CURRENT AFFAIRS 17th & 18th NOVEMBER

India ranked 78th in the Global Bribery Risk Index out of 178 countries

The Trace Bribery Risk Matrix is an international list released every year.

India ranked 78th in the Global Bribery Risk Index out of 178 countries. The index was released by Trace Bribery Risk Matrix. If a country gets a higher score it means it is at a higher risk of business bribery.

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The Matrix identified as the country with the highest risk in terms of bribery threats in South Asia.

5 countries with the lowest bribery risk in the world are: New Zealand, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland.

The countries with the highest risk are: Venezuela, Yemen, North Korea, South Sudan, and Somalia.

Bangladesh ranked:72

Afghanistan ranked: 168

Pakistan ranked: 153

Bhutan ranked:52

TRACE Matrix:

TRACE Matrix is headquartered: United States and registered in Canada.

It is a globally recognized anti-bribery business association.

A treaty was signed between Jordan and Israel

A treaty was signed between Jordan and Israel on 26 October 1994. As per the provisions of this treaty ‘Bakhura’ and ‘Al Ghamar’, the border areas between the two countries will be covered in the treaty.

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Share boundary with which country:

Lebanon on the north, Syria and Jordan on the east side, and Egypt on the South side. The Mediterranean sea is the western border of Israel

Medipally police station becomes the first child friendly police station in Telangana

Medipally police station in Rachakonda, Hyderabad, has become the first child-friendly police station in Telangana. The inauguration programme was held on Children’s Day 14 November 2019. The state’s first child-friendly police station was launched by Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) and Telangana police department.

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Aim:

The Child-friendly police stations aim to ensure that every child has proper and timely access to justice.     These police stations promise a facilitating environment. It encourages higher reporting of crimes relating to children. It aims to bring justice to children in the state.

Child-friendly Police Station:

The Medipally police station has been furnished with a bed to rest, decorated with wall paintings, water coolers to make children comfortable and feel relaxed. It is expected that the presence of books, toys, and games in the rooms will aid in making children less anxious.

Telangana CM- Telangana Governor

Telangana Governor- Tamilisai Soundararajan

Indian athlete Dutee Chand has been included in the TIME 100 Next list

Indian athlete Dutee Chand has been included in the TIME 100 Next list. This list has been launched under the expansion of the list of 100 most effective people in the world. It includes those people who are ready to make a future in business, recreation, sports, politics, health and science.

 

It will be for the first time that India will launch its manned mission to space

It will be for the first time that India will launch its manned mission to space, making the country fourth in line to have sent a human to space.

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-Gaganyaan is an Indian crewed orbital spacecraft that is intended to send 3 astronauts to space for a minimum of seven days by 2022, as part of the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.

-Isro’s use: Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle( GSLV Mk III)

-The human spaceflight will take 16 minutes to reach the orbit where it will stay for five to seven days.

-The spacecraft will be placed in a low earth orbit of 300-400 km.

-The space suit were developed at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram.

UNESCO World Heritage Week 2019 will be observed from 19 to 25 November

World Heritage Week 2019 will be observed from 19 to 25 November. For this day, special programs and competitions will be organized by the Department of Archeology and various organizations.

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UNESCO FULL FORM:United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO

HQ: Paris, France

UNESCO has 193 member states and 11 associate members

UNESCO objectives: five major programs are education, natural sciences, social/human sciences, culture and communication/information

India has recently pledged to contribute USD 13.5 million for various operational and developmental activities of the United Nations (UN)

India has recently pledged to contribute USD 13.5 million for various operational and developmental activities of the United Nations (UN) and its agencies for the year 2020.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has recently set up the Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OCSAE) Prevention and Investigation

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has recently set up the Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OCSAE) Prevention and Investigation Unit in New Delhi to tackle the growing menace of child porn.

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The CVC is a statutory body and derives its powers from the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003

Formed:1941 as the Special Police Establishment

Jurisdiction:Government of India

Headquarters:New Delhi, India

Motto:Industry, Impartiality, Integrity

NITI Aayog to release Health Reform report

The report will be released by Dr. Rajiv Kumar.(NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman)

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NITI Aayog Chairman: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The NITI Aayog comprises the following:

-Vice Chairperson: Rajiv Kumar[10]

-Ex-Officio Members: Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitaraman and Narendra Singh Tomar

Special Invitees: Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, Thawar Chand Gehlot and Rao Inderjit Singh

-Full-time Members: V. K. Saraswat (former DRDO Chief), Ramesh Chand (Agriculture Expert) and Dr. Vinod Paul (Public Health expert)

-Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Amitabh Kant

-Governing Council: All Chief Ministers of States (and Delhi and Puducherry), Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Special Invites

Jharkhand celebrates the State Formation day on 15 November

Jharkhand, the land of forests, was formed on 15 November 2000. It is celebrating its 19th year of constitution in the year 2019. It was previously the southern half of Bihar. The foundation day of the State falls on the birth anniversary of tribal leader Birsa Munda who is also known as Bhagwan Birsa. He played a vital role in India’s struggle for freedom. Jharkhand means bravery and compassion. It should be noted that the have always lived in harmony with nature.

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Governor: ? Draupadi Murmu

Chief Minister: Raghubar Das

Capital: Ranchi

The state border with the states of:

Bihar to the north

Uttar Pradesh to the northwest

Chhattisgarh to the west

Odisha to the south

West Bengal to the east


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