India's Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 at the prestigious pageant’s 67th edition that was held in Sanya, China. The 20-year-old’s win has brought home the coveted title after a 17-year-long wait. The last Indian contestant to win Miss World was Priyanka Chopra in the year 2000.
The Universal Children’s Day was established by United Nations in 1954. The date 20 November coincides with the adoption of the 'Declaration of the Rights of the Child' by UN General Assembly 1959.
The 237th Corps of Engineers Day was celebrated in a solemn ceremony conducted at ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’, India Gate in New Delhi. The day is celebrated to commemorate the raising of first Engineer Company in 1780.
The Book of the year Award in non-fiction category went to 'Age of Anger: A History of the Present' by Pankaj Mishra, whereas in the fiction category, Easterine Kire's 'Son of the Thundercloud' bagged the award.
India's Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 at the prestigious pageant’s 67th edition that was held in Sanya, China. Chhillar’s win has brought home the coveted title after a 17-year-long wait. The last Indian contestant to win Miss World was Priyanka Chopra in the year 2000.
42nd International Congress of Military Medicine, Military Medicine, Girish Karnad, Universal Children's Day
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) celebrated Baal Utsav as a part of Hausla-2017, a week-long festival organised by Women and Child Development Ministry for children living in Child Care Institutions (CCIs) across the country.
The World Toilet Day was observed across the globe on 19 November 2017 with the theme ‘Wastewater’. The day aims to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.
The National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Home Affairs, organises Communal Harmony Campaign along with the Qaumi Ekta Week and observes the Communal Harmony Flag Day on 25 November.
Union Minister of State for Power and Renewable Energy RK Singh on 16 November 2017 launched the Web Portal for Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana ‘Saubhagya’. The portal can be accessed at http://saubhagya.gov.in. Through Saubhagya Web portal, every State can fill in the current status of progress of electrification works which will enable accountability for the State utility/ DISCOM.
INS Sarvekshak is a specialised survey ship of the Indian Navy presently based at Kochi and is fitted with up to date survey equipment like Deep Sea Multi beam echo sounder system, Side Scan Sonars and a fully automated digital surveying system.
Stromatolites are laminated structures of micro- organisms which have created layers of minerals using elements dissolved in the water in which they live. Fossil stromatolites are the oldest evidence for life on Earth. They first appeared 3.7 billion years ago.
Joint Indo-Bangladesh Training Exercise SAMPRITI 2017, concluded on 16th November 2017 at Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram with a validation exercise. The exercise SAMPRITI 2017 was aimed to strengthen and widen the aspects of interoperability and cooperation between the Indian and Bangladesh Armies. It was the 7th such exercise in the SAMPRITI series.
The collective wealth of Asia’s 50 richest families on the list is a record USD 699 billion, a 35 per cent increase from last year. For the third time, India enjoys the biggest presence on the list, with 18 richest families, followed by Hong Kong with nine richest families.
The International Day for Tolerance was celebrated across the world on 16 November 2017.The observance aims to bolster United Nations’ commitment to strengthen tolerance in the world by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples.
The Day also aims to raise public awareness of the importance of philosophy and its critical use in life. The Day encourages academic exchange and highlights the contribution of philosophical knowledge in addressing global issues.
The target of installing bio-toilets in all the coaches of Indian Railways has been extended to December 2018. The information was shared by a member of Railways Ministry, Ravindra Gupta while speaking at an event organised in Bonn, Germany on 15 November 2017.
RBI Governor Urjit Patel has been appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board of the Bank of International Settlement (BIS), a global financial organisation owned by major central banks from across the world. The Financial Stability Institute (FSI) of the BIS assists financial sector authorities worldwide in strengthening their financial systems.
RBI Governor Urjit Patel has been appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board of the Bank of International Settlement (BIS), a global financial organisation owned by major central banks from across the world.
The largest-ever group of scientists from across the world have warned that time is running out to save the Earth and urgent action needs to be taken to avoid substantial and irreversible harm to the planet. Over 15,000 scientists from 184 countries have co-signed a paper titled ‘World Scientists' Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice’, which was published in the journal BioScience.
Astronomers have for the first time spotted two hyper-luminous starburst galaxies, extremely bright and spectacularly massive galaxies, in the early universe.
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, gave away the National Child Awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on 14 November 2017, on the occasion of Children’s Day. The awards include the National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement, National Awards for Child Welfare and Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Awards.
The aim of the Doctrine is to promote synergy and integration amongst the three Services- Army, Navy and Air force for enhanced efficiency and optimum utilisation of resources. It brings out the approach towards joint training at macro-level, fundamentals, objectives, joint structures, planning, organisation amongst other aspects presently in use in the Armed Forces.
Sorabji was the first woman to graduate in law from India in 1892 and was the first Indian citizen to attend a British University. Jasjyot Singh Hans created the Google doodle with Sorabji in front of the Allahabad High Court, where she started her career as pleader.
Google’s doodle on 15 November 2017 paid tribute to Cornelia Sorabji, India’s first female advocate, on the occasion of her 151st birth anniversary. Sorabji was the first woman to graduate in law from India in 1892 and the first Indian national to attend a British University.
The three-day summit is being organised by National Planning Commission and Ministry of Commerce of Nepal and South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Nepal. It was inaugurated by Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.
India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit has begun in Dantewada, a district in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The event was organized by NITI Aayog in partnership with the government of United States of America. The event is a part of 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held in India.
India is likely to achieve strong growth over the next decade and emerge as the world’s third-largest economy, overtaking Japan in nominal GDP by 2028, says a report titled ‘India 2028’ by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
The 10th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) has begun in Kathmandu, Nepal with the theme "Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia".
The 13-member jury, led by Sujoy Ghosh, included both the movies in their recommended list, but these two movies did not find their way in the list passed by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
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