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By admin: Nov. 26, 2022

1. Vishwanath, Vanshaj, Devika wins gold medals at Youth World Boxing Championships 2022

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Vishwanath, Vanshaj, Devika wins gold medals

Indian boxers Vishwanath Suresh, Vanshaj and Devika Ghorpade won gold medals at the IBA(International Boxing Association) Youth Men's and Women's World Championships 2022 in La Nucia, Spain on 25 November 2022.

Vishwanath Suresh from Chennai won his gold medal by defeating Ronel Suyom of Philippines in the men's 48kg final.

Devika from Pune won the second gold for India on the day by defeating England’s Lauren Mackie in the women's 52kg final.

Asian Youth champion Vanshaj from Sonipat won the third gold medal by defeating Demur Kajaia of Georgia in the men's 63.5kg final.

Other medal winners 

Silver medal winner 

Bhawna Sharma won a silver medal in the women's 48 kg category.

Ashish (54kg) was the other Indian to finish with a silver medal.

Bronze medal winners

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

India with 11 medals is leading the medal tallies followed by Uzbekistan.

India’s eight medals in the women’s section is also the highest for any country.

27 November is the last day of the championship and two Indian women Ravina in 63kg and Kirti in the +81kg will play in the final.

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

The IBA Youth Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships 2022 is being 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 are participating in the Championship.

By admin: Nov. 26, 2022

2. Union Health Ministry appoints Deepa Malik as Nikshay Mitra ambassador

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Deepa Malik Appointed as Nikshay Mitra ambassador

Union Health Ministry designated Padma Shri, Khel Ratna Arjuna Awardee and the President of the Paralympic Committee of India Deepa Malik as Nikshay Mitra ambassador in New Delhi on November 26.

Important facts

  • Nikshay Mitra is an initiative under Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan.

  • Deepa Malik expressed her commitment to the TB Mukt Bharat (TB-free India) campaign, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March 2018.

  • She participated in TB awareness activities at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Pavilion at the 41st India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

  • She further extended her support to the campaign by becoming a Ni-Kshay Mitra, an initiative launched by President Droupadi Murmu which strives to provide aid to TB-afflicted patients on three levels of nutritional, additional diagnostic, and vocational support.

  • She himself has adopted 5 TB patients as Ni-Kshaya Mitra and encouraged people to enrol in this scheme.

About Ni-kshay Mitras initiative

  • The initiative ensures three-pronged support includes: Nutritional, Additional diagnostic, and Vocational support. 

  • This program was brought in the direction of Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan with the aim of eradicating TB by 2025.

  • India has the world's highest burden of tuberculosis (TB), with an estimated 2.6 million people suffering from the disease and nearly 4 million dying from it every year.

By admin: Nov. 26, 2022

3. Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale, no more

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Vikram Gokhale, no more

Noted actor Vikram Gokhale died on November 26 after battling health-related complications over the past few days. He was 77 years old.

Vikram Gokhale who had a long career as an actor in theatre, television and movies, acted in several Marathi and Bollywood films, including "Agneepath" (1990), "Bhool Bhulaiyaa" (2007), "Natsamrat" (2015) and "Mission Mangal" (2019). His latest release was the Marathi film "Godavari".

In 2010, he received the National Award for Best Actor for his work in the Marathi film Anumati. With the Marathi film Aaghaat, he also made his directorial debut. 

His last film was Nikamma film which was released in June 2022.

By admin: Nov. 25, 2022

4. Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar Inaugurates 63rd STPI at Davanagere, Karnataka

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Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar Inaugurates

The Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Chandrasekhar inaugurated a Digital India Startup hub at the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) centre at Davanagere, Karnataka on 25 November 2022.

This is the 63rd STPI centre in the country and the fifth in Karnataka.

The minister said that India has the fastest growing innovation system with more than 80,000 Startups and over 107 Unicorns, the Minister said the world today looks at India with awe and respect.

Software Technology Park of India (STPI)

It was set up in 1991 by the under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

It was set up to promote Software to promote the development and export of software and software services including Information Technology (I.T.) Enabled Services / Bio-IT.

It aims to be the largest technology Startup ecosystem in the country and to transform the country into a software product nation. 

