Thursday, 14 November 2019

Current Affairs | KAS, UPSC, SSC | October 28 to November 13



  • Person who recently appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Kerala Health

University
                Dr. Mohan Kunnummal
  • Director of the film ‘Gandhi Ki Prerana Kasthurba’ based on the life

of Kasthurba who was the wife of Gandhi
                Maneesh Takur
  • First public sector company in India to make Echosounder indigenously

                Keltron
                * Making echosounder for Indian Navy
  • Winner of the literature award for 2019 by Vayalar Ramavarma

Samskarika Vedi
                Dr. Puthussery Ramachandran
  •  Winner of the Kamala Surayya short story award 2019

                Dr. Ajitha Menon
                * Awarded for the short story ‘Havlockile Honeymoon’
  • India-France bilateral military exercise recently held in Rajasthan

                Exercise Shakti 2019
  • Country named the ‘Kyaar Cyclone’ which formed at Arabian Sea in

October 2019
                Myanmar
  • Person who appointed as the president of Botswana

                Mokgweetsi Masisi
  • Indian state recently launched a scheme which gives a free meal for

one kilogram of plastic waste
                Odisha
  • First woman prime minister of Belgium

                Sophie Wilmes
  • Fastest Indian to finish Ironman Triathlon fastly which held in Malaysia

                Lt. Col. Swaroop Singh Kuntal
  • Person who represents India in Shanghai Co-operation Organisation

(SCO) which will held in Uzbekistan
                Rajnath Singh
                * Defence Minister of India
  • Person who elected as the Chief Minister of Haryana

                Manohar Lal Khattar
  • Country recently decided to buy ‘Brahmos’ missile from India

                Philippines
  • Indian Cricketers who won Wisden India Almanack Cricketer of

the Year Award 2019
                Jasprith Bumrah, Smrithi Mandana
  • Athlete who won gold for India in World Deaf Tennis Championship

2019 recently held in Turkey
                Prithvi Sekhar
  • Indian actor who won Golden Dragon Award in Cardiff International

Film Festival
                Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • Person who will be appointed as the President of Argentina

                Alberto Fernandez
  • First Heritage Beach in Kerala

                Azhikode Munakkal Dolphin Beach
                * This beach in Thrissur is also known as Gateway of Muziris
  • Person who put a record by climbing world’s 14 tallest mountains

in a short period
                Nirmal Purja (Nepal)
                * Climbed in 189 days (6 months 6 days)
  • Person who appointed as the Director General of International

Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
                Rafael Grossi (Argentina)
  • Author of the book Unquiet River : A biography of the Brahmaputra

                Arupjyoti Saikia
  • Person who will be appointed as the 47th Chief Justice of India

                Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde
  • Block Panchayath which achieved ISO certification for quality

under the leadership of Kerala Institute of Local Administration
(KILA)
                Irinjalakuda (Thrissur)
  • Institute recently formed a Brain Atlas for the first time in India

                International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
  • Hindi writer who conferred with 28th Vyaas Samman (2018)

                Leeladhar Jagudi
                *Awarded for the work ‘Jitne Lok Utne Prem’
  • Military operation conducted by America to find and kill Islamic

states leader Abu Baker al-Baghdadi
                Operation Kayla Mueller
                * Kayla Mueller is an American who was killed by Islamic states
   in Syria in 2015
  • Hollywood star who won Governors Award which is known as Special

Oscar in film industry
                Jenna Davis
  • Winners of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 Cricket tournament

                Karnataka
  • Union Territories in which central government is going to setup Bamboo

Technology Parks
                Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh
  • Venue of the 35th ASEAN Summit

                Bangkok, Thailand
  • State recently celebrated Chhath Festival

                Bihar
  • Winner of the Ezhuthachan Award 2019, which is the highest literary award

given by Kerala government
                                P. Sachidanandan (* His Pen name is Anand)
                                Award consists of 5 lakh rupees and a citation.
                                Winner in 2018 is M. Mukundan
  • Winner of the ONV Memorial Award 2019 given by Kerala University

