Current affairs : 08-11-2019

Important Day

  • National Cancer Awareness Day in India - 7 November.


  • Indian–Indonesian Naval Bilateral Exercise conduced from 06 Nov to 07 November in the Bay of Bengal - ‘Samudra Shakti’.
  • On 6 November, the 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Military Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-M&MTC) meeting was held in - Moscow.


  • On 7 November, the High Level Advisory Group (HLAG) set up by the Minister of Commerce has recommended this amnesty scheme to bring black money back in India - Elephant Bond (unaccounted wealth holders can disclose their assets by paying minimum tax and have to invest 40 percent of such wealth).
  • Finance Ministery on 6 November declared that this much amount will be provided to the stressed housing sector - Rs 25000 Cr.
  • As per an analysis of India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra), Labour productivity in India during fiscal year 2015-16 to 2017-18 has fell down over the last eight years to a low of average - 3.7%.


  • For the First time, this Indian institute along with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) launched the web-repository regarding the air quality for the last 60 years - National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI).


  • On 7 November, the 'No Money For Terror' Ministerial Conference was held in - Melbourne, Australia.
  • Host of the next 'No Money For Terror' Conference in 2020 - India.
  • Island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean passed a bill to reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2050 - New Zealand.
  • This Asian country has begun a process to research and develop 6G networks just days after the commercial launch of 5G services in the country – China.
  • This airlinecompanysigned a one-way codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways to start flights between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad - IndiGo.
  • The 15th governing council meeting (GCM) of the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) was held in - Dhaka, Bangladesh.


  • An E-Governance school automation and management system for Navodaya VidyalayaSamiti (NVS) - ShaalaDarpan portal.
  • Opening Film of the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa which takes place from 20th - 28th November 2019 - “Despite the Fog” (directed by Goran Paskaljevic).
  • The ministry of commerce and industries has allocated separate HS code for signature fabric of India, called – Khadi.
  • The 11th edition of Bal Sangam from 9th-12th November 2019 will be organised at - National School of Drama, New Delhi.
  • The Documentation Identification Number (DIN) system of Central Board of Indirect Taxes (CBIC) will come into existence from - 8th November 2019.
  • Indian Railways, on the auspicious occasion of 69th Foundation Day of Western Railway on 5 November 2019, introduced the state-of-the-art “UTTAM RAKE” in its inaugural run as Ladies Special local train from - Churchgate to Virar.
  • To mark the 11th anniversary of Ganga for getting the tag of national river, Ganga Utsav celebrated in – Delhi (on 6 November).
  • Winner of the National CSR Award (NCSRA) in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Challenging Circumstances, West Zone - TechnipFMC.
  • The Indian Railways (IR) has installed two Health ATMs (promoted by YOLO Health ATM) at the - Charbagh railway station in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Persons in News

  • First Indian to be elected to the position of General Vice President (GVP), International Organisation Development Association (IODA) since its inception in 1986 - Dr Vinaya Shetty (Mumbai, India).
  • Winners of the Infosys Science Prize 2019 - G. Mugesh (Physical Sciences), Sunita Sarawagi (Databases, Machine learning), Manu V. Devadevan (pre-modern South India), Manjula Reddy (structure of bacteria cell walls), Siddhartha Mishra (at Swiss University ETH Zurich, applied mathematics), Anand Pandian (ethics, selfhood).
  • In present, Chairman of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) - Vinai Kumar Saxena.
  • Elected President of UAE - Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
  • Winner of the Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award for the year 2019 in journalism - Gulab Kothari (given by the Press Council Of India).
  • First Industrialist from India who won the prestigious Deming 'Distinguished Service Award for Dissemination and Promotion Overseas' in Tokyo - Venu Srinivasan (Chairman of TVS Motor Company).
  • Winner of the Great People Manager Awards 2019 - Virendra D Sanghavi (MD of Aarvi Encon Limited).


  • Indian who claimed the women's 10m air pistol gold medal in the 14th Asian Championship at Doha, Qatar - Manu Bhaker.

State Current Affairs

  • On 6 November, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) signed a pact with Himachal Pradesh for commissioning the 430 megawatt (MW) Reoli Dugli Hydro Electric Project on the - Chenab river basin.
  • This State government is to ban all the state-owned vehicles that are older than 15 years across the state - Bihar.


  • This American university will expand genetic testing in India in partnership with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi and the Kasturba Medical College in Manipal - University of Michigan.
  • First-ever satellite of Sudan - SRSS-1.

General Knowledge

  • Some famous folk dance - Yakshagana (in Karnataka), Chhau (Odisha), Kanniyar Kali (Kerala), Lavani (Maharashtra).
  • A six digit identification code which was developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and custom officers use it to clear every commodity that enters or crosses any international border - HS (Harmonized System) Code (follows the Kyoto Convention of 1974).
  • The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is a statutory body established in - April 1957 (replaced former All India Khadi and Village Industries Board).
  • Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) is an apex-level body constituted by the government of India and was first mooted by - Raghuram Rajan Committee (in 2008).
  • World’s first ever Ladies Special local train was introduced by - Western Railways (on 5 May 1992).
  • India’s first ever Air-Conditioned EMU train was introduced by - Western Railways (on 25 December 2017 on Mumbai Suburban section).
  • National Cancer Awareness Day is observed in India to coincide with the birth anniversary of the eminent scientist - Madam Curie.
  • National Cancer Control Programme was initiated in India in - 1975.
  • World Customs Organization - Founded: 1952 (26 January); Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.
  • The CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) – Established: 1958; Location: Nagpur.
  • South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) is an inter-governmental organisation established in – 1982.
  • National School of Drama - Founded: 1959; Location: New Delhi.
  • International Organisation Development Association (IODA), an international network of organization development professionals, consultants, practitioners, academics, students and social scientists, was founded in - 1986.
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