India to host "Voice of Global South Summit" virtually.

  • India will host a special Voice of Global South Summit virtually on 12th and 13th of January 2023.
  • Theme of the Summit is Unity of Voice, Unity of Purpose.
  • The Summit aimed to bring together countries of the Gobal South and share their perspectives and priorities on a common platform across a whole range of issues.
  • This initiative is inspired by PM Modi vision of Sabka Saath, Sabha Vikas, Sabka Vishwas Aur Sabka Prayas and India's principle of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

Delhi, Bengaluru among 10 best-performing airports globally in 2022: Cirium.

  • According to aviation analytics firm Cirium, Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport and Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport were among the top 10 on-time airports globally.
  • Bengaluru's airport was the second best airport globally in 2022 in terms of on-time arrivals and departures.
  • While, Japan's Haneda Airport was the best-performing airport.
  • Indira Gandhi Airport stood seventh in the on-time rankings globally.

Tamil Nadu's Pranesh M becomes 79th Grandmaster of India.

  • M Pranesh (16) from Tamil Nadu has secured the title in the 2022/2023 Rilton Cup, the first tournament of the FIDE Circuit, to become the 79th chess Grandmaster of India.
  • He has crossed the live rating of 2,500 Elo points.
  • He won his first norm at the 18th Delhi GM Open, second norm at the Sunway Sitges International Chess Festival in Spain and third norm at the Asian Continental Chess Championship in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • He was trained by renowned coach RB Ramesh.

Odisha CM Patnaik inaugurates Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium.

  • Odisha CM, Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, the largest hockey stadium in the country.
  • Rourkela is the second venue of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 after the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
  • Rourkela will host 20 of the 44 matches while the remaining 24 matches will be played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
  • India's first match against Spain is scheduled to be played at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium here on January 13.

Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council elects Saiyam Mehra as chairman.

  • The All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) has elected Saiyam Mehra as Chairman and Rajesh Rokde as Vice Chairman of the industry body for a period of two years (2023-24).
  • GJC represents over 6,00,000 industry players comprising manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, laboratories, gemologists, designers and allied services providers.
  • Aim: To promote and progress its growth, while protecting the industry’s interests.

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