Current Affairs November 22-30, 2021

  • Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy said Andhra Pradesh will have only one capital- Amravati.
  • G7 summit of Foreign and Development Ministers to be held in the United Kingdom in December 2021.
  • On World Fisheries Day Fisheries awards 2021 held in Bhubaneswar. Telangana has been awarded the best performer in Inland Fisheries. Andhra Pradesh has been awarded the best marine State in India.
  • The Indian President conferred awards to 342 cleanest cities of India at the ‘Swachh Amrit Mahotsav’ part of Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban 2.0. Chhattisgarh has been awarded as the ‘Cleanest State’ of India in ‘more than 100 Urban Local Bodies’ category. Indore has been awarded as the ‘Cleanest City’ of India in the  ‘more than 1 lakh population’ category.
  • INS Vishakhapatnam commissioned into the Indian Navy on November 21. It is the first stealth-guided missile destroyer ship of the P15B.
  • The Defence Ministry of India approved a Rs 5000 crore deal with Russia to manufacture 7.5 lakh AK-203 assault rifles in Amethi, UP.
  • As per the 2020 World Air Quality Report India accounted for 46 of the world’s 100 most polluted cities.
  • Indian Railways to launch Bharat Gaurav Trains to boost tourism.
  • NITI Aayog has launched the inaugural Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Urban Index & Dashboard (2021-22). Shimla topped the index followed by Coimbatore and Chandigarh.
  • China launched its 3rd Gaofen 11-03 high resolution satellite with an optical resolution comparable to top US spy satellites.
  • Patalpani railway station in Indore to be renamed as Tantya Mama railway station.
  • Some of the recipient of Gallantry Awards 2021:
  • Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman who received Vir Chakra.
  • The Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Vivek R Chaudhari received the Param Vishisht Seva Medal.
  • Col Santosh Babu received the Mahavir Chakra posthumously.
  • Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal was accorded with Shaurya Chakra (posthumously).
  • Sapper Prakash Jadhav from the Corps of Engineers has been accorded the second-highest peacetime gallantry award Kirti Chakra (posthumously).
  • Subedar Sanjiv Kumar of 4 Para Special Forces received Kirti Chakra posthumously.
  • ‘Tehran’ and ‘Call My Agent’ won big at the International Emmy Awards 2021. ‘Tehran’ wins the International Emmy Award for Drama Series. ‘Call My Agent- S.4’ wins International Emmy for Comedy.
  • Social Democrat Olaf Scholz likely to be next German Chancellor.
  • Odisha cabinet approves Odisha Electronics Policy 2021 for promoting the Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry in Odisha.
  • CBI Special Director Praveen Sinha has been elected as a delegate from Asia to the executive committee of the INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organisation).
  • IAF receives two Mirage 2000 fighters from France to boost amid border tensions with China and Pakistan.
  • NASA launched the first of its kind DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) Mission, the world’s first mission to test asteroid-deflection technology.
  • India Government and ADB signed a $300 million loan to improve primary healthcare in the urban areas of 13 states in the country.
  • India has been elected as a member of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for the 2021-25 term.
  • Pat Cummins became the first fast bowler to captain Australia’s test side full-time.
  • Dollar Seshadri, officer on special duty (OSD) at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD passed away at the age of 74 due to cardiac arrest.
  • Czech Republic President Milos Zeman appoints Petr Fiala as the new Prime Minister.

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