Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 20 November 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 20 November 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Avalanche hits Army patrol in Siachen Glacier; 4 soldiers, 2 porters killed
  • NIA (National Investigation Agency) hosting first ‘CT-TTX’ (counter-terrorism table-top exercise) for the ‘Quad’ countries (India, the US, Japan and Australia) in New Delhi on November 21-22
  • Google removes secessionist mobile application ‘2020 Sikh Referendum’ from its Play Store
  • British naturalist & broadcaster Sir David Attenborough wins 2019 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development
  • AP govt. hikes financial assistance to Christians for undertaking pilgrimage to Jerusalem and other Biblical places

JALLIANWALA BILL

  • Parliament passes Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill 2019
  • The bill removes the provision of having the Congress president as a permanent member in the trust that runs the Memorial

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • owned banks reported frauds of over Rs 95,700 crore in the first 6 months of 2019-20: Finance Minister
  • GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers) delivers FPV (Fast Patrol Vessel) ICGS ‘Amrit Kaur’ to Indian Coast Guard
  • IRCTC, Karnataka sign agreement to restart Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020
  • Lenovo launches ThinkBook laptops for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)
  • Infosys tops Rs 10,000-crore exports in 2018-19, recognised as IT Ratna of Karnataka by Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)
  • Visakhapatnam Police launch robot CYBIRA that can automatically take complaints
  • Second edition of South Asia Safety Summit held in New Delhi

International Current Affairs

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays floral tributes to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at the Indian National Army (INA) Memorial in Singapore
  • US backs Israel’s right to build settlements in occupied West Bank in the Palestinian territories
  • Pakistan lifts ban on the postal mail services with India that were imposed in August
  • World Toilet Day observed on November 19, 2019 with its theme as ‘Leaving No One Behind’

Sports Current Affairs

  • ITF announces Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan as venue for India-Pakistan Asia/Oceania Group 1 Tie of Davis Cup tennis on November 29-30

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