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CURRENT AFFAIRS : IMPORTANT DAYS

World Science Day for Peace and Development Observed on 10 November                                       

  • World Science Day for Peace and Development is marked and observed every year on November 10.

Purpose :

  • To highlight the important role that science plays in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.

Aim of the day :

  • To ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science.
  • The Theme of 2021 is : “Building Climate-Ready Communities”.
  • World Science Day was proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001.
  • The first World Science Day for Peace and Development was celebrated worldwide on November 10, 2002.

Significance of the day :

  • To strengthen awareness about the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies.
  • To promote national and international solidarity for shared science between countries.
  • To draw attention to the challenges faced by science in raising support for the scientific endeavor.
  • To make new national and international commitments to the use of science that will benefit societies.
  • The day also provides an opportunity to show the general public the importance of science in their lives and to engage them in various discussions.
  • The day offers an opportunity to show the general public the relevance of science in their lives and to engage them in discussions.
  • The event was the positive outcome of the 1999 World Conference on Science in Budapest.
  • It was considered as an opportunity to reaffirm the commitment to attaining the goals proclaimed in the Declaration on Science and the Use of Scientific Knowledge every year.

National Education Day Observed 11 November

  • The National Education Day is being celebrated on November 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
  • The day was announced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development ( Currently Ministry of Education ) on 11 September 2008.
  • MHRD also gives the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad National Fellowship in the form of financial assistance to students from minority communities to pursue M Phil and PhD.

About Maulana Abul Kalam Azad :

  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad born on 11 November 1888 in Mecca Hejaz, Ottoman Empire (Presently Saudi Arabia).
  • He is commonly remembered as Maulana Azad.
  • He was an Indian independence activist, Islamic theologian, writer and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress.
  • He started a weekly journal in Urdu in 1912 called Al-Hilal to criticise the British policies.
  • He was the first education minister of independent India and served from 15 August 1947 to 2 February 1958.
  • The first IIT, IISc, School of Planning and Architecture and the University Grants Commission were established under his tenure as the education minister.
  • The prominent cultural, literary academies were also set up  including the Sangeet Natak Academy, Lalit Kala Academy, Sahitya Academy as well as the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
  • He breathed his last in 1958.

Awards & Honours :

  • For his contribution as an educationalist & freedom fighter In 1992 the government of India honoured by giving posthumously Bharat Ratna.

Cabinet adopts November 15 as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas

  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the declaration of November 15, the birth anniversary of Birsa Munda, as Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas.

Aim of the day :

  • In order to honour brave tribal freedom fighters and make the youth aware of their sacrifices.
  • The day will be celebrated every year from now on to recognize the efforts of the tribals for preservation of cultural heritage and promotion of Indian values of valour, hospitality and national pride.
  • Also, the Government of India has planned week long celebrations starting from 15th November to 22nd November 2021 to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of glorious history of tribal people, culture and achievements.

About Birsa Munda :

  • Birsa Munda was born on 15 November 1875 Ulihatu, Lohardaga district, Bengal Presidency (now in Khunti district of Jharkhand).
  • He was an Indian tribal freedom fighter, religious leader, and folk hero who belonged to the Munda
  • He is revered as Bhagwan by tribal communities across the country.
  • He participated in anti-missionary and anti-establishment activities between 188 –1890 in Chaibasa.
  • He started a movement called ‘Ulgulan’, or ‘The Great Tumult.
  • He also coined the slogan,‘Abua raj seter jana, maharani raj tundu jana’ which means ‘End the kingdom of the queen, create our kingdom’.
  • Birsa Munda died in jail on 9 June 1900.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : INTERNATIONAL NEWS

United States Of America becomes 101st member country of International Solar Alliance

  • On Nov 10, 2021, The United States of America became the 101st member country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
  • The framework agreement was formally signed by John Kerry, the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

Purpose :

  • To accelerate global adoption of solar energy

About ISA :

  • Headquarters: Gurugram
  • Founded: 30 November 2015
  • Director General: Ajay Mathur
  • Membership: 124 members of UN
  • The International Solar Alliance (ISA) was launched in 2015 by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former French President Francois Hollande during the 21st session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP-21) in Paris, France.
  • The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an alliance of 124 countries.

