Daily Current Affairs Notes for 22-Nov-2022 By GyanOK.com

22 November 2022

53rd IFFI 2022: Chiranjeevi honoured with Indian Film Personality of the Year 2022

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At the opening ceremony of the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi was honoured with the Indian Film Personality of the Year 2022 award. Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Anurag Thakur announced that the Indian Film Personality of the Year award will be conferred upon megastar Chiranjeevi. In a career spanning nearly four decades, Chiranjeevi has acted in more than 150 films, primarily in the Telugu film industry.

All About Megastar Chiranjeevi:

  • Chiranjeevi is a renowned Indian actor, film producer, philanthropist and politician who has predominantly worked in Telugu cinema. Actor Chiranjeevi has starred in over 150 films in his career. He has acted in Telegu, Tamil, and Hindi movies. His debut with Punadhirallu in 1978 set the screen for him.
  • In 2006, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award, for his contributions to Indian cinema and was presented with an honorary doctorate from Andhra University.
  • In his four decade film career, Chiranjeevi has won the Andhra Pradesh state’s highest film award, the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award, three Nandi Awards, and nine Filmfare Awards, Telugu.
  • He served as the Minister of Tourism for the Government of India from 2012 and 2014.
  • He captured the imagination of the masses with his performance in Initlo Ramayya Veedilo Krishnayya in 1982.
  • He’s admired for his zestful dance performances and fight sequences brimming with power. He takes an active part in philanthropy through his organisation, The Chiranjeevi Charitable Foundation, which was founded in 1998.

 

World Heritage Week: 19–25 November 2022

 

World Heritage week 2022:

The Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums is celebrating World Heritage week commencing from November 19 to November 25, 2022. The World Heritage Week is observed to promote the conservation of culture and heritage. The week – long celebration aims to create awareness about traditions and culture. The World Heritage Week is celebrated by UNESCO and several other international organisations. In India. The World Heritage Week is celebrated by the Archaeological Survey of India.

How did India celebrate the World Heritage Week?

  • Being a signatory to the World Heritage Convention, India undertakes various initiatives on World Heritage Day (18 April) and World Heritage Week (19-25 November) each year, to celebrate the spirit of the World Heritage Convention. Some of these initiatives include providing free admission at ticketed monuments, publishing books on World Heritage, involving youth and children through painting competitions and heritage walks, among others.
  • The Member States of UNESCO adopted the World Heritage Convention in 1972. 191 state parties have ratified this World Heritage Convention including India. World Heritage sites belong to all the people of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located.
  • The Government of India celebrated the World Heritage Week by promoting the heritage sites in the country. Rule 6 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Rules, 1959 says about the fees collected at the entrance of the archaeological sites. In accordance to this rule, the Archaeological Survey of India directed that all the entry tickets to the ancient monuments and archaeological sites are free.

What is the importance of World Heritage Week?

There are 3,691 monuments that are protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. Uttar Pradesh has the highest numbers. Of these around 40 are listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. India has the sixth largest number of heritage sites in the world. It is essential to promote the conservation of these sites. Thus, it is important for India to celebrate the World Heritage Week.

Formula-1 Racing: Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wins Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix

 

Formula One (F1) world champion Max Verstappen of Red Bull team won the season ending F1 Abu Dhabi race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The battle for second place remained a major story with Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez entering the race tied at 290 points, but it was Leclerc who came out on top with a second-place finish on the Yas Marina Circuit.

Some of his records are as follows:

Max Verstappen was his record 15th title of the 2022 season. He also ended the 2022 season as the world F1 champion. He won his first F1 world championship title in 2021. He also holds the record for winning a maximum 15 races in a single season. He broke the previous record of 13 race victories in a season jointly held by seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher (2004 season) and four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel (2013 season).

Recent Grand Prix 2022 Winner:

  • Brazilian Grand Prix 2022- George Russell (British)
  • Mexican Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • US Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Japanese Grand Prix 2022- Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Singapore Grand Prix 2022- Sergio Perez (Mexico)
  • Canadian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Miami Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • French Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Spanish Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Hungarian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Belgian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Dutch Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Italian Grand Prix 2022 – Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
  • Monaco Grand Prix 2022 -Sergio Pérez (Mexico)
  • Australian Grand Prix 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)
  • Bahrain Grand Prix 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)
  • Austrian Grand Prix 2022 – Charles Leclerc (Monaco)

 

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar attends FIFA world cup inauguration in Qatar

 

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022:

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar has joined the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and other dignitaries in the inauguration of FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Dhankhar is in Doha for a two-day visit to represent India at the inauguration of FIFA’s showpiece event. Besides attending the inaugural ceremony of the Football World Cup, the Vice President will also interact with members of the Indian community during the visit. The 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor will host the opening ceremony on 20 November 2022 just before the first match between host Qatar and Ecuador.

Besides attending the inaugural ceremony of the Football World Cup, the Vice President will also interact with members of the Indian community during the visit. The Vice President’s visit would be an opportunity to join a close and friendly country Qatar as it hosts a major sporting event and also acknowledge the role played and support extended by Indians in this World Cup.

India Qatar Relations

  • India and Qatar enjoy close and friendly relations with multifaceted partnerships extending to areas of trade, energy, security, defence, health, culture, and education, among others.
  • In the last financial year, bilateral trade crossed USD 15 billion.
  • Qatar plays an important partner in India’s energy security and India participates in Qatar’s food security.
  • Next year, both countries will be celebrating 50 years of the establishment of full diplomatic relations.
  • People-to-people ties form an important element of the bilateral relationships with over 840,000 Indians in Qatar.