1. On the occasion of Constitution Day, President Draupadi Murmu unveiled the statue of Dr. Ambedkar in the Supreme Court
Constitution Day is celebrated on 26 November . The Constituent Assembly formally accepted the Constitution on 26 November 1949, which came into effect from 26 January 1950 . In the year 2015, the government had decided to celebrate 26 November as Constitution Day to promote constitutional values among the citizens. On this occasion, President Draupadi Murmu unveiled the statue of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar in the Supreme Court . Chief Justice of the Supreme Court DY Chandrachud and other judges were also present in this program.
2 COP-28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit UAE from November 30 to attend the World Climate Change Summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on a two-day visit from November 30 to attend the World Climate Change Summit . This conference of COP-28 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – UNFCCC is being organized from 28 November to 12 December under the chairmanship of the United Arab Emirates . The UNFCCC Conference of Parties provides a unique opportunity to accelerate collective action towards addressing the common challenge of climate change. During COP-26 in Glasgow , the Prime Minister had announced five specific goals called ” Panchamrit ” as important contributions of India. The Prime Minister had also announced Mission Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) .
3 Center asks states and union territories to review preparedness to deal with respiratory diseases in view of the public health situation in China
The Union Health Ministry has decided to review preparedness measures in view of the public health situation arising from respiratory diseases in China . The ministry has asked states and union territories to immediately review preparedness measures in public health and hospitals . The rapid emergence of respiratory diseases among children has been reported in northern China. The ministry has said that the government is closely monitoring the situation and there is no reason to panic. All states and union territories have been asked to implement the revised surveillance instructions in the context of Covid. They have been asked to monitor more serious respiratory diseases like influenza . States have been asked to pay special attention to children and adolescents. Recently, information shared by the World Health Organization indicated an increase in respiratory illness in northern parts of China. Mainly common causes like influenza, mycoplasma pneumonia, SARS-CoV-2 etc. have been said to be responsible for this. According to the World Health Organization, the onset of winter season as well as the spread of respiratory diseases like Mycoplasma pneumoniae as well as the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions also led to the surge.
4 Central Government changed the name of Ayushman Bharat- Health and Wellness to Ayushman Arogya Mandir
The Central Government has changed the name of Ayushman Bharat – Health and Wellness to Ayushman Arogya Mandir . Its tagline is Arogyam Paramam Dhanam . All the states and union territories have been asked to change its current name appropriately by issuing guidelines through a letter. The ministry has also asked to upload the photographs of the primary health centers after completing the renaming work.
5 Irish author Paul Lynch wins Booker Prize 2023
Irish author Paul Lynch has been awarded the Booker Prize for 2023 . Paul Lynch won the Booker Prize for 2023 for his novel ‘ Prophet Song ‘, leaving behind Indian-origin author Chetna Maru ‘s debut novel ” Western Lane ” at a ceremony in London . This novel by 46-year-old Lynch tells about an Ireland in the grip of totalitarianism . Paul Lynch, former chief film critic of Ireland’s Sunday Tribune newspaper, said he wanted readers to understand totalitarianism with the intense realism of his writing. Contest organizers said Paul Lynch is the fifth Irish author to win the Booker Prize.
6 Malaysia allows visa-free entry for Indian citizens from December 1
In Malaysia , the visa requirement for Indian citizens coming to the country will be abolished from December 1 this year . Now Indian citizens can stay in Malaysia without visa for 30 days . Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim made the announcement at the annual meeting of the People’s Justice Party in Putrajaya . Along with India, citizens of China will also be allowed to enter Malaysia visa-free from December 1st. Malaysia has taken this step to promote additional tourist arrivals with a view to increasing economic growth. Mr Anwar last month announced improvements to visa facilities to encourage tourists and investors to visit Malaysia.
