“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 21.11.2023

National News

  • The National Investigation Agency has registered a case against ‘listed individual terrorist’ Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.
  • Employees’ Provident Fund Organization, EPFO has added 17.21 lakh net members during September.
  • Minister of State for Culture, Meenakshi Lekhi on Monday said that the strength of the country lies in the younger generation.
  • Election Commission has said that seizures over one thousand and 760 crore rupee have been reported in the five poll-going states since the announcement of the elections.
  • An Indian Media Delegation met with Dr Kao Kim Hourn, Secretary General of ASEAN, as part of the ASEAN-India Media Exchange Programme in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Javier Milei for winning Argentina’s presidential election.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Luc Frieden on taking over as the Prime Minister of Luxembourg.
  • Ministry of Tourism is organising International Tourism Mart at Shillong in Meghalaya from Tuesday to create awareness about tourism potential of North East Region.
  • Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday visited the Health pavilion at the India International Trade Fair 2023 which is underway at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan.
  • The Election Commission of India has appealed to all eligible citizens to enroll and correct their details in the electoral rolls as the Special Summary Revision 2024 will continue till the 9th of next month.
  • President Droupadi Murmu today called upon Santhali writers to pen down books that will create interests among new generation children on Santhali language.
  • Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has invited citizens to participate in the Constitution Quiz and Online Reading of the Preamble to commemorate Samvidhan Diwas- Constitution Day.
  • Union Health Ministry has invited comments from general public and stakeholders on the proposed National Pharmacy Commission Bill 2023.
  • The visit of the Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande to South Korea commences today. The aim of the visit is to further reinforce the robust defence ties between the two nations.
  • President Droupadi Murmu is visiting Odisha on a three-day tour to attend various programmes in Mayurbhanj and Sambalpur districts.

State News

  • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Monday inaugurated the newly constructed campus of Shri Vishwakarma Skill University in Dudhaula village of Palwal district.
  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy announced financial aid to the fishermen who lost the boats due to the fire mishap in Visakhapatnam fishing harbour on Monday.
  • Relief and rescue operations continue on a war footing to safely rescue 41 workers trapped inside the collapsed Silkyara Tunnel in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.
  • Vikshit Bharat Sankalp Yatra is going on in four districts of West Bengal. In Alipurduar district of North Bengal, the tableaux reached eight-gram panchayats of Kalchini block on Monday.
  • The Andhra Pradesh High Court granted regular bail to Telugu Desam Party Chief and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in the Andhra Pradesh Skill Development Corporation Case on Monday.
  • The Regional Met department has predicted the advancement of North East monsoons with moderate to light showers in many parts of the State.
  • The overall air quality in Delhi-NCR has improved slightly but still remains in poor category. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the city’s Air Quality Index was recorded at 279 at 10 AM this morning.
  • In Ladakh, Roll Observer for the Union Territory, Dr. Vasanthakumar Namasivayam today chaired a meeting with district officers and political parties regarding Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls with 1st January 2024 as the qualifying date at Kargil.
  • The four-day Chhath Puja celebrations concluded this morning with the offering of Ushakalin Arghya to the rising Sun.
  • In Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha flagged off “Gyanodaya Express- College on Wheels”, the first-of-its-kind mobile educational endeavour, from Vaishno Devi Railway Station, Katra yesterday.
  • In Manipur, two flights were diverted from Imphal International Airport and three flights delayed after reported sighting of an unidentified flying object within Imphal controlled Airspace on Sunday. The incident was reported this afternoon around 2.30 PM.

International News

  • Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the High Commission of India and Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre organised a programme to celebrate Diwali in Colombo on Monday.
  • In Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Oikya Parishad on Monday demanded special security measures during the pre- and post-polling periods of the upcoming national election.
  • Heavy fighting erupted on Monday around a hospital in northern Gaza as Israel pressed on with its offensive against the militant group Hamas.
  • Oil prices rose on Monday by more than one percent amid the prospect of OPEC plus deepening supply cuts to shore up prices after four weeks of decline on demand worries.
  • At least 32 people have been killed and 20 others wounded after Heavy fighting in a disputed region claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan on Sunday.
  • In Ukraine, at least two people were killed after Russian forces shelled in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson on Monday.
  • At least 21 people, including 3 children, were killed in the Dominican Republic after heavy rain over the weekend.
  • As the United Arab Emirates (UAE) prepares to host the upcoming COP 28 summit, the nation is spotlighting its progressive environmental efforts, with a particular focus on Bustanica, the world’s largest vertical farm.
  • Arab and Muslim ministers today called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, as their delegation visited Beijing on the first leg of a tour to push for an end to hostilities and to allow humanitarian aid into the devastated Palestinian enclave.
  • International Humanitarian Law and Peacekeeping will be high on the agenda of the Annual United Nations (UN) Forum 2023 beginning in New Delhi tomorrow.
  • Argentina has elected right-wing libertarian Javier Milei as its new president yesterday. This sets rolling the dice on an outsider with radical views to fix an economy battered by triple-digit inflation, a looming recession and rising poverty.

Sports News

  • Australia lifts ICC Men’s Cricket world cup beating India in Ahmedabad; Virat Kohli awarded “player of the tournament” title
  • The competitive phase of ISSF World Cup Final 2023 begins tomorrow in Doha, Qatar with 10m Air Pistol Men and women events. The competition will witness 13 Indian shooters competing for top honors across various shooting disciplines.

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