- 06 December 2022
- By GyanOk
Daily Current Affairs Notes for 06 December 2022
A book ‘Brave Hearts of Bharat, Vignettes from Indian History’ authored by Vikram Sampath
'Brave Hearts of Bharat, Vignettes from Indian History' by Vikram Sampath (Penguin), an anthology of 15 stories of men and women and their indomitable spirit of freedom and courage, was launched in the national capital on November 25, 2022.
The book was launched in Delhi. The book is published under Penguin Publications. This book narrates the stories of courage and determination of a few individuals whose stories remained largely untold and therefore unknown for a long time.
The essence of the book:
Fifteen Brave Men and Women of Bharat, who Never Succumbed to the Challenges of Invaders. But Lost and Forgotten in the Annals of History. This is the Story of these Bravehearts, who Fought to Protect their Rights, Faith and Freedom. History has always been the handmaiden of the victor. ‘Until the lions have their own storytellers,’ said Chinua Achebe, ‘the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter!’ Exploring the lives, times and works of long-forgotten and mostly neglected fifteen unsung heroes and heroines of our past, this book brings to light the contribution of the warriors who not only donned an armour and burst into the battlefield but also kept the flame of hope alive under adverse circumstances.
List of countries at risk of mass killings: India ranked 8th
India is ranked eighth among the countries that are at the highest risk for mass killing in 2022 and 2023, a US-based research organisation has said. India has seen a drop in rank from second position in the earlier year. The report said, "The change in India's rank from second to eighth can be attributed most to improvements in freedom of movement for men [which is one of the variables used for the analysis". ]."
Key points in the report:
- Pakistan is estimated to have about a one in six chance of experiencing a new mass killing in 2022 or 2023, it said.
- While Pakistan topped the list this year, Yemen ranked second, Myanmar third, Ethiopia fifth, Nigeria sixth and Afghanistan seventh, among all 162 countries, the 2022-23 report said.
- India has performed worse than Sudan (ninth), Somalia (10th), Syria (11th), Iraq (12th), and Zimbabwe (14th rank).
- According to the 2021-2022 report, India was ranked in the second position among the top 15 highest-risk countries for the last five years.
About the Project:
The Project is a joint initiative of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College.
A mass killing, as per the report, is 1,000 or more civilians deliberately killed by armed forces (whether government or non-state), over a period of a year or less, because of their membership in a particular group. Virtually all cases of genocide include mass killings, if they match this definition, the report said.
The other variables, or ‘risk factors’, used for the analysis include the countries’ basic characteristics (for example, geographic region, population); socioeconomic measures (changes in gross domestic product per capita); measures of governance (restrictions on political candidates and parties); levels of human rights (freedom of movement); and records of violent conflict (battle-related deaths, ongoing mass killings).
India ranked 48th in Global Aviation Safety Rankings 2022
India has jumped to the 48th position in the global aviation safety ranking by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), according to DGCA officials. Four years ago, the country was ranked at the 102nd position. In the ranking, Singapore is at the top, followed by the UAE and South Korea at the second and third positions, respectively, the officials said. China is at the 49th place, they added.
About the report:
Under its Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) Continuous Monitoring Approach, an ICAO Coordinated Validation Mission (ICVM) was undertaken from November 9 to 16.
On Saturday, DGCA chief Arun Kumar told PTI that the regulator has worked tirelessly to upgrade India's safety ranking and the results are there. "Hopefully, we continue to remain vigilant and improve further".
On November 16, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said the audit was conducted in the areas of legislation, organisation, personal licensing, operations, airworthiness and aerodromes.
Canara Bank won Banker’s Bank of the Year Award
Banker’s Bank of the Year Award 2022:
Canara Bank has been named "Banker's Bank of the Year 2022" for the Indian segment of the Global Banking Summit. From November 29 to December 1, 2022, the event was held in London, and L. V. Prabhakar, the bank's MD and CEO, received the award from the organizers. These are the prestigious awards for the banking industry and Canara Bank has been declared as the Best Bank in India for 2022. It expressed its gratitude to its customers, investors, employees and other stakeholders.
About the Bankers’ Bank of the year awards:
The Bankers' Bank of the Year Award is considered to be like Oscar award for the banking sector and the winners are judged on their ability to deliver returns, strategy, innovation, technology and product and services in their respective geographies in the last 12 months.
The Banker's Magazine is a leading global banking and finance resource for over 180 countries around the world. The publication is from the home of the Financial Times (FT) Group, a British-based global financial daily newspaper founded in 1888.
About the Canara bank:
Canara Bank was founded by Shri Ammembal Subba Rao Pai, a great visionary and philanthropist, in July 1906, at Mangalore, then a small port town in Karnataka. The Bank has gone through the various phases of its growth trajectory over hundred years of its existence. Growth of Canara Bank was phenomenal, especially after nationalization in the year 1969, attaining the status of a national level player in terms of geographical reach and clientele segments. Eighties was characterized by business diversification for the Bank. In June 2006, the Bank completed a century of operation in the Indian banking industry. The eventful journey of the Bank has been characterized by several memorable milestones. Today, Canara Bank occupies a premier position in the comity of Indian banks.