7 Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Shri Parshottam Rupala released Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2023 during National Milk Day program in Guwahati
Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Shri Parshottam Rupala presented the Basic Animal Husbandry Data 2023 (Milk, Egg, Meat and Wool Production 2022) based on Livestock Integrated Sample Survey (March 2022-February 2023) at an event organized on the occasion of National Milk Day in Guwahati . -23) Issued. Following are the salient features of basic animal husbandry data:
- Union Minister Shri Rupala said that the total milk production in the country during the year 2022-23 is estimated at 230.58 million tonnes, which has registered an increase of 22.81 percent in the last 5 years, which was 187.75 million tonnes in the year 2018-19. Moreover, the production during the year 2022-23 has increased by 3.83 percent over the estimate for the year 2021-22. The Union Minister said that during the year 2022-23, the highest milk producing state was Uttar Pradesh , whose share in total milk production was 15.72 percent. This was followed by Rajasthan (14.44 percent), Madhya Pradesh (8.73 percent), Gujarat (7.49 percent) and Andhra Pradesh (6.70 percent).
- Union Minister Shri Parshottam Rupala said that the total egg production in the country is estimated to be 138.38 billion. Compared to the estimated production of 103.80 billion eggs during the year 2018-19, an increase of 33.31 percent was recorded in the last 5 years during the year 2022-23. Furthermore, there has been an annual increase of 6.77 percent in production during the year 2022-23 as compared to the year 2021-22. Shri Rupala said that the major contributor to the total egg production of the country has been from Andhra Pradesh, whose share in the total egg production is 20.13 percent, followed by Tamil Nadu (15.58 percent), Telangana (12.77 percent), West Bengal (9.94 percent) and Karnataka (6.51 percent).
- The Union Minister said that the total meat production in the country is estimated to be 9.77 million tonnes during the year 2022-23 , registering an increase of 20.39 percent in the last 5 years as compared to the estimate of 8.11 million tonnes in the year 2018-19. Is. There was an increase of 5.13 percent in the year 2022-23 compared to the year 2021-22. He further said that the major contributor to the total meat production is from Uttar Pradesh with 12.20 per cent share followed by West Bengal (11.93 per cent), Maharashtra (11.50 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (11.20 per cent) and Telangana (11.06 per cent). .
- Shri Rupala informed that the total wool production in the country is estimated at 33.61 million kg during the year 2022-23 , which has registered a negative growth of 16.84 percent in the last 5 years as compared to the estimate of 40.42 million kg during the year 2018-19. . However, the production has increased by 2.12 percent in 2022-23 as compared to the year 2021-22. He said that Rajasthan is the major contributor with 47.98 per cent share in the total wool production, followed by Jammu and Kashmir (22.55 per cent), Gujarat (6.01 per cent), Maharashtra (4.73 per cent) and Himachal Pradesh (4.27 per cent).
8 Union Education Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan along with the Governors of Chhattisgarh and Odisha inaugurated the Odisha Research Center in Bhubaneswar
Union Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan along with the Governor of Chhattisgarh , Shri Vishwabhushan Harichandan and the Governor of Odisha , Shri Raghubar Das at the Odisha Research Center in Bhubaneswar and a one-day workshop on ‘ Knowledge Traditions of Odisha: A Futuristic Framework ‘ Inaugurated. Odisha Research Center (ORC) was established by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR); Indian Knowledge Systems Division, Ministry of Education; Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Sambalpur; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur; And is being done in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar. The objective of the Center is to develop innovative knowledge providing framework to explore the diverse and nuanced dimensions of the history, culture, economy and society of Odisha.
9 Indian Coast Guard conducts 9th National Level Pollution Response Exercise (NATPOLREX-IX) at Vadinar, Gujarat
The 9th National Level Pollution Response Exercise (NATPOLREX-IX) was conducted by the Indian Coast Guard on 25 November 2023 at Vadinar, Gujarat . Rakesh Pal, Director General, Indian Coast Guard and Chairman , National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan (NOSDCP) reviewed the preparedness of all agencies during the exercise. The exercise was participated by representatives of various ministries and departments of the Central and Coastal State Governments, ports, oil management agencies and other stakeholders. More than 31 foreign observers and 80 delegates participated in the exercise.
10 Inauguration of Floating Mobile Re-Fueling (MRU) CNG Station for boats at Ravidas Ghat by Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
In an important step towards pollution free Varanasi, the city’s second floating Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Mobile Re-fueling Unit (MRU) station at Ravidas Ghat was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri. Did. After Namo Ghat CNG station, this is the second such station in the country to fill CNG in boats. Both the above stations have been developed by Maharatna PSU GAIL (India) Limited under the control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas . With this, floating CNG stations for boats on both sides of the main ghats of Varanasi are now operational. The floating stations have been developed by GAIL at a cost of approximately Rs 17.5 crore.
