Current Affairs And Gk November 15 2015

Current Affairs And Gk November 15 2015

Current Affairs And Gk November 15 2015–Hello all friends today we are going to share Current Affairs And Gk of November month date 15th hope it will helpful for upcoming exams


The 9th of November of every year is celebrated as the Legal Services Day in India. It was first started by Supreme court of India in the year 1995 to provide help and support to poor and weaker sections of the society. On the occasion of NLSD, the union government declared its commitment towards towards Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, and added that an intrinsic part of this commitment is Sabka Nyay or Justice for all.

Recently, Agni-IV missile with strike range of 4,000 km was successfully test-fired from the Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast. This was the fifth trial of Agni-IV missile. The indigenously developed surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile is a two-stage weapon system. It is 20 metres long and weighs 17 tonnes. Agni-I, II and III and Prithvi missiles are already in the arsenal of the armed forces, giving them reach of over 3,000 km.

BCCI has appointed retired Justice AP Shah as its first-ever Ethics officer (Ombudsman) with one year tenure. Justice AP shah was former chief justice of Delhi high court. The BCCI also removed former president and ICC chairman N Srinivasan as its representative at the world body. BCCI also appointed former captain Sourav Ganguly was appointed Chairman of the Technical Committee.

Former Union Environment and Forest Minister (Independent Charge) Jairam Ramesh authored the book titled – ‘To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story’. The book was published on first week of September 2015. The book discussed about the economic policy changes introduced by late P V Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh in 1991.

Kosovo’s proposal for membership was narrowly rejected by the UNESCO members. According to UNESCO rules, the support of two—thirds of those voting was required to allow membership for a new state. Kosovo’s proposal got less than two-thirds of votes. Kosovo has been recognized by 111 countries since it declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Russia backed Serbia in Kosovo’s 1998—99 war for independence. Russia has used its U.N. Security Council veto to block Kosovo from becoming a full U.N. member.

The first World Humanitarian Summit will be held in early 2016 in Istanbul of Turkey. The summit aimed at setting a forward-looking agenda for humanitarian action to collectively address future humanitarian challenges. It also aimed to build a more inclusive and diverse humanitarian system committed to humanitarian principles.

Ministry of Culture, Government of India has organised the ‘First Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ at IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi. The event presented a cultural confluence with 150 Art forms, 32 forms of Paintings, Visual arts, 400 Master Craftsmen and Cuisine by traditional Master chefs. The 8 days festival witnessed live performances by a number of renowned Indian artists like Gurdas Maan, Sharda Sinha, Sandeep Mahavir etc.

Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM) is a web portal where massive open on-line courses (MOOCs) will be available on all kinds of subjects. Swayam, India’s maiden indigenous massive online open courseware for students was launched by the human resource development ministry.

US based General Electric and French engineering company Alstom have bagged $5.6 billion ( Rs 37,000 crore) worth of contract from the Indian Railways to build diesel and electric locomotive factories in Marhora and Madhepura in Bihar. It is the first major foreign direct investment (FDI) in rail projects after the limit was raised by the government in select railways sectors.

Kottayam is called Akshata Nagari which means the City of Letters considering its contribution to print media and literature. Kottayam town is the first town in India to have achieved 100% literacy.

Gujarat has become the first state in the country to start mines auction. The Gujarat government has issued a notification for auction of five limestone blocks. Gujarat government has passed the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015 in March this year. It stipulates auction as the only means to allow extraction of iron ore and other minerals.

Raghuram Rajan, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor has been elected vice-chairman of the Bank of International Settlement (BIS). He will have a three-year term. He is the first RBI Governor to become the vice-chairman of BIS. BIS is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. BIS acts as a coordinating body among central banks of various nations to ensure global monetary and financial stability.

World Science Day is celebrated worldwide on 10 November each year. It was started in 2001 by UNESCO. It is celebrated to demonstrate the importance of science in our daily life. The theme of World Science Day 2015 is Science for a Sustainable Future.

The Union Ministry of Culture has constituted an advisory committee for a multidisciplinary study of Saraswati river. The committee has several members, including Culture Minister, the culture secretary, the tourism secretary and ASI Director General etc. It has a fixed tenure of two years. The committee will draw up a programme for the study of the Saraswati basin and will identify 16 sites for research and development.

The World Energy Outlook report is published annually by International Energy Agency (IEA). The International Energy Agency (IEA) was established in the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 1974. It acts as a policy adviser to its member states. The World Energy Outlook 2015, points that the global energy use is set to grow by one-third over the next 25 years, driven mostly by emerging economies.

Recently, the Union Government has allowed 100 per cent FDI in five plantation crops, mainly coffee, rubber, cardamom, palm oil tree and olive oil tree via automatic route. Earlier, 100 per cent FDI is allowed only in tea plantation through the Government approval route. But now all foreign investment in the plantation sector would come under automatic route.

According to the Census 2011 data, Kerala has the highest female literacy rate of 91.98% where as Rajasthan has the lowest female literacy rate of 52.66%. Lakshadweep holds the first rank in male literacy rate whereas Bihar has recorded lowest male literacy rate.

The 68th UN General Assembly has declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP). The IYP 2016 aims to increase the public awareness about the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year in collaboration with all stakeholders.

India is not a member to the International Criminal Court (ICC). ICC was established under the Rome Statute adopted in 1998 and entered into force on 2002. presently 123 states are party to the ICC. India has neither signed nor ratified the Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court (ICC). The reason is that Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court (ICC) defines war crimes including the ‘armed conflict not of an international character’. The situation of conflict that persists in Kashmir, the North-East, and, for a while, in Punjab explains the reasons for the state’s anxiety that this manner of violence could be referred to the ICC.

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