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11 Nov 2021 Current Affairs in English

Below we have provided the daily current affairs for 11 November 2021 covering the following news headlines: IBM, Wang Yaping, Srinagar, International Human Rights Foundation, World Science Day for Peace and Development, National logistics index 2021.

Daily Current Affairs updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily Current Affairs updates are the complete pack of the important news that is held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc.


Important Days

World Science Day for Peace and Development: 10 November

World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated each year on November 10 every year. This day is celebrated to highlight the important role that science play in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.

The year 2021 marks the 20th edition of World Science Day for Peace and Development. With climate change becoming a serious threat to the lives of billions of people and the planet, this year’s celebration will highlight the importance of “Building Climate-Ready Communities”.

International Week of Science and Peace 2021: 9-14 Nov

International Week of Science and Peace (IWOSP) is a global observance celebrated every year from November 9 to 14. The event is celebrated to encourage people to develop better technology and cultivate peace in their countries.

The annual celebration of this event contributes towards the promotion of science, technologies, and peace as well as generating awareness in the general public. The participation and awareness of the events contribute to the right application of science for promoting peace all through the year.

The International Week of Science and Peace was first observed in 1986 and the event was quite successful.

National

Punjab became 1st Indian state to approve Tissue Culture-Based Seed Potato Rules

The Punjab Cabinet headed by chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi approved the ‘Punjab Tissue Culture Based Seed Potato Rules-2021’ to develop Punjab as a standard potato seed center.

With this decision, Punjab has become the first Indian state to have the facility of tissue culture-based certification, which will develop the Jalandhar-Kapurthala belt of Punjab as the export hub of potatoes.

The Cabinet also approved to introduce the ‘Punjab Horticulture Nursery Bill-2021’ by amending ‘Punjab Fruit Nursery Act-1961‘. 

Useful notes for all competitive exams:

  • Punjab Governor: Banwarilal Purohit;
  • Punjab Capital: Chandigarh;
  • Punjab Chief minister: Charanjit Singh Channi.

Srinagar joins UNESCO network of creative cities

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, is among the 49 cities selected worldwide to join the UNESCO creative cities network (UCCN).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the inclusion as a “fitting recognition” for the vibrant cultural ethos of the old city. It has been designated as a creative city of craft and folk arts, UNESCO.

These 49 cities were added to the network of 246 cities following their designation by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, in recognition of “their commitment to placing culture and creativity at the heart of their development and to sharing knowledge and good practices”.

International

Wang Yaping becomes first Chinese woman astronaut to walk in space

China had launched the Shenzhou-13 spaceship on October 16, sending three astronauts on a six-month mission to the under-construction space station which was expected to be ready by next year.

Wang Yaping became the first Chinese woman astronaut to walk in space as she moved out of the under-construction space station and took part in extravehicular activities for over six hours along with her male colleague Zhai Zhigang.

The two moved out of the space station core module called Tianhe and spent 6.5 hours of the spacewalk in the early.

Appointments

IHRF appoints Daniel del Valle as the High Representative for Youth

The International Human Rights Foundation (IHRF) has appointed the Spaniard Daniel del Valle as the High Representative for Youth due to his achievements in the thematic area of youth empowerment and youth participation for the United Nations.IHRF, a non-governmental and non-profit institution.

Daniel del Valle brings to the International Human Rights Foundation his ongoing experience of serving as Policy Advisor to the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations in New York.

Useful notes for all competitive exams:

  • International Human Rights Foundation Chairman: Garry Kasparov;
  • International Human Rights Foundation Founder: Thor Halvorssen Mendoza;
  • International Human Rights Foundation Founded: 2005;
  • International Human Rights Foundation HQ: New York, USA.

Morinari Watanabe re-elected as President of FIG

Morinari Watanabe was re-elected as the President of the International Gymnastics Federation or Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) for a period of three years.

Morinari Watanabe defeated Azerbaijan’s contender Farid Gayibov, in the FIG President election that was held during a conference in Turkey. Earlier, He was elected as the President of FIG in 2016 for a 4-year term.

Useful notes for all competitive exams:

  • International Gymnastics Federation Founded: 23 July 1881;
  • International Gymnastics Federation Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.

Banking

RBI launches 1st Global Hackathon named HARBINGER 2021

The Reserve Bank of India has launched its first global hackathon named “HARBINGER 2021 – Innovation for Transformation”. The theme of HARBINGER 2021 is ‘Smarter Digital Payments’.

The Hackathon invites participants to identify and develop solutions that have the potential to make digital payments accessible to the under-served, enhance the ease of payments and user experience while strengthening the security of digital payments and promote customer protection.

