DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: NOVEMBER 30, 2018
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: NOVEMBER 30, 2018
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VIII more States achieve 100% household electrification under Saubhagya:
- VIII more States have achieved 100% saturation in household electrification under Saubhagya namely Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Bihar, J&K, Mizoram, Sikkim, Telangana and West Bengal.
- Saubhagya – ‘Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana’ was launched in September, 2017 with the objective to provide access to electricity to all the remaining households in the country.The Minister informed that as many as 2.1 crore connections have been released under Saubhagya so far.
- Achievement of 100% household electrification in the country would be a major milestone in the direction to achieve 24×7 power for all. The Government is committed to ensure 24×7 access to electricity for all by 31st March 2019.
Dialogue on Health System for A New India to be organized by NITI Aayog:
- NITI Aayog to begin a series of Development Dialogues to engage experts, thought leaders and government stakeholders across key avenues of long-term social and economic development.
- The first event shall be a conference on “Health Systems for A New India: Building Blocks” on November 30. The conference will feature senior government functionaries, and eminent national and international experts in the healthcare space.
- The idea of a health system pertains to integrating existing and future programmes, financing, human resources and policies related to all dimensions of healthcare within the fabric of an all encompassing, inclusive, long-term, stable system.
NITI Aayog CEO – Amitabh Kant
DAIC and JNU sign MoU to facilitate & enhance Research Activities & Policy Formulation:
- Dr Ambedkar International Centre (DAIC), 15 Janpath, New Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate and enhance research activities and policy formulation aimed at Socio-economic Transformation and Sustainable Development.
- The MoU was signed by Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor of JNU and Shri Atul Dev Sarmah, Director of DAIC.The two organizations resolved to cooperate within the scope of their mandates and sphere of competences to work for these issues.
‘Hand in Hand’: A joint military exercise by India and china
- The militaries of China and India would hold a joint 14-day drill from December 10 in southwest China’s Chengdu city to improve their capabilities in fighting terrorism and promote mutual understanding.
- Each side will send 100 troops to take part in the 7th India and China joint military exercises – ‘Hand in Hand’ – which will focus on counter-terrorism operations.
- The exercises will be held after a gap of one year as both the sides were locked in a 73-day standoff in Doklam in the Sikkim sector of the border in 2017.
The 2nd International Ambedkar Conclave Inaugurated in New Delhi :
- As a part of Constitution Day , President of India- Shri Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 2nd International Ambedkar Conclave in New Delhi as part of the commemoration .
- The Conclave is being organised by the Forum of SC and ST Legislators and Parliamentarians and the Dr Ambedkar Chamber of Commerce.
STATIC : NEW DELHI
Chief Minister : Arvind Kejriwal
Governor : Anil Baijal
‘Cope India 2019’: A Joint Exercise by IAF & US Air Force
- The air force units of the US and India are going to participate in Exercise “COPE INDIA 2019” (CI19), a bilateral flying training programme.
- This Bilateral training programme will take place in West Bengal: Air Force Station Kalaikunda and Air Force Station Arjan Singh in Burdwan.
- The exercise will be held from December 3 to 14.Significantly AFS Arjan Singh is the second hub of C-130J Super Hercules aircrafts of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
- Exercise CI19 is a long-standing bilateral US Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)-sponsored Field Training Exercise (FTX), conducted with the IAF, focused on enhancing US-Indian mutual cooperation and building on existing capabilities, aircrew tactics and force employment.
- The last Cope India exercise had taken place in 2010.
UNESCO lists wrestling, reggae and raiho-shin rituals under “intangible heritage”
- From Jamaican reggae to Georgian wrestling and Japanese rituals, the UN cultural agency, UNESCO, added six new elements to its list of “intangible heritage” for the world to treasure, improving the visibility of often little-known and understood arts traditions.
- They were added at the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage meeting held in Mauritius.
- Six new elements added in list are Chidaoba,Hurling,Raiho-shin,Reggae,As-Samer,Spring festive rites of Kazakhstan’s horse breeders.
‘South Asia Regional Youth Peace Conference’ in New Delhi :
- Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti functioning under Ministry of Culture, Government of India will be organising a 3 day ‘South Asia Regional Youth Peace Conference’ in partnership with UNESCO- MGIEP and Standing Together to Enable Peace .
