Current Affairs Today 18th November 2022 Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs 18th November 2022 Daily GK Update

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National News

Tripura CM launched ‘Amar Sarkar’ portal

  • Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha has launched a new portal, ‘Amar Sarkar.
  • Objective – To provide bridge between the people and the government.
  • The portal will help people to register their problems and complaints through village committee officials.
  • A total of 78 departments, including the panchayat department, has been included in the web portal.
  • Earlier, the state government had launched the ‘Har Ghar Sushasan’ initiative.

About Tripura

  • Capital – Agartala
  • Chief Minister – Manik Sarkar
  • Governor – Satyadeo Narain Arya

Tamil Nadu introduced India’s first elephant death audit framework

  • Tamil Nadu became the first State in the country to bring out an Elephant Death Audit Framework that promises thorough investigation and scientific documentation of every jumbo death.
  • One of the important decisions taken and incorporated in the framework is to upload all the postmortem interim reports of elephants on the forest department website within 24 hours of conducting autopsy.
  • The periodical death audit report will also be placed on the public domain on quarterly basis for maintaining transparency.

About Tamil Nadu

  • Capital – Chennai
  • Chief Minister – M K Stalin
  • Governor – R N Ravi

International News

Cambridge Dictionary announced ‘Homer’ as Word of the Year 2022

  • Cambridge Dictionary has declared the word, “Homer” as the Word of the Year 2022.
  • ‘Homer’ refers to a home run in the popular American sport Baseball.
  • The word ”homer” was searched for nearly 75,000 times during the first week of May 2022 owing to it being an answer in Wordle.
  • Cambridge Dictionary also saw other five-letter words surging in search in 2022 due to the “Wordle effect”. The American spelling of “humor” caused the second-highest spike in 2022, followed by ”caulk”, ”tacit, and ”bayou”, the third, fourth, and fifth place respectively.
  • Cambridge said that the decision to choose this word was influenced by the famous game ‘Wordle’
  • Collins Dictionary’s word of the year 2022 – ‘Permacrisis’

Appointment and Resignation

Bandaru Wilsonbabu appointed as the Ambassador of India to Comoros

  • IFS officer Bandaru Wilsonbabu has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Union of the Comoros.
  • Wilsonbabu is presently working as the Indian ambassador to Madagascar.
  • The Comoros is an independent country made up of 3 islands in southeastern Africa.

About Comoros

  • Capital- Moroni
  • Currency- Comorian franc
  • President- Azali Assoumani
  • Continent- Africa

Recent Appointment

  • Ambassador of India to Cote d’Ivoir – *Rajesh Ranjan
  • India’s Ambassador to Slovak Republic – Apoorva Srivastava
  • Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina – Partha Satpathy
  • India’s Ambassadors to Kuwait – Adarsh Swaika
  • India’s Ambassadors to Guinea – Avtar Singh
  • India’s Ambassador to Madagascar – Bandaru Wilsonbabu
  • India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh – Pranay Verma
  • India’s High Commissioner to UK – Vikram Doraiswami
  • India’s ambassador to Thailand – Nagesh Singh
  • High commissioner of India to Canada – Sanjay Verma
  • India’s ambassador to the Republic of Korea – Amit Kumar
  • High commissioner of India to Canada – Sanjay Verma
  • India’s next ambassador to Japan – Sibi George
  • India’s ambassador to Eritrea – Prakash Chand

Suraj Bhan appointed as Chairman of National Pension System Trust

  • Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA) has appointed Suraj Bhan as the chairman of the National Pension System Trust (NPS Trust).
  • Suraj Bhan has been a Trustee on the Board of NPS Trust since 2018.
  • The trust is responsible for managing funds under the National Pension System (NPS).
  • NPS started with the decision of the Government of India to stop defined benefit pensions for all its employees who joined after 1 April 2004.

Recent Appointment

  • Lieutenant Governor of Maryland – First Indian American Aruna Miller
  • Chairman of National Monuments Authority (NMA) – Prof. Kishor Basa
  • Chairperson of 22nd Law Commission of IndiaFormer Karnataka HC Chief Justice Rituraj Awasthi
  • Deputy Chair of GSMA – Gopal Vittal
  • Honorary Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) – Amit Dasgupta

Arun Kumar Singh appointed as Head of ONGC

  • BPCL’s former chairman Arun Kumar Singh has been appointed as new Chairman of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
  • He will succeed Alka Mittal.
  • He retired from BPCL after attaining the superannuation age in Oct 2022 and was already selected to head the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB).
  • This will be the first time that a person aged over 60 will be heading a top PSU board-level position.
  • ONGC is the India’s top oil and gas producer company.

About Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)

  • Founded – 1956
  • Headquarters – New Delhi
  • Chairman – Arun Kumar Singh

Recent Appointment

  • Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) – Dr. V G Somani (reappointment three months).
  • Full-time member of NITI Aayog – Arvind Virmani
  • Director of Public Policy for all Meta brands in India – Shivnath Thukral
  • CEO of Prasar Bharati – Gaurav Dwivedi
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) – Greg Barclay (re-elected)

C V Ananda Bose appointed as Governor of West Bengal

  • Former IAS officer C V Ananda Bose has been appointed as the Governor of West Bengal.
  • He is a 1977-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Kerala cadre.
  • He has replaced Manipur Governor La Ganesan, who had taken the additional charge of West Bengal since after the incumbent Jagdeep Dhankhar was nominated as the vice president candidate.
  • He had worked as an administrator in the National Museum and district collector of Quilon district in Kerala.

About West Bengal

  • Capital – Kolkata
  • Chief Minister – Mamata Banerjee
  • Governor – C V Ananda Bose

 

List of Some Governor

  • Gujarat: Acharya Dev Vrat
  • Haryana:Bandaru Dattatraya
  • Himachal Pradesh: Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar
  • Madhya pradesh: Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel
  • Odisha: Shri Ganeshi Lal

Awards

NTPC team won Gold award at 47th ICQCC-2022

  • NTPC’s Quality Control Team from Unchahar ABHYUDAYA has won the Gold award in the 47th International Convention on Quality Control Circle (ICQCC-2022).
  • The convention is being held in Jakarta under the theme of “Built Back Better through Quality Efforts”.
  • In March 2022, NTPC had been declared the “Dream Employer of the Year” at the 30th Session of the World HRD Congress.

Recent Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award at 53rd IFFI Goa – Carlos Saura
  • Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna 2022 – Sharath Kamal
  • Responsible Tourism Global Award – Kerala Tourism
  • UK’s royal Order of Merit – Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan
  • Bihari Puraskar – Madhu Kankariya (31st) and Dr. Madhav Hada (32nd)

Defence

INS Trikand participated in ‘Sea Sword 2’ counter-terrorism drill

  • INS Trikand has participated in the Combined Maritime Forces led Operation “Sea Sword 2” in the Northwest Arabian Sea.
  • The operation was held to prevent narcotics trade & stop smuggling entities from using the seas for their nefarious activities.
  • Earlier, the 26th edition of the multinational maritime exercise “MALABAR 22” culminated in Japan on November 15th.

Recent Exercise

  • The 3rd edition of the ‘Pan-India’ Coastal Defence Exercise ‘Sea Vigil-22’ has concluded.
  • 18th edition of India-US joint military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ started in Uttrakhand
  • India has participated in 26th International Malabar Naval Exercise, organized in Yokosuka of Japan.
  • The first edition of the India-Mozambique-Tanzania Trilateral Exercise (IMT TRILAT) concluded at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Indian Air Force (IAF) and French Air and Space Force (FASF) are participating in a bilateral exercise named ‘Garuda’ from 26th Oct to 12th Nov 2022 at Air Force Station Jodhpur.

Sports 

Phrygian Caps unveiled as the Paris Olympic & Paralympic 2024 Mascots

  • Phrygian cap has been unveiled as the mascot for the Paris Olympics & Paralympics 2024.
  • These red caps date back to ancient times & were a symbol of the pursuit of liberty in the French Revolution.
  • The Paralympic version of the mascot features a prosthetic leg.
  • The Olympic Games will be held from July 26-Aug. 11 and the Paralympics from Aug. 28-Sept. 8.
  • The Games will feature the debut of breakdancing as an Olympic event.

Summer Olympic

  • 2024 – Paris, France
  • 2028 – Los Angeles, USA

Winter Olympic

  • 2022 – Beijing, China
  • 2026 – Milan & Cortina , Italy

Important day

18 November – National Naturopathy Day

  • National Naturopathy Day is observed every year on 18 November.
  • This year celebrating 5th edition of the National Naturopathy Day.
  • Objective – To promote positive mental and physical health through drug-free therapy.
  • National Naturopathy Day was established on November 18th 2018 by the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy), Government of India.
  • On November 18th 1945, Mahatma Gandhi became the Chairman of the All India Nature Cure Foundation Trust and signed the agreement aimed at making the benefits of Nature Cure available to all classes of people, therefore, this day was chosen to be observed as National Naturopathy Day.

18 – 24 November 2022 – World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

  • World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is observed every year from 18 to 24 November.
  • Objective – To increase awareness of the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines.
  • Theme 2022 – Preventing antimicrobial resistance together

Obituary

Indian basketball player Abbas Moontasir passed away

  • The former India basketball captain and Arjuna awardee Gulam Abbas Moontasir passed away at the age of 80.
  • He was the captain of the Indian team at the Asian Basketball Championships in 1969 and 1975.
  • His basketball debut came in 1960 in an exhibition game against Australia.
  • He was also the first basketball player from the country to get the Arjuna Award in 1970.
  • Post-retirement, he did appear in a few movies, two with Amitabh Bachchan.

 

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