Current Affairs: November 23, 2018

Main current events of November 23, 2018 are as follows:

National Current Events
Centre approves construction of Kartarpur corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district to International Border to enable Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan throughout the year

Union Cabinet has approved Kartarpur corridor project  from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district to International Border with all modern amenities and facilities will be implemented with Central Government funding. It will provide a smooth and easy passage to pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib throughout the year.
President Ramnath Kovind meets Australia’s PM Scott John Morrison in Sydney

President Ram Nath Kovind addressed Australia India business council in Sydney. He unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Paraamatta and addressed the Indian community gathered in large number.
Term of commission (headed by Justice G. Rohini) examining the issue of sub-categorization of OBCs in the central list extended till May 31, 2019

The commission was mandated to examine the extent of inequitable distribution of benefits of reservation among the castes or communities in the central list of OBCs.
SC sets aside Madras HC judgment granting 196 marks to candidates who took NEET-UG exam in Tamil language

NEET-UG examination will be held by the newly constituted National Testing Agency instead of the CBSE awarding 196 grace marks to the NEET-UG 2018 aspirants who had opted to write the test in Tamil language on account of error in translation.
CCEA approves continuation “Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)” scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved continuation of the nine sub-schemes of the umbrella scheme “Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)” that will provide improved weather, climate and ocean forecast and services, thereby ensuring transfer of commensurate benefits to the various services like Public weather service, disaster management, Agro-meteorological Services, Aviation services, Environmental monitoring services, Hydro-meteorological services, climate services, tourism, pilgrimage, power generation, water management, Sports and adventure.
Cabinet approves setting up of Medical College at Silvassa in the UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli

The Cabinet has approved the Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018 for regulation and standardization of education and services by allied and healthcare professionals and setting up of Medical College in Silvassa in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Economy & Corporate Current Events
PM lays foundation stone to mark the commencement of work for City Gas Distribution (CGD) project

Prime Minister launched 10th CGD Bidding Round in 50 GAs under Urja Sangam, a global meet on hydrocarbons.
Uber Eats ropes in Alia Bhatt as India brand ambassador

Uber Eats, the food delivery arm of ride-hailing major Uber has appointed actor Alia Bhatt as its brand ambassador in India.
Wheebox, PeopleStrong and CII jointly launch India Skills Report on employment scenario in the country

India Skills Report 2017, a joint initiative by PeopleStrong and Wheebox in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), was launched at CII’s Global Skills Summit in Hyderabad.
World Current Events
World COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Day observed on November 21
The World COPD organised on November 21 by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) in collaboration with health care professionals and COPD patient groups. It aims at raising awareness about the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease for patients around the world. The theme for the 2018 World COPD day is ‘Never too early, never too late’.
USA, South Korea scale down annual Foal Eagle joint military exercise scheduled in 2019 to facilitate talks with North Korea

The United States and South Korea started an annual joint military exercise, Foal Eagle to facilitate nuclear talks with North Korea.

Nandita Das wins FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) Award at 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane

Filmmaker Nandita Das will be honoured with the International Federation of Film Producers Associations( FIAPF) Award at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane in recognition of her achievement in film in the Asia Pacific region.
Sports Current Events
Coffee table book titled ‘The Illustrated History of Indian Hockey: A Saga of Triumph, Pain and Dreams’ released

‘The Illustrated History of Indian Hockey: A Saga of Triumph, Pain and Dreams’ shows India’s performance in the sport since the 1928 Olympics and other key international events providing exhaustive, in-depth information including the World Cups, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.
India’s Lovlina Borgohain wins bronze in 69kg in the Women’s World Boxing Championship in New Delhi

M C Mary Kom won sixth gold medal by reaching the 48kg final. Lovlina Borgohain won bronze in 69kg in the Women’s World Boxing Championship.




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