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Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 02 November – 06 November 2015

Nov 7, 2015 19:00 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader recap of the important current affairs of the week 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.

  • Ground Zero Summit 2015 on Information Security in Asia was inaugurated on 6 November 2015 with the theme - Digital India – Securing Digital India
  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on 5 November 2015 announced to have 50 digital hamlets by the end of year – 2016
  • Microsoft's 'Future Unleashed’ summit was held from 5 November to 6 November 2015 in – Mumbai
  • The Union Cabinet on 5 November 2015 approved India’s request for accession to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons of - Council of Europe
  • This village of Maharashtra called ‘capital of malnutrition’ will be the first digital village in the country - Arisal
  • The 21st International Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications will be organised from 3 to 7 January 2016 in – Bengaluru
  • The Union Cabinet on 5 November 2015 approved amendment to the Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) signed between India and - Turkmenistan
  • The scheme approved by the Union Cabinet to revive Power Distribution companies is - Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna
  • The state which on 5 November 2015 proposed 1656 crore rupees AMRUT Action Plan to improve urban infrastructure is – Madhya Pradesh
  • The female politician sworn in as the first female Vice President of Tanzania is - Samia Suluhu
  • The veteran film, television and stage actor who on 5 November 2015 was honoured with the Vishnudas Bhave Award is - Vikram Gokhale
  • The state which passed 8000 crore rupees budget to provide relief to drought-hit farmers is – Madhya Pradesh
  • Team that topped the FIFA world ranking for the first time on 5 November 2015 - Belgium
  • The book titled Rebooting India: Realizing a Billion Aspirations is authored by - Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah
  • Bosnian and Serbian governments on 4 November 2015 held their first joint session in Saravejo since the end of - Bosnian War in 1995
  • The outstanding Malayali poet and lyricist who was awarded the Pushkin Medal, a state decoration of Russia - Ottaplakkal Nambiyadikkal Velu Kurup
  • State that launched policy on agro-processing and agro-marketing 5 November 2015 - Rajasthan
  • Person appointed as the Managing Director of the Oxford University Press India (OUPI) on 5 November 2015 - V Sivaramakrishnan
  • The bonus amount approved by the Union Cabinet for rabi pulses of 2015-16 season over and above the recommendations of the CACP  - 75 rupees per quintal
  • The Pan-IIT and IISc joint research project launched by PM Narendra Modi on 5 November 2015 is – Imprint India
  • This country committed 2 billion euros to fund smart cities mission of India - France
  • Uttar Pradesh will celebrate the first Non-Resident Indian (NRI) day in the city - Agra
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a penalty of 1-crore rupees on this bank for non-adherence of Know Your Customer (KYC) norm on 5 November 2015 - Dhanlaxmi Bank
  • King Digital acquired by Activision Blizzard at the cost of 5.9 billion dollars  is the maker of popular gaming franchise - Candy Crush
  • Number of World’s Most Powerful People mentioned in the 2015 Forbes list released on 4 November 2015 – 73
  • She was ranked the second most powerful person on the Forbes list of World's Most Powerful People 2015 – Angela Merkel
  • Diplomat appointed as Indian High Commissioner to United Kingdom on 31 October 2015 -Navtej Singh Sarna
  • Indian-born Sikh sworn-in as Defence Minister of Canada on 4 November 2015 - Harjit Sajjan
  • Metro Project that won International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) rating for efficient energy management on 1 November 2015 - Delhi Metro
  • China's President Xi Jinping two-day visits to Vietnam will be the first such meeting since Taiwan split from the mainland after - Chinese civil war in 1949
  • Scientists have developed highly uniform 'blocks' of embryonic stem cells through this method - 3-D printing method
  • The Secretary of this Ministry will chair the Empowered Committee constituted to approve schemes approved under Nirbhaya Fund – Women and Child Development
  • The sate whose Irrigation Minister announced to link all important rivers in the state – Andhra Pradesh
  • As per Hotels.com’s Hotel Price Index (HPI) report, best value on 5-star hotels at the global level is offered in city – New Delhi
  • Name of the technology incubator of the Telangana Government inaugurated by Ratan Tata – T-Hub
  • The drone-based delivery service technology that is being developed by Google is code named - Project Wing
  • Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on recommended this senior most judge of the Supreme Court as his successor on 4 November 2015 – Justice TS Thakur
  • Vice President Hamid Ansari visit to Brunei was delayed by a day due to volcanic ash from the eruption of a volcano - Mt Rinjani, Bali
  • Tata Motors signed this iconic football player as Global Brand Ambassador for its passenger vehicles—Leonal Messi
  • The Bankruptacy Law Reforms Committee that submitted its report on 4 November 2015 was headed by--T K Viswanathan
  • The proposed Jalore inland shipping port by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is located in—Rajasthan
  • Maldives government on 4 November 2015 declared a state of emergency for a period of 30 days citing threat to national security under - Article 253 of Maldivian constitution
  • Former Pakistan Cricket Captain announced to retire from International Test Cricket on 3 November 2015 - Shoaib Malik
  • Norway on 3 November 2015 reopened its Consulate General after four decades of its closure in 1973 in - Mumbai
  • Jharkhand government on 3 November 2015 decided to give rebate to women on stamp duty and also in registration of land by - 10 percent
  • The Odisha government on 3 November 2015 announced a scheme for the construction workers of the state under which they will get one lakh rupees for building house - Nirman Shramik Pucca Ghar Yojana
  • Israel passed an amended country's civil law so as to imprison people throwing rocks at Israeli troops, civilians or vehicles with a minimum sentence of – Three years
  • A rare tropical cyclone that slammed into Yemen, triggering heavy flooding and causing damage in the region – Cyclone Chapala
  • Chinese Vice President who arrived in Aurangabad, Maharashtra on 3 November 2015 on a five-day visit to India is - Li Yuanchao
  • A group of citizen scientists obtained the first photographic record of the Dracula ant from Kerala belonging to species - Stigmatomma
  • Indian State that introduced a new segment of highly-skilled workers who will be eligible for a minimum daily wage of 450 rupees on 3 November 2015 – Assam
  • Tollywood comedian who died on 2 November 2015 and was known for the role of Pottiraju - Kondavalasa Lakshman Rao
  • The female jockey who became the first female jockey to win Melbourne Cup is - Michelle Payne
  • This state relaxed its norm on two-child policy for government employees on 3 November 2015– Rajasthan
  • The scheme approved by the Maharashtra Government to provide free hot cooked meal to pregnant and lactating women is - APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna
  • The Bollywood actor selected to be the chief guest of the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is – Anil Kapoor
  • The acclaimed film director chosen to head the jury of 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) – Shekhar Kapur
  • This country is the focus of the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) scheduled to be held in Goa from 20 November 2015 - Spain
  • The state which decided to bring transgender under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 – Odisha
  • Registering its fastest growth in four months, in September 2015, eight core industries of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) grew by—3.2%
  • This district of Himachal Pradesh saw the conclusion of Paragliding World Cup on 31 October 2015 in—Kangra
  • This boxer was ranked World No 2 in 56 kg boxing category—Shiva Thapa
  • The 21st ministerial meeting of BASIC countries on Climate Change was held in—Beijing
  • The 22nd ministerial meeting of BASIC countries on Climate Change will be held in 2016 in—India
  • National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) released vision 2025 to reach the production target of—100 MT by 2021-22
  • This country is identified as the most black money friendly in the world as per the Global Financial Secrecy Index released on 2 November 2015 —Switzerland
  • Global Financial Secrecy Index 2015 was released by the advocacy group—Tax Justice Network
  • Jimmy Morales was elected as the president of –Guatemala
  • He resigned as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Indian Premier League on 3 November 2015 - Sundar Raman
  • This project of Google approved by the Union government provides internet via balloons – Project Loon
  • They were named Best Swimmers of the 69th senior National Aquatic Championships 2015 that concluded in Rajkot on 2 November 2015 – Mana Patel and Virdhawal Khade
  • To help strengthen bilateral defence tie, the special forces of the US and Nepalese armies on 2 November 2015 launched a month-long joint military training codenamed – Balance Nail 16-01
  • The Meghalaya High Court on 2 November 2015 asked the Union government to enforce the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, (AFSPA) 1958 in – Garo Hills region of the state
