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Manika Batra wins bronze at Asian Cup, first Indian woman to clinch medal at event

Manika Batra became the first Indian woman to win a medal in the ITTF-ATTU Asian Cup after shocking world number six Hina Hayata of Japan in the bronze playoff.

The $200,000 event featured the top 16 players in the men's and women's singles from the continent based on world rankings and qualifications.

Besides the historic bronze, Manika won $10,000 as prize money.

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The 33rd Asian Cup took place in Bangkok from 17 November to 19th November 2022.

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Former bureaucrat Arun Goel appointed Election Commissioner

Former bureaucrat Arun Goel was appointed as Election Commissioner. Goel will join Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey in the poll panel.

Mr. Goel will demit office in December 2027 on attaining the age of 65 years.

Once he joins his new responsibility, Goel would be in line to be the next chief election commissioner.

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India has improved its position by six slots and is now placed at 61st rank as per the Network Readiness Index 2022

India has improved its position by six slots and is now placed at 61st rank as per the Network Readiness Index 2022 report released recently. In its latest version of 2022, the report maps the network-based readiness landscape of 131 economies based on their performances in four different pillars technology, people, governance, and impact.

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World Fisheries Day to be celebrated

World Fisheries Day is celebrated on 21st November every year to demonstrate solidarity with all fisher folk, fish farmers and concerned stakeholders throughout the world. It started in 1997 where “World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers” met at New Delhi leading to formation of “World Fisheries Forum” with representatives from 18 countries and signed a declaration.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to pay two-day visit to Cambodia on November 22

Apart from the ADMM-Plus meeting and India-ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting, the Raksha Mantri will hold bilateral discussions with Defence Ministers of the participating countries. During the talks, Shri Rajnath Singh will discuss defence cooperation matters and ways to further strengthen the mutually beneficial engagements.

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Khalid Jawed’s The Paradise of Food, translated into English from Urdu by Baran Farooqi, wins the 2022 JCB Prize for Literature

The Paradise of Food (Juggernaut) by Khalid Jawed, translated from Urdu by Baran Farooqi has won the Rs 25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature. This year’s shortlist of five novels consisted entirely of translated works. While translated works from Bengali and Malayalam have featured on previous JCB shortlists.

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Assam: India’s longest train, Vivek Express, to operate from Dibrugarh twice a week

The services of the country’s longest train, Vivek Express, that connects Assam with the southernmost tip of Tamil Nadu will be available twice a week beginning November 22, a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). The Dibrugarh- Kanyakumari Vivek Express, which was flagged off on November 19, 2011, covers a distance of 4,189 km and traverses through nine states in over 80 hours

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama conferred Gandhi Mandela award

Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar felicitated Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama with the Gandhi Mandela Award at a ceremony in this Himachal Pradesh town.

The award, constituted by the Gandhi Mandela Foundation, is in recognition of promoting the values and ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela in the interest of global peace and freedom.

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Tata Power Solar Systems ties up with Union Bank of India

Tata Power Solar Systems (TPSSL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL) has tied up with Union Bank of India (UBI) , to help MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) sector switch to solar solutions. The objective of this collaboration is to improve access to green energy and save on the cost of electricity, thus making MSMEs more profitable.

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World Children’s Day | November 20

World Children’s Day, Universal Children's Day 2022: According to the United Nations (UN), World Children’s Day is celebrated on 20 November. First established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day, it is celebrated each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.

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