Sharath Kamal becomes 1st Indian to elected in ITTF Athletes' Commission.

  • Achanta Sharath Kamal (TT Player) has become the 1st Indian to be elected in the Athletes’ Commission of the International Table Tennis Federation.
  • He will serve in the Commission from 2022 to 2026.
  • Elected Athletes: Elizabeta Samara, Achanta Sharath Kamal, Daniely Rios, Omar Assar, Melissa Tapper, Stefan Fegerl, Jon Persson, and Liu Shiwen
  • Elected Para-Athletes: Ingela Lundback and Kelly van Zon.
  • Sharath is also selected for 2022 Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.

India becomes the world's 2nd largest producer of steel.

  • Minister of Steel, Jyotiraditya Scindia has informed that India has become the second largest producer of steel at global scale.
  • The per capita steel consumption grew from 57.8 kilogram to 78 kilogram, with a registered growth of 50% in the last 8 years.
  • In case of installed capacity of steel, the country has moved from 100 million tonnes a year to almost 150 million tonnes.
  • China is the biggest steel producing country, which accounted for 57% of world steel production.

Tamil Nadu introduces India’s 1st elephant death audit framework.

  • Forest Department of Tamil Nadu has introduced, 1st of its kind initiative in India, an elephant death audit framework.
  • Reason: Detailed and transparent process for recording and monitoring elephant deaths.
  • The document also help to study the conditions of avoidable and unnatural deaths, while preparing developing preventative strategies.
  • It also specifies a methodical standard process for carrying out an autopsy to ascertain the causes of an elephant's demise.

Tripura CM launches "Amar Sarkar" portal.

  • Tripura chief minister, Manik Saha has launched a new portal, Amar Sarkar with an aim to provide bridge between the people and the government.
  • The portal will help people to register their problems and complaints through village committee officials.
  • A total of 78 departments, including the panchayat department, has been included in the webportal.
  • Earlier, the state government had launched the Har Ghar Sushasan initiative.

Michelle Obama's book "The Light We Carry" released.

  • Michelle Obama has released her new book titled, The Light We Carry in November 2022.
  • This book is a collection of practices and perspectives to deal with challenging times.
  • The book will be published simultaneously in 14 languages and 27 countries around the world.
  • Her memoir, Becoming was one of the best-selling books of all time, that was released in 2018.
  • She served as first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

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