Current Affair 22nd november 2015

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GoAir: Airline Announces 3 Discount Flight Packages for the Holidays
The packages — Christmas Special, Go Explore and Happy Tuesday’s — were rolled out Saturday and start at Rs 691 for a one-way fare. The flights will be on sale until Dec. 14.

Vladimir Putin: Video Appears to Show Russian President and Heads of Military Inside War Room
The video is said to show the Russian president attending a briefing inside the three-tiered control room, part of Moscow’s new national defense center completed in 2014.

Raman Singh: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Criticized for Taking Selfie With Actress Kareena Kapoor
Singh took the picture at an event in Raipur Friday, news outlets reported. Congress leaders highlighted recent farmer suicides in Chhattisgarh, criticizing him for being distracted by celebrities.

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook CEO to Take 2-Month Paternity Leave After Daughter’s Birth
“Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post Friday.

Kingfisher Airlines: Lenders Begin Selling Former Airline’s Movable Assets via E-Auction
Banks started auctioning off Kingfisher’s assets including cars and forklifts on Saturday to recover the Rs 6,963 crore it owes. The auction continues through Dec. 7. The airline closed in 2012.

Kapil Sharma: Comedian Denies Allegations He Misbehaved With Marathi Actress
The actress, Deepali Sayyad, said the incident with the “Comedy Nights With Kapil” host occurred at a party for the International Marathi Film Festival Awards, which Sharma said he didn’t attend.

Supreme Court of India: Court Stays Order Granting Women Permanent Commissions in Indian Navy
The Supreme Court stayed a Delhi High Court order Friday that allowed female short-service officers to earn permanent commissions. The Navy limits women to 14-year commissions.

Flag of India: National Flag Appears Upside Down During Photo-Op With Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The tricolor appears to be hanging upside down in the background of a photograph of Modi shaking hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe at the ASEAN-India Summit, news outlets reported.

Blue Dragon: Rare Sea Slug Washes Up on Shore in Queensland, Australia
The Glaucus Atlanticus, known as the Blue Dragon, floats upside down on the surface tension of the water. The creature feeds on creatures like the Portuguese man o’ war and can sting if touched.

Harrison Ford: Actor Surprises Fans Over Skype as Part of ‘Star Wars’ Charity Campaign
Ford surprised people who had donated to Omaze’s “Star Wars: Force for Change” campaign. Donors were talking to workers from the organization when Ford appeared to surprise them on screen.

Gujarat: 6 Civic Bodies in State to Hold Elections on Sunday
Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar will go to the polls Sunday in an election that is expected to determine the impact of recent tensions by the Patidar community.

Flag of India: National Flag Appears Upside Down During Photo-Op With Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The tricolor appears to be hanging upside down in the background of a photograph of Modi shaking hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe at the ASEAN-India Summit, news outlets reported.

Film and Television Institute of India: Former Students Detained by Police at Film Festival Protest
Kislay Gonzalvez and Shubham Vardhan were detained at the International Film Festival of India for protesting political appointments at the Institute, the Students’ Association said.

Chris Christie: Presidential Candidate’s Flight From San Francisco Delayed Due to Disruptive Passenger
Christie’s United Airlines flight to Boston was delayed Friday when a passenger was seen taking photos of the flight crew, reports say. Christie had no interaction with the passenger, who was removed.

Nitish Kumar: Janata Dal (United) Politician Sworn In as Bihar Chief Minister at Gandhi Maidan in Patna
The ceremony was held Friday and marked Kumar’s fifth electoral victory. Kumar’s 28-seat cabinet includes 12 posts each for JD(U) and Rashtriya Janata Dal ministers.

Rajinder Sachar: Former Chief Justice Criticizes Dadri Lynching and Says Most Beef Traders Are Hindu
“Almost 95 percent beef traders are Hindus. Still, a man was lynched in Dadri because he ate beef. This is the death of mankind and humanity,” Sachar said Friday at a conference in Mathura.

Radha Mohan Singh: Agriculture Minister Requests Drought Reports From States for Financial Assistance
The request was made to the most drought-ridden states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. This summer’s monsoon rainfall was 14 percent below average.

Blue Dragon: Rare Sea Slug Washes Up on Shore in Queensland, Australia
The Glaucus Atlanticus, known as the Blue Dragon, floats upside down on the surface tension of the water. The creature feeds on creatures like the Portuguese man o’ war and can sting if touched.

Pluto: NASA Releases New Images Showing What a Day on the Dwarf Planet Looks Like
The 10 images released Friday of Pluto and its moon Charon from the New Horizons spacecraft’s July 14 flyby show their full 153.6-hour day, which equates to 6.4 days on Earth.

Liberia: New Case of Ebola Virus Found in Country, UN Official Says
The patient is a 10-year-old boy who lived in the Paynesville suburb, a senior United Nations official said. Liberia was declared free of the disease on Sept. 3.

Tesla Motors: Car Manufacturer Recalls About 90,000 Vehicles Over Potential Seat Belt Flaw
Tesla’s voluntary recall affects all Model S sedans, the company announced Friday. The action comes after a driver’s seat belt became unbolted earlier this month.

