Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 9 November 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 9 November 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • withdraws SPG (Special Protection Group) protection from Sonia Gandhi, Rahul and Priyanka
  • 10th Meeting of Heads of Departments of SCO Member States, dealing with the prevention and Elimination of Emergency Situations, held in New Delhi
  • Cabinet Secretary chairs NCMC meeting to review preparedness to deal with Severe Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ over West Bengal and Odisha
  • Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis resigns; asked to continue as ‘acting chief minister’ by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • IAF launches multiplayer version of its interactive mobile game ‘Indian Air Force – A Cut Above’

3 GUINESS World Records AT IISF

  • Students created 3 Guinness World Records at India International Science Festival (IISF) held in Kolkata from November 5 to 8
  • Students created Guinness WR by forming the world’s largest prototype of a human chromosome
  • 1,598 students created a Guinness WR for the largest astrophysics lesson and assembly of spectroscopes
  • 268 students created Guinness WR of most students assembling radio kits simultaneously

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • Country’s foreign exchange reserves touch a fresh lifetime high of USD 446.098 billion in the week to November 1
    • introduces Steel Scrap Recycling Policy that aims to reduce steel scrap imports
    • Kumar Mangalam Birla conferred ABLF (Asian Business Leadership Forum) Global Asian Award in Dubai

MFI BORROWING LIMITS

  • RBI on November 8, 2019 increased the household income limits for borrowers of NBFC-MFIs from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.25 lakh for the rural areas.
  • The limit has been increased from Rs 1.6 lakh for urban or semi-urban areas to Rs 2 lakh

MOODY’S CREDIT RATING OUTLOOK

  • India’s credit ratings outlook was cut to negative by Moody’s Investors Service
  • The foreign currency rating was retained at Baa2, the second-lowest investment grade score

International Current Affairs

  • UNGA votes 187-3 to condemn United States’ continued embargo against Cuba
  • Donald Trump fined $2 million by US Court for misusing charity for political ends
  • 5 killed as earthquake of 5.8 magnitude strikes Iran’s Azerbaijan province

Sports Current Affairs

  • International Hockey Federation (FIH) selects India to host Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2023
  • IHF names Spain and the Netherlands named as the co-hosts of the 2022 Women’s World Cup
  • CBSE will be observing Fitness Week in the second and third week of November as a part of Fit India Movement

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