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20th Edition of Hornbill Festival begins in Nagaland

The Hornbill Festival has begun at Naga Heritage Kisama in Nagaland. It is the 20th edition of the festival. It is an annual tourism promotional event to showcase the state’s traditional & rich cultural heritage in all its ethnicity, diversity & grandeur.

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Nagaland: Chief Minister - Neiphiu Rio; Governor – RN Ravi.

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Indo Sri Lanka joint exercise MITRA SHAKTI commences

7th edition of Ex MITRA SHAKTI commenced at Aundh Military Station, Pune. It aims at enhancing interoperability & operational efficiency amongst armies of India & Sri Lanka. It is designed for incorporating current dynamics of UN peacekeeping operations.

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Navy exercise b/w India & Sri Lanka is SLINEX.

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UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Spain

UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) will be held Madrid under the Presidency of Chile from 2-13 Dec 2019. COP 25 is an important conference as countries prepare to move from pre-2020 period under Kyoto Protocol to post-2020 period under Paris Agreement.

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Indian delegation will be led by Minister Prakash Javadekar.

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Digital transactions in October: Top score for Fino Payments Bank

Fino Payments Bank (78) topped the monthly rankings by MEITY. SBI (68) and Bank of Maharashtra (67) are the only 2 PSBs that have shown ‘good’ performance in digital transactions. ICICI Bank and IDFC First Bank, Axis Bank & HSBC received good ratings.

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Fino Payments Bank has touched 99.41% of annual target.

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Gurpreet Singh, Sunil Kumar clinch gold medals in Senior National C'ships

In wrestling, Gurpreet Singh & Sunil Kumar clinched gold medals at the Senior National Championships in Jalandhar. In 77 Kg category, Gurpreet defeated Sajan Bhanwal (Railways). Sunil defeated Punjab's Prabhal in the 87 Kg category.

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Sajan Bhanwal is a 2-time world junior championships medallist.

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Saudi Arabia takes over G20 Presidency from Japan

Saudi Arabia has taken over the G20 Presidency from Japan. It is the first Arab nation to assume the G20 presidency. The country will host world leaders for a global summit in its capital on 21-22 November in 2020.

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince - Mohammed bin Salman.

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India becomes first country to make entire Haj process digital

India has become the 1st country to make the entire process for pilgrims going on Haj completely digital. e-visa, Haj mobile app, e-MASIHA health facility, e-luggage pre-tagging are providing info regarding accommodation & transportation in Mecca & Madina

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Minority Affairs Minister - Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

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RBI imposes ₹1.50-cr penalty on Corporation Bank

RBI has imposed a penalty of ₹1.50 Cr on Corporation Bank for non-compliance with certain provisions of directions. The penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in the RBI under the provisions of Sec 47 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

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Corporation Bank: Tagline-Prosperity for all; CEO – PV Bharathi.

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Aditya Birla Health Insurance, Mobikwik partner to offer affordable Cancer Protect Cover

Aditya Birla Health Insurance has entered into a partnership with Mobikwik to offer simple sachet health insurance products. It is innovative cancer protect cover. With a 1-year tenure, it will provide a sum insured of 1.5 Lakh for ₹ 125.

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Co-founder of Mobikwik – Upasana Taku.

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13th South Asian Games (SAG) formally begins in Kathmandu

13th SAG has begun at Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu. SAG is being held until Dec 10 in 3 cities - Kathmandu, Pokhara & Janakpur. Athletes from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives, Bhutan & Sri Lanka will be competing in 26 different sports.

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Vice President of Nepal - Nanda Bahadur Pun;

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National Pollution Control Day – December 2

National Pollution Control Day is observed in the memory of the victims of Bhopal Gas tragedy that occurred on 2nd Dec 1984. It aims to spread awareness about industrial pollutants and how they affect our natural resources including our air, water & soil.

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3787 people died due to gas release as per the MP govt data.

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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery - 2 December

The day was initiated by UN General Assembly on Dec 2. It focuses on eliminating present-day forms of slavery such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, child labour, forced marriage, & pressurized recruitment of children for use in armed rivalry

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2004 -Intl Yr to remember struggle against Slavery & Abolition.