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India’s first Cherry Blossom Festival starts in Meghalaya
Meghalaya became the first state to start India’s first Cherry Blossom Festival. In general, this festival is celebrated in Japan. The four-day festival will showcase the unique beauty of pink and white cherry blossoms. It also conveys Meghalaya’s traditional arts, culture, and cuisine to the naturalists and tourists. Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma inaugurated India’s first Cherry Blossom Festival in this state capital of Meghalaya.
Thiruvananthapuram becomes Breast Cancer capital of India
Thiruvananthapuram takes the honor as the country’s breast cancer capital, with cases at a record high of 40 per lakh of population. Nearly 9 lakh women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
India and US launch $95 million clean energy projects
The US announced two financial projects worth USD 95 million in India. The main motive is to bring more energy-efficient appliances to the rural sector. If this happens, it will continue the global transition to zero-and-low carbon energy sources.
APEC Forum’s Week starts in Lima, Peru
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum’s Week started at Lima in Peru. This is bringing together leaders of world’s largest economies, businessmen, and investors.
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Jackie Chan finally wins his first Oscar
The Chinese actor and martial arts star Jackie Chan finally received his little gold statuette, an honorary Oscar for his decades of work in film at the annual Governors Awards. After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, he won this golden statue oscar award.
Molinari Rail to set up manufacturing unit in India
Swiss major, Molinari Rail will set up a manufacturing and assembly center for auxiliary power units for diesel locomotives in India by next year.
Grand Sumo Kyushu tournament begins in Japan
The Japanese wrestling tournament of Grand Sumo Kyushu began in the Japanese city of Fukuoka. The tournament will be for 15 days and is witnessing participation from sumo wrestlers from around the nation spread across six different ranking divisions.
SSP Chawrasia wins first Asian Tour title outside India
Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia has won the first Asian Tour title outside the country after prevailing at the second play- off hole to win the USD One million Resorts World Manila Masters.
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RSS Leader Pravin Maniar Passes Away
Veteran RSS leader and leading educationalist of Saurashtra region, Pravin Maniar passed away at an age of 82.
International Day for Tolerance
‘International Day for Tolerance’ is observed on 16th November every year. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Tolerance is observed on November 16 to educate people about the need for tolerance in society.
International Conference and Exhibition on Sugarcane Value Chain
The International Conference and Exhibition on Sugarcane Value Chain – Vision 2025 Sugar, was held in November 2016, in Pune.
High-level Group of Ministers (GoM)
Arun Jaitley headed this GoM imposing a heavy fine and ban on celebrities who endorse products making unrealistic and dodgy claims.