1 Christopher Luxon sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand
Mr Christopher Luxon has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of New Zealand . Governor-General Cindy Kiro presided over the swearing-in ceremony. Following the elections held last month, an alliance was formed between Mr Lakson’s party and two smaller parties under his leadership on Friday. Under the coalition agreement, Mr Luxon has promised tax cuts and a reduction in government officials, including a 6.5 per cent cut in public services.
2 Southeast Asia’s first Night Sky Century to be opened in Hanle, Ladakh
South East Asia’s first Night Sky Century will soon be opened in Hanle , Ladakh . Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh gave this information at the inauguration of Ladakh Pride Exhibition in New Delhi. The Dark Sky Reserve will form a part of the Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary in Hanle village in eastern Ladakh . It is being built in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, which is affiliated with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Dr. Jitendra Singh said that this will promote astro-tourism in India. Spread over one thousand 73 square kilometers, this Night Sky Reserve is being built near the Indian Astronomical Observatory where the world’s second highest optical telescope of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics has been installed at a height of 4500 meters.
3 Asia’s largest open trade fair Bali Jatra is being celebrated to commemorate the glorious ancient maritime heritage of Odisha
Asia’s largest open trade fair, Bali Jatra is being celebrated to commemorate the glorious ancient maritime heritage of Odisha . It was launched on the banks of Mahanadi in Cuttack . This year’s festivities began on the occasion of Kartik Purnima . This celebration will continue till 4th December next month. Cultural troupes from Odisha and other states will perform Odissi, Chhau, Bihu, Mahari, Gotipua, Sambalpuri, Santhali folk dances and other dances at the venue of the fair in the evening. This year, around two thousand stalls are expected to showcase various handicrafts, household items and food items in the fair.
4 Mumbai road named in memory of actor Vikram Gokhale
On the first death anniversary of actor Vikram Gokhale , on the request of Cine and Television Artists Association (CINTAA) and CAWT , the Maharashtra government has decided to name the road adjacent to CINTAA Tower in Andheri as Natshrestha Vikram Gokhale Marg in his memory . Let us tell you that this decision has been taken in recognition of the actor’s incomparable contribution to Indian cinema, theater and television. On 26 November, this route was inaugurated by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis . Last year, Vikram Gokhale died at the age of 77 on 26 November 2022 in a hospital in Pune. Last month, on the occasion of Vijayadashami, the tower of Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA), an organization of film industry artists , was inaugurated by yesteryear actress Asha Parekh . Vikram Gokhale was the President of CINTAA from 2017 to 2022 . During this period, he also took many important decisions for the welfare of CINTAA artists.
5 State of the Wet Tropics report released
Australia ‘s biodiversity-rich northern rainforests , designated as World Heritage Sites , face increasing threats from the impacts of climate change since 2020 , according to the recently released “ State of the Wet Tropics ” report. 25% more species are classified as threatened species . The report, produced by the UNESCO-listed Conservation Authority for the Queensland Wet Tropics, outlines the declining health of species such as the ringtail possum . Despite receiving international protection in 1988, climate change, habitat loss and ecosystem degradation pose significant threats to these iconic species.
6 Peru lost more than half its glaciers in six decades
According to scientists at Peru ‘s National Institute of Research of Mountain Glaciers , Peru has experienced catastrophic loss of more than half of its glacier surface over the past six decades , with 175 glaciers lost between 2016 and 2020 due to the impacts of climate change. Have become extinct. Over a period of 58 years, 56.22% of the glacier coverage recorded in 1962 has been lost. The primary factor contributing to this rapid impact is an increase in average global temperatures, which has led to the rapid retreat of glaciers, especially in tropical regions. Worrying data indicate that Peru now has only 44% of the glacial coverage recorded in 1962, representing 1050 square kilometers (405 sq mi) of remaining glacial coverage. Some mountain ranges, such as the Chila, have almost completely disappeared, with the Chila having lost 99% of its glaciated surface since 1962. In particular, Chila is an important area because it is the first water source to contribute to the Amazon River.
