18 November 2022 Current Affairs by Westbengaljob.in

18 November 2022 Current Affairs by Westbengaljob.in

18 November 2022 Current Affairs by Westbengaljob.in

1) Star Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal has become the first player from the country to get elected in the Athletes' Commission of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) :-

Founded - 1926
Headquarters - Lausanne, Switzerland
President - Petra Sörling

2) Madhya Pradesh government implemented the Panchayats Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act in the state, which aims to preserve the tribal population from exploitation with an active involvement of the Gram Sabhas.

Madhya Pradesh

➨CM - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
➨Governor - Mangubhai Chhaganbhai
➨Bhimbetka Caves
➨Buddhist Monument at Sanchi
➨Khajuraho Temple
➨Yashwant Sagar wetland

3) Indian-origin Sikh Amar Singh has been honoured with the New South Wales Australian of the Year award for supporting the community impacted by floods, bushfires, drought and the Covid-19 pandemic.

4) A G7-led plan dubbed "Global Shield" to provide funding to countries suffering climate disasters has been launched at the U.N. COP27 summit.

5) The National Commission for Women (NCW) has launched the fourth phase of Digital Shakti Campaign for digitally empowering and skilling women and girls.

➨The Digital Shakti 4.0 is focused on making women digitally skilled and aware to stand-up against any illegal/inappropriate activity online.

6) Senior IAS Officer Gaurav Dwivedi has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati.

➨ The President has appointed Gaurav Dwivedi after due recommendation by the Selection Committee for a period of five years.

7) National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), jointly launched "In Our LiFEtime" campaign to encourage youth between the ages of 18 to 23 years to become message bearers of sustainable lifestyles.

8) The United States space agency NASA launched its Artemis 1 mission from Kennedy Space Center, Florida.


➨Headquarters - Washington, D.C.
➨Formed - July 29, 1958
➨Preceding agency - National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

9) Climate Change Performance Index, 2023 was released jointly by Germanwatch, NewClimate Institute and Climate Action Network.
➨India's Rank is 8th out of 63 Countries in the Climate Change Performance Index 2023 (CCPI).

10) President Droupadi Murmu launched the Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas national celebrations by garlanding a statue of the Indian tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda at the Ulihatu village in the Khunti district of Jharkhand.

11) At the 53rd International Film Festival of India in Goa, Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura will be awarded with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to cinema.

12) Veteran Tollywood actor and former Congress parliamentarian Ghattamaneni Krishna passed away at the age of 80.

13) Amazon became the world’s first public company to lose a trillion dollars in market value as a combination of rising inflation, tightening monetary policies and disappointing earnings updates triggered a historic selloff in the stock this year.

14) The government has appointed senior economist and India’s former chief economic advisor Arvind Virmani as a full-time member of NITI Aayog.

NITI Aayog :- National Institution for Transforming India

➨Formed - 1 January 2015
➨Preceding - Planning Commission
➨Headquarters -New Delhi
➨Chairperson:- Narendra Modi,
➨Vice Chairperson - Suman Bery
➨CEO - Parameswaran Iyer

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