12 November - World Pneumonia Day

12 November - Public Service Broadcasting Day

National Internet Exchange of India launches "Digital Payment Gateway".

  • National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) has gone digital by launching a Digital Payment Gateway.
  • NIXI is a non-profit firm under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
  • It has launched digital payment gateways across three of its business units by integrating payment gateways across all of its customer-facing websites for ease of use.
  • It will promote ease of use for NIXI customers by offering real-time payments, providing seamless services and ensuring a seamless experience for all stakeholders.
  • NIXI has partnered with PayU and NSDL to offer payment gateway services.

Odisha government launched road safety initiative "Rakshak".

  • The state government of Odisha has launched a first of its kind road safety initiative named Rakshak to train the 1st responders of road accidents.
  • Under the programme, 300 master trainers will train 30,000 local people living or working in eateries and various commercial establishments located near accident prone locations.
  • These 30,000 volunteers will be trained as first responders to road accidents.
  • They will be equipped to provide first aid and pre-hospital trauma care to accident victims within the golden hour.

Nykaa CEO Falguni Nair becomes India's richest self-made woman.

  • Falguni Nair, CEO and founder of beauty and fashion e-Commerce platform Nykaa, has become the richest self-made woman in India. He founded Nykaa in the year 2012.
  • He holds 53.5% stake in Nykaa and has a net worth of USD 7.48 billion.
  • This comes after the IPO of FSN E-commerce Ventures which is the parent entity of Nykaa.
  • It is also the first female-led unicorn to be listed on the stock exchange.
  • The issue size of the IPO of FSN E-commerce Ventures (Nykaa) was Rs 5,351.92 crore with a face value of Rs 1 per share.

DARPG organizes regional conferences on Public Administration.

  • Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in collaboration with Government of Uttar Pradesh is organizing a regional conference on the theme Strengthening State Public Administration Institutions in semi-virtual mode.
  • It will be held on 11-12 November 2021 in Lucknow.
  • Objective: To bring national and state-level training institutes on a single platform to share the emerging needs in governance for future public solutions to improve the quality of life.

India's 1st National Yogasana Sports Championship was established in Bhubaneswar.

  • India's 1st Physical National Yogasana Championship has been organized in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from 11-13 November, 2021.
  • National Yogasana Sports Championship 2021-22 is organized by National Yogasana Sports Federation (NYSF) in association with the state of Odisha.
  • Around 560 young Yogasan sports athletes from 30 states will participate in this event.
  • The objective of the event is to promote Yoga and build a global brand around it, portraying it as a competitive sport with high standards and benchmarks.

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