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Daily Current Affairs : 11-Nov-2019

Major Topic Covered :

  1. KALAPANI

  2. eCAPA 2019 - ART FROM THE HEART

  3. SHILPOSTAV 2019

  4. NO MONEY FOR TERROR' MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE

  5. GLOBAL EXHIBITION ON SERVICES (GES) 2019

  6. INNOVATIONS FOR DEFENCE EXCELLENCE (iDEX)

  7. 2G ETHANOL PLANT, PANIPAT

  8. PLIOSAUR

  • KALAPANI


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Why in news:


The new political map of India, recently released by the government to account for the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir, has triggered fresh protests over an old issue in Nepal.


Highlights:


· The new political map of India shows Kalapani as part of India.


· Kalapani is a 372-sq km area mapped within Uttarakhand, bordering far-west Nepal and Tibet.


· While the Nepal government and political parties have protested, India has said the new map does not revise the existing boundary with Nepal and accurately depicts the sovereign territory of India.

Timeline: Defining the boundaries


· Treaty of Sugauli: Nepal’s western boundary with India was marked out in the Treaty of Sugauli between the East India Company and Nepal in 1816.


· Nepali authorities claim that people living in the low-density area were included in the Census of Nepal until 58 years ago.


· Nepal claims that the late King Mahendra had “handed over the territory to India” in the wake of India-China War of 1962.


· Visit: The Prime Ministers of the two countries discussed the issue in 2000, with Atal Bihari Vajpayee assuring Nepal that India would not occupy even an inch of Nepal.


· Five years ago, the matter was referred to a new mechanism comprising foreign secretaries of both sides.


· Apart from Kalapani, another unresolved issue involves a vast area along the Nepal-Uttar Pradesh border.


· Try to Resolve issue: During his visit to Nepal in 2014, Prime Minister Modi had said that the Susta and Kalapani issues would be sorted out.


Source: IE


  • eCAPA 2019 - ART FROM THE HEART


Part of GS- 1 A&C


Why in news:


"eCAPA 2019 - Art from the Heart", first-ever Arts Exposition for talents with intellectual challenges.


Highlights:


· India’s first-ever Arts Exposition for Artists blessed with Down Syndrome, Autism, Mental Retardation, Seizure Disorder and Dyslexia will start in New Delhi 11-Nov.


· "eCAPA 2019 - Art from the Heart" is a unique nationwide platform cum social venture for such artists to showcase their visual and performing arts.


· This exposition will continue till 14th November at STIR Gallery, Chattarpur Farms.


· The aim of this exposition is to create an exclusive platform to showcase the visual and performing art talents of young adults with intellectual challenges.


· Divyang artists are presenting their varied skills in areas including drawings, paintings, doodles, dance and music in the event.


· It will also provide them with opportunities to find mentors in the visiting artists and eminent masters of different crafts.

Source: AIR

  • SHILPOSTAV 2019


Part of GS- 1 A&C


Why in news:


Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment visited the “Shilpostav- 2019” to encourage the artisans at Dilli Haat, INA, in New Delhi.


Highlights:


· Shilpostav- 2019 is the annual fair of artisans from across the country, belonging to the weaker sections of the society, which began on 1st November and will continue till 15th November 2019.


· Interacting with the artisans is working towards empowering disadvantaged and marginalized artisans nationwide and in continuance of this, Shilpostav has been organized every year.


· The artisans assisted by the Apex corporations of the Ministry Social Justice and Empowerment i.e. National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation (NBCFDC), National Scheduled Caste Finance & Development Corporation (NSFDC), National Handicapped Finance & Development Corporation (NHFDC), National Safai Karamchari Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) and National Trust are displaying and selling their products.

Source: PIB



  • NO MONEY FOR TERROR' MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE


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