CURRENT AFFAIRS 20TH NOVEMBER

Festivals and their state

Puli Kali : Kerala

Aoleang festival : Nagaland

Madai festival : Chattisgarh

Mim Kut festival : Mizoram

NOTES: Aoleang is the main festival of the Konyaks from northern Nagaland.

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind have decided to file a review petition against Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind have decided to file a review petition against Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict. The Sunni Waqf board clarified that they would not be filing a review petition.

NOTES:SUPREME COURT

-Originally strength of the supreme court was fixed at 8 (1CJI + 7 other judges)

-Articles 124-147 (part v)

-The judges of the supreme court are appointed by the president.

-Tenure-65 years

India’s Ravi Prakash was awarded the BRICS-Young Innovator Prize for inventing affordable and indigenously-designed milk chilling unit

India’s Ravi Prakash was awarded the BRICS-Young Innovator Prize for inventing affordable and indigenously-designed milk chilling unit. The milk chilling unit can be used by the small and marginal rural dairy farmers to cool milk from the point of production.

BRICS FULL FORM- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, launched the Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) in New Delhi

Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, launched the Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) in New Delhi along with Bill Gates, co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This Kosh is a repository of diverse crops of India across 128 agro-climatic zones.

NOTES:MoWCD has collaborated with Bill and Melinda Foundation for this project.

About Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:Facts-It is reported to be the largest private foundation in the world.The primary goals of the foundation are,globally,to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty,and,in the U.S.,to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology.

Launched-2000

HQ-Seattle,Washington,united states(US)

Previous name-William H.Gates Foundation

The Indian government has decided to extend the visa-on-arrival facility for the nationals of the United Arab Emirates

The Indian government has decided to extend the visa-on-arrival facility for the nationals of the United Arab Emirates. The visa-on-arrival facility will be available to the citizens of UAE for a period of up to 60 days with double entry for business, tourism, conference and medical purposes.

NOTES:

Capital:Abu Dhabi

Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham

PM: Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

PRESIDENT: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Qatar capital: Doha

Bhutan Capital: Thimpu

Saudi Arabia capital: Riyadh

Bilateral Maritime Exercise Za’ir-Al-Bahr began between Indian Navy and Qatari Emiri Navy on November 17, 2019

Bilateral Maritime Exercise Za’ir-Al-Bahr began between Indian Navy and Qatari Emiri Navy on November 17, 2019. Indian Navy’s INS Trikand and Patrol Aircraft P8-I arrived at Doha to take part in the exercise that will conclude on November 21, 2019.

Justice SA Bobde was sworn in as the 47th Chief Justice of India on November 18, 2019

Justice SA Bobde was sworn in as the 47th Chief Justice of India on November 18, 2019. He was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind. He succeeds Justice Ranjan Gogoi.NOTES:

Justice Sharad arvind Bobde was sworn is as the 47th CJI,The oath of office was administered by president .

5 judge constitution bench headed by Ranjan Gogoi.

President article :52 to 62

Veto power of president-4 types of president(Absolute veto,pocket Veto,Suspensive veto)

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been recently elected as the new President of Sri Lanka

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the brother of former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa. He defeated Premadasa with a difference of more than one lakh votes. Experts believe that now China can expand its presence in the region.

Notes:

India & Srilanka bridge

Adam’s Bridge, also known as Rama’s Bridge or Rama Setu

India & Srilanka Gulf: Gulf of Mannar

Border line:

India & Bangladesh:International Border

Renowned and artist Sudarsan pattnaik received the Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019 at ceremony in Rome.

Renowned and artist Sudarsan pattnaik received the Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019 at ceremony in Rome.

Sudarsan has previously participated in more than 60 international sand art festivals and championships around the world.He has won many prizes for India.his sculptures are made in a way that it always displaysb a social message.

 

The is National Press Day is observed annually on November 16. National Press Day is a symbol of free and responsible press

The is National Press Day is observed annually on November 16. National Press Day is a symbol of free and responsible press. On this day the Press Council of India started working, which is a monitoring press related institutions. The Press Council of India is a legal quasi-judicial body created by an Act of Parliament.

NOTES:

2019 Theme: Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation. The 26th celebration of World Press Freedom Day is jointly organized by UNESCO, the African Union Commission and the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

NOTES:

UNESCO HQ: Paris, France

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

 


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