Current Affairs : 15-11-2019 in English

Important Day

  • Children's Day in India – 14 November.

Economy

  • On 13 November, the Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) has signed a MoU with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for boosting the Small Medium Enterprise (SME) exports from India to key international markets though a landmark online trade platform called - BSB.
  • Wholesale prices based inflation in October 2019 - 0.16 percent
  • Retail inflation for October 2019 - 4.62 percent (16-month high).

International 

  • This country, Russia, and China have partnered to explore an alternative to the US-dominated Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) payment mechanism - India.

National

  • The International Symposium on Lighting (iSoL) organised at International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) in - Gurugram.
  • Ministry of AYUSH is organizing the International Conference on Yoga under the theme of ‘Yoga for Heart Care’ on 15-16 November 2019 at - Mysuru, Karnataka.
  • The 3rd Edition of Digital Enterprise Summit 2019 concluded in – Mumbai.
  • Winner of the Women Achievers Award 2019, given by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) - Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL).
  • The Women Leadership and Empowerment Summit 2019 held on 13 November 2019 in - New Delhi.

Persons in News

  • Person who won the BRICS Young Innovator Prize at the fourth BRICS-Young Scientist Forum (YSF) 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Ravi Prakash.
  • Person who took charge of office in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises - Prakash Javadekar (Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting & Environment, Forest and Climate Change).
  • First woman chief secretary of bifurcated Andhra Pradesh - Nilam Sawhney.
  • Noted mathematician who had challenged Einstein's theory of relativity, passed away on 14 November in Patna - Vashishth Narayan Singh.

Sports

  • Indian who won three gold medals in the junior men's 10m air rifle individual, mixed-gender and team events at the Asian Shooting Championships in Doha - Dhanush Srikanth.

State Current Affairs

  • ‘e-Ganna’ App launched by - Uttar Pradesh Government.

Science

  • This Indian company has announced it is working with Microsoft to help speed up the development of new innovative connected car applications - Tata Communications.

General Knowledge

  • First Prime Minister of India - Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • Davis Cup is related to – Tennis.
  • International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) – Established: 2006; Location: Manesar, Haryana.
  • Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) -Founded: 1973 (03 May); Headquarters: La Hulpe, Belgium.
  • An apex trade and investment promotion organization notified in the Foreign Trade Policy of India - Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI).

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