Amazon Rainforest: Thousands of Tree Species at Risk of Extinction, Study Finds
Scientists found that about half of the Amazon’s estimated 16,000 tree species could be threatened within the next 35 years due to deforestation. The study was published Friday in Science Advances.

Rajendra K. Pachauri: Court Grants Former Head of The Energy and Resources Institute Access to Office
Pachauri, who headed TERI for 30-plus years, was granted access by a New Delhi court Saturday. He left TERI in July after being accused of sexual harassment by a female researcher at his think tank.

Roger Federer: Tennis Player Defeats Stan Wawrinka in Semifinals of ATP World Tour Finals
Federer defeated Wawrinka Saturday, 2-0, (7-5, 6-3). The six-time champion will take on Novak Djokovic in London for the title.

David de Gea: Manchester United Goalkeeper Makes Diving Save of Deflected Shot Against Watford
De Gea was forced to make a quick dive to his right to stop a shot from Watford’s Almen Abdi that took a deflection on its way to goal. Manchester United won the match, 2-1.

Liverpool: Premier League Club Defeats Manchester City, 4-1, in Match at Etihad Stadium
Scoring in the match opened with an own goal by Manchester City’s Eliaquim Mangala in the 7th minute. Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Martin Skrtel each scored for Liverpool.

Andrés Iniesta: Barcelona Midfielder Scores Goal From Just Inside the Penalty Box in El Clásico
Iniesta fired a first-time shot off of a back-heel pass from Neymar into the top right corner to give Barcelona a 3-0 lead over Real Madrid. Barcelona won the matchup, 4-0.

El Clásico: Barcelona Defeats Real Madrid, 4-0, in La Liga Matchup
Neymar and Andrés Iniesta each scored and Luis Suárez netted a pair of goals for Barcelona. Lionel Messi made his return from injury as a substitute in the second half.

Chelsea F.C.: Premier League Team Defeats Norwich City, 1-0
Striker Diego Costa’s goal in the second half Saturday at Stamford Bridge gave Chelsea its first win after three straight losses. It was Costa’s first goal since October.

Arvind Bhat: Badminton Player Announces Retirement, Reports Say
Bhat is retiring from international competition to focus on coaching at a Hyderabad academy, news outlets reported. Bhat has won multiple national championships as well as the 2014 German Open.

Akshay Kumar: Actor Reportedly to Star in Hindi Remake of 2014 Tamil Movie ‘Kaththi’
A.R. Murugadoss, director of the original film starring Vijay, will co-produce with Lyca Productions, the Indo-Asian News Service reported. The remake is to be helmed by first-time director Jagan.

Bajirao Mastani: Trailer for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Historical Romance Film Released
Ranveer Singh stars as the Maratha warrior Baiirao and Deepika Padukone plays his second wife and chief love interest Mastani. The film is set for release Dec. 18.

India

Sukhbir Badal: Congress stoking Khalistan flame again

PM Modi to address next ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on November 29

Sheena Bora murder: Experts debate ‘conspiracy to kill’ based on calls to wife

HC reprimands CM for supporting Mani

Mamata lays foundation for CMs’ bloc at Nitish swearing-in

World struggling to deal with worst impulses of intolerance: President

India, China to exchange information on terror activities

J&K govt seeks inclusion of telecom, banking facility for cross-border trade

IS has no role in Kashmir, says Lashkar spokesperson

 

World

ASEAN creates new economic community that’s larger than EU

Bangladesh executes two opposition leaders for 1971 war crimes

Brussels under security lockdown over ‘serious and immediate’ terrorism threat

Weather Hampers New Zealand Alpine Crash Recovery as Bodies Identified

Anita Datar, Indian-American aid worker, killed in Mali attack

Russia counts on fortifying border controls to prevent entry of terrorists

Colombo lifts ban on Tamil diaspora’s bodies

 

Business

‘Trade must touch $200 b by 2025’

RBI chief bats for Yuan as international currency

Yet to get FSSAI notice on noodles, says Baba Ramdev

Roadmap revealed: Here’s how govt plans to reduce corporate tax to 25%

Indian Hotels to Check Out from Gateway Jodhpur, Ahmedabad

RPF group ‘A’ officers hail 7th pay Commission recommendations

As families from Bangla enclaves arrive, Bengal looks to Centre for promised funds

Petronet close to renegotiating gas terms with Qatar’s Rasgas
Technology

Ricoh Theta S 360-degree camera with dual 12MP sensors launched at Rs 39995

Lenovo to launch Vibe S1 in India on Monday

App Watch: Everything you need to know about dating apps

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000, DMC-FZ300 4K bridge cameras launched in India

Gionee Marathon M5 with 6020mAh battery to be launched in India on November 24

Many Cybersecurity Incidents Involve Employees

Pepsi P1 has officially been announced

Google Glass Team Working On New Wearable Without A Screen

Xiaomi smartwatch likely to be official on November 24

HTC One M10 to Come Out Next Year After the HTC One X9, According to Latest Rumors

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