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Ravina wins gold and Kirti settle for silver as Indian campaign ends with 11 medals at the IBA Youth Men's and Women's World Championships 2022

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Ravina wins gold and Kirti settle for silver in IBA Youth Men's and Women's World Championships 2022

The Indian boxers ended their campaign in the IBA (International Boxing Association) Youth Men's and Women's World Championships 2022 with 11 medals with Ravina winning a gold while Kirti had to settle for the silver medal on the final day of the championship. The Indian won 4 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 4 bronze medals.

In the final day of the championships 2022 Asian Youth gold medallist Ravina (63Kg) won the gold medal for India by defeating Megan deCler of the Netherlands.

Kirti (81+kg) lost her final match against the  2022 European Youth champion Cliona Elizabeth D’Arcy of Ireland, and secured the silver medal.

Medal winners of India 

Gold medal winners 

Vishwanath Suresh in the men's 48kg,

Devika in the women's 52 kg,

Vanshaj in the men's 48 kg,

Ravina in the women's 63 Kg.

Silver Medal winner 

Bhawna Sharma in the women's 48 kg category,

Ashish in the men's 54 kg category,

Kirti in the women's 81+kg category

Bronze medal winner 

Tamanna (50kg), Kunjarani Devi Thongam (60kg), Muskan (75kg) and Lashu Yadav (70kg) won the Bronze medal for India. All are women boxers.

IBA Youth Men's and Women's World Championships 2022

The IBA Youth Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships 2022 was  held  at the Ciudad Deportiva Camilo Cano arena in La Nucía, Spain from 14 November to 27 November 2022.  Around 600 boxers from 73 countries participated in the Championship.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan attend Manipur's Sangai Festival as a chief guest

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Sangai festival 2022

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended Manipur's  Sangai festival  as a chief guest on 27 November 2022 under the 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat' initiative of the Government of India. Manipur’s biggest festival Sangai is being held from 21 -30 November 2022.Under the 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat' Manipur and Madhya Pradesh are partner states.

Artist of Madhya Pradesh will perform traditional dance form of Manipur’s like  Mao tribe’s Naurata dance, Thai dance troupes etc. Before this, Imphal had participated in the Lokrang Mahotsav of Bhopal and now Bhopal is participating in Sangai Mahotsav of Imphal.

The theme of this festival is the 'Festival of Oneness.' Sangai is the state animal of Manipur, which is found only in Manipur. 

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat

The Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme was launched by the Prime Minister Modi on 31st October, 2015 on the occasion of the 140th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

  • The Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme is a unique initiative by the Government to promote the spirit of national integration and to strengthen the fabric of emotional bonds between the people of our country.
  • Every State and UT in the country would be paired with another State/UT for a time period, during which they would carry out a structured engagement with one another in the spheres of language, literature, cuisine, festivals, cultural events, tourism etc.

Aero India 2023 to be held form 13-17 February 2023 in Bengaluru

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Aero India 2023

The Union Ministry of Defence has announced on 27 November 2022 that the biennial air show AeroIndia-2023 will be held at the Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru's from 13-17 February, 2023. This would be the 14th edition of Aero India.

Aero India has been held in February month at Bengaluru since 1996. 

The  Aero India show is a  premier global trade show which provides an opportunity for the international arms industry to showcase their products, technologies and solutions to the Indian military and decision makers and also to engage with India’s emerging Aerospace and Defence industry.

There are two main defence related expositions organised by the defence ministry in India. In India. One is the Aero India show which is for the Air Force and another is Defence expo.

The Defence expo 2022 was held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat in October 2022. The Defence expo is India’s premier military trade show for land, naval and homeland security systems.

G20 ambassadors blow conch shells to welcome India’s G20 Presidency at Swaraj Dweep, Andaman and Nicobar

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G20 ambassadors blow conch shells to welcome India’s G20 Presidency

40 countries which included the G20 ambassadors and invited guests from friendly countries blew conch shells (Shankh), which is considered auspicious as per Indian traditions on 26 November 2022, to welcome India’s G20 Presidency at Swaraj Dweep in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.  Swaraj Dweep was earlier known as Havelock Island.

The Union External Affairs ministry had invited Resident Heads of Missions of the G20 member countries, guest countries and International Organizations  at the islands to attend the G20 curtain raiser event and preparatory meetings ahead of India taking up the presidency officially on 1 December.

