CURRENT AFFAIRS 16th NOVEMBER

IAS officier Nilam Sawhney becomes 1st woman chief secretary of Andhra Pradesh

Nilam Sawhney serving as social justice and empowerment secretary.

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Capital: Amaravati

Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan

Chief Minister: Y.S Jaganmohan Reddy

National Park: Sri Venkateshwar national park, Rajiv Gandhi national park,Papikonda National Park.

 

The Supreme Court has referred the Sabarimala case to a larger 7-judge bench

The Supreme Court has referred the Sabarimala case to a larger 7-judge bench. The five-judge constitutional bench delivered the ruling by 3:2 majority.

Sabarimala temple dedicated to Ayyappan situated at Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, India

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Supreeme Court:Article 124 to 147

Chief Justice Of India: appointing Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India

Bali Yatra festival is being celebrated in Cuttack, Odisha

Bali Yatra festival is being celebrated in Cuttack, Odisha. The festival is organized every year in the memory of the rich maritime history of the state.The festival was inaugurated by the Odisha Assembly Speaker SN Patro. The festival is organized at the bank of Mahanadi River.

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Simlipal National Park

Bhitarkanika National Park

Odisha CM: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Governor: Ganeshi Lal

Renowed mathematician Vashishtha Narayan Singh passed away at the age of 74

Vashistha Narayan Singh challenged Einstein’s theory of relativity. Vashistha Narayan moved to America in 1965. He did his PhD from the University of California in 1969. He was also an associate professor at the University of Washington.

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Harish-Chandra was an Indian American mathematician and physicist.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will be the chief guest of India's Republic Day celebrations next year

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will be the chief guest of India’s Republic Day celebrations next year. He was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Modi has reached BRICS to attend the 11th BRICS Summit. A large business delegation will also come to India along with him.

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the Chief Guest of Republic Day  2019 : President Cyril Ramaphosa(South Africa)

The Election Commission of India has announced that the bypolls to two Rajya Sabha seats

The Election Commission of India has announced that the bypolls to two Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh & Karnataka will be held on December 12, 2019. The counting of votes will be held on the same day after the polling concludes in the assemblies.

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Bypolls means a by-election, also spelled bye-election is an election used to fill an office that has become vacant between general elections.

LOK SABHA SEATS :

UP-80

Karnataka-28

RAJYA SABHA SEATS:

UP-31

Karnataka-12

The joint exercise ‘Tiger Triumph’ began in Visakhapatnam between India and the US at Visakhapatnam

The Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise ‘Tiger Triumph’ began between India and the US at Visakhapatnam on November 13, 2019. The exercise will conclude on November 21, 2019.

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Tiger Triumph-Military exercise

 

Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights launched the Sishu Suraksha mobile app

Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights launched the Sishu Suraksha mobile app on the occasion of Children’s Day 2019 with an aim to empower citizens to protect future generations.

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Capital: Dispur

GOVERNOR: Jagdish Mukhi
CM: Sarbananda Sonowal

NATIONAL PARK: Kaziranga national park; Manas national park

The Uttar Pradesh state government has launched a mobile application ‘e-Ganna’ for the sugarcane farmers in the state.

The Uttar Pradesh state government has launched a mobile application ‘e-Ganna’ for the sugarcane farmers in the state. The government also launched a web portal.  Cane supply slip will now be issued to the farmers by sugar mills online.

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UP CM: Yogi Adityanath

UP Governor: Anandiben Patel

Justice Muhammad Raffiq has taken oath as the new Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court

Justice Muhammad Raffiq has taken oath as the new Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court. Justice Raffiq succeeds Ajay Kumar Mittal and will be the 8th Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court.

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Meghalaya capital: Shillong

Meghalaya CM: Conrad Sangma
Meghalaya Governor: Tathagata Roy

Meghalaya national park:Nokrek National Park,Balpakram National Park.

 


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