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Current Affairs for Competitive Exam by Gkseries –17 November 2022

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 17 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 – 17 November 2022

World Philosophy Day 2022 is observed on 17 November

World Philosophy Day 2022 is observed on 17 November

World Philosophy Day 2022: Every year on the third Thursday of November, World Philosophy Day is observed. This year it will fall on November 17. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed it an International day in 2005. However, that was not always the case. The inaugural World Philosophy Day was observed on November 21, 2002. UNESCO aimed to raise public awareness about philosophy and how vital it is, not only to connect the world today but to the past and present, as well as for a better understanding of the future.

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World Philosophy Day 2022: Theme

The Human of the Future is the theme of World Philosophy Day in 2022. UNESCO along with Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts has organized a symposium and exhibition. The topics and disciplinary structuring disciplines of anthropology, natural sciences (the non-human), post-colonialism, technology issues, gender, trash, fictional inventions, the perspective of a long period, and the cosmos have all been considered in the development of this event. It is set to take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, Room II, from 16 to 18 November 2022.

World Philosophy Day 2022: Significance

World Philosophy Day is commemorated to encourage people in learning about philosophy and how to speak out their philosophical thoughts. Philosophy as a discipline is vital in understanding the world better. It is also a stepping stone towards peaceful coexistence among people from around the world. There seems hardly any coincidence that World Philosophy Day falls close to International Tolerance Day.

The day also helps us understand the importance of analysis, research, and study of the events of the past as well as the present. This can help us gain access into the future world and how to better take on the challenges in our lives.

World Philosophy Day: History

In 2002, the first World Philosophy Day was observed. After it, UNESCO deemed it necessary to institutionalize the celebration of philosophical reflection around the world in 2005. Two years later, in 2007, UNESCO published a 726-page multilingual program and meeting document on the Records of the General Conference, 33rd session, Paris, 2005. It commemorated World Philosophy Day and emphasised the importance of philosophy as a discipline and among young people. The UNESCO General Conference in 2005 aimed to popularize philosophy, especially in the teaching world by celebrating World Philosophy Day.

World COPD Day 2022 observed on 16 November

World COPD Day 2022 observed on 16 November

World COPD Day 2022: World COPD Day is observed on the third Wednesday in November. World COPD Day is observed on November 16 this year. The day aims to create awareness about the condition and ways to reduce the burden of COPD worldwide. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death worldwide. Its aim is to raise awareness, share knowledge, and discuss ways to reduce the burden of COPD worldwide.

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World COPD Day 2022: Theme

World COPD Day will be observed on November 16 in 2022 with the theme “Your Lungs for Life.” This year’s theme aims to highlight the importance of lifelong lung health. You are born with only one set of lungs. From development to adulthood, keeping lungs healthy is an integral part of future health and well-being. This campaign will concentrate on the causes of COPD from infancy to adulthood and what can be done to encourage lifetime lung health and protect vulnerable populations.

World COPD Day: History

In 2002, the first World COPD Day was observed. Each year organizers in more than 50 countries have carried out activities, making the day one of the world’s most important COPD awareness and education events. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), in coordination with COPD patient organisations and medical experts around the world, organizes World COPD Day.

What is Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

  • COPD is a group of progressive lung diseases that are common, preventable, and treatable. Patients over the age of 35 to 40, with or without a smoking history, and primarily men, though prevalence in women is progressively rising, are more likely to experience this.
  • Most people with COPD have emphysema, a condition in which the alveoli (air sacs in the lungs) are destroyed by smoking. The air sacs weaken and eventually break, which reduces the surface area of the lungs and the amount of oxygen that can reach the bloodstream. Another condition that comes under the umbrella of COPD is Chronic bronchitis, in which the lining of the bronchial tube experiences inflammation.
  • COPD makes it harder to breathe. The symptoms may be mild at first, beginning with occasional coughing and shortness of breath. As it develops, symptoms become more constant, and it can become increasingly difficult to breathe. The person also experiences chest tightness, a lack of energy, swelling in the feet or ankles, and weight loss.

National Epilepsy Day Observed On 17 November

National Epilepsy Day Observed On 17 November

National Epilepsy Day 2022: In India, National Epilepsy Day is observed on November 17 each year to raise awareness of the condition. National Epilepsy Day 2022 is observed to raise public awareness of epilepsy. To raise awareness of the causes and symptoms of epilepsy, numerous governmental and non-governmental organisations will mark National Epilepsy Day in 2022. A persistent brain illness called epilepsy is marked by periodic “fits” or “seizures.”

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Every year, November is observed as the Epilepsy Awareness Month to educate and aware people about the signs, symptoms and impact of this dreadful disease. India recognizes 17th of November as National Epilepsy Day to raise awareness about Epilepsy.

Notably: International Epilepsy Day is observed every year on the Second Monday of February across the world. In 2022, International Epilepsy Day falls on February 14, 2022.

