11th edition of Bangladesh will begin in Kolkata.

  • The 11th Bangladesh Book fair begins at College Square, Kolkata.
  • 65 publishing houses are participating in this year's event.
  • This would help the publishers to reach out to more people in Kolkata who are interested in Bangladeshi literature, as many publishers do not get the opportunity to participate in the Kolkata International Book fair.
  • The fair will continue till December 13.

cyclone "Michong" has originated in the Bay of Bengal.

  • Cyclone Michong has originated in the Bay of Bengal in December, 2023.
  • This cyclone has passed through South Andhra Pradesh and North Tamil Nadu coast and reached Central Bay of Bengal.
  • It is likely to hit Nellore and Machilipatnam on December 5.
  • Its name Michaung is given by Myanmar.
  • It means strength or flexibility.

ESIC bagged "ISSA Vision Zero 2023" Award at the 23rd World Congress.

  • The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation has won the SSA Vision Zero 2023 Award for its significant contributions in enhancing safety, health, and well-being at workplaces.
  • The International Social Security Association, the awarding body, champions dynamic social security worldwide.
  • Its Liaison Office for South Asia operates from ESIC headquarters.

"India Internet Governance Forum 2023" to discuss public policy issues.

  • India Internet Governance Forum 2023 will be held in New Delhi.
  • The forum is a multi-stakeholder platform bringing together representatives from various groups to discuss public policy issues related to the Internet.
  • The theme of the event is Moving Forward - Calibrating Bharat’s Digital Agenda.
  • The India Internet Governance Forum is an initiative associated with the UN Internet Governance Forum.

Bihar receives global acclaim for afforestation efforts at COP28.

  • Bihar garnered global recognition for its afforestation efforts under the Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali Abhiyan at the COP28 Climate Summit in Dubai, where senior officials presented detailed insights.
  • A MoU was signed between BSPCB and UNEP in February 2021 to develop climate-resilient and low-carbon development pathways for the state.

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