Australia announces start of ‘La Nina’ season


1.Railways to launch themed Bharat Gaurav trains

Recently, Indian Railways has announced a new scheme ‘ Bharat Gaurav ‘ to tap the vast tourism potential . Under the scheme, now there will be a third section for tourism in trains . Till now the railways had a passenger section and a goods section . These are not regular trains which will run according to a timetable but will be operated on the lines of Ramayana Express run by IRCTC . This was announced under the theme based tourist circuit trains . These trains will be run by private partners and IRCTC in theme based circuits.will be run by both. By Theme Based Tourism (Circuit) Railways means those trains like Guru Kripa which are operated to all the places related to Guru Nanak or Ramayana themed trains are operated to the places related to Lord Rama. One can apply to societies, trusts, consortia and even state governments to take these trains and operate them on theme based special tourist circuits. The service provider will provide all inclusive package to the tourists including rail travel, hotel/resting place, sightseeing arrangement, historical/heritage sightseeing, tour guide etc.

2.’CSIR Jigyaasa’ program

India’s first virtual science laboratory for children has been started under the ‘ CSIR Jigyaasa ‘ program connecting scientists from across the country with students . This virtual laboratory is a new beginning, which is in line with the ‘New National Education Policy’ of the country and will help students in every part of the country to do innovative experiments in science. Students of Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas and Government Schools will be greatly benefited by this new facility. ‘ Scientific and Technical Research Council of the platform by’ (CSIR) ‘CSIR curiosity under the’ Program ‘ IIT Bombay‘, which facilitates classroom learning along with laboratory research for school students. The main objective of this virtual lab is to help school students to conduct quality research through an online interactive medium with scientific experiments, pedagogy based content, videos, chat forums, animations, gaming, quizzes. Initially this content will be available only in English, but soon it will be made available in Hindi and other regional languages ​​as well. This virtual platform will provide a virtual tour of the CSIR laboratories and expose the students to the research infrastructure, which would otherwise be relatively difficult given the safety standards.

3.NITI Aayog launches SDG Urban Index 2021-22

NITI Aayog launched “ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Urban Index and Dashboard 2021-22 ”. Shimla tops the list of cities with the highest score in this index . Coimbatore and Chandigarhplaced in second and third place. Thiruvananthapuram, Panaji, Pune, Kochi, Tiruchirappalli, Ahmedabad and Nagpur are among the top 10 cities in the index. SDG Urban Index and Dashboard (2021-22) was launched by NITI Aayog on November 23, 2021. It ranks 56 urban areas on 77 SDG indicators in goals such as zero hunger, ending poverty, quality education, good health, gender equality. Of the total 56 urban areas included in the index, 44 have a population of more than one million. The top ten urban areas in the index are: Shimla, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Panaji, Pune, Tiruchirappalli, Ahmedabad and Nagpur. The bottom ten urban areas in the index are: Faridabad, Kolkata, Agra, Kohima, Jodhpur, Patna, Guwahati, Itanagar, Meerut and Dhanbad.

4.Sagar Shakti exercise held in Kutch peninsula

The Sagar Shakti exercise was conducted from November 19 to 22, 2021 in the Creek sector of the Kutch Peninsula . It was a four day mega military exercise. During the exercise, India’s capability and readiness to face any multi-faceted security threat was tested in detail. Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Gujarat Police, Border Security Force and Marine Police in this exerciseparticipation was observed. The Indian Army’s Southern Command conducted the exercise with an aim to test the combat readiness of the agencies in real time. The exercise also includes deployment of troops and complex maneuvers to simultaneously deal with any potential security challenges in land, water and airspace. The exercise was conducted at a time when India has enhanced its maritime warfare capability in the light of evolving security scenarios in the Indian Ocean region.

