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25th November 2018 Current Affairs Updates
The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) for Africa and Asia, a 45-nation international organisation on disaster warning, has termed ‘Titli’, the severe cyclonic storm that devastated Odisha in October, as ‘rarest cyclone’.
More than 200 years of cyclone track history in the Odisha coast reveals that the Titli cyclone is the rarest of rare in terms of its characteristics such as recurvature after landfall and retaining its destructive potential after landfall and recurvature away from the coastal areas for more than two days,” says RIMES in its latest report.
Thailand-based RIMES is an international and intergovernmental body owned and managed by its member States for generation and application of early warning information and capacity building for preparedness and response to trans-boundary hazards.
The UN-registered organisation said: “Considering the history of cyclone tracks, no synthetic track projection captures the Titli type of cyclones. The forecast information available lacks actionable early warning information such as no indication of occurrence of secondary hazards, including landslides far away from the coasts.”
MC Mary Kom has created history by becoming the first woman to win six boxing world titles after clinching the 48 kg gold at the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi.
The feisty Manipuri now has an incredible six gold and one silver in the showpiece, the last yellow metal coming in 2010 in Bridgetown.
The 35-year-old Indian legend faced up to Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota, knowing victory in the summit clash would see her overtake Ireland’s Katie Taylor, with whom she had been level on five gold medals. Buoyed by a packed home audience, Mary was awarded the bout by a unanimous verdict by the officials.
Mary Kom became the most successful boxer in the history of women’s world championships by beating Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in an unanimous 5-0 verdict in the 48kg category summit bout.
16 years after winning her maiden World Championship crown – and eight years since her last – Mary becomes the most successful female in the history of the competition, and the joint-most successful pugilist overall along with Cuban all-time great Felix Savon.
There is also good news across sectors as the employability continues to rise thus reaching a new high of 47% this year – an incremental change of almost 2-3 percentage points since last year and a huge change of over 15% points in the past five years.
Andhra Pradesh has topped the list of states with the highest employability followed by Rajasthan and Haryana, as per the India Skills Report 2019.
‘India Skills Report’, a joint initiative of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Association of Indian Universities (AIU) along with Wheebox, PeopleStrong and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
The employability levels of B.Tech/B.E have increased across all the sectors, touching a new high of 63.11 per cent, which remained at 42.08 last year. However, the employability levels of MBA and polytechnic stand low between 47.18 per cent and 45.90 per cent.
Despite the lack of renowned institutions like IITs/IIMs, the growth trend can be seen in tier II and tier III cities. Further, the report stated that Andhra Pradesh is one of the preferred hiring destinations in India, which offers equal space to both male and female workers. The students from ITIs, polytechnic and engineering colleges are identified and ranked for their top skills, including work ethics, verbal communication, analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, written communication skills.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday unveiled a 70-feet tall statue of Lord Buddha at Rajgir in Nalanda district.
The statue has been installed above a 16 metre radius pedestal in the middle of the lake Ghora Katora and has been made from 45,000 cubic foot pink sand stone. It is the second tallest statue of Buddha in the country.
The statue has been installed above a 16-metre radius pedestal in the middle of Lake Ghora Katora. It is made of pink sandstone.
The Chief Minister said this place will be developed as a centre of eco-tourism.
Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) and Sashastra Sima Bal (SSB) have joined hands to provide full proof security to Dudhwa forests and its rich wildlife.
“A consensus was reached among all security agencies including SSB on the border and the Dudhwa field staff to strengthen the patrolling in and around Dudhwa to check forest and wildlife crimes,” DTF Field Director Ramesh Kumar Pandey told PTI.
Pandey along with Deputy Director Mahavir Kaujlagi on Saturday held a meeting with Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), central and local intelligence officers, customs and excise officials, special tiger protection force (STPF) and Dudhwa field staff to discuss the issues involving safety of Dudhwa forests and its wildlife.
“It was agreed at the meeting that joint long route patrolling (LRP) comprising SSB, STPF and DTR field staff would be held at regular intervals,” he said adding that first
such LRP is proposed to be launched on Dec 22.
Pandey said apart from this, stress was laid on intelligence and information sharing among various security agencies about activities of wildlife and forest criminals.”
The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is a protected area in Uttar Pradesh that stretches mainly across the Lakhimpur Kheri and Bahraich districts and comprises the Dudhwa National Park, Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary. It covers an area of 1,284.3 km2 (495.9 sq mi) and includes three large forest fragments amidst the matrix dominated by agriculture. It shares the north-eastern boundary with Nepal, which is defined to a large extent by the Mohana River. The area is a vast alluvial floodplain traversed by numerous rivers and streams flowing in south-easterly direction. It ranges in altitude from 110 to 185 m (361 to 607 ft).