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Current Affairs One-Liner: 18th November 2022

Published on November 18, 2022
  • National News:
    • The Government of India announced that the National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) will be subsumed into the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
    • The Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, inaugurated the GeoSmart India 2022 Summit in Hyderabad, Telangana.
    • Wipro Limited became the first Indian headquartered company to set up the European Work Council (EWC).
    • In a cabinet meeting chaired by the CM of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami, it was decided that the Uttarakhand High Court will be shifted from Nainital to Haldwani.
    • The International Gita Mahotsav will be organized in Kurukshetra, Haryana from November 19 to December 06, 2022. The event will be attended by the President of India, Droupadi Murmu.
  • International News:
    • The German development bank, KfW, signed a loan agreement of EUR 150 million with the State Bank of India (SBI) for funding solar projects in India.
    • The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) suspended the National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) of Russia and Belarus with immediate effect.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 18th November 2022
  • Important Days and Weeks:
    • The first World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence was observed on November 18 around the world. It is an initiative of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
    • Every year November 18 is observed as National Naturopathy Day around the country. It is an initiative of the Ministry of AYUSH. The theme of NND-2022 is “Naturopathy: An Integrative Medicine”.
    • Every year November 18-24 is observed as World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) around the world. It is an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO). The theme of WAAW-2022 is “Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together”.
  • Appointments:
    • Former English cricketer, Jonathan Lewis, was appointed as the head coach of England’s Women’s Cricket Team.
  • Awards and Honors:
    • The founder of Bicycle Health, Ankit Gupta, and the President of Jump Crypto, Kanav Kariya featured on Fortune’s annual 40 Under 40 List 2022.
  • Obituary:
    • The former India basketball captain and Arjuna awardee, Gulam Abbas Moontasir, passed away at the age of 80.
  • Sports:
    • Indian Table-Tennis player and Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Awardee, Sharath Kamal Achanta, became the first Indian to get elected to the Athletes’ Commission of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).
    • 2nd edition of North East Olympic Games:
      • Venue- Shillong, Meghalaya
      • Winner- Manipur
  • SEBI Introduces Options for Appointment and Removal of Independent Directors
  • ADB Approves Loan to Maharashtra for Electric Buses
  • Karnataka Bank Launches CASA Campaign
  • LIC Join Hands with InsuranceDekho

Question:

Q.1 Which of the following became the first Indian headquartered company to set up the European Work Council (EWC)?
a. Tata
b. Infosys
c. Reliance
d. Wipro
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