Weekly Current Affairs – 1st to 7th November 2019


➢   Pavan Kapoor (1990 batch Indian Foreign Service officer) replaced Navdeep Singh Suri, who retired last month.

➢   During his last posting, Mr. Kapoor served as the Ambassador to Israel.

  1. Senior IPS officer has been appointed as the chairman of the Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI)  Aditya Mishra.


➢    The Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) is a statutory body (created through the Land Ports Authority of India

Act, 2010) working under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

➢   It is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing border infrastructure in India.

  1. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Panchkula Gian Chand Gupta has been unanimously elected as the Speaker ofHaryana Assembly.


➢   Mr Gupta’s name was proposed by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and seconded by Deputy Chief

Minister Dushyant Chautala.

➢   BJP party stitched an alliance with Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) and managed to get the support of seven independent MLAs in the 90-member Haryana Assembly

  1. P.S Sreedharan Pillai (65-years) took oath as the Governor of  Mizoram.


➢   The Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court ‘Ajai Lamba’ administered the oath of Office and Secrecy at Raj Bhawan

in Aizawl.

➢   P.S Sreedharan Pillai replaced Governor of Assam Jagdish Mukhi (additional charge- Mizoram).

  1. The two-day ‘BIMSTEC Conclave’ begins in Visakhapatnam.


➢   Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh L. Mandaviya has inaugurated the two-day BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal initiative multi-sector technical and economic cooperation) Conclave at Visakhapatnam.

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated two-day mega global investors meet ‘Rising Himachal 2019’ at Dharamshala. Note:

➢   The event has been graced by the presence of top heads of Indian industry and business besides foreign

delegations and Union minister and senior government officials.

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