The super typhoon Koppu (which is also known as Typhoon Lando) hits Philippines.
In a major change in the national blood policy, blood banks will now be able to borrow units from each other in case of shortage.
- The Ministry of Health of the Union has taken this decision in the context of the reform of the handling of blood units in the country.
Important points to note:
- The shortage of blood units has been a recurring problem since the Supreme Court on 1 January 1998, banned paid donation.
- According to CDSCO, India has 2,760 licensed blood banks.
- CDSCO – Standard Control Organisation Central Drug
The Delhi government will set up a panel with a group of ministers to examine the enhancement of punishment for those convicted of raping minors.
- The panel will also examine whether the probe related to rape cases may be limited in time.
- The panel will also examine the possibility of fixing the minimum penalty as a term of life or death penalty.
- The panel will consider a proposal to lower the age of juvenile delinquency 18-15.
- This committee will be led by Manish Sisodia (Deputy Chief Minister)
The 46th Cannes International Film India will be held from 20 to 30 November, 2015 in Goa.
- This is one of the most important festivals in Asia.
- Founded in: 1952
Awards and Recognition
An Indian short film, Diary of an old dog, won the award for best short film at the 2015 London Film Festival (LFF).
- This film was directed by Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel.
Business & Economy
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has officially launched the new commercial bank IDFC Bank in New Delhi today.
Famous Egyptian novelist and journalist Gamal al-Ghitani died.
- Much of his work has been widely translated, including novel Zayni Barakat 1974, considered a seminal representation of authoritarian rule.
- He has won awards for his writing in Egypt, as well as being received Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France in 1987.
- Actress Pat Woodell died.
- She best known for her role as Bobbie Jo Bradley 1960s series “Petticoat Junction“.
South Africa wins 3rd ODI by 18 runs against India in Rajkot.
Denmark Open 2.015
- Chen Long of China beat Tommy Sugiarto in the final to win the title in men’s singles.
- Xuerui Li of China PV Sindhu beat to win the unique title of the woman.
- The Indian tennis player Saketh Myneni wins Vietnam Open 2015 Tennis Trophy.
Johor Cup Hockey 2,015
Great Britain won the cup by beating India.
- The junior hockey team Indian men finished as runner-up.
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