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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 20 November 2015

Nov 20, 2015 19:01 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 country where 170 people were taken hostages in a hotel by militants on 20 November 2015 – Mali

• The first ever World Indology Conference that will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on 21 November 2015 will be held at - Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

• The number of time JDU leader Nitish Kumar was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Bihar on 20 November 2015 – Five

• The country where the United States (US) reopened its embassy in 24 years on 20 November 2015 - Somalia

• The theme of the six-month long festival of India in Sri Lanka inaugurated in Colombo on 19 November 2015 - Sangam: a confluence of cultures of India and Sri Lanka

• The UN agency that was chosen for 2015 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

• 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Summit concluded on 19 November 2015 in – Manila, Philippines

• The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 19 November 2015 made it mandatory for individuals and companies to take prior approval before acquiring shares or voting rights in a private bank for increasing the aggregate holding to - 5 percent or more

• The loan amount pledged to be financed by Asian Development Bank  for increasing transmission capacity of cross-border electricity link between Bangladesh and India - 120 million dollars

• The country which will host the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in 2016 – Peru

• The Global Gender Gap Report 2015 was released by – World Economic Forum

• Rank of India in the Global Gender Gap 2015 released on 19 November 2015 - 108

• National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) as per an announcement made by Union Government on 19 November 2015 will be set up in - Jhalawar, Rajasthan

• A Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Internet of Things (IoT) was jointly launched by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Intel in the city – Hyderabad

• The Committee set up on revisiting & revitalizing the PPP model of infrastructure development that submitted its report to the Ministry of Finance on 19 November 2015 was headed by - Dr. Vijay Kelkar

• The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 19 November 2015 allowed customers of this bank to avail the internet banking facility - Regional Rural Banks

• The city in which the 2nd World Congress on Disaster Management was inaugurated on 19 November 2015 is - Visakhapatnam

• The country that will host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in 2025 – Republic of Korea

• Percentage of hike recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission in its report on 19 November 2015 - 23.55 percent

• Country that signed agreement with Egypt to build a nuclear power plant on 19 November 2015 – Russia

• Seventh Central Pay Commission that submitted its report to the Ministry of Finance on 19 November 2015 was headed by – Justice (retd) AK Mathur

• The Indian tennis player-turned Hollywood filmmaker on 19 November 2015 was awarded with an honorary doctorate of Arts by the University of East London – Ashok Amritraj

• The long-anticipated book titled ‘Dial D for Don: Inside Stories of CBI Case Missions’ is authored by – Neeraj Kumar

• The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspended Russian Anti-Doping Agency due to - Non-Compliance

• The eleventh seed player who won the second Indiana All India FIDE Rating Chess tournament is - Srishti Pandey

• Former Gujarat Governor and former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) who died on 19 November 2015 at the age of 94 is - Ram Krishna Trivedi

• The two countries refugees that were barred from entering the countries by a bill passed in the US House of Representatives on 19 November 2015 – Syria and Iraq

• Allahabad High court on 19 November 2015 ordered to ban the manufacturing and sale of Chinese thread (Chinese manjha) across Uttar Pradesh made of – Nylon string coated with glass

• Maharashtra government planned to replace all 40 lakh agriculture pumps with energy-efficient ones by - 2019

• The biggest diamond to be found in more than a century has been discovered at a mine in – Botswana

• Former Gujarat Governor and former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ram Krishna Trivedi was the first person to introduce - Voter ID cards in Indian Elections


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