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Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th November 2022

Published on November 08, 2022
  • National News:
    • In a 3:2 verdict, the Supreme Court of India held the constitutional validity of the 10% reservation for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in government jobs and colleges across India. The assenting judgments were given by Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Justice Bela M Trivedi, and Justice J B Pardiwala while the dissenting judgments were given by CJI UU Lalit and Justice Ravindra Bhat.
    • Russia surpassed Saudi Arabia and Iraq to become the top supplier of crude oil to India in October 2022. Presently, Russia accounts for around 22% of the crude oil imports of India.
    • The Vice President of India, Jagdeep Dhankhar, will attend the ASEAN- India Commemorative Summit that will be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 11th-13th November 2022.
    • In a deal of around EUR 500 million (Rs 4,060 crores), Reliance Industries will acquire German retailer METRO Cash & AG's Carry business in India.
    • The Uttar Pradesh government announced that government will aim to make Mathura-Vrindavan, a “net zero carbon emission” tourist destination by 2041.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 8th November 2022
  • International News:
    • According to Forbes’ World’s Finest Employers Rankings 2022, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) was declared India’s best employer (globally 20th). In the global ranking, tech giant Samsung Electronics topped the list.
    • Twitter CEO Elon Musk said that Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying it as a parody will be suspended from the social media platform.
  • Important Days:
    • Every year November 08 is observed as World Radiography Day across the world. It is observed to pay respect to the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Rontgen. It is a joint initiative of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and the American College of Radiology (ACR).
  • Appointments:
    • KG Ananthakrishnan was appointed as the Non-Official Director & the Non-Executive Chairman of Punjab National Bank for three years.
    • Srinivasan Varadarajan was appointed the Non-Executive Chairman & the Non-Official Director of Union Bank of India for three years.
    • Gopal Vittal was appointed as the Deputy Chairperson of the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA).
    • Retired Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Rituraj Awasthi was appointed as the Chairperson of the Law Commission of India.
  • Awards and Honors:
    • The President of India, Droupadi Murmu, presented the National Florence Nightingale Awards (NFNA) for the year 2021 to 51 nursing professionals, including ANMs, Lady Health Visitors, and Nurses across India.
  • Books and Authors:
    • The Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Chandrashekhar, released two books: “Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery” and “Heartfelt: The Legacy of Faith”, on the achievements and legacy of PM Narendra Modi.
  • Sports:
    • ICC Player of the Month Awards for October 2022:
    1. Men’s Category: Virat Kohli (India)
    2. Women’s Category: Nida Dar (Pakistan)
    • Paris Masters Tennis Tournament 2022: Holger Rune of Denmark won the Men’s Singles title.
  • UDISE+ Report
  • HDFC Mutual Fund Launches Two ETFs
  • Falcon Heavy Rocket
  • Emirates NBD Invests USD 100 Million in India


Q.1 Who has been recently appointed as the Chairperson of the Law Commission of India?
a. Ranjan Gogoi
b. SA Bobde
c. Rituraj Awasthi
d. Dipak Misra
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