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Current Affairs in Short: 15 November 2018

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The State Transport Department proposed to decentralise the lone auto-rickshaw testing unit in Delhi. This comes after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal pulled up officials for not having enough anti-corruption measures in place.

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UNICEF appoints Indian athlete Hima Das as India’s first ever Youth Ambassador

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Recently, Hima clinched a Gold medal in Women's 4x400 metre relay event at the 2018 Asian Games, held from August 18 to September 2, 2018 at Jakarta, Indonesian. She also won Silver in the Women's 400m Race event with a clock timing of 50.59 seconds.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 November 2018

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The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh has launched the ‘Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme’ of the National Cooperative Development Corporation.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 15 November 2018

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The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as 33rd ASEAN summit, 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award and Samudra Shakti 2018 among others.

UNSC lifts asset freeze, travel ban imposed on Eritrea after 9 years

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The United Nations Security Council in a unanimous vote has agreed to lift the sanctions imposed against Eritrea, after nine years. The Security Council had imposed an arms embargo, asset freeze and a travel ban on Eritrea, amidst claims that the nation, supported al-Shabab militants in Somalia.

Department of Biotechnology, Cancer Research UK sign MoU for India-UK Cancer Research Initiative

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The India-UK Cancer Research Initiative will focus on affordable approaches to cancer. Both CRUK and DBT will invest 5 million pounds each in this pilot project and will seek further investment from other potential funding partners.

India to add 14 lakh IT jobs in new-age technologies by 2027: Study

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India will generate over14 lakh new IT jobs by 2027 driven by demand for a skilled workforce in emerging technologies such as cyber security, Internet of things and Big Data, as per a Cisco-led study that released on November 15.

Open Defecation in India: All north-eastern states to become ODF by December 2018

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All the north-eastern states have committed to declaring themselves as Open Defecation Free by December 2018. The decision was taken during the regional review meeting of the north-eastern states held in Guwahati, Assam.

Union Agriculture Ministry launches NCDC’s 'Yuva Sahakar Scheme' to promote young entrepreneurs

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The scheme will be linked to Rs 1000 crore ‘Cooperative Start-up and Innovation Fund (CSIF)’ created by the NCDC. It would have more incentives for cooperatives of North Eastern region, Aspirational Districts and cooperatives with women or SC or ST or PwD members.

ISRO successfully launches communication satellite GSAT-29

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The Indian Space Research Organisation has launched the communication satellite GSAT-29 aboard ISRO’s heavy-lift rocket GSLV Mark-III. The satellite will mainly aim to increase hi-speed communication facilities in the northeast and far-flung areas of the nation.

India, Morocco sign agreement for assistance in legal and commercial matters

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A joint declaration of Intent on cooperation was signed in the field of modernisation and use of Information Technology between National Informatics Center (NIC) of India and the Ministry of Justice of Morocco.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 14 November 2018

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14 November 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like 75th anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour, multi-modal inland waterways project and Exercise INDRA 2018 among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 November 2018

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on November 13, 2018 formed a committee to stop activities that lead to degradation of the environment, taking note of pollution and traffic congestion during functions at banquet halls, farmhouses and hotels in Delhi.

Current Affairs in Short: 14 November 2018

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Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has been given the charge of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs following the untimely demise of incumbent Minister Ananth Kumar on November 12. President Ram Nath Kovind assigned the charge to Tomar.

HRD Ministry launches LEAP and ARPIT programmes for higher education faculty

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While LEAP is a three weeks flagship leadership development training programme for second level academic functionaries in higher education institutions, ARPIT is a unique initiative of online professional development of 15 lakh higher education faculty.

India, Russia conduct joint military exercise ‘INDRA 2018’

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The joint military exercise between India and Russia, ‘INDRA 2018’ on combating insurgency under the aegis of United Nations began on November 18 in India. The training exercise spanning across eleven days will see participation from company-sized contingents of the 5th Army of the Russian Federation and a Mechanised Infantry Battalion of India.

Ministry of Renewable Energy prepares draft of Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme

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The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in consultation with National Institute of Wind Energy Chennai has prepared a draft of a new scheme called Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme. The draft scheme enlists the guidelines for the benefit of all the stakeholders from concept to lifetime of a wind turbine.

Delhi Air Pollution: NGT forms committee to check air quality during functions at hotels, banquets

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The NGT was hearing a plea filed by Westend Green Farms Society alleging that banquets and marriage halls operating in Mahipalpur and Rajokri near Indira Gandhi International Airport were causing vehicular congestion and environment pollution.

Government to release Rs 75 commemorative coin to mark anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Bose

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During his visit to Andaman in on December 30, 1943, Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the Tricolor for the first time on free Indian soil at Cellular Jail of Port Blair, much before India attained Independence declaring the island as the free territory from the British rule.

Flipkart co-founder, CEO Binny Bansal steps down

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Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal has announced his resignation as the CEO of the group, effective immediately. The decision came to light after Flipkart and Walmart released a statement informing the same.