  • To protect the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles that nests along the coast during winters Odisha Government on 2 November 2015 imposed a seven-month ban on fishing along the coast under – Orissa Marine Fishing Regulation Act (OMFRA), 1982 and Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
  • The language which in the first week of November 2015 became the third most common language in the House of Commons of Canada is – Punjabi
  • The international food event that kicked off on 3 November 2015 in the capital city of Meghalaya is – Indigenous Terra Madre
  • The All India Radio's programme on child labour bagged the first prize under the Community Service Announcement category at the – Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prizes 2015
  • The country which removed knights and dames title from the honour system is – Australia
  • Guinness World Record holder who on 29 October 2015 made a new record by breaking 92 green coconuts within a minute with his elbow – Keshab Swain
  • An Indian Coast Guard Ship that was commissioned on 1 November 2015 by Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba PVSM at Naval Base in Kochi – ICGS Arinjay
  • Country that launched a Counter-Espionage Public Hotline to report on suspected foreign spies on 1 November 2015 – China
  • The country which in November 2015 unveiled World War –I (WW I) memorial to honour Sikh soldiers – The United Kingdom
  • India’s rank in the Legatum Prosperity Index 2015 released on 2 November 2015 – 99
  • The most prosperous country in the Legatum Prosperity Index 2015 – Norway
  • China’s central bank on 2 November 2015 devalued Yuan currency by – 0.54 percent
  • Suresh N Patel was appointed as the Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of this nationalized bank – Andhra Bank
  • Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram inaugurated National Tribal Crafts Mela in New Delhi on 2 November 2015 - Aadishilp
  • First international film festival for the persons with disabilities (IFFPD) will be held from 1 - 3 December 2015 in - Delhi
  • He assumed charge as the second Commanding Officer of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on 2 November 2015 - Captain Krishna Swaminathan  
  • Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) on 2 November 2015 launched this product to facilitate dominance of Digital India Initiative - Gyansetu
  • World Telecom Event of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was inaugurated in October 2015 at - Budapest, Hungary
  • The committee appointed by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) to draft New Education Policy is headed by – TSR Subramanian
  • Beginning from 31 October 2015, sexual assault on men was declared as crime in – China
  • Brijmohan Lall Munjal who died on 1 November 2015 is the founder of – Hero Group
  • World No 1 doubles tennis pair Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on 1 November 2015 won ninth doubles title of the season - Singapore Open
  • Party that won the parliamentary elections of Turkey on 2 November 2015 is – Justice and Development Party (AKP)
  • Facebook partnered with state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) to create 100 WiFi hotspots in rural areas of - Western and Southern India
  • Anil Kumar Jha on 1 November 2015 took over the charge of Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of – Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL)
  • Professor Virendra Nath Misra who died on 31 October 2015 is – a renowned archaeologist
  • New Zealand defeated Australia on 31 October 2015 at Twickenham Stadium in London to win the Rugby World Cup for - Third time
  • National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on 29 October 2015 capped prices of 18 drug formulations under – Drugs Prices Control Order (DPCO) 2013
  • Flight 7K9268 of Airbus A321 operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia (Metrojet) crashed on 31 October 2015 in – Egypt's Sinai Peninsula
  • 2015 Mexican Grand Prix Formula 1 title was won by – Nico Rosberg of Germany
  • Name of the telecom company merged with Relaince Communications on 2 November 2015 - MTS India
  • Name of the Rugby World Cup won by Newzealnd on 31 October 2015 - Webb Ellis Cup
  • She claimed her maiden title by winning the women singles title of Singapore Open on 1 November 2015 - Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland
  • This Asian country with a brand value of 2.1 billion dollars is the world's seventh most valued nation brand - India
  • This country is world's most valued nation brand as per Brand Finance - The United States of America (USA)
  • Foundation Day of these States was celebrated on 1 November 2015 - Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Karnataka, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh
  • Cruise Missile BrahMos was test-fired on 1 November 2015 from this stealth warship - INS Kochi

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