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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 18 November 2015

Nov 18, 2015 19:00 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings the One Liners in new avatar which intends to provide the reader a tool to recap and revise the important current affairs of the day in bulleted form. This will be very useful for the aspirants in their preparation for different competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and etc.

• The Union Cabinet on 18 November 2015 approved the signing of the Tripartite Agreement among India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) on the IBSA Fund for - Alleviation of Poverty and Hunger

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 18 November 2015 inaugurated the 6th Global Focal Point Conference on Asset Recovery in - Delhi

• India's internet user base will become the second-largest after China by 2015 and will touch - 402 million

• This island of Greece was hit by 6.1 magnitude earthquake on 17 November 2015 - Lefkada

• Name of the supercomputer of China that emerged as the fastest in the world for the sixth consecutive time in November 2015 – Tianhe -2

• This country was in November 2015 designated to host the peace talks between the opposition and the Syrian president – Saudi Arabia

•  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 18 November 2015 inaugurated the 21st Conference of CBI and State ACB and vigilance bureaus in - Delhi

• The Chinese company to sign a pact with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to set up a plant for manufacturing solar cells and solar modules at Atchutapuram, Visakhapatnam district- Trina Solar

• The tribal conclave organised by the Tata Group in Jamshedpur is - Samvaad 2015

• The theme with which the World Antibiotic Awareness Week was launched by the WHO on 16 November 2015 – Antibiotics: Handle with Care

• Airlines imposed with penalties for concerted action in fixing and revising Fuel Surcharge (FSC) for transporting cargo on 17 November 2015 - Jet Airways (India) Ltd, InterGlobe Aviation Limited and Spice Jet Limited

• Person appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Standard Chartered Bank, India on 17 November 2015 - Zarin Daruwala

• State that will host the first International Qawwali Festival called ‘Taali Ho’ in February 2016 - Delhi

• The famous American professional baseball catcher, manager and coach to be conferred with the 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom – Yogi Berra

• Name of the first satellite of the EKS (Tundra) satellite system that was launched by Russia on 17 November 2015 – Kosmos 2510

• The former Chief of the Research and Analysis Wing who died on 17 November 2015 in Bengaluru is - K Sankaran Nair

• The senior scribe who passed away on 16 November 2015 in New Delhi is - Hemendra Narain

• He was on 13 November 2015 elected to Board of Governors of World Water Council- Prithvi Raj Singh

• India in November 2015 signed a draft Memorandum of Understanding on passenger and cruise vessel movement with – Bangladesh

• Secretary general of Indian Red Cross Society Satya Paul Agarwal who died on 17 November 2015 was an eminent – Neurosurgeon

• Head of the Inquiry panel appointed by the Delhi Government that submitted its report on alleged financial irregularities in DDCA – Chetan Sanghi

• Union Minister who on 17 November 2015 became the first Indian to be designated as the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Champion for the Asia Region by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) - Kiren Rijiju

• This State government decided to set up a committee headed by a retired judge for annual verification of the accounts of private schools – Delhi

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