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NSO has released 3 surveys

76th edition of the survey of Persons with disabilities has been conducted by National Statistical Office between the period July-December 2018.
• All the specified disabilities as stated in The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 have been considered. Total 1,18,152 households were surveyed.

Month: Current Affairs – November 2019
Categories: National News
Important Points: National Statistical Office, Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, Labour Force Participation Rate, Labour Force Participation Rate, National Sample Survey

Current Affairs for 26 November 2019

PM Narendra Modi has launched the Fit India school grading system to rank schools based on the fitness activities and conducive environment for physical activities provided to students and teachers.
• PM announced the fit India grading system during the Mann Ki Baat programme.

Month: Current Affairs – November 2019
Categories: National News
Important Points: Fit India school, grading system, Mann Ki Baat, Central Board of Secondary Education, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Air Quality Index, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Merger of Union Territories, National Cadet Corps, World Athletics Award, World Athletics Council

Cabinet has passed the Industrial Relations Code Bill

Cabinet has passed the Industrial Relations Code Bill.
• It is the third code under labour reforms.
• The Central govt has drafted 4 codes by merging 44 existing laws. The four codes are:

Month: Current Affairs – November 2019
Categories: National News
Important Points: Cabinet, Industrial Relations Code Bill, Code on Wages, Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, Code on Social Security, Trade Unions Act,Chit Funds, Retrenchment

NEWS for November 25, 2019:

Muthoot Finance will acquire IDBI Bank's Mutual Fund business for Rs 215 crore.
• As part of this acquisition, Muthoot Finance will purchase 100% equity shares of IDBI Asset Management Limited and IDBI MF Trustee Company.

Month: Current Affairs – November 2019
Categories: National News
Important Points: Muthoot Finance, Mutual Fund business, IDBI Asset Management Limited, IDBI MF Trustee Company, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, NVIDIA, World’s Largest GPU, DRDO, Microsoft, ISSF Shooting World Cup

RBI expanded the scope of the Special Non-Resident Rupee Accounts

RBI has expanded scope of the Special Non-Resident Rupee Accounts (SNRR) to popularise rupee in cross-border transactions.
Under the new guidelines, RBI has permitted NRIs to open such accounts for external commercial borrowings (ECBs), trade credits, and trade invoicing in Indian rupee.

Month: Current Affairs – November 2019
Categories: Banking & Economy
Important Points: Special Non-Resident Rupee Accounts, external commercial borrowings, trade credits, trade invoicing, Non-Resident Ordinary, NRO account, SNRR account, Authorised Dealers

‘Shikhar Se Pukar’- a short documentary film released by Ministry of Water Conservation

‘Shikhar Se Pukar’- a short documentary film on Water Conservation has been released by the Minister of Jal Shakti - Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to promote ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ and ‘Jal Sanrakshan Abhiyan’.
• The film is based on the Journey of an IAS Officer Ravindra Kumar, who climbed Everest this year to create awareness about water conservation.

Month: Current Affairs – November 2019
Categories: National News
Important Points: Shikhar Se Pukar, Ministry of Water Conservation, Minister of Jal Shakti, Jal Shakti Abhiyan, Jal Sanrakshan Abhiyan, IAS Officer, Swachh Ganga Swachh Bharat Everest Abhiyaan, Jal Jeevan Mission, Department of Drinking Water