5.President Kovind presented Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind presented Gallantry Awards and Distinguished Service Decorations at the Defense Decoration Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan . Gallantry Awards have been instituted by the Government of India to honor the acts of bravery and sacrifice of officers/personnel of the Armed Forces as well as other legally constituted forces and civilians. Highest wartime gallantry awards : Param Vir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra, Vir Chakra and highest peacetime gallantry awards : Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Shaurya Chakra. Kirti Chakra: President Kovind bestows second highest peacetime gallantry award to Sapper Prakash Jadhav for neutralizing terrorists in an operation in Jammu and Kashmir
Awarded Kirti Chakra (posthumously) . His wife and mother received the award.
Vir Chakra: In February 2019, Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman was awarded the Vir Chakra (wartime gallantry award) by President Ram Nath Kovind for his role in pushing back Pakistan’s fighter jets . Abhinandan Varthaman was then the Wing Commander. In the ensuing aerial combat, he shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter plane on February 27, 2019.
Shaurya Chakra: Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal was awarded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for his role in an operation where five terrorists were gunned down and 200 kg of explosive material was recovered. His wife Lt. Nitika KaulAnd mother received the prize. Naib Subedar Sombir was awarded the Shaurya Chakra posthumously for killing an A++ category terrorist during an operation in Jammu and Kashmir . His wife Suman Devi and mother Rajendra Devi received the honour. The President also awarded the Shaurya Chakra to Major Maheshkumar Bhure , an alumnus of Sainik School Satara. According to the citation, Major Bhure led an operation in which six top terrorist commanders were killed.

6.Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of Rani Gaidinliu Museum

Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, video conferencing via Manipur in Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum ( Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum ) founded. The museum will be set up at Luangkao village in Tamenglong district of Manipur , which is the birthplace of freedom fighter Queen Gaidinliu . Ministry of Tribal AffairsThe proposed museum is being set up at an estimated cost of Rs.15 crores. Such a museum in the honor of freedom fighters will inculcate the feeling of nationalism among the youth. Rani Gaidinliu was born on January 26, 1915 in Nungkao village of Tamenglong district of Manipur. She was a spiritual and political leader who belonged to the Rongmei tribe of Manipur. At the age of 13, she joined the freedom movement and later led the socio-political movement to drive out the British. In 1932, he was arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment. He spent 14 years in jail and was released only after India’s independence in 1947.

7.Goldman Sachs forecasts India’s GDP to be 9.1% in FY22

Wall Street brokerage, Goldman Sachs , in its recent Macro Outlook 2022 note, has revised its forecast for gross domestic product (GDP) to 9.1 per cent , up from the earlier calendar year 2022 estimate of 8 per cent. For 2021-22 (FY22) , it projected economic growth at 8.5 per cent . Goldman Sachs expects core inflation to rise as producers increase input costs to consumers. As a result, global research and brokerage houses have placed headline consumer price inflation in India at 5.8 per cent year-on-year in 2022, up from 5.2 per cent in 2021.

8.ICICI Bank launches online platform ‘Trade Emerge’

Private sector lender ICICI Bank has launched an online platform called ‘ Trade Emerge ‘ to provide digital banking and value-added services to Indian exporters and importers . With Trade Emerge cross-border trade will become hassle free, quick and convenient as a range of services are being offered at one place, hence companies will not need to coordinate with multiple touchpoints. Exporters and importers who are not customers of ICICI Bank can also take advantage of this platform.

9.International Emmy Awards 2021 announced

2021 International Emmy Awards ( International Emmy Awards ) New York City ‘s annual ceremony for the 49th edition was. The award recognized excellence in television programs originally produced and broadcast outside the US and non-English language US primetime programs between the dates of January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. From India, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Serious Men , Sushmita Sen -led Aarya was nominated for Best Drama and comedian Vir Das .Nominated for Best Comedy . However, India could not register a win in any of the above categories. As of now, the only Indian show to get an Emmy is Delhi Crime which won Best Drama in 2020 .
List of 2021 International Emmy Awards Winners:

