The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, observed annually on December 2nd, marks a significant moment in global history. It is a day dedicated to remembering and acknowledging the brutal history of slavery and the ongoing impacts of its legacy. The day originates from the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others on December 2, 1949. This day serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring struggle against slavery and its modern forms.

Nagaland, a vibrant state in the northeastern region of India, is jubilantly celebrating its 61st Statehood Day on December 1, 2023. This marks a significant milestone in the historical journey of the Nagas, who became the 16th state of the Union of India on December 1, 1963. The state-level function, to be held at the Nagaland Civil Secretariat Kohima, promises a day filled with cultural richness, reflections on the past and a focus on the future.

The Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated its 59th raising day on 1st December. This significant organization plays a pivotal role in ensuring the security of India’s borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh. Established in the aftermath of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, the BSF’s motto, “जीवन पर्यन्त कर्तव्य” (Duty Unto Death), reflects its unwavering commitment to safeguarding the nation.

In a significant recognition of its excellence in the power sector, the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), a Maharatna Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) under the Ministry of Power, has been honored with the prestigious SKOCH Gold Award 2023. The accolade was bestowed upon PGCIL for its groundbreaking Pugalur Thrissur 2000 MW Voltage Source Converter High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) System. The award ceremony saw the participation of Power Grid’s Executive Director B. Anantha Sarma and Chief General Manager (Corporate Planning) Abhinav Verma.

The India International Trade Fair (IITF-2023) concluded on a triumphant note on November 27 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Among the standout highlights was the Odisha Pavilion, which not only captivated visitors from the outset but also clinched the prestigious gold medal for “Excellence in Display” in the State Pavilion category.

NTPC Bongaigaon, a key player in the power generation sector, has recently garnered significant acclaim for its exemplary contributions to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environment Protection. The power station proudly received two prestigious awards from the Greentech Foundation, underscoring its commitment to sustainable practices and social responsibility. At a ceremony held at Sonmarg, Jammu and Kashmir, NTPC Bongaigaon was honored with two distinct awards. The first trophy was bestowed upon the power station in the Environment Protection Category at the 22nd Annual Greentech Environment Award 2023.

In a groundbreaking move aligning with the philosophy of ‘all roles-all ranks,’ the Indian Navy has achieved a historic milestone by appointing its first woman commanding officer for a naval ship. Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar made this announcement during a press conference held ahead of Navy Day. Admiral Kumar highlighted the Indian Navy’s significant operational achievements over the past year. Ships, submarines, and aircraft maintained a high operational tempo in strategic waters, undertaking missions with military, diplomatic, constabulary, and benign roles.

Former KPMG managing partner, Narayan Seshadri, is set to assume the role of Chairman at IDRCL, the government-backed bad bank, following the resignation of Diwakar Gupta. Gupta, in turn, is expected to take over as Chairman of NARCL. This leadership shift aims to expedite the resolution of bad loans, a process that has faced challenges and delays.

Madagascar’s current President, Andry Rajoelina, won the presidential election by getting over 50% of the votes, according to initial results from the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). Rajoelina received a total of 2,856,090 votes, which is 58.95% of the total votes, as reported by the Xinhua news agency. The CENI announced that because he got more than 50% in the first round, the current president is the winner of the presidential election.

The Bihar government launched a new initiative aimed at supporting nearly 25 lakh children facing significant academic challenges in state-run schools. “Mission Daksh” (Dynamic Approach for Knowledge and Skill), the initiative focuses on providing specialized Hindi, Mathematics, and English classes to students in classes 3-8 statewide. Each teacher will mentor only five students, specifically those struggling with fluency in Hindi and English and facing challenges in basic Mathematics.

The Word of the Year for 2023, according to Merriam-Webster, is “authentic.” This word is used a lot in what we think, write, aim and judge. In 2023, more people looked up this word than usual. It happened because of discussions about AI, celebrities, identity, and social media. “Authentic” means not false or fake, similar to being real or actual. It can also mean staying true to your own personality and character. Even though being authentic is a good thing, it’s challenging to clearly define.


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