Ranks and Reports

Global Drug Policy Index 2021: India ranked 18th

India ranked 18th out of 30 countries in the 1st edition of the Global Drug Policy Index which was released by the Harm Reduction Consortium in November 2021.

The index ranked Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, the United Kingdom (UK), and Australia as the top 5 countries on humane and health-driven drug policies.

Here is the list of the top 5 and bottom 5 countries:

RankCountry
1Norway
2New Zealand
3Portugal
4UK
5Australia
26Mexico
27Kenya
28Indonesia
29Uganda
30Brazil

National logistics index 2021 released

The Logistics Ease Across Different States 2021 Index was recently published by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. This is the third edition of the Index.

In the index, Gujarat, Haryana, and Punjab emerged as the best performing states with respect to mobility of goods and efficiency of the logistics chain. This index provides ranking to states on the basis of logistics infrastructure.

Key Points of the Index:

  • Gujarat, Haryana and Punjab are the best performing states (Top 3 slot respectively)
  • Tamil Nadu (4th) and Maharashtra (5th) are among the top-5 slot.
  • Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand have witnessed a significant improvement as compared to the 2019 LEADS ranking. These states have emerged as the top improvers.

Business

Junio ties up with RuPay for debit cards for pre-teens, teenagers

Children-focussed fintech, Junio has launched a smart multipurpose card for pre-teens and teenagers on the RuPay platform. The Junio RuPay Card is designed for kids and can function as a debit card for both their online and offline purchases.

Kids and parents can sign up on the Junio app, and use virtual Junio smart cards with zero annual charges. Junio Smart Card will allow youngsters to make online & offline payments with ease.

Kids and parents can sign up on the Junio app, and use virtual Junio smart cards with zero annual charges. In addition, children can enjoy up to seven percent cashback and other reward benefits on Junio payments. The newly launched Junio Smart Card powered by RuPay will allow youngsters to make online and offline payments with ease.

Sports

Rohit Sharma becomes 3rd cricketer to score 3,000 runs in men’s T20Is

Indian batter Rohit Sharma has completed 3000 T20I runs and became the third cricketer in the world to achieve this feat. Rohit reached the 3000 run mark in the ICC men’s T20 World Cup match against Namibia.

Virat Kohli is at the top of the tally with 3227 runs, which is followed by New Zealand’s Martin Guptill & India’s Rohit Sharma with 3115 and 3008 runs respectively.

ICC Players of the Month for October revealed

Pakistan’s Asif Ali and Ireland’s Laura Delany have been voted the ICC Players of the Month for October.

Ali beat Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and Namibia’s David Wiese to the men’s award, and Delany beat teammate Gaby Lewis and Zimbabwe’s Mary-Anne Musonda to the women’s prize.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) presents the ICC Player of the Month to recognize male and female cricketers who have best performed across all forms of international cricket in a particular month.

The first award was given in January 2021. Given below is the list of winners

MonthsMen’s Player of the MonthWomen’s Player of the Month
JanuaryRishabh Pant (India)Shabnim Ismail (South Africa)
FebruaryRavichandran Ashwin (India)Tammy Beaumont (England)
MarchBhuvneshwar Kumar (India)Lizelle Lee (South Africa)
AprilBabar Azam (Pakistan)Alyssa Healy (Australia)
MayMushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)Kathryn Bryce (Scotland)
JuneDevon Conway (New Zealand)Sophie Ecclestone (England)
JulyShakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)
AugustJoe Root (England)Eimear Richardson (Ireland)
SeptemberSandeep Lamichhane (Nepal)Heather Knight (England)
OctoberAsif Ali (Pakistan)Laura Delany (Ireland)

Science and Technology

IBM launched a client innovation center in Mysuru

IBM Corp. launched a client innovation center in Mysuru with support from the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) to attract companies to set up operations in cities beyond Bengaluru.

This initiative aims at supporting the rapid, high-tech-driven economic growth in tier-2 and -3 regions while providing comprehensive hybrid cloud and AI technology consulting capabilities.

Useful notes for all competitive exams:

  • IBM Corp. CEO: Arvind Krishna;
  • IBM Corp. Headquarters: Armonk, New York, United States;
  • IBM Corp. Founded: 16 June 1911.

Books and Authors

“MODERN INDIA: For Civil Services and Other Competitive Examinations” authored by Poonam Dalal Dahiya

Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister (CM) of Haryana released the book titled “MODERN INDIA: For Civil Services and Other Competitive Examinations” authored by Poonam Dalal Dahiya, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Gurugram.

During the launch event, Poonam Dalal Dahiya gifted the first copy of the book to CM Manohar Lal Khatta The book offers comprehensive information on the history of modern India.


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