November, 2015

Current Events November 2015 – Tamilnadu

•Tamil Nadu Registrar of Societies has cancelled the registration of environment group Greenpeace India.
•Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) is to hire the country’s first transgender police officer – Prithika Yashini

Current Events November 2015 – World

•India, Indonesia ink pacts on energy, culture exchange – Vice President M. Hamid Ansari and Indonesian counterpart Jusuf Kala.
• India, Sri Lanka bilateral naval exercise SLINEX 15 in Sri Lanka – October 27 to November 1
•Asia Leader’s Meeting – Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia held in in New Delhi
–Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) 2015-2030.
• Ex post facto
–MoU between India and Germany on Security Cooperation
–Air Services Agreement between India and New Zealand
•Afghanistan to collaborate with India for Skill Development – Afghanistan Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Hekmat Khalil Karzai and Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy
•India-Russia Joint Army Exercise 7th edition “INDRA-2015” culminated -Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, Bikaner.
•NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya engage in a dialogue with China’s Development Research Centre.
•Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Science, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and the South African Minister for Science, Technology Ms. Naledi Pandor agree to Strengthen Collaboration in Key areas
Health Sciences and Biotechnology, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Green Chemistry and the Mega project in the area of “HIV Vaccine Research Collaboration(US $ 1 million)”
• Singapore ranked first in world’s healthiest countries list and India secured 103rd Rank (22.17%).
Top Healthy countries : Singapore , Italy and Australia.
•Punjabi became Canada’s third most common language in Parliament of Canada
•China Launches the C919 Joins the Big Jet Club – first Chinese-built 158-seat
•Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom announced an Emergency in the state for 30 days.
•Taiwan and China to hold historic meet for the first time.
•Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Singapore.
•UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Disarmament Committee adopted a draft resolution submitted by Japan
– It failed to secure endorsement of US, Britain, France
•The Top 100 World University Ranking
Stanford University (1st), California Institute of Technology (2nd) & Massachusetts Institute of Technology (3rd) and IISc made its entry at 99th spot.
•Amazon’s first appearance in 2015 Thomson Reuters top 100 innovators list.
•Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi won the Myanmar elections
•World’s top 50 business leaders by Fortune – Indian-origin CEOs viz MasterCard’s Ajay Banga (5th), Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Cognizant’s Francisco D’Souza.
Top 3 : Mark Parker (Nike), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Andrew Wilson (Electronic Arts)
•World Energy Outlook 2015 released by International Energy Agency (IEA)- India – Oil world’s largest coal importer
•French President Francois Hollande declared state of emergency after a series of terror attacks.
•Brazil have declared a state of emergency for 180 days in more than 200 towns affected by a deadly mining waste spill – Samarco pledged to pay USD 260 million.
•Russia signed 2 agreements to finance and build Egypt’s first nuclear power plant at Dabaa on the Mediterranean coast – Four 1,200 MW reactors.
• World Health Organization (WHO) launched the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week from 16 November to 22 November, 2015.
Theme – Antibiotics: Handle with Care
•China is offering $10 billion in infrastructure loans to Southeast Asian countries.
•United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) released the report titled ‘The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters’
5 countries hit by the highest number of disasters US China, India, Philippines and Indonesia.
•2015 to be the warmest year on record – World Meteorological Organization (WMO) because of climate cycle El Nino.
•Air Pollution causes millions of death in Asia – UN Report, in Air quality India was ranked 174 out of 178 countries.
•24th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta – India joins UK, Australia to help poor nations combat climate change – $ 2.5 million.
•Saudi Arabia allowed women to vote and contest in municipal elections for the first time – 979 women.
•Justin Trudeau sworn in as 23rd Prime Minister of Canada
•Iran appoints first Woman Ambassador Marzieh Afkham since the 1979 Islamic revolution
•Michael Keating appointed as Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) announced by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
•Google acquired New York based Fly Labs responsible for apps like Flt, Tempo, Crop, and Clips in the iOS App Store.
•Civil communications satellite ChinaSat 2C launched by China – driven by the Long March-3B (China) carrier rocket.
•Australian scientists identified a critical molecular ‘feedback loop‘ to target neuroblastoma cancer – Drug CBL01371
•GSAT 15, Nation’s latest communications satellite instigated successfully by the European Ariane 5 VA-227 launch Vehicle from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana in South America.
•Russia successfully launched the first satellite EKS Kosmos-2510 for its newest early warning system EKS at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, located in Northern Russia
•Japan successfully launches its first commercial satellite H-IIA from Tanegashima Space Center in southwest Japan.
•China successfully launched a remote sensing satellite Yaogan – 29 was carried by a Long March – 4C rocket , focus on experiments on survey of land, crop yields and disaster relief.
• Cyclone Megh slammed on Yemen’s Socotra island the second rare tropical storm to hit the Arabian Peninsula country.
•Magnitude 7.0 quake hits off southern coast of Japan – USGS
•The famous Dudhwa National Park (DNP), situated at Indo-Nepal border, opened with hundreds of tourists from across the country witnessing jungle safari.

