November, 2019

  • 5th India International Science Festival is organized by the Ministry and Science and Technology Vijnana Bharati (Vibha).
  • Their theme is “RISEN INDIA – Research, Innovation and Science Empowering the Nation”.
  • US formally withdrew from Paris Climate Accord is an agreement signed by 188 Nations in 2015.
  • The US contributes about 15% of the total global carbon emissions,the 2nd highest emitter of greenhouse gases.
  • India international trade fair 2019 theme is ease of doing business in its improving its rank in World Banks Ease of doing business index to 63rd
  • The fair will serve as a convergence point for govt and non govt agencies.
  • UNSC Opposition to Chemical Weapons was proposed by Britain and was passed unanimously by the 15 – members UNSC body.
  • The convention on the prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapon aims to eliminate weapons of mass of destruction.
  • Ocean Dance Festival 2019 observes the participation of dancers choreographers and scholars from 15 countries including India Taiwan HongKong Canada Lithuania etc.
  • Their theme is “bridging the distance”
  • DARPG, Ministry of personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is to launch a Data – driven innovation for Citizen Grievance Redressal on 5th November 2019
  • Potential solution prototypes would be selected for adoption in the innovative practices for improving CPGRAMS.
  • Mumbai and Hyderabad received UNESCO Designated Mumbai as a member of Creative Cities Network in the film and Hyderabad in the field of GASTRONOMY.
  • UNESCO Creative Cities Network was created in 2004 and represents a network of cities.
  • “Ecapa2019 – Art of the Heart is India’s first ever arts exposition for artist will be held on 2nd November 2019
  • FinMin launched ICEDASH & ATITHI App has been launched for improved monitoring and pace of customs clearance of imported goods and facilitating arriving international passengers. Both the apps will reduce interface and increase the transparency of Customs functioning
  • The “Hunar Haat” provides employment opportunities through skill development to the traditional artisans, craftsmen and traditional culinary experts as per the needs of the market. Their theme is “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat”.
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare stated the report and said India is on track to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target for reducing MMR by 2025, five years ahead of the timeline of 2030.
  • MMR has declined by 6.2% from 130/ lakh live births in 2014-16 to 122/ lakh live births in 2015-17
  • Indian Railways has launched three applications for all-India roll out to strengthen its IT-enabled services. The apps will ensure proper monitoring of projects being undertaken by Railways.
  • A CNG port terminal at Bhavnagar port is being set up jointly by the U.K. based Foresight group andMumbai based Padmanabh Mafatlal group.
  • The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has organised a cleanliness-cumawareness drive under the “Swachh – Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan”.
  • The Ministry has identified 50 beaches under the “Swachh – Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan across 10 coastalStates/Union Territories (UTs).
  • 6th World Congress on Rural and Agricultural FinanceThe representatives of banks and financial institutions from over 40 countries have gathered in the conference to deliberate on the subject of Rural and Agriculture Finance: Critical Input to Achieve Inclusive and Sustainable Development.
  • Asia – Pacific Rural Agricultural and Credit Association (APRACA) is a regional association facilitates mutual exchange of information and expertise in the field of rural finance to avert financial risks.
  • National Seminar on Social Audit was jointly organised by the Department of Rural Development and National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.
  • Social Audit is a public assembly where all the details of a project are scrutinized.
  • UP govt launched e-Ganna App and Web Portal which will help in strengthening the cane development societies by eradicating cane mafia and middleman between the sugar cane farmers and the sugar mills.
  • The Global Cooling Prize is organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the Mission Innovation (MI) programme.
  • Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 24 countries and the European Union to accelerate global clean energy innovation.
  • The Madhepura Electric Locomotive Pvt. Ltd. (MELPL) is a joint venture of Indian Railways (India) and Alstom (France)
  • The first Winter-Grade Diesel was launched to avoid the problem of freezing of diesel in the vehicles when winter temperatures drop to as low as -30 degree Celsius.
  • The tourism arm of Indian Railways, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited, is organising the “Heritage Week”. The Special Tour Package will explore the heritage and culture of Gujarat and will cover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of “Rani ki Vav”, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Modhera Sun Temple etc.
  • The National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa (NISR) in Leh, Union Territory of Ladakh would be an autonomous organization under the Ministry of AYUSH.
  • Agro-Vision, an Agro-based Exhibition, aims to cater the requirements of farmers of Vidarbha region.
  • This is the 8th edition of ITM and is organised in association with the eight North Eastern States (Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Sikkim). It will focus on “Sustainable Tourism an engine for Economic Growth and Employment”.
  • The vulture conservation centre will be set up on the lines of Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre at Pinjore in Haryana (first in the country).
  • The new centre would be set up in association with the Bombay Natural History Society, a wildlife research organization.
  • All India Police Science Congress organised by Uttar Pradesh Police in association with the Home Ministry and the Bureau of Police Research and Development.
  •  Lucknow is organising the event for the 2nd time and the last time Lucknow was host for AIPSC was in 1997.
  • Yuwaah Youth Skilling Initiative Generation Unlimited, called YuWaah in India, is a multi-stakeholder alliance that aims to provide relevant skills to the youth for productive lives and the future of work.
  • 2nd India-Bhutan Development Cooperation Talks – Government of India committed assistance of Rs. 4500 Crore for implementation of development projects in Bhutan.
  • It will finance over 1,600 stalled housing projects that comprise 4.58 lakh housing units across the country.
  • Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019.The Chit Funds Act, 1982 regulates chit funds and prohibits a fund from being created without the prior sanction of a State Government.
