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Most Important Current Affairs of the Day- 25.11.2019

Most Important Current Affairs of the Day- 25.11.2019

1. Eliud Kipchoge, Dalilah Muahammad named world athletes of year

  • Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and US hurdler Dalilah Muhammad were named the World Athletes of the Year in the track and field category.
  • Kipchoge became the first man to run a sub-two-hour marathon, while Muhammad won the world championship 400-meter hurdles competition in world record time.
  • Ukraine’s high jumper Yaroslava Mahuchikh was named the year’s female rising star.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Who have been named the world athletes of the year in track and field category? Eliud Kipchoge and Dalilah Muhammad
    2. In which category, Eliud Kipchoge and Dalilah Muhammad have recently been named world athletes of the year? Track and Field

2. Former MP CM Kailash Chandra Joshi passes away aged 90

  • BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kailash Chandra Joshi passed away at the age of 90 due to an age-related ailment in Bhopal.
  • Born on July 14, 1929, Joshi, who was called as the ‘saint of politics’, served as the state’s chief minister from1977 to 1978.
  • Joshi served as chief minister for six months in 1997-98 when he was a member of the Janata Party. He represented the Bhopal constituency from 2004 to 2014 in the Lok Sabha.
  • Joshi represented the Bagli assembly constituency from 1962 till 1998. He also had a brief stint as member of Rajya Sabha from 2000 to 2004.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Kailash Chandra, who recently passed away, was the former Chief Minister of ___. Madhya Pradesh

3. Lakshya Sen wins Scottish Open title

  • In badminton, India’s Lakshya Sen has won the Scottish Open men’s single title, defeating Brazilian Ygor Coelho to seal his fourth title in three months.
  • The 18-year-old Indian started his year with a silver medal at the Polish Open International Challenge in March.
  • After a series of disappointing exits, Sen went on to win the Belgian International in September, his first title of the year.
  • Within a month, Lakshya won his first BWF Super 100 title at the Dutch Open, with the second one coming soon after, at the SaarLorLux Open in Germany.
  • He will be next seen in action in the Syed Modi International Championship in Lucknow
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Which Indian shuttler has won the Scottish Open men’s single title 2019? Lakshya Sen
    2. Lakshya Sen is related to which sports? Badminton

4. Rafael Nadal clinches sixth Davis Cup title

  • In tennis, world number one Rafael Nadal has clinched sixth Davis Cup title for Spain after beating Denis Shapovalov of Canada.
  • The world number one has won all eight of his rubbers this week to help Spain to a first title since 2011.
  • In 2010 Nadal won three majors, but the 33-year-old will likely look back on 2019 as an extraordinary year as he won the French Open and the US Open, made the Australian Open final and also reached the Wimbledon semifinals.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Who has won the Davis Cup title 2019? Rafael Nadal
    2. Recently world number one Rafael Nadal has clinched ___ Davis Cup title for Spain. Sixth

5. Nawazuddin receives award at Singapore Film Festival for Sacred Games

  • Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui received Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award at the Singapore International Film Festival for his role as Ganesh Gaitonde in the highly popular Netflix show Sacred Games. The actor received the award from a business tycoon from Beijing, Charles Ho.
  • The 30th edition of Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) commenced on November 21. It is set to conclude on December 8.
  • The actor was honoured by the Golden Dragon Award at the Cardiff International Film Festival for his excellence in cinema in the International market.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Which Indian actor has been conferred with Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award at Singapore International Film Festival recently? Nawazuddin Siddiqui
    2. Recently Nawazuddin Siddiqui received Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award at the Singapore International Film Festival for his performance in ___. Sacred Games

6. Muthoot Finance To Buy IDBI Mutual Funds For Rs 215 Crore

  • Major gold finance company Muthoot Finance Ltd (MFIN) said it will acquire IDBI Asset Management Limited and IDBI MF Trustee Company for Rs 215 crore.
  • The acquisition will pave the for Muthoot Finance’s entry into mutual fund asset management space. The transaction is expected to be completed by end of February 2020 subject to receipt of necessary regulatory approvals.
  • Upon closing, both IDBI AMC and IDBI MF Trustee Company will become wholly-owned subsidiary companies of MFIN.
  • Promoted by IDBI Bank in 2010, IDBI Mutual Fund is one of the profit-making AMCs in the mutual fund space with an AUM approx Rs 5,300 crore. IDBI MF runs 22 schemes with robust AUM across products, geography and investors.
  • Upon completion of the transaction, Muthoot Finance will purchase 100 percent equity shares of IDBI Asset Management Limited and IDBI MF Trustee Company Limited held by the sellers.

