Current Affairs of 19 November 2022
Que. 1 Former India basketball captain and Arjuna awardee,________ passed away in November 2022.
4.Gulam Abbas Moontasir
Answer:The correct answer is Gulam Abbas Moontasir.
•Gulam Abbas Moontasir, former India basketball captain and Arjuna awardee, passed away in Nov 2022 at the age of 80.
•He was the captain of the Indian team at the Asian Basketball Championships in 1969 and 1975.
• He was also the first basketball player from the country to get the Arjuna Award in 1970.
• Post retirement, he did appear in a few movies, two with Amitabh Bachchan.
Que. 2 Who has been appointed as the chairman of the National Pension System Trust (NPS Trust) in November 2022?
Answer:The correct answer is Suraj Bhan.
• Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA) has appointed Suraj Bhan as the chairman of the National Pension System Trust (NPS Trust).
•The trust is responsible for managing funds under the National Pension System (NPS).
• NPS started with the decision of the Government of India to stop defined benefit pensions for all its employees who joined after 1 April 2004.
Que. 3 NTPC’s Quality Control Team from Unchahar ABHYUDAYA has won the “GOLD” award in the 47th International Convention on Quality Control Circle (ICQCC-2022). Who is the current chairman of NTPC Limited?
Answer: The correct answer is Gurdeep Singh.
•NTPC’s Quality Control Team from Unchahar ABHYUDAYA has won the “GOLD” award in the 47th International Convention on Quality Control Circle (ICQCC-2022).
• The convention is being held from 15- 18 Nov 2022 in Jakarta under the theme of “Built Back Better through Quality Efforts”.
•In March 2022, NTPC had been declared the “Dream Employer of the Year” at the 30th Session of the World HRD Congress.
Que. 4 India and_______ held their fifth bilateral cyber policy dialogue on 17th November 2022 in New Delhi.
Answer: The correct answer is Australia.
•India and Australia held their fifth bilateral cyber policy dialogue on 17th Nov 2022 in New Delhi.
•It was held under the aegis of the India- Australia Framework Arrangement on Cyber and Cyber-Enabled Critical Technology Cooperation.
•Moreover, India and Australia will jointly conduct a Cyber Bootcamp, as well as Cyber & Tech Policy Exchanges.
Que. 5 Chemicals and Petrochemicals Secretary Arun Baroka inaugurated the 4th edition of the Indian Chemicals Council’s Sustainability Conclave in_______ on 17th November 2022.
Answer: The correct answer is New Delhi.
• Chemicals and Petrochemicals Secretary Arun Baroka inaugurated 4th edition of Indian Chemicals Council, ICC Sustainability Conclave in New Delhi on 17th Nov 2022.
•Theme of the two-day event is ‘boardrooms to Community-ESG, Carbon Neutrality, Operational Safety, Greener Solutions’.
• The Conclave aims to promote sustainability in the management of the entire life cycle of chemicals.
Que. 6 Who among the following will be the new chairman of India’s top oil and gas producer, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)?
3.Arun Kumar Singh
Answer:The correct answer is Arun Kumar Singh.
•BPCL’s former chairman Arun Kumar Singh will be the new chairman of India’s top oil and gas producer ONGC.
•This will be the first time that a person aged over 60 will be heading a top PSU board-level position.
•He retired from BPCL after attaining the superannuation age in Oct 2022 and was already selected to head the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB).
Que. 7 Phrygian cap has been unveiled as the mascot for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics. The 2024 Olympics and Paralympics will be held in_______
Answer: The correct answer is Paris.
•Phrygian cap has been unveiled as the mascot for the 2024 Paris Olympics & Paralympics.
•These red caps date back to ancient times & were a symbol of the pursuit of liberty in the French Revolution.
•The Paralympic version of the mascot features a prosthetic leg.
•Paris Olympics will take place from 26 July to 11 Aug 2024.
•The Games will feature the debut of breakdancing as an Olympic event.
Que. 8 INS Trikand participated in the Combined Maritime Forces led Operation “________”, which was held from November 6-14, 2022 in the Northwest Arabian Sea.
2.Hind Shakti 1
3.Sea Sword 2
4.Ocean Current 3
Answer:The correct answer is Sea Sword 2.
•INS Trikand participated in the Combined Maritime Forces led Operation “Sea Sword 2”, which was held from Nov 6-14, 2022 in the Northwest Arabian Sea.
•The operation was held to prevent narcotics trade & stop smuggling entities from using the seas for their nefarious activities.
•Earlier, the 26th edition of the multinational maritime exercise “MALABAR 22” culminated in Japan on November 15th.
Que. 9 Cambridge Dictionary has declared the word”_________ “as the 2022 Word Of The Year.
Answer:The correct answer is Homer.
•Cambridge Dictionary has declared the word “homer” as the 2022 Word Of The Year.
• ‘Homer’ refers to a home run in the popular American sport Baseball.
•Cambridge said that the decision to choose this word was influenced by the famous game ‘Wordle’.
•’Homer’ was the top searched word on Cambridge Dictionary in 2022.
• Collins Dictionary’s word of the year 2022: ‘Permacrisis’
•The word is a new edition to Collins, which indicates an era of instability and insecurity.
Que. 10 Who has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Union of the Comoros?
Answer: The correct answer is Bandaru Wilsonbabu.
•IFS officer Bandaru Wilsonbabu has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Union of the Comoros.
•Wilsonbabu is presently working as theIndian ambassador to Madagascar.
• Former VP Venkaiah Naidu visited Comoros in 2019 & It was the first state visit by an Indian political dignitary to the Union.
•The Comoros is an independent country made up of 3 islands in southeastern Africa.