Current Affairs is the most important area in all competitive exams. But the difficulty level is very high. That’s why; many aspirants get confused, how to select Current Affairs for Preparation of Competitive Examination? In this Post, Daily Current Affairs 15 November 2022, we have tried to cover each and every point and also included all important facts from National/ International news that are useful for upcoming competitive examinations such as UPSC, SSC, Railway, State Govt. etc.
Current Affairs for Competitive Exam – 15 November 2022
Day of Eight Billion: The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022, and India is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023, according to World Population Prospects 2022. This unprecedented growth is due to the gradual increase in human lifespan owing to improvements in public health, nutrition, personal hygiene and medicine. It is also the result of high and persistent levels of fertility in some countries. This projection was revealed in the United Nation’s World Population Prospectus 2022. The prospectus was released on World Population Day, which fell on July 11. However, it began garnering widespread attention only recently with the day of 8 billion fast approaching.
Notably: While it took the global population 12 years to grow from 7 to 8 billion, it will take approximately 15 years—until 2037— for it to reach 9 billion, a sign that the overall growth rate of the global population is slowing.
According to the United Nation’s World Population Prospectus 2022:
The UN’s latest projections suggest that by 2030, the global population could grow by half a billion to reach 8.5 billion. The population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and further balloon up to 10.4 billion in 2100. It’s interesting to note that in 2020, the world population rate fell under 1% for the first time since 1950. It is expected that the world’s population will peak at around 10.4 billion people during the 2080s, remaining at that level until 2100.
According to data, India will surpass China in terms of population in 2023, becoming the world’s most populated country. In 2021, the average fertility of the world’s population was at 2.3 births per woman over a lifetime. The number is significantly lower than the average of 5 births per woman in 1950. According to World Bank, India’s fertility rate is lower than the global average, with the latest estimate putting it at 2.1 births per woman over a lifetime. Global fertility is expected to drop to 2.1 births per woman by 2050. Rapid population growth comes with its own set of challenges. Resources are stretched thin, impacting the quality of services people receive. For instance, resources have to be pushed towards ensuring everyone receives some food, drawing them away from efforts to guarantee the quality of food.
National Sports Awards 2022: The National Sports Awards 2022 were announced by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. On November 30, 2022, at a specially planned event at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the honorees will receive their awards from the President of India. Based on the recommendations of the Committee and after due scrutiny, Government has decided to confer awards upon the following sportspersons, coaches and entities.
This year, for the first time, applications were invited only online and sportspersons/coaches/entities were permitted to self-apply through a dedicated portal. A large number of nominations were received for these awards this year, which were considered by the Selection Committee headed by Justice A. M. Khanwilkar, Retd. Judge, Supreme Court of India and consisting members from eminent sportspersons, persons having experience in sports journalism and sports administrators.
National Sports Awards 2022: Full List of awardees
a) Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2022
|S. No.||Name of the sportsperson||Discipline|
|1.||Shri Sharath Kamal Achanta||Table Tennis|
b) Arjuna Awards for outstanding performance in Sports and Games 2022
|S. No.||Name of the sportsperson||Discipline|
|1.||Ms Seema Punia||Athletics|
|2.||Shri Eldhose Paul||Athletics|
|3.||Shri Avinash Mukund Sable||Athletics|
|4.||Shri Lakshya Sen||Badminton|
|5.||Shri Prannoy HS||Badminton|
|7.||Ms Nikhat Zareen||Boxing|
|8.||Ms Bhakti Pradip Kulkarni||Chess|
|9.||Shri R Praggnanandhaa||Chess|
|10.||Ms Deep Grace Ekka||Hockey|
|11.||Ms Shushila Devi||Judo|
|12.||Ms Sakshi Kumari||Kabaddi|
|13.||Ms Nayan Moni Saikia||Lawn Bowl|
|14.||Shri Sagar Kailas Ovhalkar||Mallakhamb|
|16.||Shri Omprakash Mitharval||Shooting|
|17.||Ms Sreeja Akula||Table Tennis|
|18.||Shri Vikas Thakur||Weightlifting|
|22.||Ms Manasi Girishchandra Joshi||Para Badminton|
|23.||Shri Tarun Dhillon||Para Badminton|
|24.||Shri Swapnil Sanjay Patil||Para Swimming|
|25.||Ms Jerlin Anika J||Deaf Badminton|
c) Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches in Sports and Games 2022
A. Regular Category:
|S. No.||Name of the Coach (S/Shri/Ms)||Discipline|
|1.||Shri Jiwanjot Singh Teja||Archery|
|2.||Shri Mohammad Ali Qamar||Boxing|
|3.||Ms Suma Siddharth Shirur||Para Shooting|
|4.||Shri Sujeet Maan||Wrestling|
