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Current Affairs One-Liner: 19th November 2022

Published on November 19, 2022
  • National News:
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the silver jubilee edition of the Bengaluru Tech Summit-2022. The theme of the BTS-2022 is “Tech4NexGen”.
    • The Ministry of Railways extended the facility of the unreserved ticket from 05 km to 20 km for the non-suburban section and from 02 km to 05 km for a suburban section on the UTSONMOBILE App.
    • Serentica Renewables signed a long-term Power Purchasing Agreement with Greenko Group for 1500 megawatt hours of energy storage capacity.
    • With an aim to enhance local start-ups, the Government of Karnataka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Google.
  • International News:
    • Amidst the ongoing war, Russia and Ukraine agreed to extend the UN-brokered “Black Sea Grain Deal” for another 120 days.
    • Cambridge University declared “homer” as the Word of the Year-2022 which saw over 65,000 searches in a single day on its website in May 2022.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 19th November 2022
  • Important Days:
    • Every year November 19 is observed as World Toilet Day (WTD) across the world. It is an initiative of the United Nations. The theme of the WTD-2022 is “Making the Invisible Visible”.
  • Appointments:
    • CV Ananda Bose was appointed as the Governor of West Bengal. Bose is a former IAS officer of the Kerala cadre from the 1977-batch.
    • Arun Kumar Singh was appointed as the Chairperson of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Limited.
    • Sandhya Devanathan was appointed as the Meta India Head. Devanathan will succeed Ajit Mohan.
  • Awards and Honors:
    • 1st Global Humanitarian Award:
      • Awarded by an international NGO named Jaipur Foot USA
      • Kashmiri Journalist, Danish Manzoor Bhat, became the 1st recipient of his Covid-19 relief efforts.
  • Obituary:
    • Former IFS officer and an eminent Odia Literateur, Abasar Beuria, passed away at the age of 80. He was best known for his book, “Bhitarkanika: The Mesmerizing Mangrove”.
    • Veteran actress of the Punjabi industry, Daljeet Kaur, passed away at the age of 69. She was known for her roles in “Mamla Garbar Hai”, “Patola”, “Saida Jogan”, etc.
  • Sports:
    • Australia defeated England by 6 wickets to win the 1st ODI. England’s Dawid Malan was declared Player of the Match for his 134(128).
  • HDFC Capital to Fund 10 Start-Ups
  • UBI Join Hands with TPSSL
  • RBI Approves DSP Mutual Fund’s Stake Buy in Equitas
  • ISRO Launches India’s First Privately Built Rocket
  • 5th NIIF Governing Council Meeting

Question:

Q.1 The Cambridge Dictionary Word of the Year-2022 is?
a. Perseverance
b. Homer
c. Partygate
d. Vaccine
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