The total export from STPI in 2020-21was Rs. 4, 96,313 crores, which is around 50% of the national software exports and 2.3% of India’s GDP in 2020-21.

By admin: Nov. 25, 2022

5. PM Modi to participate in Constitution Day celebrations hosted in the Supreme Court on 26th November

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PM Modi to participate in Constitution Day

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will participate in the Constitution Day celebrations in the Supreme Court on 26th November, 2022.  The day has been celebrated as Constitution Day since 2015, to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949.

During the programme, the Prime Minister will launch Virtual Justice Clock, JustIS mobile App 2.0, Digital court and S3WaaS Websites.

Virtual Justice Clock is an initiative to exhibit vital statistics of the justice delivery system at the Court level giving the details of the cases instituted, cases disposed and pendency of cases on day/week/month basis at the Court level. Public can access the Virtual Justice Clock of any court establishment on the District Court’s website.

JustIS Mobile App 2.0 is a tool available to judicial officers for effective court and case management by monitoring pendency and disposal of not only his court but also for individual judges working under them. This App is also made available to High Court and Supreme Court Judges who can now monitor pendency and disposal of all the States and Districts under their jurisdiction.

Digital court is an initiative to make the court records available to the judge in digitized form to enable the transition to Paperless Courts. 

S3WaaS Websites is a framework to generate, configure, deploy and manage websites for publishing specified information and services related to district judiciary.  S3WaaS is a cloud service developed for government entities to generate Secure, Scalable & Sugamya (Accessible) websites. It is multilingual, citizen friendly and divyang friendly.

By admin: Nov. 25, 2022

6. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi invited to be the chief guest of the Republic day 2023

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chief guest of the Republic day 2023

The Indian government has invited Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as the chief guest for the Republic day parade 2022. He will be the first Egyptian leader to be hosted by India for the Republic Day celebrations. Abdel Fattah Sisi is a former Army officer who was elected as the president of Egypt t in 2014 and was re-elected in 2018.The last foreign chief guest was the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in 2020.

About Republic Day Celebration 

Every year Republic day is observed on 26 January. It was on this day the constitution of India was promulgated in 1950 and India became a republic.

The President of India presides over the Republic day functions. It is customary to invite a foreign country leader as an honoured guest at the Republic day function.

Some important facts to remember:

Duration of the Republic day celebration 

Earlier, the Republic day celebration started on 24 January and ended on 29 January.  However from this year (2022) the government has decided to start the Republic day celebration from 23 January and end on 30 January. 

23 January is celebrated as Parakram Diwas to mark the birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose and 30 January is the Martyr's day to mark the assassination of Gandhiji. 

Place of the Republic day celebration 

Between 1950 and 1954, Republic Day celebrations were organized at different venues like Irwin Stadium, Kingsway, Red Fort and Ramlila Grounds in Delhi. 

In 1955 Rajpath (Now Kartavya Path) became the permanent place for the Republic day parade. 

The chief Guest was the Governor-General of Pakistan Malik Ghulam Muhammad.

President of Indonesia, Sukarno was the first guest at 1950 Republic day parade.

Chief Guest of the Republic Day parade 

The first chief guest of the Republic day parade was the former President of Indonesia Sukarno in 1950.

Only once has an American President been the chief guest at the Republic day parade. The first black President of the United States Barack Obama was the chief guest at the 2015 Republic day parade.

The first women chief guest was Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in 1961. 

Two Nobel Prize winners have been the chief guest of the Republic day parade. The first black President of South Africa, Nelson Mandel was the chief guest at the 1995 Republic day function. He won the Nobel peace prize in 1993.

The other Nobel Prize winner who was a chief guest at Republic day was Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar who won the Nobel peace prize in 1991.

There were no foreign chief guests in the years 1952, 1953, 1966, 2021, 2022 due to various reason.

Which ministry organises the Republic day functions?

The Republic day function is organized by the Union Ministry of Defence.

By admin: Nov. 25, 2022

7. Former ISI chief Asim Munir appointed new chief of Pakistan Army

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 Lt Gen Asim Munir appointed new chief of the Pakistan Army

Former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency chief Lt Gen Asim Munir has been appointed as the new chief of the Pakistan Army on 24 November by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, succeeding Gen Qamar Bajwa.

