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Weekly factsheet for 13-19th November 2022

The following article is a compilation of all the news in short from  13-19th November 2022. This article is for revision purpose. These news were discussed in detail in the General Awareness Quiz . Links are provided in the end.

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  • World Kindness Day 202213th of November 2022.
  • Children’s Day in India14th of November 2022.
  • World Diabetes Day 202214th of November 2022.
  • The World’s Biggest Employers’ report(2022 ) conducted by Statista : Indian Ministry of Defence is the world’s largest employer, with a total of 2.92 million members who work under it.
  • DigiLocker, the authentic documents exchange platform under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has completed its second-level of integration with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM)
  • Digital Locker: initiative under Digital India program. Launch year: 2015
  •  Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) with the budgetary allocation of Rs 1,600 crore for five years. Launch date September 2021
  • National Health authority CEO : RS sharma:It is successor of the National Health agency , established in 2018
  • BHIM Full form is Bharat Interface for Money : launched on 30 December 2016,
  • The year 2022 has been declared as the ASEAN-India Friendship year, as ASEAN and India commemorate 30 years of partnership.
  • The motto of ASEAN is “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”.
  • 8thAugust is observed as ASEAN Day.
  • ASEAN Secretariat – Indonesia, Jakarta.
  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) received a nod from Central Government to go ahead with Rs 26,821 crore deal with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) paving its way to launch 4G services in India.
  • BSNL : Pravin Kumar Purwar
  • TCS : Rajesh Gopinathan
  • Mr. Dilip Asbe is the MD & CEO of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
  • International Students’ Day, :November 17th
  •  National Epilepsy Day is observed on November 17
  • Ghana assumed the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
  • King Misuzulu Sinqobile kaZwelithini was formally enthroned as the head of South Africa’s most influential traditional monarchy 
  • RBI announced that the government has nominated Vivek Joshi to its central board.
  • Olympic medallists MC Mary Kom, PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu and Gagan Narang were among 10 eminent sports persons elected as members of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Athletes Commission at Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.
  • President of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tony Estanguet has unveiled the mascots for Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Phryges (pronounced fri-jee-uhs) in Paris, France.
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected Pratt & Whitney to develop advanced engine technologies
  • George Russell (United Kingdom) scored his first-ever Formula 1 victory at Brazilian F1 Grand Prix 2022
  • The Print, a news portal, and Saurabh Shukla of the NDTV :International Press Institute (IPI) India Award for Excellence in Journalism, 2022.
  • Indian-origin Nobel laureate Professor Venki Ramakrishnan has been awarded the Order of Merit by the British sovereign
  • Hollywood actor Kevin Conroy, best known for voicing Batman on Warner Bros.’ passed away
  • Veteran Telugu actor and father of Mahesh Babu, Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy has passed away
  • Online beauty and fashion retailer Nykaa Fashion has named Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor as its brand ambassador 
  •  Religare Enterprises Limited (REL) : freestyle wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, as its brand ambassador.
  •  Gaurav Dwivedi has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati
  • Lawyer Natasa Pirc Musar will become the country’s first female President of Slovenia.
  • India is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023,  according to the 27th edition of the United Nations’ World Population Prospects, 2022. 
  • Amazon.com Inc. is the world’s first public company to lose a trillion dollars in market value
  • In India, National Newborn Week is celebrated every year from 15 to 21 November.
  • Chief Election Commissioner of India Shri Rajiv Kumar : invited by Election Commission of Nepal as International Observer for the forthcoming elections
  • India has emerged as the second-largest producer of crude steel by replacing Japan ,after China
  • The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined Air India $1.4 million (around Rs 11.3 crore) for delaying refunds
  • India participated in the fourth Meeting of the Moscow Format Consultations on Afghanistan,
  • State bank Of India(SBI), ICICI Bank, IDFC First Bank, HDFC Bank and Yes Bank are among a shortlist by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) :on the retail pilot project of the central bank digital currency (CBDC).
  • The United States space agency NASA has launched its Artemis-1 mission 
  • The National Commission for Women (NCW) launched the fourth phase of the Digital Shakti Campaign
  • World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) runs from 18 to 24 November every year.
  • November 9 to November 14 is observed as the International Week of Science and Peace
  • Suraj Bhan as the chairman of the National Pension System Trust (NPS Trust)
  • Former Chief Economic Advisor, Arvind Virmani has been appointed as a full time member of NITI Aayog
  • R Venkataramani is the incumbent Attorney-General for India.
  • Switzerland Tourism has appointed Olympic Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra as the ‘Friendship Ambassador’.
  • JBIC will consider providing debt financing under their Global action for Reconciling Economic growth and Environmental preservation (GREEN) initiative to investee companies of funds managed by NIIFL
  • The UN General Assembly  has declared November 18 as the World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence.
  • Public Service Broadcasting Day :12th November every year to commemorate the only visit of Mahatma Gandhi to All India Radio in Delhi in 1947.
  • World Pneumonia Day : 12 November to spread awareness and educate people to combat Pneumonia disease.
  • Vikram-S Rocket, India’s first privately developed rocket launched from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) at the Sriharikota launchpad. Built by Skyroot
  • IT company Wipro has reached an agreement with employee representatives on setting up a European Works Council, The creation of Wipro’s EWC is the first to be established by an Indian headquartered company.
  • State Bank of India has signed a 150 million euro (Rs 1,240 crore) loan agreement with the German development bank KfW for funding solar projects.
  • The Uttarakhand High Court will be shifted from Nainital to Haldwani.
  • BPCL’s former chairman Arun Kumar Singh :new chairman : Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
  • Facebook-parent Meta has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as its new top executive for the country two weeks after the departure of former India head Ajit Mohan.
  • Meta headquarter: Menlo Park, California, USA
  • Switzerland won their first Billie Jean King Cup title after Belinda Bencic saw off Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic in the second match of the finals with a lead of 2-0.

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