RBI issues revised and uniform Guidelines on Internet Banking for Cooperative Banks.

  • The guidelines were issued for all licensed cooperative banks including Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs), Cooperative Banks (StCBs) and Districts Co-operative Banks (DCBs).
  • These guidelines are related to Internet Banking (View Only) facility and Internet Banking with Transaction facility.

Indian Army test fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in Rajasthan.

  • Indian Army 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.

Union Govt decided to impose 0.5% Swachh Bharat Cess on all services.

  • It will be imposed in addition to the 14 percent service tax that is in force now.
  • The SBC will come into force on 15 November 2015.
  • Its proceeds will be exclusively used to support Swachh Bharat initiative.
  • Union Government under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) is planning to spend around 134000 crore rupees by 2019 to construct 11 crore 11 lakh toilets in the country.


Trucks passiig through Delhi to pay ‘Green Tax’ from today.

  • After a six-day delay in the implementation of the Environment Compensation Charge or ‘environment cess’ on trucks entering Delhi, the concessionaire — SYMR Consortium LLP — has begun to collect the tax at its toll booths.
  • The new tax, implemented on the directions of the Supreme Court, would lead to at least a 30 per cent drop in the number of trucks entering Delhi, according to the concessionaire.
  • The consortium will collect this tax on behalf of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).

‘India in Shanghai’ Cultural Week inaugurated at China Shanghai International Arts Festival (SIAF) at Shanghai Grand Theatre.

  • The SIAF annual festival began on 16 October 2015 and will continue till 16 November 2015.
  • The culture week was inaugurated by Indian Ambassador Ashok K Kantha along with Zhong Yanqun, Vice Chair of The Standing Committee of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress.
  • This is the first time in the 17-year history of the China Shanghai International Arts Festival that India was designated as the guest country during the festival.

Agro Processing and Agri Marketing Promotion Policy 2015 launched by Rajasthan Govt.

  • The policy seeks to promote agro-processing and to reduce post harvest losses at the farm gate.
  • The Agriculture Department of Rajasthan Government will be the nodal department for the policy and Rajasthan State Agricultural marketing Board will act as nodal agency for the policy.
  • The policy aims to promote agro-processing and to reduce post harvest losses at the farm gate thus ensuring maximum prices of farmer’s agri -produce.


21st International Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications (INCOFYRA) will be held at Prashanti Kutiram, Bengaluru.

  • The theme of the conference is Yoga in Integrated Healthcare Systems.
  • The summit will be organized by the Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Sansthana.
  • The 21st INCOFYRA will bring together the traditional and modern medical systems.
  • The conference targets to promulgate the research findings in the field of integrative medicine and give directions to future research on Dialectology, Oncology, Cardiology, Mental Health, and so on.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou shake hands in first ever meeting.

  • It was first ever encounter between the leaders of the neighbors and longtime rivals, an act both sides described as a breakthrough gesture meant to promote peace and mutual prosperity.
  • It was the first meeting of the leader of the Republic of China, more commonly called Taiwan, and the leader of the People’s Republic of China.

Heena Sindhu clinched Gold in 13th Asian Shooting Championship.

  • India’s Heena Sindhu on 6 November 2015 won the gold medal in the 10m air pistol women’s event at the 13th Asian Shooting Championship.
  • The championship was started on 1 November 2015 and will be held for 12 days in Kuwait City.
  • Incidentally, Heena was also the winner of the gold medal in the 10m air pistol event in 8th Asian Air Gun Championship.
  • It was held in New Delhi in September 2015.


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