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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu released the book "Srimadramayanam".

  • Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu released the book Srimadramayanam in Hyderabad.
  • It has been written by Shashikiranacharya.
  • It is about Lord Rama's leadership, good governance and rule of law. He also underlined the need to popularize literary works and poetic works of various Indian languages among the youth.

Hema Malini and Prasoon Joshi were awarded the Film Personality of the Year at the 52nd IFFI.

  • Veteran actress Hema Malini and lyricist Prasoon Joshi have been honored with the 2021 Indian Personality of the Year award.
  • The two were honored at the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on November 20, 2021. The event will continue till 28 November 2021.
  • Prasoon Joshi is the current chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
  • In addition to the above, legendary filmmakers Martin Scorsese and István Szabo were honored with the inaugural Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award.

Andhra Pradesh tops the IPF Smart Policing Index 2021.

  • Andhra Pradesh Police has topped the IPF Smart Policing Index 2021 among 29 states and union territories released by the Indian Police Foundation (IPF) on November 18, 2021.
  • Andhra Pradesh has secured the first position with an overall score of 8.11 out of 10.
  • Telangana Police is at the second position with 8.10 marks while Assam Police has secured the third position with an overall rating of 7.89.
  • Uttar Pradesh is ranked 28th with a score of 5.81 and Bihar is at the last position with 5.74 points.
  • The Indian Police Foundation (IPF) has released the IPF Citizen Satisfaction Survey on Smart Policing which aims to understand public perceptions about the quality of police in India and the level of public trust in the police.

NCRA Astronomers Discover "Main-Sequence Radio Pulse' Emitter".

  • Astronomers at the Pune-based National Center for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) have discovered eight stars that belong to a rare category called main-sequence radio pulse emitters or MRPs.
  • MRP was discovered using the Giant Meter-Wave Radio Telescope (GMRT) located at Pune.
  • A group of scientists has discovered a rare class of radio stars that are hotter than the Sun.
  • They have unusually strong magnetic fields and a very strong stellar wind. As a result, these stars emit bright radio vibrations like a lighthouse.
  • The team had previously discovered three more similar stars using the Giant Meter-Wave Radio Telescope (GMRT).

Beryl Thanga received the Manipur State Award for her novel.

  • Novelist Beryl Thanga has received the 12th Manipur State Award for Literature 2020 for his book - E Amadi Adungegi Ithat' (I and the erstwhile Island).
  • Manipur Governor La Ganesan presented the award to the 65-year-old writer for his novel published in 2015.
  • The award carries a plaque, citation, Rs. 3 lakh (in cheque) and a shawl.
  • The awardee (Beryl Thanga) was selected for the year 2020 by a board of eminent persons set up by the government.
  • The Governor said that Manipuri language is one of the 22 scheduled languages under the Constitution of India.
  • It is considered the most advanced of the Tibeto-Burman languages spoken in India.

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