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Saturday, November 6, 2021

DAILY CA: 6 NOV 2021

 DAILY CA: 6 NOV 2021

1.         CENTRE LAUNCHED “HAR GHAR DASTAK” CAMPAIGN

·           Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, announced that the government of India has launched the “Har Ghar Dastak”, a door to door Covid-19 vaccination campaign to increase vaccination coverage across India.

·           The campaign aims to motivate people towards getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

·           The Health Ministry is set to launch a mega vaccination campaign under which the health care workers will go door to door to vaccinate people eligible for 2nd dose and who have not taken their first dose.

        

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DAILY CA : 4,5 NOV 2021

 DAILY CA : 4,5 NOV 2021

1. QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS: ASIA; SINGAPORE’S NUS TOPS

·           QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) released 2022 QS World University Rankings: Asia featuring 118 Indian Universities following China with 126 universities.

·           The ranking has been topped by National University of Singapore (NUS) for the 4th year in a row. It is followed by China’s Peking University at 2nd position, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong at 3rd rank.

·           Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) (42nd regionally) and IIT Delhi (45th regionally) are the only two Indian institutions among the Top-50.

 

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DAILY CA: 3 NOV 2021

 DAILY CA: 3 NOV 2021

1.         BOOK “THE STORY OF THE FIRST CIVILIZATIONS: FROM MESOPOTAMIA TO THE AZTECS”

·           A book titled “The Story of the First Civilizations: From Mesopotamia to the Aztecs” written  by Subhadra Sen Gupta. This is the last book authored by Subhadra Sen Gupta and published posthumously by Talking Cub, an imprint of Speaking Tiger.

 

2.         WORLD VEGAN DAY 2021 – NOVEMBER 1 

·           World Vegan Day is annually observed by vegans across the globe on November 1st to encourage people to follow a vegan lifestyle which is beneficial to one’s health as well as good for the environment.

·           November 1st also marks the formation of the Vegan Society in the United Kingdom(UK).

 

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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).

 

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DAILY CA: 1 NOV 2021

 DAILY CA : 1 NOV 2021

1.         MOES LAUNCHES INDIA’S 1ST MANNED OCEAN MISSION ‘SAMUDRAYAN’ AT CHENNAI

·           Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) – Ministry of Earth Science, launched India’s 1st Manned Ocean Mission ‘Samudrayan’ from the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

·           With this launch, India joins the Unique set of countries in the World (like USA, Russia, Japan, France & China) to have an underwater vehicle to carry out subsea missions.

·           MATSYA 6000, the manned submersible developed under India’s Deep Sea Mission, is currently developed with support from DRDO, ISRO & IIT Madras.

·           In 2020, China touched the ocean depth of 11,000m using its manned submersible named ‘Fendouzhe’.

·           National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) – Noida, Uttar Pradesh

 

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DAILY CA: 31 OCT 2021

 

DAILY CA :31 OCT 2021

1.         NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

·           Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, addressed the National Conference on “International Year of Fruits and Vegetables” organized by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO).

·           The theme of IYFV 2021 is “Awareness about the nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables for balanced and healthy diet and lifestyle.”

 

2.         EXERCISE ‘BLUE FLAG 2021’

·           Exercise involves Air Force missions from 8 countries, to share knowledge and combat experience to improve operational capabilities.

·           Theme: Integration of fourth and fifth-generation aircraft in complex operational scenarios.

·           Eight countries that have participated in the exercise include India,US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, and Israel.

·           The Indian Mirages and the French Rafale have participated in the exercise for the 1st time.

·           Israel Capital – Jerusalem, Currency – Israeli Shekel

 

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Monday, November 1, 2021

DAILY CA: 30 OCT 2021

 DAILY CA: 30 OCT 2021

1.       STATE ENERGY EFFICIENCY INDEX (SEEI2020

·         Rajasthan has ranked 2nd after Karnataka on the State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI2020, which was released by the Union Ministry of Power.

·         The State Energy Efficiency Index 2020 was developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE).

·         Under SEEI 2020, each state/UT has been classified as a Front runner, Achiever, Contender, and Aspirant based on their scores.

 

2.       GOVERNANCE PERFORMANCE – PAI 2021

·         According to Public Affairs Index (PAI 2021) by the  Public Affairs Centre (PAC) Kerala Top among large states

·         Public Affairs Index (PAI 2021) ranks the states and Union Territories based on three pillars of equity, growth and sustainability along with 5 themes, 14 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and 43 indicators.

·         Toppers among large states – Kerala (1.618), Tamil Nadu (0.857),and Telangana (0.891)

·         Toppers among small states – Sikkim (1.617), Meghalaya (1.144) and Mizoram (1.123)

·         Toppers among Union Territories – Puducherry (1.182), Jammu and Kashmir (0.705) and Chandigarh (0.628)

·         India with an index score of 0.516 has been ranked 49th in Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI) 2021 – 1st Edition produced by Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG). The Index was topped by Finland, Switzerland and Singapore.