- The conference will be held at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat, Delhi, India. The conference is being organized to mark the beginning of celebration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.It was inaugurated by Krishna G Kulkarni, great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Its objective was to eliminate stereotypes, prejudices across all borders to understand micro-macro aspect of issues, identify common challenges and develop plan of action and to build network of youth leaders.
European Union aims to become the world’s first climate neutral economy by 2050:
- The European Union has unveiled a strategy to become the world’s first climate neutral economy by 2050 to achieve a zero-emissions climate within the next three decades which should be adopted worldwide in order to avoid catastrophic global warming.
- Under the plan, emissions of greenhouse gases after that date would have to be offset by planting trees or by burying the gases underground.The EU says the move will also cut premature air pollution deaths by 40%.
- Climate neutrality means emissions are balanced by methods of removing warming gases from the atmosphere. So the warming emissions that are created by cars and power plants should be counteracted by the greenhouse gases removed from the air by the planting of new forests or through carbon capture technologies which would see the CO2 buried underground.
India to Chair Kimberley Process from 1st January 2019 :
- The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) Plenary 2018, was held in Brussels, Belgium to remove conflict diamonds from the global supply chain
- from 12th-16th November 2018,which will be the 15th anniversary.
- EU handed over the Chairmanship of KPCS to India from 1st January, 2019.
- KP is a joint initiative of different countries, industry and civil societies to control flow of conflict diamonds, which are used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments in the world.
The next Intersessional session is slated to be held in India during the period of 2019-2020.
Ex-diplomat Zurabishvili elected Georgia’s first woman president:
- Georgia has elected ruling party candidate Salome Zurabishvili as its first woman president.The election was seen as a test of Georgia’s democratic credentials as the Caucasus nation seeks European Union and NATO membership.
- Zurabishvili had 59% of the vote and her opposition Grigol Vashadze 40%, with nearly all ballots counted.
Slovenia becomes only NATO state with female army chief:
- Slovenia’s government has appointed a female officer Alenka Ermenc, as the head of armed forces, a first for the small country which is a member of NATO and the European Union.
- Major General Alenka Ermenc, 55, will formally take up her post as the Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces at a ceremony, when she will also become the only woman to currently hold the top armed forces post among the NATO countries.
AWARDS & HONOURS
Nandita Das, Nawazuddin Siddiqui Awarded at Asia Pacific Screen Awards for ‘Manto:
- Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and filmmaker Nandita Das have been awarded at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) Brisbane.The awards ceremony was hosted by Australian actress Sofie Formica and New Zealand actor Cliff Curtis.
- Nandita Das, director of the movie herself received the prestigious International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) Award for achievement in film in the Asia Pacific region.
- Nawazuddin was given the award for the Best Performance By An Actor for his film “Manto”.“Manto” traces the life of writer Saadat Hasan Manto.
One Third Of World’s Stunted Children In India : Nutrition Report
- India is facing a major malnutrition crisis as it holds almost a third of the world’s burden for growth inhibition, according to a global nutrition report.
- With 46.6 million children who are stunted, India tops the list of countries followed by Nigeria (13.9 million) and Pakistan (10.7 million), the Global Nutrition Report 2018.
- India also accounted for 25.5 million children who are wasted, followed by Nigeria (3.4 million) and Indonesia (3.3 million).
- Stunting, or low height for age, is caused by long-term insufficient nutrient-intake and frequent infections.
- Wasting, or low weight for height, is a strong predictor of mortality among children under five. It is usually the result of acute significant food shortage and/or disease.
13-year-old Esha Singh stuns Manu Bhaker, Heena Sidhu to win 10m air pistol gold at National Shooting Championships:
- Telangana teenager Esha Singh prevailed over big names such as Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu to win three gold in the Women’s, Youth Women’s and Junior Women’s 10m Air Pistol competitions at the 62nd National Shooting Championships in Thiruvananthapuram.
- Esha bested all of them with a score of 241.0 to pick her first ever individual gold medal while reigning champion Manu (238.9) and Shweta (217.2) went home with silver and bronze medals respectively.
- In other events the Army’s Satyendra Singh won the Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions crown leaving behind Haryana’s Sanjeev Rajput. Satyendra shot 454.1 in the finals to Sanjeev’s 452.5. Air Force’s Parul Kumar shot 442.4 to clinch the bronze medal.
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