Latests Current Affairs 18th November 2019

Govt to intensify crackdown on those violating anti-pollution norms:Environment Secretary CK Mishra today said that the government will intensify its crackdown on those violating anti-pollution norms.

Roadmap for transformation of healthcare system unveiled by NITI Aayog:NITI Aayog today advocated for a healthcare system for the middle class which is still not covered under any public health care system.

Rajnath Singh calls upon international community to eliminate terrorist safe havens:Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today reiterated the government’s commitment to achieve 26 billion dollar defence industry by 2025.

Jharkhand polls: Last date for filing nominations for phase II today:November 18 is the last date of filing nominations for the second phase of the Jharkhand assembly elections.

J&K: Train service in remaining sections from Banihal to Srinagar resumes:Train services have resume in the remaining sections from Banihal to Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.

Justice Bobde sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of India:Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde took oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India on Monday.

Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar to meet Sonia Gandhi today: NCP chief Sharad Pawar will meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday to discuss the government formation in Maharashtra.

Winter Session of Parliament begins:With 20 sittings, the Winter Session of Parliament began on Monday.

Ban on face masks unconstitutional: Hong Kong court:Hong Kong’s High Court today ruled that the recently introduced regulation prohibiting residents from wearing face masks was unconstitutional.

Sri Lanka’s newly sworn in President Gotabaya Rajapakasa says he will follow a neutral foreign policy:Sri Lanka’s newly sworn in President Gotabaya Rajapakasa has said that he will follow a neutral foreign policy and stay out of any conflict with world powers. Mr. Gotabaya was sworn in as seventh President of Sri Lanka at a ceremony in Anuradhapura this morning.

Fire holds off Hong Kong police at protest campus:A large fire held off an apparent police advance on the Hong Kong campus where hundreds of pro-democracy protesters were holed up early Monday, hours after officers warned they may use “live rounds” if confronted by deadly weapons in a dangerous escalation of the near six-month crisis engulfing the city.

Gotabaya Rajapakasa sworn-in as Sri Lanka’s new President:Sri Lanka’s newly sworn-in President Gotabaya Rajapakasa has said that he will follow a neutral foreign policy and stay out of any conflict with world powers.

Mohammed Shami: Kohli’s Lethal weapon in 2nd innings:As far as 2nd innings in Test Cricket is concerned, Mohammed Shami has become the most successful bowler in the last two years. Shami has taken 51 wickets in 20 innings since 2018. Only Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon are close to him.

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