Important facts

  • He replaced outgoing General Qamar Javed Bajwa on 29 November.

  • Bajwa was appointed army chief in 2016 for three years. In the year 2019, he was given a three-year extension.

  • Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif wrote to President Alvi to appoint Lt. Gen. Munir as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Lt. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza as the Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).

  • With the approval of Munir's name by the President, the process of appointment was completed.

  • Lt Gen Munir has served as the chief of the two most powerful intelligence agencies Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI).

  • However, his tenure as ISI chief was the shortest ever and within eight months he was replaced by Lt Gen Faiz Hameed in 2019 at the behest of the then Prime Minister Imran Khan.

  • The CJCSC is the highest authority in the hierarchy of the armed forces, but major powers, including deployment, appointments and transfers of troops, rest with the Chief of Army Staff. Because of these powers, the army chief is the most powerful.

  • Pakistan has been in existence for more than 75 years and the country has been under military rule for more than half of that time. In such a situation, the army has been interfering a lot in the security and foreign policy matters of the country.

By admin: Nov. 25, 2022

8. Anwar Ibrahim sworn in as the country's new prime minister in Malaysia

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Anwar Ibrahim new prime minister of Malaysia

Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as the country's tenth Prime Minister on 24 November.

Important facts

  • The new leader was appointed by King Al-Sultan Abdullah.

  • With this, the political uncertainty that continued for several days after the general elections with a fractured mandate in Malaysia has come to an end. Anwar took oath in a simple ceremony at the National Palace.

  • Anwar's Alliance of Hope won the election with 82 seats but fell short of the 112 seats needed for a majority.

  • Former Prime Minister Muhyiddin's Malay-centric Perikatan Nasional (National Alliance) managed to win 72 seats due to unprecedented support from the Malay community in the election.

  • The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party emerged as the largest party in the coalition, winning 49 seats.

  • The coalition led by the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), which won 30 seats in the election, agreed to support the coalition led by Anwar.

About Malaysia

  • Capital : Kuala Lumpur

  • Currency :  Malaysian ringgit

By admin: Nov. 24, 2022

9. Sher Bahadur Deuba elected for consecutive 7th time from Dadeldhura district

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Sher Bahadur Deuba elected for consecutive 7th

Prime Minister and President of the Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba on 23 November was elected for the consecutive 7th time from the home district of Dhankuta.

Important facts

  • The counting of votes continues for parliamentary and provincial elections in the country. 

  • Senior Nepali Congress leader Deuba defeated an independent candidate Sagar Dhakal by a margin of over 12 thousand votes.

  • The parliamentary and provincial elections were held on 20th of November in Nepal. 

  • It was the second general election since the promulgation of the constitution in 2015.

  • The first round of elections held in 2017 did not live up to the expectations of Nepalese voters as the government did not last long.

By admin: Nov. 24, 2022

10. India’s Purnima Devi Barman honoured with U.N.’s highest environmental award

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Assam's wildlife biologist Purnima Devi Barman has been awarded the United Nation's highest environmental honour, 'Champions of the Earth', for 2022.

Important facts

  • Barman has been given this honour for his transformative action to prevent degradation of ecosystems.

  • Barman has been honoured in the Entrepreneurial Vision category of this year's Champions of the Earth award by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

  • She is the founder of the Hargila Army and senior project manager of the Avifauna Research and Conservation Division, Aaranyak.

  • She is an Indian wildlife biologist working in Assam to protect the stork.

  • She leads the Hargila Army, a movement dedicated to saving the stork from extinction, consisting only of women.

  • As part of this movement, women make and sell stork-like masks, helping to raise awareness about endangered species as well as their financial independence.

  • Her love for birds was born when she was sent to live with his grandparents on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in Assam at the age of five.

  • There she saw storks and many other species which made her fall in love with birds.

Greater Adjutant Stork

  • The greater adjutant stork is the second-rarest stork species in the world.

  • Due to the destruction of natural habitat, their population is currently reduced to 1,200, which is less than 1 percent of the number a century ago.

  • Rural areas are becoming increasingly urbanised, and the wetlands where storks thrive have dried up and become polluted, replaced by buildings, roads and mobile phone towers.