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10 Nov 2021 Daily Current Affairs Updates in English

Important Days

National Legal Services Day: 09 November

In India, 09 November is celebrated as “National Legal Services Day” every year by all Legal Services Authorities, to commemorate the enactment of the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987.

The Day is celebrated to make people aware of the various provisions under the Legal Services Authorities Act and the right of the litigants. On 11 October 1987, the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987 was enacted, while the act took effect on 9 November 1995.

The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) was constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 on 5 December 1995, to provide free Legal Services to the weaker sections of the society and to organize Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes.

National

PM Modi dedicates to the nation multiple National Highway and Road projects

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated various National Highway and Road projects to the nation in the temple town of Pandharpur in Maharashtra, through video conference.

These initiatives are aimed at improving connectivity in the region to facilitate the hassle-free and safe movement of devotees.

The four-lane of five sections of Sreesanth Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Marg (NH-965) and four-lane of three sections of Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Marg (NH-965G).

The Sreesanth Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Marg will be completed in five phases at estimated costs of more than Rs. 6690 crore while Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Marg will be completed in three phases at estimated costs of about Rs. 4400 crore. The project also includes the construction of dedicated walkways for ‘Palkhi’ on either side of these National Highways

Meghalaya approves creation of new district named Eastern West Khasi Hills District

The Meghalaya Cabinet has approved the proposal of the creation of a new district called Eastern West Khasi Hills district. The new district has been formed by upgrading the Mairang civil sub-division.

Mairang will now be a sub-division under the West Khasi Hills district. The new district will be inaugurated on November 10, 2021, by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma. This will increase the total number of districts in the state to 12.

This move will help in ensuring that the administration will remain closer to the people. It will also ensure that the implementation of several schemes is more effective.

Useful notes for all competitive exams:

  • Meghalaya Capital: Shillong.
  • Meghalaya Governor: Satya Pal Malik.
  • Meghalaya Chief minister: Conrad Sangma.

International

China launched the world’s 1st Earth Science Satellite named “Guangmu”

China has launched the world’s first Earth-science satellite, Guangmu or SDGSAT-1 into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern Shanxi Province.

The satellite was launched by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and developed by the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS).

Guangmu was launched by a Long March-6 carrier rocket which is the 395th flight mission. SDGSAT-1 is the first satellite customized according to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which was adopted in 2015 with 17 SDGs for peace and prosperity.

Useful notes for all competitive exams:

  • China Capital: Beijing;
  • China Currency: Renminbi;
  • China President: Xi Jinping.

Appointments

Rajib Kumar Mishra has been given charge as PTC India’s CMD

Rajib Kumar Mishra shall exercise the power of chairman and managing director of PTC India Ltd, subsequent to relieving of Deepak Amitabh.

PTC India Ltd. (formerly known as Power Trading Corporation of India Limited), was incorporated in 1999 to undertake the trade of power to achieve economic efficiency & security of supply & to develop a vibrant power market in the country.

Mishra joined PTC India in 2011 as executive director and is now a whole-time director since February 2015. Currently, he is director (business development and marketing), in PTC India. Additionally, he is holding the post of managing director of PTC Energy.

Useful notes for all competitive exams:

  • PTC India Ltd Founded: 16 April 1999.

Economy

Brickwork Ratings Projects India’s GDP at 10-10.5% in FY22

Domestic credit rating agency Brickwork Ratings has estimated the gross domestic product (GDP) of India at 10-10.5 percent in the current financial year, i.e. in 2021-22 (FY22). Earlier this was estimated at 9 percent.

Brickwork Ratings is a SEBI registered Credit Rating Agency with headquarter in Bengaluru. It expects the GDP growth for Q2 FY22 to be at 8.3 percent (year-on-year), on the back of a 7.4 percent contraction in Q2FY21. The country’s GDP grew at 20.1 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2022.

Summits and Conferences

3rd Goa Maritime Conclave 2021 Begins

The third edition of Goa Maritime Conclave (GMC) 2021 has been organized by the Indian Navy from November 07 to 09, 2021 at Naval War College, Goa.

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh would chair the conclave. The theme for 2021 GMC is “Maritime Security and Emerging Non-Traditional Threats: A Case for Proactive Role for IOR Navies”.

14th edition of Cyber security conference to be inaugurated by Bipin Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat will inaugurate the 14th edition of ‘c0c0n’, an annual Hacking and Cyber Security Briefing, which will be held virtually from Nov 10-13.

The conference, which is being conducted by Kerala Police in association with two non-profit organizations, Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB) and Information Security Research Association (ISRA), would primarily discuss online scams and defenses during the lockdown period. The theme of this year’s ‘c0c0n’ is Improvise, Adapt and Overcome.

Sports

Manika Batra & Archana Kamath clinches WTT Contender Table Tennis Tournament

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.

The Indian pair defeated the Puerto Rican team of Melanie Diaz and Adriana Diaz, 11-3, 11-8, 12-10 to win the title.

Meanwhile, Manika Batra also claimed a bronze medal in the women’s singles title after Wang Yidi of China defeated her by 2-4 (11-7, 7-11, 13-11, 10-12, 11-7, 11-5).

Max Verstappen wins 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix

Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) has won the 2021 Mexico City Grand Prix held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City.

Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) stood second while Sergio Perez (Mexico- Red Bull) came third. Perez became the first Mexican to stand on his home podium at a jubilant Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Sankalp Gupta becomes 71st Indian Grandmaster

Sankalp Gupta has become India’s 71st Grandmaster by scoring 6.5 points and finishing second in the GM Ask 3 round-robin event in Arandjelovac, Serbia.

The Maharashtra player also touched the 2500 Elo rating mark during the tournament. To achieve the GM title, a player has to secure three GM norms and cross the live rating of 2,500 Elo points.

India’s Tajamul Islam Wins Gold Medal In World Kickboxing Championship

13-year-old Tajamul Islam is the first Kashmiri girl to have represented India and won the gold medal in the under-14 age category in World Kickboxing Championship held at Cairo in Egypt.

Islam defeated Argentina’s Lalina in the final. She was born in Tarkpora, a remote village in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Tajamul is also a brand ambassador of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme.

Books and Authors

A new book titled “An Economist at Home and Abroad: A Personal Journey” by Shankar Acharya

Noted Economist and former Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India, Dr. Shankar Acharya has authored a new book titled “An Economist at Home and Abroad: A Personal Journey”.

The book features the professional and personal life of the most accomplished policy economist Dr. Shankar Acharya.


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