Top News Headlines of 19 November 2014


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 19 November 2014:

  • Neel Mukherjee has been won the Man Booker prize 2014 for his latest novel `The Lives of Others’ has been shortlisted for the British literary prize -The Costa Book Awards.
  • Indian space agency Isro will be conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first Indian PM to visit Fiji after Indira Gandhi in 1981 and Modi announced a $75 million line of credit for the country’s sugar industry.
  • The controversial preacher Rampal was arrested outside his Satlok Ashram on Wednesday.
  • The Directorate of Education will run a “fact check“ on news reports of corruption in the midday meal scheme.
  • National Zoological Park will soon get its staff trained for handling disasters and ensuring visitors’ safety by experts at National Disaster Management Authority.
  • More than 32,000 runners from across India and different corners of the world will converge at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to take part in  half-marathon on Novemer 23.
  • India tops the charts when it comes to the largest number of volunteers anywhere in the world.
  • Replacing German with Sanskrit as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas, German ambassador Michael Steiner on Wednesday reached out to Sanskrit teachers, including RSS ideologue Dina Nath Batra and decided to resolve the issue through cultural exchanges.
  • UNESCO will host a three-day international conference from Exclusion to Empowerment: Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Persons with Disabilities -between November 24 and 26 in Delhi.
  • Law minister Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday ruled out taking the ordinance route for any amendments in the Land Acquisition Act though he said that the government was in favour of bringing some changes.
  • UP assembly passed the resolution seeking to amend the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014 on Wednesday.
  • Union minister Najma Heptulla said she would like the Women’s Reservation Bill to be passed in Lok Sabha as it was necessary to provide a “level-playing field“ for women.
  • Experiments at the world’s biggest particle smasher have confirmed the existence of two theorized subatomic particles.
  • Zomato has raised nearly Rs 370 crore from Vy Capital which values the Gurgaon-based startup at over Rs 4,000 crore post investment.
  • The appointments Board headed by RBI Raghuram Rajan has shortlisted 10 candidates as heads of eight public sector banks.
  • Sebi has derecognized Delhi Stock Exchange for several irregularities relating to the running of the bourse, including issuing of false certificate regarding the completion of demutualization process by the date specified by the regulator.
  • The mobile device app, Uber is launching its first made for-India, low-cost product called UberGo to take on rivals like Ola as well as the regular cruising cabs and auto rickshaws in a highly competitive domestic cab market.
  • Indian batsman Suresh Raina joined “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan“ after nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The All India Football Federation (AIFF) will not pitch for a high-profile coach and instead settle for someone who will find it easy to understand, and improve, Indian football.
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Top News Headlines of 19 November 2014
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