1. The 37th National Games –


About 37th  National Games-

  • Time period: 25 October- 9th November,2023.
  • The National Games are being held in Goa for the first time.
  • More than 10 thousand athletes from across the country will compete in over 43 sports disciplines across 28 venues.The National Games of India stand as a prestigious multi-sport event.
  • Often referred to as the “Indian Olympics,” these games serve as a dynamic platform for athletes from every corner of India to come together, and compete across various sports disciplines. (Indian Olympic Association)
  • Beyond the medals and accolades, the National Games nurture young talent, promote unity, and instil a sense of pride across the country.
  • The roots of the National Games trace back to the early 1920s when India sent its first national Olympic team to the 1920 Antwerp Olympics, marking a pivotal moment in the nation’s sporting history. The inaugural Indian Olympic Games took place in February 1924 in Delhi, serving as a crucial event to select athletes for the 1924 Paris Olympics.
  • A provisional Indian Olympic Committee (IOA) was established to oversee this event.The Olympic Games were eventually rechristened as the National Games during the 9th edition, held in Bombay in 1940.
  • The IOA recognized the National Games as a concept to foster sports development and the Olympic movement in India. During the British colonial era, the Indian Olympic Games were held 12 times until 1946.
  • The National Games are a collaborative effort between the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the respective state governments.


  1. Tata to Become India’s First iPhone Manufacturer as Wistron Approves Factory Sale –


  • The Tata Group has taken a significant step towards manufacturing and assembling Apple iPhones in India for both domestic and international markets. This move follows the acquisition of Wistron’s operations in India, marking a groundbreaking development in the Indian electronics manufacturing sector.
  • Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar announced this major venture, which highlights the Tata Group’s ambition to establish itself as a key player in the global electronics industry.
  • The Tata Group has set an ambitious timeline to commence iPhone production within just two and a half years. This endeavor is expected to bolster India’s position as a prominent hub for smartphone manufacturing and exports.
  • Wistron, a significant player in the global electronics manufacturing sector, has granted approval for the sale of its operations in India to the Tata Group. This approval is a pivotal step in the process of Tata Group’s entry into iPhone manufacturing.


  1. Republican Mike Johnson Elected New US House Speaker –


  • Mike Johnson, a relatively lesser-known Republican from Louisiana, has taken the elected as the new speaker of the US House of Representatives. He has earned the nickname “MAGA Mike” among his hard-right colleagues, a reference to Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”, which continues to be associated with Trumpian ideals. Addressing the House after his election, Johnson promised to quickly move forward on conservative priorities, such as support for Israel and border security.
  • Johnson was elected to the Louisiana statehouse in 2015 and ran for Congress successfully in 2016. He now represents Louisiana’s fourth congressional district. He is the first Louisianan to become speaker and the first southerner to serve as speaker since Republican Newt Gingrich of Georgia in the 1990s. He describes himself as a “Christian, a husband, a father, a life-long conservative, constitutional law attorney and a small business owner”. He has opposed abortion rights and same sex marriage.
  • The United States House of Representatives, commonly referred to as the House, is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate.
  • It plays a crucial role in the legislative process of the United States and is a fundamental component of the country’s federal government.
  • The House of Representatives is made up of 435 voting members, known as “Representatives.”
  • The number of Representatives from each state is apportioned based on the state’s population, as determined by the decennial census. Each state is guaranteed at least one Representative.
  • Members of the House are elected for two-year terms, and there are no term limits for Representatives.