General Knowledge & Current Affairs

November 2022 - 1st to 11th

  • Maternal Mortality Ratio declines from 130 per lakh live births in 2014-16 to 97 per lakh live births in 2018-20
  •  Maternal Mortality Ratio is the number of maternal deaths during a given time period per 1,00,000 live births during the same period
  •  BJP received Rs 614.53 crore as contributions in 2021-22, Congress: Rs 95.46 crore: Election Commission
  •  Manipur Sangai Festival 2022 organised by state govt. from Nov 21 to 30
  •  Assam to provide Rs 10000 annually to female post-graduate students in 10 monthly instalments
  •  India-US joint military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ being held in Uttarakhand, 100 kms from China LAC (Line of Actual Control)
  • Nagaland: Hornbill Festival begins on statehood day, state created on Dec 1, 1963
  •  Armies of India and Singapore conduct Agni Warrior Exercise at Deolali (Maharashtra)
  •  Advanced Light Helicopter Mk-III squadron of Indian Coast Guard commissioned in Chennai
  •  India to assume chairmanship of Wassenaar arrangement on 1 Jan 2023
  •  Wassenaar arrangement is a multilateral export control regime wherein member states exchange information on various issues like transfer of conventional arms
  •  Govt launches nationwide campaign for promotion of Digital Life Certificate for pensioners
  •  Haryana: International Gita Mahotsav-2022 being held in Kurukshetra
  •  Vinay Mohan Kwatra gets 16-month extension as foreign secretary from Jan 1
  •  Pre-matric scholarship for minority students to only those in class 9 & 10 from 2022-23; earlier from class 1 to 10
  •  Significant drop in volume of water in Ganga between 2002 and 2021: World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)
  •  Uttarakhand passes bill to make anti-conversion law more stringent; jail term and fine enhanced for forced conversion and “mass conversion”
  •  Atal Innovation Mission of NITI Aayog launches applications for Community Innovator Fellowship

  • China: Former President Jiang Zemin (1993-2003) dies at 96
  •  Chinese astronauts meet colleagues at under-construction space station; makes country’s first
  •  Bakery item French baguette given “intangible cultural heritage status” by UNESCO
  •  Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare observed on November 30
  • World AIDS Day observed on Dec 1; UNAIDS issues “Equalize” slogan as a call to action
  •  ‘Gaslighting’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of 2022; meaning: mind-manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful

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  • India’s GDP grows 6.3% in second quarter of 2022-23
  • 9 Growth in eight core industries slows down to 0.1% in October
  •  India-Australia Economic Cooperation & Trade Agreement to come into force from Dec 29
  •  Kirit Parikh panel suggests floor and ceiling price for gas from old fields
  •  RBI authorises Tamilnad Mercantile Bank to undertake government business
  •  Toyota Kirloskar Vice Chairman Vikram S Kirloskar dies in Bengaluru at 64
  •  Remittance flows to India to rise 12% to reach $100 billion in 2022: World Bank
  • Private equity companies The Carlyle Group and Advent get conditional nod from RBI for acquiring 9.99% in Yes Bank
  •  RBI announces 4-tiered regulatory framework for urban cooperative banks based on the size of deposits
  •  30-share BSE Sensex closes above 63,000 points for the 1st time on Nov 30
  •  Govt to launch 4th tranche of Bharat Bond ETF (exchange traded fund) from Dec 2; managed by Edelweiss Mutual Fund
  •  Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy quit NDTV holding company (RRPR Holdings); Adani Group gains control over RRPR Holdings
  •  Centre issues guidelines for MSOs (multi-system operators) to transmit local content
  •  Mumbai: Adani Group bags bid to redevelop Dharavi slums
  •  India’s first privately designed and operated rocket launchpad inaugurated at ISRO’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota (AP); designer & operator: Agnikul Cosmos (domestic space startup)
  •  Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia launches Digi Yatra for 3 airports; enables contactless processing of passengers using Facial Recognition Technology (FRT)

  • Stéphanie Frappart of France becomes first female referee in FIFA Men’s World Cup, in Costa Rica v/s Germany match on Dec 1
  •  3rd & final India-NZ ODI at Hagley Oval, Christchurch called off due to rain; NZ win series 1-0
  • FIFA World Cup: Argentina, Poland, Australia & France enter Round of 16
  •  England become 1st team to score 500 runs on Day 1 of a Test; 506/4 at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Pakistan
  •  Indian boxer Urvashi Singh wins two WBC titles by defeating Thailand’s Thanchanok Phanan in Colombo — WBC International Super Bantamweight title & WBC Asia Silver crown
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