Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 3 November 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 3 November 2019for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Women help desks, more anti-human trafficking units to be set up using Nirbhaya fund: WCD Minister Smriti Irani
  • MP BJP MLA from Pawai, Prahlad Lodhi, disqualified from Assembly following his conviction in a criminal case

NEW J&K, LADAKH MAPS

  • The government released the maps of newly created Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh and the map of India depicting these UTs.
  • The UT of Ladakh consists of two districts of Kargil and Leh while the rest of the erstwhile state of J&K is in the UT of J&K.
  • Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is part of the newly created UT of J&K, while Gilgit-Baltistan is in the UT of Ladakh.

IFFI

  • Golden Jubilee edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2019 to be held in Goa from November 20 to 28
  • French actress Isabelle Huppert to be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Rajinikanth to receive special award titled ‘Icon of Golden Jubilee of IFFI’

International Current Affairs

  • China’s Fosun Tourism acquires Thomas Cook brand; the British travel group had declared bankruptcy in September
  • Thomas Cook India retains the right to use the brand name till 2024.
  • US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin meets RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das in Mumbai

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

  • Unemployment data was released by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) on November 1
  • India’s unemployment rate in October 2019 rose to 8.5%, the highest level since August 2016
  • Urban unemployment rate for October 2019 stood at 8.9%, rural unemployment rate was 8.3%
  • Among States, Tripura and Haryana saw unemployment levels of more than 20% (the highest)
  • Unemployment was the lowest in Tamil Nadu at 1.1%

PEACE & SECURITY INDEX

  • India ranks 133rd among 167 countries in 2019 Women, Peace, and Security Index
  • Index compiled by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security and National Geographic
  • Norway, Switzerland and Finland are the top 3 ranked countries
  • Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen are the bottom 3 ranked countries

PM’S THAILAND VISIT

  • PM addresses ‘Sawasdee PM Modi’ community event in Bangkok on Nov 2
  • Thai translation of Tamil classic ‘Tirukkural’ released
  • Commemorative Coins marking Guru Nanak’s 550th Birth Anniversary released
  • PM to attend 16th ASEAN-India Summit on Nov 3 and the 14th East Asia Summit on Nov 4 in Bangkok
  • PM to attend the 3rd Summit meeting of nations negotiating a RCEP agreement on Nov 4
  • RCEP-Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

SCO MEETING

  • 18th meeting of Council of Heads of Government (CHG) of SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) held at Tashkent in Uzbekistan on November 2, 2019.
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the as the Special Envoy of PM Modi

SAND ART AWARD

  • Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019
  • Pattnaik will get the award at the International Scorrana Sand Nativity in Italy being held from November 13 to 18

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurates Indian govt. supported Guru Nanak Chair at the University of Birmingham
  • International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists observed on November 2

Sports Current Affairs

  • South Africa defeat England to lift Rugby World Cup in Yokohama, Japan

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