Objective :

  • To work towards efficient consumption of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
  • The ISA’s key interventions focus on readiness and enabling activities, risk mitigation and innovative financing instruments to facilitate the promotion and deployment of solar technologies in target markets.

About US :

  • Capital: Washington, D.C.
  • President: Joe Biden
  • Currency: United States Dollar

CURRENT AFFAIRS : APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

Sheel Vardhan Singh appointed CISF chief & Atul Karwal to head NDRF

  • The Special Director of the Intelligence Office, Sheel Vardhan Singh, has been appointed the new Director-General of the CISF, while the Director of the National Police Academy, Atul Karwal, has been appointed Director-General of the
  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for appointment of Shri Sheel Vardhan Singh & Atul Karwal.

About Sheel Vardhan Singh :

  • Singh, is a 1986 batch Indian Police Service officer of Bihar cadre.
  • He is currently Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau.

About Atul Karwal :

  • Karwal, is a 1988 batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre.
  • He is presently working as Director, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad.
  • He has succeeded IPS Officer SN Pradhan , currently holding additional charge as NDRF DG.

About CISF :

  • Founded: 10 March 1969
  • Headquarters: New Delhi, India
  • Director General : Shri. Sheel Vardhan Singh
  • Minister Responsible : Amit Shah

About NDRF :

  • Founded: 2006
  • Headquarters : New Delhi
  • Director General : SN Pradhan

Morinari Watanabe re-elected as President of International Gymnastics Federation

  • Morinari Watanabe from Japan has been re-elected as the president of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) for a period of three years.
  • Watanabe, from Japan, won the vote 81 to 47 against Farid Gayibov of Azerbaijan at a conference in Turkey.
  • Previously,  Watanabe was elected as the president of FIG in 2016 for a four-year term beginning January 2017.
  • His new term is three years, so the next elections coincide with the 2024 Paris Olympics.

About Morinari Watanabe :

  • Watanabe  served as general-secretary of the Japan Gymnastics Association (2009–16).
  • He is the ninth president of the FIG and its first Asian president.
  • In October 2018, the International Olympic Committee elected him as a new member.
  • He was also appointed an executive board member of Tokyo 2020.

About Gayibov :

  • Gayibov is the president of gymnastics’ European governing body and the minister of youth and sports in the Azerbaijan government.

About IGF :

  • Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Founded: 23 July 1881
  • President: Morinari Watanabe

CURRENT AFFAIRS : DEFENCE NEWS

Indian Navy received fourth Scorpene submarine ‘Vela’

  • On Nov 09, 2021, The fourth submarine of the Project – 75, Yard 11878 was delivered to the Indian Navy.
  • The vessel has been named INS Vela.
  • Vela’, the submarine was launched on 06 May 19, and has completed all major harbour and sea trials including weapon and sensor trials.
  • Project – 75 includes construction of six submarines of Scorpene design.
  • These submarines are being constructed at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Mumbai, under collaboration with M/s Naval Group, France.
  • After almost 25 years two SSK submarines built by MDL in 1992 and 1994 are still being operated by the Indian Navy.
  • So far the shipyard has delivered three submarines of “Scorpene’’ class namely: Kalvari, Khanderi, and
  • The fifth submarine Vagir, which was launched November 2020.
  • The sixth submarine under Project 75 is in the advanced stage of outfitting.
  • The Acceptance Document for submarine was signed by RAdm KP Aravindan, Chief Staff Officer (Tech), Western Naval Command and VAdm Narayan Prasad, AVSM, NM, IN (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director MDL signed in presence of top Navy and MDL officials.
  • This category of submarines is considered superior as they include several aspects of naval combat performing anti-ship, anti-submarine, intelligence, mine laying, and area surveillance operations.
  • The Indian Navy currently has 12 submarines & in addition, there are two nuclear submarines INS Arihant and INS Chakra in the navy’s fleet.
  • Already in 2020, the Defence Ministry cleared a long-pending proposal for the manufacturing of 6 submarines worth nearly Rs. 50,000 under the P75I project.

