Hon’ble Vice President launches Vivekananda Sandesh Yatra Rajasthan from Khetri


1. Hon’ble Vice President launches Vivekananda Sandesh Yatra Rajasthan from Khetri

Honorable Vice President Mr. Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurated the Vivekananda Sandesh Yatra Rajasthan at Khetri (Jhunjhunu) , Rajasthan . This journey, which will run till January 7, 2023, is being organized with the courtesy of Swami Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari , Rajasthan Province and Ministry of Culture, Government of India . In these fifty days, this journey will go to all 33 districts of Rajasthan and will spread the ideas of Swami Vivekananda widely. On this occasion, the Vice President went to the Ramakrishna Mission in Khetri and paid floral tributes to the statue of Swami Vivekananda. After that he visited the Vivekananda gallery and offered prayers in front of Swamiji’s statue.

2. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar to represent India at the opening ceremony of the Football World Cup

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar will represent India at the opening ceremony of the Football World Cup . He will be on a two-day visit to Qatar . During his stay in Qatar, the Vice President will also meet members of the Indian community. The Football World Cup will run from 20 November to 18 December .

3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kashi-Tamil Sangamam

The Prime Minister , Shri Narendra Modi , inaugurated the month-long program ‘ Kashi Tamil Sangamam ‘ in Varanasi , Uttar Pradesh .’ inaugurated. The objective of the event is to celebrate, reinvigorate and explore the age-old relationship between Tamil Nadu and Kashi, two of the most important and ancient learning centers of the country. More than 2500 delegates from Tamil Nadu will travel to Kashi. The Prime Minister also released a book ‘Thirukkural’ along with its translation in 13 languages ​​during the event. Apart from this, a month-long exhibition of handlooms, handicrafts, ODOP products, books, documentaries, cuisine, art forms, history and tourist places etc. of both these regions will also be organized in Kashi. This effort is in line with the emphasis on integrating the wealth of Indian knowledge systems with modern systems of knowledge under the National Education Policy (NEP) – 2020. There are two implementing agencies for this program – IIT Madras and BHU.

4. PM inaugurates the first greenfield airport ‘Doni Polo Airport, Itanagar’ in Arunachal Pradesh

In a significant step to boost connectivity in the Northeast , the Prime Minister inaugurated the first greenfield airport in Arunachal Pradesh – ‘ Doni Polo Airport, Itanagar ‘. The airport is named after the traditions and rich cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh and the Sun (‘Doni’) and the Moon (‘Polo’).reflects its age-old indigenous reverence for the. This airport, the first greenfield airport in Arunachal Pradesh, has been developed over an area of ​​over 690 acres and has been constructed at a cost of over Rs 640 crore. The airport has a runway of 2300 meters and is suitable for all weather operations. The airport terminal is a modern building, promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy and recycling of resources.

5. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicates Kameng Hydro Power Station to the Nation

The Prime Minister , Shri Narendra Modi , dedicated to the nation the 600 MW Kameng Hydro Power Station , a Mini Ratna Power Public Sector Enterprise, NEEPCO Limited , under the Ministry of Power.It is the largest hydroelectric project implemented by The setting up of the sixth hydro power plant in the North East i.e. 600 MW Kameng Hydro Power Station in Arunachal Pradesh will be a major step towards fulfilling the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) pledged by the Government of India under the Paris Agreement 2015. This project by the year 2030 000 MW will form a part of the estimated hydropower potential. The project is spread over an area of ​​over 80 kms in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh at a cost of about Rs 8200 crore. The project consists of two dams and a power station with four units of 150 MW each to generate 3353 million units of electricity. The generation of 3353 million units of electricity per annum from this project will make Arunachal Pradesh a power surplus state with huge benefits to the national grid in terms of grid stability and integration and balancing of solar and wind energy sources in the grid.

6. India wins Excellence in Family Planning Leadership (EXCELL) Award-2022 at International Family Planning Conference

In recognition of the significant progress made and the country’s efforts to improve access to modern family planning methods , India is the only country to have won the Family Planning Leadership Award in the ‘ Country Category ‘ at the International Family Planning Conference held in Pattaya City , Thailand . Excellence in (EAXCELL) Award-2022have achieved. India has made significant progress not only in improving access but also in adopting modern contraceptive methods, which have helped couples make informed choices about family planning. This is reflected in the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-5 data. As per NFHS-5 data, the overall contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) in the country has increased from 54 per cent to 67 per cent as compared to NFHS-4. Similarly, the unmet need for family planning has decreased from 13 percent to 9 percent. The unmet requirement has come down to less than 10 per cent in the interval.

7. Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh Chairs Review Meeting of Preparations for Science-20 Meetings of G-20 Summit

Science and Technology Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh chaired a high-level review meeting of the preparations for the Science-20 meetings to be held in the run-up to the G-20 Summit in India in 2023 . The Science-20 Summit will be held in Coimbatore on 21 and 22 July 2023 . The theme of the summit will be – Science for innovation and sustainable development. Dr. Singh said that Sci-20 aims to create a better and encouraging framework for environmentally responsible technologies, a global ecosystem for start-up protection and funding, and a common digital global heritage that all citizens can use. be accessible to

8. Retired IAS officer Arun Goyal appointed as Election Commissioner

Retired IAS officer Arun Goyal has been appointed as the Election Commissioner . The post of Election Commissioner was lying vacant since Rajeev Kumar took over as the Chief Election Commissioner in May this year. The Ministry of Law and Justice said Mr Goyal’s appointment will be effective from the date he assumes office.

9. India improves its ranking by six places in terms of network preparedness

India has improved its ranking by six places in terms of network preparedness to take advantage of the opportunities arising out of information and communication technology in the economy . This information has been given in the recently published Network Readiness Index-2022 report. India now ranks 61st in this sectorhas reached. Based on the preparation of 131 economies, the index aims to evaluate their performance in the four areas of technology, people, governance and influence. India has not only improved its ranking but also scored more points as compared to 2021, which increased from 49.7-4 to 51.1-9 per cent. The report states that India has secured the first position in artificial intelligence talent and the second position in mobile broadband internet in terms of domestic and international internet service. India ranks third in terms of annual investment in telecommunication communication services and size of the domestic market and fourth in exports of information communication technology services. This report is from Washington D.C. Developed by the Portulence Institute, an independent research and educational organization based in The NRI- 2022 report states that India has more network readiness than expected considering its income level. India ranks third out of 36 in the lower-middle-income countries group, behind Ukraine (50) and Indonesia (59). India scores higher than the average score for this income group on all bases and sub-scores.

10. Minister of State for Education, Dr. Subhash presented the National Clean School Awards 2021-22 at Akashvani Bhawan, Delhi

Minister of State for Education, Dr. Subhash Sarkar presented the National Clean School Awards 2021-22 at Akashvani Bhavan, Delhi . A total of 39 schools have been awarded, including five in the national category and 34 in the overall category. Sixty thousand rupees have been given to the winners of the national category and twenty thousand rupees to the other category. These schools have been selected by the National Commission Committee for the awards.

11. France ends decade-long Operation Barkhane in Africa

On 9 November , France ended Operation Barkhane , a decade-long operation in Africa . France launched Operation Serval in January 2013 in the Sahel of North Africa. The operation was limited to combating Islamic extremists linked to al-Qaeda, who controlled northern Mali. In 2014, this Operation Serval was scaled up and renamed as Operation Barkhane. The purpose of this advanced operation was to assist local armed forces in preventing a resurgence of non-state armed groups in the Sahel region. It launched counter-terrorism operations in Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad. As part of this mission, approximately 4,500 French personnel were deployed with the local Joint Anti-Terrorism Force.

12. US Secretary of the Navy Mr. Carlos del Toro visits India

The US Secretary of the Navy Mr. Carlos del Toro is on a five day official visit to India from 17-21 November 2022. During this, he will hold a meeting with Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar and high ranking officials of the Government of India in New Delhi . Mr. Carlos del Toro will visit the Indian Navy’s Southern Naval Command in Kochi, hold talks with the Commander-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command there and also visit India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant at the Cochin Shipyard.

13. Indian Coast Guard conducts 20th National Maritime Search and Rescue Board meeting in Gujarat

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has organized the 20th National Maritime Search and Rescue (NMSAR) Board meeting at Kevadia , Gujarat on 18 November 2022 as part of the series of annual Maritime Search and Rescue (M-SAR) meetings .Organized. The apex level meeting was chaired by Shri VS Pathania, Director General, ICG, who is also the Chairman of the NMSAR Board. The NMSAR Board meets every year to formulate policy issues, guidelines and procedures, assess the efficacy of the National Maritime Search and Rescue Plan and provide services to seafarers and fishermen in the vast 46 lakh square kilometer area of ​​the Indian Search and Rescue Region (ISRR). is up for discussion. It consists of a total of 31 members from various Central Ministries/agencies, Armed Forces, all Coastal States and Union Territories.

