Daily Current Affairs 28 November 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 28 November 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 28 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 28 November 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Guru Ghasidas National Park

  • Chhattisgarh Government has decided to declare Guru Ghasidas National Park in Koriya district as a tiger reserve.
  • Other Tiger Reserve:
  • Indravati in Bijapur district.
  • Udanti-Sitanadi in Gariaband.
  • Achanakmar in Bilaspur.
  • Governor of Chhattisgarh: Anusuiya Uikey.

2. Book ‘Hemant Karkare -A Daughter’s Memoir’

  • Book titled ‘Hemant Karkare -A Daughter’s Memoir’ by his daughter JuiKarkare Navare was released in Mumbai.
  • Hemant Karkare AC was the chief of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad. He was killed in action by Pakistani terrorists during 2008 Mumbai attacks. In 2009, he was posthumously given the Ashoka Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry decoration.

3. Immunisation campaign against the filariasis or Filaria

  • Uttar Pradesh Government has launched a massive immunisation campaign against the filariasis or Filaria.
  • The central government has set the year 2021 as the deadline for complete eradication of filaria in the country.
  • Filariasis is a parasitic disease caused by an infection with roundworms of the Filarioidea type. These are spread by blood-feeding diptera such as black flies and mosquitoes.

International News

1. Counter-terror Cooperation between India-Uzbekistan

  • India and Uzbekistan have signed a pact for strengthening of cooperation in the fields of counter-terrorism.
  • Uzbekistan: Capital: Tashkent || Currency: Uzbekistani soʻm.

2. International Press Freedom Award

  • Indian journalist Neha Dixit is the recipients of International Press Freedom Award by Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
  • The Committee to Protect Journalists is an American independent non-profit, non-governmental organization, based in New York City, New York with correspondents around the world. CPJ promotes press freedom and defends the rights of journalists.
  • Founder: Michael Massing || Founded: 1981 || Headquarters: New York
  • Neha Dixit is a journalist from India. She writes in depth, long form investigative reports on gender, politics and social justice in South Asia.

3. Exercise ‘Milan 2020’

  • Indian Navy will host military drill ‘Multilateral Naval Exercise (Milan 2020)’ in March 2020.
  • 41 nations from South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe that share defence cooperation with India.
  • Chief of the Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.

4. ‘Billboard’ 2019 Woman of the Year

  • Singer Billie Eilish named ‘Billboard’ 2019 Woman of the Year.
  • Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell is an American singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Highland Park, Los Angeles.
  • Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.

Business News

1. Suman Billa is set to join UNWTO

  • Kerala cadre senior IAS officer Suman Billa will join the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as the Director of its Technical Cooperation and Silk Road Development
  • The World Tourism Organization is the United Nations specialized agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
  • Headquarters location: Madrid, Spain || Founded: October 1975 || Abbreviation: UNWTO || Area: Europe || Parent organization: United Nations Economic and Social Council || Heads: Zurab Pololikashvili, TalebRifai

2. ‘Quality Ratna’ Award

  • Chairman of Sundram Fasteners Ltd. Suresh Krishna was conferred the ‘Quality Ratna’ award by the CII Institute of Quality at its 27th Quality Summit held in Bengaluru.
  • Competition Commission of India is a statutory body of the Government of India responsible for enforcing The Competition Act, 2002 throughout India and to prevent activities that have an appreciable adverse effect on competition in India. It was established on 14 October 2003.
  • Founded: 14 October 2003 || Objectives: Prevent activities that have an adverse effect on competition in India || Jurisdiction: India || Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Ashok Kumar Gupta is the current Chairperson of the CCI.

3. Forbes India Leadership Award

  • Fila Best CEO: Manu Kumar Jain of Xiaomi India.
  • Forbes is an American business magazine. Published bi-weekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, politics, and law. Its headquarters is located in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Sports News

1. Ekalabya Award for 2019

  • Weightlifter Jhilli Dalabehera from Odisha will receive the 27th Ekalabya Award for 2019.
  • Ekalabya Award is instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust comprises a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation.

2. IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker

  • The IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker is a footballing award which, since 2006, is given annually to the best playmaker of the year, as chosen by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).
  • Winner for 2019: Lionel Messi

3. 63rd National Shotgun Shooting Championship

  • The 63rd National Shotgun Shooting Championship was held in New Delhi.
  • Sangram Dahiya and Varsha Varman clinched double trap titles in men’s and women’s category respectively.

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