 

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Sunday, October 31, 2021

DAILY CA: 29 OCT 2021

 DAILY CA: 29 OCT 2021

1.     SC APPOINTS 3-MEMBER EXPERT PANEL TO INVESTIGATE ON PEGASUS SPYWARE USAGE

·         A Supreme Court (SC) bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana instituted a 3-member expert panel to investigate the issue on usage of ‘Pegasus Spyware’ on Indian Citizens during 2019.

·         3-member expert panel includes Naveen Kumar Chaudhary – He is a Cyber Security expert ,Prabaharan P –Expertise in Malware detection & Critical infrastructure security, Ashwin Anil Gumaste – currently an Associate Professor in IIT Bombay.

 

2.     “SAMBHAV” TO PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN INDIA

·         Narayan Tatu Rane, Union Minister of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME)  launched ‘SAMBHAV’ an e-national level Awareness programme 2021 to promote the role of entrepreneurship towards the development of India.

·         SAMBHAV will be a one-month-long initiative under the Ministry of MSME(MoMSME).

·         Under this programme, the students from colleges and ITIs from across India will be encouraged by 130 field offices of the MoMSME to take up entrepreneurship.

 

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Friday, October 29, 2021

DAILY GK: 28 OCT 2021

DAILY GK : 28 OCT 2021


1.     6TH ANNUAL MEETING OF BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF AIIB

·         Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman participated in the 6th annual meeting of the board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) via Video conference. 

·         AIIB and Government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) organized the meeting

·         The theme of the annual meeting is ‘Investing Today and Transforming Tomorrow’.

·         AIIB Headquarters – Beijing, China

 

2.     INDIA RANKED 9TH IN CLIMATE TECH INVESTMENT REPORT

·         In accordance with the report ‘Five years on: Global climate tech investment trends since the Paris Agreement’ ,India ranked 9th in the list of top 10 countries for climate technology investment from 2016 to 2021.

·         The list has been topped by the United States (US) with USD 48 billion which is followed by China USD 18.6 billion investment.

 

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DAILY CA: 27 OCT 2021

 DAILY CA: 27 OCT 2021

1.     PRADHAN MANTRI AYUSHMAN BHARAT HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE MISSION

·         The Prime Minister (PM) of India Narendra Damodardas Modi launched a pan-India scheme namely PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (UP).

·         This mission is a part of the effort to achieve holistic health care that is affordable and accessible to all.

 

2.     INDIA’S 1ST GREEN DAY AHEAD MARKET 

·         The Union Minister of Power & New and Renewable Energy, R K Singh launched India’s 1st Green Day Ahead Market (GDAM) for the renewable energy (RE) to enable the electricity generation and distribution companies (Discoms) to trade (i.e. buy or sell) RE in the day-ahead market.

·         National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC), Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO), is the Nodal Agency of GDAM and it has set up the latest technologies and communication infrastructure for facilitating GDAM.

·         The Day-ahead market facilitates the trading of power a day before.

 

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DAILY CA: 26 OCT 2021

 DAILY CA: 26 OCT 2021

1.     CORAL REEFS OF THE WORLD 2020 REPORT

·         In report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) there is loss of 14% of the world’s coral since 2009 to 2018. 

·         The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) provided financial, technical and communication support to the report.

 

2.     FRANCE LAUNCHES MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE ‘SYRACUSE 4A

·         France has successfully launched a state-of-the-art satellite namely ‘Syracuse 4A’ into orbit which was carried off by Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, in French Guiana.

·         The satellite can survey its close surroundings and move itself to escape an attack.

·         It is equipped with an anti-jamming antenna and digital transparent processor on board which will guarantee a high resistance to extreme jamming methods.

 

3. FORMULA 1 U.S. GRAND PRIX 2021

·         Belgian-Dutch Racing driver, Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing-Honda) won 2021 United States Grand Prix (officially known as the Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2021) by defeating Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) of the United Kingdom, held at Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, United States (US).

·         Formula 1 racing is one among the 5 best known Formulae in open wheel racing.

·         The other formulae are, Formula E, Formula Two, Formula Three, regional Formula Three and Formula Four.

 

4.     BOOK  “KAMALA HARRIS: PHENOMENAL WOMAN”

·         Renowned journalist and writer Chidanand Rajghatta have authored a new book “Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman”, a biography of Kamala Harris, the first women Vice President of the United States of America(USA).

·         The book features the life incidents of Kamala Harris, a woman of mixed race (India and Jamaica) who has become the first Indian descent, the first woman to become the vice president of the USA.

 

5.     UNITED NATIONS DAY 2021 – OCTOBER 24 

·         The United Nations(UN) Day is annually observed across the globe on 24th October to mark the anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations in 1945.

