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Headlines of the Day 17/11/2023

Voice of Global South Summit

 

Voice of Global South Summit

Indian PM Modi leads the virtual ‘Voice of Global South Summit’ today. Sessions cover External Affairs, Education, Finance, and Environment. Themes: “Together, for Everyone’s Growth, with Everyone’s Trust” and “Global South: Together for One Future.” Summit emphasizes sharing G20 outcomes during India’s Presidency for Global South nations’ growth and trust. Read more

 

 

Voting Starts in Madhya Pradesh, Final Phase in Chhattisgarh

Madhya Pradesh holds single-phase Assembly Elections; Chhattisgarh’s final phase polling underway. Voting from 7 am to 6 pm in MP, with exceptions in some areas. Over 64,000 booths, including ‘Pink booths’ and special arrangements for elderly voters. Prominent candidates include CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and former CM Kamalnath. Tight security with 700 central forces and 2 lakh state police deployed.” Read more

 

 

 

Australia Beats South Africa, Advances to ICC World Cup Final Against India

“Australia secures 3-wicket victory against South Africa, advances to ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final against India. Chasing 213, Australia posts 215/7 in 47.2 overs. The final showdown is set for Sunday in Ahmedabad after India’s win against New Zealand in the first semifinal.” Read more

 

 

Maldives President Muizzu’s Oath Ceremony

Minister Kiren Rijiju represents India at Maldives President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu’s oath-taking. Rijiju highlights strong bilateral ties with outgoing President Solih. Inauguration ceremony to host dignitaries from 46 countries. Dr. Muizzu won in September’s runoff elections, nominated by the PPM PNC coalition after former president Abdulla Yameen’s disqualification. Read more

 

 

Loneliness Declared Global Health Threat by WHO

WHO Declares Loneliness a Global Health Threat; Launches Three-Year Commission Led by US Surgeon General. Dr. Murthy emphasizes mortality risks equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Loneliness rates consistent globally, with ‘one in four’ older people facing social isolation. Increased awareness amid the pandemic’s impact on social activity.” Read more

 

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