Current Events November 2015 – India

•Delhi Metro has become the first metro service in the country to be certified with International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
•Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates 7th Nuclear Energy Conclave in New Delhi
Theme : “Creating conditions for rapid capacity addition on nuclear power in India.”
•Centre imposed the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 and deploy the Army and paramilitary forces in insurgency-hit Garo Hills – Meghalaya High Court
•NGT bans age-old agricultural practice of straw burning in Northern States – Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Imposition of 2,500 to 15,000 rupees fine
•Supreme court announced that the 2005 amendment in Hindu law – Daughters cannot inherit ancestral property if father died before 2005.
•Varanasi selected for Microsoft’s experimental Internet pilot project – Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella.
•President Pranab Mukherjee launched the Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (Imprint) India a joint initiative of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
•Registrar General & Census Commissioner of India (RGI) released data of Census 2011 on Highest Educational Level. Primary (major share of 32.6%), Primary (25.2%), Middle (15.7%), Matric (11.1%), Higher Secondary (8.6%) and Graduate above (4.5%)
•21st INCOFYRA (International Conference on ‘Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications) to be organised in Bengaluru in 2016 by PM Modi.
•Dr T K Viswanathan Committee on Bankruptcy Law Reforms submitted its report. Recommend to set up insolvency Regulator and insolvency adjudicating authority
Theme: Yoga in Integrated Healthcare Systems.
•Govt. issued the notification regarding implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ in respect of Defence Forces personnel. Arrears will be paid in four equal half yearly instalments – ` 500 Crore.
•Centre approves ` 2100 crore for Karnataka (` 1,540 crore), Gujarat (` 562 crore) under NDRF (National Disaster Relief Fund)
• 11 concords signed by India in “Inter-national Civil Aviation Negotiation (ICAN) in Antalya, Turkey. – MoU with 6 countries and Agreed Minutes with 3 countries and Record of Discussions with 2 countries.
•Annual Hundred Drums Wangala Festival begun at Asanang near Tura town in Meghalaya.
•Jammu and Kashmir would get its first handicrafts museum in Srinagar.
•India’s food industry to be worth $65 bn by 201-report of IIM-Calcutta and Academic Foundation, Indian Food industry
–Expected to grow 11% annually to reach $65.4 billion
–US spend 9%, Brazil spends 17% and China spends 25%.
•J & K Govt to implement National Food Safety Act – ` 80 lakh Shri Zulfkar
–’1 crore for the construction of Gujjar hostel at Baramulla
•Swachh Bharat cess on PAN card for income tax purposes become costlier (0.5% tax)
New Cost : ` 107, ` 989 (Outside India), Previous Cost : ` 106, ` 985 (Outside India)
•81 cities in five states (Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Mizoram) will invest ` 5,748 crore to enhance water supply and sewerage connections under AMRUT – Venkaiah Naidu.
•National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 implemented in 14 of the 30 districts of Odisha.
•AMRUT plan worth ` 242 crore for water logging problem in Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha and Mizoram propose to invest ` 242 crore – 25 cities.
• India’s food safety authority has appealed the nationwide ban on Maggi
•Delhi announced to host the first International Qawwali Festival 2016 – ‘Taali Ho’.
•Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit in Jaipur to attract investment from private sectors in the state – 295 MoUs -` 3.3 lakh crore.
•French President Francois Hollande will be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade.
•India hosted the First South Asian Annual Disaster Management Exercise (SAADMEx-2015) by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Delhi
•Ministry of Urban Development approved an investment of ` 3, 120 cr for enhancing water supply, sewerage network services, storm water drains, non-motorised transport and availability of public spaces in 102 cities, under AMRUT. Haryana, Chattisgarh, Telangana, Kerala and West Bengal
•National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) approved a pilot project submitted by National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur – 11.80 crore
• India world’s 7th most valued “Nation Brand” report by Brand Finance USD 2.10 billion
Top 5 Countries : US, China, Germany, UK and Japan
•India ranks 99 on Global Prosperity Index 2015. China (52), Sri Lanka (61), Thailand (48), Nepal (89) and Bangladesh (103)
•Hindi largest spoken Indian language in US by Census Bureau of US – 6.5 lakh people.
•India (7.5 per cent) positioned more favourably for future than China by WEF report. China at 28, whereas Brazil at 75.
•4 Indian cities namely Wayanad (Kerala), Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Amritsar (Punjab) and Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) featured in the top 100 list of high quality services in hotels hotel search website trivago.
•India, Brazil signed MoU – National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and EMBRAPA for raising cattle & buffalo yields for agricultural research corporation.
