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Weekly factsheet for 7-12th November 2022

The following article is a compilation of all the news in short from  7-12th 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.

  • Switzerland is now home to the world’s longest passenger train.
  • India has been ranked as the nation with the cheapest manufacturing cost ahead of China and Vietnam, according to a report.
  • Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) has taken up a project to build Mongolia’s first Greenfield oil refinery in Ulaanbaatar.
  • TATA Power and the Indian Army collaborate:  with its “Go Green Initiative.”
  • Operation Vigilant Storm’ is a Defence exercise conducted between USA and Republic of Korea (South Korea) .
  • Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the ‘Baji Rout National Football Tournament’ in Dhenkanal in Odisha.
  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami inaugurated the ‘Lakhpati Didi’ fair at the survey of India Maidan, Hathbarkala in Dehradun.
  • Kerala is set to host the Track Asia Cup 2022 Cycling Tournament.
  • A group of scientists has found three enormous near-Earth asteroids that were concealing from the Sun’s light. One of them, 2022 AP7, is “possibly harmful” to Earth.
  • M T Vasudevan Nair, a renowned Malayalam author and Jnanpith laureate, has been chosen to receive the inaugural Kerala Jyothi award
  • Amit Dasgupta  appointed as an Honorary Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for his service to the Australia-India bilateral relationship
  • FICCI announced Mr Subhrakant Panda as its President-Elect.
  • Ministry of Education : panel will be headed by Dr K Radhakrishnan, Chairperson,
  •  The Rapid Action Force (RAF), a specialised anti-riot force, has appointed Annie Abraham as its IG. As the new Bihar sector IG, Seema Dhundia has been appointed
  • Vijayakumar Menon  art critic and fine arts scholar who passed away
  • Grama Vandi receives Award of Excellence in Urban Transport.
  • Noted Malayalam fiction writer, Sethu (A. Sethumadhavan) : ‘Ezhuthachan Puraskaram’ Award
  •  27th Session of Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
  • DRDO) launched Hull Module of Submersible Platform for Acoustic Characterization & Evaluation (SPACE) facility at Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory   (NPOL) Kochi
  • Prasar Bharati, oftware “Broadcast Air-Time Scheduler (BATS)” for all Commercial Operations of All India Radio” at Prasar Bharati Secretariat.
  • A two day  enthralling and  opulent dance drama based on the life of Raja Rammohun Roy, who is called the father of modern Indian society,  concluded   t organised  by Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation of Ministry of Culture. Directed by well known  choreographer Neelay Sengupta. on the occasion of the 250th birth anniversary of Raja Rammohun Roy, as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
  • The Ministry of Education to celebrate ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’ :15th November is the birth anniversary of Birsa Munda who is revered as Bhagwan by tribal communities across the country.
  • Aadhaar Mitra: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
  • Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain, the city of Mahakal will soon boast the world’s first Vedic clock
  • Guyana President, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali will be the chief guest at the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention.
  • Professor Kishor Kumar Basa has been appointed as the chairman of the National Monument Authority (NMA).
  • The Haryana Forest Department and US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the “Trees Outside Forests in India (TOFI)”The program will allocate up to $25 million over five years in seven states including Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.
  • vember 7 is celebrated as Infant Protection Day
  • November 8, World Radiography Day :Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen’s discovery of X-radiation, or X-rays.
  • Law Commission Constituted : Retired Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Rituraj Awasthi appointed as the chairperson of the commission.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $40 million financing package with GreenCell Express Private Limited (GEPL) to develop 255 electric battery-powered buses (e-buses).
  • The Central Government introduced the provision for EWS reservation in admissions and public services, through the 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 2019.
    The International Film Festival of India, has been founded more than 70 years ago, in 1952,
  • The theme of India’s G20 Presidency – “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “One Earth One Family One Future” – is drawn from the ancient Sanskrit text of the Maha Upanishad.
  • The G20 Logo draws inspiration from the vibrant colours of India’s national flag – saffron, white and green, and blue. It juxtaposes planet Earth with the lotus, India’s national flower that reflects growth amid challenges. The Earth reflects India’s pro-planet approach to life, one in perfect harmony with nature. Below the G20 logo is “Bharat”, written in the Devanagari script.
  • Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar will attend the ASEAN – India commemorative summit and the 17th East Asia Summit (EAS). in Cambodia
  • Reliance Industries is set to acquire German retailer Metro AG’s Cash & Carry business in India in a deal estimated at around €500.
  • Shiprocket is the first inter-city logistics provider to plug into the ONDC network, enabling sellers from all segments to ship products to cities and towns across India.
  • Pune was the first city to issue such a bond in 2017. Vadodara became the second city in India
