The LAMO Centre of Ladakh won the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation on November 9, 2018. This aristocratic house was restored from a state of partial ruin.
The centre won the ‘Award of Distinction’ for its systematic restoration project that used local building materials and indigenous construction techniques while skilfully introducing modern amenities to assure its ongoing use.
The movie ‘Donbass’ directed by Sergei Loznitsa won the coveted Golden Peacock Award at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which concluded in Goa on November 28, 2018.
The Golden Peacock Award carries a cash prize of Rs 4 million (Rs 40 lakhs) to be shared equally between the Producer and the Director, a Trophy and the citation.
Indian business tycoon and philanthropist AzimPremji was bestowed with the highest French civilian distinction Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) in Bengaluru on November 28, 2018.
The President of India, Ram NathKovind on November 28, 2018 appointed ArvindSaxena as the new Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
President Ram NathKovind on November 26, 2018 appointed Sunil Arora as the new Chief Election Commissioner. He would be succeeding OP Rawat who retired on November 24.
The Union Government on November 26, 2017 appointed appointedAkhileshRanjan as Convenor of the Task Force that was constituted in Nove,ber 2017 for drafting a New Direct Tax Legislation.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on November 17, 2018 appointed Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey as the new revenue secretary. He will succeed current Finance and Revenue Secretary HasmukhAdhia, who is retiring on November 30.
Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal on November 13, 2018 announced his resignation as the CEO of the group, effective immediately.
Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Ananth Kumar passed away on November 12, 2018 at a private hospital in Bengaluru. He was 59. He is survived by his wife and 2 daughters.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on November 26, 2018 eased the norms for External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs) by reducing the mandatory hedging provision to 70 percent from the current 100 percent.