Saturday, November 27, 2021

DAILY GK: 26,27 NOV 2021

 DAILY GK: 26 , 27 NOV 2021

1.         2021 ACCESS TO SEEDS INDEX

·           As per the 2021 Access to Seeds Index, which is launched as part of World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), India is one among the 6 South and South-East Asian countries that attracts most investments in the domestic seed sector from the global seed industry.

·           The 2021 Access to Seeds Index ranks 31 seeds companies (13 global and 18 regional companies selling vegetable and field crop) in South and South-East Asia.

·           East-West Seed company ranked 1st in list.

 

2.         INDIA’S TOP 10 POLICE STATIONS FOR 2021

·           Sadar Bazar Police Station (PSin Delhi has topped the annual list of India’s Top 10 Police Stations for 2021 released by the Ministry of Home Affairs(MoHA).

·           Gangapur PS in Ganjam, Odisha is adjudged as 2nd best followed by Bhattu Kalan PS, Fatehabad, Haryana as the 3rd best.

·           The ranking process assesses the performance of police stations on parameters like handling of property offences, crime against women, crime against weaker sections, missing persons cases, infrastructure, approachability of personnel and feedback of citizens etc.

 

3.         KUWAIT REAPPOINTS SHEIKH SABAH AL-KHALID AS PRIME MINISTER

·           Kuwait reappointed Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah as the Prime Minister (PM) of the country, he has already been the PM since  2019.

·           He was reappointed by an Emiri order (Head of the State) issued by Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah.

·           Kuwait is an emirate, the Emir is the head of state and the Al Sabah is the ruling family which dominates the country’s political system.

·           Kuwait Currency- Dinar.

 

4.         INDIA’S 1ST PRIVATELY BUILT CRYOGENIC ROCKET ENGINE TEST-FIRED

·           Skyroot Aerospace, a space technology startup based in Hyderabad, has successfully test-fired Dhawan-1, India’s first privately developed fully cryogenic rocket engine.

·           The rocket engine Dhawan-1 is named after Satish Dhawan, an Indian rocket scientist.

·           Dhawan-1 is a completely ‘Made-in-India’ cryogenic engine, developed using 3D printing with a superalloy.

 

5.         INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN 2021–NOV 25 

·           United Nations (UN)’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is annually observed across the globe on November 25th.

·           The global theme of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2021 is “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!”. 

·           The global theme 2021 is set by the UNiTE Campaign 2021.

 

6.         FOUNDATION STONE OF INDIA’S 1ST ZERO EMISSION AIRPORT LAID

·           The Prime Minister (PM) of India, Narendra Damodardas Modi laid the foundation stone of Noida International Airport (NIA) or Jewar Airport at Jewar, Uttar Pradesh (UP).

·           It will be India’s first net zero emissions airport.

·           It has earmarked dedicated land to be developed as a forest park using trees from the project site.

 

7.         IAF commissions 2 Mirage 2000 Fighters from France

·           The Indian Air Force (IAF) received 2-second hand combat aircrafts Mirage 2000 from France at Gwalior air base as a major boost to the fighter jet fleet of IAF amid border tensions with China and Pakistan.

·           The Mirage upgrade deal was signed in 2011 between the France and India was signed for enhancing the capabilities of these 51 aircraft

 

8.         Kantar’s BrandZ India report 2021

·           Kantar’s BrandZ India report unveils 2021’s most purposeful brands in India.

·           As per the report, Amazon, Asian Paints, and Tata Tea emerge as the most purposeful brands in India across technology, non-Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and FMCG categories respectively.

 

9.         INDIA GETS ELECTED TO UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE

·           India is elected to the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with 142 votes for a four-year term from 2021-2025.

·           India is one among the 12 new members to the World Heritage Committee elected at the 23rd General Assembly of state parties to the World Heritage Convention held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France under the chairmanship of H.E. Mr Tebogo Seokolo (South Africa).

·           The Committee is responsible for reporting on conservation and implementing the World Heritage Convention and also decides on the inscription or deletion of properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger and World Heritage List.

 

10.      41ST SESSION OF UNESCO’S GENERAL CONFERENCE HELD IN PARIS, FRANCE

·           Ambassador Santiago Irazabal Mourão, Permanent Delegate of Brazil to UNESCO, has taken over as the President of the 41st session of the General Conference.

·           Audrey Azoulay was reelected for a 2nd mandate as Director-General of UNESCO at the 41st session of the General Conference with 155 votes out of a total of 169 ballots cast.

 

11.      COLLINS DICTIONARY’S WORD OF THE YEAR 2021 – NFT

·           The Collins Dictionary has selected the term ‘NFT’, the short for ‘Non-Fungible Token’, as the word of the year 2021.

·           According to Collins, NFT is defined as a unique digital certificate, registered in a block chain, that is used to record the ownership of an asset such as an artwork or a collectable.

·           Collins’s word of the year 2020 was “Lockdown”.

·           NFT is one of the 3 tech-based words to make it to Collins’ new words list.

·           ‘Crypto’, a short form of cryptocurrency and ‘metaverse’, which describes a three-dimensional virtual world are the other 2 tech-based words on collins list.

·           NFT are digital assets, real-world physical assets like a painting, game, music album, collectable sports cards.

 

12.      INTERPOL ELECTS UAE’S AHMED NASER AL-RAISI AS ITS PRESIDENT

·           The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) elected Inspector General Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi (United Arab Emirates) as its President for 4 year term at the 89th Interpol general assembly meeting held in Istanbul, Turkey. 

·           India’s Central  Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special director Praveen Sinha elected as the delegate for Asia in the Executive Panel/committee of the Interpol.

·           Interpol Headquarters- Lyon, France

 

13.      NATIONAL MILK DAY 2021 – NOVEMBER 26

·           National Milk Day is annually observed across India on 26th November to mark the birth anniversary of Dr Verghese Kurien, India’s ‘Father of White Revolution’.

·           The National Milk Day 2021 marks the 100th Birth anniversary of Verghese Kurien, who was also fondly known as the Milk Man of India. 

·           National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Headquarters– Anand, Gujarat

 

14.      CONSTITUTION DAY 2021 – NOVEMBER 26

·           Constitution Day also known as ‘Samvidhan Divas’, is annually observed across India on 26th November to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly of India on 26th November 1949.

·           26th November 2021 marks the 72nd anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of India.

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