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Daily News Digest:13 November 2019

Maharashtra: President's Rule Imposed

In Maharashtra President's rule came into force 19 days after the election results. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari had invited three major parties of the state, BJP, Shiv Sena and NCP, to form the government, but there is no party could muster the required strength to form the government. Overall, this is the third time Maharashtra has come under President's rule.

IIP shrinks by 4.3% to the lowest in 8 years

Because of the slowdown in the manufacturing and mining sector, the country's industrial production registered a decline of 4.3 percent in September. In the month of August, the index of industrial production (IIP) declined by 1.1 percent. In the last eight years, this is the biggest drop.

Suranga Bawadi enters the World Monuments Watch List

In Karnataka’s Vijayapura Suranga Bawadi, an integral part of the ancient Karez system of supplying water through subterranean tunnels built during the Adil Shahi era, is ready to get funds for restoration. The monument has been elected under the “Ancient Water System of the Deccan Plateau” by the World Monuments Fund (the NGO). 

India will host the Council of Heads of Governments of SCO in 2020

India will host the 19th council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) for the first time in 2020. The high-level meeting of the eight-member grouping is to be organised by New Delhi. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a China-led eight-member economic and security bloc in which India and Pakistan.

Second edition of Paris Peace Forum held in France

Second Paris Peace Forum event is being held from 11 to 13 November 2019, at the Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris under the presidency of Pascal Lamy. India was represented by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and more than 30 heads of state and government attended the forum.

AIR celebrated Public Service Broadcasting Day on 12 November

This is the first and last time on radio on 12 November 1947 that the Mahatma Gandhi broadcast his message. All India Radio acknowledged the importance of this day and is celebrated as Public Service Broadcasting Day.

India International Trade Fair to Begin

On 14th November, India International Trade Fair is to begin in New Delhi. The focus states will be Bihar and Jharkhand in this fair. The theme for the 39th edition of the fair is 'Ease of Doing Business'.

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