About Indian Navy :

  • Headquarters : New Delhi
  • Founded: 26 January 1950
  • Commander-in-Chief: President Ram Nath Kovind
  • Chief of Defence Staff : General Bipin Rawat
  • Chief of the Naval Staff : Admiral Karambir Singh
  • Vice Chief of the Naval Staff : Vice Admiral Satish Namdeo Ghormade
  • Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff : Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Japan successfully launches Epsilon-5 rocket with 9 satellites

  • The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, successfully launched its fifth Epsilon solid-fuel rocket carrying nine small satellites.

Purpose :

  • To promote the participation of educational institutions and companies in space development.
  • The Epsilon-5 rocket took off from Uchinoura Space Center in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima.

About the rocket :

  • The Rocket is 2.6 meters in diameter and 26 meters in length, weighing 96 tons, the rocket carried nine satellites.
  • This was the second satellite launch under the program.
  • In the first such launch, seven satellites were released from the Epsilon-4 rocket in January 2019.

About JAXA :

  • Founded: 1 October 2003
  • Headquarters: Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan
  • Administrator : Hiroshi Yamakawa

About Japan :

  • Prime minister: Fumio Kishida
  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Currency: Japanese yen

CURRENT AFFAIRS : APPS & SERVICES

India launches e-Amrit portal on EVs at COP26

  • On Nov 10, 2021, The Central government launched ‘E-Amrit‘, a web portal on electric vehicles (EVs), at the ongoing COP26 Summit in the United Kingdom’s Glasgow.
  • The portal has been developed and hosted by NITI Aayog under a collaborative knowledge exchange programme with the UK government.

Key People :

  • The launch was attended by UK High-Level Climate Action Champion Nigel Topping and NITI Aayog Adviser Sudhendu Jyoti Sinha.

About E-Amrit :

  • E-Amrit is a one-stop destination for all information on electric vehicles.
  • It will provide details related to burst myths around the adoption of EVs, as well as their purchase, investment opportunities, policies, subsidies.
  • It intends to complement initiatives of the government on raising awareness on EVs and sensitizing consumers on the benefits of switching to electric vehicles.
  • India has taken many initiatives to accelerate the decarbonisation of transport and the adoption of electric mobility in the country.
  • Schemes such as FAME and PLI are especially important in creating an ecosystem for the early adoption of EVs.

FAME :

  • The Ministry of Heavy Industries formulated aScheme namely Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme in 2015 to promote adoption of electric/ hybrid vehicles (xEVs) in India.

About COP26 :

  • The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26 (Conference of the Parties), is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference.
  • It was held at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, between 31 October and 12 November 2021, under the presidency of Alok Sharma.
  • President : Alok Sharma

CURRENT AFFAIRS : RANKING & INDEX

National Logistics Index – LEADS 2021: Gujarat retains top spot                           

  • Gujarat ( similar to the previous two rankings in 2018 and 2019 ) has retained the top place in Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index for 2021 among 21 states.

Top 10 States in National Logistics Index – LEADS 2021:

  1. Gujarat- with a score of 3.66
  2. Haryana- 3.52
  3. Punjab- 3.51
  4. Tamil Nadu- 3.36
  5. Maharashtra- 3.32
  6. Uttar Pradesh
  7. Odisha
  8. Karnataka
  9. Andhra Pradesh
  10. Telangana

Top 3 State among North Eastern States and Himalayan UTs

  1. Jammu and Kashmir- 2.64
  2. Sikkim- 2.63
  3. Meghalaya- 2.51

Top Union Territories :

  1. Delhi – 3.36
  2. Chandigarh- 3.06
  • Assam stood last among 21 states.

About LEADS Index :

  • The Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) Index was launched in 2018 by the Commerce and Industry Ministry and Deloitte.
  • The index ranks states in terms of the logistical support they provided to promote goods trade.
  • 2021 LEADS Index is the third edition of the government’s ranking of states based on logistics infrastructure. ( 1st – 2018, 2nd – 2019, no ranking in 2020 due to covid ).

