Current Affairs, November 2015
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30th November, Current Affairs:
• India's GDP growth increase to 7.4 per cent in the September quarter.
29th November, Current Affairs:
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Paris to join climate
• Indian shuttler P V Sindhu wins the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold after defeating Japan's Minatsu Mitani by 21-9, 21-23, 21-14.
• Great Britain wins the Davis Cup title for first time in 79 years.
27th November, Current Affairs:
• The 3rd Test match between Australia and New Zealand starts in Adelaide
which is the first Test match played in Day-night format in 138 years of its
• Shahid Afridi became the highest wicket-taker in T20 Internationals with 86 wickets in 86 matches after taking 3 wickets in the 2nd T20 match against England.
• R Ashwin becomes the leading wicket taker in Test matches this year with 55 wickets eight matches.
26th November, Current Affairs:
• The Government has decided to observe 26th November as 'Constitution
Day. On the day in 1949, the constitution was adopted which came into force
on January 26, 1950.
• The winter session of Parliament begins from today.
• The Indian Parliament will be paperless from today.
24th November, Current Affairs:
• Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian Su-24 fighter jet after it
violated the Turkish airspace.
• BJP wins both the seats Manipur by-polls Assembly Election but lost the Jhabua-Ratlam Lok Sabha seat to the Congress in Madhya Pradesh.
• Marathi actor Prashant Damle selected for the Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award.
22nd November, Current Affairs:
• Two senior Bangladeshi opposition leaders Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury were executed for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence war with Pakistan.
21st November, Current Affairs:
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur.
• Aditi Chauhan has become the first Indian woman to win the Asian Woman Footballer of the Year in England by English Football Association (FA).
20th November, Current Affairs:
• Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar chief minister for third times.
• 15 persons were killed in an attacked in Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Bamako.
19th November, Current Affairs:
• The Delhi Cabinet approved the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill, 2015.
• India's first female Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's 98th Birthday is observed as National Integration Day in India.
• The Seventh Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and recommended a 23.5 per cent hike in the pay and minimum salary of 18000 Rs for central government employees.
18th November, Current Affairs:
• Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju conferred with
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Champion for the Asia Region by United
Nations. He became the first Indian to be conferred with this honour.
• 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Summit held at Manila, Philippines.
17th November, Current Affairs:
• Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal died at a
hospital in Gurgaon at the age of 89.
• Fair Trade Regulator imposes penalties of Rs 258 crore on Jet Airways, IndiGo and SpiceJet for cartelisation in fixing fuel surcharge for transporting cargo.
• Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson retires of International Cricket.
16th November, Current Affairs:
• Actor Saeed Jaffrey died at the age of 86. Saeed Jaffrey is the first
Indian to have received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his
contributions to drama.
• Australian paceman Mitchell Starc becomes the fastest and only bowler to bowled at more than 160 kilometres per hour in Test match. He bolwed 160.4 kilometres per hour (99.7 mph) in the second Test against New Zealand at the WACA Ground in Perth.
15th November, Current Affairs:
• G20 Summit starts in Antalya city of Turkey.
• Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal defeated by the Chinese opponent Li Xuerui by 12-21, 15-21 in the final of China Open.
14th November, Current Affairs:
• Children's Day is celebrated across India.
• 127 people killed by militants in a series of attackes in restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium across Paris.
13th November, Current Affairs:
• More than 50 people have died in different parts of Tamil Nadu in the
last five days due to heavy rain.
• Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party wins historic majority in Myanmar Polls which will allow it to elect a president and form a Government.
12th November, Current Affairs:
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in London on a 3 day visit to UK.
• Narendra Modi becomes the first Prime Minister to address British Parliament.
• India and the United Kingdom sign deals worth 9 billion Pound in the field of civilian nuclear, defence and cyber security.
10th November, Current Affairs:
• Diwali is celebrated across India.
• The Union Government has eases foreign direct investment (FDI) in 15 sectors including mining, civil aviation, defence, broadcasting, construction.
• The Maldives government end to a state of emergency, which was imposed last week after an alleged attempt to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen.
9th November, Current Affairs:
• N. Srinivasan removed from the post of Chairman in International
• India successfully test fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV.
• Nestle India relaunched Maggi noodles in India after five months banned over presence of unsafe levels of lead.
• Nigeria wins the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile after defeating Mali by 2-0.
8th November, Current Affairs:
• Grand Alliance Party which includes JDU, RJD and Congress wins the
Bihar Assembly Election with 178 seats.
• Wasim Jaffer becomes the first Indian to scores 10000 runs in Ranji Trophy Cricket.
7th November, Current Affairs:
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs. 80,000 crore package for
Jammu and Kashmir.
• Indian Army successfully test fired the supesonic BrahMos cruise missile in Rajasthan's Pokhran test range.
• The Indian railways doubled the ticket cancellation charge.
6th November, Current Affairs:
• All services will be expensive by 0.5 per cent from November 15 as the
government decided to impose cess on all taxable services.
• The Tamil Nadu Government cancelled the registration of Greenpeace India as a society.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Delhi Economics Conclave in New Delhi.
• Ravichandran Ashwin became fastest Indian to reach 150 test wickets in his 29th Test.
5th November, Current Affairs:
• Voting done in the fifth and final phase of the Bihar Assembly
• PM Narendra Modi launched three-gold related schemes aimed at reducing physical gold demand and convert jewellery and other yellow metal assets with people into interest-bearing deposits.
• Justin Trudeau sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Canada.
• Four Indian origins MP sworn in as cabinet ministers in the newly-elected Canadian cabinet. Harjit Sajjan was appointed defence minister, Navdeep Bains as innovation, science and economic development minister, Amarjeet Sohi sworn in as minister for infrastructure and Navdeep Bains as Minister of Innovation.
4th November, Current Affairs:
• Justice TS Thakur has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India after the retirement of HL Dattu on December 2.
3rd November, Current Affairs:
• Punjabi language recognised as the third Language in Canada’s House of
Commons after English and French.
• IPL Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sundar Raman resigned from his post.
2nd November, Current Affairs:
• India has successfully test-fired BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile from INS Kochi.
1st November, Current Affairs:
• 57 percent voting recorded in the fourth phase of the Bihar Assembly
• India's Sania Mirza and Switzerland's Martina Hingis wins the Martina Navratilova Doubles Trophy after defeating the Spanish pair of Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro in Singapore.