News For 11th-Dec (Monday)

1. India was re-elected to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council with the highest tally at elections held at its Assembly in London for the 2024-25 biennium.
2. The World’s first portable hospital, ‘Aarogya Maitri Aid Cube’ was unveiled in Gurugram. It can handle bullet injuries, burns, head, spinal and chest injuries, minor surgeries, fractures and major bleeding. It can treat as many as 200 patients.
3. India and Kenya aim to boost defence, maritime, and connectivity ties. India offers a $250 million line of credit to improve Kenya's agriculture sector. The two countries sign five agreements and issue a vision document for maritime cooperation in the Indian Ocean.

1. The Bihar government launched ‘Mission Daksh’ (Dynamic Approach for Knowledge and Skill), aiding around 25 lakh students facing academic challenges in Classes 3-8 in government-operated schools.
2. PM Modi launches LeadIT 2.0, prioritizing inclusive industry transition.The initiative aims to co-develop low-carbon tech and offer financial aid to emerging economies.
3. The Indian Railways has initiated a pioneering step towards wildlife conservation by deploying the “Gajraj system,” an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solution designed to prevent elephant fatalities on railway tracks.

1. Vaishali Rameshbabu, a 22-year-old chess player from India, has recently earned the title of Grandmaster at the IV El Llobregat Open in Spain.This achievement makes her only the third woman from India to become a Grandmaster, following in the footsteps of Koneru Humpy and Harika Dronavalli.
2. The FITEXPO INDIA 2023, one of Asia’s premier sports, fitness, and wellness trade expos, in Kolkata.
3. Novak Djokovic capped off the 2023 ATP season by securing the year-end No. 1 spot for a record-extending eighth time, further solidifying his tennis legacy.

1. Sandhayak (Yard 3025), the first of four Survey Vessel (Large) ships, being built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata, was delivered to the Indian Navy on December 04, 2023.
2. Captain Geetika Koul of the Snow Leopard Brigade has created history by becoming the first woman medical officer of the Indian Army to be deployed at Siachen, the world's highest battlefield.
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