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CURRENT AFFAIRS: IMPORTANT DAYS

World Diabetes Day- Nov 14

  • World Diabetes Day is observed on 14th November every year.
  • The campaign aims to raise awareness around the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes. 
  • World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the IDF and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the rapid rise of diabetes around the world.
  • The theme for World Diabetes Day 2021-23: “Access to Diabetes Care”.
  • In 2007 General Assembly adopted resolution 61/225 designating 14 November as World Diabetes Day.
  • The document recognized “the urgent need to pursue multilateral efforts to promote and improve human health, and provide access to treatment and health-care education.”

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL NEWS

Hardeep Singh Puri has attended the International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi

  • Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri is leading a three-day official and business delegation to UAE to attend the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference ADIPEC.
  • During the visit, Puri has participated in the inaugural Ceremony of ADIPEC and also take part in a Ministerial Round Table titled Charting the Climate Action Path from COP-26 to COP-27.
  • The Minister will inaugurate the India Pavilion, set up jointly by the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons DGH, and Confederation of Indian Industry.
  • Puri is scheduled to meet Minister of Energy and Infrastructure of UAE Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei and Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and MD and Group CEO of ADNOC Dr. Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber to discuss issues of energy cooperation within the overall framework of India-UAE Strategic Partnership.
  • The Minister has also inaugurated the Oil and Gas Sectoral floor at the India Pavilion of the Dubai Expo.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has chaired 29th Southern Zonal Council meet in Tirupati

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah is chairing the Southern Zonal Council meeting at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Representatives from the southern states and union territories are attending the meeting. Southern Zonal Council comprises Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, and Union Territories of Puducherry, Lakshadweep, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • The Southern Zonal Meeting will be discussing 26 key issues such as cooperation between States, conflicts, border issues, internal security, infrastructure development, industries, tourism development, and economic development. Each state is coming to this meeting with a different agenda.
  • Earlier, Mr. Shah visited Venkatachalam in Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore district.The Home Minister and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu also visited a Vidyalayam in Nellore and later visited the Skill Development Center.

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has launched Citizens’ Tele-Law Mobile App

  • As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has launched Citizens’ Tele Law Mobile App and felicitated frontline functionaries at a function in New Delhi.
  • This App would connect the beneficiaries directly with Panel Lawyers offering legal advice and consultation.
  • Post this launch this Mobile App, in Android version would be available on Google Playstore for download. And the App will go a long way in serving the people of the country in terms of legal aspects.
  • The government has decided to expand its Tele-Law service to 75,000 gram panchayats covering all states and Union territories this year,
  • There is a need to bring changes in our working system with a view to empower the citizens and to give a boost to the development of the country. And, it is the responsibility of the government to ensure justice to the poorest of the poor through whatever services they need.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

India and Bangladesh army to hold joint bicycle rally to celebrate golden jubilee of Bangladesh Liberation

  • An Indian army cycling team arrived at Benapole, Bangladesh to start a joint cycling rally of Indian and Bangladeshi armies between Nov. 15-24 covering Jessore to Kolkata.
  • The rally has been organized on the occasion of the golden jubilee year of Bangladesh liberation to strengthen the friendly ties between the two countries.
  • The Indian cycling team was greeted at Benapole by Brigadier General Md. Hafizur Rahman of 55th infantry division of Jashor cantonment of Bangladesh.
  • The Indian army cycling team is led by Col. Mohit Singh of Kolkata cantonment. The 30 members strong joint cycling team of the Indian army and Bangladesh army will visit Jessore cantonment, Jhenaidah, Kushtia, and Jibanagar before returning to India on 19th November.
  • The joint cycling team will proceed on its India leg of the rally on 19th November from the Darshana land port before culminating at Kolkata on Nov. 24.
  • The participants of the rally will visit places of importance related to the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh. They will also interact with local people about the recollections of the 1971 Liberation war.

Dubai Airshow begins at Al Maktoum International Airport

  • The biggest-ever Dubai Airshow began at Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central, with more than 1,200 exhibitors taking part in the five-day show.
  • Dubai Airshow is also the largest of its kind since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The show also features more than 160 of the world’s most advanced aircraft on the ground and in the air.
  • Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent is also taking part in the Dubai Air Show following invitation by the Government of UAE to participate with the Sarang and Suryakiran Aerobatics Teams.
  • These teams will be performing along with some of the best aerobatics and display teams in the world, including the Saudi Hawks, Russian Knights and the UAE’s Al Fursan.
  • In addition, the IAF’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will be part of the aerobatics and static displays during the show. The Dubai Air Show will be the first occasion for the Surya kirans and the Tejas to show off their swashbuckling aerial manoeuvres.

