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News in Short - 22-November-2019

Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed Sri Lanka Prime Minister

Date: 22 November 2019 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Sri Lanka’s former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa took oath as the new prime minister of the island nation after incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe formally stepped down from his post.
  • Mr. Rajapaksa, the elder brother of the newly-elected President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, will function as the prime minister of the caretaker cabinet until the general election in August 2020.
  • Rajapaksa earlier served as the country’s president from 2005-2015, becoming South Asia’s longest-serving leader. He was also prime minister for a brief period in 2018.

Jose Mourinho appointed Tottenham Hotspur manager

Date: 22 November 2019 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Tottenham Hotspur have named Jose Mourinho as their new manager after the sackingof Mauricio Pochettino.
  • The Portuguese returns to management for the first time since being sacked by Manchester United in December. 
  • Mourinho is one of the world's most accomplished managers having won 25 senior trophies. He is renowned for his tactical prowess and has managed FC Porto, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Women workers to be allowed to work in night shifts in Karnataka

Date: 22 November 2019 Tags: Commerce & Industry
  • The Karnataka government has approved the employment of women workers willing to work in night shifts.
  • The state government has laid down conditions for employing women in night shifts that include adequate measures to prevent and address sexual harassment, provide appropriate working conditions etc.
  • The government has also said that employers shall see that the women workers are employed in a batch of not less than ten and the total of the women workers employed in a night shift shall not be less than 2/3rd of the total strength.

Keeladi to be a protected archaeological site

Date: 22 November 2019 Tags: Historical Places
  • The Tamil Nadu government has said that Keeladi will be declared a protected site after the proposed excavations in a cluster of villages around it are completed.
  • The government is planning to perform next round of excavation on the site and is also in the process of developing a museum for the articrafts.
  • Keeladi is a Sangam era site located on the banks of Vaigai river in Tamil Nadu. It is believed to be one of the earliest settlement of Tamil civilization.

Idris Elba: The new wasp species

Date: 22 November 2019 Tags: Biodiversity
  • Resechers have discovered a new species of wasp in Mexico and named it after popular actor Idris Alba based on his character from Hollywood movie Thor.
  • The wasp acts as a protector of Human civilization by preventing attacks by pest on human crops, especially vegetables.
  • The waspwas found living as a parasite in the eggs of another insect, known as the bagrada bug, which is a major pest of cruciferous vegetables.