13 November 2023 Current Affairs

1.Ayodhya Sets Guinness Record By Lighting 22 Lakh Diyas

The seventh Deepotsav in Ayodhya set a new world record by emerging as the largest event of lighting lamps together at one location, with over 22 lakh ‘diyas’ illuminated along the Saryu river.
The 22+ lakh ‘diyas’ (earthen lanterns), 6.47 lakh more than the previous year, were lit by 25,000 volunteers at the 51 ghats of Ram Ki Paidi along the river.
The festivities were not confined to lamp lighting alone. Cultural presentations by artists from 21 states, 11 tableaus, and Ramlila performances from countries like Russia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Nepal added a vibrant and diverse flavor to the event.
State News

2.Uttarakhand To Become The First State To Adopt The Uniform Civil Code (UCC)

Uttarakhand is on the brink of making history as it prepares to become the first state in India to implement the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).
The move is part of a broader effort to create a legal framework that ensures fair treatment and opportunities for all citizens, regardless of their gender, sex, religion, or sexual orientation.
As of now, Goa stands as the only state with a civil code, introduced during Portuguese rule.
Kerala is the first state in the country to formally oppose the UCC, showcasing the diversity of opinions and perspectives on this crucial legal reform.
Important Days News

3.World Kindness Day: “Be Kind Wherever Possible”

World Kindness Day, observed annually on November 13, is a global celebration dedicated to recognizing and promoting acts of kindness.
This year’s theme for 2023 is “Be Kind Wherever Possible” which urges individuals to carry the essence of kindness not only on World Kindness Day but throughout every day.
The day underscores the power of positivity and compassion, emphasizing that kindness is a universal language that transcends racial, religious, political, gender, and geographical boundaries.
Summits & Conferences News

4.33rd Conference Of The WOAH Regional Commission For Asia And Pacific In New Delhi

In a significant stride towards advancing animal health and husbandry, India is playing host to the 33rd Conference of the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) Regional Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
The event, slated from November 13 to 16, 2023, is unfolding in the city of New Delhi. The conference will foster valuable discussions and build essential networking relationships for a week.
The conference serves as a platform for exchanging insights, sharing best practices, and collectively strategizing for a more robust future in animal health and husbandry.
Appointments News

5.Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar Assumes Command Of The Eastern Fleet

Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar assumed command of the Eastern Fleet, a significant and prestigious position within the Eastern Naval Command.
This change of command ceremony, marking the transition from Rear Admiral Gurcharan Singh, took place at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam.
Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar’s naval journey began on July 1, 1990, when he was commissioned into the Indian Navy.
During his 33-year career, Rear Admiral Dhankhar has served in various specialist appointments onboard warships. In recognition of his valor and dedication, Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar was awarded the Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry) in 2015.
Sports News

6.ICC Announced The Inclusion Of Three Cricket Maestros In The ICC Hall Of Fame

The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently announced the induction of three cricketing maestros into the coveted ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
The latest additions to this prestigious list include the explosive opener Virender Sehwag, Indian trailblazer Diana Edulji, and Sri Lankan superstar Aravinda de Silva.
Each of these cricketing icons has left an indelible mark on the game, making them worthy recipients of this esteemed honor.

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