11 Yantras (YANTRA) provide platform to revitalize AYUSH system of medicine and become a global wellness movement: Sarbananda Sonowal
Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways and AYUSH, Sarbananda Sonowal in collaboration with Jigyasa on Yoga and Ayurveda in Neuroscience, Clinical and Research Approach organized at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) (Yoga and Ayurveda in Neurosciences, Therapeutics and Research Approaches ( YANTRA )), 2023. YANTRA, 2023 is an international conference on Integrative Medicine with the theme on models of integration in health care . Held at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) campus, Yantra is a platform to showcase the effectiveness of AYUSH system of medicine in enriching the quality of life of people as well as their treatment. Supported by NIMHANS along with Jigyasa to strengthen and revive it.
12 RBI included PM Vishwakarma Yojana in PIDF
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the Payments Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) scheme for an additional two years, now effective till December 31, 2025 . The initiative aims to encourage the deployment of payment acceptance infrastructure in various sectors . The scope of the PIDF scheme has been expanded to include beneficiaries of PM Vishwakarma Yojana . This strategic decision is expected to boost RBI’s efforts in promoting digital transactions at the grassroots level. The PIDF scheme, launched in January 2021, initially focused on Tier-3 to Tier-6 centres, north-eastern states and Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Beneficiaries of PM Swanidhi Yojana were included in Tier-1 and 2 centers in August 2021.
13 Blue Dart partners with India Post for digital parcel locker services
Courier company Blue Dart has launched digital parcel locker service in post offices in partnership with India Post . According to the statement issued by Blue Dart, with this service people will be able to collect their goods from digital parcel lockers in post offices. This eliminates the need for individual receipts or signatures for packages. Under this, Blue Dart has installed automated digital parcel lockers in some selected post offices. This will offer customers another option to ship their items.
14 Thread by Thread: A book based on the life of Shambhu Kumar Kasliwal
A book on the life of Shambhu Kumar or ‘The’ S. Kumar, Thread by Thread , was released by Kapil Dev at The Palace Hall, NSCI, Mumbai . Kapil Dev has been the brand ambassador for S Kumar’s TV and print campaigns in the 80s and 2000s. This book is written by renowned journalist and author Satya Saran and published by Penguin Random House . Thread by Thread is a personal look at the story of Shambhu Kumar, who built one of India’s most successful textile empires from scratch. The book chronicles his evolution from a businessman to an industrialist and reveals the business mantra behind his unprecedented success.
15 FICCI names Mahindra Group CEO Anish Shah as president-elect
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the country’s oldest and largest industry body, is all set to welcome Anish Shah as its elected president . This important announcement was made during the recent FICCI National Executive Committee meeting, highlighting Shah’s important role in shaping the future of the apex chamber. Currently serving as Senior Vice President of FICCI, Anish Shah is the Group CEO of Mahindra Group and Managing Director of the group’s parent company M&M.
16 OneWeb India becomes first company to receive in-space approval for satellite broadband
OneWeb India , a subsidiary of Bharti Group and part of the Eutelsat Group , has recently received approval from India’s space regulator, In-Space, to launch Eutelsat OneWeb ‘s commercial satellite broadband services in the country. This significant achievement makes OneWeb India the first organization to receive such authorization, making it the only satellite broadband service provider to secure all necessary regulatory approvals prior to its commercial launch.
17 The world’s largest iceberg broke and moved towards the Southern Ocean.
The world’s largest iceberg is now moving forward after being stuck on the sea floor for more than 30 years. This iceberg, named A23a, broke away from the Antarctic coastline in 1986 . But it quickly sank into the Antarctic’s Weddell Sea and became an island of ice. Covering an area of approximately 4,000 square kilometers (1,500 square miles), the iceberg is more than twice the size of Greater London. This icy rock, which has been flowing rapidly since last year, is now moving through Antarctic waters. According to Dr. Andrew Fleming, a remote sensing expert of the British Antarctic Survey, it had become stable on the sea floor about 4 decades ago, but gradually it started decreasing in size to such an extent that its grip became loose and 3 years ago he first observed it. Saw movement in it. A23A has been accelerated by winds and currents in recent months and is now passing the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is expected to soon flow into the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, colloquially known as the ‘Iceberg Path’, which will likely carry it towards the South Atlantic. Scientists are keeping a close eye on A23A’s journey because it could interfere with the foodways of millions of seals, penguins and other sea birds that breed on South Georgia Island, preventing them from properly feeding their young.
