Current Affairs

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  • 1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat visits Israel
  • 1969 Pelé’s 1000th goal
  • 1969 Second Moon Landing




  • Justice R. Banumathi to become part of SC collegium, which comprises five senior-most judges, with the retirement of CJI Ranjan Gogoi
  • Rajya Sabha begins its historic 250th Session
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar holds talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Lyonpo Tandi Dorji in Delhi
  • AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launches toll-free number 14500 to report incidents of sand smuggling
  • Health Ministry sign Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) for technical support
  • 12th Urban Mobility India Conference and Expo 2019 organised in Lucknow
  • Home Ministry bans Meghalaya-based insurgent group Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)




  • ADB to provide $91 million loan to modernize the Vijayanagara Channel irrigation systems in Karnataka




  • India-Qatar maritime exercise Za’ir-Al-Bahr (Roar of the Sea) being held in Doha from Nov 17 to 21
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attends 6th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM Plus) in Bangkok; ‘Sustainable Security’ was theme of the meeting
  • India, France to carry out joint patrolling in Indian Ocean Region in 2020: French Navy Chief Admiral Christophe Prazuck
  • Pakistan successfully test fires 650-km range Shaheen-1 surface-to-surface ballistic missile that is capable of delivering all types of warheads




  • Hosts Brazil defeat Mexico in final 2-1 at Estádio Bezerrão, Gama to lift Men’s FIFA Under-17 World Cup trophy
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece wins men’s singles title at ATP Finals in Milan, Italy
  • Red Bull driver Max Verstappen wins Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, Sao Paulo
  • South Korea’s Kim Joo Hyung wins the Panasonic Open golf tournament in Gurugram
  • Assam Olympic Association (AOA) to launch ‘Grassroot Olympic – Mission Talent Hunt’ to identify the sports talent