·         24th October 2021 marks the 76th Anniversary of the United Nations.

·         The name “United Nations”, coined by Franklin D. Roosevelt, then President of the United States.

·         The UN day annually concert 2021 was conducted in a hybrid format with part live and part pre-recorded performances at the General Assembly Hall in the UN Headquarters in New York.

·         The concert was held under the theme “Building Back Together for Peace and Prosperity”. 

 

6.     WORLD POLIO DAY 2021 – OCTOBER 24

·         World Polio Day is annually observed across the globe on October 24th to create awareness about the importance of the efforts to eradicate poliomyelitis (polio), an infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5.

·         The day also marks the birth anniversary of Jonas Salk, an American virologist who developed the first successful polio vaccines.

·         The theme of World Polio Day 2021 is “One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio – delivering on our promise of a polio-free world!”

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

DAILY CA: 24 , 25 OCT 2021

 DAILY CA: 24 , 25 OCT 2021

1.  4TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ISA

·         The 4th General Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) held virtually which was inaugurated and presided over by Union Minister Raj Kumar Singh, Ministry of Power and the President of the ISA Assembly.

·         ISA approved the ‘One Sun’ political declaration for the launch of Green Grids Initiative-One Sun One World One Grid (GGI-OSOWOG) at COP26 (Conference of the Parties) to be held in Glasgow, Scotland .

·         ISA co-founded by India and France during the 2015 climate change conference in Paris, France.

·         Director General– Dr. Ajay Mathur. Headquarters– Gurugram, India

 

2.  JAYNAGAR-KURTHA CROSS BORDER RAIL LINK

·         The government of India handed over the Jaynagar-Kurtha, a 34.9km-long cross-border rail link, which connects Jaynagar, Bihar to Kurtha, Nepal, to the government of Nepal.

·         This will be the first broad gauge cross border rail link between India and Nepal.

·         Nepal : President– Bidhya Devi Bhandari,Prime Minister– Sher Bahadur Deuba.

 

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

DAILY GK: 23 OCT 2021

 DAILY GK: 23 OCT 2021

1.     PAKISTAN TO REMAIN ON ‘GREY LIST’ OF GLOBAL TERROR FINANCING WATCHDOG FATF

      Global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) retained Pakistan in the ‘Grey List’.

      It was announced at the fifth Plenary of the FATF under the German Presidency of Dr. Marcus Pleyer, that took place on 19-21 October.

      FATF also added Jordan, Mali and Turkey in its grey list.

      Grey list is also called ‘increased monitoring list’. Those countries who have failed to curb issues like money laundering and terror financing in their countries added in this category.

      FATF Headquarte – Paris, France.

 

2.     HIGHLIGHTS OF EAM S JAISHANKAR’S VISIT TO ISRAEL

      India and Israel agreed to restart both the nations’ Free Trade negotiations from November 2021 and conclude by June 2022.

      Every year the Indian Army commemorates September 23 as the Haifa Day to pay respects to the three brave Indian Cavalry Regiments – Mysore, Hyderabad and Jodhpur Lancers – which helped to liberate Haifa.

      EAM S. Jaishankar visited Israel’s Ovda Airbase to meet the Indian contingent participating in the biennial exercise Blue Flag 2021, which involves Air Force missions from 8 countries, to share knowledge and combat experience to improve operational capabilities.

      Israel Capital – Jerusalem,Currency – Israeli Shekel,Prime Minister – Naftali Bennett.

 

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Friday, October 22, 2021

DAILY GK : 22 OCT 2021

 DAILY GK : 22 OCT 2021

1.PM NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATED KUSHINAGAR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

      The Ministry of Tourism organized a two days conference titled ‘Tourism in Buddhist Circuit- A way forward’ at Kushinagar for the inauguration of Kushinagar International Airport by PM Narendra Modi.

      Built at an estimated cost of Rs. 260 crore, Kushinagar international airport  will connect the eastern UP with important centres on the Buddhist circuit in India .

 

2.UNEP PRODUCTION GAP REPORT 2021

      United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has released the Production Gap Report, 2021, the report analyses the ‘production gap’ i.e. the difference between governments’ plan for fossil fuel production and the globally agreed climate limits (including the Paris climate agreement).

      As per the report, the world’s government plans to produce more than twice (around 110 percent) the amount of fossil fuels in 2030, that would be consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C.

      India plans to expand coal production by nearly 60 percent i.e. from 730 million tonnes in 2019 to 1,149 million tonnes in 2024.

      About Paris Agreement : To tackle climate change and its negative impacts, world leaders at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris made the Paris Agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to limit the global temperature increase in this century to 2°C while pursuing efforts to limit the increase even further to 1.5°C.

      The Agreement is a legally binding international treaty.

      It entered into force on 4 November 2016. Around 192 Parties (191 countries plus the European Union) have joined the Paris Agreement.

 

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