Purpose :

  • To rank States and UTs on mobility of goods and the efficiency of their logistics ecosystem.
  • The LEADS 2021 assessed the domestic and EXIM logistics ecosystem of each state.
  • The 2021 survey was conducted between May and August 2021 and the report is based on 21 indicators.
  • For representation purposes, states have been ranked in three separate classes including ‘North Eastern States & Himalayan UTs’ and ‘Other UTs’ group.
  • The ranking is based on parameters such as the competitiveness of pricing, timeliness and availability of infrastructure and that of services, among others.

Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2022 : India Ranks 10th Position

  • India has been placed at 10th spot with a score of 22 in the global Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2022.
  • The report, published by Germanwatch on the side-lines of the COP26.
  • In 2020 also India was at 10th position.

Top 10 in CCPI 2022 :

  • The top three places in the overall ranking is once again empty as none of the countries performed well enough  to achieve an overall very high rating in CCPI.
  • Meanwhile, Denmark occupied the fourth place with a score of92 as the highest ranked country in CCPI 2022, followed by Sweden (5th- 74.46), and Norway (6th- 73.62), United Kingdom (7th), Morocco (8th) and Chile (9th).
  • China slipped down four places compared to 2020 to occupy 37th position and a ‘low’ rating.
  • In the overall ranking, Australia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Korea are among the worst performers.
  • India maintained a performance ‘high’ in the GHG emissions, energy use and climate policy categories, and medium in renewable energy.
  • India “is already on track to meet its 2030 emissions target close to achieving its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) target of a 40% share for non-fossil fuel installed power capacity by 2030, and on course for a targeted 33–35% reduction in energy intensity by the same year.
  • India’s ambitious renewable energy policies, such as its targets of renewable electricity capacity of 450 GW and a 30% electric vehicle share by 2030.

About CCPI :

  • The CCPI has been developed jointly by not-for-profit organisations Germanwatch (Bonn, Germany), NewClimate Institute (Germany) and the Climate Action Network (CAN International) since 2005.
  • The CCPI evaluates 60 countries and the European Union, which together generate more than 90 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The countries are ranked by accessing their performance in four categories, with 14 indicators: Greenhouse gas emissions (40 percent of the overall score), renewable energy (20 percent), energy use (20 percent) and climate policy (20 percent).

CURRENT AFFAIRS : BOOKS & AUTHORS

Bangla edition of the book ‘Operation X’ launched in Dhaka

  • The Bangla version of the book ‘Operation X’ about the naval commando operation jointly launched by the Indian Navy and the Mukti Bahini of Bangladesh was launched in Dhaka.
  • The book is written by Capt MNR Samant and Sandeep Unnithan & it was co-written by noted author and journalist Sandeep Unnithan in a readable, excitingly paced language.

Key People :

  • Bangladesh Minister of Liberation War Affairs AKM Muzammel Haq was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

About the Book :

  • The book has been compiled from personal notes of Capt MNR Samant and first hand accounts of Indian Naval Personnel and Muktijoddhas who participated in the operations.
  • Operation X’ was conceptualized by the then Chief of the Indian Navy, Admiral SM Nanda and Captain Mihir K Roy.
  • Operation X was part of ‘operation Jackpot’ under which covert training and equipping of the Bangladeshi liberation army ‘Mukti Bahini’ was done.
  • This was the largest covert operation undertaken anywhere in the world after World War II.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SPORTS NEWS

India wins 5 medals at inaugural ISSF President’s Cup

  • India won five medals, including two Gold, two Silver and one Bronze at the inaugural ISSF President’s Cup held at the Wroclaw in Poland.
  • India’s Manu Bhaker bagged two gold medals.

