1.Bangladesh bans Islamist outfit ‘Allahr Dol’
Government of Bangladesh has banned the Islamist outfit ‘Allahr Dol’ saying that it poses a threat to public safety and security.The government would ban eight outfits based on inputs from the intelligence agencies.
Allah’r Dol was formed in 1995 with the aim to establish Caliphate through armed struggle.
In 2004 it merged with banned militant organisation Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
Allahr Dol is the ninth Islamist group to be banned for extremism and militancy in Bangladesh.
2.V Muraleedharan reaches Abu Dhabi to attend IORA meeting
Minister of State in the External Affairs Ministry V Muraleedharan reached Abu Dhabi to attend the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) meeting.He looks forward to fruitful deliberations to strengthen regional cooperation with fellow Indian Ocean states.
The Minister of State for External Affairs is leading the Indian delegation to attend the 19th IORA Council of Ministers meeting.
The theme is “Promoting a Shared Destiny and Path to Prosperity in the Indian Ocean.”
During this week’s ministerial meeting, the United Arab Emirates will take over from South Africa as IORA Chairman, for a two year period running to 2021.
The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is an international organisation consisting of 22 coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean.
3.Italian movie ‘Despite the Fog’ to open at 50th IFFI this year
Italian movie ‘Despite the Fog’ will be the opening at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) this year.The film is directed by Europe’s noted filmmaker Goran Paskaljevic.
The 50th edition of IFFI, beginning 20th of this month in GOA, will witness the screening of over 200 best films from 76 countries.
4.11th edition of Bal Sangam to begin from Nov 9
The Eleventh edition of Bal Sangam to be organised by the National School of Drama, NSD, will begin from the 9th of this month in the New Delhi.It is a confluence of folk and traditional art forms performed by children.
The four-day festival will showcase enthralling folk and traditional performing arts and folk theatre dedicated to children.
As many as twelve States including Assam, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat are participating in the event.
5.2-Day BIMSTEC Port Conclave to be held in Visakhapatnam
The two-day BIMSTEC Port (Bay of Bengal initiative multi-sector technical and economic cooperation) Conclave will be held on 7th and 8th November at Visakhapatnam.Vizag port trust is hosting the conclave first time ever since the formation of BIMSTECH in 1997.
Seven-member countries that include Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Srilanka, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan are participating in the conference.
Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh L. Mandaviya will inaugurate the conclave.
6.Indian Coast Guard conducted ReSAREX-2019
The Indian Coast Guard conducted the Regional level Search and Rescue Workshop and Exercise – 2019 (ReSAREX – 2019).It conducted this exercise to check the preparedness and response measures for search and rescue at sea in a coordinated manner.
The two days event organised by the Coast Guard District Headquarters – 11 (Goa) comprised of search and rescue workshop and tabletop exercise followed by search and rescue exercise at sea.
The ReSAREX – 19 tested the efficiency of operations of various SAR agencies in Goa.
7.Arvind Singh takes over as Chairman of Airports Authority of India
Arvind Singh, IAS officer of 1988 batch, Maharashtra Cadre took over as the Chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI).On his first day, Singh interacted with board members and senior officials at AAI’s corporate headquarters, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, New Delhi.
Singh, in his previous assignment, was Additional Chief Secretary (Energy) in Maharashtra government.
8.Vinaya Shetty elected as IODA’s First Indian and Asian General Vice President
Dr Vinaya Shetty, from Mumbai India, is the first Indian to be elected to the position of General Vice President (GVP), International Organisation Development Association (IODA) since its inception in 1986.Dr Vinaya has helped in change and transformation of numerous organisations across industries in India and has been contributing to facilitating IODA’s efforts since 2009.
IODA is a non-profit association, has members from 50 countries that are initiating and supporting organizational and societal change processes all over the world.
IODA is a community as well as a platform for OD (Organisational Development) professionals to connect, share and exchange ideas.
9.TVS Motor Chairman Srinivasan conferred with Deming award
Venu Srinivasan, Chairman of TVS Motor Company and Sundaram Clayton, was conferred with the prestigious Deming Distinguished Service Award For Dissemination and Promotion Overseas.Srinivasan becomes the first industrialist from India to be bestowed this prestigious award for his contributions in the field of total quality management (TQM).
The Deming Prize is the highest award for TQM in the world.
10.Nawazuddin Siddiqui to be honoured with Asian Film Talent Award at SIFF
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be honoured by Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award at the Singapore International Film Festival (SIFF) on November 23.He will be awarded for his Netflix’s Emmy-nominated original series Sacred Games
Sometime back, the actor was honoured by the Golden Dragon Award at the Cardiff International Film Festival for his excellence in cinema in the International market.