Latest Current Affairs 11th November 2019

PM Modi to leave for 11th BRICS summit in Brazil:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will depart on Tuesday for the 11th BRICS summit meet in Brasilia; PM will also participate in the concluding ceremony of the BRICS Business Council; Several international and economic issues likely to be discussed between leaders.

Cabinet Secretary assesses aftermath of Cyclone Bulbul:Cabinet Sercretary assesses the situation in the aftermath of Cyclone Bulbul in a meeting of the National Crisis Managment Committee; A central delegation will tour both the affected states – West Bengal and Odisha; death toll in Bangladesh due to the storm reaches 13.

Mohammad Imran appointed Bangladesh High Commissioner to India:Mohammad Imran has been appointed as the new High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India. He is currently ¬†Bangladesh’s Ambassador to United Arab Emirates.

Jharkhand Assembly Polls: BJP announces names of candidates for 52 seats:The BJP on Sunday announced names of candidates for 52 seats out of 81 seats for the upcoming Jharkhand Assembly polls.

‘Bulbul’ claims two lives in Odisha:Cyclone Bulbul affects Odisha, claims two lives. Over 40 percent standing crops damaged due to cyclone. Power supply has been restored in most affected areas.

Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ disrupts normal life in Bengal and Bangladesh:Cyclone Bulbul claims at least ten lives and affected 2.73 lakh families as it hit the coastal districts of West Bengal, smashes into the low-lying areas of neighboring Bangladesh, killing at least 8 people and injuring 15. Extensive damage to crops, houses, power lines reported.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi inaugurates Assamese version of ‘Courts of India’: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi inaugurated the Assamese version of the book ‘Courts of India’ in Guwahati on Sunday.

Former CEC TN Seshan passes away:Former Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan passed away in Chennai on Sunday. He was 86.

NSA holds meeting with different religious leaders after SC’s verdict on Ayodhya:National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held a meeting with eminent religious leaders in New Delhi on Sunday.

BJP announces not to form govt in Maharashtra:The BJP on Sunday announced that it would not form government in Maharashtra in view of the ally Shiv Sena’s stand to not join them in the efforts.

Hong Kong police shoot protester as violence escalates:The police shoot at point blank range on a protestor in the course of the 5-month-long agitation in Hong Kong in support of democracy; the police shooting triggers off a spate of vandalism by protestors on roads, shops and stations.

Dhaka Global Dialogue starts:Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina on Monday inaugurated the first edition of the three day long Dhaka Global Dialogue.

Spain heads to hung parliament:Spain witnesses no clear majority in 4th general election in 4 years. Polls took place amid ongoing Catalan crisis. Far right surges amid Socialist win.

Srilanka: Campaigning for presidential elections intensifies:In Srilanka, campaigning for Presidential elections scheduled for Saturday has intensified with candidates making final efforts to woo the voters.

Death toll in cyclone Bulbul goes up to 8 in Bangladesh:The death toll during the cyclonic storm Bulbul in Bangladesh has gone up to 8. This was confirmed by the Disaster Management Ministry in Dhaka Sunday night. However, the count may go up as the reports are still coming in from cyclone affected areas. Thousands of thatched houses have been damaged. Electric supply is disrupted in many parts of the cyclone affected areas.

Bolivian President Evo Morales calls for new elections:Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns amid election-fraud allegations. Announcement came after military & police withdrew their support . VP Alvaro Garcia Linera & Senate President Adriana Salvatierra resign too.

Crude oil futures slip on weak global cues:Crude oil futures on Monday fell by Rs 34 to Rs 4,042 per barrel after participants reduced positions, tracking a weak trend in global markets.

India bags unprecedented 15 Olympic quotas:India bags 15 Olympic quotas at Asian Championship in Doha; Angad Bajwa, Mairaj Khan add to India’s Olympic quota places in shooting; Sports Minister lauds Indian shooting contingent for winning 15 Olympic quotas.

Aishwarya Singh Tomar bags India’s 13th Olympic quota:Aishwarya Singh Tomar bags India’s 13th Olympic quota in shooting with a bronze medal at 14th Asian Championship in Doha.

India win Final T20 International at Nagpur:Brilliant hatrick by Deepak Chahar seals India’s series win against Bangladesh in the final T20 International of the series in Nagpur; Chahar ends with an incredible 6 for 7 as Bangladesh lose by 30 runs.

Chahar’s hat-trick hands India T20 series win over Bangladesh:Pacer Deepak Chahar took a sensational six-wicket haul, including a hat-trick after entertaining half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer and K L Rahul, as India defeated Bangladesh by 30 runs in the third and final T20 International to win the series 2-1, in Nagpur on Sunday.

Air pollution in India linked with higher risk of heart diseases: Study:Exposure to high levels of ambient and household air pollution in India is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke, according a study.

 

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