Current Affairs : 12-11-2019 in English

Important Day

  • Theme for the World Science Day for Peace and Development (World Science Day) on 10 November 2019 - "Open Science, Leaving No One Behind".
  • World Immunization Day - 10 November.

Economy

  • On 9 November, Reserve Bank of India has increased the household income limits in rural areas for borrowers of Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and microfinance institutions (MFIs) from 1 lakh to - 1.25 lakh rupees (for urban or semi-urban areas - 2 lakh rupees).

International 

  • Opening on 13 November 2019, the ''World Tolerance Summit'' will organise in – Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
  • This Asian country is planning for World’s Biggest Facial Recognition System in Public Places – India.
  • Country with highest number of Child Brides in the world, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – India (second - Nigeria).

National

  • This Indian institute hosted a grand modelling show as ‘United Nations World Finale- 2019 which was conducted by United Nations Pageant - Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab.
  • According to the USA’s Country Report on Terrorism 2018, this Indian party is the world’s sixth deadliest terrorist organisation - Communist Party of India (Maoist).
  • This city hosted 'Zoohackathon' on 9-10 November - Kolkata.
  • Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi inaugurated this language-based version of the book Courts of India on 10 November – Assamese version.
  • India’s first interactive online repository about Air quality - IndAIR (Indian Air quality studies Interactive Repository).

Persons in News

  • New State Coordinator for the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam - Hitesh Dev Sarma.

Sports

  • 15-year-old woman cricketer from Haryana who made 73 runs and become the youngest cricketer to score an international half-century, breaking the 30-year-old record set by Sachin Tendulkar - Shafali Verma.

Science

  • The world's first case of sexually-transmitted dengue has just been confirmed in – Spain (presence of the virus in sperm).

General Knowledge

  • World Economic Forum (WEF) - Founded: 1971 (01 January); Headquarters: Cologny, Switzerland.
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC, CROC, or UNCRC) - Signed: 1989 (20 November); Effective: 1990 (2 September).
  • The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) was established in Nagpur in – 1958.
  • The National Register of Citizens (NRC) was first prepared in – 1951.

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