1.World Pneumonia Day: 12 November:- World Pneumonia Day is observed globally on 12th November every year. The day is celebrated to raise awareness, promote prevention and treatment and produce action to combat the disease. Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The infection can be life-threatening to anyone, but particularly to infants, children and people over 65.
2.Public Service Broadcasting Day: 12 November:- Public Service Broadcasting Day is celebrated on 12 November every year. The day is celebrated to commemorate the first and only visit of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947. On 12 November 1947, Mahatma Gandhi addressed the displaced people (a refugee from Pakistan), who had temporarily settled at Kurukshetra in Haryana after partition.
3.China launches ‘world’s first 6G experiment satellite’:- China has sent into space the world’s first 6G experiment satellite. The 6G satellite was among three Chinese satellites successfully launched into orbit, along with 10 commercial remote sensing satellites developed by Argentinian company Satellogic. As per the reports, the technology is expected to be over 100 times faster than 5G. The 6G communications test satellite was launched into orbit along with 12 other satellites.
4.Ruskin Bond conferred with Tata Literature Lifetime Achievement Award:- Ruskin Bond, one of India’s most cherished authors was conferred Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020. He has a substantial body of work, close to 100 books, across genres for children and adults. He has been recognised by the Indian Council of Child Education for his contribution to the growth of children’s literature in India. Some of the popular books of Ruskin Bond are: The Room On The Roof, Angry River, The Blue Umbrella, Rusty, The Boy From The Hills,, A Flight Of Pigeons He was conferred the Padma Shri & Padma Bhushan.
5.China’s Chen Meng claims ITTF Women’s World Cup title:- The world number one Chen Meng beat Chinese compatriot Sun Yingsha to win her maiden International Table Tennis Federation(ITTF) Women’s World Cup table tennis title held in Weihai, China.The 2020 ITTF Women’s World Cup was the 24th edition of the ITTF-sanctioned event. The women’s and men’s World Cup events were originally set to take place in Bangkok, Thailand and then Duesseldorf, Germany before the ITTF moved them to China.
6.Former CM Of Sikkim Sanchaman Limboo passes away:- Former Sikkim chief minister Sanchaman Limboo passed away. He was the fourth Chief Minister of Sikkim from 17 June 1994 – 12 December 1994 from Sikkim Sangram Parishad Party. He became the CM for nearly six months after toppling the Late Nar Bahadur Bhandari’s Government of Sikkim Sangram Parishad while he was the cabinet minister in the same government in the year 1994.
Sikkim Current Governor: Ganga Prasad
Chief minister: Prem Singh Tamang
7.Thavaasmi book launched by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu:-Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu has launched the book titled “Thavaasmi: Life and Skills through the lens of Ramayana”. The book was authored by Rallabandi Srirama Chakradhar and co-author by Amara Sarada Deepthi. The book presents the story of Ramayana as a dialogue between a father and daughter with a number of exercises making it an interesting learning experience.