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Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 09 November – 13 November 2015

Nov 14, 2015 19:16 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.

  • The person appointed as vice-chairman of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) - Raghuram Rajan
  • Number of sectors of Indian economy wherein the Union Government relaxed the FDI norms on 10 November 2015 - 15
  • The Parliament of this country on 12 November 2015 approved an amendment to the country’s Labour Code prohibiting all forms of discrimination at the workplace including discrimination against homosexuals – Ukraine
  • Bhutan's Prime Minister who is on a visit to India from 13 November 2015 will be the Chief Guest of India Ideas Conclave in Goa - Tshering Tobgay
  • India Foundation’s India Ideas Conclave at Goa will be held with the theme - Learning from Civilisation
  • Indian-origin barrister in UK, who was sworn-in as a Circuit Judge in the UK on 9 November 2015 - Kalyani Kaul
  • The theme of 12th Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting (ASEM FMM12) took place in Luxembourg on 5-6 November 2015 - Working Together for a Sustainable and Secure Future
  • The 20th anniversary of the 11th ASEM Summit (ASEM11) is scheduled to be held in 2016 at - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Liberian teenager who on 10 November 2015 was awarded with the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize 2015 - Abraham M. Keita
  • In the central scenario of World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2015, a tightening oil balance will lead to a price around 80 dollars per barrel by the year – 2020
  • This agency released the World Energy Outlook 2015 on 10 November 2015 - International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Sameer Panda led Indian team won NASA award in the Create the Future Design Contest- 2015 of NASA Tech Brief for the technology  - Burst Prevention & Puncture Curative (BPPC)
  • According to World Energy Outlook 2015 released on 10 November 2015, India's import of oil will easily exceed those of the European Union by the year - 2040
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar dedicated this long range maritime patrol aircraft at the Naval Air base in Rajali Arakkonam - P8i
  • Northeast India’s first exclusive hospital for elephants has been established at - Kaziranga National Park, Assam
  • This village of Assam’s Karbi Anglong district gave the ‘Right of Passage’ to elephants in an effort to secure a crucial elephant corridor in the Northeast - Ram Terang village
  • The former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor who was appointed as an Executive Director on the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in November 2015 is – Subir Gokarn
  • The International Civil Aviation Negotiations (ICAN) 2015 was held in this city in October 2015 – Antalya, Turkey
  • Indigenously made communications satellite GSAT-15 was launched successfully on 11 November 2015 by - European Ariane 5 VA-227 launch vehicle
  • Former intelligence chief of Croatia whose HDZ party won the parliamentary elections of Croatia on 9 November 2015 – Tomislav Karamarko
  • The Prime Minister of Croatia whose Social Democrat (SDP) party came second in the parliamentary elections held on 8 November 2015 – Zoran Milanovic
  • This party of Croatia may prove to be the kingmaker in the formation of government in Croatia with 19 seats it won in parliamentary elections held on 8 November 2015 – MOST or Bridge party
  • Current president of BCCI Shashank Manohar was nominated to replace Narayanaswami Srinivasan as the chairman of - International Cricket Council (ICC)
  • A court of Belgium on 10 November 2015 asked a social networking site to stop tracking the country's Internet users who are not its members of – Facebook
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on 10 November 2015 commissioned the India Coast Guard off Shore patrol vessel (OPV) - ‘Samarth’ at Vasco in Goa
  • Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, who was on 9 November 2015 appointed as the ethics officer (ombudsman) at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - Justice Ajit Prakash Shah
  • Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha that was excluded by BCCI from the list of newly declared Test venues is - Barabati
  • Paris-based think tank OECD predicted that Indian economy in FY 2015-16 is expected to expand by - 7.2 percent
  • Bank that signed 273 million US dollar loan agreement with Indian Government to continue improving rural roads in the States of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal - Asian Development Bank
  • Company awarded with the Letter of Award for setting up of Diesel Locomotive Factory (DLF) at Marhowra, Bihar by Indian Railways - GE Global Sourcing India Pvt Limited
  • The country which was found guilty by a World Anti Doping Agency appointed Independent Commission for helping its athletes in doping - Russia
  • The theme for World Science Day for Peace and Development 2015 - Science for a Sustainable Future
  • This missile testing range Wheeler Island in Odisha was renamed in September 2015 after the name of - Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
  • As per a World Bank study released in November 2015, climate change could create - 100 million poor
  • This cricketer on 8 November 2015 became the first cricketer in Ranji Trophy history to notch up 10000 runs-- Wasim Jaffer
  • Rank of Indian men and women hockey team in the latest released global hockey rankings – 6th, 13th
  • The 16th Under-17 (U-17) FIFA Football World Cup closing ceremony was held on 8 November 2015 in the country – Chile
  • Novak Djokovic on 8 November 2015 beat this Briton to win the Paris Masters for the third straight year and a record fourth time overall – Andy Murray
  • This country will host the 17th Under-17 (U-17) FIFA Football World Cup in 2017 – India
  • Person appointed as Director General of Police (DGP) of Odisha on 8 November 2015 - Kanwar Brajesh Singh
  • This country won the U-17 FIFA Football World Cup 2015 by defeating Mali in the final on 8 November 2015 – Nigeria
  • The annual Remembrance Sunday service in central London was observed on 8 November 2015 to honour those killed in – World War-I
  • Power Ministers of all States and Union Territories on 7 November 2015 unanimously decided to ensure electrification of all the remaining un- electrified villages in mission mode under Deendayal Upadhyaya Grameen Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) by -  31 March 2017
  • The magazine that released the inaugural ‘Global Diversity List’ mentioning 50 global personalities who impacted diversity – The Economist
  • The two day conference of Power, New Renewable Energy and Mines Ministers of States and Union Territories was held from 6 November to 7 November 2015 in – Kochi, Kerala
  • The Indian social activist who is one among the 50 global personalities mentioned in the inaugural Global Diversity List – Bindeshwar Pathak
  • Mobile App launched by Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on 7 November 2015 to identify areas of improvement in students, teachers and curriculum to facilitate and implement change – Saaransh
  • Power Ministers of all States and Union Territories on 7 November 2015 unanimously resolved to achieve the 24x7 Power For All by - 2019 or earliest
  • Person appointed as Interim Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) on 7 November 2015 - Sunil Kumar Jain
  • The Santoor maestro awarded with the Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Shikhar Award for lifetime achievement is - Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma
  • The name of the remote sensing satellite launched by China in November 2015 is - Yaogan-28
  • The joint military exercise between India and Russia which began on 7 November 2015 in Rajasthan is – INDRA 2015
  • The winner of the 32nd Indian Oil Surjit Hockey Tournament is – Indian Railways
  • The American actor who died on 7 November 2015 known for playing the iconic character of Leatherface in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre is – Gunnar Hansen
  • Two day Conference of Power, New Renewable Energy and Mines Ministers of States & UTs held in - Kochi
  • The Committee of Eminent Persons on Joint Entrance Exam was headed by - Prof Ashok Misra
  • The year by which renewable energy supply will double in major economies of the world as per a study released by World Resource Institute - 2030
  • Name of the book released by ISRO to commemorate the second anniversary of Mars Orbiter Spacecraft launch – From Fishing Hamlet to Red Planet
  • Name of the web portal launched by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) to host educational resources for students, teachers, parents, researchers and educators – e-Pathshala
  • Name of the web portal for comprehensive school evaluation which enables the schools to evaluate their performance in more focused and strategic manner – Shaala Siddhi
  • The amount of package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 7 November 2015 for Jammu & Kashmir – 80000 crore rupees
  • The cricketers who on 6 November 2015 became the first cricketers to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange – Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne

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