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Current Affairs - November 2015

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TNPSC Current Affairs November 2015
  • Important Days
    • November 14th - Children's Day (Jawaharlal Nehru's Birth anniversary)
    • November 19th - National Integration Day (Indira Gandhi's Birth Anniversary)
    • November 25th - International Meatless Day
    • November 26th - National Constitution day, National Milk Day, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women .
  • Important Persons in News
    • Kolipaka Gattaiah - India's tallest man (from Telangana) died recently.
    • A. S Ponnammal - Seven time MLA of TN assembly passed away recently.
  • Awards
    • Chithiraputhiran Kannan - deputy chief engineer (Chennai Metro Rail), selected for the Green Apple Award for Environmental Best practises 2015 which will be presented at the House of parliament, UK.
    • Kuldip Nair - Ramnath Goenka Lifetime Achievement Award 2013-2014.
    • Prashant Damle - Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2016.
  • Important Books
    • Lust for Lalbaug (Marathi) - by Vishwas Patil
    • All the World is a Stage - by T T Srinath
  • The 19th International Children Film festival 2015 to be held in Hyderabad.
  • Binge-watch : 2015 Word of the year
    • The word 'Binge-watch', meaning watching a large number of Television programs continuosly is selected by  the Collins dictionary as the 2015 World of the year.
  • Ambedkar house in London
    • The house in which Ambedkar stayed was bought by Maharashtra Government for 31 Crore Rupee.
    • Indian govt has planned to set up a library in its ground floor.
    • The first floor will be rented to Indian Students who are going there for higher studies.
  • My Stamp
    • It is launched by Indian postal department recently in which customers can make their own selfie into a stamp of Rs.5 denominations.
    • The application cost is Rs.300.
  • My Brick My Amaravati
    • It is a compaign launched in Andhra Pradesh which broke the guiness record by raising donations from 1,43,740 individuals within 24 hours.
  • Samvat - Hindu New Year
  • Jan 22, 2016 - Delhi government has planned to celebrate the Car free day.
  • Sandeep Saxena
    • Appointed as the deputy Election commissioner.
    • Before his appointment as deputy election commissioner he served as the chief electoral officer of Tamil Nadu.
  • Hashim Abdul Halim
    • He is the former speaker of West bengal legislative assembly who died recently.
    • He holds the record of longest serving Assembly speaker by serving 29 years as speaker.
  • PM Narendra Modi introduced 3 Gold Schemes
      1. Gold Monetisation Scheme
      2. Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme
      3. Gold coin and Bullion Scheme
    • Gold Monetisation Scheme
      • Under this scheme  depositor can deposit their gold of 995 fineness and get interest.
      • Minimum Deposit amount: 30 grams of gold of 995 purity.
      • No maximum Limit
    • Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme
      • The tenure of the  Bond scheme is 8 years
      • Minimum bond value: 2 Grams
      • Maximum bond value: 500 grams per person per financial year.
    • Gold coin and Bullion Scheme
      • Government will issue gold coins with Ashok Chakra Symbol and additional security features.
  • Vistusa
    • US based company agreed to buy 53 % stake  in Polaris Consulting and Services.
  • Chitra Ramkrishna - MD and CEO of NSE
  • Ashishkumar Chauhan - CEO of BSE
Science and Technology
  • Xingzhe No 1
    • It is a chinese robot which made world record by walking 134 km in 54 hrs without stopping for recharging.
    • It broke the previous record held by Ranger, an US Robot.
  • BrahMos 
    • Recently test fired from warship, INS kochi.
    • It is India's supersonic cruise missile.
    • Speed:2.8 mach.
  • Varanasi
    • Microsoft selected Varanasi for experimental internet pilot project.
  • Agni IV Test fired from Wheeler Island Successfully
    • Agni IV is a nuclear capable Ballistic missile.
    • Surface to surface missile
    • Range: 4000 Km
  • GSAT-15
    • It is launched by the Ariane VA-227 launch vehicle from Kourou in French Guiana in South America.
    • Ariane VA-227 is launched by Arianespace, a European launch space company.
  • Bharatvani
    • It is an online portal to be launched by the UGC.
    • It is expected to be the world's largest internet language site in the world.
Environment and Health
  • Some Important Alien Plant Species in Tamil Nadu and their Scientific Names
    1. Seemai Karuvelam [Prosopis Juliflora]
    2. Kadal Palai or Neyveli Kaatu Ammanakku [Ipomea Carnea]
    3. Muttai Paasi [Salvinia Molesta]
    4. Water Hyacinth [Eichahornia Crassipes]
    5. Mookuthuthi Poo or Star weed or white top or white cap or carrot weed [Parthenium]
  • New species of frogs found in Western ghats
    1. Ghatixalus Magnus - A species of Tree frog
    2. Raorchestes Flaviventris - a species of bush frog.
  • Bharat Stage Norms Implementation - advanced
    • The central government has advanced the date of implementation of the BS norms.
    • BS-V to be implemented from April 2019 (as against April 2022)
    • BS-IV to be implemented from April 2021 (as against April 2024)
  • Sishu Aloy
    • It is a initiative launched by West Bengal Govt for early childhood care and education.
  • Uttar Pradesh - Guiness Record
    • The Uttar Pradesh government made a Guinness record by planting 10 lakh trees in a single day within 8 hours.
  • Bihar govt planned to ban the sale of liquor from April 1, 2016.
  • A321 - Russian Aeroplane crashed
    • Russian Aeroplane A321 crashed during its journey from Egypt to Russia over the Sinai Peninsula.
    • All 217 passengers were killed.
  • Leonardo Dicaprio
    • Hollywood actor, who was named the United Nations messenger of peace on climate change.
  • Indian Vice President, Hamid Ansari visited Indonesia on an official tour.
  • APEC 2015
    • Asia Pacific Economic cooperation forum meeting 2015 to be held in Manila (Philippines).
    • India has an observer status in this forum since 2011.
  • Australia abolished the honorary titles 'knight' and 'dames'.
  • Li yuanchao - Chinese Vice President who visited India recently.
  • Ahmed Adeeb - Malives Vice President who was impeached recently.
  • Sheikh Kasina - Prime Minister of  Bangladesh.
  • Vivekananda Statue
    • PM Narendra Modi unveiled 12 feet vivekananda statue in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
    • The Indian cultural centre in Kuala Lumpur to be named after freedom fighter Subash Chandra bose.
  • Lee Hsien Loong - PM of Singapore
  • Sukhoi Su-24
    • Russian fighter fet which was shot down by the Turkisk fighter jet F-16 near the Turkey-Syria Border.
  • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2015
    • The CHOGM 2015 summit was held in Malta (Europe).
    • The next GHOGM summit will be held in 2018 in United kingdom.

  • BNP Paribas WTA Singapore 2015
    • Women's doubles
      • Martina Hingis (Swiss) and Sania Mirza pair won the title.
  • Cricket All Stars 2015
    • It is a Twenty 20 Cricket series between the former Cricket players from all over the world.
    • The first match was held in New york, USA.
  • Younis Khan
    • Pakistan Cricketer announced his retirement from the One Day international matches.
  • Macau open Grand Prix Gold Badminton 2015
    • P V Sindhu (India) won the title by defeating Minatsu Mitani (Japan) in the final.

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