1. Persons in News (PIN) National
    1. 43rd CJI of India
    2. 7th Pay commission
    3. Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat
  2. PIN: Diaspora / international awards
  3. Dead in News
  4. Books, Movies, Literature
  5. Sports
  6. Important Days in November

Persons in News (PIN) National

Persons in News Justice TS Thakur

43rd CJI of India

Justice T.S. Thakur to replace Justice H.L.Dattu as the 43rd Chief Justice of India till 4/Jan/2017. Following are his notable judgements:

  • BCCI is a public function. No office-bearer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should have any commercial interests in the game.
  • Headed benches in Saradha scam, Sahara-scam, National Rural Health Mission scam.
  • Ordered NDA to clean up Ganga River.
  • meat bans could not be “shoved down someone’s throat (on Jain community’s petition)
  • He holds Doctor of Laws ( Honoris Causa) degree by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
  • He has served as the Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority
T.S.R. Subramanian
  • This former cabinet Secretary will head panel on new education policy
  • Same person also headed the Green law panel to revise the environmental laws in India.
  • Person will be disqualified from Vidhan Sabha / Vidhan Parishad, if he is of unsound mind.
  • Waqar Ahmad Shah is MLA from Bahraich (UP), and under coma for a long time. Hence unable to participate in the proceedings.
  • Hence Governor of UP sought EC opinion to remove him under this section.
Cess 0.5% Swachh Bharat cess on value services to support Swachh Bharat WEF 15/11/2015

7th Pay commission

  • Chairman Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur.
  • Report to be implemented from 1st January 2016, 23.55% hike in salary and allowances.
  • Maximum pay Rs.2.25l, minimum Rs.18k per month.
  • Will cost government over 1 lakh crores.
  • More highlights available here: finmin.nic.in/press_room/2015/7thCPC_Highlight.pdf

Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat (One India, Best India)

  • Each State would collaborate with one other State of India each year.
  • They’ll promote each other’s culture and language- For one year
  • Through student exchange, cultural programs, film screening, celebrating 31st October as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas.
  • This scheme is meant to fullfill Sardar Patel’s dream of National integration.

PIN: Diaspora / international awards

Akshansh Gupta Suffering from severe cerebral palsy, he became the only student with the severe disability to complete a Ph.D from JNU.
Anand kumar Japan television channel made documentary on the role of this super 30 IIT mentor in helping underprivileged students compete for Engineering entrance exams.
Bobby Jindal This Louisiana Governor and Republican presidential candidate has planned to drop from election race.
Imran Khan PM Modi praised this Sanskrit Teacher turned app developer for making over 50 mobile apps for students/competitive exam aspirants for free, in Hindi language.
Kova Naneshwar Got prestigious national-level ‘Shilp Guru Award’ from President Pranab Mukherjee. He hails from adilabad (Telangana), trained trained artisans and craftsmen in Dhokra metal casting
Noor Jahan In Mann ki Baat, PM Modi appriciated the role of this Kanpur woman in lighting 500 homes with solar lanterns.
P. Karthik  Class III student of Andhra Pradesh who won the Doodle for Google-2015 national-level competition.
Priti Patel She is UK’s Minister of Employment. She is first woman of Indian origin in the British Cabinet.
Subir Gokhran This former RBI dy. governor became executive director in IMF to represent Indian constituency (India + Bangladesh+ Bhutan + srilanka)

