Current Affairs of 18 November 2022

Current Affairs of 18 November 2022

Que. 1 Which day is celebrated as National Epilepsy Day in India every year to create awareness about epilepsy?

1.12 November

2.13 November

3.16 November

4.17 November

Answer:The correct answer is 17 November.

Explanation:-

•In India, November 17th is observed every year as National Epilepsy Day to create awareness about epilepsy.

•Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain characterised by recurrent ‘seizures’ or ‘fits’.

•It can affect people of any age.

•In India, about 10 million people suffer from seizures associated with epilepsy.

•International Epilepsy Day is observed every year on the 2nd Monday of February.

Que. 2 Who has become the first player from India to get elected to the Athletes’ Commission of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) in November 2022?

1.Rajeev Kumar

2.Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

3.Achanta Sharath Kamal

4.Harmeet Desai

Answer: The correct answer is Achanta Sharath Kamal.

Explanation:-

• Star Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal has become the first player from India to get elected to the Athletes’ Commission of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

• 8 athletes have been elected from Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe & Oceania & will serve in the Commission for 4 years from 2022 to 2026.

•Sharath has also been selected for Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2022.

Que. 3 National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson_______ on 16th November 2022 launched the 4th phase of the Digital Shakti Campaign.

1.Mamta Sharma

2.Lalitha Kumaramangalam

3.Rekha Sharma

4.Rani Randhira Kumari

Answer:The correct answer is Rekha Sharma.

Explanation:-

•National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma on 16th Nov 2022 launched the 4th phase of the Digital Shakti Campaign.

•Digital Shakti 4.0 is focused on making women digitally skilled and aware to stand up against any illegal/inappropriate activity online.

•Digital Shakti was started by NCW in 2018 to help women across the nation to raise their awareness level on the digital front.

Que. 4 Who among the following has been appointed as a full-time member of NITI Aayog in November 2022?

1.Arvind Panagariya

2.Raghuram Rajan

3.Arvind Virmani

4.Urjit Patel

Answer:The correct answer is Arvind Virmani.

Explanation:-

• Former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Virmani has been appointed as a full-time member of NITI Aayog.

• Mr Virmani served as the chief economic adviser in the finance ministry(2007-2009).

• He is also the founder-chairman of the non-profit public policy organisation Foundation for Economic Growth and Welfare.

Que. 5 The government in November 2022 extended the term of Dr. VG Somani, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) by________.

1.one year

2.3 months

3.6 months

4.two years

Answer:The correct answer is 3 months.

Explanation:-

• The government has extended the term of Dr VG Somani, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) by 3 more months.

•He was earlier given an extension in Aug 2022.

•Dr Somani was appointed as the DCGI for a term of three years on August 14, 2019.

•The DCGI heads the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), which is responsible for ensuring quality drugs supply across the country.

Que. 6 The 26th edition of the multinational maritime exercise “MALABAR 22” concluded in the seas off Japan on 15th November 2022. Which of the following countries did NOT participate in the ‘MALABAR 22’ exercise?

1.India

2.Japan

3.Australia

4.France

Answer:The correct answer is France.

Explanation:-

• The navies of India, Japan, Australia, and the US concluded the 26th edition of the multinational maritime exercise “MALABAR 22” in the seas off Japan on 15th Nov 2022.

•This edition also marked the 30th anniversary of the exercise and was hosted by the JMSDF (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force).

•The Indian Navy was represented by Eastern Fleet ships Shivalik and Kamorta.

Que.7 Which day is observed as International Students’ Day annually to ensure every student has access to education?

1.15 November

2.16 November

3.14 November

4.17 November

Answer: The correct answer is 17 November.

Explanation:-

• Every year, November 17th is observed as International Students’ Day to ensure that every student has access to education.

• The date commemorates the anniversary of the 1939 Nazi storming of the University of Prague after demonstrations against the German occupation of Czechoslovakia.

•Oct 15th is celebrated as World Students’ Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

Que. 8 Which country has launched the 1st edition of Global Media Congress (GMC), a platform to boost business connections and foster innovation in the media sector in November 2022?

1.Jordan

2.The United Arab Emirates (UAE)

3.Saudi Arabia

4.India

Answer: The correct answer is The United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Explanation:-

• The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 15th Nov 2022 launched the 1st edition of Global Media Congress (GMC), a platform to boost business connections and foster innovation in the media sector.

•The 3-day event is being held under the theme of “Shaping the Future of the Media Industry,”.

•More than 1,200 media practitioners & experts are participating in it from across the world.

Que. 9 India’s space regulator Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN- SPACE) on 16th Nov 2022 authorised the launch of the first private sector rocket’_________’.

1.Kalma-2

2.ISAT-V

3.Vikram-S

4.IndiaSat-1

Answer: The correct answer is Vikram-S

.Explanation:-

• India’s space regulator Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACE) on 16th Nov 2022 authorised the launch of the first private sector rocket ‘Vikram-S’.

•It is a suborbital space vehicle developed by Skyroot Aerospace & it will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre of ISRO on 18th Nov.

• Skyroot was the first startup to sign an MOU with ISRO for launching its rockets.

Que. 10 As the extended tenure of the National Anti- profiteering Authority (NAA) ends in Nov 2022, All GST anti-profiteering complaints would be dealt with by the_______ from 1 December 2022.

1.Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

2.Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI)

3.Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)

4.Competition Commission of India (CCI)

Answer:The correct answer is the Competition Commission of India (CCI).

Explanation:-

• All GST anti-profiteering complaints would be dealt with by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) from 1 Dec 2022 as the extended tenure of the National Anti- profiteering Authority (NAA) ends by the end of Nov 2022.

• NAA was set up in 2017 to check unfairprofiteering activities by registered suppliers.

• Initially, it was set up for two years till 2019 but was later extended till Nov 2021

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