  1. Best Actor: David Tennant for Des (UK)
  2. Best Actress: Hayley Squires for Adult Material (UK)
  3. Best Drama Series: Tehran (Israel)
  4. Best Comedy Series: Call My Agent Season 4 (France)
  5. Best Documentary: Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice (Thailand)
  6. Best Telenovela: The Song of Glory (China)
  7. Best TV Movie/Mini-Series: Atlantic Crossing (Norway)
  8. Best Arts Programming: Kubrick by Kubrick (France)
  9. Best short-form series: Inside (New Zealand)
  10. Best Non-Scripted Entertainment: The Masked Singer (UK)
  11. Best Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program: 21st Annual Latin Grammy Awards (USA)

10.Education Minister launches Center for Nanotechnology at IIT Guwahati

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the state-of-the-art Center for Nanotechnology and Center for Indian Knowledge System at IIT Guwahati . He also released a book on the implementation of NEP 2020. On this occasion, Assam Education Minister Ranoj Peguwere also present. IIT Guwahati has achieved excellent ranking in various national and international ranking systems. The Nanotechnology Center will work towards meeting the challenges of the future and enhancing academic partnerships with industry in nanotechnology. The Center for Indian Knowledge System (CIKS) will focus on preserving, documenting and maintaining knowledge that is unique to India, such as Indian classical music, yoga, Sanskrit, traditional medicines, temple architecture, ceramics tradition and Special agricultural practices of the North- Eastern India, among other things. Funding for the center has come from the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

11.Australia signs submarine agreement with US and UK

Australia signed a submarine agreement with new defense alliances named the US and the United Kingdom (UK) on November 22, 2021. Put signature on. The deal seeks to equip the Australian Navy with nuclear-powered submarines. The deal was signed by Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton along with US and British diplomats. The deal allows the exchange of sensitive “naval nuclear propulsion information” between the three countries. This is the first agreement on technology to be publicly signed. The deal will help Australia conduct an 18-month study into submarine procurement. The details of the purchase have not been decided yet. With access to the information provided under the deal, Australia will be positioned as a reliable and responsible manager of naval nuclear-powered technology.

12.India and US to revive trade policy forum after 4 years

India and the United States four years after the Trade Policy Forum ( Trade Policy Forum ) in addition to reviving the market access and digital businesshave agreed to find ways to resolve differences on issues such as The agreement was signed at the start of a two-day visit by US Trade Representative Catherine Tai. Negotiators from the two countries fought for more than a year to sign a trade package as India and the US differed on various issues such as tariffs. During the two-day visit, the US Trade Representative highlighted issues such as market access restrictions, unpredictable regulations, high tariffs and restricted digital trade between the two countries. India and the US have agreed to revive their trade policy platform after four years. The revived platform will help expand bilateral trade which has never lived up to its potential. It will help in deepening bilateral trade by establishing regular linkages to remove barriers.

13.94 out of 100 most polluted cities in India, China, Pakistan

Air Quality Tracker ” IQAirAccording to the report, air pollution is one of the biggest health threats to people worldwide. Air pollution causes about 7 million premature deaths every year. Of these deaths, 6,00,000 are children. Air pollution due to fossil fuel emissions alone is estimated to cost the global economy more than $2.9 trillion every year. It will also contribute to a range of serious environmental problems. Air quality is determined by looking at the levels of air pollutants like PM2.5, PM10, ozone, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide. According to IQAir data, India had 46 of the world’s 100 most polluted cities in 2020. India is followed by China (with 42 cities), Pakistan (with 6 cities), Bangladesh (with 4 cities), Indonesia (with 1 city) and Thailand (with 1 city). PM2 in all these cities. 5 had an air quality rating of over 50. 9 out of the top 10 most polluted cities across the world are in India. In 2020, the city of Hotan in China’s Xinjiang province had the worst average air quality at 110.2.

