Current Affairs : 13-11-2019 in English

Important Day

  • Public Service Broadcasting Day - 12 November.
  • Theme for 2019 World Pneumonia Day (12 November) - Healthy lungs for all.

Economy

  • NCAER's Business Confidence Index (BCI) shows that the business confidence index of the country, during the August-October 2019 quarter compared to the previous quarter, declined by - 15.3 percent.
  • This India's leading business software provider has signed a MoU with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) - Tally Solutions.

International 

  • The eight-session of the Governing Body of International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) organised in - Rome, Italy (from 11-16 November).
  • New app-based business banking service of British Investment banking companies HSBC and RBS - HSBC Kinetic.
  • Host of the 5th edition of IUPHAR world conference on Pharmacology of Natural products from 4 to 7 December 2019 - National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, India.

National

  • Suranga Bawadi (integral part of the ancient Karez System) has entered the World Monuments Watch List under the Ancient Water System of the Deccan Plateau of the World Monument Funds, which is situated in - Bijapur, Karnataka.
  • Indian winner of the award for IPTV Innovation at the World Communication Awards 2019 in London - JioTV.

Persons in News

  • Gold medallist in the 100+ kg category at the 11th World Bodybuilding Championship 2019 in Jeju Island, South Korea - Havildar Anuj Kumar Taliyan.
  • New Chief Justice of High Court (HC) of Tripura - Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi (from 16 November).
  • New Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court - Justice Mohammed Rafiq.

Sports

  • To help make snooker a truly global sport, India Business Group (IBG) has joined forces with the - UK-based World Snooker.

Science

  • To beam broadband Internet services, US’s SpaceX company has launched 60 "Starlink" satellites into low-Earth orbit under project - SpaceXs broadband Internet mega constellation.
  • World's First Ebola Vaccine, which is developed by European pharmaceutical company ‘Merck’ - 'Ervebo'.

General Knowledge

  • The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi was established in – 1956.
  • World Bodybuilding Federation (WBF) - Founded: 1990 (15 September); Founder: Vince McMahon.
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) - Founded: 1949 (01 July); Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • World Monument Funds - Founded: 1965; Headquarters: New York, USA.
  • International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) (International Seed Treaty) – Signed: 2001; Effective: 2004.

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