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Who has been appointed as the acting head of the UN Environment Programme on 22
On 22 November 2018, Tanzanian microbiologist Joyce Msuya has been appointed
as acting head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) following the resignation
of Erik Solheim.
Erik Solheim was the Executive Director of UNEP.
Prior to joining UN, served as Adviser to the World Bank Vice President.
She also served in the Republic of Korea, as the inaugural World Bank Special
In which State does Denmark-based Grundfos company plan to set up its third pump production unit by 2020?
The 19th edition of the prestigious 'Laureus World Sports Awards' will be held in
Monaco on 18 February 2019.
'Laureus World Sports Awards' are considered as the 'Oscars of sports'.
Tennis player Roger Federer won the Laureus Sportsman of the Year award for 2017.
Former India cricket captains Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar are
members of the Laureus Academy.
Which country joined with Poland for US rejection of UN migration pact?
On 23 November 2018, singer Nahid Afrin of Assam has been appointed as the first
'Youth Advocate' of the Northeastern region by the UNICEF to fight for child rights.
The UNICEF engages 'Youth Advocates' to act as agents of change in society.
She made her playback debut in the 2016 Bollywood film 'Akira'.
She received the best female playback singer award at the Assam state Film Award
Which country ranked 5th in the list of most vacation deprived nation in the world: Expedia ?
Uber Eats has appointed actor Alia Bhatt as its brand ambassador in India on 22
India is the first country for Uber Eats globally where the company has appointed a
Uber Eats is the food delivery arm of Uber and was launched in India in May 2017.
The food delivery service is available across 37 cities in India.
IIT Roorkee Professor Vimal Chandra Srivastava has won the 'NASI-Scopus Young
Scientist Award 2018' in 'Environmentally Sound Sustainable Development' category.
He has been given the award for his work on Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Clean
Liquid Fuels, and Multi-component Adsorption.
The Award was instituted by Elsevier in the year 2006.
Where will the sixth edition of the 'Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival' begin on 28 November
The sixth edition of the 'Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival' will begin in Assam on 28
The aim of the festival is to promote cinema of the Northeastern region of India.
'Spring Thunder' will be the opening film of the festival and Assamese Film 'Bornodi
Bhotiai', will be the concluding film of the festival.