CHIEF MINISTER YOGI ADITYANATH INAUGURATES NORTH INDIA’S FIRST DATA CENTER AT GREATER NOIDA
- Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, has opened Yotta Yotta D1, the first hyper-scale data center in North India, which cost Rs 5,000 crore and covered 3,00,000 square feet at the planned Data Center Park in Greater Noida.
- At the event, the Yogi Government and the Hiranandani Group also inked memorandums of understanding worth Rs 39,000 crore to be used for projects over the following five years.
- The data center will improve the nation’s data storage capacity, which had previously only reached 2% even though 20% of the world’s 1.5 billion mobile phone users and 650 million internet users are from India.
KERALA TO HOST TRACK ASIA CUP 2022 CYCLING TOURNAMENT
- The Asian Cycling Confederation and the Cycling Federation of India have approved the Track Asia Cup.
- The Kerala Cycling Association said that efforts are being made to host the matches under floodlights due to the intense heat.
- The Track Asia Cup is also used to choose Asian nations for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
- China, Korea, Japan, and Kazakhstan are among the cycling giants that will take part in the competition.
- The tournament will also include participation from Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Indonesia, and India.
PM MODI INAUGURATES GLOBAL INVESTORS MEET ‘INVEST KARNATAKA 2022’
- At Invest Karnataka’s first event, the Global Investors Meet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a video conference address. The meeting’s goals are to attract prospective investors and create a growth plan for the next 10 years. More than 80 speaker sessions will be presented throughout the three-day event in Bengaluru from November 2 to November 4.
- “Invest Karnataka” will be covered by the international media. Karnataka’s rich environment is attracting a lot of foreign investment.
- High-level ministerial and corporate delegations from the partner countries of France, Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, Japan, and Australia would attend each country session hosted by these countries.
SpaceX LAUNCHES FIRST FALCON HEAVY MISSION IN THREE YEARS
- At a SpaceX launch pad, the rocket system—representing three Falcon 9 rockets fastened side by side—launched. Eight minutes after launch, the rocket’s two side boosters were scheduled to touch down simultaneously on nearby concrete slabs along Florida’s east coast.
- On the USSF-44 mission, the Heavy launched a few sensitive payloads for the U.S. Space Force into geostationary orbit.
- USSF-44 marks SpaceX Falcon Heavy’s fourth launch overall and it is the first since June 2019. This low flying rate contrasts sharply with the Falcon 9 workhorse of the corporation, which has, on average, flown more than thrice per week this year.
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU MAKES COMEBACK AS ISRAEL’S PM
- The results of this week’s elections awarded former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his far-right supporters a resounding victory, ensuring their return to power.
- According to the election commission’s results, the right-wing Likud party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won 32 seats in the Knesset, which has 120 MPs, with 99 percent of the ballots recorded.
- In a decisive victory for Netanyahu that puts an end to Israel’s extraordinary period of political gridlock that required five elections in less than four years, the parties supporting centrist interim Prime Minister Yair Lapid won 51 seats.
SWITZERLAND CREATES RECORD FOR OPERATING THE LONGEST PASSENGER TRAIN
- The longest passenger train in the world is now located in Switzerland. The train is 1910 meters long, includes 100 carriages, and has 4,550 seats. The Swiss Alps’ high terrain was visible as the train traveled through it.
- The nation’s railroad companies banded together to build the new Guinness World Record-holding train, which tows 100 carriages, weighs 2,990 tons, and is 1.91 kilometers (1.19 miles) long. The train was built to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Switzerland’s first railroad.
- 150 people traveled aboard the train during its voyage. It turned through brilliant sunshine that was reflected from its gleaming ceiling of silver.
INDIAN MEN’S SQUASH TEAM WIN THEIR FIRST-EVER GOLD MEDAL
- The Indian men’s team, captained by the seasoned Saurav Ghosal, won the Asian Squash Team Championships gold medal with a 2-0 victory over Kuwait in the championship match.
- Ramit Tandon had given India the lead with a smooth straight games victory over Ali Aramezi, but star player Ghosal clinched the triumph (11-5, 11-7, 11-4).
- After that, Ghosal defeated Ammar Altamimi easily, 11-9, 11-2, and 11-3, giving the team a commanding advantage. The third match between Abhay Singh and Falah Mohammad was not played since Tandon and Ghosal’s victories had already sealed the tie.
INDIA TO HOST WOMEN’S WORLD BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2023
- The IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship will take place in India in 2023. An agreement was struck between the International Boxing Association (IBA) and the Boxing Federation of India during a press conference held in New Delhi (BFI). IBA President Umar Kremlev and BFI President Ajay Singh were present when the MoU was signed. World champion Nikhat Zareen also expressed his congratulations on the occasion.
- The Women’s World Boxing Championship in 2023 will mark the official debut of the groundbreaking fight review system developed by BFI and IBA.
- The entire prize money for the Women’s World Boxing Championship in 2023 will be around INR 19.50 crore, and the gold medalist will receive INR 71 lakh.
