1 Prime Minister congratulated Andrey Rajoelina on his re-election as President of Madagascar
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has today congratulated Andrey Rajoelina on his re- election as the President of Madagascar . André Rajoelina is a Malagasy entrepreneur and politician who served as President of Madagascar from 2009 to 2014, after coming to power in a coup. He served as President again from 2019 to 2023 after winning the 2018 presidential election. Before his tenure as President, he served as Mayor of Antananarivo (2007–09).
2 COP28 President and Saudi Arabia officially launch the Oil & Gas Decarbonization-OGDC Charter
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, President of COP28, and Saudi Arabia have officially released the Oil and Gas Decarbonization -OGDC Charter . This is being considered an important step in efforts to move rapidly towards global climate action . The OGDC, dedicated to the oil and gas sector, aims to support efforts to address the impacts of climate-related challenges. Currently, 50 companies accounting for more than 40 percent of global oil production have committed to OGDC.
3 Historic collaboration at ‘Business and Philanthropy Climate Forum’ at COP28, pledge of $5 billion for climate and nature
The ‘ Business and Philanthropy Climate Forum ‘ at COP28 saw historic collaboration, as the Green Climate Fund , Allied Climate Partners and Allianz Global Investors pledged $5 billion to advance climate and nature action. This platform is the first private sector participation initiative of its kind within the COP programme . It amplified the call for the private sector to engage in the COP process by bringing together more than 1,300 global business leaders and philanthropists. COP28 President, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber stressed the importance of leveraging the knowledge and resources of the private sector to tackle climate finance challenges. The Forum’s strategic partners include the International Finance Corporation, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Economic Forum, the Asian Development Bank, the Africa Finance Corporation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IDB Invest, with additional support from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and XPRIZE. Market initiative is included.A delegation led by Sikkim Forest and Environment Secretary Pradeep Kumar has reached Dubai to participate in COP-28 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Forest and Environment Department of Sikkim said that the delegation will present and display the state government’s initiative Mero Rukh Mero Santi in the Indian Pavilion at COP-28.
4 World’s first portable hospital Arogya Maitri Ad Cube unveiled in Gurugram
The world’s first portable hospital Arogya Maitri Ad Cube was unveiled in Gurugram . It has been prepared with indigenous technology under the Bhishma Project . It has a pre-built disaster management and support system consisting of 72 detachable boxes. Conditions resulting from gunshot wounds, burns, injuries to the head, back and chest, broken bones and excessive bleeding can be treated at this hospital. Minor operations can be done in this hospital. At least 200 patients can be treated simultaneously in this hospital. These boxes are light and small and can be installed anywhere. In case of emergency, they can be dropped from the sky to the ground.
5 Manisha Padhi becomes India’s first woman Aide-De-Camp
Squadron Leader Manisha Padhi, a female Indian Air Force officer from Odisha , has been appointed as India’s first female Aide-de-Camp (ADC) in the Indian Armed Forces. With this, Manisha Padhi has become the first woman ADC of the country. Mizoram Governor Dr Hari Babu Kambhampati has appointed 2015 batch Indian Air Force officer Manisha Padhi as India’s first woman Aide-de-Camp (ADC). Squadron Leader Manisha Padhi formally assumed charge of her post and reported to the Governor. An aide-de-camp (ADC) is a personal assistant or secretary to a high-ranking individual.
6 After the second week of December , devotees will be able to reach Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh by plane.
Devotees from all over the world will be able to reach Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh by plane after the second week of this month. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the grand Shri Ram International Airport in the city any day after the 15th of this month. Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia reviewed the preparations for the under-construction airport in Ayodhya with Minister of State for Civil Aviation – retired General VK Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath . After the inspection, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the work on the international airport will be completed by the 15th of this month and any day after that the Prime Minister will dedicate it to the nation along with other development works in Ayodhya.
7 Hornbill Festival begins at Naga Heritage Village ‘Kisama’ in Nagaland
The 24th edition of the important Hornbill Festival of the north-eastern state of Nagaland began at the Naga Heritage Village ‘ Kisama ‘. The United States, Germany and Colombia are the partner countries for this year’s festival and Assam is the partner state. United States Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti, British High Commissioner to India Ambassador Alex Ellis, Ambassador of Colombia to India Dr. Victor Echeverri Jaramillo and German Consul General Kolkata Barbara Voss joined as guests of honour. Celebrating the spirit of unity in diversity, this ten-day festival will see cultural and traditional performances by artists from all the tribes of Nagaland on one stage.
8 Literary program ‘Youth Literature’ organized on the second day of the book fair
The literary program ‘ Yuva Sahiti ‘ was organized on the second day of the Pustakyan Book Fair organized at the Sahitya Akademi campus in the capital . Poets of Hindi, Maithili, Punjabi, Sanskrit and Urdu presented their works in this program . This book fair organized by Sahitya Akademi will run till 09 December. In which 50 stalls of Hindi, English, Urdu and other Indian languages are set up.
9 Among the five states, Mizoram had the highest turnout of 80.6 percent.
Among the assembly election states – Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, Mizoram recorded the highest voter turnout of 80.6 percent each . Madhya Pradesh had the highest number of candidates, voters, constituencies and polling stations . In a unique initiative in Kanker, Chhattisgarh , an Indradhanush model polling booth was set up in Pakhanjur area. Most voters of third gender live in this area . Students in Rajasthan set up stalls showcasing the cultural heritage of the state including food, GI tagged products, wildlife and forts.
