Australia won the Cricket World Cup title for the sixth time

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1 Australia won the Cricket World Cup title for the sixth time

Australia  has   won  the Cricket World Cup title for the sixth time .   Australia   defeated host India by  six  wickets in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium  in  Ahmedabad . Australia won by achieving the target of 241 runs for four wickets in 43 overs. For Australia,  Travis Head  scored  137 runs  and  Marnus Labuschagne  scored  58 not out.  . For India, Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets and Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj took one wicket each. Earlier, the Indian team was all out for 240 runs in 50 overs. Lokesh Rahul scored 66, Virat Kohli scored 54 and captain Rohit Sharma scored 47 runs. For Australia, Mitchell Mark took three wickets and Josh Hazlewood and captain Pat Cummins took two wickets each.

2 Two-day international program ‘Sambhaav’

A two-day international event ‘Shambhav -2023 ‘  by artists with disabilities (physical and mental) is being organized   on  18th and 19th November, 2023 by Alpana  ( Association for Learning Performing Arts and Normative Action Society byDisabled artists from Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Iran, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Sri Lanka and Thailand will participate in this two-day program. On the first day of the program, disabled artists from different participating countries showcased their talent through their performances. On this occasion, Shri Apoorva Chandra, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting graced the program with his proud presence as the chief guest.

3 Japan and India favorite markets in Asia Pacific: BofA survey

Japan and India are the most preferred markets in Asia Pacific in   the recent  Fund Manager Survey (FMS)  conducted by Bank of America (BofA).   emerged asThe survey revealed that Japan topped the list with 45 per cent overweight, followed by India with 25 per cent. In contrast, Thailand, China and Australia are considered less attractive, with net underweight figures of 13 per cent, 9 per cent and 9 per cent respectively.

4 India granted record 41,010 patents so far in 2023-24

Commerce and Industry Minister  Piyush Goyal  has said that the Indian Patent Office   has granted 41,010 patents in this financial year till November 15, 2023 , which is the highest.  On this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this is a ‘remarkable achievement’. This is a milestone in India’s journey towards an innovation-driven knowledge economy. He said, ‘India’s youth will greatly benefit from such progress.’ According to the World Intellectual Property Organization report, there was a 31.6 percent increase in patent applications by Indians in 2022.

5 International Conference on Plant Health Management 2023 concludes in Hyderabad

The four-day International Conference on Plant Health Management-2023  held at  Professor Jaishankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU)  concluded on Saturday with some recommendations made by the scientists participating in the conference. This important event   is organized by the Plant Protection Association of India (PPAI) , an organization with a rich heritage of 50 years in advancing plant protection at the national and international level. The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for global collaboration in promoting innovation and sustainability in the field of plant health management.

6 ‘Hello Coconut’ call center unveiled by CDB

 In an important step to support  coconut farmers and enhance coconut farming practices, Coconut Development Board (CDB) has  recently  launched “ Hello Coconut ”  Friends of Coconut Trees (FOCT) call center facility. The objective of this initiative is to provide valuable assistance to farmers in various aspects of coconut harvesting and plant management operations. The primary objective of the “Hello Coconut” initiative is to create a dedicated platform to cater to the needs of coconut growers, providing expert guidance and service related to coconut cultivation. This initiative is expected to benefit farmers not only  in Kerala  but   also in traditional coconut growing states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka through the respective unit offices of the Coconut Development Board. The “Hello Coconut” call center   operates from the CDB headquarters  in  Kochi , acting as a central hub to provide assistance and information to coconut farmers.

7 Assam government approves merger of SEBA and AHSEC

 In a significant step towards  educational reforms , the Assam Cabinet  has   given its approval to the merger of Assam Board of Secondary Education (SEBA)  and  Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) . The integrated entity will now be known as ‘ Assam State School Education Board ‘ ( ASSEB ). The objective of this decision is to raise the quality and standards of school education in the state. SEBA, which is responsible for conducting Class 10 exams, and AHSEC, which has been entrusted with the supervision of Class 12 board exams, will now function as a unified board under the banner of ASSEB.

8 Singer Suresh Wadkar nominated for Maharashtra’s ‘Lata Mangeshkar Award’

Famous playback singer Suresh Wadkar  will  be honored with Maharashtra  ‘s prestigious ‘ Lata Mangeshkar Award 2023 ‘. Established in the memory of renowned playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, the award recognizes extraordinary contributions and achievements in the field of music. Suresh Wadkar receiving this prestigious award was announced by the Government of Maharashtra in appreciation of his dedication and artistic excellence in the field of music. This prestigious honour, carrying a cash award and a citation, underlines Wadkar’s unique talent and significant contribution to the music industry.

9 Shakuntala Bhaya appointed to America’s Administrative Conference Council

US  President  Joe Biden  has recently announced several key appointments, including the   notable selection of Indian American Shakuntala L Bhaya to a key role. According to the White House, Bhaya   has been appointed as a member of the Council of Administrative Conference of the United States of America. Shakuntala L. Bhaya is co-owner of the Law Offices of Doroshow, Pasquale, Kravitz & Bhaya, a statewide Delaware law firm.

