Current Affairs: November 30, 2018
Main current events of November 30, 2018 are as follows:
National Current Events
Sriharikota: ISRO’s PSLV-C43 rocket successfully puts earth observation satellite HysIS, 30 foreign satellites into orbit
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched the PSLV-C43/HysIS mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Mission used a polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) puts HysIS – India’s own earth observation satellite into orbit. The satellite was accompanied by 30 other satellites developed by various nations including 23 from the US.
Maratha Reservation Bill passed giving 16% reservation to Maratha community in govt. jobs and admission in govt. institutions
Introduction of the bill was preceded by the action taken report on the State Backward Class Commission’s recommendations for Maratha quota. The draft bill said the government felt 16 per cent reservation to Marathas was “justified”
Navies of India and UK holding ‘Konkan 18’ exercise in Mumbai
Nine day long KONKAN-2018 (Nov 28-Dec 6) off Goa has taken off with units participating from both navies. The aim of the exercise this year would be on anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, visit board search and seizure (VBSS) and seamanship evolutions.
Air forces of USA and India to hold ‘Cope India 2019’ exercise in West Bengal from Dec 3 to 14
Air forces of the United States and India are scheduled to participate in a 12-day joint exercise ‘Cope India 2019’ from December 3 to 14 at air force station Kalaikunda and Air Station Arjan Singh (Panagarh) in West Bengal. It showcases efforts and commitment of the two nations to a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
Centre proposes prohibition on the use of animals for performances, exhibition at any circus or mobile entertainment facilities
The Centre has proposed prohibition on the use of animals for performances, exhibition at any circus or mobile entertainment facilities under Performing Animals (Registration) Rules, 2001.
Centre relaxes height norms for male candidates from the Northeast applying for posts of constables and sub-inspectors in central paramilitary forces
The Centre, to remove “discrimination”, has relaxed height norms in a few categories for male candidates from the Northeast applying for posts of constables and sub-inspectors in central paramilitary forces. It is to maintain uniformity in height norms of male Gorkhas and male Scheduled Tribes candidates of the Northeastern region.
‘South Asia Regional Youth Peace Conference’ being held in New Delhi
Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS) is organising a 3 day ‘South Asia Regional Youth Peace Conference’ in partnership with UNESCO- MGIEP and Standing Together to Enable Peace from November 28-30, 2018. The conference is being organized to mark the beginning of celebration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
EAM Sushma Swaraj and Mozambique Foreign Minister Jose Condungua Antonio Pacheco meet in New Delhi
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the Foreign Minister of Mozambique Jose Condungua Antonio Pacheco co-chaired the 4th India-Mozambique Joint Commission meeting where the two leaders held discussion on co-operation in commercial, investment, defence, development and social sectors.
Economy & Corporate Current Events
RBI relaxes rules for NBFCs to sell or securitise their loan books, in a bid to ease persistent stress in the sector; NBFCs can now securitise loans of more than five-year maturity after holding those for six months
Reserve Bank of India relaxed rules for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) to sell or securitise their loan books, in a bid to ease persistent stress in the sector. NBFCs can now securitise loans of more than five-year maturity after holding those for six months on their books.
India and China sing agreement allowing Beijing to inspect imports of Indian fish meal and fish oil
India and China signed an agreement allowing Beijing to inspect imports of Indian fish meal and fish oil, as the two nations work out a broader trade deal. This was followed by discussions between India’s commerce ministry and a six-member Chinese delegation on easing market access for exports of various farm products.
ITDC signs MoU for transfer of Hotel Patliputra Ashok, Patna to Bihar Govt.
India Tourism Development Corporation announced a tripartite MoU executed amongst ITDC, Ministty of Tourism and State Government of Bihar for transfer of Hotel Patliputra Ashok, Patna to State Government of Bihar at a negotiated value of Rs. 13.005 crore without any liabilities and encumbrances.
ASUS launches its gaming-focussed ROG Phone for Rs.70,000
The phone focuses on providing a comprehensive gaming experience for mobile users who are looking to purchase a gaming-centric device. The ROG (Republic of Gamers) team is behind creating the top-end gaming peripheral and hardware for Asus to create the smartphone.
World Current Events
Georgia: Salome Zurabishvili elected first woman President
Georgia has elected its first ever female president in a run-off vote to decide a contested election that will shape the country’s future relations with Russia and the West.
India worst in malnutrition crisis has one-third of world’s stunted children: Global Nutrition Report 2018
India is facing a major malnutrition crisis as it holds almost a third of the world’s burden for stunting, according to a global nutrition. India tops the list of countries followed by Nigeria (13.9 million) and Pakistan (10.7 million).
Pakistan govt. to convert actor Rishi Kapoor’s ancestral home in Peshawar into a museum
The Pakistan government has decided to convert Bollywood star Rishi Kapoor’s ancestral home, situated in Peshawar’s Qissa Khwani Bazar, into a museum soon.
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People observed on Nov 29
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed by the United Nations on or around 29 November each year, in accordance with General Assembly mandates contained in resolutions 32/40 B of 2 December 1977, 34/65 D of 12 December 1979, and subsequent resolutions adopted under agenda item “Question of Palestine.”
Sports Current Events
Men’s Hockey World Cup: NZ beat France in a Pool-A match at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar
New Zealand beat France 2-1 in a Pool-A match at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar Men’s Hockey World Cup.