Thursday, 19 November 2015

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Around India

# Central Government staff hit jackpot, as 7th Pay Commission (headed by A. K. Mathur) pushes for 23.55% hike
# 7th pay commission recommended that, minimum pay must be Rs. 18000 /month and maximum be Rs. 2.5 lakh/month
# President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee presented the Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme Awards (2014-2015)
# Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare has urged the states (Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh) to intimate immediately number of drought affected districts in the state
# Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mr. Ananth Kumar has announced the setting up of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) in Jhalawar, Rajasthan
# National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) under the Ministry of Culture, Government of
India, celebrated “Golden Jubilee of Mobile Science Exhibition (MSE) Program” at Science City, Kolkata
# India tops a list of countries with burden of pneumonia and diarrhoea in children under 5
# Goa to host the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) from Nov 20 - 30, 2015
# Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi given its approval to the Status- cum-Progress Report by the Ministry of Water Resources related to the interlinking of rivers

India's Bilateral Relations

# India and the European Union agree to strengthen their collaboration in the field of Science & Technology
# Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi will be visiting Malaysia and Singapore from November 21, 2015 to November 24, 2015.

Indian States

# Andhra Pradesh: 2nd World Congress on Disaster Management in Visakhapatnam (Nov 19
- 22, 2015)
# Bihar: Mr. Nitish Kumar to be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar today; (1) March 03 - 10, 2000, (2) Nov 24, 2005 - Nov 24, 2010 (3) Nov 24, 2010 - May 20, 2014 (4) Feb 22, 2015 - Nov 2015 (5) Nov 20, 2015 -
# Delhi: Government approved Jan Lokpal Bill 2015
# Kerala: 17th Asia Pacific Youth Forum - 2015 (APYF) to be held at Kozhikode from November 21 to 25
# Maharashtra: Chief Minister, Mr. Devendra Fadnacis gave nod to lower the drinking age of liquor from 25 years to 21 years
# Rajasthan: Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit held in Jaipur; 295 MoUs signed and Rs. 3.3 lakh crore investment committed
# Telangana: Intel launched Ek Kadam Unnati Ki Aur initiative

Tamil Nadu

# Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalithaa spoke to Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh and explained the situation of rain havoc in the State
# Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh assured that the Centre will send the team of officials to assess the damages
# DMK will not have any alliance with BJP: DMK Treasurer, Mr. M. K. Stalin
# With UGC given signal, next SLET exam likely to be in Jan - Feb 2016 (after a gap of three
years); Kodaikanal Mother Teresa Women University is the nodal agency for conducting SLET in the State
# Many places in the state will receive rain today
# Election Commission of India, has chosen Mr. Rajesh Lakhoni as the new Chief Electoral Officer of Tamil Nadu, which goes to poll in May 2016

World Affairs

# Russia signs deal to sell 24 advanced Sukhoi Su-35 fighters to China
# China too join with Russia in fighting against ISIS; already France joined hands with Russia

Business / Economics

# MoS for Commerce & Industry, Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman, launched the Technology Acquisition and Development Fund (TADF) under National
Manufacturing Policy; the Scheme which would
be implemented through Global Innovation and
Technology Alliance (GITA), a joint venture company, support to MSME units
# State Finance Ministers will meet today and elect the new Chairman of the Empowered Committee
# Report of the Kelkar Committee on Revisiting & Revitalizing the PPP model of Infrastructure Development submitted to the Union Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley


# World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspends Russia's anti-doping agency


# Largest ever diamond (1111 carat high quality) found in Botswana
# Global Pepper Forum Meet at Mysuru from Nov 22-25, 2015