In today’s article you will read about :
1 . India to Chair Kimberley Process From January 2019
2 . World Gold Council appointed David Tait as next CEO
3 . Magnus Carlsen retains his title as World Chess Champion
4 . ISRO launched India’s first hyperspectral imaging satellite along with 30 foreign satellites
5 . Donbass won the Golden Peacock at IFFI 2018
India to Chair Kimberley Process From January 2019 :
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) Plenary 2018, was held in Brussels, Belgium, in November 2018. EU handed over the Chairmanship of KPCS to Indiafrom 1st January 2019. This year was the fifteenth anniversary of KPCS. The next Intersessional session is slated to be held in India as Chair. Botswana and the Russian Federation will serve as Vice-Chair during the period of 2019-2020.
World Gold Council appointed David Tait as next CEO :
The World Gold Council announced the appointment of David Tait as its next CEO. David will join the organisation as CEO Designate for a transitionary period before becoming CEO. He will succeed Aram Shishmanian, who served as CEO over the last 10 years.
Magnus Carlsen retains his title as World Chess Champion :
Norway’s Magnus Carlsen retained his title as World Chess Champion beating US opponent Fabiano Caruana in a tie-breaker event at the World Chess Championship held in London. Magnus Carlsen has won the Chess Championship thrice earlier. He had two match lead and he needs only a draw in the third tie-breaker to seal his victory.
ISRO launched India’s first hyperspectral imaging satellite along with 30 foreign satellites :
The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C43) successfully launched 31 satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota. The rocket injected the country’s first Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS), dubbed ‘Sharp Eye’, in its intended orbit besides 30 small commercial satellites from various countries into the orbits requested by the customers.
Donbass won the Golden Peacock at IFFI 2018 :
Donbass’ directed by Sergei Loznitsa has won the coveted Golden Peacock Award at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which concluded in Goa. The Golden Peacock Award carries a cash prize of Rs 4 million (Rs 40 lakhs) to be shared equally between the Producer and the Director, Trophy and the citation.