20 November - World Children’s Day

    Theme - A Better Future for Every Child

Pochampally village in Telangana has been named among the best tourism villages by UNWTO.

  • Telangana's Pochampally village has been selected for the Best Tourism Villages award by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
  • The award will be presented on the occasion of the 24th session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Madrid, Spain on 2 December 2021.
  • The Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO pilot initiative aims to reward villages that are outstanding examples of rural destinations and demonstrate good practices in line with its designated nine assessment areas.
  • Pochampally village in Nalgonda district is also referred to as the silk city of India for its exquisite sarees woven through a unique style called Ikat.

Smriti Irani Turns Author With Debut Novel "Lal Salaam".

  • Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani is ready with her debut novel Lal Salaam and has now turned into a writer announced by Westland Publishing House.
  • Smriti Irani's book Lal Salaam will be made available for reading on November 29.
  • Lal Salaam is based on the tragic killings of 76 CRPF personnel in Dantewada in April 2010
  • Lal Salaam is the story of a young officer, Vikram Pratap Singh, and faces challenges against a system that is steeped in back-end politics and corruption.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh dedicated the renovated Rezang La Memorial to the nation in Chushul, Ladakh.

  • Defense Minister Shri Rajnath Singh dedicated the renovated Rezang La War Memorial (Ahir Dham) to the nation at Chushul, Ladakh on November 18, 2021.
  • Rezang La is a mountain pass on the Line of Actual Control between India and China, where Indian soldiers fought Chinese troops in 1962.
  • The memorial was built in 1963 in the plains of Chushul at an altitude of more than 15,000 feet in honor of the soldiers of Charlie Company of 13 Kumaon Regiment.

IndusInd Bank launches mobile app for merchants.

  • IndusInd Bank has launched 'Indus Merchant Solutions' a mobile application (App) to enable merchants, retailers and professionals to conduct banking transactions digitally on a single platform.
  • It will enable merchants and retailers to perform a range of activities such as accepting instant cashless payments on mobile phones from customers through multiple digital modes.
  • Any current account holder of IndusInd Bank can download the app and start using it.

Badminton legend Prakash Padukone to be presented Lifetime Achievement Award by Badminton World Federation.

  • Indian badminton legend Prakash Padukone has been selected for the prestigious 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Council.
  • The former world No. 1 has already been honored with the Badminton Association of India (BAI) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
  • Padukone is the 1st Indian to win a medal at the World Championships in the 1983 Copenhagen tournament.

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