NASA’S ARTEMISROCKETLIFTS OFF 50 YEARS AFTER APOLLO
- By flying 4,01,798 kilometers from Earth, NASA’s Artemis 1 Orion Capsule has established a new distance from Earth record for spacecraft intended to transport humans. The previous holder of the record was Apollo 13, which traveled 400,171 kilometers on April 14, 1970.
- The Artemis 1 Orion Capsule was launched into a far-off retrograde orbit by NASA to put the systems under stress.
- Since Orion is unmanned, the Apollo 13 crew continues to hold the record for traveling the furthest from Earth.
- In honor of the late Arturo Campos, the Orion is transporting a manikin known as “Commander Moonikin Campos.”
META INDIA APPOINTS SANDHYA DEVANATHAN AS COUNTRY HEAD
- Two weeks after the resignation of previous India chief Ajit Mohan, Facebook-parent Meta has named Sandhya Devanathan as its new top executive for the nation. On January 1, 2023, Devanathan will start serving in her new capacity. Devanathan is now Meta’s Asia-Pacific (APAC) division’s vice president of gaming.
- Sandhya Devanathan will answer to Dan Neary, vice president of Meta’s worldwide APAC business, in her new position.
- Devanathan held the positions of business director for Vietnam and country managing director for Singapore.
- Following high-profile departures from the company’s Indian projects, Devanathan was appointed.
- Ajit Mohan, the former country leader, announced his retirement from Meta on November 3, 2022, with immediate effect.
LARGEST SOUTH ASIAN FILM MARKET- FILM BAZAAR INAUGURATED
- On November 21, 2022, Anurag Thakur, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, officially opened Film Bazaar, the largest South Asian film market.
- The International Film Festival of India (IFFI), according to the Union Minister, is the largest film festival in Asia and one of the world’s major producers of motion pictures. He continued by saying that the producers come here to interact and work with Indian filmmakers, making IFFI the ideal venue for the Film Bazaar project.
- The Union Minister mentioned that there would be many chances for co-producers and collaborators for films at IFFI while outlining his vision of India becoming a sizable market for the film industry.
DALAI LAMA RECEIVES GANDHI MANDELA AWARD
- Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, the governor of Himachal Pradesh, presented the Gandhi Mandela Award 2022 to the 14th Dalai Lama at Thekchen Choeling at McleodGanj, Dharamshala. The Tibetan spiritual leader accepted the Gandhi Mandela Foundation’s peace award in New Delhi.
- Justice KG Balakrishnan, a former chief justice of India, and Justice Gyan Sudha Misra, a former justice of the Supreme Court, both attended the ceremony.
- The Dalai Lama was chosen as the recipient of the prize this time by a panel that also included former Chief Justices of India KG Balakrishnan and Justice Dipak Misra, former Supreme Court Judge Gyan Sudha Misra, former Chief Justices of Nepal and Bangladesh, Kedarnath Upadhyay and MD Tafazzul Islam.
PSLV TO LAUNCH PIXXEL’S HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING SATELLITE
- Pixxel, a space technology business, will launch its third hyperspectral satellite Anand on Saturday from the Sriharikota spaceport on ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
- Anand is a hyperspectral microsatellite that weighs less than 15 kg and has more than 150 wavelengths, allowing it to take more detailed pictures of the planet than the current non-hyperspectral satellites, which only have 10 or fewer wavelengths.
- According to a statement released by Pixxel on Monday, satellite photography may be used to monitor forest fires, assess soil stress, and detect insect infestations among other things.
J&K LT GOVERNOR INAUGURATES ANNUAL YOUTH FESTIVAL ‘SONZAL-2022’ 15. THE BOOK “ACCIDENTAL CZAR
- At the University of Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha officially opened the yearly youth festival “Sonzal-2022.” The Lt Governor stated that “Sonzal” gives young artists a much-needed platform to realize the ideal of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” and that the yearly festival is a fantastic chance for them to display their abilities.
- The Lt. Governor charged educational institutions with upholding their duty to provide students with the independence, engagement, and creativity they need to become multi-achievers and gain the information and skills they need to prosper and influence their future.
- The Kashmir University made the required adjustments to take into account the National Education Policy’s suggestions, and the Lt Governor commended them for their efforts.
THE LIFE AND LIES OF VLADIMIR PUTIN” LAUNCHED
- Vladimir Putin’s ascent from a mid-level KGB officer to the dictatorial leader of Russia is portrayed in this graphic novel history, which also exposes the reality behind the strongman reputation he has spent his entire career developing.
- Vladimir Putin is portrayed by the West as a cunning cartoon villain who is always hatching schemes to eliminate his foes in Ukraine and other parts of the world.
- Former White House Russia specialists Andrew S. Weiss and Brian “Box” Brown demonstrate how Putin has effectively portrayed himself as a smart, egotistical political genius—and how the rest of the world has helped the Kremlin by treating him as such. All of these beliefs are debunked, and the guy hiding behind the facade is revealed.