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November 2018 Current Affairs

Ministry of Renewable Energy prepares draft of Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme

Nov 14, 2018
The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in consultation with National Institute of Wind Energy Chennai has prepared a draft of a new scheme called Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme. The draft scheme enlists the guidelines for the benefit of all the stakeholders from concept to lifetime of a wind turbine.

Delhi Air Pollution: NGT forms committee to check air quality during functions at hotels, banquets

Nov 14, 2018
The NGT was hearing a plea filed by Westend Green Farms Society alleging that banquets and marriage halls operating in Mahipalpur and Rajokri near Indira Gandhi International Airport were causing vehicular congestion and environment pollution.

Government to release Rs 75 commemorative coin to mark anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Bose

Nov 14, 2018
During his visit to Andaman in on December 30, 1943, Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the Tricolor for the first time on free Indian soil at Cellular Jail of Port Blair, much before India attained Independence declaring the island as the free territory from the British rule.

Flipkart co-founder, CEO Binny Bansal steps down

Nov 13, 2018
Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal has announced his resignation as the CEO of the group, effective immediately. The decision came to light after Flipkart and Walmart released a statement informing the same.

Current Affairs in Short: 13 November 2018

Nov 13, 2018
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch the modern communication satellite GSAT-29 onboard the rocket GSLV-Mark-Three. The flight would take place from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 November 2018

Nov 13, 2018
Amnesty International has stripped Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ award, over her indifference to atrocities committed by the Myanmar military against an increasing intolerance of freedom of expression.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 13 November 2018

Nov 13, 2018
The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Samudra Shakti exercise, ‘Notes of a Dream’ biography and World Buddhist Forum among others.

Government sets up National Data Repository

Nov 13, 2018
The Union Government has set up a state of -the- art National Data Repository. With the introduction of the National Data Repository, India has joined the league of countries like UK and Norway which have a National Data Repository for the upstream sector.

Indian Navy - Indonesian Navy bilateral exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ begins

Nov 13, 2018
The exercise began with a Harbour Phase scheduled from November 12 to 15 encompassing planning and briefing on various activities, professional interactions, cross deck visits, sports fixtures and social interactions.

Government approves constitution of new boards of Governors for IIMs

Nov 13, 2018
The Union Government has approved the process of constitution of new boards of Governors for 20 IIMs. The process is in accordance with the provisions of Section 10 of the IIM Act 2017. The Act is a historical step of the Government that for the first time provided comprehensive autonomy to the higher educational institutions.

India’s Department of Biotechnology, Wellcome Trust of UK complete 10 year of partnership

Nov 13, 2018
The partnership was announced in 2008. The aim of setting up the fellowship jointly with Wellcome Trust was to create a system comparable to the best in the world, taking India on the path of becoming a leader in key areas of life sciences and biomedical research.

ISPRL, ADNOC sign MoU to explore storage of crude oil at Padur

Nov 13, 2018
India is an important oil market and the MoU underscores the strategic energy partnership between the UAE and India that leverages the UAE and ADNOC’s expertise and oil resources. Under the agreement, ADNOC is expected to store crude in compartments at Padur.

Amnesty International strips Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi of 'Ambassador of Conscience' Award

Nov 13, 2018
Suu Kyi, the Burmese State Counsellor, has been widely criticised for turning a blind eye to the violence and military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state that forced more than 700000 Rohingya Muslims to seek refuge in Bangladesh, creating one of the world's biggest refugee crisis.

Union Environment Minister launches Global Cooling Prize

Nov 13, 2018
The Global Cooling Innovation Summit was inaugurated by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on November 12 in New Delhi. The two-day summit is a first-of-its-kind solutions-focused event, which has been organised to explore concrete means to address the climate threat that comes from the growing demand from room air conditioners.

Pneumonia may kill over 17 lakh children in India by 2030: Study

Nov 12, 2018
More than 17 lakh children in India are likely to die of pneumonia by 2030, despite the infection being easily curable, as per a global study released by UK-based NGO 'Save the Children'. The study found that the infectious disease is likely to kill over one crore children under five by 2030.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 12 November 2018

Nov 12, 2018
12 November 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like 33rd ASEAN Summit, National Education Day and Global Cooling Innovation Summit among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 12 November 2018

Nov 12, 2018
The Supreme Court has declined early hearing of petitions in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul said it had already listed the appeals before the appropriate bench in January.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 November 2018

Nov 12, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 12, 2018 inaugurated an Inland Multi-Modal Terminal Port on river Ganga at Ramnagar in Varanasi. Constructed at the cost of Rs 207 crore, this inland waterways terminal is the first of the four Multi-Modal Terminals being constructed on National Waterways-I on River Ganga.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Inland Multi-Modal Terminal Port in Varanasi

Nov 12, 2018
Constructed at the cost of Rs 207 crore, this inland waterways terminal is the first of the four Multi-Modal Terminals being constructed on National Waterways-I on River Ganga as part of the World Bank-aided Jal Marg Vikas project of the Inland Waterways Authority of India.

Ladakh’s LAMO Centre wins UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award, 2 Mumbai projects get Honourable Mention

Nov 12, 2018
Apart from Ladakh’s centre, two Mumbai projects fetched Honourable Mention under the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards. These two projects are Rajabai Clock Tower & University of Mumbai Library Building of Mumbai; and Ruttonsee Muljee Jetha Fountain, both belonging to the colonial-era.

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