Daily Current Affairs 18 November 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 18 November 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 18 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 18 November 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Lt. Cdr. Karabi Gogoi

  • Lt. Cdr. Karabi Gogoi has become the first woman officer from the Indian Navy to be posted as a Defence Attache at an Indian mission abroad.
  • She has been posted as the Assistant Naval Attache at the Indian embassy in Moscow.

2. Sisseri Bridge

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurated Sisseri Bridge which is built by the Border Road Organisation on Pasighat-Bomjir Highway in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Capital: Itanagar || Chief minister: Pema Khandu || Governor: BD Mishra.

3. National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA)

  • National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) was launched in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Aim: To improve learning outcomes at Elementary level through integrated Teacher Trainings.

International News

1. Sri Lanka Presidential election

  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won Sri Lanka Presidential election.
  • President: Gotabhaya Rajapaksa || Capitals: Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte || Currency: Sri Lankan rupee

2. World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on 17th November

  • The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims takes place on the third Sunday in November every year as the appropriate acknowledgment of victims of road traffic crashes and their families.
  • Theme: ‘Road Safety – Safer vehicles’

3. India’s contribution in UN Development Activities for 2020

  • India will contribute USD 13.5 million for various operational activities of development across the United Nations agencies for 2020.
  • The United Nations, is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations.
  • Secretary general: António Guterres || Founded: 24 October 1945, San Francisco, California, US || Headquarters: New York

4. Asian Film Festival Barcelona

  • The Barcelona Asian Film Festival is back with 7th edition with more than a hun-dred films from 25 countries of the Asian continent.
  • Movie ‘Bhonsle’ has won prestigious awards under ‘Best Screenplay’ and ‘Best Director’ categories at the Asian Film Festival Barcelona.
  • Bhonsle is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language drama film written and directed by Devashish Makhija. The film stars Manoj Bajpayee, who is also the co-producer, in the title role of a retired Mumbai cop who befriends a North Indian girl and her brother, when the local politicians are trying to get rid of the migrants.

Business News

1. Tobacco Board of India with Golden Leaf Award

  • Tobacco Board of India has been awarded the Golden Leaf Award at Tab Expo 2019.
  • Tab Expo 2019 event was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Executive Director of Tobacco Board, K. Sunitha, was presented the award.
  • Tobacco Board of India Headquarter: Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

2. Dubai Police International Call Centre Award

  • Uttar Pradesh Police has been awarded third prize in emergency response category at Dubai Police International Call Centre Award.
  • First Place: Singapore Police
  • Second Place: Sharjah Police

3. Insurance cover on bank deposits

  • Government of India is considering proposals to increase the deposit insurance cover provided by Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation.
  • The deposit insurance cover has remained unchanged since 1993 at Rs 1 lakh.
  • Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reserve Bank of India. It was established on 15 July 1978 under the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation Act, 1961 for the purpose of providing insurance of deposits and guaranteeing of credit facilities.
  • Credit and Insurance Institution executive: B. P. Kanungo, Deputy Chairman of RBI || Headquarters location: Mumbai || Founded: 1961

Sports News

1. Tony Mann passes away

  • Former Australia leg-spinner Tony Mann has passed away.
  • Anthony Longford Mann was an Australian cricketer who played in four Tests from 1977 to 1978. He was only the second man in history to score a century in a Test match after being sent in as night-watchman.

2. Delhi and District Cricket Association President

  • Delhi and District Cricket Association President Rajat Sharma has resigned from his post.
  • Rajat Sharma is the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, India TV. He is the anchor and inventor of the very famous TV show “Aap Ki Adalat”. He is popularly known for his pro-BJP inclination of his channel.

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