1. Leeladhar Jagoori achieved 2018 Vyas Samman
Hindi poet Leeladhar Jagoori received the KK Birla Foundation’s 2018 Vyas Samman. He was conferred for his collection of poems, Jitne Log Utne Prem, his 12th anthology of poetry. The 28th Vyas Samman was presented by the renowned author Govind Mishra. He introduced a new world of experience, language, narrative, and art. Jagoori’s poems are the ever-changing sounds of experiments and progress.
Jagoori is a teacher, journalist, and poet of Hindi literature who has written books, including Natak Jari Hai, Shankha Mukhi Shikharon Par, and Anubhav Ke Aakash Mein Chand. He has received the Sahitya Akademi Award. In 2004, he was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor, for his contributions to Hindi literature.
2. G C Murmu was deposed in as first Lt Governor of UT JK
After the bifurcation of the state into two union territories of J&K and Ladakh, G C Murmu was sworn in as first Lt Governor of the union territory of J&K. The oath of office to Murmu was administered by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Justice Gita Mittal at Raj Bhawan at the foothills of the Zaberwan range, J&K on 31 October.
G C Murmu:
G C Murmu, 59, is a 1985 batch IAS officer from the Gujarat cadre. He worked as the principal secretary to Narendra Modi during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat. He has obtained his Master of Arts from Utkal University. He also holds an MBA degree from the University of Birmingham.
3. Radha Krishna Mathur selected as the first Lt. Governor of Ladakh
Ex-IAS Officer Radha Krishna Mathur was sworn as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh. The UT of Ladakh came into being on 30 October after the center’s decision to end special status to J&K and split it into two union territories.
Radha Krishna Mathur:
Radha Krishna Mathur is a retired 1977-batch IAS officer, from the Tripura cadre. While retiring he served as the Chief Information Commissioner of India in 2018. Mr. Mathur, 65, served as a Defence Secretary at the center before his appointment as Lieutenant Governor.
He is a post-graduate from IIT-Kanpur in Industrial Engineering. Mr. Mathur has an MBA degree from the International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE), Slovenia.
4. Alberto Fernandez gained the Argentinas presidential elections
Alberto Fernandez and his running mate, former president Cristina Kirchner, has won Argentina’s presidential elections 2019. They threw President Mauricio Macri. Fernandez secured 48% of the vote, and the center-right incumbent Mauricio Macri secured around 40%. Mauricio Macri is the first incumbent president in Argentine history to be defeated in his re-election bid. The elections were held in Argentina on 27 October 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Alberto Fernandez on his victory in Argentina’s presidential elections. He also said that India is looking forward to working with Argentina to further expand and deepen the strategic partnership between the countries.
5. AAC observed the 34th Raising Day on 1 November
The Army Aviation Corps (AAC) has celebrated the 34th Raising Day on 1 November 2019. On this occasion, a Wreath Laying Ceremony was held at National War Memorial, India Gate, New Delhi. Lt Gen Anjan Mukharjee (Retd) and Maj Gen AK Suri, ADG Army Aviation laid wreaths in the presence of a host of serving and retired aviation personnel.
Army Aviation Corps (AAC):
- Active from: 1 November 1986
- Director-General: Lt Gen P K Bharali
- Additional Director General: Maj Gen Kanwal Kumar
6. Lt Gen Anup Banerji appointed as Director-General of DG AFMS
Lt Gen Anup Banerji has selected as Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services (DG AFMS), on 1 November 2019. He will succeed Lt Gen Manoj Kumar Unni. Unni was appointed in the year 2018.
- Anup Banerji is an alumnus of the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.
- He is an outstanding cardiologist and an exceptional administrator.
- He held various important clinical and staff positions including Head of the Department of Medicine and Cardiology at MH CTC Pune and Army Hospital R&R, Consultant (Medicine and Cardiology) at CH (EC), MG (Med) MG & G Area, Comdt AMC Centre, and College Lucknow and DGMS (Navy).
7. Chandrayaan 2 spotted Argon 40 in lunar space
The Indian Space Agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has reported that Chandra’s Atmospheric Composition Explorer-2 (CHACE-2) payload on Chandrayaan-2 detected Argon-40 (40Ar) from the lunar exosphere. Among the radiogenic gases present on the surface of the Moon, 40Ar is one of the isotopes of Argon, which is a noble gas. The detection of 40Ar in the lunar exosphere is significant for ISRO as it has a high escape rate.
Argon in Moon:
- Argon is an important component of the exosphere of Moon. It originates from the radioactive disintegration of Potassium-40 (40K). 40k has a half-life of 1.2X109 years.
- 40K nuclide is present deep below the lunar surface. It gets disintegrated to 40Ar, which makes way up to the lunar exosphere through seepages and faults. 40Ar escapes from Moon at a high rate between 3% and 6%.