14th November 2015 Current Affair Updates |Daily GK Download

 1. Election Commission of India announced the results of the 2015 Assembly elections of Bihar. The elections were held in 5 phases for 243 assembly seats. Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), JANATA DAL (UNITED) (JD(U)) and Indian National Congress (INC) emerged as the winner of the election with thumping two-third majority. RJD, a part of the grand Alliance with 80 seats emerged as the largest party.


2. The Indian men's team has jumped two places to be sixth in the latest International Hockey Federation (FIH) global hockey rankings, while the women's team remained at 13th. Men’s World Cup holders Australia and women’s Olympic and World champions the Netherlands remain at the top of the FIH rankings.
14th November 2015 Current Affair Updates |Daily GK Download
14th November 2015 Current Affair Updates |Daily GK Download
3. State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya topped the list of India's Most Powerful Business Women. Fortune India released the list of 50 most powerful women in the country. ICICI Bank Chairman and MD Chanda Kochhar is at second and Axis Bank MD and CEO Shikha Sharma is at third position on the list.


4. World's top-seeded Scottish player Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic to win the Paris Masters for the fourth time. This is Djokovic's sixth Masters title of this year.


5. Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Taiwanese counterpart Ma Ying-jeou held a landmark meeting in Singapore, which was the first ever meeting between top leaders of the two sides. The meeting focused on relations across the Taiwan Straits. Relations between the two countries have remained cold and tense since China had claimed sovereignty over Taiwan since 1949.


6. ‘INDRA 2015’, the 7th edition of the annual series of joint military exercises between India and Russia commenced at Bikaner, Rajasthan. The joint exercise this year focuses on ‘Counter Terrorism Operations in Desert Terrain under a United Nations Mandate’. The joint training would also focus on ensuring a high degree of physical fitness, tactical drills, techniques and procedures.


7. India test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV, capable of hitting a target at a distance of 4,000 kms, from a test range off the Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the armed forces. The indigenously developed surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile is a two-stage weapon system. It is 20 metres long and weighs 17 tonnes.


8. In the study of 175 countries by anti-graft organisation Transparency International, India was ranked 85th on the Corruption Perceptions Index 2014, released by Transparency International. India was assigned a score of 38 points out of maximum score of 100. The Index rated Denmark as the least corrupt country with a score of 92. Somalia and North Korea jointly have been rated as the most corrupt countries with scores of eight.
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