Daily Current Affairs 11th November 2019

1. Railway Ministry successfully conducted one of the world’s largest recruitment exercises for filling up critical safety and operational posts and has reached its completion stage.

 

2. Four Indian-Americans, including a former White House Technology Policy Adviser, have won state and local elections held in the United States.

 

3. (a) The Ministry of Tourism participated in the three-day-long World Travel Market (WTM) from November 04-06, 2019 in London, UK.

(b) The theme for India Pavilion at WTM 2019 was ‘Incredible India – Find the Incredible India’.

 

4. (a) The Andhra Pradesh Government is set to introduce English medium in government schools for first to eighth standard starting from the next academic year.

(b) Under the programme the basic amenities in schools will be improved and in the first phase it would be taken up in 15,000 schools.

(c) This phase would be completed by March 2020.

 

5.(a) The 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Water Management was held in Pune on 6 November 2019.

(b) It was inaugurated by Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the Union Minister of Jalshakti.

(c) He announced that India would achieve the target of providing safe drinking water to everyone by 2024.

(d) The conference highlighted the need for the states to work towards seamless data transfer on water.

 

6. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is on a 3-day visit to Netherlands during which he will hold comprehensive discussion on bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest.

 

7. (a)Bihar state government has announced a ban on auto-rickshaws running on diesel on 6 November 2019.

(b) It will be effective from 31 January 2021.

(c) The move comes after Patna recorded the worst air quality of the season in India on 5 November 2019.

(d) The owners of the auto-rickshaws will be encouraged to switch over to Compressed natural gas (CNG) or battery-operated systems.

 

8. (a) The Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah addressed the 10th Meeting of the Heads of Departments of SCO Member States.

(b) The meeting dealt with the prevention and elimination of emergency situations.

(c) India attaches special importance to SCO as an excellent platform for synergizing the efforts of all member States in the field of multilateral, political, security, etc.

 

9. Legal Services Day: 9th November

 

10. Commerce and Industry and Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal, will be on tour to Brazil and the United States from 9-14 November 2019.

 

11. (a) The Mid Planning Conference (MPC) for MILAN exercise concluded at HQENC Visakhapatnam 08 Nov 19.

(b) The three-day conference was attended by 29 delegates from 17 friendly Foreign Navies.

(c) The scope of exercise planned during the harbour and sea phase of MILAN 2020 was discussed in detail.

(d) MILAN, series of biennial multilateral naval exercise commenced in 1995.

 

12. International Day of Radiology: 8 November

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