18 Bandhan Bank board approves reappointment of Chandra Shekhar Ghosh as MD and CEO
Bandhan Bank approved the reappointment of Chandrashekhar Ghosh as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for three years . If the Reserve Bank approves this proposal, the reappointment will be effective from July 10, 2024. The bank said in the information given to the stock exchange that the approval of the board of directors for reappointment is dependent on the approval of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the shareholders of the bank.
19 MasterCard and U Grow Capital partner for MSME financing
Mastercard , a leading global technology company in the payments industry, has formed a strategic partnership with U Grow Capital, a non-banking finance company (NBFC) specializing in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) financing. The collaboration aims to provide financing solutions to small businesses in India, thereby addressing the long-standing challenge faced by MSMEs of limited access to capital.
20 ADB’s $170 million boost transforms Kochi’s water landscape
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a substantial loan of $170 million to promote the modernization of water supply services in Kochi , a rapidly growing city in the south Indian state of Kerala . This transformative initiative aims to raise urban living standards, ensure access to clean water and strengthen climate resilience.
21 RBI imposes fine of Rs 10.34 crore on Citibank, Bank of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a total penalty of Rs 10.34 crore on Citibank, Bank of Baroda and Indian Overseas Bank . The Reserve Bank said in a statement that the maximum penalty of Rs 5 crore has been imposed on Citibank NA for non-compliance with the rules related to Depositor Education and Awareness Fund Scheme and the code of conduct in outsourcing of financial services.
22 US provided $677 billion in aid to 213 countries from 2001 to 2023: A report
According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) , the United States will emerge as the leading aid provider in 2022 . Data from ForeignAssistance.gov , an official platform of the US government, reveals key insights about the patterns and destinations of US aid between 2001 and 2023 . A comprehensive analysis shows that the US has distributed a whopping $677 billion in aid to 213 countries from 2001 to 2023. In the last two decades, Afghanistan, Israel and Iraq topped the list of recipients.
23 Shri Anurag Singh Thakur launches logo and mascot Ujjwala of Khelo India Para Games 2023
The logo and mascot Ujjwala of the first-ever Khelo India Para Games 2023 was launched in New Delhi by the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur and several eminent athletes and para athletes. ‘Ujjwala’ – a sparrow , was unveiled as the official mascot of Khelo India – Para Games 2023. This little sparrow is a symbol of the pride of Delhi and its uniqueness reflects determination and empathy. Ujjwala as the mascot of Khelo India-Para Games 2023 is a reminder of the fact that strength comes in many forms and the human spirit is unbreakable. More than 1400 participants from 32 states and union territories, including the Services Sports Control Board, are expected to participate in the first Khelo India Para Games. In this Para Games, Para athletes will compete for honors in seven events including Para Athletics, Para Shooting, Para Archery, Para Football, Para Badminton, Para Table Tennis and Para Weight Lifting. These events will be held in three SAI stadiums – IG Stadium, Shooting Range at Tughlakabad and JLN Stadium.
24 Pakistan’s Imad Wasim retires from international cricket
Pakistan spin -allrounder Imad Wasim announced his retirement from international cricket on 24 November . The 34-year-old player has played 55 ODIs and 66 T20 matches for Pakistan so far. Imad did not get a place in the Test squad. He last represented Pakistan in a T-20 match against New Zealand in April this year. Imad made his T20 debut against Zimbabwe in 2015 and ODI debut against Sri Lanka in the same year. His international cricket career lasted for eight years.
25 National Milk Day 2023
National Milk Day is celebrated on 26 November in India . It was celebrated for the first time in the year 2014 . Its main objective is to promote milk production and make people aware about health. As we all know that due to lack of calcium in the body, bones start becoming weak. Unlike many celebrations, National Milk Day 2023 does not follow any specific theme. Instead, it emphasizes the broader concept of emphasizing the general importance of milk consumption.