As part of the event, G20 India coordinator Harsh Vardhan Shringla and G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant organised a yoga session on Kala Patthar beach for the delegates.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on 16 November 2022 had officially handed over the G20 presidency to India at the end of a summit of the bloc’s leaders in Bali.

Taking over the presidency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Prime said it was a matter of pride for every Indian citizen. He said that “We will organise G20 meetings in different cities and states of our country. Our guests will get a full experience of India’s amazing diversity, inclusive traditions, and cultural richness. We wish that all of you will participate in this unique celebration in India, the ‘Mother of Democracy’. 

G20 is a group of 19 leading developed and developing countries and the European Union .G-20 members constitute 60% of the world population, 80% of the World economy and 75% of world trade.

Andaman and Nicobar Island 

It is an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. It consists of 300 islands of Andaman and 19 islands of Nicobar.

The Ten Degree channel separates Nicobar Islands from Andaman Islands.

It became a Union Territory in 1956.

India’s only active volcano is at Barren Island in the northern Andamans.

Cellular jail or Kala Pani is  located in Port Blair is a National Museum where Britishers used to keep Indian freedom fighters like Veer Savarkar, Batukeshwar Dutt   in isolation .

Capital of Andaman and Nicobar: Port Blair located on South Andaman Island.

Lieutenant Governor: Admiral D K Joshi

India Australia military exercise ‘AUSTRA HIND 22’ to commence from 28 November in Rajasthan

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India Australia military exercise ‘AUSTRA HIND 22’

The Bilateral military training exercise “AUSTRA HIND 22” between the Indian Army and the Australian  Army will commence on 28 November 2022 at the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges (Rajasthan). The exercise will take place from 28 November -11 December 2022.

This is the first exercise in the series of AUSTRA HIND with participation of all arms and services contingent from both armies. The Australian Army contingent comprising soldiers from the 13th Brigade of the 2nd Division has arrived at the exercise location. The Indian Army is represented by troops from the Dogra Regiment. Exercise “AUSTRA HIND” will be a yearly event that will be conducted alternatively in India and Australia.

During the exercise, participants will engage in a variety of tasks ranging from joint planning, joint tactical drills, sharing basics of special arms skills and raiding a hostile target. The joint exercise, besides promoting understanding and interoperability between the two armies, will further help in strengthening ties between India and Australia.

Union Minister Dr Sanjeev Balyan inaugurates Animal Quarantine Certification Services in Bengaluru

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Sanjeev Kumar Balyan inaugurated the Animal Quarantine Certification Services

The Union Minister of State, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal husbandry & dairying, Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan inaugurated the Animal Quarantine Certification Services (AQCS) at Hessarghata, Bengaluru as part of the National Milk Day celebration 2022. 

There are six AQCS in the countries under the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare. These six AQCS are near International Airports in the city of New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad.

Purpose and scope of the AQCS

The purpose and scope of setting up of Quarantine Stations is to prevent the spread of dangerous exotic diseases into the country through imported livestock and livestock products. 

There are many infectious diseases of livestock which are prevalent in other countries but not present in India. It is therefore necessary that such exotic diseases do not gain entry into our country through movement of livestock and livestock products from across the borders.  

Thus there is a need to check the imported animals including pets like dogs and cats to be sure that they don't carry any such dangerous pathogens. Hence Quarantine stations are set up where they can be checked before being released in India.

To deal with this problem the Government of India initiated a central sector scheme namely “Animal Quarantine & Certification Services” (AQCS) during the Fourth Five Year Plan (1969-70).

First China-Indian Ocean Region Forum on Development Cooperation held in China, India not invited

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India not invited First in China-Indian Ocean Region Forum

According to the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) a meeting of the China-Indian Ocean Region Forum on Development Cooperation took place on 21 November 2022, in which 19 countries took part. India was not invited by the Chinese.

The meeting was held in a hybrid manner under the theme of “Shared Development: Theory and Practice from the Perspective of the Blue Economy” in Kunming, Yunnan Province of China.

According to CIDCA at the November 21 meeting, China has proposed to establish a marine disaster prevention and mitigation cooperation mechanism between China and countries in the Indian Ocean region.

Countries which participated in the Chinese forum 

The following 19 countries participated in the meeting; Indonesia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Afghanistan, Iran, Oman, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius, Djibouti, Australia and representatives of 3 international organisations.

Maldives denies participating in the meeting 

The Maldives Foreign ministry in a statement issued on 27 November 2022 has denied participating in the meeting .It said that it had officially communicated to the Chinese government its inability to participate in the forum.

