November 2015 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs November 2015: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of November 2015 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Hockey India (HI) nominated former president Vidya Stokes as the life president in its just-concluded fifth Congress inDelhion. Stokes, who currently serves as the Irrigation and Public Health Minister of Himachal Pradesh, was nominated for the post in accordance to the rule 5.14 of the HI constitution.
  • Raghuram Rajan, Governor of RBI, has become the Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) Vice Chairman. BIS is the central bank of all apex banks of world’s different countries. Analysts believe that this appointment will be a shot in the arm of Rajan as he was vouching for enhanced coordination among central banks in terms of monetary policy measures.
  • Veteran sports marketing and management professional Sundar Raman is joining Reliance Industries as its chief executive to consolidate and drive the group's initiative in this area. In addition to the existing sports properties of the group and its non-profit foundation, Sundar Raman will be driving newer avenues of growth in this area, as also the integration with the digital services of Jio.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Indian hockey team vice-captain and goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh was given the Lt. Col. G.V. Raja Award for 2014-2015 by the Kerala Sports Council along with a cash reward of Rs.3 lakh. It is the highest honour for any athlete in Kerala. 
Top Business Current Affairs
  • The leaders of the power sector national federation will meet on 1 December 2015 to finalise their strategy for the day-long strike to be held on 8 December against the proposed Electricity (Amendment) bill, 2014. 
Top Education Current Affairs
  • Per a London based weekly magazine, The Times Higher Education, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore is among the top 100 universities of the world. According to the published list, IISc Bangalore is ranked at 99th position. The top 10 positions are hold by the American institutes where the top three ranking universities are Stanford, CalTech and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 


Top Entertainment Current Affairs
  • The 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival came to a close with films such as ‘Haraamkhor, ‘Chauthi Koot’ and ‘Thithi’ bagging the top awards. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was the guest of honour at the closing ceremony which was followed by the award function. The jury gave the Silver Gateway of India trophy to Kyrgistan film ‘Heavenly Nomadic’, while the jury grand prize was awarded to Kannada film ‘Thithi’. 
Top Inauguration Current Affairs
  • Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday inaugurated a national organ donation registry that will track, facilitate and promote organ donations across the country and announced opening of transplant facilities at all major government hospitals.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • In a financial assistance package to the Arvind Kejriwal government, union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu announced Rs.3,250 crore for decongestion and development of the national capital.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has become the second most-followed Indian politician on microblogging site Twitter with over six million followers. He crossed the six-million mark.'And ... @ArvindKejriwal crossed the 6 million mark on @twitter,' AAP's social media chief Ankit Lal tweeted. The Aam Aadmi Party chief trails Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has over 16 million followers on Twitter.
  • Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, while talking to media in Hashimara of West Bengal’s Alipurduar district, said that both India and China have common interests and the former should not look at its neighbour as adversary anymore.  While calling for mature statesmanship from both the countries, Air Chief Marshall said that for developing the region both the countries should coordinate and cooperate. 
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • Over 14 million electorate are eligible to vote in the second and final phase of Kerala's civic polls which is witnessing a keen contest between the UDF and the LDF. The voting will be spread across seven of the 14 districts and decide the political fate of more than 40,000 candidates vying for 12,651 seats. 
  • Cheered by over one lakh supporters, JD-U leader Nitish Kumar, who led the Grand Alliance to victory in assembly elections, on Friday took oath as the chief minister of Bihar at the head of a 28-member ministry of his party, RJD and Congress legislators. Overseen by Governor Ram Nath Kovind, Nitish Kumar - dressed in his usual white kurta pyjama - took oath of office and secrecy in the name of God in Hindi at the sprawling Gandhi Maidan. 
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • The BCCI accepted the resignation of Indian Premier League (IPL) Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sundar Raman, under investigation for alleged wrongdoing in the 2013 match fixing and betting scandal. 'The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday accepted Mr. Sundar Raman's resignation from the post of Chief Operating Officer of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Top Scheme Current Affairs
  • In a bid to put some 20,000 tonnes of idle gold to productive use and cut imports worth $35-$45 billion annually, India launched three schemes related to the metal, including domestically minted coins with the images of Ashok Chakra and Mahatma Gandhi. 
Top Science Current Affairs
  • India successfully test fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV, capable of hitting a target at a distance of 4,000 km. The army's strategic forces command fired the missile as part of a user trial from the A.P.J. Abdul Kalam island off the Odisha coast.
