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Thursday, November 26, 2015
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 NOV 2015
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1. 26 NOVEMBER OBSERVED AS NATIONAL MILK DAY
i. 26 November is observed as National Milk Day to mark birth anniversary of Dr.Verghese Kurien.
ii. He is also known as the Father of the White Revolution Dr.Verghese Kurien.
iii. The main aim of observing National Milk Day is to boost milk production.
iv. He had also started Operation Flood which was the world’s largest agricultural development programme which had helped Indian to transform from a milk-deficit country into the world’s largest milk producer.
2. ANJU BOBBY GEORGE APPOINTED CHAIRPERSON OF TOP SCHEME
i. Anju Bobby George was appointed as the Chairperson of Target Olympic Podium Scheme by Union Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs.
ii. She will replace Anurag Thakur, Member of Parliament and Secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India who had resigned from this post.
iii. Anju Bobby George was first Indian athlete who had won bronze medal in the World Athletics Championships in 2003
iv. Target Olympic Podium Scheme was started with an objective of identifying and supporting potential medal prospects sportspersons for 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games.
3. INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN OBSERVED ON 25 NOVEMBER
i. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was observed on 25 November.
ii. The day is observed to raise awareness about violence against women and discuss solutions that would work for women community.
iii. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will be marked by organisation of an event called Orange the world: End violence against women and girls across the world.
4. 10TH EAST ASIA SUMMIT HELD IN KUALA LUMPUR
i. The 10th East Asia Summit was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
ii. Theme of the summit was Our People, Our Community, and Our Vision.
iii. The summit was chaired by the PM of Malaysia Najib Razak and attended by Australia, India, China, japan, New Zealand, Korea, Russia and the United States of America.
5. WRITER AND JOURNALIST MAHIP SINGH PASSED AWAY
i. Mahip Singh, the famous Hindi writer and journalist, passed away in Gurgaon, Haryana.
ii. Mahip Singh was known for his collection of short stories, the first being Subah ke Phool, which was published in 1959.
iii. He had also written novels and some of his famous novels include Ye Bhi Nhi, Abhi Shesh Hai and Bich ki Dhoop.
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