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Daily Current Affairs 23rd November 2019 - Daily GK Update

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1. Army dedicates Goodwill Park to Late Naib Subedar Chuni Lal

  • As a mark of tribute to one of the most decorated soldiers of Indian Army Late Naib Subedar Chuni Lal, an Army Goodwill Park was dedicated at his native village Bhara in Doda, Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The Army Goodwill Park has a statue of the martyred soldier, beside a Children park and open Gym for the villagers.

 

2. 11th edition of Agro Vision inaugurated by Nitin Gadkari

  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurating the 11th edition of Agro Vision-2019, an Agricultural exhibition at Reshimbag Ground of Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  • The 4-day event will comprise of national Agri exhibition workshop for farmers and seminars.
  • Pavilion dedicated to Micro Small Medium Enterprise and display of livestock will be a special attraction in Agro Vision 2019.
  • Union Minister has stressed upon the importance of Agricultural allied businesses for the development of farmers in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.
  • Emphasizing the need for a permanent venue for training on best practices in agriculture & extension activities for the farmers in Vidarbha.

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  • Maharashtra Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

3. J&K achieves highest road length under PMGSY in 2019

  • Jammu and Kashmir have achieved the highest road length in the country this year so far under a Centre’s rural roads’ programme with the completion of around 11,400 kilometres covering 1,838 habitations.
  • The work is being carried under the centrally-sponsored Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), which is a mega flagship programme with the main objective of providing connectivity to rural areas.

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  • Lieutenant (Lt) Governors of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K): Girish Chandra Murmu.

 

4. Kalaburagi Airport inaugurated under UDAN / RCS

  • The first flight from Kalaburagi Airport to Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru took off after the inauguration of Kalaburagi airport by the Chief Minister of Karnataka.
  • The airport has been built under the UDAN-RCS Scheme of Govt. of India. Kalaburagi Airport will act as a gateway for tourist destinations including Buddha Vihar, Sharana Basaveshwara Temple, Khwaja Banda Nawaz Dargah and, Gulbarga Fort.

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  • Chief Minister of Karnataka: B. S. Yediyurappa.
  • Governor of Karnataka: Vajubhai Vala.

5. Greta Thunberg awarded international children’s peace prize

  • Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg was awarded an international children’s peace prize, for her work in the struggle against climate change which has resonated with schoolchildren across the world.
  • Cameroonian peace activist Divina Maloum, aged 15, also received the International Children’s Peace Prize, for her fighting spirit and ‘Peaceful struggle’ against Boko Haram jihadist group.
  • The prizes were distributed by Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner.
  • The award ceremony was organized by the Dutch Kids Right Organization.

6. Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as CM of Maharashtra

  • Devendra Fadnavis of the BJP has taken oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister for a second time.
  • Ajit Pawar of the NCP has also taken oath as Deputy Chief Minister.
  • Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari administered the oath to the two leaders.
  • The BJP and NCP have formed an alliance to give a new government to Maharashtra after nearly a month-long wait after the results.

7. US clears sale of $1 billion worth of Naval Guns to India

  • The US State Department cleared the sale of sophisticated MK-45 naval guns worth $1 billion to India.
  • The MK-45 guns will enhance India’s naval capabilities, particularly in the Arabian Sea.
  • The Gun System will provide the capability to conduct anti-surface warfare and anti-air defence missions while enhancing interoperability with the U.S. and other allied forces.

8. Bodybuilder Chitahresh Natesan crowned Mr Universe 2019

  • Chitahresh Natesan 33yr old former hockey player turned bodybuilder also known as the ‘Indian Monster’ by bodybuilding circles became the first Indian to win ‘Mr. Universe (Pro) 2019’ in 90kg category at the 11th World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship(WBPF) in South Korea.
  • India secured the second position in the team championship category at the same event.

9. Jal Shakti Minister releases short documentary film named ‘SHIKHAR SE PUKAR’

  • Union Minister for Jal Shakti released a short documentary film on Water Conservation named ‘SHIKHAR SE PUKAR’ in New Delhi.
  • The film has been made to promote ‘Jalshakti Abhiyan’ and is based on the Journey of an IAS Officer Ravindra Kumar, who climbed Everest this year to attract the attention of people from the top of the Everest on the serious issue of Water Conservation and stopping Water Pollution.
  • The film also gives a glimpse of the significance of Himalaya as the main source of water needs of India by means of the river.
  • It also picturizes the difficulties and challenges in climbing the highest peak in the world.

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  • Union Minister for Jal Shakti: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

10. Veteran actor Shaukat Kaifi passes away

  • Veteran actor Shaukat Kaifi passed away. She is remembered for her roles in MS Sathyu’s Garm Hawa, Sagar Sathadi’s Bazaar and Muzaffar Ali’s Umrao Jaan.
  • Her last film was the Vivek Oberoi-Rani Mukerji starrer Saathiya. Kaifi’s husband was the celebrated Urdu poet and film lyricist, Kaifi Azmi. Kaifi and Shaukat were leaders of the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) and the Progressive Writers Association (IWA).

11. World’s biggest Islamic Congregation begins in Bhopal

  • In Madhya Pradesh, the 4-day Aalmi Tablighi Ijtima, world’s biggest Islamic Congregation began in Bhopal.
  • More than one million people from 54 countries are expected to attend the congregation which will continue till 25th November.
  • It is a forum for delivering some important religious-spiritual messages to Muslims around the world.
  • Ijtima started in the era of Nawabs in Bhopal and now it has become the identity of Bhopal worldwide.
  • The first Alami Tablighi Ijtima took place in Bhopal in 1944 and only 14 people attended it then.
  • Now the number has increased to millions. Thousands of people from various countries across the world including Russia, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iraq and Saudi Arabia have reached Bhopal to participate in this event.

Important Daily GK Update For IBPS SO 2019:

  • Governor of Madhya Pradesh: Lal Ji Tandon.
  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Kamal Nath.

 

12. Lieutenant Shivangi is the first-ever woman pilot for Navy

  • The first woman pilot, Lieutenant Shivangi, will join naval operations on completion of operational training here on December 2. She hails from Muzzafarpur, Bihar.
  • She was inducted into Indian Navy as SSC (Pilot) as part of 27 NOC course in Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala.
  • She, who had been undergoing training at the Southern Naval Command, will get authorisation on December 2 to fly Dornier aircraft.

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  • Chief of the Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.

 

13. Oxford Dictionary names ‘Climate Emergency’ its 2019 Word of the Year

  • Oxford Dictionaries has named “climate emergency” as its 2019 Word of the Year, choosing it from an all-environmental shortlist that also included “climate action,” “climate denial,” “eco-anxiety,” “extinction” and “flight shame.
  • The word is selected because it shows the increase in usage since 2018. Climate emergency defines as “a situation in which urgent action is required to reduce or halt climate change and also to avoid the possible irreversible environmental loss resulting from it.

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  • The Oxford English Dictionary is the principal historical dictionary of the English language, published by Oxford University Press.
  • Headquarters: United Kingdom.

 
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