Daily Current Affairs Analysis 26 November 2019
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Amaravati included in India’s political map
- The Survey of India released a new political map of India with Amaravati as the capital of Andhra Pradesh.
- Amaravati was missing from the new map, which was released by the Survey of India on November 2, 2019.
- Telangana has Hyderabad as its capital and it is the capital for Andhra Pradesh too for a period of 10 years from the date of bifurcation from 2014.
India ranked 44th in Food Vulnerability Index
- According to a new report by Nomura Global Market Research, India is ranked 44 out of 110 countries in Nomura’s Food Vulnerability Index (NFVI).
- NFVI ranks countries on the basis of their exposure to large swings in food prices.
- At 4.6%, India’s retail inflation for October 2019 touched a 16-month high because of the jump in food prices.
Muthoot Finance to acquire IDBI Mutual Fund
- Muthoot Finance will purchase 100 per cent equity shares of IDBI Asset Management and IDBI MF Trustee for a total consideration of Rs 215 crore.
- The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of February 2020.
Marathon man Kipchoge won Athlete of the Year
- Eliud Kipchoge, the first man to run a marathon in less than two hours, and 400 metres hurdles world champion Dalilah Muhammad won the World Athlete of the Year awards.
- Kipchoge claimed the prize after making history in Oct 2019 when he ran the marathon distance of 42.195 kilometres in 1hr 59min 40.2sec.
- Muhammad set a world record of 52.20 sec at the US Trials in Iowa in July 2019.
Day for the Elimination of Violence: 25 Nov
- The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed across the world on 25 November annually.
- The theme for 2019 is “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape”.
- The colour orange in the theme symbolizes a better future without the pervasive human rights violation that affects 1 in 3 women and girls all over the globe.
Aquatic environment with no life form found
- Researchers have found an aquatic environment on the Earth with complete absence of any form of life.
- The study, published in the journal, Nature Ecology and Evolution, revealed that any form of microbial life was absent in the hot, saline, hyperacid ponds of the Dallol geothermal field in Ethiopia.
- The research may lead to an improved understanding of the limits of habitability.
Rising surface temperature causes El Nino
- A study shows, rising surface temperature in the tropical Pacific Ocean for prolonged periods leads to a climate process called the El Nino.
- El Ninos have become more intense in the industrial age, which stand to worsen storms, drought, and coral bleaching.
- El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is 25 percent stronger than in the pre-industrial records.
Railway installed honey been sound system
- In Assam, the Rangia Division of the North-East Frontier Railway has achieved success in avoiding deaths of wild animals while crossing tracks.
- Special honey bee sound system has been installed at 21 locations.
- These instruments proved useful in avoiding the deaths of elephants as honey bee sounds distract elephants.
- Tis instrument will be installed in five more places.
India to host SCO forum
- India will host the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Forum of Young Scientists and Innovators in 2020.
- The 5th Meeting of SCO Member States Heads of Ministries and Departments of Science and Technology concluded in Moscow, Russia recently.
- The Indian delegation was led by Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Dr. Shekhar Mande.
International Film festival of India updates
- The 50th IFFI edition is screening three films for those with special needs, under the ‘Accessible India-Accessible Films’ section. This is a joint collaboration between IFFI, Saksham Bharat and UNESCO.
- A Masterclass titled Sound Cinema and Experience was held at IFFI by Sound designer Bishwadeep Chatterjee. He has done sound effects for popular films like Bajirao Mastani, Uri and Piku.
Sangai Festival 2019 began in Manipur
- In Manipur, the week-long Manipur Sangai Festival 2019 started from 24 Nov 2019.
- The festival is being organized by the State Tourism Department and is the biggest festival held annually to promote tourism.
- The formal inaugural function of the festival was held at Hapta Kangjeibung at Imphal.
- The festival will conclude on the 30th of November 2019.
UP govt launched immunisation campaign
- UP government launched a massive immunisation campaign against the filariasis or Filaria from 25 Nov 2019.
- The Central government has set the year 2021 as the deadline for complete eradication of filaria in the country.
- Under this campaign, more than 65 thousand teams of health workers will distribute medicines to around 6.5 crore people till 10 December 2019 in 19 districts.
- The General Secretary of The Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and former West Bengal Minister Kshiti Goswami passed away in Nov 2019. He was PWD Minister in Jyoti Basu and Buddhadev Bhattacharjee’s cabinet.
- Former Madhya Pradesh CM Kailash Joshi passed away. Called as the ‘saint of politics’, he served as the state’s Chief Minister from 1977 to 1978. He was MLA for eight terms.
3-day Commonwealth Youth Parliament began
- Delhi Assembly is hosting a three-day Commonwealth Youth Parliament which began on 25 November 2019.
- Around 47 participants from 24 Commonwealth countries will participate in the event along with eleven participants from India.
- Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will be the Chief Guest of the event.
- It is for the first time that an Indian Legislature is hosting the Commonwealth Youth Parliament.
India won 28 medals in U-15 Wrestling C’ships
- In wrestling, India concluded its campaign at the Under-15 Asian Championships with 28 medals, including 13 gold, 14 silver and a bronze.
- Deepak Chahal won the gold in 75kg, Vishal in 62kg, Sagar Jaglan in 68kg and Jatin in 85kg.
- For the first time, India finished on top of the team rankings in freestyle category with 225 points as all 10 wrestlers finished on the podium.
Lakshya Sen won Scottish Open title
- In badminton, India’s Lakshya Sen has won the Scottish Open men’s single title, defeating Brazilian Ygor Coelho to seal his fourth title in three months.
- He registered an 18-21, 21-18, 21-19 win in 56 minutes to claim the title in Glasgow.
- He also the Belgian International in September 2019.
- He won BWF Super 100 title at the Dutch Open and the SaarLorLux Open in Germany.
Rafael Nadal clinched sixth Davis Cup title
- In tennis, world number one Rafael Nadal clinched sixth Davis Cup title for Spain after beating Denis Shapovalov of Canada in Madrid.
- Nadal defeated Shapovalov 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) to clinch Spain’s 2-0 win against Canada.
- In 2010 Nadal won three majors, and in 2019, he won the French Open and the US Open, made till the Australian Open final and also reached the Wimbledon semifinals.
Railways to implement automatic system
- Th Railways is planning to cover its entire network of 68,000 route km with automatic train protection system in a phased manner.
- This was announced at the 62nd annual day of Indian Railways Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunication.
- The system would be implemented on 650 route km of the golden quadrilateral corridor connecting the 4 metros – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.
- Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari released a booklet titled ‘Convergence of National Highway improvement/construction with water conservation and groundwater recharge’ at Agro Vision-2019 in Nagpur.
- The two-day Air Force Commanders’ Conference began in New Delhi on 25 November 2019. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the meet.
NCC celebrated its 71st Raising Day
- The National Cadet Corps (NCC), the world’s largest uniformed youth organization, celebrated its 71st Raising Day on 24 Nov 2019.
- Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and DG NCC Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra paid homage to the martyrs at the National War Memorial in New Delhi.
- The multifaceted activities and varied curriculum of NCC provide unique opportunities to the youth for their development.