1.International Day of Persons with Disabilities: 03 December
International Day of Persons with Disabilities is being observed on 03 December.This day is observed every year to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness.
The theme this year is ‘Promoting the Participation of Persons with Disabilities and their leadership: Taking Action on the 2030 Development Agenda’.
2.Typhoon Kammuri makes landfall at Luzon, Philippines
In the Philippines, typhoon Kammuri has made landfall at Luzon, the country’s largest and most populous island.Around two lakh residents have been evacuated from coastal and mountainous areas over fears of flooding, storm surges and landslides.
Kammuri is now expected the pass to the south of the capital Manila, which is hosting thousands of athletes for the regional Southeast Asian Games.
3.Global Migration Film Festival organised in Dhaka
The Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) was organised in Dhaka.The day-long festival screened 15 films on the theme of migration and its various aspects.
The GMFF started in 2016 and this year it is being organised across many cities in the world between 28 November to 18 December.
The short films and documentaries shown during the festival were selected through a global competition for which 600 entries were received.
The festival was organised by the International Organisation of Migrants (IOM) and Dhaka University Film Society with the support of the European Union.
4.50 children killed by measles in Samoa as outbreak worsens
A measles outbreak in Samoa has killed 50 children as authorities race to vaccinate the entire population.
Another five children had died within the past day as the epidemic continues to spread.In all, 53 people have died since late October, including one adult and two teenagers older than 14.
Samoa declared an emergency last month and mandated that all 200,000 people living on the island nation get vaccinated.
It says about 33,000 people were vaccinated before last month and since then another 58,000 people have been vaccinated.
5.PM Modi holds a meeting with King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a meeting with King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia arrived on a state visit to India at the invitation of President Ram Nath Kovind.
This is His Majesty’s third visit to India.
6.NABI, Mohali & Bioendev, Sweden set up joint ‘Waste to Bio Coal’ project
‘To convert Agriculture waste to Bio Coal’ is a project established by the support of the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India at National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali in partnership with Bioendev, Sweden.On 17th April 2018, India and Sweden signed a joint innovation partnership to deepen the collaboration between the two countries and contribute to sustainable growth and new job opportunities.
The partnership was signed during the visit of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to Sweden.
7.NASA finds India’s crashed Vikram lander
NASA satellite orbiting the Moon has found India’s Vikram lander which crashed on the lunar surface in September.The United States space agency said the NASA released an image taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, LRO that showed the site of the spacecraft’s impact and associated debris field on 6th of September.
NASA released a mosaic image of the site on 26th of September and invited the public to search it for signs of the lander.
A person named Shanmuga Subramanian contacted the LRO project with positive identification of debris.
8.35th anniversary of Bhopal Gas Tragedy
The 35th anniversary of Bhopal Gas Tragedy is being observed across the country.It is one of the world’s worst industrial disaster that claimed thousands of lives on the night of December 2, 1984.
The disaster took place in a pesticide production plant, named the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL).
On the night of December 2-3, 1984, water entered the tank no 610 containing 42 tons of Methyl Isocyanate (MIC), resulting in a runaway chemical reaction that vented highly-toxic MIC gas into the atmosphere.
The gas cloud killed 3,787 people in and around Bhopal, according to Madhya Pradesh government’s estimates.
However, other reports suggest the actual death tally to be anywhere between 16,000 and 30,000, and the injury count close to 500,000.
9.Sub Lieutenant Shivangi becomes first woman pilot of Indian Navy
Sub Lieutenant Shivangi has created history to become the first woman pilot of the Navy.A native of Muzaffarpur, Bihar, Shivangi was inducted into the Indian Navy under the Short Service Commission Pilot entry scheme.
She was commissioned into the Navy in June last year.
A batch of three trainee officers of the 7th Dornier Conversion Course including a lady officer qualified as Dornier pilots and were awarded at the coveted golden Wings ceremony held at INS Garuda.
10.Priyam Garg to lead India at ICC U-19 World Cup 2020
Uttar Pradesh batsman Priyam Garg will lead defending champions India in next year’s Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in South Africa.The All-India Junior Selection Committee, which met in Mumbai, picked the squad for the tournament to be held from 17th January to 9th February next year.
The 19-year-old Garg, a right-handed top-order batsman, has a first-class double hundred and a List ‘A’ century to his name.
The 13th edition of the U-19 World Cup will be played among 16 teams, split into four groups.