Today is World Diabetes Day.
This day was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes worldwide.
- Theme for World Diabetes Day 2014-2016: a healthy lifestyle and diabetes, and this year there is a focus on the start of each day off right with a healthy breakfast.
- Theme for World Diabetes Day 2009-2013: education and prevention
At least 128 people were killed in several shootings in Paris, and explosions outside the national stadium – the Stade de France.
Paris President Francois Hollande said the state of emergency; France orders all the closed borders.
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for these catastrophic attacks in the French capital, calling them “the first of the storm” and mocking France as a “capital of prostitution and obscenity“.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the statue of 12th century social reformer Basaveshwara in London.
- PM Modi concluded his three days visit UK.
- He will leave for Turkey this evening to attend the G20 Summit Antalya tomorrow.
126th anniversary of the birth of the first Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal country Nehru is observed as Children’s Day today.
Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore inaugurated the 19th edition of ICFFI (International Children’s Festival of India) in Hyderabad.
The opening of the festival was the film “Happy Mother’s Day, a 108 minutes directed by the production of CFSI Snjuli Shukla.
The 21st edition of the Cannes Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) the second oldest of India began in Kolkata today.
- This festival was inaugurated by Bollywood ActorAmitabh Bachchan.
- As much as 149 137 filmmakers from 61 countries will be screened in 12 places in the show a week organized by the Government of West Bengal. The festival ends on November 21.
Pranab Mukherjee, President inaugurates 35th International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
Exclusive first hospital in North India for elephants has been established in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.
- It was inaugurated by Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, who is a founding patron of the British charity Elephant Family.
Nitish Kumar, who led the Grand Alliance for a victory in the elections of the Assembly, was elected leader of the legislature party unanimously grouping of three parties including the Janata Dal-United (JD-U ), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Congress.
- He will take oath as Bihar Chief Minister for the third time on November 20th.
Former deputy governor Subir Gokarn RBI was appointed as Executive Director to the Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
- It will replace Rakesh Mohan, whose three-year term will end a month.
- Gokarn will represent India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan to the Executive Board of the IMF, based in Washington, which is responsible for the conduct of business of the multilateral institution every day.
Awards and Recognition
A Liberian teenager M Abraham Keita was earned Peace Prize at the prestigious International Children 2015.
- He was honored with this award for his outstanding and peaceful struggle for justice for child victims of physical or sexual violence, and have successfully campaigned for the Liberian parliament to adopt the law of childhood.
Russia temporarily suspended from international athletics, including the Olympics for his alleged involvement in doping.
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