Daily Current Affairs 24 November 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 24 November 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 24 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 24 November 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. First-ever woman pilot for Navy

  • Lieutenant Shivangi has become the first-ever woman pilot for Navy.
  • Chief of the Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.

2. Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2019

  • Minister of the Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda has conferred the Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2019 awards.
  • Top-ranked state: Tamil Nadu
  • Top-ranked district: Peddapalli of Telangana
  • State with the maximum citizen participation: Uttar Pradesh.

3. President’s Colour to Indian Naval Academy

  • The Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces, President Ram Nath Kovind awarded President’s Colour to Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala at Kochi, Kerala.
  • The President’s Colour is the highest honour bestowed upon a military unit.
  • Chief of the Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.

3. National Cadet Corps 71st Raising Day

  • National Cadet Corps observed its 71st Raising Day on 24 November.
  • The National Cadet Corps is the youth wing of Armed Forces with its Headquarters at New Delhi, Delhi, India. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis.
  • Motto: Unity and discipline || Director General: Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra || Founder: Government of the United Kingdom || Founded: 16 April 1948 || Headquarters location: New Delhi || Role: Student Uniformed Group

International News

1. International Children’s Peace Prize

  • Swedish Climate Activist Greta Thunberg was awarded International Children’s Peace Prize by the Dutch Kids Right Organization.
  • The prizes were distributed by 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi.

2. Global Bio-India Summit

  • The Global Bio-India Summit 2019 has started in New Delhi.
  • It provides opportunity to showcase potential of India’s biotech sector.
  • India’s first largest biotechnology stakeholders’ congregation Global Bio-India (GBI) Summit-2019.

3. Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the year

  • Oxford Dictionary has named ‘Climate Emergency’ as its 2019 Word of the Year.
  • The Oxford English Dictionary is the principal historical dictionary of the English language, published by Oxford University Press.

4. NIA’s first-ever Counter-Terrorism Exercise

  • National Investigation Agency will host the first-ever Counter-Terrorism (CT) Exercise between USA, India, Australia, and Japan in New Delhi.
  • The National Investigation Agency is a central agency established by the Indian Government to combat terror in India. It acts as the Central Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency. The agency is empowered to deal with terror related crimes across states without special permission from the states.
  • Agency executive: YC Modi, IPS, Director General || General nature: Federal law enforcement || Headquarters: New Delhi || Elected officer responsible: Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs || Founder: Radha Vinod Raju

Business News

1. ‘Third Umpire’ RT-PCR Machines

  • Kolkata has installed first of its kind high-end Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Machine named ‘Third Umpire’.
  • Aim: It is for quick detection of diseases like dengue, tuberculosis and swine flu.
  • Jagdeep Dhankhar is the governor of West Bengal.

2. RBI supersedes DHFL Board

  • RBI has superseded DHFL board to initiate the process of resolution of the company under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy rules.
  • DHFL is thus all set to become India’s first financier to land up in bankruptcy courts.
  • Former MD and CEO of Indian Overseas Bank R Subramaniakumar has been appointed as the administrator for the process.
  • Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd. is a deposit-taking housing finance company, headquartered in Mumbai with branches in major cities across India. DHFL was established to enable access to affordable housing finance to the lower and middle income groups in semi-urban and rural parts of India.

3. Film Bazaar by National Film Development Corporation

  • Film Bazaar by the National Film Development Corporation, was inaugurated by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India in Go.
  • It encourages creative and financial collaboration between the South Asian and International film communities.
  • Information and Broadcasting Minister: Prakash Javadekar.

Sports News

1. Davis Cup 2019

  • Winner: Spain
  • Runner-up: Canada
  • The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men’s tennis. It is run by the International Tennis Federation and is contested annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format.

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