26th November 2018 Current Affairs

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To resign is a right of the employee: SC

  • According to a Supreme Court order, an employee has the right to resign from a job.
  • An employee cannot be compelled to serve in case he is not willing until and unless there is some stipulation in the rules.
  • The Supreme Court made the observations while allowing the appeal of a former Air India engineer, who was refused his dues by the Central government carrier.

Harmanpreet Kaur named the captain of ICC Women's World Twenty20 XI

  • India’s batting star Harmanpreet Kaur has been named as captain of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 XI, which also featured opener Smriti Mandhana and leg-spinner Poonam Yadav
  • A selection panel of ICC has picked up the team based on the players’ performances in the tournament.
  • Three players from England, two from Australia and one each from Pakistan, New Zealand and the Windies have also been named in the eleven.

Bhavani Devi wins gold in Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championship

  • India’s Bhavani Devi (first Indian) has won the gold medal in the Sabre event in the Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championship 2018 in Canberra, Australia.
  • She defeated England’s Emily Ruaux 15-12 in the final.
  • Earlier, Bhavani Devi won a silver medal in the Tournoi Satellite Fencing Championship in Iceland.

Australia llifts Women's World T-20 title by defeating England

  • Australia has lifted the Women’s World Twenty-20 title for the fourth time at Antigua.
  • In the title clash, the Aussies recorded an emphatic 8-wicket win over England.
  • Australia bundled out England for just 105 and then with the bat, Australia overhauled the target in just 15.1 overs with 8 wickets in hand.
  • Ashleigh Gardner (Australia) was the player of the match.

Sameer Verma won the Badminton Championship

  • Badminton player Sameer Verma won the ‘Syed Modi International Badminton Championships’ on 25 November 2018.
  • He defeated China’s Guangzu Lu in the men’s singles final.
  • Men’s doubles pair of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and women’s doubles players Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy also won silver in their respective finals.

26th November: National Milk Day

  • The National Milk Day (NMD) has been observed on 26th November across India to mark the birth anniversary of the Father of the White Revolution Dr. Verghese Kurien.
  • The idea of observing National Milk Day was first mooted by Indian Dairy Association (IDA) in 2014 on the lines of World Milk Day that is observed on 1st June every year under the aegis of UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
  • Kurien he was conferred with many accolades such as Ramon Magsaysay Award, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Krishi Ratna, World Food Prize, Padma Vibhushan, etc.

26th November: Constitution Day being Celebrated

  • The Constitution Day in India is being celebrated every year on 26th of November.
  • The constitution of India (supreme law of India) was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26th of November 1949 and came into force on 26th January in 1950.
  • The day is celebrated to value and preserve the rich heritage of composite culture and to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform.
  • The constitution (longest written constitution of any country) replaced the Government of India Act, 1935 as the country’s fundamental governing document, and the Dominion of India became the Republic of India.
  • The Chairman of the drafting committee ‘B. R. Ambedkar’ is widely considered to be the chief architect of Indian Constitution.

NCC Day: 4th Sunday of November

  • National Cadets Corps (NCC) day is celebrated every year on the fourth Sunday in the month of November.
  • The NCC in India was formed by the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948 on 15th July 1948.
  • The first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru presided over the function of raising the first NCC Unit at Delhi on the last Sunday of Nov 1948.
  • The motto for the NCC is “Unity and Discipline”.

Former Railway Minister CK Jaffer Sharief passes away in Bengaluru

  • Former Railway Minister, senior most Congress leader CK Jaffer Sharief (85-year) passed away at a hospital in Bengaluru.
  • He held the office of the Minister of Railways under PV Narasimha Rao (from 1991 to 1995).
  • Sharief served eight terms as the member of parliament, the last of which was from 1999 to 2000.

Bihar CM unveils 70 ft tall Lord Buddha's statue in Rajgir

  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled a 70-feet tall statue of Lord Buddha (made of pink sandstone) at Rajgir in Nalanda district, Bihar.
  • It is the second tallest statue of Buddha in the country.
  • The statue has been installed above a 16-metre radius pedestal in the middle of Lake Ghora Katora.

Chatbot ‘ANYA’ launched by Lupin

  • Lupin, India’s third-largest drugmaker has launched a chatbot named ‘ANYA’ for disease awareness.
  • It is specially designed to provide medically verified information aimed at answering patient queries related to ailments.
  • ANYA will initially address queries related to diabetes.

Try out the quiz ?

1. Read the following statement -
i. According to Supreme Court order, an employee has the right to resign from a job.
ii. An employee have to be compelled to serve in case he is not willing to do work.
iii. The Supreme Court made the observation while allowing the appeal of a former Air India engineer, who was refused his dues by the Central government carrier. Which of the following statement is correct?

Correct! Wrong!

According to a Supreme Court order, an employee has the right to resign from a job. An employee cannot be compelled to serve in case he is not willing until and unless there is some stipulation in the rules. The Supreme Court made the observations while allowing the appeal of a former Air India engineer, who was refused his dues by the Central government carrier.

2. Who has been named as captain of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 XI?

Correct! Wrong!

Harmanpreet Kaur named the captain of ICC Women's World Twenty20 XI

3. Who won the gold medal in the Sabre event in Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championship 2018 held in Canberra, Australia?

Correct! Wrong!

Bhavani Devi wins gold in Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championship

4. Which country won the title of Women’s World Twenty-20 2018?

Correct! Wrong!

Australia llifts Women's World T-20 title by defeating England

5. Who won the title ‘Syed Modi International Badminton Championship men’s singles 2018’?

Correct! Wrong!

Badminton player Sameer Verma won the ‘Syed Modi International Badminton Championships’ on 25 November 2018.

6. National Milk Day has been observed on _____________ across India.

Correct! Wrong!

The National Milk Day (NMD) has been observed on 26th November across India to mark the birth anniversary of the Father of the White Revolution Dr. Verghese Kurien.

7. When constitution day in India is being celebrated every year?

Correct! Wrong!

26th November: Constitution Day being Celebrated

8. On which Sunday in the month of November National Cadets Corps day is celebrated every year?

Correct! Wrong!

NCC Day: 4th Sunday of November

9. Former Railway Minister CK Jaffer Sharief passed away in ________________.

Correct! Wrong!

Former Railway Minister CK Jaffer Sharief passes away in Bengaluru

10. In which place Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled a 70-feet tall statue of Lord Buddha?

Correct! Wrong!

Bihar CM unveils 70 ft tall Lord Buddha's statue in Rajgir

11. Which pharmaceutical company has launched a chatbot named ‘ANYA’?

Correct! Wrong!

Lupin, India’s third-largest drugmaker has launched a chatbot named ‘ANYA’ for disease awareness.

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