Daily Current Affairs 4 November 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 4 November 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 4 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 4 November 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. National e-Assessment Centre by CBDT

  • CBDT has newly set up National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) for electronically assessing the tax returns,
  • Krishna Mohan Prasad has been appointed as the first Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax of NeAC.

2. New Secretary of Ministry of Power

  • Sanjeev Nandan Sahai has been appointed as the Secretary of Ministry of Power.
  • The Ministry of Power is an Indian government ministry. The current Union Minister of State is Raj Kumar Singh. The ministry is charged with overseeing electricity production and infrastructure development, including generation, transmission, and delivery, as well as maintenance projects.

3. Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 2.0 Portal

  • Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan has launched Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 2.0 Portal in New Delhi.
  • It is a version of mission Indhradanush Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) that aims to achieve 100% immunization.

4. IIT Delhi with ISRO

  • IIT Delhi will set up Space Technology Cell (STC) in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization.
  • ISRO Director: K.Sivan || Headquarters: Bengaluru || Established: 1969.

International News

1. Global Ayurveda Summit 2019

  • The 3rd edition of Global Ayurveda Summit 2019 has started in Kochi, Kerala.
  • Global Ayurveda Summit 2019 is inaugurated by Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan.
  • Theme: ‘Mainstreaming Ayurveda through Startups, Innovation and Branding’.
  • It is organized by Confederation of Indian Industry.

2. The 35th ASEAN Summit

  • The 35th ASEAN Summit has been concluded in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Theme: ‘Advancing Partnership for Sustainability’.
  • East Asia Summit and Regional Comprehensive Economic Summit was also held on the sidelines of 35th ASEAN Summit.
  • PM Modi attended the ASEAN Summit.
  • 10 ASEAN member countries: Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos.

3. UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25)

  • Madrid of Spain will host United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) from 2 to 13 December.
  • The decision was taken following Chile’s stepping down as host for the event due to the ongoing street protests
  • Spain: King: Felipe VI of Spain || Capital: Madrid || Currency: Euro

4. International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

  • The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists is a UN-recognized international day observed annually on 2 November.
  • The day draws attention to the low global conviction rate for violent crimes against journalists and media workers, estimated at only one in every ten cases.

Business News

1. Worlds’ first Block-chain-based Carbon Trading Exchange

  • Worlds’ first Block-chain-based Carbon Trading Exchange was launched in Singapore.
  • It is launched by AirCarbon Pte Company of Singapore.
  • AirCarbon offers Carbon Trading and Carbon Futures for the Airline Industry where carbon credits are tokenized using ERC20 Ethereum Tokens.
  • The AirCarbon Exchange, a collaboration venture with Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (“SEAS”), will provide a ready supply of CORSIA eligible credits (“EEUs”) for airlines and other corporate buyers to acquire Carbon Dioxide (“CO2”) offsets for compliance and voluntary purposes.

2. Dhanlaxmi Bank CEO resigns

  • Dhanlaxmi Bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer T. Latha has resigned.
  • Chairman of Dhanlaxmi Bank: Sanjeev Krishnan || Founded:1927 || Headquarters: Thrissur, Kerala.

3. GeM signs MoU with Indian Bank and Canara Bank

  • Government e-Marketplace (GeM) has signed MoU with Indian Bank and Canara Bank for payment related services.
  • MD & CEO of Indian Bank: Padmaja Chunduru || Headquarter: Chennai.
  • MD & CEO of Canara Bank: R A Sankara Narayanan || Headquarter: Bangalore
  • Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is a one stop portal to facilitate online procurement of common use Goods & Services required by various Government Departments / Organizations / PSUs.

Sports News

1. FIFA Men’s rankings

  • Indian football team dropped to 106th position in the latest FIFA rankings.
  • Top Three:
  • 1. Belgium
  • 2. France
  • 3. Brazil

2. India’s first-ever Day-Night Test match

  • Indian Cricket Team will play its first-ever Day-Night Test Match against Bangladesh.
  • It is scheduled to be held at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata from November 22-26.

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