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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 22 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 – 22 November 2022

World Heritage Week: 19–25 November 2022

World Heritage Week: 19–25 November 2022

World Heritage week 2022: Beginning on November 19 and running through November 25, 2022, World Heritage Week is being observed by the Department of Archives, Archaeology, and Museums. The purpose of World Heritage Week is to encourage the conservation of culture and heritage. The week – long celebration aims to create awareness about traditions and culture. The World Heritage Week is celebrated by UNESCO and several other international organizations. In India. The Indian Archaeological Survey observes World Heritage Week.

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How did India celebrate the World Heritage Week?

  • Being a signatory to the World Heritage Convention, India undertakes various initiatives on World Heritage Day (18 April) and World Heritage Week (19-25 November) each year, to celebrate the spirit of the World Heritage Convention. Some of these initiatives include providing free admission at ticketed monuments, publishing books on World Heritage, involving youth and children through painting competitions and heritage walks, among others.
  • The World Heritage Convention was adopted in 1972 by the UNESCO Member States. 191 state parties have ratified this World Heritage Convention including India. World Heritage sites belong to all the people of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located.
  • The Government of India celebrated the World Heritage Week by promoting the heritage sites in the country. Rule 6 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Rules, 1959 says about the fees collected at the entrance of the archaeological sites. In accordance to this rule, the Archaeological Survey of India directed that all the entry tickets to the ancient monuments and archaeological sites are free.

What is the importance of World Heritage Week?

The Archaeological Survey of India has 3,691 monuments under its protection. Uttar Pradesh has the highest numbers. Of these around 40 are listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. India has the sixth-highest number of world heritage sites. It is essential to promote the conservation of these sites. Thus, it is important for India to celebrate the World Heritage Week.

World Fisheries Day observed on 21st November

World Fisheries Day observed on 21st November

World Fisheries Day 2022: World Fisheries Day is observed every year on November 21. This day is dedicated to highlighting the critical importance of healthy ocean ecosystems and to ensure sustainable stocks of fisheries in the world. World Fisheries Day seeks to secure the interests and growth and development of fishing communities across the globe while finding solutions to the increasingly interconnected problems the world faces to pursue sustainable models of our marine ecosystems.

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World Fisheries Day: Significance

Fisheries sector play an important role in the socio-economic development of fisherfolk or coastal community in our world. The sector has been recognized as a powerful income and employment generator as it stimulates growth of a number of subsidiary industries, and is a source of cheap and nutritious food besides being a foreign exchange earner. Most importantly, it is a source of livelihood for a large part of the economically backward population of our world. Hence it is very important to tackle the challenges faced by this industry for the development of our world and to address these problems only we have World Fisheries Day!

History of Fisheries Day:

On November 21, 2015, the first World Fisheries Day was observed. The International Fishermen’s Organization’s grand opening took place in New Delhi on the same day. A forum for the World Fisheries consortium was established around 1997 and was famously called WFF (World Fisheries Forum). Under this forum, several participants across the world actively took part in it. Around 18 countries signed a global consensus document that marked the standardization of practices. The memories of WFF in 1997 lay etched in the pages of history because it wrote a new form of working pattern of the fisherfolk community.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan Re-elected as President

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan Re-elected as President

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan Re-elected as President: Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev secured a second term in Sunday’s snap election, winning 81.31% of the vote, the central Asian nation’s Central Election Commission said on Monday, citing preliminary data.

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Tokayev had been widely expected to extend his rule over the oil-rich nation by seven more years with a strong mandate to continue his increasingly independent foreign policy, as the former Soviet republic navigates the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Tokayev faced no real opposition candidates in a nation where critics are sidelined and all five of his competitors were virtually unknown.

Tokayev’s Performance:

With the support of his predecessor, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Tokayev won his first election in 2019, but this year, amid violent turmoil in the 20 million-person country, the two fell out. Present vote consolidated his power as an independent leader.