•China-India Yoga College started classes in China’s Kunming city – Yunnan Minzu (Nationalities) University.
•India (PM Narendra Modi) announced the cessation of a “Civil Nuclear Deal” for buying uranium from Australia(PM Malcolm Turnbull) at the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey.
•PM Narendra Modi given its ex-post facto approval for signing MoU between India and Vietnam – Cooperation in the field of Animal Health.
•India ranked 6th out of 162 nations most affected by terrorism in 2014 – 3rd edition of the Global Terrorism Index 2015 (GTI).
•Global gender index – India mounted to 108th position(0.664)
Top 3 : Iceland, Norway and Finland
•BioGenesis – Global cancer summit 2015 held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Theme – Frontiers in oncology: genetics, diagnostics and therapeutic
•India Ranks 4th among World’s Most Vacation – Expedia‘s “2015 Vacation Deprivation”. UAE-1st followed by Malaysia and Singapore
•Modi visit to Malaysia & Singapore 2015
–PM Narendra Modi unveils Swami Vivekananda’s statue in Malaysia
–India & Malaysia signed 3 MoUs – Cultural Exchange Programme, Project Delivery and Monitoring and Cyber Security.
–MoU signed on Performance Management Delivery Unit (PEMANDU)
–Assistance of $1 million to India-Students Trust Fund
–13th India – ASEAN Summit,Theme – Our People, Our Community, Our Vision
–The 10th East Asia Summit (EAS) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Theme – Our People, Our Community, Our Vision
–visit to Singapore signed 10 agreements- defence relations, economic and cultural cooperation, skills development, capacity building.Indian Diaspora, and expertise in urban development.
•Intel India announced the launch of ‘Ek Kadam Unnati Ki Aur’ – aimed at working with the government to create the blueprint – in Nadimpallevillage of Mahabubnagar district of Telangana.
•Tata Steel commissions first phase of Kalinganagar plant in Odisha – largest single-location greenfield steel project- ` 1,00,000 crore.
•Global marketing research firm Nielsen launched India’s first digital advertisement measurement system to find out the return on investment.
•Manpreet Vohra appointed as India’s Ambassador to strategically important Afghanistan, succeeding Amar Sinha.
•Tata Motors has roped in soccer superstar Lionel Messi as global brand ambassador.
•Indian-origin Barrister Kalyani Kaul sworn-in as Circuit Judge in the UK
•India’s largest alcoholic beverages company United Spirits has appointed Sanjeev Churiwala as its chief financial officer.
• President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee appointed Justice Tirath Singh Thakur as 43rd Chief Justice of India Supreme Court , succeedor of H.L. Dattu.
•Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communi-cations Ltd (R-Com) is merging with telecom business of MTS brand – worth ` 4,500 crore.
•Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos with a strike-range of over 290 kms test-fired from Indian Navy’s newest ship INS Kochi.
•Army successfully test fired the 300-km-range Brahmos supersonic land attack cruise missile at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan.
•Ballistic missile Agni-IV test-fired as part of user trial with strike range of 4,000 km from a test complex off Odisha coast – Dr A P J Abdul Kalam(Wheeler) Island launch complex.
•CISF launched a new mobile application ‘m-Power‘ was launched by CISF Director General Surender Singh
•A team at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) discovered an extremely rare galaxy J021659-044920 of gigantic size by using the world’s largest radio telescope operating at low frequencies.
•Asia’s largest red light districts Sonagachi in Kolkata roll out AIDS preventive medicine from Dec in Sonagachi – Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.
•Oldest known stars discovered at the heart of Milky Way – SMSS J181609.62 -333218.7
•Ola launched its mobile wallet Ola Money for mobile recharges, transfers
•SIC Global launches Stockal, India’s first mobile-based platform for global investments – platform ‘Stockal’.
•India successfully test fired Dhanush missile – one of its nuclear-capable ballistic missiles from a naval ship off the coast of Odisha.
•India successfully test-fired it’s indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile, strike range of 350 km from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.
•Ministrer of External Affairs (MEA) Smt. Sushma Swaraj launched the “Bharat Ko Janiye” an online quiz program for the Indian Diaspora.
•India successfully test-fired the indigenously built nuclear-capable Agni-I missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha.
•India-Israel co-developed LRSAM(Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile) aka Barak 8 missile was successfully flight-tested for the first time from an Israeli Naval Platform.
•First exclusive hospital for elephants established in Assam at the Kaziranga National Park.
•India emits only 3.96% of global carbon dioxide emission – Mospi report
•‘Interlinking of Indian Rivers’ authored by Radha Kant Bharati
• ‘Rebooting India: Realising a billion aspirations’ authored by Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah.
• ‘What Happened to Netaji?’ authored by former journalist AnujDhar