14. Launches a massive drive to revamp public and community toilets in urban areas

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri launched the Toilet 2.0 campaign at a national event held in Bengaluru, Karnataka on the occasion of World Toilet Day 2022 . The campaign aims to transform public and community toilets in urban areas of the country through a collective effort involving citizens and urban local bodies. The campaign has five thematic areas

  1. People to Toilets: cleaning and maintaining community and public toilets
  2. Partners for Toilets: Adoption of Public Toilets
  3. Design Toilet: Design Challenge
  4. Rate Your Toilet: Promoting user feedback to improve public toilets and
  5. My Thoughts – Our Toilets: Mobilizing Public Opinion for Toilets

15. National Museum and Kolding Museum sign MoU

The Kolding Museum and the National Museum will jointly organize an exhibition on the theme “ The Silver Treasures of Denmark and India ” in early March 2023 in New Delhi . A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the exhibition in New Delhi was signed and exchanged between the National Museum of India, New Delhi and the Kolding Museum, Kolding, Denmark. To be held in New Delhi in March 2023, the exhibition will showcase the finest silver collections of the Kolding Museum and the National Museum. The collaboration and exhibition is taking place under the recently agreed Cultural Exchange Program between India and Denmark for the years 2022 to 2026.

16. Sandhya Devanathan Appointed As New India Head Of Meta

Facebook ‘s parent company Meta has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as Vice President of Meta India . He has been appointed as the new head of the India business and vice president. Sandhya Devanathan will take over on January 1, 2023, and will report to Dan Neary, Meta’s Vice President for the APAC region. Sandhya Devanathan is also considered a gaming expert. He has over 22 years of experience in international banking, payments and technology.

17. German bank ‘KfW’ to provide 150 million Euro loan to SBI for solar projects

India’s largest commercial bank State Bank of India has entered into a 150 million euro (Rs 1,240 crore) loan with German development bank KfW to finance solar projects .loan agreement has been signed. The KfW Development Bank was established in 1948 by the German government. The long-term loan, under the Indo-German Solar Partnership, will facilitate new and upcoming capacities in the solar sector. In 2015, the Government of India and Germany signed an MoU to promote solar energy through technical as well as financial cooperation. Under this agreement, Germany expressed its willingness to provide concessional credit of up to 1 billion Euro to India through KfW. It refers to the 19 European countries that have abolished their national currency and adopted the Euro as their common currency.

18. Wipro first Indian company to set up European Work Council

India’s IT giant Wipro has entered into an agreement with its employee representatives to set up a European Works Council (EWC) . It has become the first Indian company to set up European Works Councils for its workers in Europe. The 27-member European Union has mandated companies with more than 1000 employees in EU countries to set up an EWC.

19. UP ranks second in the country in opening new companies after Corona

After Corona, Uttar Pradesh is second in terms of opening new companies in the country. 30,000 companies have been opened here in the last three years while 60,000 new companies have been opened in Maharashtra during the same period. UP has left Delhi behind in this matter. Statistics of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs show that three years after Corona, Uttar Pradesh has left behind states like Delhi, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in setting up industries. There are a total of 1.08 lakh active companies here. In this case, UP ranks third in the country. At the end of September, Maharashtra had a total of three lakh active companies while Delhi had 2.2 lakh companies. Karnataka is fourth with 1.04 lakh and Tamil Nadu is fifth with 99,038 companies.

20. Government of India to abolish National Anti-Profiteering Authority

The Government of India has decided to abolish the National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) with effect from 1 December 2022 as its extended tenure ends on 30 November 2022 . From December 1, 2022, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) will settle all profiteering complaints related to GST . The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) was established on 30 November 2017 by the Government of India under Section 171 of the Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017. Goods and Services Tax has been implemented in India from 1st July 2017. The Competition Commission of India is the national competition regulator in India. It was established in March 2009. Sangeeta Verma is the acting chairperson of CCI.

21. Blackstone launches its Asian data center business from India

American multinational private equity investor Blackstone has launched its data center business in Asia from India . There are plans to increase this to 600 MW in the next two years through a presence in five locations in the country. Blackstone launched its data center platform Lumina Cloud Infra on 15 November 2022 . Lumina Cloud Infra is owned and managed by Blackstone’s Real Estate and Strategic Opportunities Fund.