In less than a year, Tokayev suppressed the worst anti-government demonstrations in his country’s history, neutralized his all-powerful predecessor, and stood up to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

Voter turnout was 69.4 percent, with five other candidates scoring in the low single digits, data showed. Voters’ second most popular choice was “against everyone” with 5.8 percent of ballots.

Worst handling of The Crisis:

For two-and-a-half years, Tokayev – a steady hand known for lacking charisma – played the role of a loyal successor. That changed in January.

Protests broke out across the vast country that turned into violent unrest and centred on Kazakhstan’s economic centre, Almaty. When he instructed police to “shoot to kill” protesters, Tokayev showed a ruthless side. He also cut off communication with the outside world and called on Moscow to send troops to help. The deployment of Moscow-led “peacekeeping” forces suppressed the uprising, which some observers believed might have brought about Tokayev’s fall. The chaos ended with 238 dead in nine days.

Main Concern:

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has reawakened Kazakh concerns that Moscow may have ambitions on the north of the country, home to about three million ethnic Russians.  Kazakhstan and Russia share a 7,500 km long (about 4,660 miles) border.

Kathak exponent Uma Sharma received Sumitra Charat Ram Award

Kathak exponent Uma Sharma received Sumitra Charat Ram Award

Sumitra Charat Ram Award 2022: Kathak exponent Uma Sharma on Thursday received the prestigious ‘Sumitra Charat Ram Award’ in recognition of her contribution in the field of Indian classical music and dance.

She received the award from former governor of Jammu and Kashmir Karan Singh and Sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan in a ceremony organised at Kamani Auditorium by Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra (SBKK). She is a renowned classical dancer who has been awarded Padma Shri (1973) and Padma Bhushan (2001) for her unique contribution to the cultural tradition of this country.

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About the Sumitra Charat Ram Award:

  •  ‘Sumitra Charat Ram Award’ for lifetime achievement in recognition of distinguished artists who have made a lasting contribution to the field of Indian classical music and dance for the last 11 years.
  • The first award was presented to Pt. Birju Maharaj, the doyen of kathak Dance followed by Smt. Kishori Amonkar (Hindustani Vocal Music), Shri Mayadhar Raut (Odissi Dance), Smt. Kumudini Lakhia (Kathak Dance), Pt. Jasraj (Hindustani Vocal Music), Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia (Hindustani Instrumental Music, Flute), Smt. Girija Devi (Hindustani Classical Music, Vocal), Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Hindustani Classical Music, Sarod) and lastly to Dr. Sonal Mansingh (Indian Classical Dance Guru, Motivational Speaker).

New Zealand Supreme Court Rules Voting Age of 18 is Discriminatory in the Country

New Zealand Supreme Court Rules Voting Age of 18 is Discriminatory in the Country

New Zealand Supreme Court Rules Voting Age of 18 is Discriminatory in the Country: The highest court in New Zealand has ruled that the country’s voting age is discriminatory. To lower the voting age from 18 to 16, the advocacy organisation make it 16 in 2020 filed the lawsuit.

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The country’s Bill of Rights, which grants persons the right to be free from age discrimination at the age of 16, was deemed by the Supreme Court to be in conflict with the present voting age of 18, which is 18. The group argues there is no reason to stop 16 year olds voting when they can drive, work full-time and pay tax.

What Others Are Saying:

Political parties in New Zealand have mixed views on the subject.

The Green Party wants immediate action to lower the voting age to 16, but the largest opposition party, the National party, does not support the shift.

“Obviously, we’ve got to draw a line somewhere,” National party leader Christopher Luxon said. “We’re comfortable with the line being 18. Lots of different countries have different places where the line’s drawn and from our point of view, 18 is just fine.”

The centre-right National party opposes the move, while the Labour party is yet to state whether it would support a change in voting age or not.

After the decision, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated that she personally favoured lowering the voting age to 16, but she noted that “it is not a matter merely for me or even the government, any change in electoral law of this sort requires 75% of lawmaker approval.”

Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong gets UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for 2022

Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong gets UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for 2022

UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for 2022: The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence, for this 2022 Edition, has been given to Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong from Cameroon, President of the NGOs #Afrogiveness and Positive Youths Africa. She received the Prize at an official ceremony held on 15 November at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Prize is named after its benefactor, former Indian artist, writer and diplomat Madanjeet Singh (1924-2013) who was also a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

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Who is Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong?

  • Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong, with 7-year experience as a journalist, strived to change the perception related to mental illness.
  • Trained in art therapy and psychology, she and became the founder and president of two NGOs: Afrogiveness Movement (#Afrogiveness) and Positive Youths Africa (PYA).
  • These two NGOs are peace education initiatives that aim to help traumatized survivors of interfaith and intercultural conflicts in African countries to heal using the universal language of the arts.
  • They operate in nine African countries – Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan, and Togo.
  • Through these NGOs, Franca Ma-ih Sulem Yong is promoting tolerance and non-violence by reintegrating survivors from opposing sides of war and conflicts into their host communities.
  • She is providing psycho-social and educational support (art therapy), socio-economic aid (distribution of university scholarship, diploma training, hygienic products, and books), and legal assistance.
  • She is also combating online hate speech by promoting digital citizenship education.

About UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize

The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence is conferred every two years by UNESCO. The award was created based on the ideals of UNESCO’s Constitution, which states that “peace if it is not to fail, must be founded on the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind”.

After the 1995 United Nations Year for Tolerance and in honour of Mahatma Gandhi’s 125th birthday, it was unveiled in 1996. The former Indian artist, writer, and diplomat Madanjeet Singh, who was a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO, made a donation to support the prize. The award recognizes exceptional contributions of institutions and individuals involved in the promotion of tolerance and non-violence through the arts, education, culture, science and communication. The prize money for the award is $100,000 USD. It is managed by the Social and Human Sciences Sector of UNESCO.

A book titled ‘The World: A Family History’ authored by british historian Simon Sebag

A book titled ‘The World: A Family History’ authored by british historian Simon Sebag

A book titled ‘The World: A Family History’ authored by british historian Simon Sebag: ‘The World: A Family History’ is a new book by British historian Simon Sebag Montefiore. In ‘The World: A Family History’, Montefiore he tells how humanity evolved by the stories of different and famus families. The two-part book, which will be published by Hachette India, will tell the story of humankind in “a ground-breaking, single narrative that will forever shift the boundaries of what history can achieve”.

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The story begins with a family 9,50,000 years ago. In the coming pages, Montefiore takes the readers on an epic journey through the families that have shaped the world, including the Caesars, Medicis, Incas, Ottomans, Mughals, Bonapartes, Habsburgs, Zulus, Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Krupps and Churchills.

Notably: Some of Montefiore’s previous books are: ‘Stalin: The Court of The Red Tsar’, ‘Jerusalem: The Biography’, ‘Written in History: Letters That Changed the World’, among others.

Retired IAS Arun Goel appointed as Election Commissioner of India

Retired IAS Arun Goel appointed as Election Commissioner of India

Retired IAS Arun Goel appointed as Election Commissioner of India: Retired Punjab cadre IAS officer Arun Goel on Monday assumed the office of Election Commissioner (EC), two days after President Droupadi Murmu appointed him to the post. A Punjab cadre officer of the 1985 batch, Goel will join Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey in the poll panel. Till recently, Mr Goel was the heavy industries secretary and has also served in the Union Culture ministry. He was supposed to retire on December 31, 2022, however he voluntarily retired on November 18.

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Former Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra retired in May of this year, leaving Rajiv Kumar in charge. The poll panel has been a two-member body since and had to handle several crucial issues including the demands for disqualification of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren. The poll panel will have its full strength when it decides the election schedule for Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura and Karnataka in the coming months.

Notably: According to the law dealing with appointment, service conditions and retirement of election commissioners, a person can hold the office of an EC or CEC for six years or till the age of 65, whichever is earlier. Mr Goel’s term will end in December 2027.

