PLACES IN NEWS - 2018 NOVEMBER

November 1

Cabinet approves renaming of Jharsuguda Airport, Odisha as “Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda” 
Veer SurendraSai is a well-known freedom fighter of Odisha.
Renaming of the Jharsuguda Airport in his name will fulfill Long-Pending demand of the Odisha Government, which reflects the sentiments of the local public of the Respective area.

November 2

First-ever India-US Dialogue On Intellectual Property Launched In Delhi
The first ever India-US Dialogue on Intellectual Property has been launched in Delhi to deepen bilateral strategic cooperation on IP policy.
The dialogue was launched by US Chamber of Commerce's Global InnovationPolicy Center (GIPC) andFICCIin partnership with the US-India Business Council.

November 4

Delhi’s Signature Bridge Opens For Public in Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Aravind Kejriwal has inaugurated the Iconic Signature Bridge over river Yamuna in Delhi.
The Signature Bridge (675 meters Long) is a Cantileve Spar Cables Stayed bridge, Spans Yamuna River at Wazirabad Section, Connecting Wazirabad to East Delhi.
The Pyion of the Signature Bridge is the tallest Structure in Delhi and is double the height of Qutb Minar, with 154 Meter High Viewing box.

November 5

Singapore is Asia’s Most sustainable City: Arcadis
Singapore has maintained its Rank as Number One Asian City in the Sustainability Index by Engineering Firm Arcadis.
Singapore Secured 4th place in global rankings. As per the study, Singapore ranked 1st for the profit pillar that assesses the business environment and economic performance of cities.
Singapore secured 41st spot for the planet pillar that assesses the management of energy use, pollution and emissions.

November 7

K.J. Alphons inaugurated Tourist Facilitation and Information Counter at IGI Airport, New Delhi

Union Minister for Tourism, K.J. Alphons, inaugurated the Tourist Facilitation and Information Counter at Indira Gandhi International Airport New Delhi.
The main objective is to Give 24×7 Information to both Domestic and international visitors arriving into IGI Airport, New Delhi.
The is first of its kind facilitation centre is located at the T3 terminal arrival gates of the IGI Airport.
The counter will be connected to the 24×7 Helpline – ‘1363’ of the Tourism Ministry where the non-English speaking tourists can speak directly to agents and get guidance.

IFFI (International Film Festival of India) to Commence in Goa from Nov 20th

The 49th International Film Festival of India, IFFI 2018 will be held in Goa from 20th to 28th of this month.
The festival will showcase 212 films from over 68 countries which reflects the diversity of taste. International Competition section has 15 films out of which three are Indian.
Information and Broadcasting Ministry said, the Festival will open with World Premiere of The Aspern Papers with international star cast.
Goa CM: Manohar Parrikar, Capital :Panaji

Faizabad District Renamed to Ayodya By Yogi Adityanath

During Deepotsav Celebrations in Ayodya, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has announced that Faizabad district would henceforth be known Ayodya.
The Uttar Pradesh CM also Announced a Medical College in the name of King Dasharadhan for the district
Deepotsv event Organized in the Pilgrim Town, about 120 km from State Capital Lucknow
The event was also attended by the First Lady of South Korea, Kim Jung-Sook, and Uttar Pradesh Governer Ram Naik.
UP CM: CM Yogi Adityanath, Capital: Lucknow

November 8

Bhubaneswar to have over 500 WiFi hot spots with 1800 access points
Bhubaneswar, the number one Smart City, has jumped the bandwagon of modern cities with Wi-Fi connectivity.
Through a project titled 'Bhubaneswar Me WiFi', the special purpose vehicle- Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd (BSCL) aims to make the city accessible at key places. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik launched the project which will take off initially with 100 hotspots powered by 275 access points. Eventually, the city will have 518 hotspots with 1800 access points.
While one Wi-Fi hotspot would be able to handle as many as 150 users at a given point of time, the internet speed will be available at two megabytes per second (MBPS). Access to 250 MB of data will be free for any user on a given day.

Lucknow stadium renamed after AtalBihari Vajpayee ahead of India-West Indies T20I match
The Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow was renamed as the "Bharat RatanAtalBihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium" ahead of hosting its first-ever international match.
The India-West Indies T20I that will be hosted at the venue will be the first game the stadium will host under the new name as well as overall.
It was renamed as a token of acknowledgement towards the late Vajpayee, who represented Lucknow in the parliament.

November 11

Palau became the First Country in the World to ban Reef-Killing SunscreenToxic to Coral Reefs
The laws passed by the Western Pacific Nation will go into Effect in 2020.
According to the law, retailers will be fined $1,000 for Selling Sunscreens that contain 10 Chemicals deemed harmed for Coral and Marine life.
Other than Palau, Hawaii also passed a Reef-harming sunscreen ban which will come into Effect in 2021.



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