Current Affairs 9th November 2021, Daily GK Update
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Punjab became 1st Indian state to approve Tissue Culture-Based Seed Potato Rules
- On November 7, 2021, 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 centre.
- 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‘.
- Governor: Banwarilal Purohit
- Capital: Chandigarh
- Chief minister: Charanjit Singh Channi
Tripura developed the country’s first-ever bamboo made cricket bat, stumps
- Bamboo and Cane Development Institute (BCDI) of Tripura along with the North East Centre of Technology Application and Reach (NECTAR) claimed to have developed the country’s first-ever bamboo-made cricket bat maintaining all the standard protocols used for manufacturing cricket bats.
- These bats could be used in all forms of cricket. The most preferred wood for the production of cricket bats is willow. The company’s CEO recently gave Biplab Kumar Deb a demonstration of the product.
- Chief Minister: Biplab Kumar Deb
- Governor: Satyadeo Narain Arya
IBM launched a client innovation center in Mysuru
- IBM Corp. launched a client innovation centre in Mysuru with support from the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM).
- 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.
- Aim: to attract companies to set up operations in cities beyond Bengaluru.
Ministry of Civil Aviation declared Srinagar airport as major airport
- Ministry of Civil Aviation declared Srinagar airport as a ‘major airport’ under Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Act, 2008 (AERA) in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (i) of Section 2 of Airports Economic Authority Act, 2008.
- The move will allow AERA to determine the tariff, including development fee and passenger service fee, for aeronautical services at the Srinagar airport.
Global Drug Policy Index 2021: India ranked 18 out; Norway topped
- India ranked 18out 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.
- The Global Drug Policy Index, a new tool that offers the first-ever data-driven global analysis of 30 countries’ drug policies and their implementation in a systematic, comprehensive and transparent manner.
List of India’s Rank Different Index 2021
- Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021: 46th
- Henley Passport index 2021: 90th
- Global Hunger Index 2021: 101st
- Global Food Security Index 2021: 71st
- 2021 Mercer CFS Global Pension Index (MCGPI) survey: 40th
- World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021: 79th
- ‘Five years on: Global climate tech investment trends since the Paris Agreement’ report: 9th
Banking and Financial
SBI launched ‘Video Life Certificate’ service for pensioners
- The State Bank of India has launched a video life certificate service for pensioners. This new facility will allow pensioners to submit their life certificates via video from their homes.
- This facility is available for pensioners (other than family pensioners). It is important for pensioners and family pensioners to submit their life certificates before November 30 every year to avoid their pensions getting suspended.
About State Bank of India (SBI):
- Founded: 1 July 1955
- Headquarters: Mumbai
- Chairman: Dinesh Kumar Khara
- SBI MDs: Ashwani Bhatia, C.S. Setty, Swaminathan Janakiraman and Ashwini Kumar Tewari
ESAF SFB partnered with NABARD for local economic development
- ESAFSmall Finance Bank made a partnership with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for local economic development.
- Under the partnership, along with NABARD, the bank has organized a state-level Local Sustainable Economic Development Training Program to build financial literacy at basic levels.
About ESAF Small Finance Bank:
- Founded: 10 March 2017
- Headquarters: Thrissur, Kerala
- MD & CEO: Kadambelil Paul Thomas
Appointment and Resignation
Morinari Watanabe re-elected as President of International Gymnastics Federation
- Morinari Watanabe was re-elected as the President of 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.
About International Gymnastics Federation:
- Founded: 23 July 1881
- Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
Puneeth Rajkumar posthumously conferred the Basavashree Award 2021
- Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar will be posthumously conferred the Basavashree award 2021 by the Bruhanmutt.
- The award honours people for services to society in their respective fields by following the principles of Lord Basaveshwar. It is presented by Chitradurga Bruhanmutt since 1997.
- The award includes Rs 5 lakh cash and a memento. PT Usha (2009), Malala Yousufzai (2014), P Sainath (2016), Dr K Kasturirangan (2020) are some to win the award in recent times.
Australia and Canada will send Rover on Moon to search water in 2024
- Private companies in Australia and Canada in collaboration with University of Technology Sydney are all set to send a rover on the moon to hunt water by mid-2024.
- This will be the first rover with Australian-made components to make it to the Moon. It will be launched through the Hakuto lander made by ispace, a lunar robotic exploration company based in Japan.
- The rover will have an integrated robotic arm created by the private companies Stardust Technologies (based in Canada) and Australia’s EXPLOR Space Technology.
- Capital: Canberra
- Currency: Australian dollar
- Prime minister: Scott Morrison
Max Verstappen won Mexican GP 2021
- 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.
Note: List of 2021 F1 Race
- Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) Emilia Romagna GP, Monaco GP, French GP, Styrian GP, Austrian GP, Dutch GP, Belgian GP, United States GP, Mexican GP
- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes – UK), Bahrain GP, British GP, Portuguese GP, Spanish GP, Russian GP
- Sergio Perez (Red Bull – Mexico): Azerbaijan GP
- Esteban Ocon (Alpine-Renault – France): Hungarian GP
- Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren – Australia) : Italian GP
- Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes – Finland): Turkish GP
Rashid Khan became youngest bowler to take 400 T20 wickets
- Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan became the youngest bowler to take 400 T20 wickets during his team’s crucial Super 12 encounter against New Zealand in Dubai.
- Martin Guptill became Rashid’s 400th victim in T20 He is the 4th bowler to enter the 400 club after Dwayne Bravo (553), Sunil Narine (425) and Imran Tahir (420).
- Earlier, Rashid had become the fastest bowler to register 100 dismissals in Twenty20 Internationals during a T20 World Cup 2021 match against Pakistan.
Book and Author
A new book titled “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.
8 November: World Urbanism Day
- World Urbanism Day, also known as “World Town Planning Day”, is annually observed across the globe on 8th November to recognize and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities.
- The day aims to focus on the aims, objectives and progress of urban and regional planning across the globe. The celebration of World Urbanism Day is promoted by the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP).
9 November: National Legal Services Day
- 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.
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