Most Important Current Affairs of the Day- 22.11.2019

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Most Important Current Affairs of the Day- 22.11.2019

1. Manu, Elavenil, Divyansh win gold in ISSF World Cup Final

  • India’s young shooters touched another sensational high with Manu Bhaker, Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Panwar clinching gold medals in their respective events to give the country its best ever single-day show in the ISSF World Cup Finals here on Thursday.
  • The 17-year-old Bhaker fired her way to the gold with a junior world record in the women’s 10m air pistol event, while the 20-year-old Elavenil claimed the top honours in the women’s 10m air rifle competition.
  • Later, another teen sensation Divyansh, who is all of 17, finished on top in the men’s 10 air rifle competition with a final score of 250.1.
  • India are currently top of the table with three gold medals, followed by China (two gold, one silver, one bronze).
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Who recently won the women’s 10m air rifle gold at ISSF World Cup Finals? Elavenil Valarivan
    2. Who won the men’s 10m air rifle gold at 2019 ISSF World Cup Finals? Divyansh Panwar

2. India and Finland sign an MoU for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism

  • A Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Government of Finland was signed for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism.
  • The MOU was signed by Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister for Culture and Tourism(Independent Charge), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Minister for Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Government of Finland Mr TimoHarakka.
  • India and Finland have enjoyed a strong diplomatic and long economic relationship. The two countries now desiring to strengthen and further develop the established relationship have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism.

    About Finland:

    • Capital: Helsinki
    • President: Sauli Niinistö
    • Prime Minister: Antti Rinne
    • Currency: Euro
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Recently India and Finland has signed an MoU for strengthening cooperation in which field? Tourism
    2. What is the capital of Finland? Helsinki

3. Arundhati Scheme: Assam Govt to gift 10 gm of gold to every bride

  • The Assam government announced that it will offer 10 grams of gold as a gift to every adult bride who has completed at least 10th standard and has registered her marriage.
  • State Finance Minister Himant Biswa Sarma said that there are some other conditions to get the benefit of ‘Arundhati Swarna Yojana’.
  • The scheme will cost about Rs 800 crore annually on the government exchequer. The scheme will start on January 1, 2020.

    About Arundhati Scheme:

    • The annual income of the bride’s family must be less than five lakh rupees to avail the scheme.
    • Minimum age should be 18 years and 21 years for the bride and bridegroom respectively.
    • The Assam state government will not give the gold directly but Rs. 30,000 to purchase 10 gms of gold.
    • The family has to register their marriage under the Special Marriage (Assam) Rules, 1954.
    • Minimum educational qualification criteria have been relaxed for the tribes and workers of tea gardens.
    • The eligible bride and bridegroom must apply for the scheme before the date of their wedding.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Recently under which scheme of Assam Government, 10 grams of gold will be gifted to each bride who has completed at least 10th standard and has registered her wedding? Arundhati Swarna Yojana
    2. How many grams of gold will be gifted to each bride under the Arundhati scheme of the Government of Assam? 10 gm
    3. Arundhati Swarna Yojana has been recently launched by which state government? Assam government

4. Bangalore is India’s top-ranked city in new global prosperity index

  • Bangalore emerged as India’s highest ranked city at No. 83 in a new index of the world’s 113 cities in terms of economic and social inclusivity, topped by Zurich in Switzerland.
  • The first-ever Prosperity & Inclusion City Seal and Awards (PICSA) Index, released in the Basque Country capital of Bilbao in northern Spain, is designed to showcase not only the quantity of economic growth of a city but also its quality and distribution across populations.
  • Delhi at 101 and Mumbai at 107 are the other Indian cities to make at the index, with the top 20 awarded a PICSA Seal as the world’s highest-ranked cities building inclusive prosperity.
  • Zurich, as the number one, scores strongly across all measures, particularly on quality of life, work, housing, leisure, safety, and education — with the Swiss higher education system attaining an especially high score.
  • Vienna, the Austrian capital in second place, scores close to top marks on healthcare. Copenhagen, Luxembourg and Helsinki complete the top five.
  • Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Which city has emerged as India’s highest ranked city at No. 83 in a new global prosperity index PICSA? Bangalore
    2. Which city has topped the first-ever Prosperity & Inclusion City Seal and Awards (PICSA) Index 2019? Zurich

