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UPSC Prelims Bits: November 01, 2022

”UPSC Prelims Bits” is every day published in the morning between 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and contains selective current affairs articles. ”UPSC Prelims Bits” covers various topics from UPSC Prelims Syllabus and is very helpful and time managing for UPSC Aspirants. The framing of this daily current affairs compilation article is easy to read and understandable also.

In the ”UPSC Prelims Bits” article, we focus on UPSC Preliminary exam-oriented current affairs covering various sections from leading National Newspapers, PIB, and other various official sources.


‘Kerala Pirayi day’


Why in news?

Kerala celebrates its 66th formation day today, which is also known as ‘Kerala Pirayi day’.

Kerala Pirayi day: Know about Kerala Pirayi day

  • The State of Kerala was formed on 1st November 1956, amalgamating the erstwhile provinces of Malabar, Cochin and Thiruvithancoor.
  • Keralites across the globe celebrate the ‘Kerala Piravi day’ with great passion, wearing traditional clothes and upholding the rich culture and history of the State.
  • Malayalam Bhasha Vaarams, or language-based contests, are hosted by educational and cultural institutions today. The President’s Trophy Boat Race is part of the day’s celebrations.


‘Mangarh Dham’


Why in news?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a public program ‘Mangarh Dham ki Gaurav Gatha’ in the Banswara district of Rajasthan today.

Know about Mangarh Dham

  • Mangarh Dham is known for the massacre of tribals on November 17, 1913.
  • Manharh is located in the district on the Gujarat-Rajasthan border, a region with a large tribal population.
  • British forces killed hundreds of Bhil tribals on November 17, 1913, in the hills of Mangarh on the border of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
  • Sri Govind Guru led the gathering of tribals and forest dwellers in 1913 in Mangarh against the British Raj.


‘French Open men’s doubles title 2022’


Why in news?

In Badminton, the Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty bagged the biggest title of their career, claiming the French Open Super 750 crown.

Key Points

  • The Indian badminton pair, who knocked out Japanese top seeds Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi in the quarters, beat Chinese Taipei’s Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han 21-13, 21-19 in the final.
  • This was Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy’s fourth BWF World Tour title, but the previous three were lower tier tournaments. Their first, the Hyderabad Open 2018, was a Super 100 tournament while the Thailand Open 2019 and India Open 2022 were both Super 500 events.
  • The win also makes Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy the first Indian doubles pair to clinch a BWF Super 750 crown.
  • The duo had also made it to the 2019 French Open final but lost the title decider to Indonesian aces Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.
  • This was also the first time since Partho Ganguli and Vikram Singh’s triumph in 1983 that an Indian men’s doubles pair won the French Open badminton title.


‘Football For School Initiative’


Why in news?

The All India Football Federation, Union Ministry for Education and the FIFA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to broadbase football across various schools in the country through the Football for Schools programme, in Navi Mumbai, on Sunday, October 30, 2022.

Benefits of Football for Schools Programme

  • Empower learners (boys and girls) with valuable life skills and competencies
  • Empower and provide coach-educators with the training to deliver sport and life-skills activities
  • Build the capacity of stakeholders (Schools, Member Associations and public authorities) to deliver training in life skills through football
  • Strengthen the cooperation between governments and participating schools to enable partnerships, alliances and intersectoral collaboration.

UPSC Prelims Bits: October 31, 2022

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