Current Affairs Capsule – 9 November 2019
- November 9, 2019
- Posted by: Team CP
- Category: Current Affairs Capsule
- Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched three books – Guru Nanak Bani’, ‘Nanak Bani’ and ‘Sakhian Guru Nanak Dev’ – on the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev in New Delhi. Published by the National Book Trust (NBT), the move aims to spread the message of Guru Nanak Dev’s writings among readers of the Indian sub-continent.
- Indian Railways has launched three applications – CRS Sanction Management System, Rail-road crossing GAD approval system and TMS (Track Management System) for construction – to strengthen its Information Technology (IT) enabled services, which will help ensure proper monitoring of projects undertaken by the Railways and boost vision of Digital India.
- The United Arab Emirates (UAE), as the incoming IORA Chair, hosted the 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers (COM) Meeting on 7th November, 2019 in Abu Dhabi under the theme of “Promoting a Shared Destiny and Path to Prosperity in the Indian Ocean”. At the COM, UAE took the chairmanship from South Africa for a period of 2019-21. The COM was preceded by the 21st Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) that is held twice a year. During the meet, Maldives formally became the 22nd member state of IORA after the Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid signed the Instrument of Acceptance.
- A five-judge constitution bench of Supreme Court pronounced its verdict on Ayodhya Ram Janma Bhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case on 9th November, 2019. As per the judgement, the Central Government has to formulate a scheme under the Ayodhya Act, 1993 within 3 months, set up a trust and hand over the disputed site to it for the construction of temple at the dispute site and a suitable alternative plot of land measuring 5 acres at Ayodhya will be given to the Sunni Wakf Board. Led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, the bench comprised of Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.
- Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2019 in six categories on 7th November, 2019. First awarded in 2008, the annual award is presented in six categories – Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering and Computer Sciences. The award aims to celebrate the exemplary work by researchers and scientists in different areas of scientific research.
- Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 10th Asian Conference of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) that will be held from 7th November to 10th November, 2019 in New Delhi. The biennial conference is jointly organized by the Asian Society for Emergency Medicine (ASEM) and the Society for Emergency Medicine, India (SEMI) with the theme “Affordable Care, Bridging Gaps, Creating Impact”. This is the first time India hosted the conference. The Asian Society for Emergency Medicine (ASEM) was founded as a regional association on 24th October, 1998.
- The 2nd Guinness World Record at the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2019 was created as 268 students assembled radio kits simultaneously in 2 hours. The 5th IISF 2019 is being held in Kolkata. Earlier, a Guinness World Record for the largest astrophysics lesson and assembly of spectroscopes was created at the IISF 2019. The first IISF was held in December 2015 at IIT Delhi.
- As per the report ‘Indian Tech Startup Ecosystem – Leading Tech in the 20s’ by NASSCOM, India retained its position as the third largest startup ecosystem across the world, as it added over 1,300 startups in 2019, taking the total number to 8,900-9,300 in the last five years. India also witnessed the addition of 7 unicorns in 2019 till August, taking the total tally up to 24, which is the third highest number of unicorns in a single country in the world. Established in 1988, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is a trade association of the Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry.
- Rajasthan Patrika group Chairman Gulab Kothari has been selected for the 2019 Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award for Excellence in Journalism that will be awarded on the occasion of National Press Day on 16th November, 2019 by the Press Council of India (PCI). The PCI also announced the National Awards for Excellence in Journalism for 2018.
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