List of Medal Winners :

Gold

  1. Manu Bhaker – 25m Rapid Fire pistol Mixed Team competition
  2. Manu Bhaker – 10m air pistol mixed team competition

Silver

  1. Rahi Sarnobat – women’s 25m pistol silver individual competition
  2. Saurabh Chaudhary – Men’s 10m Air Pistol individual competition

Bronze

  1. Abhishek Verma – Men’s 10m Air Pistol individual competition.

About ISSF :

  • ISSF – International Shooting Sport Federation
  • Headquarters: Munich, Germany
  • President: Vladimir Lisin
  • Membership: 150 regions
  • Founded: 1907

CURRENT AFFAIRS : OBITUARIES

Eminent academic Ramakrishna Rao Passes away

  • On Nov 09, 2021, Eminent academician and psychologist Koneru Ramakrishna Rao Passed away.
  • He was 89-years-old.

About Ramakrishna Rao :

  • Ramakrishna Rao was Born on 4 October 1932.
  • Ramakrishna Rao had served as an advisor to higher education and as the chairman of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education.
  • He was Vice-Chairman of Andhra Pradesh State Planning Board.
  • He was internationally recognized for his works as a psychologist and also served as the President of the US-based Parapsychology Association and Indian Academy of Applied Psychology.
  • He wrote more than 20 books and 300 research publications.

Awards & Honours :

  • The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of Padma Shri (Literature and Education category) in 2011.
  • He was bestowed with many honours, including honorary doctoral degrees from Nagarjuna, Kakatiya and Andhra universities and Padma Shri from the Government of India.

Daily CA On Nov 09 & 10 :

  • The World Urbanism Day, often known as “World Town Planning Day” is celebrated on 8 November globally, to recognize and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities.
  • International Day of Radiology is observed globally on 8th November every year & the theme for 2021 is ‘Interventional Radiology – Active care for the patient’.
  • The National Legal Services Day is observed on November 9 annually in India.
  • Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Virendra Kumar has released the Training Modules of Central Sector Scheme at a function in New Delhi.
  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Directorate of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D), Ministry of Defence, Israel have entered into a Bilateral Innovation Agreement (BIA) to promote innovation and accelerated research and development in start-ups and MSMEs for the development of dual-use technologies. The agreement was signed in New Delhi.
  • NITI Aayog has announced the top five most improved aspirational districts in the education sector for the month of September.
  • UNESCO has included Srinagar city of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in its coveted list of Creative Cities Network (UCCN).
  • Centre has amended the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011 for enhanced protection of Consumer Rights.
  • Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal has launched the 3rd edition of the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) report, 2021. 
  • The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), under the Ministry of Communications, has formed a technology innovation group on the Sixth Generation (6G), to take lead in the development of 6G Technology globally.
  • The annual ‘Ganga Utsav 2021-The River Festival’ was organized virtually on November 1-3 by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to mark the anniversary of the announcement of River Ganga as the ‘National River’ i.e., November 4th.
  • Beating the Heat: Sustainable Urban Cooling Handbook report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) indicates that cities will be the hotspots, if global warming continues.
  • The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) unveiled a £5 coin to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Diwali.
  • During the ongoing 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, aka COP26 (Conference of Parties) in Glasgow, Scotland, a report titled ‘The Adaptation Gap Report 2021: The Gathering Storm’ by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was released.
  • UNESCO has included Srinagar city of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in its coveted list of Creative Cities Network (UCCN).
  • Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate the 24th edition of Bengaluru Tech Summit 2021 being organised by the Department of Electronics, IT & BT of the Government of Karnataka jointly with Software Technology Parks of India, from November 17-19.
  • Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and MoS for Earth Sciences, Science & Technology as well as Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr Jitendra Singh has inaugurated DBT – APSCS&T Centre of Excellence for Bioresources and Sustainable Development and Rural Technology Demonstration Centre at Kimin in Papum Pare District of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Army has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Kashmir enabling the soldiers posted in J&K to seek admission in various courses.
  • Reserve Bank of India has announced its first global hackathon ‘HARBINGER 2021Innovation for Transformation’ with the theme ‘smarter digital payments’. Registration for the hackathon starts from November 15.
  • The RBI has imposed several restrictions on Maharashtra-based Babaji Date Mahila Sahakari Bank, including capping withdrawals at 5,000 rupees for customers, amid deterioration in the lender’s financial position.
  • Children-focussed fintech, Junio, has launched a smart multipurpose card for pre-teens and teenagers on the RuPay platform.
  • IBM has announced that it had launched a client innovation centre (CIC) in Mysuru, Karnataka. 
  • Tata Motors has signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Equitas SFB, to bring financial solutions to its customers. 
  • In November 2021, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) appointed Bandhan Bank, a scheduled private bank, as an “Agency Bank” for undertaking government business. 
  • Facebook has launched the ‘Grow Your Business Hub’ at the Grow Your Business summit, to help micro, small, and medium businesses to find relevant information, tools, and resources curated to cater to their business goals based on their growth journey.
  • Anita Anand (54 years), an Indian-origin Canadian has been sworn in as the 43rd Defence Minister of Canada replacing Harjit Sajjan, who has been appointed as the Minister of International Development Agency.
  • The Government has appointed Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar as the next Chief of the Naval Staff. 
  • Edtech decacorn Byju’s has announced the appointment of Anil Goel as President – Technology.
  • South African author Damon Galgut has won the prestigious Booker Prize 2021 for fiction for his novel ‘The Promise’.
  • Aseem Chawla announced the release of his new book titled ‘Finding A Straight Line Between Twists and Turns – An Imperfect, Yet Honest Reflections on the Indian Tax Landscape’.
  • Indian wrestlers secured five medals at the U23 World Wrestling Championships 2021 in Belgrade, Serbia.
  • On Nov 07, 2021, Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) won the 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix held at the  Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the winners of the Player of the Month for October. ICC Men’s Player of October :Asif Ali (Pakistan), ICC Women’s Player of October : Laura Delany (Ireland)
  • On Nov 07, 2021, In Table Tennis, Indian duo Manika Batra and Archana Girish Kamath clinched the women’s doubles title in the WTT Contender tournament in Lasko, Slovenia.
  • West Indies star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo announced his retirement from international cricket after the conclusion of West Indies’ T20 World Cup campaign.
  • Nagpur-based teenager Sankalp Gupta becomes the 71st Grandmaster of India by scoring5 points and finishing second in the GM Ask 3 round-robin event in Arandjelovac, Serbia.