Current Events November 2015 – Awards

•All India Radio (AIR)’s programme on child labour bagged the first prize at the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prizes 2015.
•Manipal University won two prestigious FICCI Higher Education Awards 2015 at the Indo – Africa summit in New Delhi.
•President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme Awards for the year 2014-15 to individuals, universities and volunteers.
2015 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace conferred on UNHCR
•Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami won Denmark’s top literary award the Hans Christian Andersen Prize.
•Uttar Pradesh entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for planting the most number of saplings in one day.
•Rohini Mohan journalist with The Economic Times bagged the Shakti Bhatt First Book prize 2015 for her book ‘The Seasons of Trouble’.
•Eminent physicist and Padma Bhushan award Trilochan Pradhan conferred with the “Kalinga Samman 2014” for popularising science.
•Marathi film “Katyar Kaljat Ghusali” and Bengali film “Cinemawala” are among the 12 films shortlisted for prestigious 2015 UNESCO Fellini Medal.

Current Events November 2015 – Economy

•India to grow at 7.2% in FY-16 as per interim economic outlook report of Paris based Think Tank Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Develop-ment (OECD)
•23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)held in Manila, Philippines-21 countries.
Theme – “Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World: A Vision for an Asia-Pacific Community”
•Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) through its subsidiary Adani Kattupalli Port acquired the Kattupalli Port in Tamil Nadu from L&T.

