Daily Current Affairs – November 18,19 2018

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Daily Current Affairs – November 18,19 2018

IMPORTANT DAYS

November 18 – First Naturopathy Day

  • The AYUSH Ministry is celebrating its first Naturopathy Day across the country.
  • The Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy is organising health camps, workshops and exhibitions in association with local naturopathy centres and hospitals.

November 18 – The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

  • The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims takes place on the third Sunday in November every year as the appropriate acknowledgment of victims of road traffic crashes and their families. It was started by the British road crash victim charity, RoadPeace, in 1993 and was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005.
  • 2018 Theme: “Roads have Stories”

November 19 – World Toilet Day

  • World Toilet Day (WTD) on 19 November was established by the World Toilet Organization in 2001 to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Twelve years later, the UN General Assembly declared World Toilet Day an official UN day in 2013.
  • 2018 Theme: When Nature Calls

Qaumi Ekta Week [National integration week]

  • Qaumi Ekta Week will be observed across the country from today to foster and reinforce the spirit of communal harmony and national integration.

NATIONAL

Haryana

Inauguration of Kundli-Manesar Palwal Western Peripheral Expressway and Ballabhgarh-Mujesar metro line

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the Western Peripheral Expressway.
  • He also inaugurated the 3.2-kilometre long Escorts Mujesar-Ballabhgarh corridor of the Delhi Metro.
  • He also laid the foundation stone for Vishwakarma Kaushal Vishwa Vidyalaya.

Karnataka

Additional assistance of over Rs 546 crore from NDRF

  • Centre approved the additional assistance of over Rs 546 crore from National Disaster Response Fund, NDRF to Karnataka.

Maharashtra

Animation, Gaming & Visual effects Institute in Mumbai

  • Government to set up Animation, Gaming & Visual effects Institute in Mumbai to encourage youth participation in field of film & cinematography.

Uttar Pradesh

Rani Lakshmibai jayanti

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Rani Lakshmibai on her Jayanti.

INTERNATIONAL

US to stop hundreds of millions of dollars military aid to Pakistan

  • US President Donald Trump has defended his administration’s decision to stop hundreds of millions of dollars military aid to Pakistan.

SCIENCE

GSAT-29 has been successfully pushed up to its intended orbit

  • India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-29 has been successfully pushed up to its intended orbit during its third orbit raising activity.

RANKINGS & INDEXES

Report on Industrial Park Rating System

  • The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, released the report prepared by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, on Industrial Park Rating System.

SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

Conference on ‘Modernization of Police Communication and Challenges thereof’

  • The two-day Conference on ‘Modernization of Police Communication and Challenges thereof’ will begin in New Delhi. The Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Communication, Shri Manoj Sinha will inaugurate the conference.

8th National Conference of Women in Police (NCWP)

  • The 8th National Conference of Women in Police (NCWP) will begin in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • The two-day conference which is being organized by Bureau of Police Research & Development in collaboration with Jharkhand Police, is the only national level platform to address the issues of Women in uniform and create an enabling atmosphere for them to maximize and optimize their professional potential.

APPOINTMENTS

  • Ajay Bhushan Pandey – New revenue secretary

MOU, AGREEMENTS & CABINET APPROVALS

Winter session of Parliament

  • The Winter session of Lok Sabha will commence on 11th of December.

AWARDS

  • AirSewa Champion award – Chennai airport [For hundred percent grievance redressal in one year].

APP & WEBPORTAL

AirSewa 2.0

  • The Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu, and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha launched the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app in New Delhi.

SPORTS

ATP World Tour

  • Germany’s Alexander Zverev beat Novak Djokovic in season’s finale of ATP Finals at London to lift the trophy.
  • Zverev also became the first player to beat both Djokovic and Federer in the same ATP Finals.

ITTF Challenge Belarus Open

  • India’s Manav Thakkar settled for a bronze medal in the Under-21 singles category in the International Table Tennis Federation Challenge Belgosstrakh Belarus Open in Minsk, Belarus.

World Junior Championship – Badminton

  • Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen entered the semifinals of the men’s singles event of the World Junior Championship in Markham, Canada.

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