These current affairs are of 14th November 2019 which could be asked in Bank PO, Bank Clerk, SSC , IBPS PO, IBPS CLERK, SBI PO, SBI CLERK.
President’s rule in Maharashtra: Know all about it
President’s rule was imposed in Maharashtra on November 12, 2019 upon the recommendation of Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyar. The Maharashtra Governor decided on sending the state under the direct rule of the centre after both the BJP and Shiv Sena failed to form the government within the given deadline. Shiv Sena has approached the apex court protesting against the Governor’s move to reject its request demanding extra time to prove the majority.
Supreme Court upholds disqualification of 17 Karnataka MLAs, allows them to contest by-polls
The Supreme Court has upheld former Karnataka Speaker’s decision to disqualify the 17 rebel MLAs of the Congress and JD(S) in Karnataka. The court has, however, allowed then to contest elections. The MLAs were disqualified by the then Legislative Assembly KR Ramesh Kumar ahead of the floor test of the HD Kumaraswamy government.
Israel under attack: Explained
Israel came under heavy attack early morning on November 12, 2019, after Islamic Jihad terrorists launched over 200 rockets from the Gaza strip into the cities and towns of northern and southern Israel. The attack came after killing of top Islamic Jihad leader, Bahaa Abu al-Ata by Israel in an air raid. Overall, almost 220 rockets have been fired at Israel in the past 27 hours.
Chief Justice of India’s office comes under RTI Act: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court, in a historic ruling, directed that the office of Chief Justice will now come under the Right to Information Act. Earlier the CJI office was kept out of the purview of the RTI act. The Supreme Court stated that the CJI office was a public authority and that its secrecy will remain intact during RTI filing.
Bolivia Crisis: Former president Evo Morales granted asylum by Mexico
Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales was granted asylum by Mexico on humanitarian grounds, as his life was threatened in Bolivia. Evo Morales had resigned as the President of Bolivia recently on November 10, amidst increasing pressure from the military and citizens following allegations of manipulating the election results.
Amazon’s Project Zero launched in India
• Amazon has launched a unique campaign called ‘Project Zero’ in India to block counterfeit goods.
• About 7,000 brands in Europe, Japan and the US have already enrolled under this project. A lot of companies from India are participating in it.
• Amazon uses three tools – Automated projections, Self-service counterfeit removal tool and product serialization.
Nita Ambani named to Board of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art
• Nita Ambani was recently named to the board of the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art after years of supporting exhibitions at the biggest US art museum.
• Daniel Brodsky, president of the museum, said that her contribution to preserving and promoting the art and culture of India and “The Mate” is extraordinary.
• Nita Ambani, the wife of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, is the Chairman of Reliance Foundation. Reliance Foundation has been supporting ‘The Mate’ since 2016.
Sri Lanka criminalizes match-fixing and sports betting
• The Sri Lankan parliament has passed a bill related to ‘prevention of sports-related crimes’.
• Now, match-fixing in Sri Lanka will be considered as a criminal offence. This new law, related to match-fixing, will apply to every game.
• As per the bill, Sri Lankan cricketers now have to report corrupt approaches to the Sri Lankan Government.
Nicholas Pooran, WI cricketer, banned for 4 international matches
• ICC has banned West Indies cricketer Nicholas Pooran for four international matches. He had tampered the ball in the third ODI against Afghanistan.
• West Indies team player Nicholas Pooran has broken Level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct.
• It was found in the video footage that Nicholas Pooran is scratching the ball by thumbnail. He will not be able to play the next three T20I and one test match.
Ultima Thule renamed Arrokoth by NASA
• NASA has recently renamed farthest cosmic body, Ultima Thule – Arrokoth or Sky. Earlier, NASA was criticized over the previous name’s Nazi connotations.
• The new name reflects the wondering about the stars and looking at the sky. The name was given because of its natural position.
• Arrokoth also symbolizes ‘icy-object’ which was undisturbed since the solar system was formed about 4.5 billion years ago.