10 DGCA warns airlines against fake navigational signals
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued an advisory to Indian airlines detailing the incidents near Iranian airspace and the measures to be taken in case of fraudulent (fake) navigational signals following the US advisory . Global Positioning System (GPS) spoofing is ” the covert substitution of a genuine satellite signal that can cause a GPS receiver to provide false position and time output “. In its circular, the DGCA has provided comprehensive mitigation measures that include “developing contingency procedures in coordination with equipment manufacturers and assessing operational risks by conducting safety risk assessments”. DGCA has also provided a mechanism for air navigation service providers to set up “Threat Monitoring and Analysis Network” preventive and responsive to reports of GNSS interference.
11 Reduction in production and demand of pulses, oilseeds, fruits by the year 2030-31
According to the report published by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) , there is likely to be a gap between supply and demand of commodities like oilseeds, pulses and fruits in the coming year. Therefore, there is a need to increase the level of production and productivity of oilseeds, pulses and fruits because there is a visible trend of increase in their demand in future. As per capita income increases, people’s consumption basket moves away from staple foods such as rice and cereals towards nutritious and high-value goods including fruits and vegetables and dairy products. Oilseed production is expected to increase to about 35 to 40 million tonnes (MT) by 2030-31, with the gap between demand and supply likely to widen to 3 MT by 2025-26. The report reiterates the recommendation of a 2012 report of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) to increase import duty whenever the import price of crude palm oil falls below US$800 per tonne to protect Indian producers. Is.
12 Suganti Sundarraj receives PRSI National Award for healthcare contributions
Suganti Sundarraj , Regional Head of PR, Apollo Hospitals, was honored with the PRSI National Award for her outstanding contribution to the Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) and the public relations industry . The PRSI National Award acknowledges Suganthi Sundarraj’s wide-ranging and influential career, emphasizing her significant role in advancing the field of public relations within the healthcare sector.
13 Amplify 2.0: Urban Affairs Ministry’s data initiative for Indian cities
The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is making raw data of Indian cities available on a single platform to academicians, researchers and stakeholders to help in data-driven policy making . The Amplifi 2.0 (Assessment and Monitoring Platform for Liveable, Inclusive and Future-ready urban India) portal was launched by the ministry three weeks ago . The platform has successfully onboarded 225 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), data for 150 cities is currently available. However, a significant challenge in this process emerged in the form of lack of data maturity in cities. As a result, initially only 150 ULBs were able to share their data.
14 Twinkle Khanna launches her new book ‘Welcome to Paradise’
Actress and author Twinkle Khanna celebrated the launch of her fourth book, ” Welcome to Paradise “, at Taj Lands End in Mumbai . The book, a collection of short stories, throws light on the complex lives of women struggling with love, marriage and loneliness.
15 Foxconn announced to invest 1.5 billion dollars in India
Foxconn , a major manufacturing partner of iPhone maker Apple, plans to invest $1.54 billion in India after boosting revenues in the South Asian market . Foxconn said in a filing to the stock exchange in Taiwan that this investment will help it meet its operating needs. The announcement of this investment comes two months after the Taiwanese company made public its plan to double its workforce and investment in India by next year.
16 Arshia Sattar received French honor
Renowned writer and translator Arshiya Sattar has added another feather to her cap by being honored with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government . This prestigious award was presented by Thierry Matthau, Ambassador of France to India, at a ceremony held at the Consulate General of France in Bengaluru on 28 November.
17 Growth rate of core sector industry 12.1 percent in October, 2023
On the strength of eight major industries in the country, the production of basic sector increased by 12.1 percent in October this year as compared to the same period last year . The main reason for the increase in production was low comparative base effect and double-digit growth in four industries namely power, coal, steel and cement . Basic sector output had recorded a growth of 0.7 percent in October 2022. The September figures were revised to 9.2 percent from 8.1 percent earlier.
18 MNCs approved to deploy advanced train collision avoidance system on Indian Railways
The Government of India has approved two multinational corporations, Siemens AG from Germany and Kyosan Electric Manufacturing Company from Japan, to deploy the Automatic Train Collision Avoidance System known as Kavach on Indian Railways . This marks a significant expansion of the initiative, which was earlier launched by three Indian companies – Medha Servo Drives , HBL Power Systems and Kernex Microsystems . Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav announced in New Delhi that the deployment of the Kavach system will increase from the current 1,500 km per year to 5,000 km per year by 2025-26. This substantial increase in deployment capacity is expected to enhance the country’s ability to implement indigenously developed open-source technology Kavach.
19 BCCI announces Indian team for South Africa
The Board of Control for Cricket in India – BCCI has announced the Indian team for South Africa . This series will start from 10th December . Rohit Sharma will lead the team in the test match series. KL Rahul will captain India in one-day cricket matches . Suryakumar Yadav will be the captain of the T-20 cricket team . The Indian team will play three T20, three ODI and then two Test matches in South Africa.
20 Rituraj Gaikwad becomes the fastest Indian to score 4000 runs in T20 cricket
Rituraj Gaikwad registered a big record in his name when he scored 7 runs in the Raipur T20 match between India and Australia . He has now become the fastest Indian batsman to score 4000 T20 runs . He has touched this figure in just 116 innings. Earlier this record was in the name of KL Rahul. KL had completed 4000 runs in T20 cricket in 117 innings. Out of these 116 innings, Rituraj has played 100 innings in IPL and other domestic tournament matches, while 16 of his innings have come in international cricket. He has scored a total of 5 centuries in the T20 matches played so far. Ruturaj’s batting average in T20 cricket is 38+ and strike rate is 139+.