Daily Current Affairs Notes for 25-Nov-2022 By GyanOK.com

25 November 2022

Rajendra Pawar honoured Lifetime Achievement Award 2022 by FICCI

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), felicitated Rajendra Singh Pawar, Chairman & Founder, NIIT with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2022’.

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Overview

Lifetime Achievement Award 2022:

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), felicitated Rajendra Singh Pawar, Chairman & Founder, NIIT with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2022’ at the 8th FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards ceremony. The award recognises Pawar for his immense contribution and exemplary work in the field of education as well as creating the IT Training industry.

The selection of Award was done by a high-level jury panel, Chaired by Dr R. A. Mashelkar, Indian National Research Professor and Chancellor, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and former Director General of CSIR.

Under Pawar’s leadership:

  • NIIT has played a key role in shaping the growth of the Indian IT sector, by creating skilled manpower to drive its momentum. Along with revolutionizing the IT Training industry, he is now also involved in establishing an innovative model in Higher Education through the not-for-profit NIIT University.
  • For an outstanding contribution in his field, Pawar has been awarded the country’s prestigious civilian honour, Padma Bhushan, by the President of India in 2011.
  • Pawar has also been honoured with several other prestigious awards such as ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at Dataquest ICT Awards 2019, the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ from IIT in 1995, the Ernst & Young’s ‘Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ in 1999, and The Global India Splendor Award in 2013. He has also been honoured as the ‘IT man of the Year’ by IT industry journal, Dataquest in 1998.

About the FICCI:

Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. The FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards were instituted in 2014 to recognize and felicitate the achievements and excellent work done by the institutions and individuals, who have set benchmarks of excellence and are doing inspirational and exemplary work in the higher education space.

 

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2022: 25th November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2022:

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed on November 25, every year. It is a day to pay tribute to the Mirabal sisters, the Dominican Republic activists who were murdered at the order of Rafael Trujilllo in 1960. The United Nations aims to raise awareness about gender-based violence against women. This year’s campaign is a 16-day initiative starting on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women and concluding on International Human Rights Day on December 10. Here is everything you need to know about this day.

International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women: Theme

The 2022 theme of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is ‘UNITE! Activism to End Violence against Women and Girls.’ According to the United Nations’ official website, this campaign will be an initiative of 16 days of activism starting from November 25 and concluding on International Human Rights Day on December 10.

International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women: Significance

According to the United Nations’ official website, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in the world today. Furthermore, it still remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is commemorated to raise public awareness about the issues surrounding gender-based violence. It is also a day to spread awareness about how this gender-based violence manifests itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms. The United Nations hopes to raise awareness about the adverse consequences of VAWG for women of all ages.

International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women: History

The UN General Assembly in 1979, adopted the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Yet violence against women and girls is a problem that can still be seen worldwide. To tackle this issue, the General Assembly issued resolution 48/104, to lay the foundation of a world free of gender-based violence.

Since 1981, November 25 has been commemorated as a day to raise voices against gender-based violence. This date honours the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally murdered on the order of former President Rafael Trujillo in 1960.

The General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women through resolution 48/104 on 20 December 1993.

 

SBI Continues to Lead Debit Card Market, HDFC Leads Credit Cards for October 2022

Country’s largest lender, State Bank of India continues to dominate the debit cards market in October 2022, with a 29% share. Compared to last month the share was slightly less, where SBI led the debit card market by 30 per cent in September.

More About The News:

According to the latest data collated by PGA labs, SBI retained the top position in the debit cards market while HDFC bank maintained its top position in the credit cards market. While PSU banks hold the lion’s share in the debit cards market, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Axis Bank witnessed the highest YoY growth in the credit cards segment with 70% and 37%, respectively.

About Credit Card market:

ISRO Conducted 200th Consecutive Successful Launch of RH200 Sounding Rocket

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Overview

RH200, the versatile sounding rocket of ISRO registered its 200th consecutive successful launch from the shores of Thumba, Thiruvananthapuram. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) termed it a “historic moment”. It was witnessed by former President Ram Nath Kovind and ISRO chairman S Somanath, among others.

ISRO Conducted 200th Consecutive Successful Launch of RH200 Sounding Rocket- Key Points

  • The successful flight of RH200 took off from the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS).
  • ISRO stated that Indian-sounding rockets are used as privileged tools for the scientific community for carrying out experiments on meteorology, astronomy, and similar branches of space physics.
  • Campaigns such as Equatorial ElectroJet (EEJ), Leonid Meteor Shower (LMS), Indian Middle Atmosphere Programme (IMAP), Monsoon Experiment (MONEX), Middle Atmosphere Dynamics (MIDAS), and Sooryagrahan-2010 have been conducted using the sounding rocket platform for scientific exploration of the Earth’s atmosphere.
  • The Rohini Sounding Rocket (RSR) series have been the forerunner for ISRO’s heavier and more complex launch vehicles, with continued usage even today for atmospheric and meteorological studies.