Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 24 November 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 24 November 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis sworn in as CM of Maharashtra; NCP’s Ajit Pawar as Deputy CM
  • Poonch Link Up Day celebrated by Indian Army on Nov 23
  • 50th Conference of Governors and Lt. Governors being organised at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi from Nov 22 to 23
  • ‘Destination North East’ festival being held in Varanasi from Nov 23 to 26
  • Veteran actor Shaukat Kaifi dies in Mumbai at the age of 91

DRINKING WATER

  • Results of National Sample Survey (NSS) on drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and housing condition released
  • 5% families in rural areas and 97.5% in cities used ‘improved drinking water’ during July-December 2018 from sources including tube wells, tankers and piped supply.

DISABILITIES

  • Results of National Sample Survey (NSS) on Persons with Disabilities were released.
  • Overall percentage of persons with disability in the population was 2.2% during July-December 2018
  • Among males, prevalence of disability was 2.4%, while it was 1.9% among females
  • The figure was 2.3% in rural and 2% in urban areas

LITERACY RATE

  • Results of National Sample Survey (NSS) on literacy were released
  • Literacy rate among those in the age group of seven years and above was 77.7% during July 2017-June 2018.
  • Literacy rate was 73.5% in rural and 87.7% in urban areas

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • Global Bio-India Summit 2019 organised in New Delhi by the Department of Biotechnology, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), CII, Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) and Invest India
  • All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) signs MoU with Western Sydney University for collaboration in research

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

  • The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation released its Quarterly Bulletin on employment
  • The urban unemployment rate fell to 9.3% during January-March 2019 from 9.8% in April-June 2018.
  • Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) for all ages is estimated as 36% in the urban areas during January-March 2019 as compared to 35.6% during April- June 2018.

SENSEX REJIG

  • YES Bank, Vedanta, Tata Motors and Tata Motors DVR will exit benchmark Sensex to make way for Titan Company, UltraTech and Nestle India.
  • The changes will be effective December 23.

Sports Current Affairs

  • Madhya Pradesh: Sportspersons will get 5% reservation in government jobs
  • India’s Fouaad Mirza secures an Olympic quota in men’s Equestrian

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