Current Affairs in Short: 22 November 2019
SC refuses to overturn NGT ban on ROs
• The Supreme Court has refused to interfere with the ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on the use of ROs in Delhi.
• The apex court asked the RO Manufacturers Association to go to the Center to present its case.
• The Bharat Water Quality Association, representing the RO manufacturers, has filed a petition challenging the NGT's order.
Only 9% Indian kids get proper nutritious food: Smriti Irani
• Women and Child Welfare Minister Smriti Irani said in Lok Sabha that just 9% of the kids in India are getting proper nutritious food.
• She also informed that even rich and affluent families are not giving appropriate nutritious food to their kids.
• Smriti Irani informed the house about various programmes initiated by the government to create awareness on malnutrition.
US sanctions sale of 13 MK45 Naval Guns
• The US has approved the sale of 13 MK45 naval guns to India. The total cost of the deal is approximately one billion dollars.
• BAE Systems will be the main contractor in the deal. The MK-45 gun system will enhance the Indian Navy's anti-surface warfare and anti-air defence mission capability.
• These guns will prove useful for the Indian Navy in dealing with regional challenges.
Lt. Shivangi will participate in Naval Operation
• Lieutenant Shivangi is the first female pilot of the Indian Navy. She will soon be involved in naval operations.
• She will join the Navy on 2 December after the completion of operational training. With this, she will become the first woman pilot of the Indian Navy.
• She will be allowed to fly Dornier aircraft after completion of her training. Earlier in the Navy, women officers served as air traffic control officers and supervisors.
India Ranks 7th in Global Terrorism Index
• As per the report published by Forbes, India ranks seventh the among top 10 countries most affected by terrorism.
• The most affected area in India was Jammu and Kashmir where 123 people were killed in 321 terror attacks.
• The report suggests that India has some insurgency groups like Hizbul Mujahidin, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Assamese insurgency groups etc.