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November 12 Current Affairs

 

National education day observed on November 11

National education day observed on November 11

  • National education day is observed annually on November 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, freedom fighter, educationist and the first Education Minister of independent India from 1947 to 1958.
  • This day recalls the contribution of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad to education in India.

 

 

 

 

Book named “Yoga And Mindfulness” released

Book named Yoga And Mindfulness released

  • Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu released the book “Yoga and Mindfulness”.
  • It has been authored by Yoga exponent, Mansi Gulati.
  • This book helps in making yoga a part of your daily day life. It explains the link between physical exercises and mindfulness.

 

 

 

 

Jawahar Lal Sarin conferred with France’s highest civilian honour

  • Jawahar Lal Sarin was conferred with France’s highest civilian honour Knight of the Legion of Honour.
  • It was given by French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler.
  • He received the honor due to his outstanding contribution to enhancing Indo-French cultural cooperation and promoting the French language.
  • He is currently the president of the governing body of Alliance Franaise.

 

 

 

Indian journalist Swati Chaturvedi wins 2018 London Press Freedom Award for Courage in UK

Indian journalist Swati Chaturvedi wins 2018 London Press Freedom Award for Courage in UK

  • Swati Chaturvedi, an Indian freelance journalist, won the 2018 London Press Freedom Award for Courage.
  • She was one among the four worldwide winners who received awards at the ceremony.
  • She is the author of the book ‘I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of the BJP’s Digital Army’.

 

 

 

Ashok Kumar Gupta appointed as the chairman of Competition Commission of India

Ashok Kumar Gupta appointed as the chairman of Competition Commission of India

  • Former IAS officer Ashok Kumar Gupta has been designated as the chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
  • He will succeed Sudhir Mittal.
  • The appointment would be till October 25, 2022, the date when he attains the age of 65 years or until further orders, whichever is the earliest.

 

 

 

Centre cleared appointments of Chief Justices of 4 High Courts

The Central government cleared the appointment of Chief Justices of 4 High Courts namely: Allahabad, Patna, Madhya Pradesh and Tripura.

  • Justice Govind Mathur, was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court.
  • Justice A P Sahi, was appointed the Chief Justice of Patna HC.
  • Justice S K Seth, was appointed as the Chief Justice of the MP High Court.
  • Justice Sanjay Karol, was appointed as the Chief Justice of Tripura HC.

 

 

Abhay Kumar appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Madagascar

Abhay Kumar appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Madagascar

  • IFS officer of 2003 batch, Abhay Kumar, has been named as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Madagascar.
  • Currently, he is serving as the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the Indian Embassy of Brasilia.
  • He will succeed Subir Dutta. He will take up this assignment soon.

 

 

 

Palau became the First Country in the World to ban Reef-Killing Sunscreen

Palau became the First Country in the World to ban Reef-Killing Sunscreen

  • Palau became the first country in the world to impose a ban on sunscreens toxic to coral reefs.
  • The laws passed by the Western Pacific nation will go into effect in 2020.
  • According to the law, retailers will be fined $1,000 for selling sunscreens that contain 10 chemicals deemed harmed for coral and marine life.
  • This is part of a larger push to reduce the impact of tourism on the archipelago.

 

 

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