                                T. Patmanabhan
                                *Award consists of 1 lakh rupees, a citation and a statuette
                                Winner in 2018 is Sugathakumari
  • Indian city in which 21st North East Book Fair was held

                                Guwahati (Assam)
  • Person who recently appointed as the director general of Armed Forces

Medical Services
                                Lt. Gen Anup Banerji
  • Person who recently appointed as the Additional Secretary of the

Ministry of Power
                                Sanjiv Nandan Sahai
  • ‘The Parrot Green Saree’, which is the book written by

                                Nabaneeta Dev Sen
  • Indian state which implimented a law for contract farming for the first time

                                Tamil Nadu
  • Name given for India’s first Brain Atlas

                                IBA 100
  •      Venue of the 5th India International Science Festival (IISF)

                 Kolkata
  • New Chairperson of the Central Coconut Development Board

                G. Jayalekshmi
  • Author of the book ‘Suncatcher’

                Romesh Gunesekera
  • Indian state which launched the ‘Drink from Tap Mission’, to supply

pure water for the people
                Odisha
                (Scheme launched with the help of UNICEF)
  • Indian state in which National Research Institute of Unani Medicine

was started recently
                Sikkim
  • Venue of the world’s annual climate conference COP 25

                Madrid (Spain)
  • Tamil film star who will honour with icon of golden jubilee award 2019 at

international film festival which will be held in Goa
 Rajnikanth
  • Indian city which entered Guiness book as the world’s most polluted city

 kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)
  •                                 Person who appointed as the chairman of Land Ports Authority of

India
                Aditya Mishara
  • District in Kerala which won Bharana Bhasha Award 2019 given by

Kerala Government
                Kannur
  • India’s place according to the FIFA ranking launched recently

                106
  • Person who conferred with Dr. Palpu Award 2019

                P.V. Chandran
  • Indian state which is going to institute Sri Guru Nanak DevJi Award

                Punjab
  • New Indian Ambassador to United Arab Emirates

                Pavan Kapoor
  • State recently banned 15 years old government vehicles to curb

pollution
                Bihar
  • Railway station which became visually challenged friendly recently

                Coimbatore
                *Indias 4th visually challenged free railway station after Mysore,
  Bengaluru and Boriwali
  • Cyclone recently formed in Bay of Bengal

                BulBul
                * Country which named this cyclone is Pakisthan
  • India’s rank as per the ‘Country Report on Terrorism - 2018’ by

American government which lists the most terrorism affected
countries
                Four (1st Rank : Afghanistan)
  • Person who conferred with Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award

for Excellence in Journalism 2019 given by the Press Council of
India (PCI)
                Gulab Kothari
                *Current Chairman of Rajasthan Pathrika
  • Institute which made India’s first Standing Wheel chair

                Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Country recently withdraw itself from Regional Comprehensive

Economic Partnership (RCEP)
                India
  • Day which observed as National Cancer Awareness Day

                November 7
  • Indian state recently decided to form English Medium from class

one to Eight in Government Schools
                Andhrapradesh
  • Winner of Miss Asia Global 2019 recently held in Kochi

                Sara Damnjanovic (Serbia)
  • Person who is appointed as the President of United Arab Emirates (UAE)

                Sheikh Khalifa
  • State recently decided to bann diesel autorikshaws

                Bihar
  • India - Indonesia bilateral Naval exercise recently held at Bay of Bengal

                Samudra Shakti
  • Indian city in which 10th Asian Conference of Emergency Medicine

will be held
                New Delhi
  • World’s third largest startup hub as per the report of Nasscom

                India
  • Asia’s biggest Palm leaf manuscript museum recently started at

Thiruvananthapuram
                Fort Central Archives
  • India’s first Global Mega Science Exhibition recently going to be held

in Mumbai
                Vigyan Samagam
  • American Actress who won Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2019

                Geena Davis
  • Fast Patrol Vessel recently commissioned by Indian Coast Guard

                ICGS Annie Besant
  • Author of the book The First Sikh : The Life and Legacy of Guru Nanak

                Nikky - Guninder Kaur Singh
  • Persons recently won gold for India in World Military Games 2019

                Shivpal Singh (Javelin Throw)
                Anandan Gunasekharan (Para Athletics)
  • Italian film which is going to show as Inaugural film in 50th

