Daily Current Affairs – November 23 2018

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Daily Current Affairs – November 23 2018

IMPORTANT DAYS

Guru Nanak Jayanti

  • Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab is being celebrated with religious fervour in the country and across the world.
  • The day marks the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev, who laid the foundation of Sikhism. This year marks the 549th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

NATIONAL

Maharashtra

Land acquisition process for Jaitapur nuclear power plant

  • The Maharashtra government has said that the land acquisition process for the 9900 MegaWatt nuclear power plant in Jaitapur in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra has been completed.
  • The project is being undertaken by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and the Electricite de France (EDF), a French power utility firm.

Odisha

Kartik Purnima being celebrated in Odisha

  • Kartik Purnima is being celebrated in Odisha as the culmination of hindu holy month of Kartik.

Punjab

Remembrance of 100 years of  ‘Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre’ in 2019

  • Government of India has decided to mark the remembrance of 100 years of the historical Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre next year. The commemorative coin and postage stamps will be released on 13th April, 2019 (the day the incident took place 100 years ago). 

New Delhi

Notification issued for inclusion of Quadricycles as non-transport

  • Road Transport and Highways Ministry has notified the ion of the item Quadricycle as a non-transport vehicle under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988.
  • It is only allowed for transport usage under the Act, but now has been made usable for non-transport also.
  • A Quadricycle is a vehicle of the size of a 3-wheeler but with four tyres. It is fully covered like a car and has an engine like that of a 3-wheeler.

Tamil Nadu

A seven-member central team for on-the-spot assessment of the damage caused by Cyclone Gaja

  • A seven-member central team has reached Chennai for on-the-spot assessment of the damage caused by Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu.

INTERNATIONAL

Beijing’s Population falls for first time in 2 Decades

  • The population of China’s capital, Beijing, declined for the first time in two decades in 2017.

UN’s atomic watchdog calls on North Korea to re-admit nuclear inspectors

  • The head of the UN’s atomic watchdog, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, has called on North Korea to allow inspectors back into the country to monitor its nuclear program.

SCIENCE

44 new coal blocks found in four eastern states

  • The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has said it has found 44 new coal blocks in four states of Eastern India. 

SUMMITS & CONFERENCES

9th Meeting of India-Lao PDR Joint Commission on Bilateral Co-operation

  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will co-chair the 9th Meeting of India-Lao PDR Joint Commission on Bilateral Co-operation with her counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith in Vientiane.

India-UAE Strategic Conclave

  • The second edition of the India-UAE Strategic Conclave will be held in capital city of Abu Dhabi on 27th of this month. The day-long conclave will initiate a dialogue to widen the scope of bilateral investments. 

APPOINTMENTS

  • UNICEF appoints singer Nahid Afrin – First ‘Youth Advocate’ of northeastern region [to fight for child rights] 

SCHEMES

One Family One Job programme

  • The Sikkim government will provide employment to 17,000 youths this year under the first phase of the One Family One Job programme.

MOU, AGREEMENTS & CABINET APPROVALS

Domestic Gold Council in India

  • The Government has decided to set up a domestic Gold Council in India. Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said this while inaugurating the 2nd Edition of India Gold and Jewellery Summit in New Delhi. 

SPORTS

World boxing championship

  • MC Mary Kom in the 48 kg category and Sonia Chahal in the 57 kg category to fight for Gold medals in world boxing championship.

Australia vs India T20

  • Australia vs India 2nd T20I called off due to rain in Melbourne.

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