Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 18 November to 23 November
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will make FASTag facility mandatory on all the toll plazas with effect from December 1, 2019. FASTag facility uses the Radio Frequency Identification technology to carry out the toll payments directly from the prepaid account.
Assam Government announced to launch the 'Arundhati Swarna Yojana' to offer 10 grams gold as a gift to a bride during her marriage if she fulfils the criteria laid under the scheme and has registered her marriage. The Scheme will be effective from January 1, 2020.
Mahinda Rajapaksa, the former President of Sri Lanka, was appointed as Prime Minister of the country on November 20, 2019. His appointment was approved by incumbent President and his brother Gotabaya Rajapksa.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella topped the list of Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year 2019. The list features three Indian-origin people including Satya Nadella, Master Card CEO Ajay Banga and Arista head Jayashree Ullal.
Indian citizenship of TRS MLA Ramesh Chennamaneni was recently revoked by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for concealing facts from the Government. Telangana MLA Chennamaneni had secretly acquired the German citizenship, of which, the Government had no clue.
The process of National Register of Citizen (NRC) will now be carried out across India. The announcement regarding this was made by Union Minister of Home Minister, Amit Shah in the Rajya Sabha on November 20, 2019. No Indian citizen will be left out of the NRC list.
New cloud-based gaming service Google Stadia has been launched across 14 countries recently. The game was launched with 22 launch titles such as Tomb Raider and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and can only be accessed on Pixel phones.
Sir David Attenborough, a renowned naturalist, was recently awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2019 for his efforts towards spreading awareness about the need to protect and preserve nature.
The Cartosat-3 and 13 other nanosatellites will be launched by the ISRO on November 25, 2019. The satellites will be launched from the US. The Cartosat-3 is a high-resolution imaging satellite that will be launched to enhance India’s border security.
Indian boxer Sarita Devi was elected as a Member of the AIBA Athletes Commission recently. She was nominated from the Asian region. The AIBA Athletes Commission now comprises six boxers as its Members from five different continents.