|1.||In Sao Paulo, George Russell won the Brazilian Grand Prix.||8.||The RBI has fined nine cooperative banks money.|
|2.||The Indian Army has erected 3D-printed permanent defences in Eastern Ladakh.||9.||On the Climate Change Performance Index, India rose two positions.|
|3.||On November 17, 2022, Kashi Tamil Sangamam will begin in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.||10.||In October, India’s exports of goods fell 17% to $29.78 billion.|
|4.||The actor G Shivarama Krishnamurthy from Telugu recently passed away.||11.||The UN reports that on November 15, there were 8 billion people on the planet.|
|5.||National Press Day is on November 16, 2022.||12.||Power System Operation Corporation Limited shall now go by the name Grid Controller of India Limited.|
|6.||The LEED-IT Summit was held in Sweden and India.||13.||MC Gagan Narang, Mirabai Chanu, Mary Kom, and PV Sindhu have all been chosen to serve on the IOA Athletes Commission.|
|7.||The Madhya Pradesh government has put the Panchayats Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act into effect.||14.||Inflation based on wholesale prices decreased from 10.70% in September to 8.39% in October.|
|1.||In Sao Paulo, George Russell won the Brazilian Grand Prix.||Russell helped Mercedes win the Brazilian Grand Prix, giving it its first victory of the 2022 season.|
The race’s second-place finisher was Lewis Hamilton.
Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz finished third and fourth, respectively, in the race.
The top division of open-wheel, single-seater formula racing automobiles is known as Formula One.
|2.||The Indian Army has erected 3D-printed permanent defences in Eastern Ladakh.||At the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh, they are placed up. They can survive fire from tanks.|
They can be set up quickly—within 36 to 48 hours—and moved from one location to another.
The Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army has built 3D-printed permanent defences for the first time in the desert region.
A 3D-printed shelter for officers and junior commissioned officers has been built in the desert area, according to a news statement from the Indian Army.
According to the press release, four additional comparable double-storey shelters are also being built in Zuluk’s Eastern Theatre.
According to the press release, each shelter can house 64 people, and building will only take 25 days.
|3.||On November 17, 2022, Kashi Tamil Sangamam will begin in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.||As a part of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav,” the central government is organising the month-long Kashi Tamil Sangamam.|
From 17 November to 16 December 2022, Sangamam is scheduled.
The Government of India’s Ministry of Education is in charge of organising the programme.
The program’s host university is Banaras Hindu University.
During this month, representatives from 12 different categories will travel to Kashi from Tamil Nadu. They will communicate with their opposite numbers.
Amit Kumar Gupta, the samgamam’s nodal officer, announced that delegates would be treated to twenty different varieties of South Indian cuisine.
Additionally, they will have the chance to sample Kashi specialties like malaiyyo, kachori, and banarasi paan.
|4.||The actor G Shivarama Krishnamurthy from Telugu recently passed away.||He was commonly referred to as Krishna. In Tenemanasulu, his debut performance, in 1964.|
He played the lead in roughly 350 movies. Mahesh Babu, his son, is a well-known Telugu movie actor.
He is praised for playing Alluri Seetharama Raju in that iconic role.
Additionally, Simhasanam, the first Telugu 70mm film, was produced and directed by him.
He is referred to as the James Bond of Telugu movies by his admirers.
|5.||National Press Day is on November 16, 2022.||The 16th of November is designated as National Press Day each year.|
Recognizing the value of an independent, ethical press in a democratic society is a cause for celebration.
The founding of the Press Council of India is commemorated.
Since 1997, the Council has commemorated the day in a significant way by holding seminars on pertinent subjects.
To safeguard press freedom in India, the First Five Press Commission intended to establish a Press Council in 1956.
A statutory and quasi-judicial authority that serves as a watchdog to regulate the behaviour of the print media is the Press Council of India. Under the Press Council Act of 1978, it functions.
|6.||The LEED-IT Summit was held in Sweden and India.||On November 15, Sweden and India sponsored the LEED-IT Summit in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, in conjunction with COP 27.|
The LEED-IT programme is concentrated on the objective of a low-carbon transition and seeks to lead industrial transformation.
The transition to a low-carbon economy might be decades delayed without co-development, according to Bhupendra Yadav, minister of environment, forests, and climate change. Co-development is the only way to achieve the targets the world has set for itself.
He said that the industrial sector’s transition to a low-carbon economy would have numerous other advantages in addition to lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
The Conference Statement was adopted by the LEAD-IT members, capping off the summit.
It highlights the dedication to advancing the low-carbon transition.
Existing members are also dedicated to helping rising economies and new members with technical support.
The LEED-IT Meeting Statement was made public following the summit at COP 27’s India Pavilion.
LeadIT: It was introduced at the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019 by the governments of Sweden and India, with support from the World Economic Forum.
|7.||The Madhya Pradesh government has put the Panchayats Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act into effect.||With the active participation of the Gram Sabhas, the PESA Act aims to protect the tribal community against exploitation.|
The Gram Sabhas in Scheduled Areas are granted unique authority, specifically for the administration of natural resources.
A formal announcement was made by President Droupadi Murmu at a gathering held in Shahdol district to celebrate “Janjatiya Gaurav Divas” and was organised by the Madhya Pradesh government.
The tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary is commemorated by Janjatiya Gaurav Divas.
|8.||The RBI has fined nine cooperative banks money.||Due to numerous violations or non-compliances with established rules, RBI has assessed penalties.|
These banks have been assessed fines ranging from 25,000 to 3.1 lakh rupees.
|9.||On the Climate Change Performance Index, India rose two positions.||According to the 2023 Climate Change Performance Index(CCPI), India is in eighth place out of 63 nations .|
In the rankings for 2022 and 2021, India was ranked tenth.
In the categories of GHG Emissions and Energy Use, India received high marks. India will achieve its 2030 emissions goals.
India has established a net-zero objective for 2070 and modified its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).
Germanwatch, the NewClimate Institute, and the Climate Action Network jointly publish the Climate Change Performance Index.
It monitors 59 nations as well as the European Union’s climate performance.
The CCPI seeks to increase transparency in global climate policy. It was initially released in 2005 and is annually delivered during the UN Climate Change Conference.
Sweden, Chile, and Denmark are in fourth, fifth, and sixth place, respectively.
China and the United States are ranked 51st and 52nd, respectively, while the UK is ranked 11th and Germany is ranked 16th.
This year, China has fallen 13 spots in the rankings. The US has moved up three places.
|10.||In October, India’s exports of goods fell 17% to $29.78 billion.||The merchandise trade imbalance increased from $25.71 billion in October to $26.91 billion today.|
This year, from April to October, exports increased by 12.55 percent to $263.35 billion.
This quarter saw imports of $436.81 billion, a 33.12% increase over the corresponding period in 2021–22.
The ready-made clothing, engineering, petroleum products, and textiles industries all experienced negative growth in October.
According to government statistics, India’s exports to important countries like the US, UAE, China, Bangladesh, the UK, and Saudi Arabia experienced a decline in October.
The key reasons for weak economic growth globally are global inflation, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the simmering China-Taiwan problem, and supply disruptions.
The trade deficit has grown as a result of a fall in exports and a rise in imports. The value of the local currency has come under strain.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) predicts that while global trade will grow by 3.5 percent this year, it will only grow by one percent in 2023.
|11.||The UN reports that on November 15, there were 8 billion people on the planet.||It doubled in 48 years since reaching the 4 billion mark in 1974.|
The UN said the figure came due to longer life spans and the rapid development of some countries in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
According to the United Nations’ most recent estimates, the world’s population may reach 8.5 billion people in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 10.4 billion in 2100.
According to the annual World Population Prospects report, the global population is growing at its slowest rate since 1950, having fallen to less than one percent in 2020.
While it took 12 years for the global population to grow from 7 to 8 billion, it would take about 15 years (by 2037) to reach 9 billion, indicating a slowing growth rate.
In 2022, Asia’s two most populated regions were Eastern and South-Eastern Asia with 2.3 billion people and Central and Southern Asia with 2.1 billion.
China and India make up the majority of the population in these two regions with over 1.4 billion people each.
The World Population Prospect 2022 research predicts that in 2023, India would overtake China as the world’s most populous country.
Only eight countries—Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Tanzania—will see population growth of more than 50% by 2050.
The average life expectancy worldwide in 2019 was 72.8 years, up more than 9 years from 1990.
It is anticipated that by 2100, the average lifespan will be 77.2 years.
|12.||Power System Operation Corporation Limited shall now go by the name Grid Controller of India Limited.||On November 14, POSOCO, India’s national grid operator, made this announcement.|
The name change was designed to better reflect the crucial role that grid operators play in preserving the continuity, integrity, reliability, economy, and resilience of the Indian power system.
It is a good idea to change the name from “Grid Controller of India Limited,” as it occupies a special position at the centre of India’s energy system and connects people to the energy they consume.
The National Load Despatch Center (NLDC) and the “Grid Controller of India Limited (GRID-INDIA)” run five (5) Regional Load Despatch Centers (RLDCs).
Additionally, Grid-India has been identified as the focal point for significant power sector reforms.
The creation and maintenance of a Green Energy Open Access Portal, the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Mechanism, Distribution Pricing, Short Term Open Access in Transmission, Deviation Settlement Mechanism, the Power System Development Fund (PSDF), and other major projects are among its main responsibilities.
It was established in March of 2009. Its main office is in New Delhi.
|13.||MC Gagan Narang, Mirabai Chanu, Mary Kom, and PV Sindhu have all been chosen to serve on the IOA Athletes Commission.||They were chosen as one of the 10 honorable athletes elected to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Athletes Commission.|
The election saw no opposition for any of the 10 members (5 men and 5 women).
The following table lists the other six elected panellists. They are all Olympians.
Abhinav Bindra, a former world and Olympic champion, and Sardara Singh, a former hockey captain, will serve as ex-officio members of the athletes commission.
|14.||Inflation based on wholesale prices decreased from 10.70% in September to 8.39% in October.||For the month of October, wholesale price-based inflation softened to its lowest level since March 2021.|
For the first time since March 2021, the drop has fallen below the double-digit threshold.
Due to a reduction in the section of food articles, WPI inflation was at a 19-month low.
In October, the sector for food products fell to 8.33%.
The sector for vegetable prices fell from 39.66% in September to 17.61% in October.
The gasoline and electricity category fell from 32.61% to 23.17% in October.
Additionally, from 6.34% one month earlier to 4.42% in October, the manufactured products segment’s growth rate fell.