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Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 23 November – 27 November 2015

Nov 28, 2015 18:20 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.

•    India on 27 November 2015 successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile - Agni-I from Dr Abdul Kalam Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast

•    The International Cricket Council appointed four female umpires for - Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier

•    The Reserve Bank of India decided to grant in principle approval to National Payments Corporation of India to function as - Bharat Bill Payment Central Unit in Bharat Bill Payment System

•    The Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant Geete on 26 November 2015 flagged off the 3-Cities Fame India Eco Drive from - Red Fort, New Delhi

•    Noted litterateur and former chairman of Rajasthan Brijbhasha Academy who died on 25 November 2015 - Surendra Upadhyay

•    Woman who became the first woman Prosecutor General of Maldives on 24 November 2015 - Aishath Bisam

•    Joint exercise which was concluded in Delhi on 26 November 2015 and was attended by South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries - SAADMEx 2015

•    Person appointed as the Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) on 26 November 2015 - Uday Bhaskar

•    The Ministry of Urban Development on 26 November 2015 approved an investment of 3120 crore rupees investment plans for basic urban infra boost for 102 cities approved under - Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation

•    The second Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) that was formally handed over to Indian Navy at Kolkata on 26 November 2015 is – Kadmatt

•    State that on 26 November 2015 introduced Working Journalists and Other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions (Delhi Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Assembly is – Delhi

•    First day-night Test will be played at the Adelaide Oval from 27 November to 1 December 2015 with - Pink Kookaburra ball

•    World Robot Olympiad (WRO), 2015 was held in Doha, Qatar from 6 November to 8 November 2015 with theme - Robot Explorers

•    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 24 November 2015 granted in-principle approval to three applicants to set up and operate - Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS)

•    Punjab Congress chief who resigned from his post on 25 November 2015 is - Pratap Singh Bajwa

•    Punjab Congress Legislative Party leader who resigned from his posts on 25 November 2015 is - Sunil Jakhar

•    Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on 26 November 2015 announced to ban the sale of liquor in the state with effect from – 1 April 2016

•    This person was appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Ola cabs on 26 November 2015 - Rajiv Bansal

•    The first observance of Constitution Day was observed across India on 26 November 2015 to mark the adoption of Indian Constitution in the year – 1949

•    The strike range of indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile that was test-fired on 26 November 2015 - 350 km

•    The person known as Father of the White Revolution and Milkman of India, whose birth anniversary was celebrated as National Milk Day on 26 November 2015 - Dr Verghese Kurien

•    Name of the online quiz program launched on 25 November 2015 for Indian Diaspora youth across the globe – Bharat Ko Janiye

•    The specialized organ of United Nations that on 25 November 2015 said the year 2015 is likely to be the warmest year on record – World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

•    During the field work in southern part of Western Ghats, a team of researchers rediscovered a species of bush frog named - Raorchestes flaviventris

•    Person appointed as the President of The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) on 25 November 2015 - Sunil Kanoria

•    Sitting Rajya Sabha MP from Nagaland who passed away on 26 November 2015 and was a successful Industrialist - Khekiho Zhimomi

•    Actor who was on 25 November 2015 titled as Britain’s greatest living movie star as per ShortList magazine - Michael Caine

•    International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was observed across the world on - 25 November

•    The event ‘Orange the world: End violence against women and girls’ was organized under this campaign to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - UNiTE to End Violence against Women

•    The year 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of this Declaration adopted at Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995 – Beijing Declaration

•    During the field work in southern part of Western Ghats, a team of researchers discovered a new species of tree frog named - Ghatixalus magnus

•    A new species of tree frog was discovered from the high ranges of this district of Kerala – Idukki

•    To save critically endangered species from extinction, Chinese scientists in third week of November 2015 unveiled their plan to develop the world’s largest - Animal Cloning Factory

•    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) shifted the issue date of Sovereign Gold Bond by four days to 30 November 2015 to enable their smooth uploading into - RBI’s e-Kuber system

