Daily Current Affairs 12 November 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 12 November 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 12 November 2019. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 12 November 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019

  • Tata Literature Live! Honoured ShantaGokhale with Lifetime Achievement award for 2019.
  • ShantaGokhale is an Indian writer, translator, journalist and theatre critic.

2. Indian Oil’s 2G Ethanol Plant

  • Ministry of Environment has granted clearance to Indian Oil Corporation to set up a Rs 766-crore 2G Ethanol Plant in Panipat, Haryana.
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited, commonly known as IndianOil is an Indian state government owned oil and gas company headquartered in New Delhi.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi || Chairman: Sanjiv Singh

3. India Justice Report 2019

  • According to ‘India Justice Report 2019’, Maharashtra is the top state in delivering justice to its citizens.
  • 2. Kerala
  • 3. Tamil Nadu
  • 4. Punjab
  • 5. Haryana

4. International Film Festival of India

  • The 50th edition of International Film Festival of India will start from 20th November in Goa.
  • Italian movie ‘Despite the Fog’ will be the opening movie at the International Film Festival of India this year.

International News

1. Prime Minister of Mauritius

  • Pravind Jugnauth has been re-elected as the Prime Minister of Mauritius.
  • Mauritius: Capital: Port Louis || Currency: Mauritian rupee

2. General Vice President at International Organisation Development Association

  • Dr Vinaya Shetty has become the first Indian to be elected to the position of General Vice President at International Organisation Development Association.
  • IODA is an international network of organization development professionals, consultants, practitioners, academics, students and social scientists.
  • President of IODA: Michelle de Bruyn || Formed: 1986.

3. World’s first CNG port terminal

  • Gujarat Government has given its nod to the world’s first CNG port terminal at Bhavnagar.
  • UK based Foresight group and Mumbai based Padmanabh Mafatlal group joint venture will invest Rs.1900 crore to set up a CNG port terminal at Bhavnagar port.

4. Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference

  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan visited UAE to participate in the Inaugural Ministerial Session of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference.
  • Capital: Abu Dhabi || Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham

Business News

1. Government e-Marketplace with Central Bank of India

  • Government e-Marketplace has signed MoU with Central Bank of India to offer an array of services.
  • Central Bank of India, a government-owned bank, is one of the oldest and largest commercial banks in India. It is based in Mumbai which is the financial capital of India and capital city of state of Maharashtra.
  • Headquarters: Mumbai || Founded: 21 December 1911 || Founders: SorabjiPochkhanawala, Pherozeshah Mehta

2. Documentation Identification Number by CBIC

  • Documentation Identification Number System of Central Board of Indirect Taxes (CBIC) has come into existence.
  • Every CBIC communication now will have to have a Documentation Identification Number.
  • The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs is the nodal national agency responsible for administering Customs, GST, Central Excise, Service Tax & Narcotics in India.
  • Chairperson: Pranab Kumar Das || Elected officer responsible: Smt.Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister of India || Founded: 1944 || Headquarters location: New Delhi || General nature: Federal law enforcement || Subsidiary: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence

3. Moody’s revises India’s Economic Outlook

  • American Financial Service Company Moody’s has downgraded Economic Outlook of India to ‘Negative’ from ‘Stable’.
  • Moody’s Corporation, often referred to as Moody’s, is an American business and financial services company. It is the holding company for Moody’s Investors Service, an American credit rating agency, and Moody’s Analytics, an American provider of financial analysis software and services.
  • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States || CEO: Raymond W. McDaniel Jr.

4. World’s first successful satellite-based broadband connectivity to the Arctic

  • Canadian startup Kepler has become the world’s first successful satellite-based broadband connectivity to the Arctic.
  • The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth. The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Northern Canada, Norway, Russia and Sweden.

Sports News

1. Cricketer Shafali Verma

  • Shafali Verma has become the youngest Indian cricketer (15 years) to smash an international fifty.
  • Shafali Verma is an Indian cricketer. In September 2019, she was named in India’s Women’s Twenty20 International squad for their series against South Africa. She made her WT20I debut for India, against South Africa, on 24 September 2019.

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