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Current Affairs - November 2015

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.


  1. Sir, Is there any negative marks for group 2A and VAO exam ???

  2. Sir, can't download November, December Current affairs as pdf...what to do?


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