Thursday, November 25, 2021

DAILY GK: 23,24 NOV 2021

 DAILY GK: 23, 24 NOV 2021

1.       SWACHH SURVEKSHAN 2021 AWARDS

·         For the 5th consecutive year, Indore, Madhya Pradesh (MP), was awarded the title of India’s Cleanest City under SS 2021.

·         Surat, Gujarat and Vijayawada,  Andhra Pradesh, bagged the 2nd and 3rd spots respectively in the ‘more than 1 lakh population’ category .
Vita, Lonavala, and Sasvad, cities from Maharashtra bagged the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions respectively in the India’s cleanest cities under ‘less than 1 lakh population’ category.
In SS 2021, Maharashtra bagged the highest number of awards i.e. a total of 92 awards.

·         Star rating system: A total of 9 cities – Indore, Surat, New Delhi Municipal Council, Navi Mumbai, Ambikapur, Mysuru, Noida, Vijayawada and Patan- have been certified as 5 star cities while 143 cities have been certified as 3 star.

 

2.       ICC PERMANENT CEO 

·         Geoff Allardice (Australia) has been appointed as Permanent Chief Executive Officer  (CEO) of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

·         Geoff Allardice has replaced Manu Sawhney, who had resigned from his position in July 2021.

·         ICC expanded the total participation teams in the T20 World Cup, from the current 16 team format to 20 team format, for 2024, 2026, 2028 and 2030 editions.

 

3.       BULGARIAN PRESIDENT RUMEN RADEV WINS

·         The President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev (58) won a second term for 5 years in the presidential run-off with 66% votes in his favor.

·         Bulgaria Capital– Sofia,Currency– Bulgarian lev

 

4.       NEW PRIME MINISTER OF SUDAN

·         Abdalla Hamdok was reappointed as the Prime Minister of Sudan .

·         Before becoming prime minister, Hamdok worked for the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank and as a special adviser at the Trade and Development Bank in Ethiopia.

·         Sudan Capital – Khartoum

 

5.       LEWIS HAMILTON WINS QATAR GRAND PRIX 2021

·         Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (United Kingdom) won the inaugural edition of Qatar Grand Prix 2021 that was organised at Losail International Circuit.

·         In September 2021, Lewis Hamilton became the 1st Formula-One driver in the history to reach 100 wins, after winning the Russian Grand Prix (GP).

 

6.       BOOK “RESOLVED: UNITING NATIONS IN A DIVIDED WORLD” ­BAN KI-MOON

·         A book titled ‘Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World’  is an autobiography of the Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. 

·         Ban Ki-moon served as the 8th Secretary- General of the United Nations for a two 5-year term (2007-2016).

·         Other books Books- ‘Building a Better Future for All’; ‘Time of Test, Era of Opportunity’

 

7.       WORLD FISHERIES DAY 2021 - 21ST NOVEMBER 

·         The World Fisheries Day is annually celebrated across the world on 21st November to recognise the contributions of millions of fish farmers, and people involved with the fishery trade across the globe.

·         The award ceremony for World Fisheries Day 2021 is conducted at Convention Centre, Odisha Secretariat, Bhubaneswar 

 

8.       WORLD TELEVISION DAY 2021 – NOVEMBER 21

·         United Nations(UN)’s World Television Day is annually observed across the world on November 21st to recognise the impact of television on decision making by highlighting the attention on conflicts, threats to peace and security and its role in enhancing the focus on major issues like economic and social issues.

 

9.       BIENNIAL TRILATERAL EXERCISE – ‘DOSTI’ 

·         15th edition of the Maldives, India, and Sri Lanka biennial Trilateral Exercise ‘Dosti’ was conducted in Maldives .The Exercise is conducted biennially among the Coast Guards of the 3 countries.

·         The exercise was initiated in 1991, between the Indian & Maldivean Coast Guards. Sri Lanka joined the exercise for the first time in 2012.

 

10.    DOORDARSHAN & AIR WON ABU-UNESCO T4P MEDIA AWARDS 2021

·         ‘Living on the edge – The coastal lives’ and DEAFinitely Leading the Way produced by All India Radio(AIR) and Doordarshan respectively have won the ABU – UNESCO Together for Peace (T4P) Media Awards 2021 held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia .

·         Living on the edge – The coastal lives of AIR explore the life of the fishermen community living in Visakhapatnam.

·         DEAFinitely Leading the Way of Doordarshan is a program on the journey of a specially-abled child which aims to motivate the specially-abled persons to live their life with dignity.

 

11.    49TH INTERNATIONAL EMMY

·         The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 49th International Emmy Awards (2021) over the event organised at the Great Hall of Casa Cipriani in New York City, United States of America(USA).

·         The Israeli thriller “Tehran” produced by the Kan public broadcaster has won the International Emmy Award 2021 for Drama Series.

·         Hayley Squires (UK) won the International Emmy award 2021 for Best Performance by an Actress for her role as British porn star Jolene Dollar in Adult Material.

·         David Tennant(UK) won the Best Performance by an Actor for portraying serial killer Dennis Nilsen in Des.

 

12.    1ST INDIAN TO BE HONOURED WITH KNIGHTHOOD OF PARTE GUELFA IN FLORENCE, ITALY

·         Keralite Dr S K Sohan Roy, the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and founder of Aries Group of Companies has become the first Indian to be honoured with the Knighthood of Parte Guelfa for his humanitarian and Environmental protection efforts in business and movies.

·         The Guelph part is concerned with environmental protection and the knighthood is recognised as the protector of the World Environment.

 

13.    INDIRA GANDHI PRIZE FOR PEACE, DISARMAMENT AND DEVELOPMENT 2021 

·         Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2021 is awarded to Pratham, a civil society organization (CSO) which is dedicated to improving the quality of education among underprivileged children in India and across the world.

·         The award is given to individuals or organisations who work towards ensuring international peace and development and creating new international economic order.

 

14.    NICOLAE CIUCA IS NEW PM OF ROMANIA

·         The President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis nominated former army general Nicolae Ciuca as the new Prime Minister (PM) of the country.

·         Romania, one of the European Union’s member countries has been in political paralysis since a centrist coalition government splintered in September 2021.

 

15.    SYED MUSHTAQ ALI T20 TROPHY 

·         Tamil Nadu cricket team won their second consecutive Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy after defeating Karnataka in the finals that was held at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

·         Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, is an annual Twenty 20 (T20) cricket tournament conducted since 2006/07

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