Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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Around India

# Union Home Ministry issues advisory to States on ISIS terrorism
# 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur to submit its report tomorrow
# The minimum railway fare increased from Rs. 5 to Rs. 10 wef Nov 20, 2015
# Union Petroleum Minister, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan emphasised the need to integrate the bio-energy policies with rural-agricultural economy
# Union Petroleum Minister, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the Bio - Energy Summit 2015 in New Delhi
# Ex- RAW chief, Mr. Shankaran Nair passed away; his book "Inside IB and RAW: The Rolling Stone that gathered Moss"
# VHP leader Ashok Singhal dead

India's Bilateral Relations

# India and China agreed to deepen defence ties, maintain peace at LAC
# India and Bangladesh vow to end border killings

Indian States

# Andhra Pradesh Government decided to waive off 110 crore loans of over 25000 weavers
# Odisha: National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 was implemented in 14 of the 30 districts of Odisha
# Karnataka: objects to Tamil Nadu's plea to release Cauvery Water
# Haryana: Government jobs only to the persons who do not defecate in open

Tamil Nadu

# Death toll in the State due to recent rain related incidents increased to 189
# Flood cuts NH 16 (Chennai - Nellore)
# Massive rescue efforts underway in Chennai
# Chief Minister, Chennai Mayor and State Ministers comes under severe criticism for the rain havoc in Chennai from various sectors of the people
# Tamil Nadu's first IMAX screen at Luxe Cinemas, Chennai; James Bond's "Spectre" to be screened first; ticket price is Rs. 360
# After a decade, Palar rivers enters into the city of Vellore; people lit camphor as a mark to welcome the Palar River
# Sagayam panel may submit granite scam report in High Court on Nov 23, 2015

World Affairs
# After confirming that a bomb brought down a Russian charter jet over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt last month, Russia struck Raqqa (capital of ISIS) with advanced 'Kalibr' cruise missile from a submarine in the eastern Mediterranean Sea
# It was the first time, that Russia has fired cruise missiles from a submarine during a war
# Individuals from 40 nations, including G20 are funding ISIS: Russian President, Mr. Vladimir Putin
# USA: Bobby Jindal ends bid for Republican nomination

Business / Economics

# Union Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley holds meeting with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA); ADIA shows keen interest in making investment in National Infrastructure and Investment Fund (NIIF)
# Number of internet users in India to touch 402 million by Dec 2015; this will overtake USA and China


# Czech Republic defeated Russia to retain Fed Cup (Tennis)
# Siril Verma clinched silver at World Junior Badminton Championships
# FIFA banned Nepal football Chief Ganesh Thapa for 10 years for corruption
# Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson retire from international cricket


# "The Leaders' Forum" organised by UNESCO in Paris; Union HRD Minister, Ms. Smriti Irani participated
[Ms. Smriti Irani also paid homage to the statue of Aurobindo located in the Japanese garden at UNESCO headquarters. The statue is a gift from the Government of India to the Organization as its tribute to the House of Peace]