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Monday, November 16, 2015

Daily Current Affairs 16 Nov 2015 ( Daily News India)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 NOV 2015
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1. INDIA AND AUSTRALIA COMPLETE FORMALITIES FOR CIVIL NUCLEAR PACT
i. India and Australia have completed procedures for the two-nation civil nuclear deal
ii. The deal was conducted at the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull at G-20 Summit at Antalya in Turkey.
 iii. The civil nuclear deal between India and Australia has been signed in last year but now they have cleared the enforcement of nuclear deal between two countries.
iv. Australia has the world’s highest Uranium reserves.

2. HEALTH MINISTRY INAUGURATES COUNTRY’S FIRST AMRIT OUTLET AT AIIMS
i. Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has opened country’s first Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment  outlet at AIIMS in New Delhi.
ii. AMRIT programme aims to sell drugs at highly discounted rates for cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
UNION HEALTH MINISTER: J P NADDA

3. PHILIPPINES TO HOST 2015 ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION SUMMIT
i. Philippines will host 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in capital city Manila of Philippines.
ii. Philippines is going to host it for second time.
iii. The Theme of the 2015 APEC Summit is “Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World”
iv. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is regional economic forum of 21 member countries and India has the status of observer in APEC.
v. It was established in 1989 in order to leverage the growing interdependence of Asia-Pacific region’s economies and promote free trade in the region. Headquarter: Hong Kong.

4. XUERUI LI WON WOMEN'S SINGLES TITLE AT CHINA OPEN SUPERSERIES
i. Chinese shuttler Xuerui Li grabbed Women's Singles title of China Open Superseries Premier Badminton tournament.
ii. She has defeated India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal.

5. NICO ROSEBERG WINS 2015 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX TITLE OF F1
i. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany has grabbed the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix title of Formula One at Sao Paulo.

ii. Nico Rosberg has earlier won this year Spain, Monaco, Australian ,Mexican Grand Prix and now Brazilian Grand Prix titles.

Daily Current Affairs 15 Nov 2015 ( Daily News India)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 NOV 2015
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1. WORLD PNEUMONIA DAY WAS OBSERVED ON 12th NOVEMBER
i. World Pneumonia Day was observed on 12th November across the world.
ii. Theme of the day is Every Breath Counts: Stop Pneumonia Now.
iii. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of pneumonia, promote prevention and treatment and generate action to fight the illness.
iv. Pneumonia is an infection affecting lungs and it leads to symptoms like cough and phlegm, fever, chills, vomiting and breathing difficulty.

2. CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITER KAMALA LAXMAN PASSED AWAY
i. Famous writer of children’s books Kamala Laxman passed away in Pune.
ii. She was widow of legendary cartoonist R K Laxman.
iii. Some famous books written by kamala laxman are: The Thama Stories, Raman of Tenali & Other Stories, Thama and His Missing Mother etc

3. BRITAIN ANNOUNCED ‘2017 AS THE UK-INDIA YEAR OF CULTURE’
i.2017is announced as the UK-India Year of Culture by Britain.
ii. Britain announced it to mark the 70th Anniversary of Indian Independence.
iii. To mark this day Britain government will send Shakespeare’s First Folio and the 800 year old Magna Carta to tour India.

 4. ‘NAVAL SHIP VISHWAKARMA’ COMMISSIONED INTO INDIAN NAVY
i. INS Vishwakarma, the Shipwright School is commissioned into  Indian Navy.
ii. INS Vishwakarma was commissioned in keeping with the Navy’s thrust towards indigenisation and ‘Make in India’ initiative
 iii. Shipwright School  was established in 1941 at INS Shivaji for training shipwright artificers of Indian Navy.  
CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF: ADMIRAL RK DHOWAN

5. PM NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATES AMBEDKAR MEMORIAL IN LONDON
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the recently acquired Ambedkar memorial in London
ii. Maharashtra Government  recently acquired ambedkar’s  house at King Henry’s Road in London, United Kingdom.
iii. Maharashtra government had bought this house in London where social reformer and architect of the Indian Constitution Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar had stayed as a student in the 1920s.
 iv. Now it is converted into an international memorial consisting of a public museum and a library owing to its cultural and national importance and pride of millions of people of India.


