CURRENT AFFAIRS : 09-11-2019 IN ENGLISH

Defence

  • The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) conducted the ‘Regional Level Search and Rescue Workshop and Exercise 2019’ (ReSAREX-19) off - Goa coast.

National

  • Under the theme “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, the 27th Conference of Central and State Statistical Organizations (COCSSO) during 11-12th November 2019 will be organised in - Kolkata.
  • Theme of the inaugural conclave “NCR-2041” which will be held in Delhi on 11th November 2019 - “Planning for Tomorrow’s Greatest Capital Region”.
  • First place among the large-medium states on justice delivery, according to the ‘India Justice Report 2019’ - Maharashtra.
  • According to the IAMAI’ report titled “India Internet 2019”, Internet penetration rate is highest in the country in - Delhi.
  • FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) will host the 12th Annual Awards and Conference of International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation (IWEC 2019) on 11-12 November 2019 in - New Delhi.

Persons in News

  • Author of the book ‘Simplicity and Wisdom’ - Dinesh Shahra.
  • New president of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) - Witold Banka (Poland) (Yang Yang - vice-president).
  • Indian artist who create Guinness record with pencil drawing portrait of Mahatma Gandhi on a canvas spread over 410.26 square meters - Aman Singh Gulati (age 18 years, from Uttar Pradesh).

Sports

  • Host of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 – India.
  • Indian who has been formally inducted into the Asia Pacific Golf Hall of Fame - Dr Pawan Munjal.
  • First Indian man and second in world cricket who completed 100 T-20 Internationals - Rohit Sharma.

State Current Affairs

  • Govt of Maharashtra partnered with this international institution and others to make Mumbai the 'fintech gateway for India' - World Bank.

General Knowledge

  • International Hockey Federation (FIH) - Founded: 1924 (7 January); Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) - Founded: 1999 (10 November); Headquarters: Montreal, Canada; Founder: Dick Pound.
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) – Established: 1927; Founder: G.D. Birla.
  • Internet and Mobile Association of India (IMAI) - Founded: 2004; Headquarters: Mumbai, India.
  • The Indian Coast Guard was formally established on - 18 August 1978.

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