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Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th November 2022

Published on November 20, 2022
  • National News:
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a month-long “Kashi Tamil Sangamam” in Varanasi, UP with the objective to celebrate the age-old link between the two ancient seats of learning.
    • The National Museum, New Delhi, and Museum Kolding, Denmark, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to open the joint exhibition “Silver Treasures from Denmark and India” in 2023.
    • Three Indian Army soldiers were killed in an avalanche that hit the Army Patrol in north Kashmir’s Machil Kupwara sector, Jammu & Kashmir.
    • Tamil Nadu’s Forest Department came up with India’s first Elephant Death Audit Framework for a more detailed and transparent process for recording and monitoring elephant deaths in the State.
    • The CM of Tripura, Dr. Manik Saha, launched the “Amar Sarkar” portal with the objective to ensure that all central and state-sponsored schemes reach every doorstep.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 20th November 2022
  • International News:
    • Chinese scientists have decided to send monkeys into space to study the reproduction process in animals in zero gravity. The experiment will be conducted in the Wentian Lab Module.
    • As per the United Nations (UN), Russian fertilizers that were blocked at the European ports will be shipped from November 21.
  • Important Days:
    • Every year November 20 is celebrated as World Children’s Day (WCD) across the world. It is an initiative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The theme of WCD-2022 is “Inclusion, for every child”.
  • Appointments:
    • Bandaru Wilsonbabu was appointed as India’s Ambassador to the Union of Comoros. Wilsonbabu is a 2004-batch IFS officer.
    • The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, Rajiv Kumar, was invited by the Election Commission of Nepal as an International Observer for upcoming Nepal’s General and Assembly Elections.
  • Awards and Honors:
    • During his four-day visit to France, the Indian Army Chief, Manoj Pande, received the prestigious Guard of Honour at the Les Invalides in Paris, France.
    • Tata Literature Live! Literary Awards 2022:
    1. Book of the Year (Fiction)- The Map and the Scissors (Amit Majmudar)
    2. Book of the Year (Non-Fiction)- Lords of the Deccan: Southern India from the Chalukyas to the Cholas (Anirudh Kanisetti)
    3. Publisher of the Year- HarperCollins India
  • Sports:
    • The Spanish tennis player, Carlos Alcaraz, became the youngest player ever to become ATP World Number 1. He achieved this feat at the age of 19.
    • After the dismal performance of the Indian men’s cricket team in the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2022, the BCCI dissolved the Chetan Sharma-led National Selection Committee (NSC).
  • India-Norway Joint Working Group Maritime Meeting
  • SoftBank Sells Stakes in Paytm
  • FTCCI Signs MoU with FERB
  • Mahindra Group Join Hands with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Question:

Q.1 Who became the youngest player ever to become ATP World Number 1?
a. Carlos Alcarez
b. Rafael Nadal
c. Alexander Zverev
d. Stefanos Tsitsipas
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