Current Events November 2015 – political

•Kerala Cultural Affairs minister KC Joseph announced Malayalam Language Act at Formation Day
• Mysuru MP Pratap Simha inaugurated the country’s first visually challenged friendly station in Karnataka.
•Maharashtra Government approves APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna for Pregnant and Lactating women – 10 crore – 16 districts
•Union Cabinet given its nod to Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna (UDAY) approved a scheme to ease the financial crunch facing power distribution companies or discoms. Gov take 75 percent and 25 percent discoms.
•PM launches Indian gold coin(5g/10g) & bullion bearing national emblem Ashok Chakra and Mahatma Gandhi’s image.
•Union Cabinet gives nod to MoU between India and Belgium in the field of energy
•Cabinet approves double taxation treaty between India and Turkmenistan
•PM Inaugurated Delhi Economics Conclave 2015 in Delhi
Theme: Realizing India’s JAM (Jan-Dhan Aadhar Mobile) Vision
•Govt. has decided to impose 0.5% Swachh Bharat Cess on all services with effect from November 15, 2015 by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
•Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Asia’s foremost Information Security Conference Ground Zero Summit 2015. Theme : Digital India Securing Digital India
•Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje launched the Rajasthan Agro-Processing and Agri-Marketing Promotion Policy-2015 – 112 MoUs.
•Bihar Assembly elections the Grand Alliance of Nitish Kumar surpassed the BJP led NDA (National Democratic Alliance) in all regions of Bihar with vote share of 41.9% and become the CM of Bihar for the third time.
•Union Health Minister JP Nadda formed a committee to evaluate the Indian Medical Association’s five-point demands.
•President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 35th India International Trade Fair (IITF 2015) 2015 in New Delhi
•Seakeeping and Manoeuvring Basin(SMB) and Torpedo Defence System “Maareech” to Nation by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
•PM Narendra Singh Modi was on three days visit to UK from 12 Nov to 14 Nov
–India, UK PMs attend CEO Forum
–NaMo unveiled a statue of 12th-century philosopher-statesman Basaveshwara on the south bank of the Thames and with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated B R Ambedkar memorial in London.
–27 deals worth 9.2 billion pounds ($14 billion) have been signed between India and UK
•Punjab Govt’s notified cashless health insurance scheme, mandatory for all govt employees and pensioners
–Punjab Government employees and Pensioner Health Insurance Scheme (PGIPHIS) – 3 lakhs
•Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare J P Nadda instigated the Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) outlet at AIIMs – HLL Lifecare Ltd (HLL)
•AP Govt. decided to waive loans taken by over 25,000 weavers-more than ` 110 crore – CM N Chandra Babu Naidu.
•3 member committee set up by CM Arvind Kejriwal to investigate financial irregularities by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) – head Chetan B. Sanghi.
•PM Narendra Modi approved the signing of the Tripartite Agreement among India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) – Alleviation of Poverty and Hunger.
•Cabinet given its nod for second extension to the Indian Development and Economic Assistance Scheme (IDEAS) for Lines of Credit (LOC) to African and other countries for another five years – US $ 589.34 mn.
•Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the interest sub-vention (subsidy) interest equalisation scheme – ` 2,500 crore – ` 2,700 crore
• PM Narendra Modi approved the proposal for setting up the National Resource Facility for Bio-medical Research (NARF) by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) – ` 338.58 crores.
•Technology Acquisition and Develop-ment Fund (TADF) under National Manufacturing Policy launched by Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman .
•Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has approved the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill, 2015 – Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
•Haryana Govt chaired by CM Manohar Lal Khattar announced the launch of a campaign to free Haryana of tuberculosis (TB).
•Completion of rural connectivity through all – weather roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) by three years from 2022 to 2019 – 60:40 – ` 5,000 crore.
•Delhi Assembly passed the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) (Delhi Amendment) Bill, 2015 – section 176(1) of the CrPC Act, 1973.
•10 New Schemes for Disabled Persons under the National Trust announced by Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot – Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan
•Kerala govt. organised “Orange Day” campaign to mark the international day for elimination of violence against women stipulated by the UN General Assembly.
•Maharashtra govt. to launch an accident insurance scheme for farmers named after Gopinath Munde, for farmers – ` 2 lakh for each
– Swachcha Maharashtra Kosh’ or ‘Clean Maharashtra Fund’ – improving cleanliness levels.
•Bihar CM Nitish Kumar announced a ban on sale of alcohol in the state from April 1, 2016.
•Delhi Assembly passes Delhi Right of Citizen to Time Bound Delivery of Services Amendment Bill, 2015 under Delhi (Right of Citizen to Time Bound Delivery of Services) Act, 2011.
•PM Narendra Modi ranks 9th in 2015 Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Person
Top 3 Person : Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama.
•India (Nitin Gadkari) and Bangladesh (Shafiq Alam Mehdi) signed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to operationalize the Agreement on Coastal Shipping.
•Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar Chief Minister for a fifth time.
• Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned the Coast Guard’s latest and largest offshore patrol vessel, Samarth at Vasco Da Gama, Goa.
•Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated “e-lala” an e-commerce portal of Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT).

Current Events November 2015 – bank

•SBI’s Arundhati Bhattacharya remains the most powerful businesswomen in India. ICICI Bank’s Chanda Kochhar (2nd) and Shikha Sharma of Axis Bank (3rd).
•RBI fixes gold bonds issue price at
` 2,684 per gram
Minimum limit : 2 grams, Maximum limit: 500 grams, interest – 2.75%.
•RBI includes Bandhan Bank in second schedule list, eligible for loans from the central bank
Industrial Bank of Korea and Korea Exchange Bank Co Ltd. have been included in the second schedule.
•HDFC & YES Bank to list bonds on London Stock Exchange (LSE).
•Nation’s first low-income state infrastructure equity partnership or Neev fund launched by PM Narendra Modi in UK
•Troika has been inked with Centre, Andhra Pradesh and World Bank. worth $75 million (` 500 crore) credit deal for the Andhra Pradesh Rural Inclusive Growth Project “egg bowl of Asia” rural project.
•Asian Development Bank (ADB) finance to India-Bangladesh electricity network with $120 million loan.
•Axis Bank joined hands with Tata-SIA joint venture airline Vistara to launch travel credit card.
•Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp. Ltd (HSBC) will close its private banking business in India.
• Union govt. appointed a panel to interview candidates for the post of Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
•World Bank launched a $500 million market-based scheme designed to help developing countries pay for emission reductions and combat climate change
•State Bank of Travancore (SBT) launched a ‘Housing for All (Urban): Mission 2022’ to provide affordable housing to families belonging to the economically weaker sections/low-income groups in the urban centres – ` 3 lakh.
• RBI Governor Dr. Raghuram Rajan appointed as Vice Chairman on BIS (Bank for International Settlements) Board.
•SBI to launch mobile wallet ”Batua” for feature phone users to existing as well as non-SBI customers.