    About Muthoot Finance Ltd (MFIN):

    • Founded: Kerala, India 1939
    • Headquarters: Kochi, India
    • Chairman: M G George Muthoot
    • MD: George Alexander Muthoot
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Which finance company has announced that it will acquire IDBI Asset Management Limited and IDBI MF Trustee Company for Rs 215 crore? Muthoot Finance Ltd (MFIN)
    2. Recently Muthoot Finance Ltd (MFIN) has announced to buy IDBI Asset Management Limited and IDBI MF Trustee Company for ___. Rs 215 crore

7. Former West Bengal minister Kshiti Goswami dies aged 77

  • Senior Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) leader and former West Bengal minister Kshiti Goswami died at a private hospital in Chennai due to old age- related illness
  • The leader of the RSP, a constituent of the Left Front, served as the state PWD minister for more than two decades — since the late eighties till 2011, when the regime was voted out of power.
  • He was also the state secretary of the RSP for a few years since 2012. Goswami was elected the party’s national general secretary last year during its national conference.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Kshiti Goswami, who recently passed away, was the famous___. Politician

8. RBI Releases List Of Top 30 Wilful Defaulters, Mehul Choksi’s Company Tops List

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has for the first time released a list of top 30 wilful defaulters in response to an RTI application.
  • The list contains the names of usual suspects with absconder Mehul Choksi’s Geetanjali Gems topping the list, followed by REI Agro, Winsome Diamonds, Ruchi Soya, Rotomac Global, Kingfisher Airlines, Kudos Chemie, Zoom Developers, Deccan Chronicle and ABG Shipyard in the top 10.
  • The RBI’s response to an RTI application came four years after the Supreme Court had first directed the central bank to disclose a list of India’s wilful defaulters.
  • In response to a Right to Information (RTI) application filed by a private digital media outlet, RBI released the list of 30 major wilful defaulters.

    The list includes:

    • Gitanjali Gems with a default amount of Rs 5,044 crore, REI Agro (Rs 4,197 crore), Winsome Diamonds (Rs 3,386 crore), Ruchi Soya (Rs 3,225 crore), Rotomac Global (Rs 2,844 crore), Kingfisher Airlines (Rs 2,488 crore), Kudos Chemie (Rs 2,326 crore), Zoom Developers (Rs 2,024 crore), Deccan Chronicle (Rs 1,951 crore), ABG Shpyard (Rs 1,875 crore), Forever Precious Jewellery (Rs 1,718 crore), Surya Vinayak Industries (Rs 1,628 crore), S Kumars Nationwide (Rs 1,581 crore), Gili India (Rs 1,447 crore), Siddhi Vinayak Logistics (Rs 1,349 crore), VMC Systems (Rs 1,314 crore), Gupta Coal India (Rs 1,235 crore), Nakshatra Brands (Rs 1,148 crore), Indian Technomac (Rs 1,091 crore), Shree Ganesh Jewellery House (Rs 1,085 crore), Jain Infraprojects (Rs 1,076 crore), Surya Pharmaceutical (Rs 1,065 crore), Nakoda Limited (Rs 1,028 crore), KS Oils (Rs 1,026 crore), Coastal Projects (Rs 984 crore), Hanung Toys (Rs 949 crore), First Leasing (Rs 929 crore), Concast Steel (Rs 828 crore), Action Ispat (Rs 888 crore) and Diamond Power (Rs 869 crore).
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Which company has topped the list of 30 major willful defaulters released by RBI recently? Geetanjali Gems
    2. Name the chairman of ‘Geetanjali Gems’ which has topped the 30 willful defaulters list released by RBI? Mehul Choksi

9. Immunisation campaign against Filaria in UP starts

  • The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to launch a three-day intensive campaign in 47 districts to eradicate Filaria from Uttar Pradesh. Filaria campaign in Uttar Pradesh will start from 25 November till 10 December.
  • UP Government launched this campaign because the central government has announced to eradicate Filaria from the country by the year 2021. The team will go door-to-door to provide medicine during this campaign.

What is Filaria?

  • Filaria is spread by infected mosquitoes, especially through the parasitic Culex fatigans female mosquito. When this mosquito bites a person suffering from Filaria, it becomes infected. And when this mosquito bites a healthy person, the virus of Filaria enters into the body through the blood and also causes him to suffer from Filaria. But most infections remain unknown or silent and can be detected after a long time. There is no effective cure is available for this disease. Prevention is the only solution.

Filaria in India:

  • Filaria is the world’s second-largest disease that is making people handicapped on a large scale. According to the World Health Organization, 65 million Indians are at risk of this disease.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Which state government has decided to launch a three-day intensive campaign to eradicate Filaria? Uttar Pradesh
  2. Recently Uttar Pradesh government has decided to launch a three-day intensive campaign in 47 districts to eradicate ___. Filaria

    10.AIIA signs MoU with Western Sydney University to promote Ayurveda

  • The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Western Sydney University, Australia aimed at promoting collaboration in research and developing guidelines for integrating Ayurveda principles with modern medicine.
  • Professor Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor of Western Sydney University, Australia and Prof Tanuja Nesari, Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) signed the MoU during the visit of the delegation led by Dan Tehan, Minister for Education, Australian government.
  • The memorandum was agreed and exchanged on the occasion of the event ‘India- Australia International Education and Research Workshop’ held at the Ambedkar International Centre.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Recently with whom, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) has inked a MoU to promote research and developing guidelines for integrating Ayurveda principles with modern medicine? Western Sydney University, Australia

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