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DAILY GK 19-21 NOV

 DAILY GK 19-21 NOV

1.       DHAHAN PRIZE FOR PUNJABI LITERATURE

·         Punjabi-author Deepti Babuta won the Dhahan Prize for Punjabi Literature 2023 for her Short stories collection titled “Bhukh Eon SahLaindi Hai (‘Hunger Breathes Like This’).

·         She become the first woman to win The Dhahan Prize.

·         The Dhahan Prize is the largest international literary award for fiction books in the Punjabi language.

·         It was conceptualised in 2013 by the Canada-India Education Society (CIES) and the University of British Columbia (UBC).

 

2.       MISS UNIVERSE 2023

·         Miss Sheynnis Alondra Palacios Cornejo (23) from Nicaragua was crowned Miss Universe at the 72nd Miss Universe Beauty Pageant 2023 in San Salvador, Republic of El Salvador.

·         The first Miss Universe Pageant was held in Long Beach, California, United States in 1952 which was won by ArmiKuusela from Finland.

·         Three indians have won the miss universe crown, sushmita sen in 1994, lara dutta in 2000 and harnaz sandhu in 2021.

·         The crown is called the “Force for Good”

·         Miss Portugal Marina Machete and Miss Netherlands RikkieKollé were the first transgender participants.

 

3.       INDIRA GANDHI PEACE PRIZE 2022

·         Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2022 was jointly awarded to Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the New Delhi based Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) as representatives of the COVID-19 warriors in India.

·         Indira Gandhi Peace Prize established in 1986 by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, it is given annually to recognize individuals or organizations contributing to international peace, disarmament, and development.

 

4.       ARGENTINA PRESIDENT

·         Javier Milei (53) of Libertarian Party was elected as the new president of Argentina

·         Argentina Capital– Buenos Aires

·         Currency– Argentine Peso

 

5.       INTERIM CEO TO LEAD OPEN AI

·         Microsoft-owned OpenAI, Inc., the creator of Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer (ChatGPT),  has announced the appointment of  Emmett Shear as its interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

·         He will replace Mira Murati, the interim CEO of Open AI.

 

6.       ICC MEN’S ODI WORLD CUP 2023

·         The Australian Men’s cricket team led by Pat Cummins won the 13th edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s One Day International (ODI) Cricket World Cup(CWC) 2023 by defeating Rohit Sharma led India in the finals held in Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

·         Virat Kohli also broke Tendulkar’s (49 centuries) record of the most number of centuries in ODI matches, while Kohli scored his 50th century against New Zealand in the semi-final.

·         Mohammed Shami also made the record for the most number of wickets for India in a single edition of the ODI World Cup with 24 wickets in the 2023 edition.

·         Player of the Tournament – Virat Kohli

·         Player of the Match(Finals) – Travis Head

·         Highest run-scorer – Virat Kohli (765 runs)

·         Highest Wicket-taker – Mohammed Shami(24 wickets)

·         ICC Chairman – Greg Barclay

·         Headquarters – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

7.       NATIONAL INTEGRATION DAY 2023 – NOVEMBER 19

·         National Integration Day, also known as Quami Ekta Divas, is observed annually on November 19 across India to mark the birth anniversary of India’s First Female Prime Minister (PM), Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi, popularly known as Indira Gandhi.

 

8.       INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY 2023 – NOVEMBER 19

·         The International Men’s Day (IMD) is annually observed across the globe on November 19 to honour the men in our lives and to acknowledge cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements they contribute to our society.

·         The theme for IMD 2023 is “Zero Male Suicide”.

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