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1st December 2023 Daily Current Affairs

National Affairs

1. Jal Shakti Ministry to organize Jal Itihas Utsav in New Delhi

  • Jal Shakti Ministry will organize Jal Itihas Utsav in New Delhi today.
  • Aims: To raise public consciousness about safeguarding water heritage sites, creating a sense of ownership among the masses as well as promote tourism.
  • The grand event marks the culmination of Water Heritage Fortnight being celebrated in various districts across the nation at 75 Natural Water Heritage Structures.

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Books & Authors

2. Twinkle Khanna launches her fourth book ‘Welcome to Paradise’

  • The renowned actress & author Twinkle Khanna celebrated the launch of her fourth book, “Welcome to Paradise,” in Mumbai
  • The book is a collection of short stories, delves into the complex lives of women navigating love, marriage and loneliness, all presented with Twinkle’s signature wit and honor.

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Honours & Awards

3. Minho & Lee Dong Wook chosen as Global Ambassadors for the Olympics

  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has chosen Minho from SHINee and renowned K-drama star Lee Dong Wook to serve as the first Global Ambassadors for ‘OlympicTM Friends.’
  • The Republic of Korea’s Gangwon province will host the 4th Winter Youth Olympic Games.
  • Gangwon 2024 seeks to give young people a stage on which to celebrate peace and unity via sports, building a common goal for a brighter future.

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National Affairs

4. Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurates 5th Global Ayurveda Festival at Thiruvananthap

  • Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurated the 5th edition of Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF) 2023 in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.
  • GAF- 2023 would be held in the state capital of Kerala from December 1-5, with the theme ‘Emerging Challenges in Healthcare and a Resurgent Ayurveda’.
  • Delegations from over 70 countries will be present at the event, which underlines the growing recognition of Ayurveda’s relevance in addressing global health concerns.

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Important Dates

5. World AIDS day is being observed today

  • World AIDS Day 2023 observed annually on December 1, serves as a crucial occasion to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.
  • The theme for World AIDS Day 2023, “Let Communities Lead!
  • AIDS is the late stage of HIV infection that occurs when the body’s immune system is badly damaged because of the virus.

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Sports

6. West Indies’ Dowrich announces international retirement at 32

  • Former West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich (32-year) has retired from international cricket.
  • He played in 35 tests, scoring 1570 runs with a high score of 125 not out against Sri Lanka in 2018.
  • He also had 85 catches and five stumpings as a wicketkeeper.

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Important Dates

7. Nagaland celebrates its 61st Statehood day today

  • Nagaland is celebrating its 61st Statehood day today.
  • It became the 16th State of the Union of India on 1st December 1963.
  • A state level function will be held at the Nagaland Civil Secretariat Kohima this morning.
  • On the occasion, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio will launch Nagaland School Safety Policy Digital Training Platform and Nagaland Disaster Risk Reduction Road Map.

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Honours & Awards

8. French government honours translator and writer Arshia Sattar

  • Renowned translator Dr Arshia Sattar has been conferred with ‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’ at a special ceremony held at the Consulate General of France in Bengaluru.
  • This award honors her continued commitment to cultural relationship and cooperation between diverse literary worlds.
  • The French government also honored ISRO scientist Dr V R Lalithambika for her engagement in space cooperation between France and India.

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International Affairs

9. Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia becomes 8th wonder of the world

  • Angkor Wat temple, located in northern province of Siem Reap in Cambodia has become the eighth Wonder of the World.
  • The unofficial title Eighth Wonder of the World is sometimes given to buildings, structures, projects, designs, or even people who are thought to be comparable to the seven Wonders of the World.
  • The Angkor Wat was built as a Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and gradually progressed to become a major temple of Buddhism.

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Sports

10. Punjab lifts 13th Hockey India Senior Men Hockey National Championship 2023

  • Punjab claimed the gold medal after their penalty shootout victory over defending champion Haryana in the final of the 13th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2023.
  • Punjab defeated Haryana 9-8 in the shootout after both sides played out a 2-2 draw in regulation time.
  • Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu overcame Karnataka in penalty shootout to claim the bronze medal.

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Schemes

11. PM Modi dedicates 10,000th Jan Aushadi Kendra at Deoghar

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked a significant milestone in the healthcare sector by inaugurating the 10,000th Jan Aushadhi Kendras at AIIMS, Deoghar.
  • This event also witnessed the launch of an ambitious program aimed at increasing the number of Jan Aushadhi Kendras in the country from 10,000 to 25,000.

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State Affairs

12. Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurates new factory of Dixon Technology in Nodia

  • Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurated a new factory of Dixon Technology in Nodia, UP  to boost the local smartphone ecosystem.
  • Dixon Technologies is a contract manufacturer of televisions, washing machines, smartphones, LED bulbs, battens, downlighters and CCTV security systems for companies such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Panasonic and Philips.
  • It has 17 manufacturing units in India.

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