5. NIA to host first counter-terrorism cooperation exercise for ‘Quad’ countries

  • The National Investigation Agency is hosting the first counter-terrorism exercise for the “Quad” countries — India, the US, Japan and Australia — at the NIA headquarters in Delhi
  • The ‘CT-TTX’ (counter-terrorism table-top exercise) is first such engagement among the Quad countries on regional and global issues of common interest and also in the domain of counter-terrorism and cooperation.
  • The exercise is aimed to enable the participating countries to understand much better the response systems to terror incidents that exist in other member countries.

    About National Investigation Agency:

    • The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is a central agency established by the Indian Government to combat terror in India.
    • Formed: 2009
    • Headquarters: New Delhi, India
    • Governing body: Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India
    • Elected officer responsible: Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs
    • Agency executive: Y. C. Modi, IPS, Director General
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Which government agency will host the first-ever counter-terrorism (CT) exercise for the Quad countries in New Delhi? National Investigation Agency

6. Saroj Khan named Cine Dancers Association’s brand ambassador

  • Choreographer Saroj Khan has been named as the brand ambassador of Cine Dancers Association.
  • Saroj added that the association will give free education to dancers’ girl children
  • Saroj will also be approving girls and boys who want to become dancers.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Which veteran choreographer has been named as the brand ambassador of Cine Dancers Association? Saroj Khan

7. Senior journalist Nilkanth Khadilkar passes away

  • Senior journalist Nilkanth Khadilkar died after a brief illness.
  • Khadilkar, 85, was the editor of Marathi newspaper Navakal, died at a private hospital in suburban Bandra, family sources said.
  • He was the editor of the newspaper for 27 years and had gained popularity for his hard-hitting editorials which became the daily’s popular feature.
  • Khadilkar was also author of a few books, including “Practical Socialism: musings from a tour of Russia”.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Neelkanth Khadilkar, who died recently, was the editor of ___ newspaper named Navakal. Marathi

8. Dr Jitendra Singh to inaugurate ‘Destination North East’ Festival

  • The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the ‘Destination North East’ Festival in Varanasi, Uttar Pradeshon 23rd November, 2019.
  • The festival is being organised by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Government of India.
  • This is going to be a four-day event from 23rd to 26th November 2019 at IIT BHU grounds, Varanasi.
  • The Previous editions of ‘Destination North East’ were held in Delhi and Chandigarh. Destination NE 2019 will provide live experience to the audience.
  • All 8 states will be present at the event along with their handicrafts, handloom, organic products and cultural troupes.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. This year’s ‘Destination North East’ Festival is themed on which region of India? Varanasi
    2. Who will inaugurate the ‘Destination North East’ Festival in Varanasi? Dr Jitendra Singh

    9. RBI appoints 3-member advisory panel to help DHFL administrator

  • Banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of India has set up a three-member panel to assist the recently appointed administrator of the embattled shadow bank — Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DHFL).
  • The Reserve Bank has decided to take the financial institution to the insolvency board as it continued defaulting on debt multiple times, along with concerns over governance. As a result, the central bank had superseded the DHFL board, with the appointment of administrator — R Subramaniakumar.
  • The central bank has now appointed three more people, who will act as advisors to administrators.
  • The administrators include Rajiv Lall, Non-Executive Chairman, IDFC First Bank; N S Kannan, Managing Director and CEO, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and NS Venkatesh, Chief Executive, Association of Mutual Funds in India.
  • The Reserve Bank, in the exercise of powers conferred under section 45 IE 5(a) of the RBI Act 1934, has constituted a three-member Advisory Committee to assist the Administrator of DHFL in the discharge of his duties,”
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Recently Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed an advisory panel of how many members to assist the administrator of the embattled shadow bank -Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DHFL)? three
  2. Recently Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has dissolved the board of DHFL and appointed ___ as Administrator. R Subramaniakumar

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