Daily Current Affairs – November 28 2018

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Daily Current Affairs – November 28 2018

NATIONAL

Himachal Pradesh

  • The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh launched Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) for Himachal Pradesh at Mandi.
  • Himachal Pradesh is the first state to launch pan-India single emergency number ‘112’ under ERSS.

Maharashtra

Legislative Assembly to get Deputy Speaker after longest gap

  • Maharashtra Legislative Assembly to get Deputy Speaker after longest gap of four years. The election will be held on November 30.

Government withdraws Maharashtra Agricultural Produce Marketing Development and Regulation Act Ordinance

  • Maharashtra government withdrawn the Maharashtra Agricultural Produce Marketing Development and Regulation Act Ordinance which was passed in lower house.

N-E States

Comprehensive review of the progress of Urban Missions

  • Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C) Housing & Urban Affairs will be reviewing the progress of Urban Missions in the eight States of North-Eastern region on 1st Dec 2018.

Tamil Nadu

Railway offers free transport of cyclone relief

  • The Indian Railway announced that it would transport relief material free of cost to cyclone-affected districts of Tamil Nadu till 10th of December.

SCIENCE

Countdown for launch of ISRO’s PSLV-C43 begins

  • The countdown for the launch of the national space agency ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C43 began.
  • It is carrying India’s latest earth observation satellite hyper-spectral imaging satellite [HysIS]

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

RBI launches survey

  • With an aim to create a profile of India’s startup sector, the Reserve Bank has launched a survey to gauge their scope with respect to turnover, profitability and workforce.

RANKINGS & INDEXES

ICC Women’s T20I rankings

  • Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur entered the top-five in the latest ICC women’s T20 International player rankings, reached the third position.

SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

G-20 summit

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires to take part in the 13th G-20 summit.
  • 2018 theme – Building Consensus for a Fair and Sustainable Development.

Sustainable Blue Economy Conference

  • Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation addressed at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi.
  • Kenya is hosting the two day conference with Canada and Japan as co-hosts.

Saudi-India Business Meeting

  • Saudi-India Business meeting was held with Council of Saudi Chambers during the visit of the Indian Infrastructure & Housing delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

2nd National Conference of Heads of Investigating Agencies

  • Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) is organizing the 2nd biennial National Conference of the Heads/Chiefs of Investigating Agencies in New Delhi. The theme of the conference is “Capacity Building of Police Investigators in the Era of New Age Crimes”. 

APPOINTMENTS

  • Sunil Arora – Chief Election Commissioner
  • M. Naik – Chairman of National Skill Development Corporation 

MOU, AGREEMENTS & CABINET APPROVALS

Agreement between ADB and Government of India

  • The Asian Development Bank ADB will provide a 75 million dollar loan for a water supply project in four coastal towns of Karnataka. An agreement regarding the tranche 2 loan of the programme was signed in New Delhi.

Government approves construction of over 2 lakh affordable houses for poor

  • Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has approved the construction of over two lakh more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).

SPORTS

Chess world championship

  • Chess world championship title to be decided by speedy tiebreaker games in London, between reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and American challenger Fabiano Caruana.

BCCI doubles ban for age frauds

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced doubling of the ban for age frauds.
  • Earlier, a cricketer faced a ban of one year.

Men’s Hockey World Cup

  • In Men’s Hockey World Cup, India to take on South Africa in Bhubaneswar.

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