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DAILY CA: 2 NOV 2021

 DAILY CA: 2 NOV 2021

1.         16TH G20 SUMMIT

·           Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Italy and participated in the 16th G20 (Group of Twenty) Leaders’ Summit, which was held in Rome, Italy.

·           Theme: The 2021 G20 is under the Italian Presidency. It is focusing on three broad, interconnected pillars of action: People, Planet, and Prosperity.

·           Other G20 leaders who have participated in the summit include US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and summit host Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

·           The G20 committed to the Paris Agreement goal to hold the global average temperature increase well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

·           G20 have reaffirmed their full support for the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Global Network and recognise that effective implementation of Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation (AML/CFT/CPF).



·           As per the provisional ‘State of the Global Climate 2021 report’ released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the past seven years from 2015 to 2021 (1st 9-months) set to be witnessed the Warmest years on record. This increase in temperature is caused mainly due to the increase in atmospheric Greenhouse Gas (GHG) concentrations.

·           2021 will be between the 5 and 7 warmest year on record and that 2015 to 2021 will be the seven warmest years on record.

·           The report is based on the data of first nine months of the year 2021 and the Global mean temperature in 2021 (1st 9-months) was 1.09°C above the 1850-1900 levels.Ocean Level – Top 2000-meter layer of the ocean reached a record high temperature in 2020.

·           Ocean absorbed around 23% of global anthropogenic CO2 to the atmosphere and so is becoming more acidic.

·           WMO Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland,Secretary-General – Petteri Taalas



·           The Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav has launched an online dashboard- the “Climate Equity Monitor” (CME) to assess equity in climate action, inequalities in emissions ,energy and resource consumption across the world. It was launched in the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26 (Conference of Parties) 2021 in Glasgow (United Kingdom).

·            United Nations Climate Change Conference or  COP26 2021,Location: Glasgow, Scotland ( United Kingdom)



·           The Senior Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) team for deaf secured 1st position in 1st World Deaf Judo Championship 2021 organised in Paris Versailles, France .The championship is organized by the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD).

·           From the Indian team, Rakshanda Mehak (J&K) won the Bronze Medal. She has defeated the South Korean team in the semifinal.

·           The National Girls Team secured the Bronze medal.


5.         WORLD CITIES DAY 2021 – OCTOBER 31

·           The United Nations (UN)’s World Cities Day(WCD) is annually observed across the globe on October 31st to promote the importance of community’s interest in global urbanization and to advance the cooperation among the countries .

·           The Global theme of World Cities Day 2021 is “Adapting Cities for Climate Resilience”. 

·           The general theme of World Cities Day is Better City, Better Life



·           Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) is annually observed across India on 31st October to mark the birth anniversary of Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel, endeared as ‘Sardar’, the First Deputy Prime Minister of India and the first Home Minister of India.

·           The day aims to acknowledge and honour the legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was also known as the Iron Man of India. 

·           Statue of Unity in Gujarat, is a colossal statue of India’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is the world’s tallest statue, with a height of 182 metres (around 597 feet).


7.         WORLD THRIFT DAY 2021 – OCTOBER 31 

·           World Thrift Day, also known as World Savings Day, is annually observed across the globe on 31st October to create awareness about the importance of savings and financial security of individuals and the nation as a whole.

·           India celebrates World Thrift Day on 30th October to ensure that the celebration of the day does not coincide with the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

·           The WSBI is one of the largest international banking associations and the only global representative of savings and retail banking.It was earlier named as International Savings Banks Institute. Headquarters– Brussels, Belgium



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