Dead in News

Sardar Patel 140th birth anniversary (31 October -1875)
Abdelhamid Abaaoud Paris terror attacker (dead)
Angad Paul English movies producer and Son of British industrialist Swaraj Paul.
Ashok Singhal Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader, prominent player of Ram Janambhoomi movement. Died in Gurgaon.
Brijmohan Lall Munjal Born in Punjab before partition. He was the founder of Hero Group. Got honorary Ph.D degrees from IIT Kharagpur and BHU. Largest Manufacturer of bicycles by Guinness records (1986)
Colin Welland Writer of “Chariots of Fire” – this Oscar winning movie details the story of two athletes in 1924 Olympics.
Dr. Satya Paul Agarwal Neurosurgeon and Secretary General of Indian Red Cross Society, Padma Bhushan recipient, dead.
Jaspal singh former medium pacer bowler from Delhi.
K.Shankaran Nair Ex-RAW chief dead. He was behind the covert operations during Bangladesh Liberation movement
Kamala Laxman
  • Cartoonist R.K.Laxman’s first wife: Kumari Kamala – noted movie actress in South, and expert on “Vazhuvoor” style of dance.
  • After divorce, his second wife: Kamala Laxman. She was a noted author of children’s books such as Tales of Tenali Raman, Thama and his missing mother, The star I never met,
Lord Gulam Noon Nicknamed Curry King for his food-products such as Chicken tikka masala.
M.M. Kalburgi Kannada writer, gunned down in Karnataka
Mahip Singh Editor of Sanchetna magazine, founder of Bharatiya Lekhak Sangathan
Margi Sathi Nangiakoothu temple dance expert
Nathu Ram Godse
  • Assassin of Gandhi. On 15 November Hindu Mahasabha organized programmes to celebrate his death anniversary as Balidan diwas.
  • Following books are banned in India- Why I killed Gandhi (Godse’s last statement), and“Gandhi Vadh Aur Main (by his brother Gopal Godse).
Noboru Karashima  distinguished scholar and historian of South Asia. He was recipient of the Padma Shri in 2013 for his contributions in building India-Japan ties.
RK Trivedi Ex-CEC (80s) and Ex-Governor of Gujarat
Saeed Jaffrey Noted character actor in Indian movies and British soap operas.famous for his roles in Shatranj ke khiladi, Gandhi, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, A Passage to India. He was the first Indian to receive Order of British Empire.
SP Agarwal Secretary general of Indian red cross society, recipient of Padma Bhushan
V.N.Misra Noted archaeologist from UP, famous for his excavations at Bhimbetka (Madhya Pradesh) and Balathal (Rajasthan)

Books, Movies, Literature

Noted releases from August to November 2015
Air Marshal Bharat Kumar The duels of Himalayan Eagle- about 1965 war
Anuj Dhar What happened to Netaji?
Anuradha Kapur Publication division in dilemma to shortlist this theatre personality turned author. Because she has joined intolerance movement.
Bollywood Actress Shilpa Shetty The Great Indian Diet
Bollywood Actress Twinkle Khanna Mrs. Funny Bones
Ex-Environment minister Jairam Ramesh To the brink and back: India’s 1991 story
Ex-Fed reserve chief Ben S.Bernanke The courage to act- A memoir of a crisis and its aftermath
Ilayaraja This Music maestro won Centenary Award in International Film Festival of India.
Naina Lal Kidwai (HSBC Banker) 30 women in power: their voices, their stories
Nandan Nilekani, Viral Shah Rebooting India- suggestion to turn Indian into a global powerhouse.
Radha Kant Bharati Interlinking of Indian rivers
Salman Rushdie Two years Eight months and twenty eight nights- a book Ibn Rushd, a Spanish-muslim philosopher.
Sam Pitroda Dreaming Big: My journey to connect India (through STD-PCOs)
Sharad Pawar Autobiography – “Life on my terms” to be released in December 2015.

Sports Events in November 2015

Anju Bobby George This long jump athlete became chairperson of Target Olympic podium Scheme (TOPS). This scheme aims to identify and mentor potential sportspersons for 2016 and 2020 Olympics.
  • Macau Open Grand Prix: PV Sindhu won it for third time after defeating Japan’s Minatsu Mitan.
  • Siril Verma won World Junior Badminton Championship held at Lima, Peru.
  • World Heavyweight championship: Tyson Furi, Britain won.
  • Shiva Thapa: ranked world #2 in 56 kilo category.
Delhi Half Marathon Guye Adola (Ethiopia) and Florence Kiplagat (Kenya) won
Hockey Robert Van Gent became strategic coach of Indian men’s hockey team
ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar replaced Srinivasan.
Justice AP shah Ombudsman of  BCCI
Nico Rosberg Won Mexican Grant prix, Brazillian Grand Prix
Paragliding 2015 world cup was held at Bir village, Himachal. Swiss and Japanese sportspersons won in male and female category respectively.
Rajeev Shukla Head of IPL governing council. Other members of governing council are jyotir aditya scindia, ajay shirke, MP Pandove and saurav ganguly.
Rugby world cup New Zealand defeated Australia at the world cup held in New Zealand.
Snooker Pankaj Advani won IBSF world snooker championship 2015 held in Egypt.
  • Swiss Indoor: Federer defeated Nadal.
  • Singapore Open: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won women’s doubles.
  • Davis Cup Tennis: Britain defeated Belgium in Gent, Belgium. Davis cup is considered the world cup of Tennis and its female equivalent is known as Fed cup.

Important Days in November

16 November National Press freedom day.
19 November World Toilet Day
26 November National Milk Day- birthday of Varghese Kurien
26 November Constitution day of India. HRD ministry directed all schools to celebrate it.

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