14.Australia announces start of ‘La Nina’ season

Australia ‘s Meteorological Bureau announced on 23 November 2021 that a ‘ La Nina ‘ weather phenomenon had developed in the Pacific Ocean for the second year in a row . The development of this event will result in above-average rainfall over central, north and eastern Australia. This event could boost wheat yields in Australia. In September 2021, India raised its wheat forecast for the season by 17% to near record levels due to favorable weather. This year, climate models suggest, the La Nia pattern will be short-lived, and remain in effect until late Southern Hemisphere summer or early autumn 2022. La Nia is an oceanic and atmospheric phenomenon, which is a cold counterpart of El Nio. it wideThe El Nio–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a part of the climate pattern. The occurrence of La Nia is usually associated with more tropical cyclones, more rainfall, and relatively cooler average temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. These events usually last for about a year.

15.Anita Desai gets Tata Literature Live! lifetime Achievement Award

Tata Literature Live for 2021 to recognize Anita Desai , one of India’s best-selling authors, for her literary career spanning over 50 years ! Lifetime Achievement Award ( Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award has been awarded). Meanwhile, Indian poet Adil Jussawala has received the Poet Laureate award for 2021.has been awarded. Both these awards are presented to recognize exceptional work that has made a significant impact in the Indian literary field. Twelfth edition of Tata Literature Live! Mumbai Litfest was held from 18 November to 21 November 2021. He has received many awards and honors during his long literary career, including the Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Akademi Award and later Fellowship, and the Benson Medal of the Royal Society of Literature.

16.India vs UK: The Story of an Unpreceded Diplomatic Win, a new book by Syed Akbaruddin

Senior Indian diplomat, Syed Akbaruddin has authored a new book titled India vs UK: The Story of an Unpreceded Diplomatic Win . The book details behind the scenes on India’s victory against the United Kingdom in the 2017 International Court of Justice (ICJ) elections. India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations at the time, Syed Akbaruddin, offers a behind-the-scenes account of India’s coming era in world affairs through the prism of this momentous election.

17.RBI authorizes RBL Bank to collect direct taxes

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has RBL Bank (RBL Bank) to the Central Board of Direct Taxes ( Central Board Of Direct Taxes – CBDT) to collect direct taxes on the basis of recommendations of the Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance and Government of India. Now, RBL Bank customers can pay their Direct Taxes through RBL Bank’s mobile banking or net banking platform or branch banking network. RBL Bank is one of the leading private sector banks in India with a growing presence across the country. The Bank offers specialized services under five business verticals: Corporate and Institutional Banking, Commercial Banking, Branch and Business Banking, Retail Property and Treasury and Financial Markets Operations. It currently serves over 9.97 million customers through a network of 445 branches, 1,435 business link branches (271 banking outlets) and 386 ATMs spread across 28 Indian states and union territories.

18.CII to organize 20th edition of ‘Connect 2021’ in Chennai

The Confederation of Indian Industry ( CII ) will organize its flagship event ‘ Connect 2021 ‘ in Chennai, Tamil Nadu from 26 to 27 November . Connect ICT ( Information & Communication Technology – ICT) is an international conference and exhibition. Theme: “Building a Sustainable Deep Technology Ecosystem”. The main focus of ‘Connect 2021’ is to take the state’s GDP to US$ 1,000 billion by 2030. The event will be inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on November 26, 2021. Australia and the United Kingdom are the partner countries of the event. The flagship event of CII is being hosted by the Government of Tamil Nadu and co-hosted by the Software Technology Parks of India and the Union Ministry of Electronics and Telecommunications.

19.El Salvador plans to build world’s first ‘Bitcoin City’

El Salvador ‘s President Nayib Bukele has announced that the country is planning to build the world’s first ” Bitcoin City “. The new city is planned to be developed in the eastern area of La Union and will initially be funded by bitcoin-backed Bondas. It will have geothermal power supply from the volcano. Bitcoin City will not levy any taxes except value-added tax (VAT). Half of the VAT levied on it will be used for bonds issued for city construction and the next half will be used to pay for services like garbage collection.

20.Venezuelan musicians set world’s largest orchestra record

Venezuela has set a new Guinness World Record for the largest orchestra , with 8,573 musicians playing the instrument in unison for more than five minutes.Instead of The record was set by the country’s national system of youth and children’s orchestras, known as “El Sistema”. The previous such record for an orchestra was set by Russia when 8,097 musicians played instruments together in St. Petersburg; the broadcast included a recording by Guinness World Records expert Susana Reyes, announcing that five minutes The Venezuelan musician has managed to set a new record after Pyotr Tchaikovsky played LaMarche Slave for more than a year.

