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  • President Ramnath Kovind addressed Maharana Pratap Education Council programme at  Gorakhpur. Addressing the gathering, the President said that the prime motive of education is to make a person good human being. The President also awarded the meritorious students. The educational institution is run by Gorakhnath Muthh.  

  • The indigenously developed Kaiga Atomic Power Station has set a new world record, with one of its units operating uninterrupted for more than 940 days. This is a record for all kinds of nuclear power-generating units, including advanced gas-based reactors in the world. The record was earlier held by Unit 2 of Heysham of the United Kingdom, which operated non-stop for 940 days. The same unit had set a world record in October this year, by operating uninterrupted for 894 days among Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors.

  • During weeklong celebrations, various rituals of Rama-Sita marriage are being performed with gaiety and religious fervor. “Dhanush Yagya” the bow breaking ceremony was held at famous Barabeegha ground on Sunday evening. Thousands of devotees from India and Nepal including hundreds of Sadhus attended the Dhanush Yagya ceremony. The “Swayamvar” and marriage ceremony will be held on Wednesday. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath and his counterpart from Nepal’s Province 2, Lalbabu Raut will also grace the occasion. Vivah Panchami is observed on the fifth day of Shukla paksha or waxing phase of moon in Margashirsha month of Hindu calendar. According to Hindu mythology on this day, Lord Rama, the eldest son of Ayodhya’s King Dashrath married Goddess Sita, the daughter of King Janak of Janakpur. The festival is observed every year to mark the occasion. Vivah Panchami also highlights age-old social and cultural bonding between India and Nepal that has been cherished for centuries.

  • Joint secretary of VHP Surendra Jain said that the aim is to create consensus among all political parties for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Meanwhile, Security has been beefed up in the national capital.

  • The army jawan accused of being involved in Bulandshahar violence Jitendra Malik alias Jeetu has been arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police. He was posted in the Army in Jammu and Kashmir and teams were sent to arrest him two days back. Army jawan Jitendra Malik has been brought to Siyana police station in Uttar Pradesh for further questioning. Till now 10 persons have been arrested in the case related to violence on Monday in which Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a villager were killed.

  • The Kannur International Airport in Kerala was jointly inaugurated by Union Minister of Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu and Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday at Kannur. The first flight was to Abu Dhabi that took off from the airport at 9.55 hrs. It was jointly flagged off by Union Minister Suresh Prabhu and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Kerala has become the first state in India to have four international airports. Trivandrum, Kochi and Kozhikode are the other International airports in the state.

  • The second edition of Khelo India games will be held in Pune in January 2019. The inaugural event of Khelo India, which has been rechristened as Khelo India Youth Games, was held only for the Under-17 age group, while the second edition will also have Under-21 athletes participating in 18 disciplines.  Referring to 'Khelo India', Union Sports minister  Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore said it is a grassroots sports programme that is providing a platform at the level of school students, which is of international level.

  • Polling started at 7.00 in the morning and ended at 3.00 in the afternoon. The districts where polling was conducted include- Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, South Salmara Mankachar,  Goalpara, Cachar, Hailakandi, Karimganj and Hojai. Polling was held to elect representatives in ten thousand nine hundred and nine panchayat seats. These include 169 Zila Parishad members, 895 Anchalik Panchayat members, 895 Gaon Panchayat Presidents and 8 thuosand 9 hundred and 50 gaon Panchayat members. First phase of polling in 16 districts of the State was held on 5th of this month with participation of over 70 per cent voters. The counting of votes will be held on 12th of December.  

  • The IPCC report on the impacts of a temperature rise of 1.5C, had a significant impact when it was launched last October. Scientists and many delegates in Poland were shocked as the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait objected to this meeting "welcoming" the report. It was the 2015 climate conference that had commissioned the landmark study. The report said that the world is now completely off track, heading more towards 3C this century rather than 1.5C.

  • A massive 85.1 per cent polling was witnessed in five districts of Jammu division, while encouraging 49.6 per cent was witnessed in five districts of Kashmir division. The highest 89.8 per cent was recorded in Reasi district of Jammu region. Kathua district recorded 84 percent polling followed by 83.69 percent in Samba district. In the border district of Rajouri, 82.54 percent electorate exercised their franchise in this phase. The panchayat elections were held after a gap of 13 years with the first phase of polling on November 17. The last phase is scheduled to be held on December 11.

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