  • A new book titled “Winning the Inner Battle Bringing the best version of you to cricket” is authored by Shane Watson.
  • Nirmala James has authored a new book titled “E. K. Janaki Ammal: Life and Scientific Contributions”, featuring the life and remarkable achievements of Edavalath Kakkat Janaki Ammal (E. K. Janaki Ammal), India’s first woman botanist.
  • French Author Rene Naba has authored a new bilingual book in both French and English titled “De la Nucléarisation de l’Asie“(Nuclearization of Asia).
  • Economist Dr Bimal Jalan authored the book “From dependence to Self­Reliance: Mapping India’s Rise as a Global Superpower”.
  • Pramod Bhagat and Manisha Ramadass won gold medals in singles at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Tokyo. The reigning Paralympic gold medallist Bhagat beat compatriot Nitesh Kumar.
  • The Indian men’s team, led by the seasoned Saurav Ghosal, clinched its first-ever gold at the Asian Squash Team Championships with a 2-0 win over Kuwait in the final
  • Life Insurance Company (LIC) has increased its shareholding in Voltas by buying an additional 2 per cent stake for 635crore. The state-owned life insurer increased its shareholding from 2,27,04,306 shares (equivalent to 6.862 per cent) to 2,93,95,224 (8.884 per cent) in Voltas.
  • The Election Commission of India conducts Special Summary Revision to enroll unenrolled eligible citizens during the month of October -November every year.
  • Iran’s powerful paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched a new satellite-carrying rocket, called a Ghaem-100 satellite carrier
  • American technology giant Google has launched FloodHub, a platform that displays flood forecasts.
  • Hyderabad is growing green space city hosts India’s largest Miyawaki forest
  • Kerala becomes the first state in India to launch uniform gold prices based on the bank rate.
  • Virat Kohli :first batter in history to reach 4000 runs in T20 Internationals
  • India to host the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship 2023.
  • Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to inaugurate the two-day PM Gati Shakti Multimodal Waterways Summit. in VaranasiUttar Pradesh.
  • Goa: Purple Fest
  • Kuldip Nayar Patrakarita Samman for 2022 : The Wire’s senior editor Arfa Khanum Sherwani.
  • Dr. Subhash Babu :Bailey K. Ashford Medal for 2022 and the Fellow of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (FASTMH) award 2022.
  • Yaduveer Krishnaraja Chamaraja (YKC) WadiyarInternational Kannada Rathna award
  • India joined the Mangrove Alliance For Climate (MAC) at the ongoing 27th Summit of the Conference of Parties (COP27) at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.
  • An initiative led by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Indonesia, the Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC) includes India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Japan, and Spain. It seeks to educate and spread awareness worldwide on the role of mangroves in curbing global warming and its potential as a solution for climate change.
  • State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) is one of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s yearly flagship reports (FAO).
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) + Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) astrategic investment partnership for mobilizing up to $1 billion for the financing of green energy transition and renewable energy projects
  • India is participating in 26th International Malabar Naval Exercise in Yokosuka of Japan.
  • IIT Bombay is the best educational education in Southern Asia while IIT Delhi ranks second in the region, according to the QS Asia University Rankings 2023. Topped by China’s Peking University (Rank 1),
  • The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) announced Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator Fund (IRAF)
  • Saudi Arabia would contribute USD 2.5 billion to ‘Middle East Green Initiative’ over the next ten years,2021 launched
  • Domestic giants Mumbai  won their maiden Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy title at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. 
  •  16th Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Disease and Nutrition (ASCODD) at Kolkata. theme of the ASCODD was “Prevention and control of cholera, typhoid and other enteric diseases in low and middle-income countries through community participation: beyond the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic”.
  • Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi unveiled a 108-feet-long bronze statue of Sri Nadaprabhu Kempegowda in Bengaluru. the founder of the city,
  • Job Charnock: Kolkata
  • Dost Mohammad Khan: Bhopal
  • Quli Qutub Shah: Hyderabad
  • Indian Army launched a single window facility “Veerangana Sewa Kendra” (VSK) for the welfare and grievances redressal of army wives. at Delhi Cantt.
  • Indian Army organizes fair/mela in continuation of Diamond jubilee celebrations of Battle of Walong in Arunachal Pradesh. defending the Indian territory against the Chinese aggression of 1962.
  • All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) : Ramesh Kejriwal as its president.
  • Adidas has appointed Bjorn Gulden, the CEO of rival Puma, as its new chief executive
  • Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal : deputy chair of the Global System for Mobile communications Association (GSMA).
  • The UMEED Scheme of Jammu and Kashmir Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKRLM) is providing help to the aspirations of rural women in the Union Territory, who aspire to become economically independent.
  • The state government of Odisha is observing 10th November 2022 as ‘Millet Day’ in the state.

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