B. Lifetime Category:
|S.No.||Name of the Coach (S/Shri/Ms)||Discipline|
|1.||Shri Dinesh Jawahar Lad||Cricket|
|2.||Shri Bimal Prafulla Ghosh||Football|
|3.||Shri Raj Singh||Wrestling|
d) Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime achievement in Sports and Games 2022
|S. No.||Name of the sportsperson||Discipline|
|1.||Ms Ashwini Akkunji C.||Athletics|
|2.||Shri Dharamvir Singh||Hockey|
|3.||Shri B.C Suresh||Kabaddi|
|4.||Shri Nir Bahadur Gurung||Para Athletics|
e) Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2022
|S. No.||Category||Entity recommended for RashtriyaKhel Protsahan Puruskar, 2022|
|1.||Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent||TransStadia Enterprises Private Limited|
|2.||Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility||Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology|
|3.||Sports for Development||Ladakh Ski & Snowboard Association|
f) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2022:
- Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
National Sports Awards 2022
Every year, National Sports Awards are given to recognize and reward excellence in sports. ‘Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award’ is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over the period of the previous four years. The ‘Arjuna Award for Outstanding Performance in Sports and Sports’ is given for good performance during the last four years and for demonstrating the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and discipline.
‘Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches in Sports and Games’ is given to coaches for doing outstanding and meritorious work on a consistent basis and for enabling sportspersons to excel in International events. ‘Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime achievement in Sports and Games’ is given to honour sportspersons who have contributed to sports by their performance and who continue to contribute to promotion of sports event after their retirement.
‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar’ is given to corporate entities (both in private and public sector), Sports Control Boards, NGOs, including sports bodies at the State and National level, who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development. The overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments is given the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy.
53rd IFFI: Spanish Film Director and writer Carlos Saura to be given Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award
Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement award: Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura, who received the Golden Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival for Deprisa Deprisa, along with two Silver Bears for La caza and Peppermint Frappe, a BAFTA for Carmen and three awards at Cannes, among several others, will be honoured with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award and an eight-film retrospective at IFFI.
The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, L Murugan in New Delhi. The international section is an important and focused area of this time, and more than 180 films have been selected to screen at the festival. The Minister informed that a children’s film package, suggested by UNICEF, has been introduced for the first time in IFFI, and which would include the screening of about seven films.
About the 53rd IFFI:
The 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will take place from November 20 to November 28. According to the official statement, The IFFI has also announced the line-up for its Indian Panorama segment in which several feature and non-feature films will be showcased.
Important segments of 53rd IFFI
- Opening Film and Closing Film
The Austrian film ‘Alma and Oskar’, directed by Dieter Berner, will open the annual festival while Krzysztof Zanussi’s ‘Perfect Number’ is the closing film.
- Country Focus
France is the ‘Spotlight’ country and 8 films will be screened under ‘Country Focus’ package.
- Indian Panorama
The ‘Indian Panorama’ will open with Prithvi Konanur’s Kannada film ‘Hadinelentu’, while ‘The Show Must Go On’ by Divya Cowasji will flag off the non-feature film section. There will be special screenings of Pan Nalin’s Chello Show—The Last Film Show, India’s official entry to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language category and Madhur Bhandarkar’s India Lockdown.
- ‘Indian Restored Classics’
A few films from the National Film Archives of India (NFAI) will also be showcased by the NFDC in the ‘Indian Restored Classics’ section. These include Sohrab Modi’s 1957 costume- drama Nausherwan-E-Adil, Ramesh Maheshwary’s 1969 National Award-winning Punjabi film Nanak Nam Jahaz Hai, K Vishwanath’s 1980 Telugu musical drama Sankarabharnam and two Satyajit Ray classics, the 1977 period-drama Shatranj Ke Khiladi and the 1989 social- drama Ganashatru.
- Dadasaheb Phalke winner retrospective
Three films of 52nd Dadasaheb Phalke awardee (declared in the 68th National Film Awards) Asha Parekh –Teesri Manzil, Do Badan and Kati Patang will be screened as part of the Asha Parekh retrospective.
