CURRENT AFFAIRS 14th & 15th NOVEMBER

Yemen has declared a health emergency due to spread malaria and dengue epidemic fever

Yemen has declared a health emergency, as the nation is battling severe cases of malaria and dengue fever. The epidemic has spread over several of Yemen’s norther provinces. Over 116,522 malaria cases and 23,000 dengue cases have been recorded in the country since January 2019.

NOTES:

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection.

The virus responsible for causing dengue, is called dengue virus (DENV). There are four types of DENV serotypes (DENV1, DENV2, DENV3 and DENV4).

CAPITAL:

Yemen: Sana

Venezuela :Caracas

Zambia: Lusaka

Nita Ambani becomes the 1st Indian trustees of New York’s Metropoltian Museum of Art

Nita Ambani has become the first Indian to be elected to the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The announcement was made by Reliance Foundation on November 13, 2019.

Union Cabinet recommends President’s rule in Maharashtra

President’s rule has been imposed in Maharashtra for the third time since the state came into existence in May 1960. The last time it was imposed was in 2014 when the then Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan had resigned after the NCP withdrew its support from the Congress-led government.

NOTES: In India, We have 3 types of Emergency enshrined in our Constitution. They are as follows -:

National Emergency :Article 352

State Emergency / Governor’s Rule/President Rule: Article 356

Financial Emergency :Article 360

Israel under attack with over 200 rockets from militants in the Gaza strip

Israel was attacked with over 200 rockets from militants in the Gaza strip on November 12, 2019. Israel’s Defence Forces claimed that the rockets were fired at Israeli towns and cities after almost every 7 and a half minutes.

NOTES:CAPITAL

Israel: Jerusalem

Iran : Tehran

Turkey: Ankara

Egypt: Cairo

Kerala State assembly has passed resolution demanding lifting of traffic restrictions on NH 766

The Assembly on Friday passed a resolution demanding the Union government to lift the travel restrictions on National Highway-766 linking Kerala and Karnataka and safeguard the right of the people of north Kerala to move freely.

Capital – Thiruvananthapuram

Governor – Arif Mohammad Khan

Chief Minister – Pinarayi Vijayan

Bolivia Crisis: Former president Evo Morales granted asylum by Mexico

Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales has been granted asylum by Mexico. On November 10, Morales resigned due to heavy protest against him in the country. He announced that his life was in threat and he had to flee to Mexico.

NOTES:CAPITAL

Colombia: Bogota

Venezuela: Caracas

Chile: Santiago

Mexico: Mexico City

More than 1,000 migratory birds have been found dead in Sambhar lake near Jaipur, Rajasthan

More than 1,000 migratory birds have been found dead in Sambhar lake near Jaipur, Rajasthan.The reason behind the deaths can be bird flu or the presence of a pollutant.However, the local administration believes that it may have occurred due to polluted water.

NOTES:STATE

Nakki Lake: Rajasthan

Pichola Lake: Rajasthan

Fateh Sagar Lake: Rajasthan

Prakash Javadekar gets charge of ministry of Heavy industries after Arvind Sawant’s resignation

Union Cabinet Minister Prakash Javadekar has been given additional charge of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. He is currently holding the charge of Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

NOTES:MINISTER

Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India and member of parliament from Bathinda

Dharmendra Pradhan: Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Indian player Sundar Singh Gurjar recently won a gold medal at the World Para-Athletics Championship

Indian player Sundar Singh Gurjar recently won a gold medal at the World Para-Athletics Championship. Sundar Singh won the gold medal with a throw of 61.22 meters. Gurjar won gold in 2013 Leon and silver in 2015 Doha Championships.

Held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2019 BRICS summit held in Brazil

NOTES:

BRICS is a acronym: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

Originally called as BRIC as South Africa was not included till 2010.

Need of a BRICS bank:

  1. Global financial institutions like IMF and world bank are dominated by U.S and western countries
  2. IMF and world bank follows different voting power based on quota system. Though China is second largest economy after U.S it has fewer voting rights.
  3. The financial institution created by BRICS will reduce the importance of US dollar as a global currency and eventually it will increase importance of Yuan
  4. IMF cash assistance program is conditional. If a country’s foreign policy clashes with US then it will be difficult to obtain a loan.
  5. It will provide resources for infrastructure development of developing countries.

 


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