Daily Current Affairs With Video Lecture 18 November 2022 [DOWNLOAD PDF]

In today’s current affairs for 18th November 2022, we are going to see the latest national and international current affairs news. These important current affairs will be very helpful for your upcoming NDA, CDS, CDS OTA, AFCAT, TA, Agniveer Army, Agniveer Navy, Agniveer Air Force, Women Military Police, INET, MNS, ACC exams, SCO, PCSL, CAPF, and SSB interviews, and direct entries for Army, Navy, and Air Force like SSC Tech, TGC, JAG, NCC, TES, 10+2 Cadet. Download a PDF file about current events at the end of this article.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 18 November 2022

US Department Has Fined Air India Over Delay In Funds

  • Air India Has Been Fined $1.4 Million  By The US Department Of Transportation (DOT) For Delaying Refunds Worth $121.5 Million To Passengers Whose Flights Were Cancelled During The Covid-19 Pandemic.
  • $7.25 Million Penalties Imposed Against Frontier Airlines, Air India, TAP Portugal, Aeromexico, El Al Airlines And Avianca.

NASA Launches Artemis-1 Rocket

  • NASA (National Aeronautics And Space Administration) Has Launched Its Artemis-1 Mission From Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. 
  • The Orion Spacecraft Was Propelled By The Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS). 
  • 4 Solar Arrays Of The Orion Spacecraft Were Deployed By NASA.
  • The Orion Will Separate Itself From The ICPS And Is Now On Its Way To Lunar Orbit.
  • Since The End Of The Apollo Program Which Was 50 Years Back, The Launch Of Artemis 1 Is An Ambitious US Mission To Return Astronauts To The Surface Of The Moon.
  • The Artemis 1 Launch Will Also Be The 1st Flight Of NASA’s 21st Century Moon-exploration Program.
  • NASA Aims To Further Aid In The Study Of The Moon, Its Origin And History & To Demonstrate New Technologies And Capabilities That Are Essential For Future Explorations, Like Mars.
  • Air India Has Been Fined $1.4 Million  By The US Department Of Transportation (DOT) For Delaying Refunds Worth $121.5 Million To Passengers Whose Flights Were Cancelled During The Covid-19 Pandemic.
  • $7.25 Million Penalties were Imposed Against Frontier Airlines, Air India, TAP Portugal, Aeromexico, El Al Airlines, and Avianca.

Paris Olympics 2024: Phrygian Cap As Mascot

  • The mascot Was Unveiled For The 2024 Paris Olympics.
  • The Phrygian Cap, The Symbol Of The French Republic (Wearing Sneakers As A Nod) The Paralympic Phrygia Is A Bit Slimmer, Bit Smaller, And Has A Blade On His Right Leg To Show Impairment.
  • 2024 President Tony Estanguet, Beijing 2008 Wheelchair Tennis Men’s Doubles Champion Michael Jeremiasz And Gwladys Epangue, A Bronze Medallist In Taekwondo From Beijing 2008 Unveiled Mascots In A Press Conference In Paris.

George Russell Won Brazilian F1 GP 2022

  • George Russell (Mercedes) Won F1 Race In Brazilian Grand Prix In Sao Paulo. 
  • 2nd & 3rd Position Was Hold By Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes ) & Carlos Sainz (Ferrari).
  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull) Holds 4th Position.
  • The 2022 Season’s Final Race Will Be Held In Abu Dhabi From November 18 To 20.

