Current Affairs – 26 November, 2019

INDIA
10th Commonwealth Youth Parliament being held at the Delhi Assembly from November 25 to 27
10th Commonwealth Youth Parliament is being held at the Delhi Assembly from November 25 to 27, 2019. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla inaugurated the event.

?Hemant Karkare: A Daughters Memoir?, book written by Jui Karkare Navare, released
Book titled ?Hemant Karkare: A Daughters Memoir?, written by Jui Karkare Navare, was released on November 25, 2019 on the eve of 11th anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.

AP govt. launches citizen helpline 14400 for corruption-related complaints
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on November 25, 2019 launched 14400, a citizen helpline number meant to enable people to complain about corruption in government departments.

Guru Ghasidas National Park to become Chhattisgarh?s fourth ‘tiger reserve’
Guru Ghasidas National Park in Kotiya district will become Chhattisgarh?s fourth ‘tiger reserve’ after Achanakmar, Udanti-Sitanadi and Indravati. This was announced by CM Bhupesh Baghel after chairing meeting of Chhattisgarh State Wildlife Board on November 25, 2019

Indian Navy to host multi-nation military drill ‘Milan 2020’ in March 2020
The Indian Navy will host military drill ‘Milan 2020’ in March which will witness the participation of several countries, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said on November 25, 2019.

Vietnam?s Chief of the General Staff General Phan Van Giang visits India
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on November 25, 2019 met Vietnam?s Chief of the General Staff General Phan Van Giang in New Delhi and held discussion over the issues of mutual and strategic concern.

Indian Railways Institute of Financial Management (IRIFM) inaugurated in Hyderabad
The Indian Railways Institute of Financial Management (IRIFM) was inaugurated in Hyderabad on November 24, 2019 by Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav. IRIFM has been designed by famed architect Hafeez Contractor.

CLSS (Credit Link Subsidy Scheme) Awas Portal launched
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on November 25, 2019 launched CLSS (Credit Link Subsidy Scheme) Awas Portal. This portal will enable people seeking to avail housing subsidy under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY)-Urban to track their applications.

ECONOMY & CORPORATE
Public sector banks collected Rs 1,996.46 crore in minimum balance penalty in 2018-19: Govt.
Public sector banks collected Rs 1,996.46 crore in penalty from customers for not keeping minimum monthly balance in savings account in 2018-19, Parliament was informed on November 25, 2019 by Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur.

Subhash Chandra resigns as chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) on November 25, 2019 said its promoter Subhash Chandra has resigned as chairman of the company’s board, with immediate effect.

Sundram Fasteners Chairman Suresh Krishna wins CII?s ‘Quality Ratna’ award
Chairman of Sundram Fasteners Ltd Suresh Krishna has been presented with the ‘Quality Ratna’ award by trade body Confederation of Indian Industry.

WORLD
13th Asia Pacific Screen Awards awarded in in Brisbane
The 13th Asia Pacific Screen Awards were awarded in Brisbane, Australia on November 21, 2019. Best Feature Film: ?Parasite?, directed by South Korea?s Bong Joon-Ho; Best Performance by an Actress: Max Eigenmann in ?Verdict?; Best Performance by an Actor: Manoj Bajpayee in ?Bhonsle?
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women observed on November 25
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was observed on November 25, 2019. Theme for this year: ?Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape?.

French luxury group LVMH to buy New York jeweller Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion
French luxury group LVMH on November 25, 2019 said it has agreed to buy iconic New York jeweller Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion, adding a famed brand to its portfolio that already boasts Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Bulgari.

SPORTS
Hosts Spain beat Canada 2-0 in final at Madrid to win 2019 Davis Cup Tennis
Hosts Spain beat Canada 2-0 in final at Madrid to win 2019 Davis Cup Tennis title on November 24, 2019. In first match Roberto Bautista Agut beat F?lix Auger-Aliassime 7-6, 6-3. In the second match Rafael Nadal beat Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 7-6.

India?s Lakshya Sen wins men?s singles title at Scottish Open Badminton in Glasgow
India?s Lakshya Sen defeated Brazil?s Ygor Coelho 18-21, 21-18, 21-19 to win men?s singles title at Scottish Open Badminton in Glasgow on November 24, 2019.

Asian Archery Championships in Bangkok: India win bronze in mixed team recurve
Indian archers Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das on November 25, 2019 won a bronze medal in the mixed team recurve at the Asian Archery Championships in Bangkok.

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