. For this purpose the CCEA has already approved the scheme cost of 39275 crore </p><p>rupees including budgetary support of 35447 crore rupees. </p><p>This outlay will be carried forward to the new scheme of DDUGJY in addition to the outlay of 43033 crore rupees. </p><p>The scheme would help in - </p><p>- Improvement in hours of power supply in rural areas </p><p>- Reduction in peak load </p><p>- Improvement in billed energy based on metered consumption and </p><p>- Providing access to electricity to rural households </p></li><li><p>As per the cabinet decision, the process of sanction of projects will commence immediately and for execution, the </p><p>projects will be awarded by States Discoms/Power Departments. The projects shall be completed within 24 months </p><p>from date of award. Apart from this, the Cabinet also approved a North Eastern Region Power System Improvement </p><p>Project for six north eastern states for strengthening of the Intra-State Transmission and Distribution System. These </p><p>states are Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tnpura and Nagaland. The project will be implemented at an </p><p>estimated cost of about 5111 crore rupees. The project is a major step towards meeting the national objective of Power </p><p>to All. It will also increase the per capita power consumption in these States. </p><p>Infosys co-founders Gopalakrishnan and Shibulal launched Axilor Ventures </p><p>Infosys co-founders S. Gopalakrishnan and S.D.Shibulal on 19 November 2014 launched Axilor Ventures. </p><p>Assam Zoo set to become the first zoo in world to have the critically endangered Pygmy Hog </p><p>Guwahatis Assam State Zoo is set to become the only zoo of the world to have critically endangered pygmy hog </p><p>(Porcula salvania). </p><p>Arun Duggal, chairman of Shriram Capital Ltd announced to resign </p><p>He was serving the financial services entities of the Shriram Group - Shriram Capital Limited, Shriram Transport </p><p>Finance Limited and Shriram City Union Finance Limited from the last 10 years. </p><p>Rampal Singh Jatin arrested by Haryana Police from his ashram in Hisar </p><p>Rampal Singh Jatin was in news because he was arrested by Haryana Police on 19 November 2014 from his fortified </p><p>Satlok Ashram in Hisar of Haryana. He is famous as Sant Rampal and is a self-styled Godman. </p><p>He was arrested after two weeks of intense attempts by police to arrest him that involved rioting in which scores of </p><p>persons were injured and around 5 persons were killed. He was arrested under fresh cases of sedition, criminal </p><p>conspiracy and rioting. Rampal will be produced in the Haryana and Punjab High Court on 20 November 2014. He was </p><p>booked after the Haryana and Punjab High Court directed the Haryana Government and Police to arrest Rampal </p><p>without fail after he defied court orders thrice in contempt case citing bad health. His non-appearances forced the court </p><p>to issue non-bailable warrants against him. Problem that led to Court order and his arrest - </p><p>Rampal in 2006 criticised Dayanand Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj his criticism led to violent clashes at </p><p>Karontha ashram between the followers of two sects, in which an Arya Samaj follower was killed. Following the death </p><p>of the follower of Arya Samaj, Rampal was charged with murder, and was arrested but was released in 2008 after </p><p>spending several months in jail. </p><p>About Rampal Singh Jatin </p><p>- Rampal is an Indian Kabir panthi religious leader and the founder of a dera (socio-religious movement), which is </p><p>popular in Haryana </p><p>- He claimed that he was a spiritual successor of Kabir, while some of his followers considered him an incarnation of </p><p>Kabir </p><p>- He was famously addressed as Jagatguru Rampal JI Maharaj by his supporters </p><p>- His sect prohibits temple visits, idol worship, untouchability, adultery and vulgar singing and...</p></li></ul>