Current Affairs: November 26, 2018
Main current events of November 26, 2018 are as follows:
National Current Events
Anupam Roy wins Emerging Artist Award 2018 given by Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA)
Delhi-based artist Anupam Roy won the Emerging Artist Award 2018 by the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) for his large-scale drawings and paintings which speaks about systemic violence and injustice. It is given annually to promote young artists who are studying or practising in India, and demonstrate extraordinary skill and promise in the visual arts.
Bihar: CM Nitish Kumar unveils 70-feet tall statue of Lord Buddha
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled a second tallest statue of Buddha in the country which is 70-feet at Rajgir in Nalanda district.
Veteran Congress leader and former Railway Minister C. K. Jaffer Sharief dies in Bengaluru at 85
A veteran parliamentarian from Bengaluru North and Bengaluru Rural Lok Sabha constituencies was Union Railway Minister from 1991-1995 under the PV Narasimha Rao government at the Centre.
Economy & Corporate Current Events
Devadas Mallya Mangalore, Chairman of InterGlobe Aviation which operates airline IndiGo, dies
Devadas Mallya Mangalore was the chairman of the company that operates IndiGo airline. He had served as chairman and managing director of Bank of Baroda and Bank of Maharashtra.
World Current Events
United Kingdom’s withdrawal agreement from the European Union approved by EU leaders in Brussels
UK’s withdrawal from EU approved after 20 months of negotiations. Move was supported by 27 members in Brussels.
First-ever India Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue held at St. Petersburg; Indian delegation led by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar
The two-day India – Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue will discuss the development of bilateral ties in trade, investment, technology and industry, transport, agriculture and agro-processing, Small and Medium Enterprises, digital transformation and frontier technologies and industrial cooperation.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women observed on Nov 25, theme: ‘Orange the World: #HearMeToo’
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women highlights that violence against women is as serious cause of death and incapacity as cancer among women of reproductive age. This year’s theme is ‘Orange the World: #HearMeToo. The color orange is used to draw global attention to the issue, while the hashtag is encouraged to amplify the message of survivors and activists and to put them at the centre of the conversation and response. The theme also aims to broaden the global conversation and highlight the voices and activism of all survivors of violence and advocates around the world.
Roscosmos (Russia’s state space corporation) to venture into the Internet of things (IoT) with the launch of a new satellite system named ‘Marathon’
Roscosmos has ventured into the Internet of things (IoT) with the launch of a new satellite system named ‘Marathon’. The new satellite system will be a part of Russia’s Sphere satellite constellation which will be fully established by 2026.
Sports Current Events
Syed Modi International Badminton in Lucknow: Sameer Verma (men’s), China’s Han Yue (women’s) win Singles titles
India’s Sameer Verma defeated Lu Guangzu of China in the men’s singles. China’s Han Yue won women’s Singles titles by defeating Sauna Nehwal.
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: Australia beat England by 8 wickets in final at North Sound (Antigua)
Australia (106/2 in 15.1) beat England (105 in 19.4) by 8 wickets in final in ICC Women’s T20 World Cup at North Sound Antigua.
India beat Australia in 3rd T20 international at Sydney, level 3-match series 1-1
India (168/4 in 19.4) beat Australia (164/6 in 20) by 6 wickets in 3rd T20 international at Sydney, level 3-match series 1-1.
Formula I: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton winner of fifth Formula One title, won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
World Women’s Boxing Championships in New Delhi: M C Mary Kom named best boxer
Mary Kom won sixth title in the World women’s boxing championships at Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex. India end with 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.