•    Union Government decided to bring down the target year of achieving complete rural road connectivity under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) from 2022 to – 2019

•    Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment on 24 November 2015 announced to launch 10 new/revised schemes for the disabled person under – The National Trust

•    The famous sports personality appointed as chairperson of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) on 24 November 2015 by the Union Ministry of Sports – Anju Bobby George

•    Person appointed as Chairman of Readership Studies Council of India (RSCI) on 24 November 2015 - CVL Srinivas

•    Name of the Early Intervention and School Readiness Scheme launched by Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot on 254 November 2015 – DISHA

•    Spectrum of this company was bought by Idea in two circles, namely Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh (West) for 3310 crore rupees – Videocon

•    The name of nuclear-capable missile launched from INS Subhadra on 24 November 2015 – Dhanush

•    PSUs that formed Joint Venture company SRBWIPL on 24 November 2015 for manufacturing and rehabilitation of wagons at Kulti, West Bengal - Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and RITES

•    Distinguished football administrator from Tamil Nadu who died on 24 November 2015 - TR Govindarajan

•    Supersonic interceptor missile that was test-fired from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast on 22 November 2015 - Advanced Air Defence missile

•    Maharashtra government on 24 November 2015 decided to launch Farmers Accident Insurance Scheme 2015-16 named after - Gopinath Munde

•    The Thirteenth ASEAN-India Summit was held successfully on 21 November 2015 in - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

•    The 10th East Asia Summit (EAS) was held on 22 November 2015 in - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Najib Razak jointly inaugurated a Gate at Little India at Brickfields in Kuala Lampur named – Torana

•    Joint Statement on a Strategic Partnership between India and Singapore that was released on 24 November 2015 was titled - Renewed Spirit, New Energy – नया उत्साह, नया जोश

•    Name of the freedom fighter from India on whose name the Indian cultural centre in Kuala Lumpur would be named - Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

•    In Odisha, the world famous Baliyatra Fair began in Cuttack on the banks of river - Mahanadi

•    Pakistan have pulled out of the South Asian Football Federation Championships (SAFF) to be held from 23 December 2015 to 3 January 2016 in - Thiruvananthapuram

•    The gene editing method through which US scientists in California bred a genetically modified, GM, mosquito that can resist malaria infection – Crispr

•    The 14th ASEAN-India Summit will be held in this country in 2016 – Lao PDR

•    The country that conducted its first commercial satellite launch by sending Canadian communication satellite, Telstar 12 V, into orbit – Japan

•    The name of collection of short stories published in 1959 by famous Hindi writer and journalist Mahip Singh who died on 24 November 2015 – Subah ke Phool

•    The number of categories in which Infosys Prize 2015 was announced by Infosys Science Foundation on 16 November 2015 – Six

•    Infosys Prize 2015 that were announced on 16 November 2015 were established in the year – 2009

•    Name of the physicist famous for the discovery of terahertz frequency acoustic waves who won the Infosys Prize 2015 in Physical Sciences category - Prof. G Ravindra Kumar

•    The famous Indian cricketer who assumed the charge of Director of Indian Cricket team – Dilip Vengaskar

•    Economist who passed away on 23 November 2015 and was also an advisor with the erstwhile Planning Commission of Union Government - TS Papola

•    Exchange Board that signed Memorandum of Understanding with Securities and Exchange Board of India on 22 November 2015 on bilateral cooperation and technical assistance - Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission

•    Person appointed as the Country President of Support services company Sodexo India On-site Services on 23 November 2015 - Rishi Gour

•    The 20th anniversary of this accord that saw the end of the Bosnian War in 1995 was celebrated on 21 November 2015 – Dayton Peace Accord

•    Company acquired by Drugmaker Company Pfizer Inc on 23 November 2015 - Allergan Plc

•    Noted Marathi actor was on 23 November 2015 selected for the Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of theatre, film and music is - Prashant Damle

