Current Affairs This Week (18-11-2018)

  • Indian Army inducts 3 artillery gun system
    Indian Army inducted three major globally combat proven artillery gun system viz. M777 A2 ultra light howitzers (ULH), K-9 Vajra-tracked self-propelled guns and ‘Composite Gun Towing Vehicle’ at Deolali Field Firing Range in Maharashtra. These are first artillery gun systems to be inducted by Indian Army in three decades.

 

  • November 9: National Legal Services Day
    To spread awareness for ensuring reasonable fair and justice procedure for all citizens. The aim of celebrating this day is to offer free of charge, proficient and legal services to the people belonging to weaker sections of society.

 

  • Jawahar L presented with France’s highest civilian honour
    Renowned French scholar Jawahar Lal Sarin was presented with France’s highest civilian honour Chevalier de la Lgion d’Honneur. He was presented with this award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to enhancing Indo-French cultural cooperation and promoting French language.

 

  • Arecibo Message: 1,679 binary digits
    Scientists gathered at the Arecibo Observatory amidst the tropical forests of Puerto Rico to attempt humankind’s 1st communication with intelligent life beyond our own planet.3min radio message a series of 1,679 binary digits was aimed at a cluster of stars 25,000 light years away from earth.

 

  • GSAT-29 has a perfect launch
    Heaviest satellite to be carried on indigenous rocket. Amid concerns over Cyclone Gaja spoiling the launch of the country’s heaviest satellite to be carried on board an indigenous rocket from Indian soil, the ISRO pulled off the feat to perfection on 14 Nov.

 

  • Asia’s first woman neurosurgeon
    One of her areas of interest was deep brain stimulation. Asia’s first woman neurosurgeon, T.S. Kanaka. G. Vijaya She was the third woman neurosurgeon in the whole world. She has inspired at least 75 to 80 women to become neurosurgeons in the country.

 

  • William Goldman, Oscar winner for All the President’s Men
    Goldman also made political history by coining the phrase “follow the money” in his script for “All the President’s Men”, William Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter & Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid & All the President’s Men.

 

  • World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    WCO is independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations. It was established in 1952 as Customs Co-operation Council (CCC). It is the only international organization with competence in Customs matters and is considered as voice of international Customs community.

 

  • Hima Das is Unicef India’s first youth ambassador
    The United Nations Children’s Fund India has appointed Asian Games gold-medalist sprinter Hima Das as the country’s 1st ever youth ambassador.

 

  • Nexxt Credit Card
    IndusInd Bank has launched first interactive Credit Card in India with buttons called IndusInd Bank Nexxt Credit Card. It will give customer multiple options on how to make a payment using his or her Credit Card. Card created in partnership with Pittsburgh USA headquartered Dynamics Inc.

 

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