“The Knowledge Library”

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An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

Daily Current Affairs, News Headlines 05.12.2023

o External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Monday underscored the importance of building a comprehensive narrative for ‘Bharat’ asserting that Bharat is a statement of independence.

o Making significant strides in the battle against climate challenges, the COP28 Presidency unveiled the COP28 UAE Declaration on Climate, Relief, Recovery, and Peace. With support from 70 governments and 39 organizations, this declaration is set to redirect climate finance into highly vulnerable and

o External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar today said that India’s semiconductor mission is still in its early stages but government is deadly serious about it. Delivering inaugural address at Global Technology Summit in Delhi, the Minister said one particular area of interest during the Summit w

o The Winter Session of Parliament began today. On the first day of Session, the Parliament passed the Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2023 with Lok Sabha giving assent to it today. The Rajya Sabha had passed the Bill in August this year during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

o The Prime Minister spoke to media outside the Parliament before the beginning of the Session. Mr Modi has said that Parliament, the temple of democracy is a very important platform for people’s aspirations and to strengthen the foundation of a developed India.

o The Indian Railways has geared up its entire machinery in a big way to ensure and manage smooth and safe railway operations in the areas likely to be affected by the cyclonic storm Michaung.

o Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the world is looking up to India as emerging Biomanufacturing Hub.

o More than one crore 30 lakh people have availed the benefits of the Regional Connectivity Scheme, UDAN so far. The scheme Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) was launched in 2016, which seeks to stimulate regional air connectivity by providing affordable rates for the masses.

o Deputy National Security Adviser (Strategic Affairs), Vikram Misri held consultations with US Principal Deputy National Security Adviser Jonathan Finer in New Delhi today. During the consultations, the two Deputy NSAs reviewed key bilateral issues and exchanged views on regional and global developme

o Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying Minister Parshottam Rupala today said the Scientific Committee of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) plays an instrumental role in shaping policies for data collection, processing, and analysis.

o The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra campaign is in full swing in the Union Territory of Ladakh. People in remote areas of the UT welcome the IEC vans and also thank the government for organising such a campaign.

o Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a grand statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at Rajkot Fort in Sindhudurg district this afternoon.

o The Government today said that the National Education Policy, NEP 2020 prioritizes multilingualism and lays stress on making efforts to keep all Indian languages, including Sanskrit, relevant and vibrant.

International News

• Russia launched several waves of drone attacks on Kyiv yesterday overnight for the second night in a row, stepping up its assaults on the Ukrainian capital after several weeks of pause.
• The Israeli military has renewed its calls for mass evacuations around the city of Khan Younis in southern Gaza as it expands its offensive against Hamas today.

• The Philippines has accused China of dangerous actions in South China Sea, after more than 135 Chinese military boats were spotted in the area.
• Yemen-backed Houthi rebels fired ballistic missiles at commercial ships, connected to Israeli shipping giant Abraham Ungar, in the Red Sea on Sunday. No casualties have been reported as of yet.

• In Venezuela, citizens voted in a referendum to seal the fate of a disputed region called Essequibo. More than 95 percent of Venezuelans approved of establishing a new state in the region.

• At the United Nations Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai, the rifts widened between developing countries that are still dependent on coal.

• Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are gearing up for heavy rainfall as Cyclone Michaung is likely to turn severe during next the two days. The India Meteorological Department said the Cyclonic Storm “MICHAUNG” over Southwest Bay of Bengal has moved northwestwards.
• India Meteorological Department, IMD has said that Severe Cyclonic Storm “MICHAUNG” (pronounced as MIGJAUM) formed over the Bay of Bengal is likely to cross the South Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam near Bapatla with a maximum wind speed of 90 to 100 kilometer per hour tomor

• Red alert issued in all coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh as Cyclone Michaung intensifies; Tamilnadu Govt declaresa public holiday
• The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra is underway in different Gram Panchayats of Bihar. The second phase of this pan-India campaign was inaugurated by Governor Rajendra Viswanath Arllekar on 30th November.

• At an elevation of 1550 ft, World Ice Skating Day was celebrated in the South Pullu area of Khardungla in the Union Territory of Ladakh.

• In the Kashmir Valley, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was commemorated yesterday at Abhinandan Home Solina in Srinagar jointly organised by office of the Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, the Social Welfare Department and Rehabilitation Council.

• The Telangana State government has issued orders posting Director General, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Ravi Gupta as Director General of Police and head of Police Force, with full additional charge, with immediate effect.

• India beat Australia by 6 runs in 5th & final T20I Cricket to win series by 4-1
• In the fifth and final T20 International Cricket, India beat Australia by six runs to record a comprehensive 4-1 series win at Bengaluru last night.

• India baggs 3 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze medals in IBA Junior World Boxing Championship
• On the last day of IBA Junior World Boxing Championship 2023, India today bagged three gold, five silver and one bronze medal in Yerevan, Armenia.

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