National Epilepsy Day 2022: Theme 

The theme of National Epilepsy Awareness Month (NEAM) 2022 is “There is no NEAM without ME,” according to the Epilepsy Foundation.

National Epilepsy Day 2022: History

The Epilepsy Foundation of India created National Epilepsy Day as a national campaign to lower the presence of epilepsy in India. Dr. Nirmal Surya founded the Epilepsy Foundation of India in Mumbai, Maharashtra, in 2009. The mission of the non-profit Epilepsy Foundation of India is to improve the quality of life for persons who experience seizures and to alter societal perceptions of epilepsy.

India Set to Become World’s Most Populous Country in 2023: UN Report

India Set to Become World’s Most Populous Country in 2023: UN Report

India Set to Become World’s Most Populous Country in 2023: India is set to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023, with each counting more than 1.4 billion residents this year, a United Nations report said on Monday, warning that high fertility would challenge economic growth.

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More About The Report:

The world’s population, estimated to reach 8 billion by Nov. 15 this year, could grow to 8.5 billion in 2030, and 10.4 billion in 2100, as the pace of mortality slows, said the report released on World Population Day.

The world’s population was growing at its slowest pace since 1950, having fallen below 1% in 2020, UN estimates showed.

In 2021, the average fertility of the world’s population stood at 2.3 births per woman over a lifetime, having fallen from about 5 births in 1950. By 2050, it is predicted that global fertility would have further decreased to 2.1 births per woman.

What Is The Concern:

Referring to an earlier World Health Organisation report– estimating about 14.9 million deaths relating to the COVID-19 pandemic between January 2020 and December 2021, the UN report said global life expectancy at birth fell to 71 years in 2021 from 72.8 years in 2019, mostly due to the pandemic.

The Majority Contributors:

The United Nations said more than half of the projected increase in the global population up to 2050 will be concentrated in eight countries – Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and the United Republic of Tanzania. Countries of sub-Saharan Africa are expected to contribute more than half of the increase anticipated through 2050.

What Has Been Said:

The UN claims that a “spectacular population rise” that peaked at 2.1% year between 1962 and 1965 was first caused by a declining death rate.  Between 1950 and 1987, world population doubled from 2.5 billion to 5 billion. But as fewer children were born generation to generation, growth started to slow.

The UNFPA projects world population to peak at 10.4 billion in the 2080s and stay there until the end of the century.

According to the UN, 60% of the global population lives in a region where the fertility rate is below replacement level — up from 40% in 1990 — and international migration is now the driver of growth in many countries, with 281 million people living outside their country of birth in 2020.

Formula-1 Racing: Mercedes’ George Russell won Brazilian F1 GP 2022

Formula-1 Racing: Mercedes’ George Russell won Brazilian F1 GP 2022

Brazilian Grand Prix 2022:  George Russell of Mercedes has won his first F 1 race, the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton & Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz came at the second and third positions respectively. With Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finishing fourth. Additionally, it was Mercedes’ first victory in the F1 2022 season. The 2022 season’s final race will be held in Abu Dhabi from November 18 to 20 at Yas Marina Circuit.

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Recent Grand Prix 2022 Winner:

  • Mexican Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • US Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Japanese Grand Prix 2022- Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Singapore Grand Prix 2022- Sergio Perez (Mexico)
  • Canadian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Miami Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • French Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Spanish Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Hungarian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Belgian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Dutch Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Italian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Monaco Grand Prix 2022 -Sergio Pérez (Mexico)
  • Australian Grand Prix 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)
  • Bahrain Grand Prix 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)
  • Austrian Grand Prix 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)

US Imposes $1.4 mn Fine on Air India Over Delay in Refunds

US Imposes $1.4 mn Fine on Air India Over Delay in Refunds

US Imposes $1.4 mn Fine on Air India Over Delay in Refunds: The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined Air India $1.4 million (around Rs 11.3 crore) for delaying refunds worth $121.5 million (around Rs 985 crore) to passengers whose flights were cancelled during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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About The Issue:

Air India is among the six airlines that were probed by the US government. Totally, over $600 million in refunds were paid and $7.25 million penalties imposed against six airlines for “extreme delays in providing refunds,” the US DOT said. Other airlines facing the DOT action include Frontier Airlines, TAP Portugal, Aeromexico, El Al Airlines and Avianca.

Under US law, airlines and ticket agents have a legal obligation to refund consumers if the airline cancels or significantly changes a flight to, from and within the US, and the passenger does not wish to accept the alternative offered.

What was stated:

In a statement Air India said it had accepted the penalty. “Air India confirms that it has received a fine pertaining to delayed refunds which mostly pertain to the pandemic period during which Air India was a public-owned entity,” it said.

“Since Air India was privatised in January, every effort has been made to clear all backlogged refunds, with more than 25,000 cases totaling $18.30 million (Rs 148 crore) successfully processed. New systems have also been implemented to expedite the processing of new refunds which are now turned around, on average, within one week,” Air India said.

