Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 7 November 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 7 November 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • SC orders incentives of Rs 100 per quintal for Punjab, Haryana and UP farmers who shun stubble-burning
    • Rajasthan Patrika group chairman Gulab Kothari wins Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award given by Press Council of India
    • Coast Guard conducts Regional level Search and Rescue Workshop and Exercise-2019 (ReSAREX-2019) off Goa coast
    • Himachal Pradesh-based start-up NotOnMap (NoM) wins NASSCOM Foundation’s Social Innovation Forum (NSIF) award
    • Finland Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto visits India
    • National School of Drama’s 11th Bal Sangam to be held in New Delhi from November 9 to 12

GCTOC BILL

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the ‘Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill’
  • The anti-terror legislation was passed by the State Assembly in March 2015
  • Under the new Act, intercepted telephonic conversations would now be considered as legitimate evidence

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 40,469.78 (+222), NSE Nifty: 11,961 (+44)
  • Cabinet approves establishment of a ‘Special Window’ to complete stalled housing projects in the Affordable and Middle-Income Housing sector

IORA MEETING

  • The 19th IORA (Indian Ocean Rim Association) Council of Ministers Meeting will be held on November 7 in Abu Dhabi.
  • Theme of the meeting is ‘Promoting a Shared Destiny and Path to Prosperity in the Indian Ocean’
  • Minister of State in the External Affairs Ministry V Muraleedharan is leading the Indian delegation.

International Current Affairs

  • International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict observed on November 6
  • Freedom House releases its ‘Freedom on the Net’ report for 2019, titled ‘The Crisis of Social Media’
  • India gained $755 mn in additional exports to US due to US-China trade war in the first half of 2019: UNCTAD
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh co-chairs 19th IRIGC-M & MTC meeting with his Russian counterpart General Sergey Shoigu in Moscow
  • IRIGC-M & MTC: Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Military-Technical Cooperation
  • Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri inaugurates Mathadhis building for Budhanilkantha Narayan Temple in Kathmandu

Sports Current Affairs

  • Brendon Todd of US wins PGA Tour’s Bermuda Championship golf tournament in Los Angeles
  • French cyclist Jacques Dupont, who won gold at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, dies at 91

DAVIS CUP

  • International Tennis Federation agrees to shift India’s Asia/Oceania Group I Davis Cup tie against Pakistan from Islamabad to a neutral venue
  • The new venue of the November 29-30 tie will now be decided by the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF)
  • All India Tennis Association (AITA) has named former India player Rohit Rajpal as the non-playing captain

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