Current Events November 2015 – Sports

•PM announces ` 80,000 cr package for all-round development of J&K at Srinagar’s Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium.
•Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Ajit Prakash Shah designated as the ethics officer (ombudsman) at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
•Former Indian Premier League(IPL) Chief Operating Officer Sundar Raman will join the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) as its Chief Operating Officer.
•Former long jump champion Anju Bobby George designated as the chairperson of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).
•India’s ODI cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni bagged his first endorsement deal outside the country – brand ambassador of Dubai-based company Grand Midwest Group.
•Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis sealed the Year-End WTA No. 1 doubles ranking by Dubai Duty Free.
•New Zealand won the third Rugby World Cup after beating Australia, 2019 – Japan.
•16th national women boxing championship in Assam
– Nikhat Zareen defeated Vanlal Duati from Mizoram to won Gold Medal
•Roger Federer won 2015 Swiss Indoors Basel Title of Tennis in Switzerland – 7th Title.
•Gurpreet Singh Sandhu created history by becoming the first Indian footballer to play for a first division European club.
•Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest Indian bowler to reach 150 Test wicket(100th on Indian soil).
•Deepika Kumari and Jayanta Talukdar clinched the bronze in the Recurve Mixed team after beating Chian 5-3 at the Asian Archery Championships in Bangkok, Thailand
•Vidarbha opener Wasim Jaffer became the first cricketer in Ranji Trophy history to notch up 10000 runs on day two of their Group A match against Bengal at the Jadavpur University.
•BCCI announces monetary benefits for former players. Cricketers who retired before December 31, 1993 and have played more than 25 matches will get
` 50,000 per month.
•2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup – 1st Nigeria, 2nd – Mali, 3rd – Belgium, 4th – Mexico.
• 13th Asian Shooting Championship – HeenaSidhu clinched gold medal in the 10m air pistol women’s event in Kuwait.
•World football governing body FIFA give the rights to India to host U-17 World Cup hosting rights.
•Indian Railways won 32nd edition of Indian Oil Surjit Hockey tournament for the first time at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar (Punjab).
• Latest ODI rankings : 1-Australia, 2 – India, 3-South Africa, 4- New Zealand, 5-Sri Lanka,6-England, 7-Bangladesh and 8-Pakistan.
•Pakistan’s veteran batsman Younis Khan (37) announced his retirement from one-day international cricket after match with England.
•Aditi Chauhan become the first Indian woman to won Women in Football Award at the third Asian Football Awards in London.
•ICC appointed four female umpires for ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier
New Zealander Kathleen, Australia’s Claire Polosak, England’s Sue Redfern and West Indies’ Jacqueline Williams
•PV Sindhu won women’s singles title at the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold after defeating Japan’s Minatsu Mitani.
•Great Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years since the Davis Cup World Group started in 1981 in Ghent- Team Czech Republic.

Current Events November 2015 – Railway

•Indian Railways launches Vikalp scheme for waitlisted passengers on November 1 -Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Jammu routes.
•Railway minister Suresh Prabhu given the nod to foreign direct investment (FDI) projects to set up state-of-the art diesel and electric locomotive manufacturing plants in Bihar. Between Marhora and Madhepura and it’s Outlay is ` 40,000 crore – GE and Alstom .
•Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the railways projects worth about ` 8,000 crore in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Bihar.
•IRCTC ties up with Food Panda widens Food on Track in New Delhi railway station – www.ecatering.irctc.co.in or SMS to 139.
•Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) is the first in the country to let only women staffs.