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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Current Affairs November 24 ,2019





1.India's first largest biotechnology conference Global Bio-India Summit

India’s first largest biotechnology stakeholders conglomerate, - the Global Bio-India (GBI) Summit, 2019 concluded in New Delhi.

The three-day event was organized by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, along with its Public Sector Undertaking, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).
The associated partners for this event were Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) and Invest India.
Biotechnology is recognized as the sunrise sector- a key driver for contributing to India’s USD 5 Trillion economy target by 2025.

2.ISSF World Cup: Manu Bhaker, Elavenil Valarivan, Divyansh Panwar win gold medals

In Shooting, India's young shooters touched another sensational high with Manu Bhaker, Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Panwar clinching gold medals in their events to give the country its best ever single-day show in the ISSF World Cup Finals in Putian, China.

Manu Bhaker won gold with a junior world record in the women's 10 metres air pistol event.
Elavenil claimed the gold in the women's 10 metres air rifle competition.
Divyansh finished on top in the men's 10 metres air rifle competition.


3.The World Health Organization on November 22, 2019 published its study about physical activity of adolescents aged between 11 and 17 years.

The assessment included physical education, active play, recreation and sports, walking, planned exercises and cycling.
India was ranked eighth reporting lowest level of physical activity. In India the overall insufficient physical activity in 2001 was 76.6% and has now decreased to 73.9% in 2016.
The lowest level of insufficient physical activity among girls was seen in India.
Bangladesh topped the list and Philippines was the least performing among boys.


4.Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as Maharashtra CM; Ajit Pawar of NCP takes oath as Deputy CM

Devendra Fadnavis has taken oath as the Maharashtra Chief Minister for the second term. NCP’s Ajit Pawar has become the Deputy Chief Minister.
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari administered the oath to the two leaders. After the oath-taking ceremony, Mr. Fadnavis said Maharashtra people had given a clear mandate and the state needed a stable government and not a Khichadi government. Deputy CM Ajit Pawar said that from the result’s day to this day no party was able to form Government and Maharashtra was facing many problems including farmer issues. As such, they decided to form a stable government.


5.Jal Shakti Minister releases short documentary film on Water Conservation named ‘SHIKHAR SE PUKAR’

Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat released a short documentary film on Water Conservation named ‘SHIKHAR SE PUKAR’ in New Delhi. The film has been made to promote ‘JalshaktiAbhiyan’ and is based on the Journey of an IAS Officer Ravindra Kumar, who climbed Everest this year to attract the attention of people from top of the Everest on the serious issue of Water Conservation and stopping Water Pollution.

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