Skip to main content

30th November, 2023 Current Affairs

30th November, 2023 Current Affairs

Union WCD Minister Launches ‘Anganwadi Protocol for Divyang Children

  • The Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, recently launched the Anganwadi Protocol Divyang Children in a national outreach program at Vigyan Bhawan on November 28, 2023. The event aimed to strengthen the overall well-being of Divyang children and was attended by key officials, experts and stakeholders from various ministers and organizations.
  • Aligned with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of a Swasth Suposhit Bharat, the Anganwadi Protocol for Divyang Children embodies a Social Model for inclusive care under the POSHAN Abhiyan. The protocol consists of three key steps:
  1. Screening for early disability signs
  2. Inclusion in community events and empowering families
  3. Referral support via ASHA/ANM & Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) teams

4th Edition of ASEAN India Grassroots Innovation Forum (AIGIF) Launched

  • The 4th edition of the annual ASEAN India Grassroots Innovation Forum (AIGIF) took place in Langkawi, Malaysia, on November 28, 2023, showcasing the collaborative efforts of India and the 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) in the fields of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). With the participation of 200 representatives, this year’s AIGIF aimed to strengthen the relationship between the nations and promote social innovations at the grassroots level.
  • The AIGIF 2023 saw the participation of 17 student innovators and grassroots innovators from India, along with representatives from 11 countries, totaling approximately 200 participants. The event builds upon the successes of previous editions in Jakarta, Indonesia (2018), Davao, Philippines (2019) and Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2022), demonstrating a continued commitment to addressing societal challenges through collaboration.

Nepal Becomes First South Asian Nation To Register Same-Sex Marriage

  • The Constitution of Nepal, adopted in 2015, took a bold step by explicitly prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. Nepal became the first South Asian country to formally register a case of same-sex marriage. This event occurred in the Dordi Rural Municipality of Lamjung district in Western Nepal, where the union of trans-woman Maya Gurung, 35, and gay man Surendra Pandey, 27, was legally recognized.
  • The broader impact of this first same-sex marriage registration marks the beginning of a positive change for the third-gender community. Necessary laws will be formulated to grant automatic permanent recognition. This empowerment will encourage more individuals within the LGBTQ+ community to seek legal recognition for their unions.

Also Read: Weekly Current Affairs (Awards) 4-10 November 2023 Bitbank: Who was awarded the prestigious Kerala Jyothi award by the Kerala government in 2023?

                         >> Download Current Affairs PDFs Here

                              Download Sakshi Education Mobile APP

Sakshi Education Mobile App

Abdullahi Mire Wins 2023 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

  • Abdullahi Mire, a Somali refugee, has been named the 2023 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award Global Laureate for his work championing the right to education for displaced children.
  • Mire, who grew up in the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya, has put over 100,000 books in the hands of displaced children and youth in the country. He will be presented with the award at a ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, on December 13, 2023.
  • The UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award was established in 1954 to honor the legacy of Fridtjof Nansen, a Norwegian scientist, polar explorer, diplomat, and the first High Commissioner for Refugees for the League of Nations. The award is presented annually to an individual or organization for outstanding service to refugees.

‘Drift’ By Anthony Chen Bags Prestigious ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal at IFFI 54

  • The collaborative effort of French, British and Greek filmmakers, “Drift,” directed by Anthony Chen, has been honored with the esteemed ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal at the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). This emotionally charged film delves into the life of an immigrant woman, Jacqueline, brilliantly portrayed by Cynthia Erivo, as she navigates the harsh realities of human madness. The award was announced during the grand closing ceremony of the festival held in Goa.
  • “Drift” unfolds the compelling story of Jacqueline, a young refugee who finds herself alone and penniless on a Greek island. The film chronicles her journey to survive and confront her tumultuous past. Along the way, she forms an unexpected bond with a rootless tour guide, played by Alia Shawkat, illustrating the resilience that can emerge in the face of life’s uncertainties. The movie beautifully portrays how drifting through challenges can lead to profound and unexpected connections.

Rahul Dravid to Continue as India’s Head Coach

  • Rahul Dravid has accepted the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) offer to extend his term as India’s head coach, ensuring his continued leadership of the national team until at least the 2024 T20 World Cup in June.
  • Dravid’s initial two-year tenure concluded at the end of the 2023 ODI World Cup, but his impressive achievements and the team’s growth under his guidance prompted the BCCI to seek his extension.  His first assignment after the contract renewal will be the tour of South Africa.
Published date : 01 Dec 2023 11:03AM

Photo Stories