"Union Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal" conferred to 63 officers.

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has conferred the Union Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal 2022 to 63 officers for four special operations.
  • The special operations was conducted by the security and police forces.
  • 63 officers from Punjab (16), Telangana Police (13), Delhi (19), Jammu and Kashmir (4) and Maharashtra (11) have been named for this award.
  • The medals were awarded at the Run For Unity event to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Kerala govt selected M T Vasudevan Nair for first "Kerala Jyothi" award.

  • M T Vasudevan Nair (Malayalam literary) has been selected for the Kerala governemnt for its first Kerala Jyothi award.
  • It was instituted by the Kerala govt on the lines of the Padma awards.
  • Aim: To honour individuals who have made priceless contributions to the society.
  • Kerala Prabha: Omcheri N N Pillai and T Madhava Menon.
  • Kerala Sree: Sathyabhama Das Biju, Gopinath Muthukad, Kanayi Kunhiraman, Kochouseph Chittilappilly, M P Parameswaran and Vijayalakshmi.

President Droupadi Murmu inaugurates "India Water Week".

  • President, Droupadi Murmu has inaugurated 7th edition of India's Water Week in Greater Noida on November 1, 2022.
  • 2022 theme: Water Security for Sustainable Development and Equity
  • This event was organised by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation till the 5th of November.
  • Aim: To raise awareness, conserve and use water resources in an integrated manner.
  • Partner countries: Denmark, Singapore, and Finland

CBDT launched HARIT Aaykar initiative.

  • The Income Tax Department has launched the HARIT Aaykar initiative on the occasion of National Unity Day (31st October).
  • HARIT refers to Hariyali Achievement Resolution by Income Tax.
  • Aim: To increase greenery and create micro forests.
  • Under this initiative, the Department resolves to increase the green cover by planting trees and creating micro-forests in and around IT Department's buildings and other public areas.
  • Chairman, CBDT: Nitin Gupta

UGC declares to observe "Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav" on Dec 11.

  • The University Grants Commission has declared that December 11 will observe as a Bharatiya Bhasha Divas every year.
  • Aim: To create language harmony and develop a conducive environment for learning Indian languages.
  • The committee has selected December 11 as Bharatiya Bhasha Divas to mark the birth anniversary of poet Subramania Bharati, who was a pioneer of modern Tamil poetry.
  • UGC Founded: 1956; Headquarters: New Delhi; Chairperson: D. P. Singh

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