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General Knowledge updates from 18 to 21 November 2019

18 November 2019

  • Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik received the Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019
  • Darjeeling green and white teas have received a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the domestic market
  • Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde was sworn in as the 47th Chief Justice of India on 18 November 2019 is the former Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court
  • Laishram Sarita Devi, veteran Indian boxer elected as a member of the first-ever international boxing body (AIBA) athletes’ commission
  • India’s Ravi Prakash was awarded the BRICS-Young Innovator Prize for inventing affordable and indigenously-designed milk chilling unit.
  • Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, launched the Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK)
  • The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is observed on the third Sunday of November every year.  (In 2019 – 17 Nov)
  • National Press Day is observed annually on November 16.
  • India rank 78 at the 2019 Global Bribery Risk Index
  • first ever international buyer seller meet on agriculture and horticulture produce has started in Arunachal Pradesh
  • Golden Leaf Awards are awarded for the Tobacco sector
  • Arsene Wenger named FIFA’s Chief of global football development
  • Indian movie Bhonsle bagged the Best Director award at the 2019 Asian Film Festival Barcelona
  • Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award for the Best Film at the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) was bagged by movie The Weeping Women

19 November 2019

  • The World Toilet Day is celebrated globally on 19th November every year with an aim to draw attention towards the people deprived of sanitation.
  • New Zealand has tightened its foreign investment rules in case of strategic assets
  • 6th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) was held in Colombo
  • David Attenborough has been conferred with the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2019 for his lifetime worth of work to awaken the mankind to the need to preserve and protect the planet’s biodiversity and stop being a “plague on earth”.
  • Gotabaya Rajapakasa has been sworn-in as new President of Sri Lanka. He is the brother of former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
  • ISRO is going to launch Cartosat-3 along with 13 commercial nano satellites aboard on November 25, 2019.
  • The Puducherry government recently declared the Paradise Beach of as a ‘no plastic’ zone to restrict the use and sale of plastic items.
  • IRCTC signed an MoU with Karnataka state to run the Golden Chariot Train
  • Pakistan test-fired surface-to-surface Shaheen-1 missile
  • Pakistan has become the first country in the world to introduce WHO approved typhoid vaccine
  • New Delhi organized first National Agrochemicals Conference
  • ‘SAANS’ campaign has been launched by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • Delhi state government has launched Mukhyamantri Septic Tank Safai Yojana

20 November 2019

  • India has introduced visa exemptions for foreigners seeking medical treatment
  • The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has constituted an administrative council to fulfill all the government functions. GC Murmu will chair the council.
  • Google has launched a new cloud-based game streaming service called Google Stadia
  • Shahadat Hossain, the Bangladeshi cricketer has been banned from the sport for five years
  • Germany will achieve its climate goals by 2030, as per the recently passed Climate Protection Act
  • India ranked 24th in the recently concluded World Para Athletics Championship-2019
  • India ranked 59 in the 2019 IMD World Talent Ranking
  • Indian Naval Academy was awarded to President’s Colour institution on November 20
  • Assam state Olympic Association has decided to launch ‘Grassroot Olympic – Mission Talent Hunt’ to groom talent
  • The bilateral maritime exercise “Roar of the Sea” has started between India and Qatar
  • Leaving No One Behind is the theme of the 2019 edition of World Toilet Day (WTD)
  • Jayakwadi Dam is located on the river Godavari
  • Themeof World Diabetes Day isFamily and Diabetes
  • The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Lok Sabha on November 20, 2019

21 November 2019

  • Virat Kohli named as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s Person of the Year 2019
  • NASA scientists detect water vapour above the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa for the first time
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister
  • Manu Bhaker won India’s first gold at 2019 ISSF World Cup
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of National Institute of Sowa Rigpa in India. The institute will be set up in Leh district, Ladakh
  • NASA completed the first global geologic mapping of Saturn’s moon
  • Kolkata is India’s first City to Install ‘Third Umpire’ RT-PCR Machines
  • NASA scientists have recently detected water vapour Jupiter’s moon called Europa

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