1. England beat Pakistan to win 2022 T20 World Cup
- In cricket, England has won their second T-20 world cup, after defeating Pakistan by five wickets at the Melbourne Cricket ground, Australia on November 13, 2022.
- They are now the only side who are the defending ODI and T20 World Cup champions.
- Sam Curran was named Player of the Match as well as Player of the series.
- Most runs: Indian batsman Virat Kohli (296)
- Most wickets: Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga (15)
- Total number of participants: 16
2. Sri Lanka to host U19 Men's T-20 World Cup 2024
- International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the venue for Under-19 Men's and Women's T-20 World cup.
- Under-19 Men's:
- The 2024 Under -19 men’s T-20 World Cup will be hosted by Sri Lanka.
- The 2026 edition will be staged in Zimbabwe and Namibia.
- Under-19 Women's:
- The 2025 Under -19 women’s T20 World Cup will be held in Malaysia and Thailand.
- The 2027 Under -19 women’s event will be jointly hosted by Bangladesh and Nepal.
National & International Appointments
3. Natasa Pirc Musar becomes first female president of Slovenia
- Nataša Pirc Musar (Lawyer, 54) has won a runoff vote to become Slovenia’s first female president.
- Pirc Musar has secured 54% of the votes, while her rival, former Foreign Minister Andze Logar has won 46%.
- She is a former TV presenter who became an influential lawyer.
- She campaigned on human rights, the rule of law and social welfare issues.
- She had also represented former US first lady, Melania Trump in copyright and other cases in her native Slovenia.
4. DigiLocker integrated with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission
- DigiLocker has successfully integrated with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, so that users can digitally store their health records and link them with their Ayushman Bharat health account.
- Aim: Digital Empowerment of citizens by providing access to authentic digital documents.
- The issued documents in the DigiLocker system are deemed to be at par with the original physical documents.
- With this, users can now utilize DigiLocker as a Personal Health Records app.
5. World Diabetes Day 2022: 14 November
- The World Diabetes Day is observed every year on November 14 to bring the attention of the people to health threats posed by diabetes.
- The theme of World Diabetes Day 2022 is “access to diabetes education"
- This day was first observed in the year 1991 by the declaration of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and World Health Organisation (WHO).
- This day mark the birth anniversary of Frederick Banting, who, along with Charles Best, have discovered insulin.
Summits & Conferences
6. PM Modi to embark on three-day visit to Indonesia
- PM Modi has embarked the visit to Indonesia from November 14, to attend the 17th G20 Summit in Bali.
- Summit theme: "Recover Together, Recover Stronger”.
- Three working sessions will be held as part of the G20 Summit Agenda.
- These are food and energy security, health, and digital transformation.
- At the closing session, the Indonesian President will symbolically hand over the G20 Presidency to PM Modi.
- India will formally assume G20 Presidency from December, 2022.
7. World Kindness Day 2022: 13 November
- The World Kindness Day is observed November 13 every year to promote kindness and support this fundamental attribute that links people from all walks of life.
- The theme for World Kindness Day 2022 is 'Kindness makes you live longer'.
- This day was commenced in 1998 by an organisation named World Kindness Movement during the 1997 Tokyo conference.
- In 2019, under Swiss law, this organisation was registered as an official NGO.
8. Shiva Thapa clinches silver medal at Asian Boxing Championships
- Shiva Thapa has clinched a silver medal at the 2022 Asian Elite Boxing Championships held in Amman, Jordan.
- He had to settle for a silver medal after losing to Uzbekistan’s Ruslan Abdullayev in the men’s 63-kg finals.
- India finished the Championships with 12 medals, which included four gold, two silver and six bronze.
- All the gold medals came through women’s boxers, Lovlina Borgohain, Saweety Boora, Parveen and Alfiya Pathan.
9. West Midlands to host Kabaddi World Cup in 2025
- The World Kabaddi Federation (WKF) has announced that the West Midlands will host the 2025 Kabaddi World Cup.
- The tournament will take place across the West Midlands during the first quarter of 2025.
- The UK region will become the first destination outside of Asia to host this prestigious global tournament.
- The 2025 Kabaddi World Cup will be organized by England Kabaddi, Scottish Kabaddi, and the British Kabaddi League.
- President of World Kabaddi Federation: Ashok Das
10. 7th Edition of Amur Falcon Festival observed in Manipur
- The 7th edition of the Amur Falcon Festival has celebrated in Tamenglong district, Imphal, Manipur.
- Aim: To spread awareness about the protection and conservation of the Amur Falcon.
- Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis) is the world’s longest-flying migratory bird.
- It is generally celebrated in the first or second week of November to strengthen human-nature relationships.
- The first edition of the Amur Falcon Festival was celebrated in 2015.