Current Affairs of 1st December 2019

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India becomes the first country to make entire Haj process digital

India has become the first country to make the entire process for pilgrims going on Haj completely digital.

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said this after signing the bilateral agreement for next year’s pilgrimage with the Saudi Haj Minister in Jeddah.  Mr. Naqvi said an online application, e-visa, Haj mobile app, ‘e-MASIHA’ health facility, “e-luggage pre-tagging” providing all information in India itself regarding accommodation and transportation in Mecca and Madina will be provided to 2 lakh Indian Muslims going for Haj in 2020. The bilateral annual Haj 2020 agreement between India and Saudi Arabia with Haj and Umrah Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten.

No distance education allowed in hotel management, real estate: UGC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited distance education programs in Hotel Management and Real Estate. In accordance with communication received from various regulatory bodies, programs in Hotel Management, Culinary Studies, and valuation of Real Estate, will not be recognized from academic session 2019-20 and onwards.

Sanjay Dhotre inaugurates India Pavilion at International Book Fair in Mexico

Minister of State for Human Resource Development Sanjay Dhotre inaugurated the India Pavilion at International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico. This fair is the biggest book fair in the Spanish-speaking world. India is the ‘Guest of Honour Country’ in this book fair and it becomes the first Asian country to participate as ‘Guest of Honour’ in the Fair.

Soma Roy Burman takes charge as new Controller General of Accounts

Soma Roy Burman today took charge as the new Controller General of Accounts, CGA.

She is the 24th CGA and the seventh woman to hold this coveted position. She took over from J P S Chawla. Prior to assuming the charge of CGA, Burman served as Additional Controller General of Accounts in the office of the CGA.

13th South Asian Games formally begins in Kathmandu

13th South Asian Games have formally begun in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari declared games open in a glittering ceremony at Dasaratha Rangshala in Kathmandu this evening.

Sourabh Verma won silver at the event men’s singles final in Syed Modi International

Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma‘s impressive run at the Syed Modi International tournament came to an end after he lost in straight games to Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei in the men’s singles final in Lucknow.

Senior Wrestling National Championship: Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik clinch gold

Star wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik registered convincing wins in the finals to claim gold medals at the Senior Wrestling National Championships in Jalandhar.

Category Winner
55kg category (Men) Vinesh Phogat
62kg category (Women) Sakshi Malik
68kg category (Women) Anita Sheoran
76kg category (Women) Gursharan Kaur
50kg category (Women) Sheetal Tomar

20th Edition of Hornbill Festival begins in Nagaland

The Hornbill Festival began with a colorful blend of culture and tradition with a modern twist at Naga Heritage Kisama in Nagaland this evening. This is the 20th edition of the Hornbill Festival.

The festival organised by Nagaland Government is an annual tourism promotional event to showcase the state’s traditional and rich cultural heritage in all its ethnicity, diversity and grandeur.

About The Hornbill Festival

The Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year from 1 to 10 December, in Nagaland, Northeast India. It is also called the ‘Festival of Festivals’. The festival is named after the Indian hornbill, the large and colourful forest bird which is displayed in the folklore of most of the state’s tribes.

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