Current Affairs 19 & 20 November 2015 – Daily G.K. Updates

Current Affairs 19 & 20 November 2015 - Daily G.K. Updates

CCEA approved extension of Indian Development and Economic Assistance Scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on 18 November 2015 approved extension of Indian Development and Economic Assistance Scheme (IDEAS) for five years from 2015-16 to 2019-20.

World Toilet Day observed on 19 November with the theme Sanitation and Nutrition

World Toilet Day (WTD) was observed on 19 November 2015 across the world with the theme Sanitation and Nutrition.

Srilankan President presented cabinet paper to abolish Executive Presidency

Srilankan President Maithripala Sirisena on 18 November 2015 presented a special cabinet paper to abolish the Executive Presidency and introduce a new electoral system for its approval.

IEP released Global Terrorism Index 2015

Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) on 17 November 2015 released Global Terrorism Index 2015.

Vijay Keshav Gokhale appointed as India’s Ambassador to China

Vijay Keshav Gokhale appointed as India’s Ambassador to China on 18th November 2015. Earlier, he was appointed as India’s Ambassador to Germany.

 

Justice T.S. Thakur appointed as 43rd Chief Justice of India

Justice T.S. Thakur appointed as 43rd Chief Justice of India on 18th November 2015. Earlier, he was served in Karnataka, Delhi and Punjab and Haryana High Courts.

 

Tianhe-2 became World’s powerful Supercomputer for 6th consecutive time

Tianhe-2 became World’s powerful Supercomputer for 6th consecutive time as announced on 17th November 2015. It has been developed by National University of Defence Technology of China.

 

50 Districts of Uttar Pradesh declared as drought-hit districts

50 Districts of Uttar Pradesh declared as drought-hit districts on 18th November 2015. It is important to noting that there is 75 Districts in the State of Uttar Pradesh which is highest than any other State in India.

 

World Antibiotic Awareness Week launched by WHO

World Antibiotic Awareness Week launched by World Health Organization during 16th to 22nd November 2015 with the aim to raise awareness about misuse of antibiotics under the theme ‘Antibiotics: Handle with Care’.

 

1st International Qawwali Festival 2016 will be held in Delhi

1st International Qawwali Festival 2016 titled as ‘Taali Ho’ will be held in Delhi during 12th February to 14th February 2016. Various Qawwali Singers from India and Pakistan will be performed at the event.

 

Kiren Rijiju awarded with DRR Champion for Asia Region by UN

Kiren Rijiju, Union of State for Home Affairs awarded with Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Champion for Asia Region by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

 

Y. Bhaskar Rao became 1st Lokayukta of India to be removed by Assembly

Y. Bhaskar Rao, Lokayukta of Karnataka, became 1st Lokayukta of India to be removed by Assembly for an alleged extortion racket. His son Ashwin Rao was also arrested earlier in related with this incident.

 

Tata Steel launched its 1st integrated steel plant in India

On 18th November 2015, Tata Steel launched its 1st integrated steel plant in India in the last 100 years at Kalinganagar, Jajpur, Odisha after Jamshedpur Steel Plant.

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