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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 19 November 2015

Nov 19, 2015 19:03 IST

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• International Men's Day (IMD) was celebrated on 19 November 2015 with theme - Make a Difference for Men and Boys

• Country that blocked social media platform Facebook and online messaging and calling services WhatsApp and Viber on security grounds on 18 November 2015 - Bangladesh

• Percentage of disinvestment in Coal India Limited (CIL) approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 18 November 2015 - 10 percent

• Scheme launched by Union Government on 18 November 2015 under the National Manufacturing Policy, 2011 to boost MSME sector - Technology Acquisition and Development Fund (TADF)

• The Judge of the Supreme Court who was appointed as the Chief Justice of India (CJI) by the President of India  - Justice Tirath Singh Thakur

• The Union Cabinet in November 2015 approved the setting up of National Resource Facility for Bio-medical Research in - Hyderabad

• India’s new Ambassador to China appointed in November 2015  – Vijay Keshav Gokhale

• Indian cyclists on 18 November 2015 won five medals on the opening day of Track Asia Cup which was held at - IG Stadium Complex Velodrome, New Delhi

• Indian and Vietnam on 18 November 2015 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of – Animal Health

• This country on 18 November 2015 became the first country to constitute a National Resource Panel on Resource Efficiency - India

• The number of districts declared drought-hit by Uttar Pradesh Government on 18 November 2015 - 50

• The Union Cabinet on 18 November 2015 gave its approval for the ratification and submitting of the Articles of Agreement (AoA) of - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

• Union Cabinet on 18 November 2015 approved to complete the implementation of Crime and Criminals Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) by the year  - March 2017

• This project will revamp the Criminal Justice System through integrating CCTNS with e-Courts, e-prisons, Forensics and Prosecution - Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS)

• Union Cabinet on 18 November 2015 approved four rail line projects at a cost of around 8351 crore rupees in - Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh

• The scheme approved by CCEA under which all exports of MSME and 416 tariff lines will get an interest subvention up to 3 percent with effect from 1 April 2015 - Interest Equalisation Scheme

• West Bengal Transport Minister who resigned from the State Cabinet on 18 November 2015 due to his involvement in Saradha chit fund scam - Madan Mitra

• The Minister authorised to modify existing guidelines for the Policy on bilateral Official Development Assistance for Development Corporation with bilateral partners - Union Finance Minister

• The foreign language approved by Union Cabinet on 18 November 2015 to be taught in Kendriya Vidyalayas as an additional language – German

• The signing of the revised Air Services Agreement was approved by the Union Cabinet on 18 November 2015 with this country – New Zealand

• Union Cabinet on 18 November 2015 approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Germany on – Security Cooperation

• With this country Union Cabinet on 18 November 2015 approved the amendment to Agreement on Double Taxation Avoidance – Kuwait

• Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on 18 November 2015 approved the extension of India Development and Economic Assistance Scheme for another – 5 years (2015-16 to 2019-20)

• The states for which Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation on 18 November 2015 approved construction of 228204 houses for urban poor under the Housing for All mission - Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan

• The emoji that was declared as Word of the Year 2015 by Oxford Dictionary – Tear of Joy

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