21.EPFO allowed to park 5% of annual deposits in InvITs

EPFO  ( Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation – EPFO ) The Central Board of Trustees (Central Board of Trustees – CBT) that is approved by the 5 percent annual deposit alternative investment funds ( Alternative Investment Funds – AIFs invested in) may be that infrastructure investment trust (infrastructure investment trusts – InvITs)Are included. This investment will offer diversification to the investment basket of EPFO. The Finance Investment and Audit Committee (FIAC) is tasked with making decisions on investment options on a case-by-case basis. However, the board has decided to focus only on government-backed options, which are category one funds like public sector InvITs and bonds. AIF is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

22.Indian government is going to ban cryptocurrency

The Indian government is going to ban private cryptocurrencies in the country . The government is set to introduce a bill to ban private cryptocurrencies and lay out a framework for an official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) during the winter session of Parliament that begins on November 29 . The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, said in a Lok Sabha bulletin issued on Tuesday.The promotion of cryptocurrency and the technology underlying its use will allow for some exceptions. RBI said in July that it is working on its own digital currency and Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). After this the government can launch its official cryptocurrency / digital currency.

23.Personal data bill adopted by JPC

The Joint Parliamentary Committee ( JPC) on “ Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 ” was recently chaired by MP P.P. The meeting was held under the leadership of Chowdhary . The main agenda of this meeting was to consider and adopt JPC’s draft report on Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 . The bill deals with the privacy and security of personal data of citizens. JPC members have been given a deadline of November 24 to register their dissent. The last meeting of the JPC was held on November 12. The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was drafted in August 2017 following the Supreme Court’s decision that declared ‘Right to Privacy’ as a fundamental right. The cabinet had approved the bill in December 2019.

24.Kento Momota and An Seong won the 2021 Indonesia Masters Tournament

In Badminton, Kento Momota of Japan defeated Anders Antonsen of Denmark 21-17, 21-11 to win the men’s singles title at the 2021 Indonesia Masters Super 750 badminton tournament . The US$600,000 tournament was held in Bali, Indonesia from 16 to 21 November 2021. In women’s singles, South Korea ‘s An Seyoung defeated top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-17, 21-19 to win the title. List of winners of the 2021 Indonesia Masters Men’s singles: Kento Momota (Japan) Women’s singles: An Seong (South Korea)

Men’s double: Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi (both Japan)
Women’s double: Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida (both Japan)
Mixed double: Dechapol Puwaranukroh and Sapsiri Terattanachai (both Thailand)

25.Odisha celebrates ‘Boita Bandana’ festival on Kartik Purnima

On Kartik Purnima , also known as Boita Bandana , is celebrated in various water bodies of Odisha . The festival is a maritime tradition celebrated as a testament to the maritime trade history of Kalinga, with merchants and sailors known as sadhabas crossing the borders with the Bay of Bengal such as Indonesia, Java, Sumatra and Bali. Traveled on boats (boats) to trade with distant island nations that shared. investor week 2021

BSE and NSE launched the celebrations of the globally popular event “ World Investor Week 2021 ”. Under this event, they will conduct many educational activities. Central Depository Services (India) Ltd (CDSL) during 21-28 November, 2021 under the aegis of SEBI and International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO )Also celebrating World Investor Week. World Investors Week is a week-long global celebration promoted by IOSCO. It is celebrated across India to raise awareness on the importance of investor education and protection. Market infrastructure institutions (MIIs) such as stock exchanges, clearing corporations and depositories will conduct educational activities during the week-long celebrations. National Stock Exchange (NSE) participated in the ‘ Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy ‘ event with an aim to raise awareness on the importance of investor education and protection . During the event, focused awareness sessions will be held for new investors in the securities markets as well as trading members for the past two years.