Daily Current Affairs For All Defence Exams | 08 November 2021 | MKC

World Urbanism Day

World Urbanism Day known as “World Town Planning Day”, is commenced every  on 8 November globally. Main objective of this to recognise and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities. This day provides an opportunity to look at planning from a global perspective with respect to sustainable development goals .

World Urbanism Day is organised by the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP). The day was founded in 1949 by the late Professor Carlos Maria della Paolera .

  • ISOCARP Headquarters: The Hague, Netherlands;
  • ISOCARP Founded: 1965.

International Day of Radiology

International Day of Radiology is celebrated globally on 8th November every year. The aim of this day is to promote the awareness of the value that radiology contributes to safe patient care, and improve public understanding of the vital role radiologists and radiographers play in the healthcare continuum.

The theme –‘Interventional Radiology – Active care for the patient’

Radiology: Radiology is a branch of medicine that uses imaging technology to diagnose and treat disease. Radiology may be divided into two different areas, diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology. Doctors who specialize in radiology are called radiologists.

Manu Bhaker and Javad Foroughi wins gold in inaugural President’s Cup

Indian shooter Manu Bhaker and Iranian Olympic champion Javad Foroughi has won the 10m air pistol mixed team gold at the inaugural ISSF President’s Cup at the Wroclaw in Poland. This Indo-Iranian pair beat the French-Russian duo of Mathilde Lamolle and Artem Chernousov by 16-8 to clinch the gold medal.

Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan assumed charge as Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command

Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan assumed charge as Chief of Staff of the Western Naval Command on 04 Nov 21. He was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jul 1987, Vice Admiral Swaminathan is a specialist in Communication and Electronic Warfare and an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla; the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, United Kingdom; the College of Naval Warfare, Karanja; and the United States Naval War College, NewPort, Rhode Island, USA. 

Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan  is recipient of the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal, he has commanded of missile vessels INS Vidyut and Vinash; the missile corvette, INS Kulish; the guided missile destroyer, INS Mysore and the aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya. 

Indian Navy Commands:

  • The Western Naval Command (Headquarters at Mumbai).
  • The Eastern Naval Command (Headquarters at Visakhapatnam)
  • The Southern Naval Command (Headquarters at Kochi)

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