PT Usha elected as first woman president of Indian Olympic Association.

  • Legendary former athlete P T Usha (58 years) has been officially elected as the first woman president of Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
  • She is a multiple Asian Games gold medallists and a fourth-place finisher in the 1984 Olympics 400m hurdles final.
  • Apart from her, Ajay H Patel has been elected as senior Vice President, Rajlaxmi Singh Deo and Gagan Narang as Vice Presidents of Indian Olympic Association.
  • Headquarters of IOA: New Delhi.

Meghna Ahlawat elected as new President of Table Tennis Federation of India.

  • Meghna Ahlawat has been elected as the President of the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) with former stalwart Kamlesh Mehta, who has been elected as secretary general.
  • She is the first women president and succeeded Dushyant Chautala.
  • Apart from this, Patel Nagender Reddy was elected as treasurer.
  • TTFI is the governing body for table tennis in India and was established in 1926.
  • It includes 32 state units and 37 institutions
  • Headquarters of TTFI: New Delhi.

Govt permits 100 % Work From Home for SEZ units till December 2023.

  • Central Government has permitted Work From Home up to the 31st of December, 2023 to 100% of employees of the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) units.
  • This decision was made after duly noting the genuine needs of the industry and the scope of benefits to economies of Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities.
  • Government has also issued a Standard Operating Procedure to streamline the implementation of amended rules across SEZs.

J&K awarded 1st prize in Ayushman Bharat health account ID generation.

  • Jammu and Kashmir has been awarded with 1 position in the category for Ayushman Bharat health account ID generation and 2nd prize in the category for Teleconsultation conducted during Universal Health Coverage Day 2022 (10th and 11th December) at International Cooperation and Convention Centre, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Universal Health Coverage Day is celebrated every year to ensure quality healthcare closer to the people without any financial hardships.

Cyclone Mandous causes major damage in Tamil Nadu, Andhra.

  • Cyclone Mandous has weakened into a deep depression but, in the last two days it has created havoc in southern peninsula.
  • Chennai and several other parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have witnessed heavy rain and strong winds as cyclonic storm Mandous crossed the states after landfall, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
  • The name Mandous has been suggested by the United Arab Emirates.

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