Latest Current Affairs of November 2015

The Serbian tennis player who has won the ATP World Tour Finals (Men's Singles) for the fourth consecutive time defeating Roger Federer in the finalsNovak Djokovic
The Indian spiritual personality whose statue was unveiled by the Indian Prime Minister at Kuala Lumpur recentlyVivekananda
The Hungarian film which has won the best film award (Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award) at the 21st Kolkata International Film FestivalThe Wednesday Child
The Indian snooker player who has won the 2015 IBSF World Snooker defeating his opponent Zhua Xintong in the finalPankaj Advani
The place in Rajasthan where the Central Govt has announced setting up of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)Jhalawar
The Maharatna Public Sector Undertaking in which the Govt has approved the disinvestment of 10 percent paid up equity capitalCoal India Limited
The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs who has been designated as the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Champion for the Asia Region by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)Shri Kiren Rijiju
The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by DRDO the last of the four held with the Indian Army crashed recentlyNishant
The country which has won the Fed Cup Tennis tournament defeating Russia in the finals at PragueCzech Republic
The public sector bank which has announced the launch of mobile app named Batua which can be used to make utility payments, transfer funds and buy air tickets by feature pbone users (it will be available in 13 languages)State Bank of India
The venue of tenth G-20 heads of Government summit held from 15 to 16 November 2015Antalya, Turkey
The Indian Navy’s training establishment at Visakhapatnam for architect officers, shipwright officers, and shipwright sailors, which has been commissioned as INS VishwakarmaShipwright School
The African nation against which the United States has lifted sanctions imposed 11 years ago for the actions of its President Charles TaylorLiberia
The Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft which was dedicated to the nation by the Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar at INS Rajali in Tamil NaduBoeing P 8 I (Poseidon Eight India)
The new website launched by the the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change especially for the purpose of putting up India’s stands and efforts till Paris
The former Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India who has been appointed as an Executive Director on the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)Subir Gokarn
The new Chairman of International Cricket Council to replace outgoing Chairman N SrinivasanShashank Manohar
The annual exercise of the Indian Air Force conducted to work up the full spectrum of IAF capability and undertake planned operations in response to likely future threats and operational contingencies which concluded on 08 Nov 15 was named Exercise Livewire
The seventh Indo-Russian joint training exercise which commenced at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan on 08 November 2015 Indra 2015
The Indian cricketer who has become the first batsman to cross the 10,000 run mark in Ranji Trophy tournamentsWasim Jaffer
The social media company which has crossed General Electric company in market valuation and has become the seventh most valuable company in the Standard & Poor's 500Facebook
The quantum of Swachh Bharat cess which the Govt of India has decided to levy on all services liable to service tax with effect from 15 November 20150.5 %
The scheme for financial turnaround and revival of Power Distribution comapnies (DISCOMs) which has been approved by the Union Cabinet is namedUDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojna)
The city in Uttar Pradesh which has been chosen by Microsoft as the venue for a project to fund local entrepreneurs aiming to build devices that can overcome India’s bandwidth crunchVaranasi
The station of South Western Railway which has become the first station in India to be Visually Challenged Friendly stationMysuru
The seniormost judge of the Supreme Court who has been nominated to be the next Chief Justice of India on 02 Dec 2015T.S. Thakur
The rank of India as per annual report on the world's most valuable nation brands of world's leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy, Brand FinanceSeventh
The Argentine football player who has been chosen as the Global Brand Ambassador of Tata MotorsLionel Messi
The Indian Navy's stealth destroyer from which super-sonic cruise missile BrahMos was test fired to successfully hit a decommissioned ship 'Alleppey' as a targetINS Kochi
The Indian businessman and founder and chairman of Hero Motocorp (Hero Group of companies) who passed away on 01 November 2015Brijmohan Lall Munjal
The Bangladeshi publisher of secular books who has been hacked to death in the capital Dhaka by unidentified assailantsFaisal Arefin Dipon
The Airbus A321-231 carrying 217 passengers on its flight from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, Egypt, to Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg, Russia which crashed in the Sinai region of Egypt was operated byMetrojet Airlines (Kogalymavia)

Launch of GSAT-15 - Communication Satellite

  1. Launch date - 11 Nov 2015
  2. Launch Station - Kourou, French Guiana
  3. Launch Vehicle - European Ariane 5 VA-227
  4. Specifications - Geosynchronous satellite weighing 3164 kg carries communication transponders in Ku-band as well as a GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) payload operating in L1 and L5 bands. GSAT-15 is the third satellite to carry GAGAN payload after GSAT-8 and GSAT-10, which are already providing navigation services from orbit. GSAT-15 will be positioned at 93.5 deg East longitude in the geostationary orbit along with the operational INSAT-3A and INSAT-4B satellites.

Rajiv Gandhi Manav Sewa Award 2015

Presented by the President Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 14 November 2015

  1. Dr. Santhosh G. Thomas, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  2. Smt. Vaijayanti M. Chougala, Karnataka
  3. Dr. Moji Jini, Arunachal Pradesh