ED, CBI directors’ tenure extended up to 5 years

  • The Centre has brought an ordinance to extend the tenure of Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) directors up to 5 years.
  • Two ordinances signed by President Ram Nath Kovind have virtually extended the tenures of the chiefs of the two agencies for up to five years. Both posts currently have a fixed tenure of two years.
  • At present, director of CBI and ED have been appointed for two-year tenure in office by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) Act, 2003
  • The Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act and The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) Act have been amended to give the government the power to keep the two chiefs in their posts for one year after they have completed their two-year terms.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATION

Satya Narayan Pradhan has been appointed as Director-General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)

  • Satya Narayan Pradhan has been appointed as the Director-General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on a deputation basis till the date of his superannuation on August 31, 2024, or until further orders.
  • He was the Director-General of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and was given additional charge of Director-General of NCB after Rakesh Asthana (old DG of NCB) was appointed as Delhi Police Commissioner.
  • He was given additional charge of NCB Director-General after Rakesh Asthana was appointed as Delhi Police Commissioner. As 1988-batch Gujarat cadre IPS officer Atul Karwal was appointed as NDRF Director-General, Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) in a order appointed Pradhan as Director-General of NCB on a full-time basis.

Amway India has been appointed Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador

  • Amway India, an FMCG company, has appointed Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador.
  • Amitabh Bachchan will now endorse the brand Amway and the Nutrilite range of products across all platforms.
  • Earlier in August 2021, Amway had appointed Mirabai Chanu as its brand ambassador.
  • It is a time in moment as the two brands have come together to proliferate messages on the significance of holistic health & wellness, women empowerment, and inspiring youth towards entrepreneurship for a progressive India.
  • As a part of the momentous association, he will endorse the brand Amway and all the Nutrilite products by Amway.

Daniel Bruhl has appointed Goodwill Ambassador by UN World Food Programme

  • Spanish-German actor Daniel Bruhl has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme WFP
  • Daniel Bruhl will help humanitarian organisation in its mission to reach a world with Zero Hunger.
  • World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization aimed at ending hunger around the globe.
  • He has joined the WFP’s mission to reach a world with Zero Hunger. As the goodwill ambassador, he will inform about the main drivers of hunger and showcase the efforts of UN WFP to tackle both immediate needs and root causes of hunger.

About WFP:

  • Founded: 1961;
  • Headquarters: Rome, Italy;
  • Executive Director: David Beasley.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BOOKS AND AUTHOR

Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar has released a book titled ‘FORCE IN STATECRAFT’

  • Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar released a book titled ‘FORCE IN STATECRAFT’, an edited volume by Commandant of National Defence College (NDC) Air Marshal Diptendu Choudhury and President’s Chair of Excellence at NDC Air Vice Marshal (Dr) Arjun Subramaniam (Retd) in New Delhi on November 13, 2021.
  • The contributors of the book are all stalwarts of the Armed Forces, who have vast operational experience and understanding of several important cornerstones of forces and its application.
  • Since national security impacts every citizen, there has long been a need for a more sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the instrument of force in statecraft, which this book hopes to bridge.
  • The book has been endorsed by eminent personalities like former Governor of Jammu &Kashmir Shri NN Vohra; Director, Vivekananda International Foundation and former Deputy National Security Advisor Dr Arvind Gupta;Professor of International Relation, King’s College London & Director of Research, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi Dr Harsh V Pant and Prof Rajesh Rajagopalan, JNU.

Book titled “Sunrise over Ayodhya” has authored by Salman Khurshid released

  • A book titled “Sunrise over Ayodhya” authored by Salman Khurshid has been released.
  • On 9 November 2019, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous verdict, cleared the way for the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
  • Through this book, Salman Khurshid explores how the greatest opportunity that the judgment offers is a reaffirmation of India as a secular society.
  • The Supreme Court in its order on November 9, 2019, directed the central government to hand over the 2.77 acres of disputed land to a trust, set up for the construction and management of a Ram temple.
  • A five-judge Constitution bench presided by the then Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had also directed that a suitable plot of land admeasuring five acres be handed over to the Sunni Central Waqf Board granting it the liberty to construct a mosque at the alternate site.

Book titled “Nehru: The Debates that Defined India” by Tripurdaman Singh and Adeel Hussain released:

  • A book titled “Nehru: The Debates that Defined India” is co-authored by Tripurdaman Singh and Adeel Hussain. 
  • A new book serves as a revisionist exploration of India’s first and longest-serving prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and investigates the overlooked role of his contemporaries and opponents in shaping his political vision.
  • The book mentions the political journey of Jawaharlal Nehru from being elected as Congress president to various other important aspects of his life.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SPORTS

Women’s cricket T20 tournament to make debut in 2022 Commonwealth Games

  • The Women’s cricket tournament will make its debut at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England 
  • Women’s cricket will make its debut at the Commonwealth Games with the T20 format, and the final will be played on August 7th, 2022.
  • The opening match will be played between Australia and India at the Edgbaston Stadium.
  • This will be first time that women cricket will be included in the Commonwealth Games.
  • The last time cricket was played was List A men’s tournament at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • The 2022 matches will be played under Twenty20 format and there will only be a women’s tournament.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: OBITUARIES

Babasaheb Purandare, historian and authority has passed away at 99

  • Eminent historian and Padma Vibhushan awardee Balwant Moreshwar Purandare, popularly known as Babasaheb Purandare, passed away aged 99 
  • Mr. Purandare, an authority on the 17th century Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji, was diagnosed with pneumonia a week ago and was undergoing treatment at the city’s Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital.
  • Known by his moniker ‘Shiv Shahir’ (literally Shivaji’s bard), Purandare was considered one of the pre-eminent authorities on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
  • Raja Shivchhatrapati, Purandare’s popular two-part, 900-page magnum opus on Shivaji Maharaj in Marathi, was first published in the late 1950s and has since been a staple in Marathi households, going through numerous reprints over decades.

