Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 29 November 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 29 November 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray sworn in as 18th CM of Maharashtra
  • Maha Vikas Aghadi, an alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, has formed the new government in Maharashtra
  • Lok Sabha passes bill to provide ownership title to over 40 lakh people in unauthorised colonies in the national capital
  • Lok Sabha passes Bill banning manufacture, import or sale of e-cigarettes in the country
  • UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) launches the country chapter of its Accelerator Lab in New Delhi
  • All India Police Science Congress being organised in Lucknow on November 28-29, 2019.
  • Indian Navy test-fires Brahmos supersonic cruise missile of 290-km range
  • Indian Army test fires Spike anti-tank missiles of 4 km range
  • BJP wins Pithoragarh assembly seat in Uttarakhand in byelection
  • West Bengal: Trinamool Congress wins Kaliaganj, Kharagpur Sadar and Karimpur assembly seats in byelections

IFFI

  • 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) concluded in Goa on November 28
  • Golden Peacock Award: ‘Particles’ (French) directed by Blaise Harrison and produced by Estelle Fialon
  • Best Director Award: Lijo Jose Pellissery for ‘Jallikattu’ (Malayalam)
  • Best Actor (Male) Award: Seu Jorge for his role in ‘Marighella’ (Portuguese)
  • Best Actor (Female) Award: Usha Jadhav for her role in ‘Mai Ghatt: Crime No. 103/2005’ (Marathi)
  • Special Jury Award: Pema Tseden for ‘Balloon’ (Chinese)
  • Centenary Award for ‘Best Debut Feature Film of a Director’: Won jointly by Amin Sidi Boumediene for ‘Abou Leila’ and Marius Olteanu for ‘Monsters’
  • ICFT–UNESCO Gandhi Medal: ‘Rwanda’ (Italian)

INDIA CORRUPTION SURVEY

  • Transparency International India (TII) and LocalCircles conducted the ‘India Corruption Survey 2019’ in 20 states
  • Incidents of bribery in the country declined by 10% since last year
  • 51 per cent Indians paid bribe in the last 12 months

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • Grid connected solar power generation capacity at 31,696 Mega Watt (MW) till October 2019
  • Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by Parliament; monetary limits for chit funds raised three-fold
  • Aditya Birla Finance becomes first company to list commercial papers on stock exchanges
  • Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) becomes the first Indian company to cross Rs 10 lakh crore in market capitalisation (m-cap)
  • BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty close at life-time highs of 41,130.17 (+109.56) and 12,151.15 (+50.45) respectively
  • ADB to provide $451 million loan to strengthen power connectivity in Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC)

International Current Affairs

  • Pakistan’s Supreme Court grants six-month conditional extension to Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa
  • US President signs a bill that proposes to impose sanctions on officials targeting pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong

Sports Current Affairs

  • Asian Archery Championships in Bangkok: India’s Deepika Kumari and Ankita Bhakat win gold and silver respectively in the women’s individual recurve event

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