Daily Current Affairs 8 November 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 8 November 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 8 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 8 November 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Assam Rifles should be merged with Indo Tibetan Border Police

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs has proposed that the Assam Rifles should be merged with Indo Tibetan Border Police and serve under the operational control of Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • The Assam Rifles is the oldest paramilitary force of India. The unit can trace its lineage back to a paramilitary police force that was formed under the British in 1835 called Cachar Levy.
  • Founded: 1835 || General nature: Federal law enforcement || Headquarters: Shillong || Motto: Sentinels of the North East

2. YOLO Health ATM

  • Indian Railways has installed two Health ATMs ‘YOLO Health ATM’ at Lucknow railway station.
  • ‘YOLO Health ATM’ provides 16 health check-ups for Rs 50-100.

3. ICGS Annie Besant

  • Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd has delivered Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Annie Besant to Indian Coast Guard.
  • Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, abbreviated as GRSE, is one of India’s leading shipyards, located in Kolkata, West Bengal. It builds and repairs commercial and naval vessels. Presently GRSE has also started building export ships in a mission to expand its business.

4. Odisha with Tata Strive and Tech Mahindra

  • Government of Odisha has signed a pact with Tata Strive and Tech Mahindra for skill upgradation of state’s youth.
  • Tata STRIVE is the skill development Initiative of Tata Trusts, addresses the pressing need of skilling India’s youth for employment, entrepreneurship and community enterprise.
  • Capital: Bhubaneswar || Governor: Ganeshi Lal || Chief minister: Naveen Patnaik

International News

1. Report on Terrorism 2018 by US State Department

  • List of Deadliest Terror Outfit in World
  • 1. Taliban (Afghanistan)
  • 2. ISIS
  • 3. Al-Shabaab (Africa)
  • 4. Boko Haram (Africa)
  • 5. Communist Party of Philippines
  • 6. Communist Party of India (Maoist)

2. International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

  • The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is an international day observed annually on November 6.
  • It was established on November 5, 2001, by the United Nations General Assembly.

3. Parliamentary summit of G20 countries

  • Lok sabha speaker of India Om Birla addressed the 6th Parliamentary Summit of G20 countries in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Theme: Trade, Technology and Sustainable Development.
  • Japan: President: Shinzo Abe || Capital: Tokyo || Currency: Yen.

Business News

1. Qatar Airways with Indogo 6E

  • IndiGo and Qatar Airways has entered into a oneway codeshare, which will allow them to place its code on IndiGo and will have a stake in Indigo6E.
  • IndiGo is an Indian low-cost airline headquartered at Gurgaon, Haryana, India. It is the largest airline in India by passengers carried and fleet size, with a 48.2% domestic market share as of September 2019.
  • Parent company: Interglobe Aviation Ltd || CEO: Rahul Bhatia || Founders: Rahul Bhatia, Rakesh Gangwal
  • Qatar Airways, is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar. || CEO: Akbar Al Baker

2. India Internet 2019 Report

  • According to the ‘India Internet 2019’ Report Kerala’s Internet penetration rate is the second highest in India with 54% penetration, next only to Delhi NCR with 69% penetration.
  • ‘India Internet 2019’ Report is published by Internet And Mobile Association of India.
  • Internet & Mobile Association of India is a not-for-profit industry body registered under the Societies Act, 1896. Its mandate is to expand and enhance the online and mobile value added services sectors.
  • Headquarters: Mumbai || Founded: 2004

3. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has launched Instant Digital Savings and Instant FD Account for the users.
  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank: Headquarter: Bengaluru || Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer: Samit Kumar Ghosh.

4. Tech Mahindra’s New Acquisition

  • Tech Mahindra has acquired New York-based ‘BORN Group’ for $95 million.
  • Tech Mahindra: MD & CEO: CP Gurnani || Headquarters: Pune, Maharashtra
  • Tech Mahindra Limited is an Indian multinational subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, providing information technology services and business process outsourcing to companies in various vertical and horizontal markets.

Sports News

1. Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

  • The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is a Twenty20 cricket domestic championship in India, organized by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), among the teams from Ranji Trophy.
  • The 2019–20 edition of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy has started.
  • Karnataka are the defending champions.
  • Syed Mushtaq was an Indian cricketer, a right-handed opening batsman who holds the distinction of scoring the first overseas Test century by an Indian player when he scored 112 against England at Old Trafford in 1936.

2. Asian Shooting Championships 2019

  • Manu Bhaker has won Gold Medal in Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event at Asian Shooting Championships 2019.
  • Vivaan Kapoor and Manisha Keer has won Gold Medal in junior trap mixed event at the Asian Shooting Championships 2019.

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