Headlines of the Day 29/11/2023

 

41 Workers Safely Evacuated in 17-Day Uttarakhand Rescue Operation Success: 

During the 17-day rescue operation in Uttarakhand\’s Silkyari tunnel, all 41 trapped workers were safely evacuated. State and central government agencies collaborated, providing food, oxygen, and communication tools through a dedicated pipeline. The workers, from various states, expressed gratitude, and Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami announced financial aid and medical treatment for them. Read more

 

 

Centre Initiates Historic Tranche Auction for Critical Mineral Blocks:

Today, the Centre launched the auction of 20 critical mineral blocks, supporting India\’s economy, national security, and clean energy goals. Minister Pralhad Joshi leads the transparent online auction, crucial for sectors like renewable energy, defence, and high-tech electronics, aligning with India\’s 2030 non-fossil power target. Read more

 

 

India, US Collaborate on Cutting-edge Satellite for Earth Observation : 

India and the US will launch the joint NISAR satellite for Earth observation in the coming months, focusing on land ecosystems and polar regions. Minister Dr Jitendra Singh highlighted India\’s flourishing space startups, numbering over 150 in four years, during a meeting with NASA\’s Bill Nelson. The discussion also emphasized expediting India\’s first astronaut program to the International Space Station. Read more

 

 

Dubai Run 2023, led by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, sets a world record with 226,000 participants : 

Dubai Run, part of Dubai Fitness Challenge, led by Hamdan bin Mohammed, drew over 226,000 participants, solidifying its place as the world\’s largest community fun run. The event, on Sheikh Zayed Road, featured 5 km and 10 km routes, concluding with a symbolic flag handover and reflecting Dubai\’s commitment to well-being. Launched in 2017 by Sheikh Hamdan, the Dubai Fitness Challenge aims to make Dubai one of the world\’s most active cities, aligning with its broader vision for excellence in living, working, and visiting. Read more

 

 

Telangana Assembly polls are scheduled for tomorrow : 

All preparations are complete for the upcoming Assembly Elections in Telangana, scheduled for tomorrow. Voting will take place for 119 Assembly seats from 7 AM to 6 PM. Section 144 has been imposed in the state to prohibit gatherings of four or more people. Over 2.5 lakh personnel will be on poll duties, with 50 companies of Telangana State Special Police and 375 companies of Central forces deployed for security. Read more

 

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