Current affairs are one of the inevitable and compulsive topics in almost every competitive examination. It is inevitable for an aspirant to get updated on daily current affairs happening around the world. Daily newspaper reading and follow-ups are necessary for comprehending these current affairs sections. This article has provided the top weekly current affairs from November 08 to 14, 2021, which will help all aspirants improve scores in their competitive examinations like PSC, SSC, RRB, and Banking.
Top Current Affairs for all Competitive Exams 2021 November 08 to 14
Here is the list of top current affairs of the week November 08 to 14, 2021, which will be helpful for all competitive examinations like PSC, SSC, RRB, Banking, etc.
Revised fee rates fixed by the Govt of Kerala for access to information under RTI
- Revised fee rates fixed by the Govt of Kerala for access to information under Right to Information Act.
- To get information in A4 size paper – Rs. 3/- per page (Earlier it was Rs. 2/-)
- To get information through electronic media including CDs – Rs. 75/ (Earlier it was Rs. 50/-)
Center for Nationwide Carbon Neutral Model in Wayanad
- The Central Government is planning to implement the ‘Carbon Neutral’ model developed by Meenangadi Panchayat in Wayanad nationwide.
- An eco-friendly model of Kerala to be implemented by the Central Government nationwide after the Climate Summit 2021 Carbon Neutral Model (Meenangadi, Wayanad).
- The decision came after India’s stance at a global summit in Glasgow to discuss climate change drew world attention.
- It is based on the assessment that local governments can play a significant role in preventing the spread of carbon from vehicles and other sources.
Kerala’s first Caravan Tourism Project was inaugurated at Shankumugham
- Kerala’s first Caravan Tourism Project was inaugurated at Shankumugham (Thiruvananthapuram)
- The two major components of this activity are tourism caravans and caravan parks.
- While the first involves specially built vehicles for travel, leisure, and stay, the parks are designated places to park the vehicles and enable the visitors to spend a night or a day or station for an extended period to explore the destination.
- Caravan tourism will also promote Responsible Tourism activities for the benefit of the local communities while promoting eco-friendly practices and market for local products.
Nadaswaram artiste Thiruvizha Jayashankar awarded Chembai Puraskaram
- Eminent nadaswaram artiste Thiruvizha Jayashankar has won the Sree Guruvayurappan Chembai Puraskaram instituted by the Guruvayur Devaswom in connection with Guruvayur Ekadasi.
- The award is given in honour of his contribution to the field of nadaswaram for the last seven decades.
- The award carries a purse of ₹50,001, gold locket and citation.
- It will be presented to him at the inaugural of the 47th Chembai music festival to be held on November 29.
Teenage Indian brothers win Children’s Peace Prize for waste project
- Two Delhi-based teenage brothers Vihaan (17) and Nav Agarwal (14) have won the 17th annual KidsRights International Children’s Peace Prize for tackling pollution in their home city by recycling household waste.
- The duo received the prestigious award from Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi.
- The International Children’s Peace Prize is given annually by the International children’s rights organization KidsRights based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
M Mukundan Bags 2021 JCB Prize for His Book ‘Delhi: A Soliloquy’
- Author M Mukundan won the 2021 JCB prize for Literature, for his book ‘Delhi: A Soliloquy’.
- The book, which has originally been written in Malayalam has been translated into English by Fathima EV and Nandakumar K.
- The novel, published by Westland, is a story about Delhi through the eyes of its Malayali youth protagonists.
- Mukundan received the Prize trophy, which is a sculpture by Delhi artist duo Thukral and Tagra entitled ‘Mirror Melting’, and he will receive a prize amount of Rs 25 lakh.
- This is the third translation to have won the JCB award in the last four years.
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.
- Tajamul 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.
India bags 5 medals at inaugural ISSF President’s Cup
- India finished the inaugural ISSF President’s Cup with five medals, including two Gold, two Silver and one Bronze.
- The invitation-only tournament was held at the Wroclaw in Poland, featuring the top-12 shooters in each of the shotgun, pistol and rifle categories.
- India’s Manu Bhaker bagged two gold medals.
- 25m Rapid Fire pistol Mixed Team competition: Manu Bhaker
- 10m air pistol mixed team competition: Manu Bhaker
- Women’s 25m pistol silver individual competition: Rahi Sarnobat
- Men’s 10m Air Pistol individual competition: Saurabh Chaudhary
- Men’s 10m Air Pistol individual competition: Abhishek Verma
India’s first National Yogasana Sports Championships setup in Bhubaneswar
- India’s first Physical National Yogasana Championships has been organised in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from November 11-13, 2021.
