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Piyush Goyal to attend Rising Himachal Global Investors Meet 2019

India

  • Commerce and Industry and Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal will attend the Rising Himachal Global Investors' Meet 2019 and inform about the investment and policies of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for promoting investment in Himachal Pradesh and the hill states of India.
  • The government is organizing Global Investors' Meet 2019, a flagship business event, at Dharamshala on November 7 - 8, 2019.
  • Himachal Pradesh has implemented an online Single Window System which provides approvals and renewals for investment in all the sectors. The investor can now apply for permission for purchase of land under section 118 of the Himachal Pradesh Tenancy and Land Reform Act, 1972, through the online portal.

Source: Business Standard


IPS Officer Aditya Mishra Appointed Chairman of Land Ports Authority of India

Appointment

  • Senior IPS officer Aditya Mishra was on Monday appointed as the chairman of the Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI), according to an order issued by the personnel ministry.
  • Mishra is a 1989 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.
  • Mishra has been appointed for a period of five years from the date of assumption of the charge.

Source: News18


Madhuri Vijay’s Debut Novel 'The Far Field' Wins 2019 JCB Prize for Literature

Award

  • US based-Indian author Madhuri Vijay’s debut novel, The Far Field on Saturday bagged this year’s JCB prize for Literature, the most expensive Indian award for writing.
  • Vijay, who wasn’t present at the award ceremony here due to her pregnancy, will receive a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh, along with a sculpture by Delhi artist duo Thukral & Tagra titled 'Mirror Melting'.

Source: The Wire


World Tsunami Awareness Day 5 November

Important Day

  • World Tsunami Awareness Day 2019 will be celebrated all over the world on 5th of November, Tuesday.
  • The word "tsunami" gets its name from the Japanese "tsu" means harbor and "nami" means wave. A tsunami is a chain of huge waves created by disturbance created underwater. These waves are normally associated with earthquakes taking place under or around the ocean.
  • In December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day to promote a global culture of tsunami awareness.

Source: The Hans India


Asian Championships: Shooter Deepak Kumar secures India's 10th Tokyo Olympic quota

Sports

  • In Shooting, Deepak Kumar secured India's 10th Tokyo Olympic quota after winning the men's 10 metres air rifle bronze medal at the 14th Asian Championships in Doha today.
  • Deepak shot 227.8 in the final of the event on the tournament's opening day. 
  • Deepak, who won a bronze medal at the 2018 ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara last year, qualified for the eight-man final in third place with a score of 626.8.  He is the second Indian shooter to earn an Olympic quota in the event after Divyansh Singh Panwar, who secured it in April. India has already secured nine Tokyo quotas in rifle and pistol.

Source: AIR