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November 12 , 2019 78 days 280 0
  • To provide world-class treatment at affordable prices, Union Government plans has approved setting up four medical device parks at Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
  • Gujarat Government has given its nod to construct the world’s first Compressed natural gas (CNG) port terminal at Bhavnagar.
  • Gujarat based scientist Dhruv Prajapati has discovered 2 new species of spiders. He named one of them Marengo sachintendulkar, after Sachin and the other one as ‘Indomarengo chavarapater’ after Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, a crusader in spreading awareness about education in Kerala.
  • Due to concerns over its shrinking size, the Jammu and Kashmir government has set up a ten-member committee to declare Srinagar’s Dal Lake and its surrounding areas as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ).
    • Eco-Sensitive Zones are areas within 10 kms around Protected Areas, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries. ESZs are notified by the MoEFCC, Government of India under Environment Protection Act 1986.
  • Sanskrit Bharati Vishwa Sammelan, a first-of-its-kind global conference on Sanskrit language was conducted at New Delhi.
    • The event was organised by the NGO Samskrita Bharati and co-partnered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
  • Google celebrated the 30th anniversary of fall of the ‘Berlin Wall’ (November 9, 1989) with a doodle.
    • The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989.
  • New Zealand parliament has passed a new law called “The Zero Carbon” that aims to tackle climate change by setting a net-zero target for almost all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
  • Italy becomes the first country in world that has made it mandatory for school students in every grade to study climate change and sustainability.
  • Palaeontologists in Poland recently unearthed the jaws and teeth of a monstrous ‘pliosaur’, an ancient marine reptile with a bite more powerful than that of Tyrannosaurus rex.
    • Pliosaurs, the biggest of the Jurassic period's ocean predators, lived around 150 million years ago.
  • Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) celebrated the 10th anniversary of Public Transport Day’s initiative on November 1st, 2019.
    • This year's theme is ‘Better transport for a better life’. 

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