Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 16 November 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 16 November 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Defence Minister inaugurates 200-m long Sisseri River bridge at Lower Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh
  • AYUSH Ministry organising International Conference on Yoga in Mysuru on Nov 15-16; theme: ‘Yoga for Heart Care’
  • Delhi govt. signs MoU with J-PAL (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab), co-founded by 2019 Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, to conduct real-time monitoring of its public services
  • Punjab govt. gives Rs 2,500 per acre as compensation to small and marginal farmers for not burning paddy straw
  • India ranks second in govt requests for user data from Facebook in first half of 2019; US tops
  • Govt asks airlines to have Swachh Bharat-themed cover page for in-flight magazines
  • Home Ministry and UN Women launch awareness campaign to end violence against women
  • Ramesh Hospitals Vijayawada sets Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of cardiac surgery patients at one place
  • Agriculture Ministry to hold International Conference on Agricultural Statistics in New Delhi on Nov 18-21

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • Foreign exchange reserves touch a new high of USD 447.81 billion in the week to November 8
  • Govt won’t release Consumer Expenditure Survey results of 2017-2018 due to data quality issues
  • DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) establishes Development Council for Bicycle
  • ‘Titan’s watch brand Sonata launches smartwatches – Stride and Stride Pro from Rs. 2995
  • Mahindra Group subsidiary Classic Legends launches Jawa Perak motorcycle at Rs 1.94 lakh
  • Vodafone Idea reports a loss of Rs 50,921 crore for July-September quarter, highest ever for any Indian company

International Current Affairs

  • India pledges to contribute $13.5 mn for UN development activities for 2020
  • Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is 2020 Republic Day chief guest
  • BRICS Summit held in Brasilia on November 13-14; theme ‘BRICS: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future’
  • Swedish PEN’s Tucholsky Prize awarded to detained Chinese-Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai
  • Branko Lustig, producer of ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘Gladiator’, dies art 87

Sports Current Affairs

  • Sharad Kumar and Mariyappan Thangavelu win silver and bronze respectively in high-jump at World Para-Athletics


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