Latest Current Affairs of 15th November 2019

BRICS Summit very productive, says PM Modi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described the just-concluded BRICS Summit in Brazil’s capital Brasilia as very productive.

Digital version of Gurbani released by I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar:Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that All India Radio is a most reliable medium of communication.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar: Joint action by all agencies needed to combat air pollution in Delhi:Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday called for “joint action” by all agencies to combat the worsening air quality in the national capital, choking under a thick layer of smog.

CBI sets up online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OCSAE) Prevention/Investigation unit:The Central Bureau of Investigation has set up an On-line Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation(OCSAE) Prevention/Investigation Unit at New Delhi under its Special Crime Zone.

UP minister launches drive to install prepaid meters at govt offices, residences of politicians:Uttar Pradesh Power Minister Shrikant Sharma on Friday installed a prepaid meter at his residence here to launch the government’s ambitious drive to check power theft and non-payment of bill on time and urged lawmakers and officials to join this campaign.

Delhi HC denies bail to P Chidambaram in INX Media money laundering case:The Delhi High Court Friday denied bail to former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case.

IMD forecasts snowfall, heavy rains in J&K and Himachal Pradesh:India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast fresh snowfall and heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh over the next two days due to western disturbance.

LS Speaker convenes all-party meet tomorrow ahead of winter session of parliament:Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has convened an all-party meeting on Saturday ahead of the winter session of Parliament beginning Monday.

CBI sets up specialised unit to tackle child porn:The Central Bureau of Investigation has a set up an online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OCSAE) Prevention/Investigation Unit at its headquarter to counter the growing menace of child porn on the Internet, officials said on Friday.

Delhi CM: Decision on odd-even extension to be taken on Monday:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said a final call on extending the odd-even scheme would be taken on Monday as the air quality is expected to improve in the next two-three days.

I&B Minister to inaugurate new Broadcast Auditorium in Akashvani Bhawan:Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the new Broadcast Auditorium in Akashvani Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday.

Delhi air quality ‘severe’ for 4th consecutive day:A thick layer of toxic smog engulfed Delhi as the pollution level continued to remain in the ‘severe’ category for the fourth consecutive day on Friday.

BJP announces names of 14 candidates for Karnataka Assembly by-polls:In Karnataka, BJP has announced the names of 14 candidates for the State Assembly by-polls scheduled to be held on 5th December.

J&K: Lt Governor says Assembly Elections in Union Territory to be conducted soon:Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has said that Assembly Elections in the Union Territory will be conducted soon.

PM Modi: India is one of the most open, investment-friendly nations:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India is one of the world’s most open and investment-friendly nations due to business-friendly reforms, political stability and predictable policy.

Israel strikes Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza despite ceasefire:Israel has begun another round of airstrikes on targets linked to Islamic Jihad in Gaza despite a ceasefire that came into effect yesterday.

Presidential Elections: Sri Lanka to vote tomorrow:Sri Lanka will vote tomorrow to elect seventh President of the country. Polling will begin at 7 A.M. in the morning and will continue till 5 P.M.

Sixteen elected local govt representatives from Gorkha district of Nepal are on a five day exposure visit to India:Sixteen elected local government representatives from Gorkha district of Nepal are on a five day exposure visit to India to learn from Bhuj Earthquake Reconstruction Experience.

Dhaka International Folk Festival Inaugurated:The 5th edition of the Dhaka International Folk Festival was inaugurated on Thursday by the Information Minister of Bangladesh Dr Hasan Mahmud at a grand ceremony at Bangladesh Army Stadium. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen was present as chief guest in the opening ceremony.

Sri Lanka’s Presidential elections to begin on Saturday:Sri Lanka will vote on Saturday to elect seventh executive President of the country.

Impeachment hearing against Donald Trump to resume on Friday:Impeachment hearing against US President Donald Trump will resume on Friday with the testimony of former envoy to Ukraine.

Bangladesh tops business bribery risk in South Asia:Bangladesh has the highest business bribery risk among South Asian courtiers, according to the Trace Bribery Matrix which releases annual ranking for 200 countries

WPI inflation eases to 0.16 per cent in October:Wholesale prices based inflation eased further to 0.16 per cent in October, as against 0.33 per cent in September.

Mayank Agarwal hits 3rd Test century; India dominate Bangladesh in Indore test:The hosts resumed their innings at the overnight score of 86 for one on Friday. Mayank Agarwal scored his third Test century in the ongoing Test.

K Srikanth to take on Chen Long in Quarterfinal of Hong Kong Open:In Badminton, Kidambi Srikanth entered the quarterfinals in the men’s singles for the first time in seven months but it was curtains for H.S. Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap and P.V. Sindhu at the Hong Kong Open.

Arctic ocean may be invaded by microbes from tropics, affecting ecosystems: Study:Global warming may cause the microscopic organisms habiting the polar regions of the Earth’s oceans, such as the Arctic, to be slowly conquered by their counterparts from the tropical regions, affecting multiple ecosystems, according to two major studies which assessed more than 35,000 samples collected from all the world’s oceans between 2009 and 2013.

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