Salman Rushdie receives first-ever "Lifetime Disturbing the Peace Award".

  • World-renowned author Salman Rushdie has been awarded the first-ever Lifetime Disturbing the Peace Award by the Vaclav Havel Center The Disturbing the Peace Award to a Courageous Writer at Risk was conferred upon Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah.
  • He also received another accolade, reflecting on the irony of being awarded for disturbing the peace.
  • He pondered which side of the fence this placed him on.

Indian Railways in collaboration with IRCTC to launch Bharat Gaurav Touris.

  • Indian Railways, in collaboration with IRCTC, is set to launch the Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train to promote Dekho Apna Desh and Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat initiatives.
  • Aim: To showcase India's rich cultural and religious heritage to both domestic and international tourists.
  • It informed that halts for boarding and deboarding include major stations like Thane, Pune, Solapur, Kanyakumari, and more.

IndusInd Bank Pioneers as First Live Financial Information Provider.

  • IndusInd Bank announced that it has gone live as a Financial Information Provider (FIP) under the new Account Aggregator Framework of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), making it the first bank in the country to do so.
  • The initiative is a path breaking step taken by the RBI which will enable individuals as well as small and mid–sized businesses to avail services that will help them fulfil their financial requirements in a seamless way.

Indian Air Force to organize air show at Air Force Station.

  • Indian Air Force will organize an air show on November 23-24 at Air Force Station in Ambala Cantonment.
  • During the air show, Surya Kiran and Akashganga teams will showcase their skills in the sky alongside the aircrafts of the Indian Air Force.
  • All necessary arrangements for the air show have been made by Indian Air Force.
  • Regarding security, orders have already been issued under Section 144 to prohibit drones flying near the Air Force Station.

India and US sign MoU to connect dynamic startup ecosystems.

  • India and US have signed an MoU with the objective of connecting both the countries' dynamic startup ecosystems, particularly in critical and emerging technologies (CET).
  • The understanding named "Enhancing Innovation Ecosystems through an Innovation Handshake" was signed by Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal from the Indian side, who is on a 4-day US visit.
  • Aim: To poised to positively impact economic activity, attract investment, and generate employment.

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