Piyush Goyal launches India’s 1st Digital Food Museum in Tamil Nadu
Union Minister Piyush Goyal virtually launched India’s first Digital Food Museum in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
The museum was co-developed by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museums, Bengaluru (Karnataka) span an area of 1,860 sq ft.
The museum is the first one-of-its-kind effort to depict India’s food story from the beginning to India becoming the largest food grain exporter in the world.
Quick Facts: Atish Chandra is the MD and Chairman of the Food Corporation of India (FCI).
Telangana’s Pochampally selected as one of the best tourism villages
Pochampally village in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district of Telangana known for its famous hand-woven ikat saris was selected as one of the best tourism villages by UNWTO.
The award will be given at the 24th session of the UNWTO general assembly on December 2 in Madrid.
The best tourism villages by the UNWTO pilot initiative aims to award those villages which are outstanding examples of rural destinations and showcase good practices.
Quick Facts: K Chandrashekhar Rao is the Chief Minister of Telangana.
Person in News
Shombi Sharp appinted as the UN Resident Coordinator in India
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Shombi Sharp of the United States as a sustainable development expert, as the UN Resident Coordinator in India.
Sharp will lead the UN team in India and work towards India’s COVID-19 response plans to recover better for the SDGs.
Prior to this, Sharp served as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Armenia.
Quick Facts: United Nations was founded in 24 October, 1945.
Sourav Ganguly appointed as the Chairman of ICC Men’s Cricket Committee
The President of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as the Chairman of ICC Men’s Cricket Committee.
Ganguly will replace Anil Kumble who assumed charge in 2012.
Kumble stepped down having served a maximum of three separate three-year terms.
Quick Facts: BCCI is headquartered in Mumbai, India.
PM Modi launches ‘Ration Aapke Gram’ and ‘Sicke Cell Mission’ scheme in MP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a series of Tribal welfare programs- Ration Aapke Gram and Sickle Cell Mission in Madhya Pradesh.
Modi also laid the foundation stone for the construction of 50 new Eklavya Model Residential schools across India.
PM Modi also praised the richness of their spiritual and cultural life and that every aspect of tribal songs as well as dances carries a life lesson.
Quick Facts: Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh.
Summits and Conferences
21st Indian Ocean Rim Association Annual Council of Ministers’ Meeting
India virtually participated in the 21st Annual Council of Ministers (COM) meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).
The summit was held in a hybrid format in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
IORA is an inter-governmental organization aimed at strengthening regional cooperation and sustainable development within the Indian Ocean region.
Quick Facts: IORA has 23 member states and 9 dialogue partners.
BDL signs USD 21 million contract with Airbus Defense and Space
Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has signed a USD 21 million export contract for Counter-Measures Dispensing System (CMDS) with Airbus Defense and Space.
Under the contract, BDL will supply its Counter Measures Dispensing System to the Spanish entity.
The public sector firm is looking at export opportunities for offerings such as Akash Weapon System, Astra Weapon System, Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon, and Helina Light Weight Torpedo.