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Daily Current Affairs 22 November 2019: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 22 November 2019. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 22 November 2019. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 22 November 2019 Current affairs test.

National News

1. Book ‘The Game Changers: Transforming India’

  • Book ‘The Game changers: Transforming India’ is authored by Vir Sanghvi.
  • TheGame Changers explores this change, and the people who have wrought it. Asma Khan, a former journalist who found a place on Netflix’s Chef ’s Table; Karan Johar, the man who made romance fashionable despite a terrible lack of it, while struggling with his sexuality; Arnab Goswami, who the millennials think ‘invented’ TV news; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw who first learnt how to brew beer and then set up a global biotech conglomerate; Gaggan Anand whose ‘Progressive Cuisine’ is what food fantasies are made of; Shashi Tharoor whose best-selling books make big ideas accessible to the general reader.
  • Vir Sanghvi is probably the best-known Indian journalist of his generation. He became editor of Bombay magazine at twenty-two, making him the youngest editor in the history of Indian journalism. He went on to edit Imprint and Sunday, then India’s largest-selling weekly newsmagazine. From 1999 to 2004, he was Editor of the Hindustan Times before being promoted to Editorial Director, a post he held till 2007, after which he continued at the paper as a columnist and advisor. His television career has included several award-winning shows on the Star TV Network, NDTV and CNN TV 18. He has a parallel career as India’s leading food and travel writer. His many books include the best- selling Men of Steel, Rude Food (which won the Cointreau prize for Best Food Literature book in the world), MadhavraoScindia, A Life and Mandate: Will of the People.

2. National Institute of Sowa Rigpa

  • Government of India has approved the establishment of the National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa in Leh, Ladakh.
  • It is with the mandate to undertake interdisciplinary education and research programmes in Sowa-Rigpa
  • “Sowa-Rigpa” commonly known as Amchi system of medicine is one of the oldest, Living and well documented medical tradition of the world. It has been popularly practice in Tibet, Magnolia, Bhutan, some parts of China, Nepal, Himalayan regions of India and few parts of former Soviet Union etc.

3. Arundhati scheme

  • Assam Government has approved Arundhati scheme to provide 1 Tola Gold to Brides free of cost.
  • For economically weaker section of the society whose annual income is below Rs 5 lakh irrespective of caste, creed, religion etc.
  • Assam Governor: Jagdish Mukhi || Capital: Dispur || Chief Minister: Sarbananda Sonowal

4. Indian Army’s first female JAG officer

  • Lieutenant Colonel Jyoti Sharma has been appointed as Indian Army’s first female Judge Advocate General officer to be deployed on a foreign mission.
  • She will serve the Government of Seychelles as a legal expert.

International News

1. Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019

  • Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik from Odisha has received the Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019.
  • He created a 10-foot high sand sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi.

2. Shaheen-1 Missile

  • Pakistan has conducted a successful launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-1.
  • President: Arif Alvi || Capital: Islamabad || Currency: Pakistani rupee || Prime minister: Imran Khan || Population: 19.7 crores (2017)

3. ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meet

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM Plus) in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • ASEAN: Headquarters: Jakarta, Indonesia || Founded: 8 August 1967
  • Membership. 10 States ― Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Business News

1. Urban Mobility India Conference and Expo 2019

  • The 12th edition of Urban Mobility India Conference and Expo 2019 was held in Lucknow.
  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has been awarded with ‘Green Metro project – An Initiative for Sustainable and Viable Urban Transport’ at the 12th edition of Urban Mobility India Conference and Expo 2019.
  • The Delhi Metro is a rapid transit system serving Delhi and its satellite cities of Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Bahadurgarh and Ballabhgarh, in the National Capital Region of India.
  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited, abbreviated to DMRC, is a Centre-state Public Sector company that operates the Delhi Metro. The DMRC is also involved in the planning and implementation of metro rail, monorail, and high-speed rail projects in India and abroad.
  • CEO: Mangu Singh || Headquarters: New Delhi || Founded: 3 May 1995, New Delhi || Type of business: Centre-State owned

2. ‘Tap Water Quality’ study in India

  • The ‘Tap Water Quality’ study was conducted as per directions of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs Food & Public Distribution to check the quality of piped drinking water being supplied in the country in keeping with the objectives of the Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • Mumbai has topped the ranking for tap water quality while Delhi is at the bottom, with 11 out of 11 samples failing on 19 parameters.

3. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with Health ministry

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  • Ministry of health and family welfare has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to focus on innovation, best practices and enhancing performance management.
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, previously the William H. Gates Foundation, is an American private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. Based in Seattle, Washington, it was launched in 2000 and is reported to be the largest private foundation in the world, holding $50.7 billion in assets.
  • Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, United States

4. PETA India’s Person of the Year

  • Virat Kohli was named PETA India’s ‘Person of the Year for 2019’.
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is an American animal rights organization based in Norfolk, Virginia, and led by Ingrid Newkirk, its international president.
  • Headquarters: Norfolk, Virginia, United States || Founded: 22 March 1980 || President: Ingrid Newkirk

Sports News

1. President of Gymnastics Federation of India

  • Sudhir Mital has been elected as president of the Gymnastics Federation of India.
  • Gymnastics Federation of India: Headquarters: Mumbai || Founded: 1952.

2. Indian Personality of the Year Award (Sports)

  • Wrestler Bajrang Punia has been conferred ‘Indian Personality of the Year Award’ (Sports) at the Indo Arab Leaders Summit & Awards 2019 in Dubai.
  • Visionary Leaders of the Year (Sports): Powerlifter Mahant Gaurav Sharma

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