•    The veteran diplomat from United Kingdom who was appointed as Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) on 23 November 2015 - Michael Keating

•    The veteran journalist, columnist and author was honoured with Ramnath Goenka Lifetime Achievement Award on 23 November 2015 for his contribution to journalism is - Kuldip Nayar

•    Dutchman appointed as the strategic coach for the Indian men’s Hockey is - Roger Van Gent

•    US military operation for the intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is - Operation Inherent Resolve

•    India on 24 November 2015 signed 10 agreements on mutual co-operation in Defence, Civil Aviation, National Planning and cyber Security with - Singapore

•    Union Government on 23 November 2015 committed to develop Mizoram as - Bamboo State of India

•    Hockey India announced a cash prize of 1 lakh rupees each for players and head coach of - Junior men's Asia Cup winning team

•    The theme of two-day long DEFCOM-2015 jointly conducted by the Corps of Signal (Indian Army) and CII and inaugurated by the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on 23 November 2015 - Leveraging ICTEC Infrastructure and Harnessing the Human Capital for Digital Army

•    The “Second International Conference on Ramlila: A Festival Celebrating the Masterpieces of Intangible Heritage of Humanity organized by IGNCA under Ministry of Culture will be held from 23 – 29 November 2015 at - IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi

•    A Railway Chair on Sustainable Mobility is being set up at - TERI University, New Delhi

•    He won the presidential elections of Argentina on 23 November 2015 – Mauricio Macri

•    India and Malaysia on 23 November 2015 signed MoU on Cultural Exchange Programme agreement for the period - 2015-2020

•    First meeting of the Indo-European Water Forum that will start from 23 November 2015 will be held in - Delhi

•    In Bihar, the world famous Sonepur Cattle fair began on 23 November 2015 at Harihar Kshetra on the confluence of rivers - Ganga and Gandak

•    World number one Novak Djokovic on 22 November 2015 won the season-ending ATP World Tour finals played in London by defeating - Roger Federer

•    Name of the scheme that will see the holistic development of fisheries sector by integrating all the schemes undertaken by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) – Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries

•    Theme of the 27th ASEAN Summit that was held in Kuala Lumpur from 18 November to 22 November 2015 – Our People, Our Community, Our Vision

•    Indian-American politician nominated as executive director to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with ambassadorial rank by US President Barack Obama on 20 November 2015 is - Swati Dandekar

•    The statue of this modern saint of India was unveiled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 November 2015 - Swami Vivekananda

•    Second World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) concluded on 22 November 2015 with the adoption of - Visakhapatnam Declaration

•    National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in third week of November 2015 was named as the official partner for - 2015 Hockey World League (HWL) final

•    Person appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Direct-to-home (DTH) service provider Dish TV on 20 November 2015 - Arun Kumar Kapoor

•    The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Kuala Lumpur committed to the ASEAN Community by – 31 December 2015

•    The number of world titles won by Indian ace cueist Pankaj Advani by winning the IBSF World Snooker Championship on 21 November 2015 – 15

•    The Women World Snooker Championship on 21 November 2015 held in Hurghada, Egypt was won by – Wendy Jans of Belgium

•    For de-congestion of roads and development of Delhi, the Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on 22 November 2015 announced a special assistance of - 3250 crore rupee

•    According to Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), it will be mandatory for the subscribers of New Pension System (NPS) to submit applications on line for settlement of withdrawal claims from – 1 April 2015

•    India, Malaysia on 22 November 2015 signed 2 pacts on - Cyber Security & Governance Issues

•    In the first of its kind project undertaken by Union Home Ministry, this place in Indo-Pakistan border saw the installation of 5 MW solar power plant to light up the area – Sarkari Tala area in Jaisalmer district, Rajashtan

•    Extending its overseas footprint, Axis Bank on 22 November 2015 opened a representative office in - Dhaka, Bangladesh

•    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 22 November 2015 flagged off Sushashan express in a function at Balrampur, the train will run between - Balrampur to Gwalior

 

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