  • India successfully test fired its indigenously developed surface-to-surface nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile. The missile was fired from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur in Balasore district on the Odisha coast. Having a strike range of 350 km, the test was part of a user trial by the army. 
Top Social Current Affairs
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in his Facebook post has said that his social networking company has taken a huge leap forward in its endeavor of connecting India. He went on to say that free internet services can be accessed throughout India for multiple purposes including communication, jobs, education, and health Free Basics app of Internet.org on Reliance Network.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis have won their 9th title in a total ten final appearances this year. the Indo-Swiss pair humiliated 8th seeded Spanish duo Carla Suarez Navarroc and Gabrine Muguruza in straight sets (6-0, 6-3) in the final match of Singapore WTA Championships (Women's Doubles). The top seeds took 1 hour and 7 minutes to wrap up the final. 
  • India has increased its medal tally at 13th Asian shooting championship after Heena Sidhu won gold medal in women's 10m air pistol. Heena edged past Gundegma Otreyad of Mongolia by a whisker as she scored 198.2 over the latter’s 198.
  • Team India secured a marvelous win over South Africa in the first test match in the Gandhi-Mandela four test series. It took the mighty Indians just 3 days to secure a 108 run victory over the Proteas. Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took every advantage of Mohali’s spinner’s wicket to crush the batting lineup of South African cricket team. India batted first to pile up 201 run on the scoreboard in their first innings, followed by South Africa’s 184 runs on board. 
  • Indian team’s final medal tally at 13th Asian Shooting Championship is 44 medals. While 17 medals are gold, 14 are silver and 13 are bronze. On last day of the championship, Vijay Kumar (the silver medalist at London Olympics) won two medals. While he won bronze medal in individual 25m Centre Fire Pistol event, he along with teammates Pemba Tamang and Samaresh Jung won silver medal.
  • Saina Nehwal (top seeded player of prestigious $700,000 China Open Badminton championship, defending champion of the tournament, and World No. 2) defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in straight sets 21-16, 21-13 in the quarter final match, played at Haixia Olympic Sports Center.
  • The Delhi High Court issued notice to suspended cricketer S. Sreesanth and 35 others on a police plea challenging the trial court order to drop charges against them in the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing case. The trial court on July 25 discharged cricketers Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, and 33 others. 
  • At the end of Track Asia Cup cycling championship, which took place in New Delhi’s IG Sports Complex, India finished at the third spot by winning 11 medals. India won 3 gold, 3 silvers, and 5 bronze medals in the event. India made a great come back on the final day of the event as it won 2 gold and 3 bronze medals. In the medal tally, South Korea finished at the top followed by Uzbekistan and India.
  • 30-year old Pankaj Advani has won his 15th world title in Egypt’s Hurghada (Sunrise Crystal Bay resort) by defeating 18-year old Zhua Xintong of China in the IBSF World Snooker Championship. In the best-of-15 final match, the Indian defeated the teenage Chinese sensation by scoring 8-6. 
  • The lone Indian badminton player in Macau Open, PV Sindhu, is going great guns as she reached the finals of the tournament. Sindhu defeated Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the semi final match today in a three set battle 21-8,15-21, 21-16. Though Sindhu snatched the first game in just 14 minutes, Yamaguchi bounced back quickly to wrest the next set from the Indian shuttler 21-15.
Top Summit Current Affairs
  • After successfully wrapping up his 3-days UK tour, Prime Minister Narendra Mod left from Heathrow Airport to attend the crucial G-20 Summit, even as world is trying to come to terms with the reality of heinous ISIS-led terror attack in Paris. PM Modi reached Turkey’s Antalya in the early morning today and is believed to raise the global economic and security issues with the other world leaders at G-20 summit. 
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • Domestic handset-maker Intex Technologies launched another smartphone Aqua Super at a price of Rs.10,390 in a further expansion of its series of 3GB RAM phones. The 4G-enabled phone comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display and is powered by a 1GHz Mediatek quad-core processor.
  • A mobile phone-based alert system for pregnant women in rural areas was launched here to help them stay healthy till delivery. Called 'M-Health Service', the service requires the would-be mothers to register via a cellphone. Periodic text messages will convey to them necessary treatment details to take care of issues that crop up during pregnancy.
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