Current Affairs: November 22, 2018

Main current events of November 22, 2018 are as follows:

National Current Events
Bihar: 32-day long Sonepur cattle fair, Asia’s largest, starts in Saran district

Sonepur cattle fair is one of Bihar’s most prominent events was inaugurated and has been taking place since Mughal period. A book ‘Mela Darpan’ provides all types of information regarding the fair and all other programmes lined up for the event.
Manipur: Defence Minister inaugurates 10-day long annual Sangai tourism festival in Imphal

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will inaugurate the ‘Manipur Sangai Festival’. It will be attended by dignitaries from Assam, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh; and countries like Thailand and South Korea.
Sangai Festival named after the state animal, Sangai, the brow-antlered deer found only in Manipur

The ‘Manipur Sangai Festival’ is named after Manipur’s state animal ‘Sangai’ is being held at three major location at Mao, Imphal and Keibul Lamjao National Park(the place where Sangai-Brow Antlered Deer lives), to showcase the rich culture, traditions of the state.
Union Environment Ministry’s Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) wins Asia Environment Enforcement Awards

The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has been selected among the winners of the Asia Environment Enforcement Awards for its work in combating trans-boundary environmental crime.
Union HRD Minister launches ‘Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)’ Program of MHRD’s Innovation Cell

The HRD Ministry established an innovation cell at the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) with an aim to brainstorm new ideas about promoting innovation in all higher education institutions (HEIs) across the country.
NASI (National Academy of Sciences India) SCOPUS Young Scientist Awards-2018 presented to winners in New Delhi

The Scopus Young Scientist Awards is part of an Elsevier’s global initiative to support early career researchers in their quest to advance the frontiers of science across a broad range of disciplines. In 2009, India adopted through Elsevier’s collaboration with The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI). It honours outstanding young researchers in India who are building their careers in academic research, helping them gain recognition for their work.
Defence Minister of Singapore Ng Eng Hen meets his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman in Visakhapatnam

Singapore Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen and Ms Sitaraman attended 3rd India-Singapore Defence Minister dialogue in Visakhapatnam for the renewal of Bilateral Agreement for Conduct of Joint Army Training as well as exercises for Singapore Armed Forces in India.
Economy & Corporate Current Events
IIM Calcutta Innovation Park and Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) sign MoU

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park and Indian Chamber of Commerce(ICC) signed a MoU for energizing the startup ecosystem in East and Northeast India which will bring incubator and industry together in a more formal way.
Italian superbike maker Ducati launches Panigale V4 R priced at Rs 51.8 lakh

Italian super bike maker Ducati launched Panigale V4 R in India priced at Rs 51.87 lakh (ex-showroom). It will be limited to just five units in India and bookings for the motorcycle are now open across all Ducati dealerships in the country.
Indians are the most vacation deprived nation in the world: Expedia Vacation Deprivation Survey

The survey ranks India as the 5th most vacation deprived country globally, just after South Korea, France, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.
World Current Events
World Fisheries Day and World Television Day observed on November 21

World Fisheries Day is celebrated every year on November 21 to highlight the importance of healthy oceans ecosystems and to ensure sustainable stocks of fisheries in the world.
Kim Jong-yang of South Korea becomes new President of Interpol

Interpol has elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as its new president.
Morocco launches its second earth observation satellite, Mohammed VI-B, from French Guiana

Morocco launched its second earth observation satellite, Mohammed VI-B from French Guiana. It can take very high-resolution images.
Sports Current Events
Vidarbha batsman Wasim Jaffer becomes 1st batsman to score 11,000 runs in Ranji Trophy

Wasim Jaffer became the highest run-scorer in the history of Ranji Trophy with a brilliant 153 off 284 balls for Vidarbha against Baroda.

Australia beat India by 4 runs in opening T20 International at Brisbane

India lost to Australia by 4 runs, in the first Twenty-20 International of the three-match series at Brisbane.

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