Current Affairs : 30-11-2019 in English

Important Day

  • International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People – 29 November.

Defence

  • Joint military exercise between India and Nepal, which will be conducted at Salijhandi, Rupendehi district of Nepal from 03 to 16 December 2019 - ‘SURYA KIRAN – XIV’.

Economy

  • This Chinese handset maker will launch its Mi Credit platform for personal loans in India on 3 December 2019 - Xiaomi.

International 

  • According to Comscore’s latest report titled ‘Trends in Online News Consumption’, World’s largest online news consuming nation - China (with 617 mn UVs).
  • ‘Sperm Positive’, World's first HIV positive online sperm bank is in - New Zealand.
  • On 28 November, the Fifth Dialogue of NITI Aayog and Development Research Centre (DRC) of China was held in - Wuhan, China.
  • According to the Lowy Institute, country with the most diplomatic posts across the world - China.
  • Gulf country that was elected to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee for the first time - Saudi Arabia (for the term 2019-2023).
  • On 27 November, The UK-India Business Council has announced the establishment of an - Aerospace and Defence Industry Group.

National

  • According to Comscore’s latest report titled ‘Trends in Online News Consumption’, India’s position in the list of largest online news consuming nations in the world - Second (with 282 mn unique visitors).
  • According to the Lowy Institute, India’s rank in terms of number of diplomatic posts across the world - 12th.
  • Winner of the Golden Peacock Award at the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2019 – Film ‘Particles’ (directed by Blaise Harrison).
  • Winner of the ICFT –UNESCO Gandhi Medal at the IFFI 2019 – Italian film ‘Rwanda’ (directed by Riccardo Salvetti).
  • The government has earmarked a budget of this much fund for the 'POSHAN Abhiyaan', a three- year nutritional programme for children and women - Rs 9,046 crore.
  • These two IITs and the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) have joined hands to develop 'Gandhipedia' - IIT Kharagpur and IIT Gandhinagar.

Persons in News

  • New Chief Financial Officer of State-owned SJVN, Himachal Pradesh - Akhileshwar Singh.
  • New Chief Financial Officer of Indian Overseas Bank - Bhuwan Chandra (wef December 1).
  • Winner of the Best Director Award at the IFFI 2019 - Lijo Jose Pellissery (for ‘Jallikattu’).
  • Winner of the Best Actor (Male) Award at the IFFI 2019 - Seu Jorge (Brazil).
  • Winner of the Best Actor (Female) Award at the IFFI 2019 - Usha Jadhav (for the Marathi film ‘Mai Ghatt: Crime No. 103/2005).
  • Indian who is the ninth richest person in the world, according to 'Forbes’ The Real-Time Billionaires List' - Mukesh Ambani ($60.8 billion).
  • Richest person in the world, according to 'Forbes’ The Real-Time Billionaires List' - Jeff Bezos ($113 billion).

Sports

  • New Chief Executive Officer of the World Squash Federation (WSF) - William Louis-Marie.

State Current Affairs

  • Chief Minister of Maharashtra - Uddhav Thackeray.
  • The Punjab government will develop its first Life Sciences Park at - Mohali.

General Knowledge

  • Nepal – Capital: Kathmandu; Currency: Nepalese rupee.
  • Maharashtra - Founded: 1960 (01 May); Capital: Mumbai.
  • NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) - Founded: 2015 (01 January); Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) - Formation: 1978 (4 April); Location: Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • World Squash Federation (WSF) - Founded: 1967; Headquarters: Hastings, England (UK).

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