Chinese attempt to counter Indian influence in the region 

According to experts, the Chinese forum is apparently aimed at countering India’s strong influence in the Indian Ocean region where India-backed organisations like the 23 members Indian Ocean Rim Association, (IORA) have taken strong roots. China is a dialogue partner in the IORA formed in 1997.

The Indian Navy-backed Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), established in 2007, is a premier forum for cooperation and collaboration among navies of littoral states of the Indian Ocean Region.

Chinese effort to increase its influence in the Indian Ocean region 

China is trying its influence in the strategic Indian Ocean region with substantial investments in ports and infrastructure investments in several countries, including Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

China has established a full-fledged naval base in Djibouti, its first outside the country. Beijing has acquired the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka on a 99-year lease besides building the port at Pakistan’s Gwadar in the Arabian Sea opposite India’s western coast.

US bans the use of Chinese companies Huawei, ZTE telecom equipment sales, citing national security risk

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US bans Huawei, ZTE telecom citing national security risk

The United States government has banned the use of telecommunication equipment from China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE because they pose "an unacceptable risk" to U.S. national security. 

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission in its order on 26 November 2022 also banned the sale or import of equipment made by Chinese surveillance equipment maker Dahua Technology Co ,video surveillance firm Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd and telecoms firm Hytera Communications Corp Ltd.

In March 2021 the American government had designated five Chinese companies Huawei, ZTE, Hytera Communications Corp Hikvision and Dahua on the "covered list" as posing a threat to national security under a 2019 law aimed at protecting U.S. communications networks.

Chinese companies dominate the telecom equipment market in the world and many countries fear that the use of Chinese equipment will comprise its national security.

US security officials have warned that equipment from Chinese brands such as Huawei could be used to interfere with fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks and collect sensitive information.

India has also indirectly banned the use of Chinese telecom equipment in the country.

Indian team dominates the USIC International Railway Sports Association Table Tennis Championship

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Indian team dominates the USIC International Railway Sports Association Table Tennis Championship

The Indian table tennis player dominated the USIC International Railway Sports Association Table Tennis Championship played at Jaipur from 21st November to 25th November 2022. The Indian players won a total of 14 medals, 6 gold, and 4 silver and 4 bronze medals.

Total five teams from the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Switzerland and India participated in this prestigious Championship.

The USIC International Railway Sports Association Table Tennis Championship was organised by North Western Railway Sports Association under the aegis of Railway Sports Promotion Board.

Medal winners  


The Indian men and women team swept the medal tally in the singles event.

Ronit Bhanja won gold, Siksha Jain silver and Anirban Ghosh bronze medal in men's singles.

Sutirtha Mukherjee won gold, Dharna Sen silver and Poyamanti Vaishya bronze medal in women's singles.

Mixed double events 

Indian Railway players won gold, silver and bronze medals in mixed doubles events.

Men’s double events 

In men's doubles, the Indian team won gold and silver and France won bronze medals.

Women’s double events 

 The Indian team won gold, Czech Republic won silver and India and Czech Republic players won bronze medals.  

Team event 

In the team event, the Indian men's team won gold, France's silver and Czech Republic won bronze medals.

In the women's section, India won gold, Czech Republic's silver and France's bronze medals.

National Cadet Corps celebrates 74th foundation day

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National Cadet Corps celebrates 74th foundation day

The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is celebrating the 74th anniversary of its Raising Day on 27 November 2022. The NCC raising day is also being celebrated all over the country with cadets participating in marches, blood donation camps and social development programmes. It is the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world. 

NCC Raising Day

NCC Day is observed on the fourth Sunday of November. The NCC was raised on 15th July 1948 in New Delhi, which was the fourth Sunday of the November month in 1948.For this reason the NCC raising Day is observed every year on the fourth Sunday of the November Month.

Formation of the NCC

After Independence the NCC in India was formed under the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948 and was raised on 15 July 1948.

The NCC is a voluntary military cadet corps under the Union Ministry of Defence and is open to school and college students.

It was set up to create a human resource of organized, trained and motivate youth to provide leadership in all walks of life and always available for the service of the nation

The motto of NCC is: “UNITY AND DISCIPLINE”.

Colonel (later retired as Chief of Army Staff) Gopal Gurunath Bewoor was the first Director of the NCC. He took over as Director of NCC on 31 Mar 1948.

Headquarters: New Delhi 

Director General: Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh

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