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TNPSC Current Affairs November 20, 2018

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs November 20, 2018 (20/11/2018)

 

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Topic : Places in News, Latest Diary of Events

My Son temple complex

President Kovind has visited the My Son temple complex in Kwangnan province in Vietnam. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the My Son temple complex is among Vietnam’s most cherished cultural treasures.

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Topic : Awards and Honours, Latest Diary of Events

CSE gets 2018 Indira Gandhi Prize

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the New Delhi (India)-based independent research and advocacy think tank, has been named the recipient of the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2018.

About CSE:

Established in 1980 under the leadership of late Anil Aggarwal and presently headed by Sunita Narain CSE has been working for the last four decades to incorporate environmental sustainability into development policies.

It has worked on extending awareness and education about environmental issues, on air and water pollution, waste water management and industrial pollution, food safety and energy, climate change and above all in influencing official policy and public actions for sustainable development.

About Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development:

The award is accorded annually by the Trust to individuals or organisations in recognition of creative efforts toward promoting international peace, development and a new international economic order, ensuring that scientific discoveries are used for the larger good of humanity, and enlarging the scope of freedom.

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Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, International Diary of Events

Silver Jubilee Commemoration Ceremony of SIMBEX- 2018

Silver Jubilee Commemoration Ceremony to mark the 25th edition of SIMBEX, “Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise” was held on board INS Sahyadri at Visakhapatnam.

Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) is an annual bilateral naval exercise conducted by the Indian Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).

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Topic : India’s Foreign Policy, International Diary of Events

Exercise INDRA

Tenth Indo-Russian Joint Exercise, INDRA 18 was held on 19 November 2018 at Babina Military Station.

The aim of the exercise is to practice joint planning to enhance inter-operability of the two armies in peace keeping environment under the aegis of the UN.

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Topic : Books and Authors, Persons in News, Latest diary of Events

Mamata’s biography

A biography of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was released in bookstores across the country.

The biography, written by journalist Shutapa Paul, has been published by Penguin India.

The book, titled “Didi: The Untold Mamata Banerjee”, brings out the unique position the Trinamool Congress supremo has occupied in Indian politics.

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