Daily CA On Nov 11 :

  • World Science Day for Peace and Development is marked and observed every year on November 10.
  • The National Education Day is being celebrated on November 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the declaration of November 15, the birth anniversary of Birsa Munda, as Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas.
  • On Nov 10, 2021, The United States of America became the 101st member country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
  • The Special Director of the Intelligence Office, Sheel Vardhan Singh, has been appointed the new Director-General of the CISF, while the Director of the National Police Academy, Atul Karwal, has been appointed Director-General of the
  • Morinari Watanabe from Japan has been re-elected as the president of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) for a period of three years.
  • On Nov 09, 2021, The fourth submarine of the Project – 75, Yard 11878 was delivered to the Indian Navy.
  • The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, successfully launched its fifth Epsilon solid-fuel rocket carrying nine small satellites.
  • On Nov 10, 2021, The Central government launched ‘E-Amrit‘, a web portal on electric vehicles (EVs), at the ongoing COP26 Summit in the United Kingdom’s Glasgow.
  • Gujarat ( similar to the previous two rankings in 2018 and 2019 ) has retained the top place in Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index for 2021 among 21 states.
  • India has been placed at 10th spot with a score of 22 in the global Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2022.
  • The Bangla version of the book ‘Operation X’ about the naval commando operation jointly launched by the Indian Navy and the Mukti Bahini of Bangladesh was launched in Dhaka.
  • India won five medals, including two Gold, two Silver and one Bronze at the inaugural ISSF President’s Cup held at the Wroclaw in Poland.
  • On Nov 09, 2021, Eminent academician and psychologist Koneru Ramakrishna Rao Passed away.

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