Thursday, November 11, 2021

DAILY GK : 9 NOV

 DAILY GK : 9  NOV

1.       LOGISTICS PERFORMANCE INDEX – LEADS 2021

·         Gujarat has retained its position as the top performer among 21 states in the LEADS (Logistics Ease Across Different States) 2021 index followed by Haryana, Punjab.

·         LEADS 2021 report has been prepared by a team of Transport & Logistics professionals at Ernst & Young LLP with guidance and inputs from officials of the Department of Logistics, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

·         In UT’s Delhi attained top position.

·         Among North Eastern States and Himalayan UTs , Jammu Kashmir is at top.

 

2.       GLOBAL DRUG POLICY INDEX 2021

·         India ranked 18 out 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 ranks 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.

 

3.       ASTRONAUT WANG YAPING BECAME 1ST CHINESE WOMAN TO WALK IN SPACE

·         Astronaut Wang Yaping has become the first Chinese woman to walk in space following the completion of her 6-hour stint outside the Tiangong space station.

·         Tiangong (means heavenly palace), the latest achievement of China’s efforts to become a major space power.

 

4.       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.

·         International Gymnastics Federation Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

5.       NOVAK DJOKOVIC WINS 37TH MASTERS TITLE AT PARIS 2021

·         Novak Djokovic (Serbia) defeated Danill Medvedev (Russia) in the finals to win his 6th Paris Title & the record 37th Masters Title at Paris, France.

·         With this win, Djokovic will remain at the ATP World Number 1 rank, for the record 7th consecutive year.

 

6.       21ST AIBA WORLD BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

·         The 21st AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championship 2021 was held in Belgrade, Serbia.

·         India’s 21-year old Akash Kumar from Bhiwani, Haryana grabbed the bronze medal in the category of 54kg (Bantamweight).

·         He suffered a 0-5 loss against Kazakhstan’s Makhmud Sabyrkhan.

·         Boxers from Cuba received the trophy for Best team and also clinched the maximum gold medals (3).

 

7.       MEXICAN GRAND PRIX 

·         Red Bull Racing’s driver – Max Verstappen (Netherlands) won the Mexico Grand Prix (GP) Formula One (F1) tournament that was held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez racetrack in Mexico City. 

·         Lewis Hamilton became the 1st F1 driver to reach 100 career victories after winning the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi.

 

8.       INDIA’S 71ST,72ND  GRANDMASTER

·         India’s Sankalp Gupta (18) from Nagpur (Maharashtra) became India’s 71st Grandmaster by grabbing second place with 6.5 points in the GM tournament in Arandjelovac, Serbia.

·         He lost to Rudik Makrarian (Russia), the winner, in the GM Ask 3 round-robin event.

·         To achieve the GM title, a player has to secure three GM norms and cross the live rating of 2,500 Elo points.

·         He scripted history by becoming India’s quickest GM.

·         International Master(IM) Mitrabha Guha (20 years old), from Kolkata, West Bengal has become the 72nd Grandmaster of India after securing his 3rd and final Grandmaster(GM) norm at GM Third Saturday Mix 220, Novi Sad, Serbia. 

·         Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand from Tamil Nadu became the first grandmaster from India in 1988.

 

9.       DWAYNE BRAVO ANNOUNCED RETIREMENT FROM INTERNATIONAL CRICKET 

·         Trinidadian cricketer Dwayne Bravo, the former captain of the West Indies cricket team has confirmed his retirement from international cricket after the conclusion of the West Indies Twenty20 (T20) World Cup campaign 2021.

·         He has represented Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). 

 

10.    U23 WORLD WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP 2021

·         Indian wrestlers secured 5 medals at the U23 World Wrestling Championships (WWC) 2021 which was held in Belgrade, Serbia.

·         This is India’s highest ever medal tally, its previous highest medal count was 3 medals won during the inaugural edition of the event in 2017.

·         The overall medal tally was topped by Russia with 145 points, followed by Iran & Armenia in the 2nd & 3rd spot.

 

11.    BOOK – ‘FINDING A STRAIGHT LINE BETWEEN TWISTS AND TURNS’

·         Aseem Chawla, one of India’s leading tax lawyers and well known international tax and policy expert released his new book “Finding A Straight Line Between Twists and Turns – An Imperfect, Yet Honest Reflections on the Indian Tax Landscape” published by Matrix Publishers.

 

12. NATIONAL CANCER AWARENESS DAY 2021 – NOVEMBER 7 

·         National Cancer Awareness Day is annually observed across India on November 7th with an aim to create awareness about the prevention and early detection of cancer.

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