The Pandemic Effect:

Its capacity to process reimbursements was severely hampered by the extreme hardships experienced during the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak, including multiple closures of its India offices, border closures, and travel bans. Air India stated that unlike many other carriers, it maintained a policy of providing refunds upon request regardless of whether a passenger chose not to travel or the carrier cancelled the flight, and made a good faith effort to comply with its obligations to provide timely refunds during the Covid-19 pandemic.

DEA, MoHUA and World Bank organise Cities Creditworthiness Academy Workshop

DEA, MoHUA and World Bank organise Cities Creditworthiness Academy Workshop

DEA, MoHUA and World Bank organise Cities Creditworthiness Academy Workshop: The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance (MoF); Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA); and the World Bank Group are jointly organising a 5-day focused workshop titled “Cities Creditworthiness Academy” with the view to create an enabling ecosystem for financing future cities of India. The first day of the 5-day workshop scheduled from 14th to 18th November 2022, which focused on the theme “Vision of Future Cities and Role of Municipal Financing”.

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Aim: To create an enabling ecosystem for financing future cities of India

Theme: Vision of Future Cities and Role of Municipal Financing

The workshop was inaugurated by Ajay Seth (Secretary, DEA, MoF); Manoj Joshi (Secretary, MoHUA) and Country Director, World Bank (WB), India and over 150 senior officials from the Central Government, State Governments and Municipal Corporations representing urban infrastructure departments. Peeyush Kumar, Joint Secretary, Infrastructure Policy and Planning, DEA, welcomed the participants and communicated the objective of the workshop.

Assam gov.t launched Mission Basundhara 2.0

Assam gov.t launched Mission Basundhara 2.0

Assam gov.t launched Mission Basundhara 2.0: The Assam government has launched Mission Basundhara 2.0 with an aim to provide land rights to only natives. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has appealed to people of the state who have land issues to settle to apply under Mission Basundhara 2.0. He said, “We will launch Mission Basundhara 2.0. Those residing on eksonia (annual patta) and government lands can also apply.”

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According to sources in the Revenue and Disaster Management (R&DM) Department, Basundhara 2.0 will include several new services that were not in the first phase of Mission Basindhara. The Chief Minister will launch the mission tomorrow in Guwahati. Soon after the launching of Mission Basundhara 2.0, willing people can apply online through www.rtps.assam.gov.in. After coming to power, this government led by Himanta Biswa Sarma noticed numerous unsolved land-related issues affecting the indigenous people in the state. Gauzing the gravity of the situation, this government launched Mission Basundhara on October 2, 2021. In the first phase of this mission, 8,13,981 people applied to get their land-related issues resolved. The department disposed of all the applications in a time-bound manner, benefitting 5,82,688 applicants. The department, however, rejected 2,31,293 applications after proper verification.

It is only for the indigenous people with mandatory three generation clear residency. Govt will verify the residency claims if gov.t have doubts. The doubtful claims will be reviewed later. The first phase of Mission Basundhara was launched last year. During the event, the Assam CM, Hemant Biswa has also launched e-stamping facilities in the State.

NASA’s Artemis mission launches successfully

NASA’s Artemis mission launches successfully

NASA’s Artemis mission launches successfully: NASA launched the Artemis I mission from Florida at 1:47 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning, with the agency’s most powerful rocket ever kicking off a nearly month-long journey with a ground-shaking liftoff.

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While no astronauts are onboard, the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket carried the Orion capsule to space in a demonstration for NASA’s lunar program. Artemis I will not land on the moon, but the spacecraft will orbit nearby before returning to Earth in 26 days.

The project, comprising the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft. It carries a toy called Shaun the Sheep, and two dummies, Helga and Zohar which pack 5,600 radiation sensors. Ten payloads, including Lunar IceCube and Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper, are also onboard. The Artemis 1 project will be followed by the Artemis 2 and Artemis 3 missions.

Infosys Science Foundation announced Infosys Prize 2022

Infosys Science Foundation announced Infosys Prize 2022

Infosys Science Foundation announced Infosys Prize 2022: The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) on Tuesday announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2022 in six categories. These categories include Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences. The prize for each category comprises a gold medal, a citation, and a prize purse of $100,000 (or its equivalent in rupees).

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The award conferred for their contributions to science and research impacting India.

The Infosys Prize 2022 in Life Sciences was awarded to Vidita Vaidya, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, for her contributions to understanding brain mechanisms that underlie mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.

List of winners:

  • Engineering & CS: Suman Chakraborty
  • Humanities: Sudhir Krishnaswamy
  • Life Sciences:Vidita Vaidya
  • Mathematical Sciences: Mahesh Kakde
  • Physical Sciences:  Nissim Kanekar
  • Social Sciences: Rohini Pande
  • Prize: Gold medal, a citation, and a prize purse of $100,000

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