10 JSW awarded to develop Rs 4,119 crore greenfield port in Karnataka

JSW Infrastructure  has recently  announced receiving the award for the development of a   Rs 4,119 crore  state-of-the-art, all-  weather , deepwater  greenfield port  at  Kenny , Karnataka . JSW Infrastructure outlined the key features of the proposed Kenny Port, emphasizing modern, eco-friendly, mechanized facilities designed to handle Cape-sized vessels. The initial phase will have a capacity of 30 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), with ample scope for expansion in the long run. Kenny Port is strategically located between Mormugao Port in the north and New Mangalore Port in the south, which contributes to its importance in the region.

11 The 9th India International Science Festival (IISF) 2023 will be held in Faridabad, Haryana from January 17 to 20, 2024.

The 9th edition  of  the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2023  is scheduled to be held in Faridabad  ,  Haryana  from January 17 to January 20, 2024  . This major science fair   will be organized on the campus of Translational Health Science and Technology Institute . The theme of the 9th edition of IISF is ‘ Science and Technology Public Outreach in the Age of Amrit ‘. This theme highlights the importance of science and technology outreach efforts in the present era. IISF 2023 aims to provide a platform for individuals with diverse interests including students, teachers, scientists, researchers, industry professionals, entrepreneurs and science communicators. IISF 2023  will include 17 themes  that showcase scientific achievements and provide diverse benefits to participants and the general public. These topics will provide a broad overview of various scientific subjects and their importance in our lives.

12 The festival of Chhath Puja ended with offering Arghya to the rising sun.

The four-day  Chhath Puja   ended  on  20th November in the morning with offering Arghya to the rising sun . Thousands of devotees stood in waist-deep water at Chhath Ghats on the banks of rivers, ponds and reservoirs and offered Arghya to the Sun God. Devotees offered water and milk to the Sun God. Apart from this, seasonal fruits, sugarcane, coconut and dishes like Thekua, Khajuriya and other items kept in soup made from bamboo were also offered to Surya and Chhathi Mai. After the puja, the devotees took Prasad and broke the 36-hour long fast.

13 World Day for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Violence 2023

The United Nations General Assembly  has  declared 18 November  as   the World Day for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Violence. The new World Day aims to bring global visibility to the trauma of child sexual abuse, with the hope that governments will take action to fight it. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), millions of children experience sexual violence every year.

14 World Premature Day 2023

World Premature Day  is observed  every year  on  17 November  to raise  awareness about the concerns of premature babies and their families around the world  . November  is observed as Prematurity Awareness Month. The day was created by European origin organizations in 2008. It is being celebrated as World Premature Day since 2011. The global theme for World Premature Day 2023 has been decided as “ Small actions, big impact: Immediate skin-to-skin care for every baby everywhere. ”

15 Prime Minister Modi paid tribute to Indian Queen Lakshmibai on her birth anniversary

Prime Minister  Narendra Modi has paid tribute to Rani Lakshmibai,  a symbol of bravery of Indian women power,   on her birth anniversary. Rani Lakshmibai   played an important role during India’s first war of independence (1857–58) . Rani Lakshmibai   was born on November 19, 1828 . Rani Laxmibai’s  Kota-ki-Sarai  near  Gwalior in 1858   died while fighting the British colonial rulers at a place called

16 Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

Prime Minister  Narendra Modi  has   paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary. Mrs. Indira Gandhi   was the first and only woman Prime Minister of India . She   became Prime Minister in 1966 after the death of  Lal Bahadur Shastri . He   was born on 19 November 1917 .

17 Daisaku Ikeda, former head of ‘Soka Gakkai’, the largest religious Buddhist organization in Japan, passes away

Daisaku Ikeda, former head of   ‘ Soka Gakkai ‘ , the largest religious Buddhist organization  in  Japan  , has passed away. He was 95 years old. Ikeda had a relationship with the ruling  Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) for several decades  and became a government ally. Ikeda   popularized this organization in the world based on the teachings of Nichiren , a 13th century Japanese Buddhist monk. Soka Gakkai is a global community-based Buddhist organization with approximately 12 million members. This organization promotes peace and harmony in the world. Famous people of the world have connections with this organization. Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom, former Italian football player Roberto Baggio and American jazz musician Herbie Hancock are among his followers.

18 Famous art historian Padmashree Prof. BN Goswami passes away

Padmashree Prof. one of  the best art historians of the country  . BN Goswami  died due to lung infection. Pro. Goswami had recently released his book ‘ The Indian Cat ‘. At the same time, he recently completed writing six parts of ‘ My Sorrow Ramayana ‘. However, this book written by him has not been published yet. Pro. BN Goswami was born  on 15 August 1933 in  Sargodha , Punjab province  of British India  (now in Pakistan) to   BL Goswami, a former District and Sessions Judge.

19 Famous novelist A. S. Bayat dies at the age of 87

Acclaimed British novelist  Antonia Susan Byatt , widely known as  A.S.  died at the age of 87. With a literary career spanning nearly six decades, Bayat left an indelible mark on the literary world. Her notable work, “ Position: A Romance ”   won her the prestigious Booker Prize in 1990. Byatt, sister of the novelist  Margaret Drabble  , drew parallels with the Brontës, and established herself as one of the most important writers and critics of her time.