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UN sanctions against Iran for non-cooperation Committee decision

  • The UN condemned Iran for not cooperating with them in the implementation of the nuclear agreement. The IAEA, the nuclear watchdog, has passed the resolution. In a resolution passed by the 35-member body, Iran has been accused of not providing technically credible answers to its questions.
  • Iran and major powers struck a deal in 2015 to lift economic sanctions on the country to ensure it would not develop a nuclear weapon. However, the US later withdrew from it.
New Governor appointed for West Bengal
  • Jagdeep Dhankar, who was the Governor of West Bengal, was selected as the Vice President and took charge last August. Subsequently, Governor of Manipur State. Ganesan was looking after West Bengal as an additional charge.
  • In this case, the President's office has announced that former IAS officer CV Ananda Bose, 71, has been appointed as the new governor of West Bengal. He is an awardee from the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, which trains IAS officers. A writer, he has written essays, novels, short stories and poems.
Union Govt grants Rs 32 crore to 16 IITs for outstanding performance
  • A capacity building program for industrial value addition has been introduced with World Bank assistance to improve the overall efficiency of Union Government Vocational Training Institutes.
  • Under this scheme, 13 government vocational training centers and 3 private vocational training centers have been approved for subsidy of Rs.29.01 crore.
  • At present, the Union Government has issued an order to provide a total subsidy of Rs. 32 crores to 16 more State Vocational Training Institutes at the rate of Rs. 2 crore each in consideration of the good functioning of all the vocational training institutes in Tamil Nadu.
Appointment of Retired Justice V. Bharathidasan as Chairman of Commission for Backward Persons - Tamil Nadu Government Notification
  • Tamil Nadu Commission for Backward Persons is headed by retired Madras High Court judge V. Bharathidasan, retired IAS officers S. Karuthiyapandian, M. Jayaraman, I. Sudalaikanan, K. The Government of Tamil Nadu has ordered the appointment of Dr. Peru Matiyazhagan, former Registrar, Tamil Nadu Veterinary Medical University and S. P. Saravanan Karuppannan Mariappan College Principal, Muttur, Tirupur District.
Sandhya Devanathan has been appointed as the new Indian head of Meta
  • Some of the companies operating globally are conducting layoffs. Based on that, Meta Company has also fired more than 11 thousand employees. Abhijit Bose and Rajiv Aggarwal, India's WhatsApp presidents, resigned from their posts a few days ago.
  • In this case, Sandhya Devanathan has been appointed as the Indian President of Meta. And he will take over this responsibility from January 1 next year, Meta said.
World Snooker Championship Series 2022
  • In Turkey, the World Snooker Championship Series took place. India's Vidya Pillai 44 faced Belgium's Wendy Jahn in the women's final. After losing the first set 19-63, Vidya bounced back and won the next two sets 64-19, 65-16. 
  • He cheated in the fourth set and lost 19-56. Then, Vidya won the 5th set 64-52 and lost the next two sets 34-66, 2-62. In the end Vidya from Tamil Nadu lost 3-4 (19-63, 64-19, 65-16, 19-56, 64-52, 34-66, 2-62) and took the 2nd place.
  • With this, she became the 2nd Indian player to reach the finals of the World Snooker Championship and placed 2nd. Earlier in 2016, India's Ame Kamani was ranked 2nd.
  • India's Manan Chandra lost to Wales' Darren Morgan 3-5 (63-52, 23-82, 42-59, 30-62, 59-18, 40-73, 85-25, 49-58) in the 'Masters' category final. Took 2nd place.
5th Executive Committee Meeting of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund
  • The 5th Executive Committee meeting of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) was held in New Delhi in the evening (17.11.2022) chaired by Nirmala Sitharaman.
  • The Executive Board said that NIIF has been developed as an internationally trusted and commercial platform. The Central Government also invests in this fund with the support of prestigious global and local investors.
  • The Finance Minister asked the NIIF team to speed up the work of this fund and attract investments. Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman praised the NIIF team for constantly talking to investors from various countries who are interested in investing in India.
  • The meeting was attended by Mr. Ajay Seth, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Mr. Vivek Joshi, Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Chairman, State Bank of India, Mr. Dinesh Kara.

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