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar attends FIFA world cup inauguration in Qatar

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar attends FIFA world cup inauguration in Qatar

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday arrived in Doha for a two-day visit to the Gulf Kingdom during which he will represent India at the inauguration of the FIFA World Cup. Dhankhar is in Doha for a two-day visit to represent India at the inauguration of FIFA’s showpiece event. Besides attending the inaugural ceremony of the Football World Cup, the Vice President will also interact with members of the Indian community during the visit. The 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor will host the opening ceremony on 20 November 2022 just before the first match between host Qatar and Ecuador.

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Besides attending the inaugural ceremony of the Football World Cup, the Vice President will also interact with members of the Indian community during the visit. The Vice President’s visit would be an opportunity to join a close and friendly country Qatar as it hosts a major sporting event and also acknowledge the role played and support extended by Indians in this World Cup.

India Qatar Relations

  • India and Qatar enjoy close and friendly relations with multifaceted partnerships extending to areas of trade, energy, security, defense, health, culture, and education, among others.
  • Bilateral trade exceeded US$15 billion in the last financial year.
  • Qatar plays an important partner in India’s energy security and India participates in Qatar’s food security.
  • Next year marks the 50th anniversary of full diplomatic relations between the two countries.
  • People-to-people ties are an important component of Qatar’s bilateral relationships with over 840,000 Indians.

Karnataka has Highest Installed Grid-interactive Renewable Power Capacity in India

Karnataka has Highest Installed Grid-interactive Renewable Power Capacity in India

Karnataka has Highest Installed Grid-interactive Renewable Power Capacity in India: Karnataka came at the top position while comparing the total installed capacity of grid-interactive renewable power of all the states of the country. The state had a total installed capacity of 15,463 megawatts (mw), according to an RBI publication.

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What The Report Finds:

Tamilnadu with 15,225 mw, came at the second; Gujarat, with 13,153 mw, was at third position while Maharashtra, with 10,267 mw, was at the fourth, according to Handbook of Statistics on Indian States 2021-22, which was the seventh edition of its statistical publication, released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Through this publication, the Reserve Bank has been disseminating wide-ranging data on the regional economies of India.

About The Other States:

Maharashtra was followed by Rajasthan (10,205 mw), Andhra Pradesh (8,969 mw), Madhya Pradesh (5,206 mw), Telangana (4,378 mw), Uttar Pradesh (3,879 mw), Punjab (1,617 mw) and Himachal Pradesh (988 mw) and Uttarakhand (713 mw) in that order.

What The RBI Pointed:

According to the RBI statement, renewable power includes power from various sources namely bio-power, solar power, small hydro power, waste to energy and wind power.

About The Report:

Reserve Bank of India released the seventh edition of its statistical publication titled ‘Handbook of Statistics on Indian States 2021-22’. This publication covers sub-national statistics on socio-demographics, state domestic product, agriculture, price and wages, industry, infrastructure, banking and fiscal indicators across Indian states over various time periods ranging from 1951 to 2021-22. In the current edition of the Handbook, two new sections namely, health and environment are introduced.

South Western Command conducts Integrated Fire Power Exercise in Rajasthan

South Western Command conducts Integrated Fire Power Exercise in Rajasthan

South Western Command conducts Integrated Fire Power Exercise in Rajasthan: South Western Command of the Indian Army conducted Integrated Fire Power Exercise, “SHATRUNASH’’ at MFFR in Thar desert of Rajasthan on Monday. The exercise witnessed use of multi farious firing platforms in an integrated manner involving both ground & aerial manoeuvres. Various actions included ion of troops, offensive ground actions involving comprehensive coordination incorporating contemporary technologies in a multi domain environment. Real time communication and sharing of common operating picture amongst various participants to overcome emerging threats were practised & skills were honed.

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Lieutenant General A S Bhinder, General Officer Commanding In Chief, Sapta Shakti Command appreciated the participation & synergy amongst various combat & combat support arms. He also commended the exploitation of indigenous platforms as part of the ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ or ‘Make in India’ campaign. Furthermore, the General Officer Commanding in Chief reiterated the need to constantly explore new fighting methodology and enhancement of own capability to fight future wars.

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