Maharashtra secured top spot in 37th National Games 2023.

  • Maharashtra secured the first position in National Games 2023 and bagged 208 medals including 71 gold.
  • Services Sport Control Board also continued its second position in medal tally with a total of 117 medals including 59 Gold medals.
  • Haryana stands at third position with a total of 161 medals including 53 gold medals.
  • In women's Kabaddi, HP won a gold medal and Haryana got a silver medal.
  • Female Kho-kho gold was won by Maharashtra and Odisha got a silver medal.

Ganga Utsav was organized in New Delhi.

  • Ganga Utsav was organized in New Delhi in November, 2023.
  • This was the seventh edition of Ganga Utsav.
  • This festival was organized by National Mission for Clean Ganga.
  • Ashok Kumar, Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga, inaugurated the festival.
  • Ganga Pustak Parikrama was started in this festival.
  • This parikrama will run from November 7, 2023 to January 11, 2024.

Chile has become a member of the International Solar Alliance.

  • In November 2023, South American country Chile has become a member of the International Solar Alliance.
  • Chile has become the 95th member of the International Solar Alliance.
  • Chilean Ambassador Juan Angulo handed over the instrument of ratification to the Joint Secretary in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
  • The International Solar Alliance was established during the COP 21 summit.
  • This summit was held in Paris in the year 2015.
  • India and France are co-founders of the International Solar Alliance.
  • Its headquarters is located in Gurugram, Haryana.

Asian Archery Championships to be hosted by Bangladesh in the year 2025.

  • As per the decision of November 2023, Bangladesh will host the Asian Archery Championships in the year 2025.
  • The decision was taken at the World Archery Asia Congress held in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • A total of 24 member countries from the Asian continent participated in the Congress.
  • Bangladesh and China had bid to organize the 24th Asian Archery Championship.
  • When a vote was held in Congress between the two countries participating in the bid, Bangladesh won the vote.
  • Bangladesh will host the 24th edition of the Asian Archery Championships.
  • Among its peers, ReNew is closest with 8.3 GW, followed by Tata Power and Greenko Energies with close to 4 GW capacity each.

Philippines has decided to withdraw from China's Belt and Road Project.

  • The Philippines is still part of China's Belt and Road Initiative. Recently it has started exiting this project.
  • The Philippines government has ended all BRI projects and decided to hand over the work related to the project to Japan and Western countries.
  • The Senate of the Philippines has said that every investment by China is under suspicion due to economic and political reasons.
  • China had announced to invest $4.9 billion in the Philippines under the Belt and Road Project.
  • China had taken a tough stance against the Philippines' patrolling in the South China Sea, over which Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. had expressed concern.
  • Philippines is the second country after Italy to opt out of this project.
  • The Belt and Road project was launched in the year 2013.
  • Under this project, China is creating land and sea connectivity between Asia, Europe and Africa.

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