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Udaipur to host First G20 Sherpa Meeting in India
The City of Lakes, Udaipur is gearing up to host the first G20 Sherpa Meeting in India from 4 to 7 December.
- The meeting is aimed at fostering growth and building bonds amongst the twenty nations. Among the highlights will be the depiction of Indian culture with wall paintings and illumination of heritage sites across the city.
- The G20 Sherpa meeting is expected to be held at the Darbar Hall at the City Palace Udaipur.The former CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant is the G20 Sherpa from India.
Odisha launches Anaemia Eradication Programme ‘AMLAN’
In a bid to ensure complete eradication of anaemia problem among women and children in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched AMLAN- ‘Anaemia Mukta Lakhya Abhiyan’ in the state.
- The programme will be implemented by a number of departments, including Health and Family Welfare, School and Mass Education, Women and Child Development, Mission Shakti and ST and SC Development.
- Several welfare programmes, including supplementary nutrition programme (SNP), notwithstanding, prevalence of anaemia among different age groups has increased in the state between 2015-16 and 2020-21.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
S&P cuts India’s FY23 GDP growth forecast by 30 bps to 7%
India’s economic growth forecast for the ongoing fiscal by 30 bps to 7% amid slowing global growth. The rating company, however, said India would be less impacted than other countries owing to resilient domestic demand.
- The S&P report said the global slowdown would impact export-led economies. India’s economic output will expand by 7% in FY23 and 6% in FY22.
- The report added that China’s growth could remain subdued in the coming months, but should pick up in 2023 as the government eases its covid-zero stance and the property market stabilises.
Canada beat Australia to win first Davis Cup title
Canada won their first Davis Cup title after Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Australia’s Alex de Minaur 6-3, 6-4 in the second match of the finals to give them an unassailable 2-0 lead in Malaga, Spain.
- The world number six had to fend off three break points early in the first set but found his rhythm in the eighth game, where he broke de Minaur with a mighty overhead smash, before sealing the final game with an ace.
Legendary athlete P T Usha becomes first woman President of Indian Olympic Association
Former athlete P T Usha has been elected unopposed as the President of the Indian Olympic Association, IOA.
- She was the lone contender and was elected after no other nominations were filed till the deadline. The elections were due to be held in the month of December.
- Usha is the first woman to occupy the top job at IOA in its 95-year history and she is also the first Olympic winner and international medalist to take over the top post. Earlier this year, she was elected as a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha.
Film ‘Dear Diary’ wins 53-Hour Challenge for 75 creative minds
The second edition of ‘75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow’ at International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa concluded with the award ceremony of the “53-Hour Challenge”. The competition provided a challenge to the 75 Creative Minds selected from all over the country to produce a short film on their idea of India@100, all in 53 hours.
- The film ‘Dear Diary’ made by Team Purple, has been adjudged as the best movie. The winning film highlights the issue of women’s safety.
- The other four films made under the competition are Antardrishti, The Ring, Almost and Sau Ka Note. All five films will be telecast across India on Shorts TV at 9 PM.
Union Minister Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan presents National Gopal Ratna Award
Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairying Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan presented the National Gopal Ratna Award to the farmers, Cooperatives and technicians involved in Artificial Insemination for their exemplary contribution towards milk production in the country.
- Participating in the National Milk Day function in Bengaluru, the minister said, India is the highest milk producer with a 32 percent contribution to global production. There are 222 cooperatives in the country with over 17 million farmers supplying milk.
Bangladesh film ‘Agantuk’ wins Prasad DI award at the Film Bazaar section of the IFFI
The 5-day long Film Bazaar concluded at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa with Bangladesh feature film ‘Agantuk’ being named the winner of the Prasad DI award.
- The Biplob Sarkar-directed movie was screened in the Viewing Room section, which presents Indian and South Asian films looking for film festivals, world sales, distribution partners and also finishing funds.
- From the Work in Progress (WIP) Lab section of Film Bazaar, the Kannada film ‘Mithya’ bagged the Prasad Post-production award, while the multilingual Nepali, Kumaoni, and Hindi film ‘Bahadur’ won the Moviebuff Appreciation Award.
- Two short movies, ‘Perianayaki’ by Bala Murali Shingade and Suchana Saha’s animated film ‘Priyo Ami’, received the under the “Film Bazaar Recommends (FBR) ” category. The French Institute Award by the French Embassy was given to ‘Kissa – E – Circus’ by Savita Singh which was showcased in the co-production market.
Tamil writer Imayam selected for Kuvempu national award
Tamil writer and novelist Imayam aka V Annamalai has been selected for the Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar. The award is instituted in memory of late Kannada writer Kuvempu.
- The award will be presented to Imayam on Kuvempu’s 118th birth anniversary on December 29.
- Imayam has brought new sensibilities to Tamil literature through his writings. His novels Koveru Kazhudaigal and Pethavan, have been translated into English and several other languages.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Telangana to get India’s first Integrated Rocket Facility by Skyroot Aerospace
Telangana will have the first Integrated Rocket Design, Manufacturing, and Testing Facility of the country in Hyderabad by Skyroot Aerospace.
- The state IT Minister K. Tarakarama Rao has assured the start-up of complete support for establishing the facility to design, manufacture, and test rockets in the state.
- The Hyderabad-based startup, incubated at T-Hub, launched the country’s first private rocket earlier this month.