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27th November, 2023 Current Affairs

27th November, 2023 Current Affairs

Centre renames Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres as Ayushman Arogya Mandir

  • The central government on Sunday (26 November 2023) renamed Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres as Ayushman Arogya Mandir with the tagline ArogyamParamam Dhanam.
  •  In a letter to all States and Union Territories, the Union Health Ministry has issued guidelines to suitably replace the existing title across all operationalized Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres. The Ministry has also asked to upload pictures of the primary health facilities upon successful completion of the renaming task.

Mines Ministry to Organise  G20 Outreach Programme on Global Action on Critical Minerals

  • Ministry of Mines is organising an outreach programme on “Role of the Government and Industry in Driving the Global Action of Critical Minerals” on 29th November, 2023 at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan,  New Delhi.  The event will be attended by Ambassadors/Mission Heads of various countries as well as representatives of businesses in India and other stakeholders.
  • India's G20 presidency has marked a significant milestone in its global leadership role. With its diverse economy, technological prowess and commitment to sustainable development, India has brought unique perspectives to the table. During the presidency, India has focused on various issues like inclusive growth, digital innovation, climate resilience and equitable global health access. By leveraging its presidency, India is fostering collaborative solutions that not only benefit its own population but contribute to the broader global well-being, reinforcing its spirit of ‘VasudhaivaKutumbakam’ or the ‘World is One Family’. G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration has a paragraph on the Critical Minerals. The declaration also takes note of the high level voluntary principles.
  • Ministry of Mines is in the process of preparing a Policy for critical mineral which will include a road map for strengthening the supply chain of critical minerals. The strategy will also identify the responsibilities of different ministries of Govt. of India in ensuring the resilience of the supply chain of critical minerals. Ministry of Mines is also preparing a strategy for recycling of metals which will help to augment the recycling capability and streamline the recycling process and will also work with partner countries to co-develop mineral processing and raw material manufacturing capabilities.
  • Apart from strengthening the domestic mechanisms, collaborative international efforts through multilateral and bilateral engagements have been made to build a resilient critical minerals value chain. Ministry of Mine is actively engaging in new partnerships and alliances like Minerals Security Partnership (MSP), the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA).

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PM Narendra Modi to visit UAE to attend World Climate Action Summit

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two day visit to Dubai, UAE from 30th November to attend the World Climate Action Summit. The Summit is the High-Level Segment of the 28th Conference of Parties , COP-28 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC. COP-28 is being held from 28th November to 12th December under the Presidency of the UAE.
  • The Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC provides a unique opportunity to impart momentum for collective action towards combating the shared challenge of climate change. During COP-26 in Glasgow, Prime Minister had announced five specific targets, titled "Panchamrit”, as India’s unprecedented contribution to climate action. Prime Minister had also announced Mission Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) on that occasion. Climate change has been an important priority area of India’s G20 Presidency, and significant new steps have been captured in the New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration and other outcomes during India's Presidency. COP-28 will provide an opportunity to take forward these successes.
  • During his visit, Prime Minister will also hold bilateral meetings with some of the Leaders participating in the Summit.

Christopher Luxon swears in as New Zealand’s prime minister.

  • Christopher Luxon has been sworn in as New Zealand’s prime minister. The swearing-in ceremony was presided over by Governor-General Cindy Kiro.
  • Luxon leads a conservative coalition after his National Party struck a deal on Friday with two smaller parties following a general election last month. Under the coalition agreement, Luxon has promised to deliver tax cuts and less government bureaucracy, including a 6.5% cut to the public service.
  • After the swearing-in ceremony, he said his top priority is to improve the economy. He said he would hold his first Cabinet meeting tomorrow and look to quickly finalize a 100-day plan.

Robert Shetkintong Appointed as the Next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Mozambique

  • In a significant diplomatic move, Robert Shetkintong, the current Ambassador of India to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, has been designated as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Mozambique. This strategic appointment marks a key transition for Shetkintong, a seasoned diplomat and a 2001 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer.
  • The decision to appoint Shetkintong as the High Commissioner to Mozambique underscores the government’s confidence in his diplomatic acumen. Mozambique, with its growing significance in the Indian Ocean region, presents a unique set od opportunities and challenges. Shetkintong’s wealth of experience positions him well to navigate the intricacies of this new assignment.

Anish Bhanwala Becomes First Indian Shooter To Win a Medal In 25m Rapid Fire at ISSF World Cup Final

  • Anish Bhanwala etched his name in history by becoming the first Indian shooter to clinch a medal in the men’s 25m Rapid Fire event at the ISSF World Cup Final.
  • This accomplishment surpassed the efforts of past Indian shooters like Vijay Kumar in 2009 and Gurpreet Singh in 2015, who had reached the final but fell short of claiming a medal.
Published date : 28 Nov 2023 10:36AM

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