Current Affairs : November 12, 2018

Main current events of November 12, 2018 are as follows:

National Current Events

130th birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad observed as National Education Day on November 11

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, 1st education minister’s 130th birth anniversary is celebrated on 11th of November. He received Sangeet Natak Academy, Lalit Kala Academy and Sahitya Academy awards.
Jharkhand: CRPF launches language, culture course for better intelligence against Naxals

CRPF launched a special program for its  troops aimed to gather vital intelligence against Naxal operatives and build a camaraderie with the local population.
Fisheries ministers of South Indian states decide to implement the Minimum Legal Size (MLS) measure recommended by the CMFRI to curb juvenile fishing

Fisheries ministers of south indian states have implemented the Minimum Legal Size (MLS) measure recommended by the CMFRI to check juvenile fishinng and ability to protect juvenile fish, maintain spawning stocks and control the sizes of fish netted.
Economy & Corporate Current Events
International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2018) being organised in New DelhiInternational Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2018) being organised in New Delhi by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is organizing #InnovateToINSPIRE, a start-up challenge for green energy innovations at the International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) – 2018. It is organized in association with the World Resources Institute and the World Bank.
Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) in New Delhi from November 9 to 11

Three day event was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar, “Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities, 2018” tobenhance strategies for strengthening IT skills of youth with disabilities.
ADB to provide USD 13 million loan to EESL to promote efficient energy usage in India

ADB and the Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) signed a USD 13 million grant, provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to install millions of energy-efficient lights on streets, homes and energy-efficient water pumps across India.

World Current Events
Sri Lanka: PM Mahinda Rajapaksa leaves President Sirisena’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), joins the newly-formed Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP)

The former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, obtained the membership of the SLPP(Sri Lanka Freedom Party).
World leaders observe centenary of the end of First World War in Paris on November 11

In Paris, biggest event marking the occasion of 100th anniversary of 1st world war attended by over 100 world leaders and dignitaries.
Sports Current Events
Hikaru Nakamura wins Tata Steel India Rapid Chess tournament in Kolkata

Hikaru Nakamura of USA won the Tata Steel Chess India Rapid tournament

Saurav Ghosal defeats Zahed Salem to win men’s singles title at Kolkata International $30,000 PSA squash tournament

Saurav Ghosal won the title defeating Zahed Salem of Egypt 3-2 in the final of the Kolkata International.
Istanbul Marathon: Kenya’s Felix Kimutai wins men’s race in 2:09:57, compatriot Ruth Chepngetich wins women’s race in 2:18:35

Felix Kimutai and Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya won respective men’s and women’s categories in Istanbul Marathon which is the only marathon route that covers two continents in the world.

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