The ‘Homage’ section will include fifteen Indian and five international films. Tributes will be paid to Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar, singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, Kathak maestro Pt. Birju Maharaj, actors Ramesh Deo, Shivkumar Subhramanium, T. Rama Rao, Vatsala Deshmukh, Maheshwari Amma, Salim Ghouse, singer KK, director Tarun Majumder, director-producer Ravi Tandon and Saawan Kumar Tak, actor and theater artist Nipon Goswami, actor and film maker Pratap Pothen, actor Krishnam Raju and singer Bhupinder Singh.
In the International section, homage will be paid to the film geniuses Bob Rafelson, Ivan Reitman, Peter Bogdanovich, Douglas Trumbell and Monica Vitti.
17th G20 Summit Begins in Bali, Indonesia: The 17th G20 Summit began in Bali, Indonesia this morning. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending the 2-day event. Mr. Modi arrived in Indonesia yesterday evening on a 3-day visit to that country.
During the Summit, G20 Leaders will deliberate upon key issues of global concern under the Summit theme of “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. The G20 Summit programme also includes a Leaders’ visit to a mangrove forest in Bali tomorrow. On the sidelines of the Summit, Prime Minister Modi will have several bilateral interactions with the G20 leaders to brief them on India’s evolving G20 priorities. He will also address and interact with the Indian community in Bali this evening.
The G20 Presidency will be symbolically transferred to Prime Minister Modi during the Summit’s final session by President of Indonesia. From December 1st this year, India will officially hold the G20 Presidency. AIR correspondent reports, India will host the next G20 summit in September next year. India’s G20 presidency hopes to provide new strength, direction and perspective to G20 discussions on diverse subjects which include green development, digital transformation, women-led development and greater voice to the Global South in issues of international economic cooperation.
The G20 is a premier forum for international economic cooperation and it plays a crucial role in shaping and strengthening the global architecture and governance on all major international economic and development issues. G20 members represent around 85 percent of the global GDP, over 75 percent of the global trade and about two thirds of the world’s population.
India’s Priorities in G20 Summits
- Investigating tax evasion to fight corruption.
- Choking terror funds.
- Cutting the Remittances Cost.
- Market access for key drugs.
- Reforms in the World Trade Organisation to enhance its functioning.
- The Paris Agreement’s “full implementation”.
Most Valuable Team of the T20 World Cup 2022: The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 is done, and this was one of the most competitive tournaments, according to ICC. By defeating Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, England recently won the tournament. After the tournament, ICC have decided the most valuable team of the tournament. Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav have been named the Most Valuable Team of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The T20 World Cup team’s skipper has been announced as Jos Buttler. The 12th man is introduced as Hardik Pandya.
Most Valuable Team of the T20 World Cup 2022:
- Alex Hales (England)
- Jos Buttler (c/wk) (England)
- Virat Kohli (India)
- Suryakumar Yadav (India)
- Glenn Phillips (New Zealand)
- Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)
- Shadab Khan (Pakistan)
- Sam Curran (England)
- Anrich Nortje (South Africa)
- Mark Wood (England)
- Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan)
- Hardik Pandya (India)
Most Valuable Team of the T20 World Cup 2022: Selection panel
- The team was put together by a selection panel featuring commentators, former international players and journalists: Ian Bishop (Convener), Mel Jones (both commentators), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (ICC Hall of Famer), Partha Bhaduri (Journalist, The Times of India) and Wasim Khan (ICC General Manager of Cricket).
- The T20 World Cup champion England team, captained by Jos Buttler, consists of athletes from six different nations.
- Stars from England, runners-up Pakistan, semi-finalists India and New Zealand alongside Zimbabwe and South Africa feature in the glittering lineup.
Batman legend voice actor Kevin Conroy passes away: At the age of 66, actor and voice actor Kevin Conroy has away. He was most recognised for his work as Batman in a number of animated movies and series.Kevin played Batman in a variety of projects, and Mark Hamill took on the role of the Joker. The acclaimed animated series, which launched in 1992 and continued until 1996, is where Conroy first voiced Batman.
His portrayal of Batman in various other DC productions, including the video games Injustice and Batman: Arkham, has received a lot of positive attention. He also appeared in several DC Universe Animated Original Movies, including Batman: Gotham Knight (2008), Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009), Justice League: Doom (2012), Batman: The Killing Joke (2016), and Justice League vs. the Fatal Five (2019).