International Film Festival which is to be held in Goa
                Despite the Fog
                 *Direction : Goran Paskaljevic
  • Judges of the Bench of Supreme Court which announced Ayodhya

Case verdict
                Justice Ranjan Gogoi (Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India)
                Justice Ashok Bhushan
                Justice S Abdul Nazeer
                Justice D Y Chandrachud
                Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde
  • Theme for the BRICS Summit 2019

                Economic Growth for an Innovative Future
  • Venue for the 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association’s Ministerial meeting

                Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Country which will host Men’s world cup Hockey in 2023

                India
  • First Electric airplane constructed b y NASA

                X - 57
  • Film which is going to show in the clsoing ceremony of International

Film Festival of India which is going to be held in Goa
                Marghe and her mother
                (Direction : Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
  • Day which is observed as Legal Services Day in India

                November 9
  • Venue of the No Money For Terror, Ministerial Meeting

                Melbourne
  • Only Indian Male Cricketer who played 100 International

Twenty 20 matches
                Rohit Sharma
  • First Indian to be appointed as the General Vice President of the

International Organization Deveolopment Association (IODA)
                Dr. Vinaya Shetty
  • Author of the book Kashmir : History, Politics, Representation

                Cithralekha Zutshi
  • Person who won Balamani Amma Award 2019 which is given by

Kochin International Book Festival Committee
                T. Padmanabhan
                * Award consists of 50,000 Rps and Citation
  • First Malayali Chief Election Commissioner of India who passed away

recently
                T.N. Seshan
                *He was the 10th Chief Election Commissioner of India (1990-96).
  Won Ramon Magsasay Award in 1996
  • Day which observed as National Education Day in India

                November 11
  • Former Malayali Union Secretary who passed away recently

                P.S. Krishnan
  • Lake in Jammu & Kashmir which is going to be declared as Eco-sensitive

zone by Central Government
                Dal Lake
  • First Port in the world to introduce a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

Port terminal
                Bhavnagar Port (Gujarath)
  • Indian City which will host first Ever Sanskrit World Conference

                New Delhi
  • First ever sexually transmitted dengue in the world is reported at

                Madrid (Spain)
  • Name given for two new species of Spider discovered recently from

the Kerala, Tamilnadu and Gujarath region
                Marengo Sachintendulkar
                Indomarengo Chavarapatera
                * Name was given by a researcher called Dhruv Prajapati
  • Theme for World Pneumonia Day 2019 (November 12)

                Healthy Lungs for all
  • New Chief Justice of Tripura Highcourt

                Justice Akil Abdul Hamid Kureshi
  • Place in which India’s first elephant memorial going to setup

                Mathura (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Day which is observed as Public Service Broadcasting Day by All India

Radio to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s first and only visit
                November 12
  • Person who is appointed as the Indian Ambassador to the Republic

of Mali
                Anjani Kumar
  • Monument from India which entered in World Monuments Watch List

recently
                Suranga Bawadi
                                * This is the Ancient Water System in the Deccan Plateau
                Located in Bijapur of Karnataka
  • New Chief Justice of Patna Highcourt in Bihar

                Justice Sanjay Karol
                * He is the 43rd Chief Justice of Patna Highcourt
  • First Indian cricketer to achieve a hatrick wicket in International

twenty 20 cricket
                Deepak Chahar
                *Cricketer who holds worlds best bowling record in International
 twenty 20 cricekt
  • Theme for 39th India International Trade Fair which will be held in

NewDelhi
                Ease of Doing Business
  • Winners of the Munin Barkotoki Literary Award 2019

                Ankur Ranjan Phukan
                Monoranjan Bori
  • Newly appointed manager of Google India

                Sanjay Gupta
  • Person who appointed as the Governor of Goa

                Sathyapal Malik
  • 2022 Women’s World Cup Hockey hosting countries

                Spain, Netherlands
  • Place in which Kerala’s first Cyclone Shelter will launch

                Mararikulam (Alappuzha)
  • Person who reappointed as the Prime Minister of Mauritius

                Pravind Jugnauth            

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