Top News Headlines of 20 November 2014


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 20 November 2014:

  • Central Bank of India has been awarded with ‘First Prize’ in linguistic region ‘A’ and ‘C’ by Reserve Bank of India for the best implementation of Official Language Policy of Govt.
  • Dr. T.R.K. Rao has assumed charge as Director of NMDC Limited.
  • Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma, BJP MP from West Delhi, has adopted Jharoda in Najafgarh under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
  • Scientists at IIT Bombay have developed a biocompatible hollow-fibre.
  • The finance ministry has identified several gaps in the Jan Dhan Yojana, particularly that half of those roped into the scheme already had bank accounts.
  • Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen drew the ninth game of the World Chess Championship on Thursday.
  • As many as 4.3 crore families in rural India are houseless live in West Bengal and Bihar according to a survey.
  • The second phase of Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi Dialogue, which will focus on women’s issues and safety , will be unveiled on November 26.
  • The second edition of Treasures of Rajasthan will focus on the riches of the desert state will be held on November 21 and 22 at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts in Delhi.
  • The Union health ministry has ordered strengthening of ten government laboratories across the country by November end to manage medical emergencies such as Ebola.
  • The Cabinet on Thursday approved signing of the Saarc Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation and Motor Vehicle Agreement among member countries in Kathmandu.
  • The Cabinet on Thursday approved the Rs 43,033 crore plan envisaging creation of separate feeders for farm and non-farm users with a view to “facilitating judicious rostering“ of supply.
  • From next year, Forms will include the “third gender“ option, apart from male and female in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghathan.
  • Mozilla is breaking up with Google and switching to Yahoo as the default search provider for its Firefox web browser.
  • Mike Nichols, a ninetime Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of films died on Wednesday at age 83.
  • American singer Jimmy Ruffin, who was a regular with famous record label Motown, has died. He was 78.
  • Maria del Rosario Cayetana FritzJames Stuart, one of the nation’s richest women died on Thursday, at the age of 88.
  • Chihuahua named Frida has won her first political office, being named Mayor of San Francisco for the day as part of a campaign to support the city’s animal shelter.
  • India’s fifth largest IT services company Tech Mahindra said it will acquire Virginia, US-based Lightbridge Communications Corporation (LCC) for $240 million.
  • Jignesh Shah, the founder and promoter of Financial Technologies on Thursday quit as the managing director & chief executive officer of the company.
  • Delhi team’s chief selector Yashpal Sharma to resign from his post on Thursday.
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Top News Headlines of 20 November 2014
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