Current Affairs 23rd November 2018: Daily GK Update

Dear Aspirants,

The General Awareness Section of Banking Exams covers numerous sections in it like Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Current Affairs. But the most important thing that you might have noticed is that both the Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs only. The questions on Static and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Here is the Daily GK Update to get you acquainted with the top events that made the headlines today!!
Current Affairs 23rd November 2018 Daily GK Update


National News


1. PM Modi Laid Foundation Stones of City Gas Distribution Projects 

i. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the Foundation Stones of City Gas Distribution (CGD) Projects in 65 Geographical Areas (GAs) in 129 Districts under the 9th CGD Bidding Round recently awarded by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), remotely from Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
ii. The CGD would ensure availability of convenient, environment-friendly and cheaper natural gas for almost half of the country’s population spread across 26 States and Union Territories upto 9th round.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:
  • Dharmendra Pradhan is the present Petroleum Minister of India.

2. 7th International Tourism Mart Inaugurated in Agartala

i. The Governor of Tripura Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki inaugurated the '7th International Tourism Mart for the North-East States in the presence of Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism K.J Alphons and the Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb in Agartala, Tripura.
ii. The Ministry of Tourism has organized the mart in association with the Department of Tourism, Government of Tripura and the North Eastern States. The International Tourism Marts are organized every tear in the North Eastern States on rotation basis.


3. IIMC Innovation Park, ICC Signs MoU To Promote Startups

i. IIM Calcutta Innovation Park and Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has signed an MoU for energising the startup ecosystem in East and Northeast India. 
ii. IIMC Innovation Park CEO Subhrangshu Sanyal stated that the MoU will bring incubator and industry together in a more formal way.


International News


4. India-UAE Strategic Conclave To Be Held in Abu Dhabi 

i. The second edition of the India-UAE Strategic Conclave will be held in the capital city of Abu Dhabi on 27th of November. The day-long conclave will initiate a dialogue to widen the scope of bilateral investments. 
ii. Indian Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Suri will inaugurate the conclave. It is being organized by the Economic Times, India.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:
  • The UAE Capital: Abu Dhabi, Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham.


5.  Sushma Swaraj Co-Chairs 9th Meeting of India-Lao PDR Joint Commission 

i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj co-chaired the 9th Meeting of India-Lao PDR Joint Commission on Bilateral Co-operation with her counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith in Vientiane, Capital of Laos. 
ii. The two sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations covering areas of Defence, Agriculture, Trade and Investment, Science and IT, Energy and Mining among others. The Minister also called on the Prime Minister of Lao PDR Thongloun Sisoulith.


Awards

6. Amitabh Bachchan Receives Sayaji Ratna Award

i. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was awarded the third Sayaji Ratna Award, established in the memory of erstwhile Baroda ruler Sayajirao Gaekwad III. Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy and noted industrialist Ratan Tata have been given the award earlier.
ii. The Baroda Management Association had, in 2013, instituted the award to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the ruler, known for undertaking major social reform measures during his rule in the early twentieth century.


7. Prof SP Ganguly Awarded Mexican Order of Aztec Eagle

i. JNU's Hispanic Studies professor Shyama Prasad Ganguly has won Mexico's highest civilian honor “Orden Mexicana del Ɓguila Azteca” (Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle) accorded to foreign nationals. 
ii. He was awarded for disseminating Spanish language and Mexican culture to strengthen Mexico-India cultural relations. He is the first Indian Academician to get this award.


8. India gets UN Environment Award For Combating Transboundary Environmental Crime


i. United Nation Environment has awarded Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India with Asia Environment Enforcement Awards, 2018 for excellent work done by the Bureau in combating transboundary environmental crime. 
ii. WCCB has been conferred this award in the Innovation category.




9. Azim Premji Conferred Forbes India Leadership Awards 2018


i. Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro, has won Forbes India Leadership Awards 2018, Lifetime Achievement. Wipro is India’s fourth-biggest software services company by revenue and Ajim Premji is the second richest Indian.

ii. The Forbes India Leadership Awards, India's most prestigious honour for the top executives, was held in Mumbai. Forbes India honoured entrepreneurs and company bosses across nine categories, with an emphasis on excellence, innovation, and transformational leadership.

Appointments

10. Ezetap’s Abhijit Bose Appointed WhatsApp India Head

i. Facebook Inc.-owned messaging service WhatsApp on it has appointed Abhijit Bose as head of WhatsApp India, the local entity that is expected to begin operations next year amid calls to check the spread of fake messages.
ii. Bose, who was the co-founder and chief executive officer of enterprise payments solutions firm Ezetap, will be based in Gurugram, and join the messaging app in 2019. 


11. Tanzania's Joyce Msuya Appointed Acting Executive Director of UNEP

i. Tanzanian national Joyce Msuya was appointed as acting Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) following the resignation of the executive director Erik Solheim.
ii. Solheim had quit in wake of internal audit report accused of rule-breaking UNEP. 

Business News

12. Paytm Partners With LIC For Insurance Premium Payments

i. Paytm (One 97 Communications Limited) has partnered with the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to offer online insurance premium payments on its platform. 
ii. Softbank-backed Paytm will provide premium payment solutions from over 30 insurance companies including LIC, ICICI Prudential Life, Reliance Life, and Max Life Insurance among others.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:
  • Paytm Founder: Vijay Shekhar Sharma.



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