22. Country’s first street circuit car race begins in Hyderabad

The country’s first street circuit car race started in Hyderabad . Telangana ‘s Information Technology Minister K Taraka Rama Rao inaugurated the race. It is also the first phase of the Indian Racing League . Its fourth phase will also be organized in Hyderabad on 10th and 11th of next month. The second leg of the race will be held in Chennai from 25th November and the third leg from 2nd December . The street circuit car race is being organized in preparation for the Formula-E race to be held in Hyderabad on February 11 next year .

23. Manika Batra became the first Indian woman to win a medal in the Asian Cup Table Tennis Tournament

India’s Manika Batra created history by winning the women ‘s singles bronze medal in the Asian Cup Table Tennis tournament . Unseeded Manika defeated three-time champion Hina Hayata of Japan 11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10, 4-11, 11-2 in the bronze medal match. Heena was the sixth ranked player. The gold medal was won by Wang Yidi of China . She defeated Japan’s Mima Ito 4–2 in the final. In the semi-finals, Mima Ito defeated Manika Batra and Yidi defeated Hina Hayata. Earlier, Chetan Babur had won a silver medal in 1997 and a bronze medal in 2000 for India in the Asian Cup.

24. fifa football world cup in qatar

The FIFA World Cup football tournament is going to start off spectacularly in Doha , the capital of Qatar . Top 32 countries from five continents are participating in it. Al -Bayt Stadium of Al -KhorThere will be an opening ceremony. A total of 64 matches will be played in eight stadiums in Qatar. South Korean boy band B.T.S. Jungkook “Dreamers”, Black Eyed Peace, Robbie Williams and Nora Fatehi will perform at the opening ceremony. In the opening match, host Qatar will face Ecuador. The importance of the FIFA World Cup increases this time because for the first time it is being organized in a West Asian country and it is being organized in winter. Prior to this, the FIFA World Cup was played in June-July. This World Cup will also be different because this could be the last World Cup for legendary football players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

25. FIFA bans sale of alcoholic beverages in Qatar’s World Cup stadiums

FIFA has banned the sale of alcohol in and around stadiums in Qatar . This decision has been taken two days before the start of the Football World Cup. FIFA has said that this decision has been approved after consultation with the authorities of the host country. However, non-alcoholic beverages will be available for sale at all stadiums in Qatar hosting World Cup matches. The International Football World Cup is being held in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December.

26. UNGA designates 18 November as World Day for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

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.

27. 5th Naturopathy Day

Naturopathy Day is celebrated every year on 18th November in India from the year 2018 . Mahatma Gandhi Nature Cure Foundation Trust on the same day Became a life member and signed the deed. Gandhiji is considered to be the founding figure of naturopathy in India, as it was through his efforts that this healing system became popular in India. On the occasion of 5th Naturopathy Day, Union Minister of AYUSH Shri Sarbananda Sonowal participated in an event organized by International Naturopathy Organization (INO), Surya Foundation in collaboration with Ministry of AYUSH in New Delhi. The main event was organized at the National Institute of Naturopathy in Pune. This year’s Naturopathy Day was celebrated with the theme “Naturopathy: An Integrative Medicine”. A special cover envelope was released to commemorate the 5th Naturopathy Day on the occasion. Gandhi mementos were given to the participants of the cycle rally, who had come from New Delhi, Wardha and Hyderabad and assembled in Pune.

28. world toilet day

Every year on 19 November , World Toilet Day is celebrated all over the world. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about the people who still do not have access to safe and clean toilets and initiate action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. The United Nations General Assembly declared World Toilet Day an official United Nations day in 2013. This year’s theme for World Toilet Day is ” Let ‘s make the invisible visible”.

29. World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: 18-24 November

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week is observed every year from 18-24 November . World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to raise awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. This year, the theme of WAAW is ” Stopping Antimicrobial Resistance Together “.

30. India’s basketball legend Abbas Muntasir passes away

Former India basketball captain and Arjuna awardee Ghulam Abbas Muntasirpassed away on November 16, 2022 in Mumbai after a prolonged illness. He was 80 years old. He was born in 1942 in Mumbai. He started playing in Nagpada by the American missionaries, later he started getting inclined towards basketball. His basketball debut came in 1960 in an exhibition game against Australia. He captained the national team in the Asian Basketball Championship in Bangkok in 1969 and 1975. He was part of the Indian team at the 1970 Asian Games, which finished sixth after topping a group that also contained China, Thailand and Malaysia. In the same year, Muntasir was selected in the Asian All-Star team and received the Arjuna Award, the first basketball player to receive this honour.