  • Web Portal Launched by Tax Department. The portal will be useful for domestic financial institutions, foreign tax authorities and financial institutions, and public.
  • A Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) is a benefit under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
  • Global Prosperity Index 2019 – Bengaluru was ranked 83rd in the list, Delhi and Mumbai stood at 101st and 107th position. The Index ranked 113 cities across the globe in terms of their inclusive prosperity of their economies measuring not only economic growth but its distribution across their population.
  • Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde appointed as 47th Chief Justice of India
  • Lifetime Achievement Award at IFFI 2019 was given to Isabelle Huppert
  • ‘Icon of Golden Jubilee of IFFI’ award was given to S Rajinikanth
  • Golden Leaf Award 2019 was given to Tobacco Board of India
  • MoU signed between CSIR-IMTECH and IIT Bombay
  • IMTECH’s vision is to discover new drugs to address key societal and medical needs.
  • Target Olympic Podium Scheme a “High priority category” has been created to focus on those players who have won medals in the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games or in which India has a good chance of winning medals in Olympics. Nine sports disciplines are included in the high priority category: Athletics, Badminton, Hockey, Shooting, Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Archery and Boxing.
  • The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh affirmed India’s commitment of developing a state-of-the-art IT complex in Armed Forces Academy of Uzbekistan.
  • SCO Joint Urban Earthquake Search & Rescue Exercise- 2019.
  • The aim of the exercise is to rehearse the disaster response mechanism, share technology, Knowledge and enhance cooperation with multi-agency participation in earthquake scenario.
  •  The 2nd edition Indian Navy – Indonesian Navy Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti was conducted in the Bay of Bengal from 6th Nov to 7th Nov 2019.
  • An Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette, INS Kamorta, is jointly exercising with Indonesian Warship KRI Usman Harun, a multi-role Corvette.
  • The Def-connect was organised to showcase the accomplishments of the Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) initiative.
  • ‘Defence Innovation Organization (DIO)’ funds and manages the iDEX. Indian Air Force MI-17 helicopters, Indian Naval ships Jalashwa, Airavat and Sandhayak, and Rapid Action Medical Team (RAMT) would participate from India.
  • GV-971 Drug to Cure Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible brain disorder that destroys thinking ability of the brain to carry out simple tasks.
  • Gold in Olympic Test Event for Boxing Shiva Thapa is the four-time Asian medallist and outpunched Sanatali Toltayev, Kazakhstan’s national champion and Asian bronze-winner by 5-0 in 63 kilogram category.
  • Pooja Rani, Former Asian Games bronze-medallist edged past Caitlin Parker of Australia in 75-kilogram category
  • South Africa won Rugby World Cup 2019The Rugby World Cup 2019 was held in YOKOHAMA, Japan from 20th September to 2nd November across 12 venues all across the country.
  • Pooja Gehlot won Silver in UWW Under-23 World Championships after Ravinder won the first silver in 61 kg in the tournament.
  • Documentary on Real Kashmir won ‘BAFTA Scotland’ Awards 2019
  • Deepak Kumar and Manu Bhaker at 14th Asian Championships. Deepak is the 2nd Indian shooter to earn an Olympic quota in the event after Divyansh Singh Panwar
  • Sundar Singh wins Gold in World Para Athletics Championships. This is India’s 2nd gold in the Championship after Devendra Jhajharia’s gold and silver in 2013 Lyon and 2015 Doha Championships.
  • Saurabh Chaudhary wins Silver at the 14th Asian Championship
  • Abhishek Verma, Sharvan Kumar and Saurabh won the team bronze for India. India bagged 9 medals at World Para Athletics Championship
  • Sumit Antil and Sharad Kumar claimed silver in the event.
  • Rafel Nadal Won the 6th Davis Cup Title. He has defeated Denis Shapovalov of Canada by 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) to clinch Spain’s 2-0 win against Canada
  • Haryana’s Sangram Dahiya and Varsha Varman of Madhya Pradesh also won the team gold for their respective States.
  • The 63rd National Shooting Championship Competitions (NSCC) 2019 in Shotgun events is being held at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Ranges, New Delhi from 16th to 30th November 2019.
  • Abhishek-Jyothi claimed Gold at Asian Archery C’ships
  • The 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Military-Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-M&MTC) meeting was held in Moscow on 6th November 2019.
  • The meeting took place between the Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister General Sergey Shoigu.
  • BIMSTEC was formed in 1997 with the cooperation of seven member countries including India, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Srilanka, Bangladesh and Thailand.
  • 8th International Conference on Agricultural Statistics. The theme of ICAS for 2019 is ‘Statistics for Transformation of Agriculture to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’.
  • Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan, has inaugurated the 6th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations at Gandhinagar (Gujarat).
  • SAANS campaign “Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully” was launched at the Summit to control Pneumonia.
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will represent India in the 6th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) in Bangkok, Thailand on 18th November 2019.
  • 2nd Edition of ISA-Steel Conclave 2019.  India is the 2nd largest producer of crude steel and 3rd largest consumer of finished steel in the world.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend 11th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit on 14th November in Brasilia, Brazil. The theme for this year summit is “Economic growth and innovative future for BRICS economies”
  • NuGen Mobility Summit 2019 – Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Nitin Gadkari addressed the event and called upon the auto industry to focus on future technologies as skilled man-power in the auto sector. The objective of the Summit is to share global experiences, ideas, innovations and future technology for faster adoption and development of advanced automotive technologies.