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November 15, 2014

15th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates


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National Affairs
  • The union government today launched a modified scheme for direct transfer of subsidy benefits to domestic users of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
    • The scheme, launched across 54 districts in 11 states including all in Kerala in the first phase, this will be extended to rest of the country by 1 January 2015.
  • The NDA government was framing a new education policy to remove existing loopholes and give maximum and easy access to better education to all sections of the society, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said today.
  • The Kerala government today moved the Supreme Court seeking its direction for lowering the water level in Mullaperiyar dam which has risen to 140 feet and order Tamil Nadu government to frame guidelines for releasing water.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Vrindavan tomorrow to lay the foundation stone for building Lord Krishna's 'Chandrodaya' temple.
International Affairs
  • G-20 Summit begins in Brisbane, Australia today.
    • Host leader - Tony Abbott
    • This is the 9 G-20 Summit.
    • Sustained growth, Energy Security, Climate change issues top on the agenda
    • UN, aid groups called on G20 leaders to intensify response to Ebola outbreak in west Africa, warning of major food crisis if they fail
    • Prime Minister Modi calls upon G20 leaders to insulate reforms from political pressures.
    • He Stresses the need to adopt common strategies to counter global terror.
    • He seeks support from International forums in achieving faster growth rate in India.
    • Modi makes strong pitch for repatriation of black money stashed abroad in BRICS meeting
    • He Emphasizes need to speed up establishment of BRICS development bank.
    • Russian President Vladimir Putin is to walk out of a G20 summit in Australia, after he faced scorn and scepticism from Western leaders over Ukraine despite venturing to paper over Europe's deepest chill in relations since the Cold War.  
    • The 10th G-20 Summit will be held in 2015 at Turkey.
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo today declared itself Ebola-free, after a three-month outbreak of the killer disease claimed at least 49 lives.
  • UN officials today said that a convergence of droughts, harvest failures, locust invasions and political conflicts in Mali have left 4.75 million people without enough to eat.
People in News
  • Chris Parsons, a 53-year old British lawyer will undertake a 1260 kms walk starting Gateway of India in Mumbai to Bengaluru via Goa, Mangalore and Mysore in 30 days to raise $1 million (approximately Rs 6.1 crore) for improving the lives of Indian widows and children.
  • Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani has donated over Rs.11 crore (Rs.111,111,111) for relief works in cyclone hit Andhra Pradesh.
Awards & Honors
  • Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar has become the first man in UN Women’s history to be appointed its Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia.
    • In his new role, he will serve as an advocate for UN Women’s newly-launched HeForShe initiative for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Hollywood Film Awards 2014
    • Best film - Gone Girl
    • Best actor - Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game
    • Best actress - Julianne Moore for Still Alice
    • Best blockbuster - Guardians of the Galaxy
    • Best documentary - Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
    • Best animation - How to Train Your Dragon 2
    • Best director - Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game
    • International award - Jing Tian
Science & Technology
  • India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile from a naval ship off the Odisha coast.  
    • The surface-to-surface Dhanush, a naval variant of India's indigenously-developed 'Prithvi' missile, was test fired from a ship in the Bay of Bengal at around 7.40 PM by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the defence force.
  • Uber taxi services introduces wallet-based payment system in India in the wake of recent regulations, according to which all transactions need to pass through domestic payment systems.
  • Microsoft has announced a browser based version of Skype that will allow users to make audio and video Skype calls on any system.
  • China today successfully launched a new remote sensing satellite, Yaogan-23 into scheduled orbit that will help in scientific experiments, natural resource surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief measures.
  • Boxing India granted permanent membership by International Boxing Association, AIBA .
  • Indian swimmer, Asian Games bronze medallist Sandeep Sejwal wins fourth title at Senior National Aquatic Championship
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  4. For General Awareness section in IBPS clerk,are most questions are covered from Banking awareness or Current affairs? since im new to this exam, anyone having experience,could u please help me on how to prepare for it.

  5. Hi i have also have the exam

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  7. what is highest score in Officer scale -1 in all over india in IBPS rrb.

  8. qns will be asked from both the sections..

  9. india's richestman's wife donating just 11 crore..?? that a headline news??


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