Current Affairs: November 24, 2018
Main current events of November 24, 2018 are as follows:
National Current Events
49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2018), in Panaji, Goa: Lifetime Achievement Award to the Israeli Director and Writer, Dan Wolman
Israel is the Country of Focus for this year’s IFFI while the State in Focus is Jharkhand. Israeli filmmaker Dan Wolman was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural ceremony.
Vice President presents Sri Sathya Sai Awards for Human Excellence at the World Youth Meet in Bengaluru
Vice President presented the Sri Sathya Sai Award for Human Excellence that recognizes individuals, who are doing tremendous work to uplift the society in various parts of the world.
Punjab: CM Amarinder Singh launches year-long celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday launched year-long celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev and set aside their religious and political differences to join his government in making it memorable.
Singer Nahid Afrin of Assam appointed 1st ‘Youth Advocate’ of NE region by the UNICEF to fight for child rights
Nahid Afrin of Assam, appointed as the first ‘Youth Advocate’ of the northeastern region by the UNICEF to fight for child rights to harness their voice as agents of change in society.
IMD develops technology called ‘Impact Based Forecasting Approach’ to assess rise of water level in rivers, reservoirs
‘Impact Based Forecasting Approach’, which shows pre-event scenario, can help to minutely monitor the impact of rain and take real-time decisions.
Economy & Corporate Current Events
7th International Tourism Mart 2018 being organised in Agartala
Tripura hosted three-day 7th International Tourism Mart from November 22 at Agartala in an effort to popularise tourist destinations in the northeastern states
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways issues notification for inclusion of Quadricycles as Non-Transport Vehicles
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has inserted the item ‘Quadricycle’ as a ‘non transport’ vehicle under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988.
World Current Events
Laos: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meets PM Thongloun Sisoulith in capital Vientiane
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Laotian counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith during 9th Joint Commission Meeting held talks to enhance cooperation in key areas like defence, trade, energy and agriculture.
Pakistan: Terror attack targeting Chinese Consulate situated in Karachi foiled, 7 dead
Terror attack targeted at the Chinese Consulate situated in Karachi’s Clifton area was foiled by security forces in Pakistan.
USA: first-ever silent airplane with no moving propellers or jet turbines
Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built and flown the first-ever silent airplane with no moving propellers or jet turbines.
Sports Current Events
Women’s World T20 tournament: Indian women’s cricket lose to England in semifinal
India lost ICC women’s World T20 to England by 8 wickets in the second semi-final at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
2nd Twenty20 International of 3-match series between India and Australia at Melbourne abandoned due to rain
The second T20I between Australia and India was called off just after 10PM local time or 4.30 PM IST with consistent rain.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik releases Men’s Hockey World Cup anthem composed by A.R. Rahman and penned by Gulzar
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik released the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup-2018 anthem ‘Jai Hind, Jai India’, penned by lyricist Gulzar and directed by AR Rahman.
Tvesa Malik wins 16th Leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour in Lucknow
Golfer Tvesa Malik won her fourth title of the season in 16th leg of the Hero women’s Pro Golf Tour at The Palms Golf Club and Resort.
Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi: Simranjit Kaur wins bronze medal.
Indian women boxer Simranjit Kaur won bronze medal in 64 kg category at Women’s World Boxing Championships.