Important Current Affairs in India for Competitive exam preparation – 18 November 2022
1) Achanta Sharath Kamal has become the first Indian Table Tennis Player to get elected to the Athletes’ Commission of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).
International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) was Founded in 1926 at Lausanne, Switzerland
2) Government of Madhya Pradesh has implemented the Panchayats Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act in the state, which aims to preserve the tribal population from exploitation with the active involvement of the Gram Sabhas.
3) A G7-led plan dubbed “Global Shield” launched at the U.N. COP27 summit to provide funding to countries suffering climate disasters.
4) The National Commission for Women (NCW) has launched the fourth phase of the Digital Shakti Campaign for digitally empowering and skilling women and girls.
Digital Shakti 4.0 is focused on making women digitally skilled and aware to stand up against any illegal/inappropriate activity online.
5) President of India has appointed IAS Officer Gaurav Dwivedi as Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati as recommended by the selection committee. He will hold the post for 5 years.
6) National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), jointly launched “In Our LiFEtime” campaign to encourage youth between the ages of 18 to 23 years to become message bearers of sustainable lifestyles.
7) India Ranks 8th out of 63 Countries in the Climate Change Performance Index 2023 (CCPI).
8) President Droupadi Murmu launched the Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas national celebrations by garlanding a statue of the Indian tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda at the Ulihatu village in the Khunti district of Jharkhand.
9) Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura is to be conferred with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the cinema at the 53rd International Film Festival of India in Goa.
10) Veteran Tollywood actor and former Congress parliamentarian Ghattamaneni Krishna passed away at 80.
11 Amazon Inc became the world’s first public company to lose a trillion dollars in market value as a combination of rising inflation, tightening monetary policies and disappointing earnings updates triggered a historic selloff in the stock this year.
12) The government of India has appointed senior economist and India’s former chief economic advisor Arvind Virmani as a full-time member of NITI Aayog.