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Current Affairs One-Liner: 21st November 2022

Published on November 21, 2022
  • National News:
    • The Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda, announced the opening up of 100 Archery Academies across India to promote tribal children by fostering their archery skills.
    • Jal Jeevan Survekshan-2023:
      • Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh topped in giving the maximum number of tap connections in a month.
    • The Union Minister of AYUSH, Sarbananda Sonowal, inaugurated the Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, the first institute of Unani medicine in the North-Eastern Region, in Silchar, Assam.
    • The CM of Odisha, Navin Patnaik, launched a scholarship scheme, Mukhyamantri Siksha Puraskar Yojana to encourage healthy competition amongst students of the state.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 21st November 2022
  • International News:
    • Network Readiness Index 2022:
    1. Published by the US-based Portulans Institute.
    2. India- 61st out of 131 countries
    3. The USA topped the index
    • The Government of Norway announced an aid of 220 million Kroner for humanitarian work in Afghanistan.
  • Important Days:
    • Every year November 21 is observed as World Television Day (WTD) around the world. It is an initiative of the UNGA (United Nations General Assembly).
    • Every year November 21 is celebrated as World Fisheries Day (WFD) around the world. It is an initiative of the World Fisheries Forum.
  • Appointments:
    • Arun Goel was appointed as the Election Commissioner by the President of India, Droupadi Murmu. Goel is a 1985-IAS officer of the Punjab cadre.
    • The Government of India extended the tenure of the Director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Sanjay Kumar Mishra, by one year.
  • Awards and Honors:
    • International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2022:
    1. 53rd Edition
    2. Venue- Panaji, Goa
    3. The Indian Film Personality of the Year Award- Chiranjeevi
    4. Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award- Carlos Saura (Spanish Director)
    • JCB Prize for Literature 2022:
      • Winner- The Paradise of Food (Khalid Jawed)
    • Gandhi Mandela Award 2022:
      • Winner- The 14th Dalai Lama
  • Books and Authors:
    • British Historian Simon Sebag Montefiore released a book titled “The World: A Family History”. Hachette India is the publisher of the book.
  • Obituary:
    • Veteran actress and TV host, Tabassum Govil, passed away at the age of 78. She was known for her talk show “Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan”.
  • Sports:
    • The FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022 was inaugurated at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. A total of 32 countries will participate in the event which will be held from November 20 to December 18.
    • Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix to end the 2022 season. He won a record 15 titles in 2022.
  • NESTS Signs MoU with 1M1B
  • SLIC to Become Annuity Service Provider
  • India Launches Website for SCO
  • AXIS Bank Launches “Evolve”

Question:

Q.1 Who won the 2022 Gandhi Mandela Award?
a. Dalai Lama
b. Baba Ramdev
c. Pope Francis
d. Ahmed Deedat
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