Current Affairs of 13 November

DV Sadananda Gowda and Narendra Singh Tomar
Narendra Singh Tomar and DV Sadananda Gowda - Following the demise of Union Minister and Karnataka BJP leader Ananth Kumar, Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar has been given the additional charge of the ministry of parliamentary affairs and DV Sadananda Gowda that of the ministry of chemicals and fertilisers. Gowda is in charge of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Tomar holds the portfolio of the Ministry of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Rs 75 Commemorative Coin - The government decided to release a Rs 75 commemorative coin on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair. This 35-gram coin will bear the portrait of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose saluting the flag on the background of cellular jail. 

EXERCISE INDRA - The joint military exercise between Indian and Russia EXERCISE INDRA 2018 on combating insurgency under the aegis of United Nations (UN) is being conducted at Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. 

India International Trade Fair - The 38th India International Trade Fair (IITF) will begin from 14 November at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The 14-day annual event will continue till 27th of this month. This year the theme of the fair is - Rural Enterprises in India. Afghanistan is the Partner Country, while Nepal will be the Focus Country. Jharkhand is participating as a Partner State in the event. 

India and Morocco Signed Extradition Agreement - India and Morocco signed extradition agreement in New Delhi. Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. V K Singh and Minister of Justice of Morocco, Mohamed Auajjar signed the agreement.

Research Team to Curb Fake News - Facebook-owned WhatsApp selected 20 research teams worldwide including experts from India who will work towards how misinformation spreads and what additional steps it could take to curb fake news. The Indian government recently directed WhatsApp to take necessary remedial measures to prevent proliferation of fake messages.

National Data Repository - Union Government has set up a state of -the- art National Data Repository. National Data Repository (NDR) is an integrated data repository of Exploration and Production (E&P) data of Indian sedimentary basins.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi - Amnesty International stripped Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ award, over her indifference to atrocities committed by the Myanmar military against and increasing intolerance of freedom of expression.

Rajwada is a historical palace in Indore
Combined Survey on City - According to the combined survey conducted by, KPMG and Facebook, Indore is India’s best city to live in and the safest city is Dehradun. However the top three big cities — Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru —do not even feature in the list of top ten most livable cities.

India-EU Annual Counter-Terrorism and Political Dialogue - India and European Union have vowed to step up cooperation in effectively dealing with terrorism, extremism and radicalisation. The issue figured prominently during India-EU annual counter-terrorism and political dialogue in Brussels.

Binny Bansal
Binny Bansal - Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Flipkart Group Binny Bansal has stepped down from his post after facing allegations of serious personal misconduct.

Stan Lee
Stan Lee - Stan Lee, person behind Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a convoy of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture, died.

Vigilance Awareness Week - Vigilance Awareness Week was observed by Indian Army from 29th October to 3rd November 2018 regarding maintaining core values of honesty and integrity in the organization.