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Sunday, November 17, 2019

DAILY GK 14 NOV 2019

DAILY GK 14 NOV 2019
1.    SCO’s Heads of government council meet 2020 
ü Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) Vladimir Norov, announced that India would host the 19th council of heads of government in 2020. The meeting will be organized in New Delhi. This is the first time India will be hosting the meeting after its admission into SCO as a member in 2017.

2.    President’s rule enforced in Maharashtra
ü President Ram nath kovind approves Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s recommendation on deadlock of govt formation.
ü Article 356 of the Constitution provides for the imposition of President’s Rule in a state in “case of failure of the constitutional machinery in the state”.

3.    Ayodhya verdict: Disputed land allocated for temple
ü Supreme Court  gave its final judgment on the long disputed Ayodhya case to construct a Ram temple at Ayodhya site in Uttar Pradesh. It has also directed the centre to allocate a separate land of 5 acres for the Sunni Waqf Board for building a Mosque.
ü The 5-member SC constitution bench, comprised of justices Sharad Arvind Bobde, Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, Abdul Nazeer and Ranjan Gogoi (head).

4.    27th Conference of COCSSO
ü Conference of Central and State Statistical Organizations (COCSSO) was held in Kolkata, West Bengal.The theme of this conference was “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. Prof. Bimal K Roy, Chairman, National  statistical commission (NSC) inaugurated this conference.

5.    India-ASEAN Business Summit 2019
ü India-ASEAN Business Summit 2019 based on the theme “Today, Tomorrow, Together” held at LPS Auditorium in PHD House, New Delhi.

6.    Brown to Green Report 2019
ü Among the G20 nations, India was the only country close to the 1.5 degree celsius temperature rise pathway.80% of the global greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions were from the G20 nations. It accounted for 85% of the global Gross Domestic Product(GDP).

7.    UNICEF’s Fighting for Breath report 2019
ü As per ,“Fighting for Breath- A call to action on childhood pneumonia” released by UNICEF and charity groups Save the Children & Every Breath Counts Coalition , Pneumonia is one of the leading killers of children in India, claiming more than 14 children under the age of 5 years every hour in 2018.
ü Top countries responsible for more than half of child pneumonia deaths includes Nigeria (162,000), India (127,000), Pakistan (58,000).

8.    Arvind sawant resigns
ü Prakash Javadekar has been given an additional charge of the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises after Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant stepped down from the post due to the consequences between BJP & Shiv sena over government formation in Maharashtra.

9.    NASA renames Ultima thule to Arrokoth
ü NASA has renamed a distant space rock Ultima Thule, to Arrokoth. It is the farthest cosmic body ever visited by a spacecraft, Arrokoth or “sky” is a name of the Native American Powhatan language following a significant backlash over the old name’s Nazi connotations.

10. Sri Lanka declared match fixing a crime
ü Sri Lanka has become the first South Asian nation to bring match-fixing cases to the category of crime as its parliament passed a bill related to ‘Prevention of Offences Related to Sports’.

11. World Kindness Day-November 13 2019



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