23 November 2018 Current Affairs

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Joyce Msuya appointed as acting Executive Director of UNEP
Tanzanian biologist Joyce Msuya has been appointed as acting Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) after the resignation of Erik Solheim.

Azim Premji conferred Forbes India Leadership awards 2018
Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro, has won Forbes India Leadership Awards 2018, Lifetime Achievement. Wipro is India’s fourth-biggest software services company by revenue and Ajim Premji is the second richest Indian. The Forbes India Leadership Awards, India’s most prestigious honour for the top executives, was held in Mumbai.

PM sets up National Implementation Committee to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak
Union Government has decided to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak at national as well as international level. Prime Minister Narendra Modi constituted National Implementation Committee (NIC) under Chairmanship of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in the country and abroad.

Wasim Jaffer becomes 1st to touch 11,000-Run Milestone in Ranji Trophy
Veteran first-class cricketer Wasim Jaffer became the first Indian batsman to touch the 11,000-run figure in the Ranji Trophy. The Vidharbha batsman achieved the milestone during the third-round match against Baroda in Nagpur at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium, Nagpur, Maharashtra.

India First Justice City to set up in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh is building a world-class and India’s first ‘Justice City’ within its new capital Amaravati with the vision to provide a state-of-the-art ecosystem built on the latest technology for supporting the judicial system in the state. The state provides the necessary infrastructure to provide speedy justice for litigants, easy and better access to justice for the masses and reduce pending cases.

Millie Bobby Brown named Youngest-Ever UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
The United Nations children’s agency UNICEF appointed Millie Bobby Brown, the star of hit Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’, as its youngest ever goodwill ambassador on Tuesday and the 14-year-old had a message for world leaders: ‘Listen to us’.

MAHE wins International Green Apple Silver Award
Manipal Academy of Higher Education won silver in the International Green Apple Award for evironmental best practice 2018 at a ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament in London. The award was received by Derrick I. Joshua, Assistant Director, Environment Sustainability, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE).

Indian gymnasts win two bronze medals in Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup
Indian gymnasts won two bronze medals in the men’s and women’s group events of the FIG Acrobatic World Cup in Baku. Prins Aris and Rejilesh Suribabu finished third after scoring 20.560 to bag the bronze medal at the National Gymnastics Arena.

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