Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 15 November 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 15 November 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • SC refers to 7-judge bench pleas seeking review of its September 28, 2019 verdict allowing women, girls into Sabarimala
  • SC dismisses petitions seeking review of its Dec 14, 2018 verdict that had upheld purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets by the govt.
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attends 11th Maitree Diwas celebrations in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria, IAF Chief, flies in basic trainer aircraft HTT-40, developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, in Bengaluru
  • ‘Rosogolla Dibas’ (Rasgulla Day) celebrated in West Bengal to mark the granting of GI tag for ‘Banglar Rosogolla’ in 2918
  • AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launches ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme aimed at transforming government schools
  • Britain’s Prince Charles presents Commonwealth ‘Points of light’ award to Kerala-based Jolly Johnson, the founder of Helping Hands Organisation (H20), during India visit
  • Conference of Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine (ISAM) being held at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Bengaluru: Nov 14-16
  • Renowned mathematician Vashishtha Narayan Singh dies in Patna at the age of 74
  • Children born in India will face higher burden of climate change says ‘Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change’ report
  • Delhi High Court judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal appointed as a member of the Competition Commission of India (CCI)
  • Water Resources Ministry finalises committee to draft a new National Water Policy (NWP) that will be headed by former Planning Commission member Mihir Shah
  • India and China running 2-week programme to train diplomats from Afghanistan at External Affairs Ministry’s Foreign Service Institute (FSI) in New Delhi

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • eases KYC norms for migrants to open bank account. They can give a self-declared local address as sufficient proof of residence in case it is different from one mentioned in Aadhaar document.
  • International Symposium on Lighting (iSoL) organised at International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), Manesar
  • Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation declines to 0.16% in October, lowest since June 2016
  • Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, founder, MD and CEO of Bandhan Bank, is the Business Standard Banker of the Year for 2018-19
  • Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) launches new BS VI-compliant bike SP 125 at Rs 72,900
  • Publisher Westland launches new children imprint ‘Red Panda’

International Current Affairs

  • ‘112 service’ of UP Police wins 3rd prize in emergency response category at international call centre event organised by the Dubai Police
  • Catalan poet Joan Margarit wins 125,000 euros Cervantes Prize for 2019, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honour
  • MoS for External Affairs V Muraleedharan visits Kazakhstan; calls on Chairman of the Majilis, the Lower House of the Kazakh Parliament, in capital Nur-Sultan
  • Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 starts year-long journey home from asteroid Ryugu, about 300 million kilometres from Earth
  • Facebook says it has removed 5.4 billion fake accounts so far this year
  • World Diabetes Day observed on November 14; birth anniversary of Frederick Banting who discovered insulin

Sports Current Affairs

  • India sprinter Dutee Chand in Time 100 Next list that features 100 rising stars in various fields


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