Daily CA On Nov 13 :

  • World Kindness Day is celebrated on 13 November and this day provides us an opportunity to reflect and follow the most important and one of the unique human principles.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind has given the National Sports Awards 2021 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award will be given to 12 sportspersons.
  • Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs & Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep S. Puri has unveiled the statue of Rani Lakshmi Bai at the Maharani Lakshmi Bai college for Women, Bhiwani Rohilla in Hisar (Haryana) through video conferencing.
  • A national interactive webinar for the media has organised by the Union Health Ministry to further strengthen awareness about the month-long Har Ghar Dastak campaign.
  • The 6th Edition of Indo French Joint Military Exercise- EX SHAKTI 2021 is being conducted from 15 to 26 November 2021 in Frejus, France.
  • The 45th edition of the International Kolkata Book Fair will be held at the Central Park ground from 31st January to 13th February 2022.
  • Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Chemical and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya, the hidden art and craft across the country are being recognised through platforms like “Hunar Haat” and it is carrying forward the Prime minister’s message of “Vocal for Local” to fulfil his vision of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.
  • The Ministry of Jal Shakti has informed that 735 Schemes related to Drinking Water Supply in Uttar Pradesh have been approved.
  • India’s retail inflation rate, measured by the Consumer Price Index or CPI, rose mildly in October to 4.48% year-on-year from 4.35% in September due to an uptick in food prices.
  • Country’s Index of Industrial Production, or IIP, grew 3.1% in September. In August, Industrial production had jumped 11.9 percent.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched two customer-centric initiatives of the RBI with a view to provide opportunities to retail investors to participate in the government securities market and contribute towards nation-building.
  • The Reserve Bank of India has removed restrictions, with immediate effect, imposed on Diners Club International regarding on-boarding of fresh domestic customers onto its card network.
  • Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has announced the appointment of Ashu Suyash as an Independent Director on its Board
  • Games24x7 fantasy cricket platform ‘My11Circle’ announced Indian Cricketer Mohammad Siraj as its new brand ambassador.
  • The National Company Law Tribunal has approved state-owned gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd’s acquisition of bankrupt Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services’ 26 percent stake in ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC).
  • On November 10, 2021, NASA and the Elon Musk-owned private rocket company SpaceX launched Crew 3 mission.
  • The private companies in Australia and Canada, in conjunction with the University of Technology Sydney, may see Australian technology hunting water on the Moon as soon as mid-2024.
  • On Nov 11, 2021, South Korea demonstrated a system for controlling urban air mobility vehicles (UAM), which will serve as taxis between major airports and downtown Seoul as soon as 2025, cutting travel time by two-thirds.
  • On Nov 07, 2021, The inaugural Global Drug Policy Index, released by the Harm Reduction Consortium.
  • World number one Novak Djokovic (Serbia) won a sixth Paris title and record 37th Masters crown after beating Daniil Medvedev (Russia) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final.
  • India’s first Physical National Yogasana Championship will be held at KIIT University in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from November 11-13., 2021.
  • Former Vice President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Anand Shankar Pandya Passed away.

Daily CA On Nov 14 & 15

  • World Diabetes Day is observed on 14th November every year.
  • Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri is leading a three-day official and business delegation to UAE to attend the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference ADIPEC.
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah is chairing the Southern Zonal Council meeting at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.
  • As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has launched Citizens’ Tele Law Mobile App and felicitated frontline functionaries at a function in New Delhi.
  • An Indian army cycling team arrived at Benapole, Bangladesh to start a joint cycling rally of Indian and Bangladeshi armies between Nov. 15-24 covering Jessore to Kolkata.
  • The biggest-ever Dubai Airshow began at Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central, with more than 1,200 exhibitors taking part in the five-day show.
  • The Centre has brought ordinance to extend the tenure of Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) directors up to 5 years.
  • Satya Narayan Pradhan has been appointed as the Director-General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on a deputation basis till the date of his superannuation on August 31, 2024
  • Amway India, an FMCG company, has appointed Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador.
  • Spanish-German actor Daniel Bruhl has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme WFP
  • Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar has released a book titled ‘FORCE IN STATECRAFT’:
  • A book titled “Sunrise over Ayodhya” authored by Salman Khurshid has been released
  • A book titled “Nehru: The Debates that Defined India” is co-authored by Tripurdaman Singh and Adeel Hussain. 
  • The Women’s cricket tournament will make its debut at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
  • Eminent historian and Padma Vibhushan awardee Balwant Moreshwar Purandare, popularly known as Babasaheb Purandare, passed away aged 99

 

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