7 Zero Draft texts to reduce plastic pollution
Recently the third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-3) concluded at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Headquarters in Nairobi , Kenya . This session focused on the development of an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution incorporating concerns related to the marine environment . However challenges have emerged during progress as the INC-3 faced difficulties in reaching consensus on the zero draft text of an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution. The Zero Draft of INC-3 outlines proposed elements for an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution with an emphasis on the marine environment. It aims to ensure prevention, regulation and mitigation by incorporating important technical, regulatory, institutional and procedural elements for effective implementation. India actively supports this development and actively participates in the INC process. INC-4 and INC-5 are scheduled to be hosted by Ottawa, Canada a few months from now and by Buzan, South Korea in November 2024, respectively.
8 Satwik-Chirag pair lost in the final of China Masters
The Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwik Sairaj and Chirag Shetty faced defeat in the final of the China Masters 750 tournament . In the final played on November 26 in Shenzhen city of China , the Indian pair was defeated by the Chinese pair of Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang . The Satwik-Chirag pair was playing the fourth final of the BWF World Tour this year. The pair has won the titles of Indonesia Super 1000, Korea Super 500 and Swiss Super 300 this year. In badminton, tournaments are held in different countries throughout the year, and the points of these tournaments are added to the personal ranking. The China Masters is part of the BWF World Tour and is a Level 3 tournament. In this, the winner gets 11,000 points which is added to the ranking.
9 Anish Bhanwala becomes the first Indian shooter to win a medal in 25m rapid fire in the ISSF World Cup final.
Anish Bhanwala etched his name in history by becoming the first Indian shooter to win a medal in the men’s 25m rapid fire event at the ISSF World Cup Final . The feat eclipsed the efforts of previous Indian shooters like Vijay Kumar in 2009 and Gurpreet Singh in 2015, who had reached the final but missed out on a medal. After securing a remarkable bronze medal in the men’s 25m rapid fire final at the ISSF World Cup Final in Doha , 21-year-old Indian shooting sensation Anish Bhanwala received a hearty congratulations from Rio Olympic champion Christian Ritz.
10 Guru Nanak Jayanti
President of India greets citizens on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti . Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Guru Parv , is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Guru and founder of Sikhism . The festival is celebrated on the fifteenth lunar day of the month of Kartik , which usually falls in November. Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469-1539) was born in a village called Talwandi Rai Bho near Lahore (later renamed Nankana Sahib ). Guru Nanak Dev Ji initiated inter-religious dialogue in the 16th century and held talks with most of the religious sects of his time. The works written by Guru Nanak Dev Ji were integrated into the Adi Granth by the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji (1563–1606). Later expanded by the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666–1708), it evolved into the Guru Granth Sahib . Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s commitment to equality is evident in the social institutions he championed: langar (cooking and sharing food collectively), pangat (participating in meals without discrimination of high and low caste) and Sangat (collective decision making).
11 World Sustainable Transport Day 2023: 26 November
In a decisive step towards promoting sustainable and environment-friendly transport , the United Nations General Assembly has designated 26 November as World Sustainable Transport Day . The resolution underlines the vital role of transport in connectivity, trade, economic growth and employment, while acknowledging its significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. The pursuit of sustainable transport is not only an environmental imperative but also a key strategy for achieving the broader Sustainable Development Goals. World Sustainable Transport Day 2023 focuses on the theme “ Sustainable Transport, Sustainable Development ”.
12 75th Foundation Day of National Cadet Corps NCC
National Cadet Corps/National Cadet Corps (NCC) celebrated its 75th Raising Day on November 27, 2023 . It is the world’s largest uniformed youth organization . NCC provides various types of opportunities to the youth for their development. Many cadets of this organization have achieved remarkable achievements in the field of sports and adventure activities. NCC has also provided a platform to cadets in the field of international relations in the last four decades. NCC was formed in the year 1948 ( on the recommendation of H.N. Kunzru Committee -1946) and has its roots in the youth institutions formed in the British era , such as the University Corps or University Officer Training Corps . Are in. Which was created under the Indian Defense Act, 1917 with the aim of meeting the shortage of personnel in the Indian Army. Later in the year 1949 , NCC was expanded to include Girls Division so that equal opportunities could be provided to women willing to defend the country.
13 UP government declared ‘No Non-Veg Day’ on November 25 on the birth anniversary of Sadhu TL Vaswani.
Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh has declared 25th November as Meat Free Day (No Non-Veg Day) . Yogi government has taken this decision in view of the birth anniversary of Sadhu TL Vaswani . Thus, after this decision of the government, meat shops and slaughterhouses will remain closed in UP on 25th November.