National Epilepsy Day 2022

  • National Epilepsy Day (Each Year On November 17) Is Observed In India To Raise Awareness Of Epilepsy, Causes And Symptoms Of Epilepsy.
  • National Epilepsy Awareness Month (NEAM) 2022 Theme: There Is No NEAM Without ME.
  • What Do You Mean By Epilepsy?
  • It Is An Irregular Brain Activity That Results In Episodes Of Strange Behaviour, Sensations, And Occasionally Loss Of Consciousness.
  • Men And Women Of Different Ages, Cultural Backgrounds & Races Can Develop Epilepsy. Epilepsy Can Attack Any Person.
  • The Epilepsy Foundation of India:
  • In 2009, Dr. Nirmal Surya Founded The Epilepsy Foundation Of India In Mumbai.
  • It Is A Non-profit Epilepsy Foundation Of India Which Works To Improve The Quality Of Life For Persons Who Experience Seizures And To Alter Societal Perceptions Of Epilepsy.
  • This Foundation Created National Epilepsy Day.

Suraj Bhan As Chairman Of NPS Trust

  • Suraj Bhan Has Been Appointed As The Chairman Of The National Pension System Trust (NPS Trust) By Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority.
  • He Will Be Responsible For Managing Funds Under The National Pension System (NPS). 
  • He Has Been A Trustee On The Board Of NPS Trust Since 2018. He Will Be Appointed With Effect From November 12, 2022.
  • In 1983, He Joined The Indian Economic Service.
  • He Has Been Veteran Across Several Sectors With The Government And PSUs In The Areas Of Economic Policy, Business, Industry And Finance.
  • He Retired As Director General Of Labour Bureau (Chandigarh) In January 2018.
  • Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority
  • Founded: 23 August 2003
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Chairperson: Supratim Bandyopadhyay

Climate Change Performance Index 2023

  • 3 Environmental Non­governmental Organizations,  Germanwatch, Newclimate Institute And The Climate Action Network (CAN) International Released The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2023. 
  • Out Of 63 Countries, India Rose 2 Spots To Rank 8th In The Index.
  • The Climate Protection Performance Is Based On Following 4 Categories, Consisting Of 14 Indicators:
  • GHG Emissions (40% Weightage)
  • Renewable Energy (20% Weightage)
  • Energy Use (20% Weightage)
  • Climate Policy (20% Weightage)
  • India’s Position In Different Categories: In GHGs, It Ranked 9, Renewable Energy (24 ), Energy Use (9 ), And On Climate Policy (8).  
  • In The Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Energy Use Categories, India Was Rated “High” And Renewable Energy Categories, It Earned A “Medium” Rating.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • NASA Stands For
  • National Aeronautics And Space Association
  • National Association And Space Administration
  • National Aeronautics And Space Administration
  • None Of The Above

 ANSWER: C

  • Which Of The Following Carried All Apollo Lunar Missions?
  • SLS
  • Saturn V
  • Falcon
  • None Of The Above

 ANSWER: B

  • Which Of The Following Is Paris Olympics 2024 Mascot?
  • Amazing Polar Bear
  • Phrygian Cap
  • Lieb
  • None Of The Above

 ANSWER: B

  • Who Is The Current President Of France?
  • Louis- Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Emmanuel Macron
  • Francois Hollande
  • None Of The Above

ANSWER: B

  • Who Recently Won Brazilian F1 GP 2022?
  • Carlos Sainz
  • Lewis Hamilton
  • George Russell
  • None Of The Above

 ANSWER: C

  • Lewis Hamilton Belongs To Which Nation?
  • USA
  • Britain
  • Spain
  • Namibia

ANSWER: B

  • On Which Day, National Epilepsy Day Is Observed?
  • 17 November
  • 16 November
  • 15 November
  • None Of The Above

ANSWER: A

  • Who Is The New Chairman Of NPS Trust?
  • Anant Goswami
  • Suraj Bhan
  • Rajiv Shukla
  • None Of The Above

ANSWER: B

  • Where Is The HQ of PFRDA?
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • New Delhi
  • None Of The Above

ANSWER: C

  • Who Is The Chairperson Of PFRDA?
  • Murali Sharma
  • Supratim Bandyopadhyay
  • Ashutosh Saini
  • None Of The Above

 ANSWER: B

Prateek Mattoo

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