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Following are selected important current events.
Kohli scored fastest 5000 test runs as captain
on November 22, 2019
Virat Kohli scored fastest ever 5000 runs in test cricket. It took him only 86 innings to reach this mark. Earlier the record was with Australian captain Ricky Ponting, he took 97 innings. Other three in top five are Clive Lloyd of West Indies (106 innings), Graeme Smith of South Africa (110) and Allan Border of Australia (116). He reached this milestone during the second day of India’s first-ever day-night test cricket match against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens. CK Naidu was India’s first test match captain during1933-34. Virat Kohli first time took charge of Indian test cricket team as captain in 2014. Virat Kohli is also the fastest to score 10000 runs one-day international match.
Passport, advance registration waiver for Kartarpur pilgrims
on November 22, 2019
Pakistani Prime Minister has announced using twitter that there will be no requirement of Passport as well as 10 days advance registration for Sikhs coming for the pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India.For Sikhs coming for pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India, I have waived off 2 requirements: i) they wont need a passport – just a valid ID; ii) they no longer have to register 10 days in advance. Also, no fee will be charged on day of inauguration & on Guruji’s 550th birthday— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 1, 2019Indian Sikh pilgrims won’t need to have a passport, only a valid identity card.Provision of 10 days advance registration has also been removed.Also for the inauguration day and for Gurunanak Dev Ji’s 550th Birthday, they have waived off fees.These demands were made by India during various meetings but now they have partially accepted it.On Indian side Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be there on 8th of November, followed by Chief Minister of Punjab Cap. Amrinder Singh on 9th November, he will lead the first delegation (Jathha) visit Kartarpur Sahib which is likely to include former PM Manmohan Singh.Pakistan is charging $ 20 from each visitor which India is asking them to waive off. India has spent around five hundred crore, while Pakistan is spending only around a hundred crore.Guru Nanak died on 22 September 1539 in Kartarpur, at the age of 70.Next year on 15th April, Sikhs and Hindus around the world will celebrate Gurunanak Dev Ji’s 550th birthday, he was born on 15th April, 1469.
Justice Bobde Takes Oath as 47th CJI
on November 19, 2019
Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde took oath as 47th Chief Justice of India. After the retirement of Justice Ranjan Gogoi (18th November), he was the senior-most judge.Born in 1956 as the son of Arvind Bobde, Justice Bobde comes from a reputed Lawyer’s family. In 2000 he was appointed additional judge at Bombay High Court. In 2012 he became Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court and in the subsequent year 2013, he was elevated to Judge of Supreme Court of India.He is known for being a part of the chair in various notable judgements viz. Aadhaar, Pro-life, Religious feelings, Pollution (NCR firecrackers), Ayodhya dispute.He is due to retire on 23 April 2021.
Public Health Emergency Delcared in Delhi
on November 13, 2019
Level PM 2.5 ug/m3Air quality index in Delhi has fallen below 425 and thus once again slipped in hazardous category.In many regions situation is far more dangerous e.g. in Dwarika AQI is 907, in Ghaziabad, it is 737, in Narela 727, Gahangirpuri 775, Rohini 759,Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority has declared ‘public health emergency’ in Delhi. Because of this, the schools will remain closed till November 5 to save children from permanent respiratory damage.EPCA has also imposed a ban on any construction activity in Delhi-NCR till November 5.Air Quality Index and Categories51-100 – Satisfactory 101-200 – Moderate 201-300 – Poor301-400 – Very Poor401-500 – Hazardous
Air quality index in delhi has fallen below 425 and slipped in hazardous category. In many regions it is far more dangerous e.g. in Dwarika AQI is 907, in Ghaziabad it is 737, in Narela 727, Gahangirpuri 775, Rohini 759, Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority has declared ‘public health emergency’ in Delhi. Schools to remain close.
AQI between range of 51-100 is said to be ‘satisfactory’, 101-200 is referred to as ‘moderate’, 201-300 is ‘poor’ and 301-400 is ‘very poor’. AQI that falls between 401-500 is considered ‘hazardous’.
- 1 October – International Day of the Older Persons
- 2 October – International Day of Non-Violence
- 4 October – World Animal Day
- 5 October – World Teacher’s Day
- 7 October – World Habitat Day (First Monday of October)
- 8 October – Indian Air Force Day
- 9 October – World Post Day
- 10 October – World Mental Health Day
- 11 October – International Day of Girl Child
- 12 October – World Migratory Bird Day
- 13 October – International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
- 14 October – World Standards Day
- 15 October – International Day of Rural Women
- 16 October – World Food Day
- 17 October – International Poverty Eradication Day
- 20 October – World Statistics Day
- 24 October – UN Day, ITBP Foundation Day
- 25 October – National Ayurved Diwash ( Celebrated on Dhanteras)
Girish Chandra Murmu appointed as First Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory. He is an IAS officer of 1985 batch from Gujarat Cadre. He was principal secretary to Narendra Modi during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Central Government approved six new medical colleges in Tamil Nadu.
Karnataka won Vijay Hazare Trophy after winning against Tamil Nadu by 7 wicket.
Bill Gates reclaimed the top position in richest person list after dethroning Jeff Bozos.
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