International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: 25 November
i. The 2016 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed across the world on 25 November annually.
ii. The theme for this year is “Orange the World - raise funds to end violence against women”.
Manoj Bajpayee wins best actor at Asia Pacific Screen Awards
i. Indian actor Manoj Bajpayee has won thebest performance award by an actor atthe 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards beatingNawazuddin Siddiqui,who was awarded a special mention in the same category.
ii. Winners in the 10thAsia Pacific Screen Awards, said to bethe region's highest accolade in film, were announced at a glittering ceremony in Brisbane last night.
N V Srinivasan appointed as Indo-American Chamber of Commerce President
i. NVS and Associates Managing Partner, N V Srinivasan is elected as its National President of Trade body Indo-American Chamber of Commerce for the period 2016-17 by the committee of the Chamber during the meeting held in Mumbai.
ii. Other Appointments: Bhasin and Company Managing Partner Lalit Bhasin and entrepreneur Vasant Subramanyan were elected as Executive Vice-Presidents respectively.
Government approves new 62 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
i. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on November 23, 2016, gave approval for opening of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in each of the 62 uncovered districts for which an amount of Rs.2,871 crore has been allocated.
Upgraded Jaguar DARIN III aircraft receives IOC
i. The upgraded Jaguar DARIN III twin-seat aircraft on 24 November 2016 received the Initial Operation Clearance (IOC). IOC is a significant milestone for India’s military aviation sector.
ii. This completion of IOC for DARIN III was announced by Deputy Chief of IAF, Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria. In recent past, he flew the aircraft at HAL airport in Bengaluru.
Tribals celebrate Wangala harvest festival in Meghalaya
i. Garo tribals People of Meghalaya celebrated the harvest festival of Wangala to marks the end of a period of toil for farmers wanting a good output from their fields.
ii. Wangala harvest festival celebrated in Meghalaya.
iii. On the first day of the festival, the people offer their agriculture produce to the Sun God, while on the second day or Kakkat, they will dance Wangala Dance
Andhra Pradesh CM launches Water Distribution Monitoring Portal
i. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu has launched the ‘Smart Water Distribution Monitoring’ web portal, which will enable the people to track the status of drinking water in the nearby water tanks.
ii. The Water Distribution Monitoring portal can be accessed from the website ourvmc.org. The portal has Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system that helps in reduction of water wastage as well as ensures uninterrupted water supply to the households.
Australia’s former women team’s captain Karen Rolton inducted into the ICC’s Hall of Fame
i. Australia’s former women’s captain Karen Rolton has been inducted into the ICC’s Hall of Fame on November 24, 2016 at a ceremony during the dinner break on the opening Karen Roltonday of the third day/night Test between Australia and South Africa.
ii. Rolton was presented with a personalised cap by ICC Chief Executive David Richardson. She has become the 81st player to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and the sixth woman to receive the award.