The Daily Brief- 13th November 2017


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  • Former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay (45) was appointed as Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). She will replace Irina Bokova.
  • The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit was held in Da Nang, Vietnam. The theme of summit was ‘Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future.’
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the rice field laboratory named after him at International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos in Philippines during his three-day visit to attend ASEAN-India and East Asia summits.
  • The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development will celebrate Child Rights Week (Hausla 2017) from 16th to 20th November, 2017.
  • The World Pneumonia Day is observed globally every year on November 12 to generate awareness about the ‘pneumonia’ disease.
  • Haryana became India’s first state to treat Hepatitis-C patients of all categories through oral medicine.
  • Urdu was declared second official language in Telangana. It was announced by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in the state Assembly.
  • Pankaj Advani won 2017 IBSF World Billiards Championship held at Doha.


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