GK And Current Affairs November 20 21 2015 For Exams

GK And Current Affairs November 20 21 2015 For Exams

GK And Current Affairs November 20 21 2015 For Exams

 

Basel III” is a comprehensive set of reform measures, developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, to strengthen the regulation, supervision and risk management of the banking sector. It has to to implemented by countries central bank for growth of banking sector.

2015 G-20 Antalya summit was the tenth meeting of the G-20 heads of government. It was held on 15-16 November 2015 in Antalya, Turkey.

Kohvar on marriage occasion and sohrai on Harvest occasion in Jharkhand state of India.

The NJAC Act and the Constitutional Amendment Act after receiving president assent came into force from 13 April 2015.The commission is said to be responsible for the appointment and transfer of judges to the higher judiciary in India.However, the act was rejected by Supreme court under Judicial review Doctrine of the court.The Honorable supreme court of India said, the act tend to dismantle the independence of Judiciary and still need many amendments to be done in it.

International Vaccine Access Centre (IVAC) has reported in 2015, that Pneumonia & Diarrhoea to be the common diseases for maximum number of death in children of India.

Shilpa Shetty has co-authored the book The Great Indian Diet, which is based on the goodness of Indian food.The another co-author is health and fitness expert Luke Countinho.

World COPD Day is organised each year by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to improve awareness and care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) around the world.World COPD Day 2015 took place on November 18 around the theme “It’s Not Too Late.”

‘Adi Shankaracharya’ born in 788 CE was a philosopher and theologian from India who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.He explained the key difference between Hinduism and Buddhism, stating that Hinduism asserts “Atman (Soul, Self) exists”, while Buddhism asserts that there is “no Soul, no Self. The government may declare his birth date as Philosopher day.

After the rejection of NJAC, Supreme court have asked to stick to the original collegium system for appointment of judges.

According to the 3rd edition of the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2015, India ranked as 6th most affected national by terrorism in India. In India, the two deadliest Islamic terrorist groups in 2014 were Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen. The other five countries that were most affected by terrorism in 2014 are Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria.

The World Fisheries Day is celebrated every year on November 21. It was started to draw attention to overfishing, habitat destruction an other threats to the sustainability of the freshwater and marine resources.

Nishant is an indigenously-developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Army. Recently, it was crashed near Pokhran in Rajasthan. It was second such incident in 15 days. Now the Indian Army decided not to purchase any more Nishant.

The 2015 ASEAN summit was held in Malaysia on November 21. The ASEAN group includes ten countries of south-east Asia. First ASEAN summit was held in 1976 in Bali, Indonesia. The 10 member states of ASEAN group are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. ASEAN+3 group member states are ASEAN + Japan, China and South Korea.

Syrian woman journalist Zaina Erhaim has won the prestigious 2015 Reporters without Borders Prize for her defence of press freedom. She was singled out for this prestigious award for her determination and courage covering news in in civil war and conflict ravaged Syria which is deemed the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. Presently, Zaina Erhaim lives and works in Aleppo (Syria). She has trained about 100 citizen reporters (third of them are women) from Syria in past two years.

Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2015 will be awarded to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The prize carries a cash award of Rs. 25 lakh and a citation. It was first awarded in 1986.

Recently, Seventh Central Pay Commission, headed by Justice A K Mathur has submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The main recommendations of the commission include 23.55 per cent increase in pay and allowances, 24 per cent hike in pensions, minimum pay fixed at Rs 18,000 per month and maximum pay at Rs 2.25 lakh.

The International film festival of India was first started in 1952. It is considered as the most significant film festival of Asia. It is celebrated annually from 20 to 30 November in Goa State of India.

Recently, the Vijay Kelkar committee, set up to review the public-private partnership (PPP) model in India has presented its report to finance minister Arun Jaitley. The committee looked into measures to improve capacity building in the government for effective implementation of PPP projects, review of experience of PPP policy, analysis of risks involved in such projects in different sectors and an existing framework of sharing of such risks between project developers and the government.

Sugar and its product was termed as ‘Sweet Poison’ by International Diabetes federation in G20 summit. It was urged to impose high taxes on Sugar and its related product to prevent people from few commonly spreading diseases such as diabetes and Obesity.

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