GK Quiz Based on Newspapers -12,13,14,15,16 Nov. 2015

GK QUIZ BASED ON NEWSPAPERS-12, 13, 14, 15, 16 NOV 2015
SR.
DAILY GK QUIZ
ANSWER
1.
Who is appointed as vice-chairman of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
RaghuramRajan
2.
Number of sectors of Indian economy where in Government relaxed the FDI norms in November 2015
15
3.
Name of Bhutan's Prime Minister who is on a visit to India in November & is the Chief Guest of India Ideas Conclave in Goa
Tshering Tobgay
4.
What is theme of India Foundation’s India Ideas Conclave held at Goa
Learning from Civilisation
5.
Name of Indian-origin barrister in UK, who is sworn-in as a Circuit Judge in the UK
Kalyani Kaul
6.
What is The theme of 12th Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting (ASEM FMM12) that took place in Luxembourg in November 2015 
Working Together for a Sustainable and Secure Future
7.
Name of Liberian teenager who in November 2015 was awarded with the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize 2015
Abraham M. Keita
8.
Which agency released the World Energy Outlook 2015 November 2015 
International Energy Agency (IEA)
9.
In the latest World Energy Outlook 2015 released in November 2015, India's import of oil will easily exceed the European Union by which year
2040
10
Defence Minister ManoharParikkar dedicated which long range maritime patrol aircraft at the Naval Air base in RajaliArakkonam

P8i
11.
Which village of Assam’s KarbiAnglong district gave the ‘Right of Passage’ to elephants in an effort to secure a crucial elephant corridor in the Northeast
Ram Terang village
12.
The former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor who is appointed as Executive Director on the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) 
Subir Gokarn
13.
Indigenously made communications satellite that was launched successfully in November 2015 by European Ariane 5 VA-227 launch vehicle
GSAT-15
14.
Former intelligence chief of Croatia whose HDZ party won the parliamentary elections of Croatia in November 2015
TomislavKaramarko
15.
Which cricketer in November 2015 became the first cricketer in Ranji Trophy history to notch up 10000 runs
WasimJaffer
16.
Rank of Indian men hockey team in the latest released global hockey rankings
6th
17.
Rank of Indian women hockey team in the latest released global hockey rankings
13th
18.
Novak Djokovic defeat which player to win the Paris Masters for the third straight year
Andy Murray
19.
Which country will host the 17th Under-17 (U-17) FIFA Football World Cup in 2017
India
20.
Conference of Power, New Renewable Energy and Mines Ministers of States and Union Territories held in November 2015 in
Kochi, Kerala
21.
Name of Mobile App launched by Union Human Resource Development Minister SmritiIrani in November 2015 to identify areas of improvement in students, teachers and curriculum to facilitate and implement change
Saaransh
22.
Power Ministers of all States and Union Territories in November 2015 unanimously resolved to achieve the 24x7 Power For All by which year ?
2019
23.
What is the name of the remote sensing satellite launched by China in November 2015 is 
Yaogan-28
24.
The joint military exercise between India and Russia in Rajasthan is codenamed?
INDRA 2015
25.
Who is the winner of the 32nd Indian Oil Surjit Hockey Tournament
Indian Railways
26.
The year by which renewable energy supply will double in major economies of the world as per a study released by World Resource Institute

2030
27.
What is the Name of the book released by ISRO to commemorate the second anniversary of Mars Orbiter Spacecraft launch
From Fishing Hamlet to Red Planet
28.
Web portal launched by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) to host educational resources for students, teachers, parents, researchers and educators –
e-Pathshala
29.
Name of the web portal for comprehensive school evaluation which enables the schools to evaluate their performance in more focused and strategic manner 
Shaala Siddhi
30.
The amount of package announced by Prime Minister NarendraModi in November 2015 for Jammu & Kashmir –
80000 crore
31.
The cricketers who in November 2015 became the first cricketers to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange
Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne
32.
Which country was provisionally suspended from track and field events by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) due to doping allegations against the country’s athletes, coaches, trainers, doctors and officials.
Russia
33.
Name of  Advanced Torpedo Defence System  developed by DRDO which was handed over to the Navy
Maareech
34.
International Day for Tolerance observed on
16-Novemner
35.
The Shipwright School, a premier technical establishment, was in November 2015 is commissioned as
Indian Naval Ship (INS) Vishwakarma
36.
Who won the Brazilian Grand Prix
NicoRosberg
37.
Children's books writer who passed away recently and is famous for stories such as Thama and His Missing Mother and tales of Tenali Raman
Kamala Laxman
38.
Who defeated SainaNehwal to clinch Women’s Singles title at China Open Superseries
Xuerui Li
39.
World Pneumonia Day was observed on 12 November 2015 across the world with the theme
NowEvery Breath Counts: Stop Pneumonia
40.
The  Summit on Migration was held in November 2015 at
Valletta, Malta.
41.
Terrorists attacked in Paris killing around 130 civilians,majority of the deaths occurred while people watching a friendly football match between France and Germany at Stade de France (National Stadium of France) and
The Bataclan concert venue

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