Daily GK Update: 18th November 2022

By Neha Bisarya|Updated : November 18th, 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. Sharath Kamal becomes first Indian to elected in ITTF Athletes' Commission

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  • Achanta Sharath Kamal (TT Player) has become the first Indian to be elected in the Athletes’ Commission of the International Table Tennis Federation.
  • He will serve in the Commission from 2022 to 2026.
  • Elected Athletes: Elizabeta Samara, Achanta Sharath Kamal, Daniely Rios, Omar Assar, Melissa Tapper, Stefan Fegerl, Jon Persson, and Liu Shiwen
  • Elected Para-Athletes: Ingela Lundback and Kelly van Zon
  • Sharath is also selected for 2022 Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.
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 National & International Appointments

2. Sandhya Devanathan appointed as head of Meta India

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  • Meta has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as the Vice President and Head of Meta India.
  • She will take charge on January 1, 2023 and will report to Dan Neary (Vice President, Meta APAC).
  • She joined Meta in 2016 and build out the Singapore and Vietnam businesses and teams as well as Meta’s e-commerce initiatives in Southeast Asia.
  • Presently, she is working as Vice President - Asia-Pacific, Gaming at Meta.
  • Prior to this, she worked with Citibank and Standard Chartered.
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 National & International Appointments

3. C V Ananda Bose appointed as Governor of West Bengal

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  • Former IAS officer, C V Ananda Bose has been appointed as the Governor of West Bengal.
  • He is a 1977 batch (retired) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Kerala cadre.
  • He has replaced Manipur Governor, La Ganesan, who had taken the additional charge of West Bengal since after the incumbent Jagdeep Dhankhar was nominated as the vice president candidate.
  • He had worked as an administrator in the National Museum and district collector of Quilon district in Kerala.
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 Books & Authors

4. Michelle Obama's book 'The Light We Carry' released

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  • Michelle Obama has released her new book titled, 'The Light We Carry' in November 2022.
  • This book is a collection of practices and perspectives to deal with challenging times.
  • The book will be published simultaneously in 14 languages and 27 countries around the world.
  • Her memoir, “Becoming” was one of the best-selling books of all time, that was released in 2018.
  • She served as first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.
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 National & International Appointments

5. Suraj Bhan appointed as chairman of NPS Trust

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  • Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA) has appointed Suraj Bhan as the chairman of the National Pension System Trust (NPS Trust) with effect from November 12, 2022.
  • He has been a Trustee on the Board of NPS Trust since 2018.
  • He joined the Indian Economic Service in 1983 and retired as Director General of Labour Bureau, Chandigarh, in January 2018.
  • About PFRDA:
    • Founded: 23 August 2003
    • HQ: New Delhi
    • Chairperson: Supratim Bandyopadhyay
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 State Affairs

6. Tamil Nadu introduces India’s first elephant death audit framework

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  • Forest Department of Tamil Nadu has introduced, first of its kind initiative in India, an elephant death audit framework.
  • Reason: Detailed and transparent process for recording and monitoring elephant deaths.
  • The document also help to study the conditions of avoidable and unnatural deaths, while preparing developing preventative strategies.
  • It also specifies a methodical standard process for carrying out an autopsy to ascertain the causes of an elephant's demise.
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 Summits & Conferences

7. 4th Edition of Indian Chemicals Council Sustainability Conclave

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  • Secretary Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Arun Baroka has inaugurated 4th Indian Chemicals Council (ICC) Sustainability Conclave in New Delhi.
  • Theme: Boardrooms to Community-ESG, Carbon Neutrality, Operational Safety, Greener Solutions
  • Aim: Promote sustainability in the management of the entire life cycle of chemicals.
  • It was jointly organized by UNEP,  International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) in cooperation with MoC&F and MoEF&CC.
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 National Affairs

8. India becomes the world's second largest producer of steel

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  • Minister of Steel, Jyotiraditya Scindia has informed that India has become the second largest producer of steel at global scale.
  • The per capita steel consumption grew from 57.8 kilogram to 78 kilogram, with a registered growth of 50% in the last 8 years.
  • In case of installed capacity of steel, the country has moved from 100 million tonnes a year to almost 150 million tonnes.
  • China is the biggest steel producing country, which accounted for 57% of world steel production
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 State Affairs

9. Tripura CM launches ‘Amar Sarkar’ portal

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  • Tripura chief minister, Manik Saha has launched a new portal, ‘Amar Sarkar’ with an aim to provide bridge between the people and the government.
  • The portal will help people to register their problems and complaints through village committee officials.
  • A total of 78 departments, including the panchayat department, has been included in the webportal.
  • Earlier, the state government had launched the ‘Har Ghar Sushasan’ initiative.
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 Banking & Finance

10. InsuranceDekho partners with LIC to offer latter's products

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  • InsuranceDekho has teamed with Life Insurance Corp of India to provide the latter's products on its platform.
  • This partnership will help to provide insurance policies and establish 100% penetration in the remotest towns of the country.
  • Currently, InsuranceDekho has more than 330 products from 45 insurers on its platform.
  • LIC (India's largest life insurer) has been looking to enhance and diversify its distribution mix through partnerships and tie-ups.
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 Important Dates

11. World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022: 18 - 24 November

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  • World Antimicrobial Awareness Week is observed every year from November 18 to 24.
  • Aim: To spread awareness about antibiotic or antimicrobial resistance.
  • Theme 2022: Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together
  • According to WHO, Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines.
  • This day was first observed in 2015.
  • WHO HQ: Geneva, Switzerland; Chief: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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 Banking & Finance

12. SEBI introduces new option for appointment, removal of Independent Director

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  • SEBI has introduced a new option for appointment and removal of independent directors from the boards of companies.
  • Two parameters: (1) threshold for ordinary resolution, (2) threshold for majority of minority shareholders.
  • Currently, a special resolution to be passed, in which 75% of 'yes' votes are needed from a company's board.
  • Under the alternate mechanism, if the special resolution does not get the requisite majority, then two other thresholds would be tested.
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 Obituaries

13. Veteran Punjabi actor, Daljeet Kaur passes away

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  • Daljeet Kaur, a veteran actor well-known for her lead roles in several superhit Punjabi movies, has been passed away at 69 due to brain tumour.
  • She started her career in movies with 'Daaz' in 1976.
  • She has starred in several hit movies, including 'Putt Jattan De' (1983), 'Mamla Garbar Hai' (1983), 'Ki Banu Duniya Da' (1986), 'Patola' (1988) and 'Saida Jogan' (1979).
  • Daljeet Kaur was also a national hockey and kabaddi player.
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Daily GK Update: 18th November 2022

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