Sunday, December 17, 2023

DAILY GK 16-18 NOV

 DAILY GK 16-18 NOV

1.       ‘LIFETIME DISTURBING THE PEACE AWARD’

·         Indian-born British-American author Salman Rushdie received the first-ever “Lifetime Disturbing the Peace Award” presented by the Vaclav Havel Center in Manhattan, New York, United States of America (USA).

·         He has authored many novels and book of stories including Midnight’s Children which was awarded the Booker Prize in 1981.

 

2.       37TH NATIONAL GAMES GOA

·         Maharashtra Finished top in the medal tally with 228 medals (80 gold, 69 silver, and 79 bronze) in the 37th edition of the National Games held in Goa

·         Maharashtra won the Raja Bhalindra Singh Trophy for the overall championship in the National Games 2023, and it is also the first time Maharashtra has topped the medal tally since 1994.

·         Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) finished in second place with 126 medals (66 gold, 27 silver, and 33 bronze) while Haryana finished in third place with 192 medals (62 gold, 55 silver, and 75 bronze).

·         Best Male Athlete: Srihari Nataraj (Karnataka).He won ten medals (8 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze) in the swimming event.

·         Best Female Athlete: It was jointly awarded to gymnasts Sanyukta PrasenKale(Maharashtra) and Pranati Nayak(Odisha).

 

3.       CHILDREN’S DAY/BAL DIVAS 2023- NOVEMBER 14

·         Children’s Day also known as Bal Divas is annually observed across India on November 14 to honour the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s 1st Prime Minister, who was known for his love and affection for children.

 

4.       IEA WEE 2023 REPORT

·         International Energy Agency (IEA) released the ‘2nd edition of the World Energy Employment  (WEE 2023) report stating clean energy jobs surpassed fossil fuel jobs for the first time in 2021 at the global level.

·         Clean energy sectors added 4.7 million jobs globally between 2019-2022 and stand at 35 million, while fossil fuels jobs recovered more slowly after layoffs in 2020 and remain around 1.3 million below pre-pandemic employment levels, at 32 million.

·         IEA Headquarters– Paris, France

·         Establishment– 1974

 

5.       IOC OLYMPIC CUP 2023

·         The International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded the 2023 Olympic Cup to the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) in recognition of its long-term commitment to empowering refugee athletes and refugees worldwide through taekwondo.

·         Thomas Bach, IOC President, presented the Olympic Cup to World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue in a ceremony at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

·         The THF was founded by World Taekwondo President ChungwonChoue at the United Nations headquarters in New York(United States) in 2015.

·         THF aims to empower refugees worldwide through taekwondo and helping them to improve their quality of life, develop their life skills, learn Olympic values, and pursue their dreams.

·         IOC Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland

 

6.       INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR TOLERANCE 2023- NOVEMBER 16

·         The United Nations (UN) International Day for Tolerance is annually observed across the globe on 16 November to promote and raise awareness of tolerance, respect, and understanding among all the diverse cultures and communities across the globe.

 

7.       NATIONAL PRESS DAY 2023 – NOVEMBER 16

·         National Press Day is annually observed across India on 16th November to commemorate the day on which the Press Council of India (PCI) started its function as the moral watchdog to ensure that the press maintains high standards and is not fettered by any form of influence or threats.

·         The theme for National Press Day 2023 is “Media in the Era of Artificial Intelligence”.

 

8.       MITRA SHAKTI–INDIA-SRI LANKA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE

·         MITRA SHAKTI-2023, the 9th edition of the joint military exercise between the armed forces of India and Sri Lanka, commenced at the Foreign Training Node in Aundh, Pune, Maharashtra.

 

9.       RUSSIA WITHDRAWS FROM TREATY ON CONVENTIONAL ARMED FORCES IN EUROPE

·         Russia has formally withdrawn from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), a landmark arms control agreement that sought to limit the deployment of conventional weapons in Europe.

·         The exit of Russia is due to North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) eastward expansion as a threat to its security.

·         Conventional Armed Forces The agreement was signed by 23 participating States – those belonging to NATO and the Warsaw Treaty Organization (WTO).

·         It was signed in 1990 in Paris, France.

·         It aims to stop United States of America and Russia (Cold War rivals) from building up forces that could be used in a swift assault.

 

10.    GANSAMRAGINI LATA MANGESHKAR AWARD 2023

·         Government of Maharashtra honoured veteran playback singer and Padma Shri awardee Suresh Ishwar Wadkar with prestigious ‘Gansamragini LataMangeshkar Award’ also known as Lata Mangeshkar Award for the year 2023.

·         The award recognises an artist who has made consistent and invaluable contributions and achievements in the field of music and singing.

·         Suresh Wadkar is an Indian playback singer who performs in Hindi, Marathi, Konkani and Bhojpuri Films.

 

11.    PRIME MINISTER OF SPAIN

·         Pedro Sánchez of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party(Spanish acronym: PSOE) was re-elected as the Prime Minister (PM) of Spain, officially President of the Government of Spain.

·         He got 179 votes in the 350-seat lower house of the Parliament.

·         Spain:Capital– Madrid

·         Currency– Euro

 

12.    INDIAN NAVY’S 4TH ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE CRAFT ‘AMINI‘ LAUNCHED

·         Indian Navy (IN) launched ‘Amini‘, the 4th in a series of eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Crafts (ASW-SWC), at shipbuilding facility of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) in Kattupalli, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

·         It is built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE).

·         The first ASW-SWC namely INS Arnala was launched in December 2022 while the second one INS Androth was launched on March 21, 2023.

·         ASW is a branch of underwater warfare that uses surface warships, aircraft, or submarines to find, track, and deter, damage, or destroy enemy submarines.

 

13.    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ DAY 2023 – NOVEMBER 17

·         International Students’ Day is annually observed across the globe on November 17 to celebrate multiculturalism, diversity, and teamwork among students.

·         The observance marks the anniversary of the events held after the Nazi invasion of Charles University in Prague(Czech Republic), in 1939.

·         On 17th November 1939, the Nazis executed nine students and professors without trial,due to this event, the date was chosen to be International Students’ Day.

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