Nov 04 2016

  • India will host 7th session of Conference of Parties (COP7) on tobacco control from November 7-12, 2016 at India Exposition Mart in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Jagat Prakash Nadda, the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, has recently launched “Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan” in New Delhi to improve health care facilities for pregnant women. Under the scheme, pregnant ladies will be given free health check-up and required treatment free of cost on 9th of every month
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated Asia’s largest man-made “Jungle Safari” at Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh.
  • LinkedIn has signed MoU with Union Ministry of Human Resource Development to create more jobs opportunities for Indian students. As part of the MoU
  • The Bhitarkanika National Park is a national park located in the Kendrapara District, Odisha.
  • The Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched an online survey for Overseas Indian Citizens in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
  • The 7th edition of Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) has inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on November 3, which will continue till November 5, 2016.
  • The Chief Minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal has recently launched the “Aware and Care” campaign by flagging off 100 Information Education Communication (IEC) mobile vans.
  • India, Sweden agree to enhance collaboration in energy sector
  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee distributed 43,000 bicycles to class eleventh students of state-run, aided and sponsored schools under ‘Sabuj Sathi’ at Jamboni in West Midnapore.
  • Paris climate change agreement entered into force
  • Central Government has canceled the three licenses of over 11,000 NGOs under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) for failing to apply for their renewal within the deadline.
  • Indian-origin researcher Shamik Chowdhury won the German Green Talent award
  • Meryl Streep considered for Golden Globes lifetime award
  • Marking another milestone in the progress of India, a young Indian lawyer Aniruddha Rajput has won a seat in the hotly-contested United Nations (UN) General Assembly
  • Bollywood Actor Ranveer Sing was named the first Indian ambassador for promoting 2017 Switzerland Tourism’s campaign- “Nature wants you back“.
  • Japan launched a next-generation geostationary meteorological satellite “Himawari-9.

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