Latest Current Affairs 21st November 2019

IFFI Day Two: Big B inaugurates Dadasaheb Phalke retrospective:Day Two at the 50th IFFI in Goa was full of action. After gracing Inaugural show, the much-celebrated star Amitabh Bachchan was seen at the inauguration of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award Retrospective.

CAG should be catalyst of good governance, says PM Modi:Prime minister Narendra Modi today said Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) should be a catalyst for good governance.

BJP President Amit Shah kickstarts campaign in Jharkhand:With 10 days to go for polling in the first phase of Jharkhand elections, BJP President Amit Shah kicked off campaigning for his party addressing two rallies in Latehar and Lohardaga.

Winter Session:Proceedings of the house in Rajya Sabha interrupted due to uproar by opposition parties:The fourth day of the winter session of Parliament saw the functioning of both the houses, although the proceedings of the house in the Rajya Sabha were interrupted due to the uproar by the opposition parties.

Parliament discusses the issue of Air Pollution as air quality in Delhi NCR remains poor:On Thursday, members in both the houses of Parliament expressed concern over deteriorating air quality across the country, especially Delhi NCR.

MoS Prahlad Patel handsover urn carrying Jallianwala Bagh’s soil to PM Modi:Union Minister for Culture & Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel reached the Parliament today with an urn carrying the soil of Jallianwala Bagh.

PMJJB offer benefits of insurance to masses:The widespread impact of Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana can be seen as a game changer across the country. The scheme was launched with an aim to offer benefits of insurance to masses and ensure financial security of the family in an event of unfortunate death of the member.  A quick look at a ground report from Telangana’s Jagtial district.

Air quality in Delhi & nearby areas enter “very poor” category:Air quality in Delhi and nearby areas entered the “very poor” category this morning and is likely to turn “severe” over the next two days due to prevailing calm winds and increased incidents of farm fires in the neighbouring states.

World Television Day being observed today:World Television Day is being observed on Thursday. In December 1996 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21st November as World Television Day commemorating the date on which the first World Television Forum was held in 1996.

CWC discusses Maharashtra situation, final decision to be announced Friday:The Congress Working Committee today reviewed the political scenario in Maharashtra, a day after it held a marathon meeting with the NCP on forming an alliance together with Shiv Sena to form a government in the state.

Amit Shah to hold poll rallies in Jharkhand:The election campaign is gathering momentum in Jharkhand, Union Home Minister cum BJP National President Amit Shah on Thursday started  BJP’s election campaign from Manika in Jharkhand.

EC team reviews poll preparations in Ranchi:The Election Commission team led by its chief Sunil Arora on Thursday reviewed poll preparations in Ranchi with the Chief Secretary, the Director General of Police and other Enforcement Agencies.

Reduction in irrigation water may lead to ample drinking water: Shekhawat:Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Thursday said that we can have ample drinking water for next 50 years, if we reduce even 10 percent of water in irrigation.

RS to discuss surrogacy, transgender rights; LS to take pollution issue:The Rajya Sabha will take up bills including The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 and  The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 for consideration and passage. Also, The Dam Safety Bill, 2019 will taken into consideration and passage in the upper house today.

Former Australian PM Tony Abbott calls on PM Modi:Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During their discussions, PM Modi conveyed his condolences on the loss of life and property in the recent brushfires along the eastern coast of Australia. He also expressed happiness at the visit of Abbott to India, including to the Golden Temple on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

NRC to be carried out across the country: HM Amit Shah:The Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that the process of National Register of Citizens will be carried out across the country.

Cong-NCP to meet again over govt formation in Maharashtra:Amid continuing uncertainty over government formation in Maharashtra, Leaders of Congress and NCP will meet again for the second time in 24 hours to thrash out differences.

Air quality in Delhi-NCR turns ‘very poor’:Air quality in Delhi and nearby areas entered the “very poor” category this morning and is likely to turn “severe” over the next two days due to prevailing calm winds and increased incidents of farm fires in the neighbouring states.

NCP, Cong indicate forming govt. in Maharashtra with Shiv Sena:In a clear indication of joining hands with the Shiv Sena, leaders of the Congress and the NCP on Wednesday expressed confidence of forming a stable government in Maharashtra in the coming days.

Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment of public sector oil company BPCL:The Union Cabinet has taken major decisions including strategic disinvestment of public sector enterprises along with transfer of management control. Cabinet also gave relief to telecom companies and gave nod to 2-year moratorium on spectrum payments. In another decision, the legal framework was cleared to grant ownership rights to people living in unauthorized colonies in Delhi.

Nepal’s PM reshuffles his cabinet; inducts six new cabinet ministers, three MoS:Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli has reshuffled his cabinet inducting six new cabinet ministers and three ministers of state. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered oath of office and secrecy to six newly appointed cabinet ministers at President House in Kathmandu Thursday morning.

Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as new PM:In Sri lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa has been sworn in as the new Prime minister. He was sworn in by President Gotabaya Rajapksa, his younger brother after Ranil Wickremsinghe resigned from his post today.

Mahinda Rajapaksa to be sworn-in as care taker PM of Sri Lanka today:In Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn in as new Prime Minister today after  Ranil Wickremsinghe decided to resign from his post to pave way for a caretaker government.

SEBI doubles PMS investment size to Rs 50 lakh:Securities and Exchange Board of India has doubled the minimum investment limit for clients of portfolio management services to Rs 50 lakh.

SEBI to act against companies not disclosing whistleblower complaints:Sending out a stern message, SEBI chief Ajay Tyagi has said that action will be taken against companies that do not disclose about whistleblower complaints in the garb of finding them as “not material.

ISSF WC Final: Manu, Elavenil, Divyansh treat India to triple gold:Manu Bhaker continued her gold rush this year by winning yet another gold in the women’s 10m air pistol event, this time at the ISSF World Cup Final in Putian, China on Thursday. Bhaker shot a score of 244.7 in the final — in the process setting a new junior world record in the event.

BCCI selectors to pick squad for series against West Indies today:BCCI’s selection committee will meet today to pick the squad for the three-match T20 and ODI series against the West Indies. The Indian team is scheduled to play three T20s and three ODIs against the West Indies.

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