Daniel Bruhl named as the Goodwill Ambassador of UN-World Food Programme
Spanish-German actor Daniel Bruhl has been named as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme.
As a goodwill ambassador, he will inform about the main drivers of hunger and showcase the efforts of UN WFP to tackle both immediate needs and the root cause of hunger.
Bruhl will raise awareness for the millions of people going to bed hungry every night and engage his supporters in advocacy.
Quick Facts: UN World Food Programme was founded in 1961.
32nd edition of Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol begins
The 32nd edition of the India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy is being conducted from 12-14 November 2021.
Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk, an indigenously built Missile Corvette, and his Majesty’s Thailand Ship (HTMS) Tayanchon along with Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both navies are participating in the CORPAT.
CORPAT builds up understanding and interoperability between the navies and facilitates the institution of measures to prevent and suppress unlawful activities.
Quick Facts: Thailand is the largest exporter of Orchids.
Women’s cricket to make its debut in Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
The first matches for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will feature Women’s cricket is making its debut at the Commonwealth Games with the T20 format.
The last time cricket was played in the multi-sporting showplace was in the 1998 edition in Kuala Lumpur.
The women’s cricket T20 competition will be held at the Edgbaston Stadium from the 29 July with the bronze and gold medal matches taking place on 7 August.
Quick Facts: The Commonwealth Games were first held in 1930.
President confers ‘General of Indian Army’ rank to Nepal Army Chief
In continuation of a tradition that started in 1950, the Nepal Army Chief Gen Prabhu Ram Sharma was conferred with the honorary ranks of ‘General of the Indian Army’ by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Nepal conferred the honorary rank of the ‘General of Nepal Army’ to the Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane during his visit to Kathmandu last year.
Nepal is important for India in the context of its overall strategic interests in the region.
India’s 1st National Yogasana Sports Championships organized in Bhubaneshwar
India’s first physical National Yogasana Championship has been organized in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.
Around 500 young Yogasana Sports athletes from across 30 states would be taking part in the event.
The championship has been organized by the National Yogasana Sports Federation (NYSF) in association with the Odisha state.
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Neeraj Chopra receives Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award
Neeraj Chopra, India’s first individual Olympic gold medalist in athletics has received the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award from Indian President Ram Nath Kovind.
Chopra won the gold medal at the Javelin throw event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics earlier this year.
The Major Dhyan Chand Award is given every year to recognize excellence in sports.
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Law Minister Kiren Rijiju launches Citizens’ Tele-Law Mobile App
A part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju launched the Citizens’ Tele Law Mobile App.
The app would connect the beneficiaries directly with the Panel Lawyers offering legal advice and consultations.
The app was created keeping in mind the responsibility of the government to ensure justice to the poor through whatever services they require.