Important Days

National Press Day – November 16

    • National Press Day is celebrated every year as a symbolic of a free and responsible press in India.
    • The day commemorates the establishment of Press Council of India, which acts as a regulatory body for news media.
  • Theme 2023 : Media in the Era of Artificial Intelligence
  • Press Council of India it started operating on 16 November 1966.

Awards & Honours

JCB Prize for Literature 2023

  • Tamil writer Perumal Murugan has won the JCB Prize for Literature for his novel, Fire Bird, an English translation of his Tamil novel Aalanda Patchi.
  • The book was translated by Janani Kannan
  • The award carries a 25 lakh cash prize.
  • The award was established in 2018.

Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2022

    • The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2022 was jointly awarded to the Indian Medical Association and the Trained Nurses Association of India as representatives of the COVID-19 warriors in the country.
  • It is an annual award accorded by Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust
  • The award was first presented in 1986.

Namita Chattopadhyay Sahitya Samman 2023

  • Nadijibir Notebook (‘notebook on rivers’) a book in Bengali by writer and river scientist Supratim Karmakar was honoured with the Namita Chattopadhyay Sahitya Samman 2023 at the Bangla Akademi in Kolkata.
  • Namita Chattopadhyay Sahitya Samman 2023 is a literary award instituted in honour of Namita Chattopadhyay who was a well-known literary Bengali critic.

World Summits and Organisation

APEC Summit 2023

  • 30th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting concluded in San Francisco.
  • APEC stands for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
  • The forum aims to promote trade, investment and economic development among nations around the Pacific Ocean.
  • India is not a member of APEC but India has been an observer since 2011. 
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