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Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 November 2019

Uddhav Thackeray will take oath as the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra today. Six cabinet ministers will also be sworn in. 

Nov 28, 2019 18:26 IST
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Maharashtra Government Formation LIVE updates: Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi to skip oath-taking ceremony
Uddhav Thackeray will take oath as the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra today. Six cabinet ministers will also be sworn in. The new CM will be conducting the first cabinet meeting at 8 pm, immediately after the swearing-in ceremony. NCP is likely to get Deputy CM’s post and Congress will get the speaker’s post.

Daman Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli Merger Bill Passed in Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha has approved a bill that proposes a merger of two Union Territories- Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The new union territory will be known as Dadara and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. The main aim behind the move is to increase the administrative ease of the region and pave way for development.  

Donald Trump signs Hong Kong pro-democracy bill: What is Hong Kong Conflict?
US President Donald Trump has signed two bills that support the Hong Kong protests. One of the bills ban the use of devices that are used to control crowds including pepper spray, tear gas and rubber bullets. The bill also states that the US will withdraw its prestigious status of the region, if the autonomy of Hong Kong is crushed.

Sports Ministry constitutes new committee to review draft of National Code for Good Governance in Sports
A 13-member expert panel has been constituted to review the draft National Code for Good Governance in Sports, 2017. The panel, chaired by Retired SC Justice Mukundakam Sharma, comprises prominent members including Baichung Bhutia, Pullela Gopichand, Gagan Narang and Anju Bobby George.

WADA recommends four-year global sports ban on Russia including Tokyo Olympics 2020
WADA has recommended a four-year global ban on Russia, which includes both hosting and participating in international sporting events. The agency also suggested that Russia’s anti-doping agency should be declared as uncooperative.

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