Being strong with Current Affairs and General Knowledge is an added advantage in Defence Exams and SSB Interview, though this is not the only deciding factor, but this is an important factor because it shows how much aware you are of your surroundings, your country and international affairs. In this Article we will See important November 2015 First Week Current Affair which could prove helpful in preparation of competitive written exams or interviews.
The defence examination conducted by exam bodies such as UPSC or IAF, had relatively more questions in the current affairs segment in comparison to previous years. For aspirants who wish to crack these examination, current affairs is essential because in every competitive exam questions related to currents affairs are compulsorily asked.
- Air Marshal Virender Mohan Khanna took over as Maintenance Head of IAF
Air Marshal Virender Mohan Khanna on 1 November 2015 took over as the Air Officer-in-charge Maintenance (AOM) at Air Headquarters, New Delhi. Khanna was commissioned in the mechanical stream of Aeronautical Engineering branch in the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 25 July 1977.
- Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won women’s doubles title of Singapore Open
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on 1 November 2015 won Singapore BNP Paribas WTA Finals women’s doubles title. The top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair defeated eighth seed Spanish team of Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0, 6-3.
- New Zealand won Rugby World Cup for record third time
New Zealand in October 2015 won the Rugby World Cup for the third time. In the final played at Twickenham Stadium in London, the New Zealanders defeated Australia 34-17. With this win, New Zealand became the first team to retain the Webb Ellis Cup. For the All Black Caps, this was their first World Cup win outside New Zealand.
- BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile successfully test-fired from INS Kochi
India on 1 November 2015 successfully test-fired BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile from INS Kochi off the west coast. BrahMos, in its 49th test-firing, successfully destroyed target ship Alleppey which was stationed 290 km away, the missile’s full range. The purpose of the test was to validate capabilities of BrahMos and INS Kochi, the country’s newest stealth-destroyer, which was inducted into the navy on 30 September 2015.
- Roger Federer won 2015 Swiss Indoors men’s singles title by defeating Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer of Switzerland on 1 November 2015 won the Swiss Indoors men’s singles tennis title. He defeated Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-3 5-7 6-3 at the final match held at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland. For the 17-time Grand Slam winner, it was seventh Swiss Indoors title and 88th of his career. In 2015, it was his sixth title.
- Nico Rosberg of Germany won 2015 Mexican Grand Prix Formula 1 championship
Mercedes racing driver Nico Rosberg of Germany on 1 November 2015 won the 2015 Mexican Grand Prix Formula 1 championship. In the final race held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, he defeated his team mate Lewis Hamilton of Britain with a seven point lead.
- Vikalp Scheme launched for confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers in alternate trains
Indian Railways on 1 November 2015 launched Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme (ATAS) called as Vikalp to provide confirmed accommodation to wait-listed passengers in alternate trains. The scheme was launched on pilot basis for the tickets booked through internet on Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Jammu sectors of Northern Railway. It will be operational for six months.
- Mana Patel, Virdhawal won best swimmers’ award in 69th senior National Aquatic Championships
Mana Patel and Virdhawal Khade emerged as the best swimmers of the 69th senior National Aquatic Championships 2015 that concluded in Rajkot on 2 November 2015.
- First International Film Festival for the persons with disabilities to be held in Delhi
To recognise the spirit of the persons with disabilities, first international film festival for the persons with disabilities (IFFPD) will held in Delhi from 1 December to 3 December 2015.
- ICGS Arinjay commissioned in Kochi
An Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Arinjay was on 1 November 2015 commissioned by Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba PVSM, AVSM Flag Officer Commanding-in-chief, Southern Naval Command at a ceremony held at Naval Base in Kochi. The ship will be based at Okha under the administrative and operational control of the commander, coast guard region (north west).
The ship is commanded by Commandant AK Mudgal and has complement of four officers and 31 enrolled personnel.
- Nepal, US armies launched Joint Military training Balance Nail 16-01
To help strengthen bilateral defence tie, the special forces of the US and Nepalese armies on launched a month-long joint military training codenamed Balance Nail 16-01 in Nepal’s mountainous regions.
According to Nepal Army headquarters, Mahavir Battalion, a specially trained ranger of the Nepal Army and A Company 1st battalion, 1st SFG (angel) group of the Special Forces of the US Army started Balance Nail 16-01 training at Nepal Army’s training centre Chhauni and Nagarkot area.
- Captain Krishna Swaminathan took over command of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya
Captain Krishna Swaminathan on 2 November 2015 assumed the charge as the second Commanding Officer of INS Vikramaditya at Karwar. INS Vikramaditya is Indian Navy’s new and formidable aircraft carrier which was commissioned at Severodvinsk in Russia on 16 November 2013 and was being commanded by Captain Suraj Berry, NM. The ship is capable of operating MiG 29K/KuB fighters, Sea Harrier, Kamov 31, Kamov 28, Sea King, Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and Chetak Helicopters from its deck.
- Shoaib Malik announced retirement from Test Cricket
- Civil communications satellite ChinaSat 2C launched by China
The telecommunication satellite will serve customers in a swath of the Asia-Pacific with television broadcasting, broadband multimedia and data transmission services. The satellite has been developed by China Academy of Space Technology and is owned by China Satellite Communications Co., which is China’s primary operator of civil communications satellites. The firm is a state-owned subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.
- Jitu Rai won silver in 13th Asian Shooting Championship
Ace shooter Jitu Rai on 4 November 2015 won India’s first senior medal at the 13th Asian Shooting Championship in Kuwait City. He bagged the silver in the finals of the men’s 50 metre pistol event.
- President Pranab Mukherjee launched research project Imprint India
President Pranab Mukherjee on 5 November 2015 launched Imprint India, a Pan-IIT and IISc joint initiative.
The project encourages the Indian technical institutions to develop a blueprint for research to crack major engineering and technology challenges relevant to the nation.
- Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale honoured with Vishnudas Bhave Award
- What Happened to Netaji? authored by former journalist Anuj Dhar released
Book titled What Happened to Netaji? authored by former journalist Anuj Dhar was released October 2015. The book talks about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in form of an unseen holy man of Faizabad in disguise who lived in several parts of Uttar Pradesh from 1950s to 1980s.
- Indian Army successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in Rajasthan
Indian Army on 7 November 2015 successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile at the Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan. It was launched from an Autonomous Mobile Launcher (AML).
For BrahMos, it was the 50th test-flight. The previous test-firing was from INS Kochi off the west coast on 1 November 2015.
- Nuclear capable surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile successfully test-fired
Indian Army’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) on 9 November 2015 successfully test-fired surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile. The 4000-km range nuclear capable missile was test-fired from Abdul Kalam (Wheeler) Island off the Odisha coast. SFC is entrusted with the task of handling strategic weapons of the country.