- The National Yogasana Sports Championships 2021-22 has been organised by the National Yogasana Sports Federation (NYSF) in association with the Odisha state.
- The event aims to promote yoga and create a global brand around it, portraying it as a competitive sport with high standards and benchmarks.
Women’s cricket to make its debut in Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
- The first matches for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have been announced.
- Women’s cricket is making its debut at the Commonwealth Games with the T20 format.
- The last time cricket was played in the multi-sporting showpiece was in the 1998 edition in Kuala Lumpur.
- The women’s cricket T20 competition will be held at the Edgbaston Stadium from the 29 July, with the bronze and gold medal matches taking place on 7 August.
Australia wins their maiden T20 World Cup title
- Australia won their maiden T20 World Cup title as they defeated New Zealand in the final by 8 wickets.
- Mitchell Marsh was named as the player of the match.
- ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 had begun on 17th October 2021 at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground, the final match commenced on 14th November in Dubai when the tournament’s two best teams Australia and New Zealand met in a decider.
- The event which was to be held in India shifted to UAE and Oman due to the COVID-19 situation in India.
- BCCI, however, will continue to be the host of the event.
Professor Bimal Patel of India elected to International Law Commission
- Professor Bimal Patel of India has been elected to the International Law Commission for a period of five-year.
- His five-year term will start from January 1, 2023.
- Prof Patel is the Vice-Chancellor of Rashtriya Raksha University and a Member of the National Security Advisory Board of India.
- The 51-year-old Patel secured 163 votes in the UN General Assembly out of 192 members.
- This was the highest votes received by a candidate in the Asia-Pacific Group.
P.C. Mody made Rajya Sabha Secretary General
- 1982-batch retired IRS officer and former chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Pramod Chandra Mody was appointed new Secretary General Rajya Sabha, replacing P.P.K. Ramacharyulu.
- Ramacharyulu meanwhile has been reassigned as an advisor for one year term.
- Ramacharyulu has now been appointed as an advisor in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat.
Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar named as next Chief of the Naval Staff
- Malayali Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar has been named as the next Chief of the Naval Staff by the Government of India.
- He is presently posted as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command.
- He will take on the new role with effect from November 30, 2021.
- He will replace the incumbent Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, who will complete his tenure on November 30, 2021.
China launched 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.
USA becomes 101st member country of International Solar Alliance
- The United States of America (USA) has joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA) as a member country.
- The U.S is now the 101st country to sign the framework agreement of the ISA. The framework agreement was formally signed by John Kerry the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy.
- ISA Headquarters: Gurugram.
- ISA Founded: 30 November 2015.
- ISA Founded: Paris, France.
- ISA Director-General: Ajay Mathur.
Fumio Kishida re-elected as Prime Minister of Japan
- Fumio Kishida, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has been re-elected as the Prime Minister (PM) of Japan following the victory of the LDP in the 2021 Parliament election.
- Fumio Kishida succeeded Yoshihide Suga who resigned as PM of Japan in September 2021.
- Elected just over a month ago by parliament, Kishida called a quick election in which his governing party secured 261 seats in the 465-member lower house , the more powerful of Japan’s two-chamber legislature, enough to maintain a free hand in pushing legislation through parliament.
Daniel Bruhl named as Goodwill Ambassador of UN-World Food Program
- Spanish-German Actor Daniel Brühl has been named the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme (UN-WFP).
- 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.
- United Nations World Food Programme Founded: 1961 (Headquarters: Rome, Italy ; Executive Director: David Beasley)
Malayali Justice K S Hemalekha takes oath Karnataka High Court judge
- Malayali Justice K S Hemalekha takes oath Karnataka High Court judge
- Malayali K.S Hemalekha was recently appointed as the Additional Judge of Karnataka High Court.
- Three additional judges of the Karnat1aka High Court – Justices Anant Ramanath Hegde, K S Hemalekha and S Rachaiah – were administered the oath of office recently.
- Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot administered the oath to the newly inducted additional judges.
Dinraj wins State Cartoon Award 2019-20 instituted by the Kerala LalithakalaAkademi
- Dinraj of Valapad has won the State cartoon award 2019-20 instituted by the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi.
- The award carries a purse of ₹50,000 and citation.
- The cartoon titled ‘Raja and Maharaja’ has won him the award.
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