Arunachal Pradesh Government adopted ‘Pakke Declaration’ on climate change
The government of Arunachal Pradesh approved the ‘Pakke Tiger Reserve 2047 Declaration on Climate Change Resilient and Responsive Arunachal Pradesh’.
The declaration aims to promote climate-resilient development in the state.
The ‘Pakke Declaration’ focuses on a multi-sectoral approach to low-emission and climate-resilient development based on five broad themes or Panch Dharas.
Quick Facts: Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh.
Mahela Jayawardena, Shaun Pollock and Janette Brittin inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced cricket legends Mahela Jayawardena (Sri Lanka), Shaun Pollock (SA), and Janette Brittin (England) to be inducted into the hall of fame.
The ICC Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of the legends of the game from cricket’s long and illustrious history.
In total, 106 players have been inducted since its launch in 2009.
Quick Facts: ICC is headquartered in Dubai, UAE.
Summits and Conferences
PM Modi to open All India Presiding Officers Conference in Shimla
PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 82nd All India Presiding Officers Conference (AIPOC) in Shimla.
ALl India Presiding Officers’ Conference (AIPOC) is celebrating its hundred years in 2021.
The first conference was held in Shimla in 1921 and the AIPOC is being held in Shimla for the seventh time.
Quick Facts: The Speaker and the Deputy Speaker are the Presiding Officers of Lok Sabha.
Books and Authors
“The Disruptor: How Vishwanath Pratap Singh Shook India” by Debashish Mukerji
A book titled “The Disruptor: How Vishwanath Pratap Singh Shook India” has been authored by Debashish Mukerji.
The book presents a detailed account of India’s eighth Prime Minister (PM) Vishwanath Pratap Singh.
Vishwanath served as the PM between 1989 to 1990 and also served as the Defense Minister of India and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
Quick Facts: BCCI is headquartered in Mumbai, India.
Person in News
World Famous Legendary author Wilbur Smith passes away
Internationally acclaimed Zambia-born South African author Wilbur Smith has passed away recently at the age of 88.
The global bestselling author has authored 49 novels and sold over 140 million copies worldwide in more than 30 languages.
Wilbur rose to fame in 1964 with his debut novel “When the Lion Feeds” which turned in the movie with 15 sequels.
Quick Facts: Wilbur published his autobiography “On Leopard Rock” in 2018.
Tamil film Koozhangal selected to be screened at the IFFI 2021
Tamil film Koozhangal will be screened at the Indian Panorama segment in the 52 International Film Festival to be held in Goa.
The story is about a relationship between an alcoholic, abusive husband and his wife narrated from the viewpoint of their child.
Koozhanagal is also India’s official entry for Academy Award for Oscars.
Quick Facts: The IFFI will be organized from 20 to 28 November 2021.
Science and Technology
Kerala to launch mobile app for Waste Disposal
The Kerala government is set to launch a mobile application to improve and track the collection of inorganic waste across local self-governing bodies.
The app will be launched across all six municipal corporations, 200 village bodies, and 70 odd municipalities in the initial phase.
The waste collection will be tracked by the volunteers of state poverty alleviation and women empowerment program called ‘Kudumbashree Mission’.
Quick Facts: The poverty eradication and women empowerment program is being implemented in the state of Kerala by State Poverty Eradication Mission (SPEM).