In 1992’s romance drama Chain of Desire, which Temstocles Lopez also wrote and directed, Kevin Conroy made his live-action acting debut. The Arkham and Injustice video game series gave Kevin the opportunity to reprise his role as Batman, which led to newfound fame. After a long fan effort, Kevin finally gets the chance to represent Batman in a live-action project in 2019 when he plays an older Bruce Wayne in the Arrowverse crossover episode Crisis on Infinite Earths .
Kerala Tourism won “Responsible Tourism Global award” at the World Travel Mart: Kerala Tourism has won the prestigious Responsible Tourism Global Award at the World Travel Mart in London. State Tourism Minister PA Mohammed Riyas received the award on behalf of the department at London. The award was given for the STREET project implemented by the Responsible Tourism Mission under the Government of Kerala. The Jury made special remarks about the water street project implemented at Maravanthuruthu in Kottayam district.
About the STREET project:
STREET is an acronym for Sustainable, Tangible, Responsible, Experiential, Ethnic, and Tourism Hub, which was implemented on March 31, 2022 by the Responsible Tourism Mission under the Government of Kerala. The STREET Project is an initiative that promotes water conservation and protection with public participation. Under the project, the deepening and cleaning of canals and other water bodies take place to promote tourism, as Kerala is famous for its backwaters and also preserve the water bodies to be maintained in good condition.
The ‘street’ initiative is a water protection and conservation project in Tourism sector implemented with public participation. The project aims to deepen the canals and various waterbodies and clean them for the purpose of tourism activities, the tourism department. As part of it, eco-friendly coir cloth is draped over the banks of waterbodies. The ‘Coir Bhoovastra’, as it is called, is a natural earth cover made from coconut fiber and will stop erosion during monsoon season.
7th Edition of Amur Falcon Festival observed in Manipur : The 7th edition of the Amur Falcon Festival aimed at conservation and promotion of the migratory bird was celebrated at Tamenglong district. The festival at Multipurpose Hall, Tamenglong was organised by Tamenglong Forest Division in collaboration with Rain Forest Club Tamenglong, Wildlife Trust of India, Jim Corbett Foundation and Tamenglong Times.
November 2022 Current Affairs Quiz
Forest and Environment Minister Th Biswajit, Water Resources Minister Awangbow Newmai and Principal Conservator of Forest Dr AK Joshi attended the festival as chief guest, guest of honour and president of the programme respectively. Speaking as the chief guest, Th Biswajit Singh thanked the people of Tamenglong for protecting the migratory bird.
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.
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.
Thapa’s quest for a second gold in the Championships was halted by an unfortunate injury which he suffered to right knee in the second round of the bout. This was Thapa’s third silver and sixth medal overall at the prestigious tournament, which makes him the most successful male pugilist in the championships’ history.
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.
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. During the Bali Summit, PM Modi will have extensive discussions with other G20 Leaders on key issues of global concern, such as reviving global growth, food & energy security, environment, health, and digital transformation. On the sidelines of the G20 Summit, He will meet with Leaders of several other participating countries, and review the progress in India’s bilateral relations with them. PM Modi said that looks forward to addressing the Indian community in Bali at a Reception on 15 November 2022.
November 2022 Current Affairs Quiz
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.
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. DigiLocker aims at the 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.
November 2022 Current Affairs Quiz
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. Highlighting the advantage this integration has for the users, Dr. R. S. Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority (NHA) said – “Under the ABDM, we are building an inter-operable health ecosystem. The different applications from both the public and private sectors partners integrating with ABDM are helping expand the reach of the scheme to more users and adding more functionalities. DigiLocker is a trusted and popular app to access authentic documents. Therefore, it is a significant development as users would now get to use it as a PHR app and get the benefits of paperless record keeping.”
Sri Lanka to host U19 Men’s T-20 World Cup 2024 : The International Cricket Council on Sunday announced that Sri Lanka will host the 2024 U-19 men’s World Cup. The 2026 edition of the tournament will be in Zimbabwe & Namibia.
The 2025 U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup will be held in Malaysia and Thailand, while the 2027 edition will be hosted by Bangladesh and Nepal.
November 2022 Current Affairs Quiz
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.
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.