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November 10, 2019

10th November 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (10th November 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 10th November 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (10th November) is World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) / World Science Day.
    • This day is annually observed on November 10 to raise awareness of the benefits of science worldwide.
    • World Science Day for Peace and Development 2019 Theme : "Open Science, leaving no one behind".
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be on a 3 day visit to Netherlands from tomorrow.
    • During this visit, he will hold comprehensive discussion on bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest.
    • He will also interact with members of the foreign affairs committee of the House of Representatives of the Dutch Parliament and Dutch dignitaries across the political spectrum. 
  • Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is visiting United Arab Emirates (UAE). 
    • During this visit, he will attend the inaugural Ministerial session of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference
    • Accompanied by officials and business delegation, the Minister is scheduled to meet his UAE counterpart Minister of Energy and Industry, Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei
    • Both the countries will discuss issues of bilateral hydrocarbon as well as steel sector engagements. 
    • He will also explore the opportunities for steel exports to the middle east countries.
  • Germany yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that separated the city into Communist East and Democratic West for almost three decades. 
    • After the fall of the wall in 1989, East and West Germany reunified in 1990. 
  • The 9th edition of Dhaka Lit Fest concluded with book lovers enjoying its sessions despite the constant drizzle caused by the cyclonic storm Bulbul.
    • More than 20,000 people visited the Lit fest which ended with a poetry recital by Tishani Doshi.
    • Over the 3 day of the festival 200 speakers, performers and thinkers, took part in discussions on diverse topics.
  • In Brazil, former President  Lula da Silva walked free from jail after spending a year and a half behind bars for corruption.
    • The 74-year-old leftist icon embroiled in a massive corruption scandal which has engulfed some of Brazil's most influential politicians and business leaders. 
    • Even though he is now free, Lula will be barred by his criminal record from resuming his political career.
  • In Mauritius, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth claimed victory in the election today as official preliminary results showing his alliance taking a comfortable lead over rivals in the Indian Ocean nation.
National Current Affairs
  • Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad is being celebrated with traditional fervour in various parts of the country today.
    • President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have greeted the people on the occasion.
  • Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has invited the single largest party (BJP) to form the government. 
    • He has given BJP time till November 11 to prove majority. 
    • Note : Yesterday, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis had resigned as Maharashtra Chief Minister amid BJP's ongoing tensions with Shiv Sena over '50:50' formula and Chief Ministerial post.
  • Sanskrit Bharati Vishwa Sammelan, a 3-day mega event for discussing ideas, theories and research findings in the ancient Sanskrit language, is currently underway in New Delhi
    • Thousands of delegates and Sanskrit lovers from across the world are participating in this first-of-its-kind global conference.
  • Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad today said that the Government will set up One lakh digital villages in the country in the coming years. 
    • Around 800 such villages are already operational on pilot basis.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed banks not to charge savings bank account customers for online transactions in the NEFT system with effect from January 2020
    • The central bank had recently waived the charges it levied on banks for NEFT and RTGS transactions. 
    • The RBI said it will also enable processing of e-mandates for transactions through UPI.
  • The Reserve Bank has also increased the household income limits for borrowers of Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) from 1 lakh to 1.25 lakh rupees
    • This move is aimed at strengthening credit to those at the bottom of the economic pyramid in rural areas. 
    • Similarly, the limit has been increased from 1.6 lakh for urban or semi-urban areas to 2 lakh rupees.
  • India's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has lowered its lending rates by 5 basis points across all tenors,.
    • It has also sharply slashed the deposits pricing between 15 and 75 basis points. 
    • This is the 7th consecutive cut in lending rates by the bank this fiscal.
    • Note : With this reduction, the one year Marginal Cost Of Funds-Based Lending (MCLR), to which most of its loan prices are linked, will come down to 8 per cent
Science & Technology
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today unveiled its 1st all-electric experimental aircraft, "X-57 Maxwell", that's being developed since 2015. 
    • The aircraft, having 14 electric motors, would be the agency's 1st crewed experimental plane to be developed in two decades. 
Books & Authors
  • Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi inaugurated the Assamese version of the book Courts of India in Guwahati today.
    • The book has captures the historical developments which took place in the history of nation's courts. 
    • The various chapters of the book narrates the historical events of the court.
Sports Current Affairs
  • 15 year old Shafali Varma became the youngest Indian cricketer to score a half-century after her stunning innings of 73 runs of 49 balls in the first T20 International against West Indies. 
    • With this, she broke the 30-year-old record of batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.
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