Current Affairs: November 29, 2018

Main current events of November 29, 2018 are as follows:

49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2018) ends in Panaji, Goa

The 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will ended in Goa. Master writer Salim Khan will be honoured with the IFFI special award for his lifetime contribution to cinema at the closing ceremony.
Ukrainian film Donbass, directed by Sergei Loznitsa, wins Golden Peacock award for Best Film

The Golden Peacock along with cash prize of Rs 40 lakh for the best film went to Ukraine-Russia co-production ‘Donbass’ by director Sergei Loznitsa. And the best actor (female) was given to Anastasiia Pustovit also for a Ukrainian film ‘When the Trees Fall’.
Lijo Jose Pellissery wins Silver Peacock

Lijo Jose Pellissery won the Silver Peacock for Best Director for the Malayalam film Ee.Ma.Yau, a stunning satire on death and how it affects human lives.
Best Actor (Male) Award won by Chemban Vinod

The Best Actor (Male) Award went to Chemban Vinod for his portrayal of ‘Eeshi’ in in Ee.Ma.Yau.
Best Actor (Female) Award won by Anastasiia Pustovit

Anastasiia Pustovit won the Best Actor (Female) Award for her portrayal of a teenage girl ‘Larysa’ in the Ukrainian film When the Trees Fall.
Centenary Award won by Alberto Monteras II

Centenary Award for the best debut feature film of a director went to Alberto Monteras II for the Philippines film ‘Respeto’.
Walking with the Wind’, directed by Praveen Morchhale, won The ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal

The ICFT-Unesco Gandhi Medal awarded for films made on the themes of peace, harmony and unity went to Ladakhi film ‘Walking with the Wind’ by director Praveen Morchhale.
Salim Khan honoured with IFFI 2018 Special Award

Legendary screenwriter Salim Khan will be honoured with IFFI Special Award for his lifetime contribution to cinema.
National Current Events
Supreme Court in 2:1 verdict upholds constitutional validity of death penalty

The Supreme Court commuted the death penalty of a convict accused of killing three people including two women. In a 2:1 majority judgement, the bench upheld the constitutional validity of the death penalty.
Centre allocates Rs 321.69 crore under the Nirbhaya Fund

The Centre has allocated Rs 321.69 crore under the Nirbhaya Fund for the implementation of the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) project across the country, marking the commencement of a single number (112) based emergency services which will connect to police, fire, health and other helplines through an Emergency Response Centre in the state.
Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to launch single emergency number ‘112’

Himachal Pradesh becomes the first state to launch a pan-India single emergency number ‘112’ where all kinds of immediate help can be sought in urgent matters. Under this project, an Emergency Response Centre (ERC) has been established in Shimla along with 12 district command centres (DCCs).
Maharashtra government to make available “chains” (necklaces) with a panic button

The Maharashtra government made the “chains” (necklaces) with a panic button for women which can be used to send a distress signal to police in emergency.
Indian Ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri attend groundbreaking ceremony of Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan

Union ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri crossed over to Pakistan through Attari-Wagah border to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of Kartarpur corridor.
Indian Navy Commander and Captain honoured for Kerala flood rescue work at the ‘Straits Times Asian of the Year’ awards in Singapore

An Indian Navy commander (Pilot) Vijay Varma and Captain (Pilot) P Rajkumar

honoured at the ‘Asian of The Year’ awards, acknowledging their selfless service and bravery in rescue operations during the devastating floods in Kerala.
Arvind Saxena appointed as the Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Arvind Saxena, acting chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) since June, was appointed as the Chairman of the commission. He will replace Vinay Mittal.
Economy & Corporate Current Events
Gender wage gap highest in India, women are paid 34% less than men: ILO

International Labour Organisation (ILO), according to National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), estimated India’s gender pay gap has been decreasing and in 2012 stood at 34 per cent from 48 per cent in 1993. Gender pay gap is mostly calculated in four main areas – formal and informal workforce across urban and rural areas.
Govt. appoints Larsen & Toubro Group Chairman A. M. Naik as Chairman of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)

The government appointed Larsen & Toubro Group Chairman A M Naik as the chairman of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
Under Naik’s leadership, the corporation apart from its engagement in executing skilling modules, should also be a think-tank providing direction and necessary guidance for creating a demand-based skilling ecosystem in the country.
World Current Events
Slovenia’s army is headed by a woman with appointment of Major General Alenka Ermenc as Chief of Staff

Slovenia appointed Major General Alenka Ermenc as chief of staff, becoming the only NATO country whose armed forces are headed by a woman.
World Gold Council appoints David Tait as its next CEO

The World Gold Council announced the appointment of David Tait as its next CEO. He will succeed Aram Shishmanian.
Sports Current Events
Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar: India beat South Africa
India beat South Africa 5-0 Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar at Kalinga Stadium.

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