🍀Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari oversaw the MOU signing of between WAPCOS and Doppelmayr. The main aim is to provide end-to-end solutions for passenger ropeway projects. 🍀The Women and Child Development Ministry has set up an online marketing portal named ‘Mahila-E-Haat’ for unique organic products of the women farmers and entrepreneurs from across the country.
🍀The 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2018 will be held in Goa from 20th to 28th of November.
🍀The government of India has released over 113 crore rupees to six border states to meet special development needs of people living in isolated locations. The amount was released to Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP).
🍀Pakistan and China have launched a luxury bus service passing from Lahore toKashgar city in China.
🍀First Secretary in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, Mahesh Kumar, on behalf of India pledged contributions of USD 13.36 million for the various UN agencies and development activities.
🍀Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath renamed Faizabad as Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Ram.
🍀Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched the technology-driven and citizen-friendly ‘Mo bus’ service in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
🍀The Meghalaya government announced Rs 378 crore investment in the second phase of the state’s flagship aquaculture mission name Aqua Mission 2.0 aimed at cutting down fish imports into the hill state.
🍀The Central and Andhra Pradesh governments and the World Bank have signed the loan agreement for $172.20 million project to enhance agricultural productivity, profitability, and climate resilience of poor and marginalised farmers in Andhra Pradesh.
🍀HDFC Bank raised interest rates on deposits by up to 0.5 per cent for various tenors. Similarly, Bank of Baroda hiked lending rates by 0.1 per cent.
🍀Samay Godika won the fourth annual “Breakthrough Junior Challenge” for 2018, a global science video competition.
🍀India has been elected as a member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council for another four-year term from 2019 to 2022. 🍀Gaddam Dharmendra has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
🍀Citigroup has appointed John Dugan, a former comptroller of the currency, as its new chairman.
🍀Retired Gauhati High Court judge Pranoy Kumar Musahary was sworn in as the first Chairperson of Meghalaya Lokayukta.
🍀‘The Fire Burns Blue: A History of Women’s Cricket in India’, a book on history of women’s cricket in India, will be launched on November 30, 2018. The book is co-authored by sports journalists Karunya Keshav and Sidhanta Pathak. It is published by Westland Sport, a new imprint of Westland Publications.
🍀India’s Angad Vir Singh Bajwa won the gold medal in the men’s skeet final of the 8th Asian Shotgun Championship in Kuwait.
🍀Indian opener Rohit Sharma surpassed captain Virat Kohli to become India’s highest run-scorer in T20 Internationals during the second game against the West Indies at the newly-built Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. He has scored 2203 runs in 86 T20 matches.
🍀India’s Air Rifle mixed team junior pairing of Elavenil Valarivan and Hriday Hazarikawon the gold medal at the 11th Asian Championship in Kuwait.
🍀China has unveiled its new-generation stealth combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) – CH7, stated to be the most advanced drone developed so far by the country.
🍀National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Hubble Space telescope has spotted a formation of galaxies that look like a smiling face in the sky.
🍀China has unveiled a replica of its first permanently crewed space station, which would replace the international community’s orbiting laboratory, ISS.