Daily Current Affairs for BBA & IPM and HM Entrance Exams: 16th November 2021

By Rajat Pandey|Updated : November 16th, 2021
  • Current Affairs plays a vital role in the preparation of BBA & IPM and HM Entrance exams. Current Affairs keep you update about the happenings around the world. The majority of questions asked in the exam are from the latest current affairs. 
  • Current Affairs not only keeps you up to date but also provides you a better perspective and knowledge about the important burning issues worldwide

 Sports

1. Australia won their maiden T20 World Cup title by eight wickets

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  • Australia has won 2021 T20 World Cup, after defeating New Zealand by eight wickets that was held on November 14, 2021 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE.
  • This is the 1st T20 World Cup title won by Australia.
  • New Zealand had put up the target of 172/4 in their 20 overs match which Australia chased down in 18.5 overs with loss of only two wickets.
  • Player of the Match: Mitchell Marsh (Australia).
  • Player of the Tournament: David Warner (Australia).

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 National Affairs

2. India successfully launches 41st Scientific Expedition to Antarctica

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  • India has successfully launched 41st Scientific Expedition to Antarctica with the arrival of 1st batch of its contingent.
  • First batch comprising 23 scientists and support staff reached Indian Antarctic station Maitri
  • 41st expedition has 2 programs: Geological exploration of the Amery ice shelf at Bharati station and reconnaissance surveys-preparatory work for drilling of 500 meters of ice core near Maitri
  • Indian Antarctic program began in 1981.

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 Defense

3. India, Singapore, Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX 21 held

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  • Third edition of Trilateral Maritime Exercise named as ‘SITMEX – 21’ is being held from 15 to 16 November 2021 in the Andaman Sea.
  • SITMEX exercise will be held by the Navies of India, Singapore, and Thailand.
  • From India, Indian Naval Ship Karmuk is participating, which is an indigenously built Missile Corvette.
  • It is being hosted by Royal Thai Navy (RTN) to enhance the cooperation between the participating navies towards augmenting the overall maritime security

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 Honours & Awards

4. Indian Teenage brothers wins 2021 International Children’s Peace Prize

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  • Two Delhi-based teenage brothers Vihaan (17) and Nav Agarwal (14) have won 17th annual Kids Rights International Children’s Peace Prize for tackling pollution in their home city by recycling household waste.
  • The duo received the award by Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi.
  • Vihaan and Nav have developed One Step Greener initiative for segregating rubbish and organizing waste pickups for trash from thousands of homes, schools and offices.

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 Banking & Finance

5. BharatPe to launch Merchant Shareholding Program

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  • BharatPe has launched $100 million worth World’s 1st Merchant Shareholding Program (MSP) for its merchant partners.
  • Under the program, the company offers its merchant customers an opportunity to buy BharatPe’s equity shares and become a partner.
  • The company plans a public listing by 2024 and targets a public listing value of $1 billion.
  • Merchant payments and financial services company will roll out the incentive to its more than 7.5 million existing merchant partners.

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 National Affairs

6. PM launches key initiatives for welfare of Janjatiya community

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  • PM Modi has launched multiple key initiatives for the welfare of Janjatiya community at Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas Mahasammelan
  • He also launched ‘Ration Aapke Gram’ scheme and Sickle Cell Mission in Madhya Pradesh.
  • The mission has been developed to screen and manage patients suffering from sickle cell anaemia, Thalassemia and other Hemoglobinopathies and to increase public awareness about these diseases.

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 National Affairs

7. Union Minister launches LINAC-NCDC Fisheries Business Incubation Centre

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  • Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala has launched ‘LINAC-NCDC Fisheries Business Incubation Centre (LIFIC)’ at LINAC-NCDC, Gurugram, Haryana
  • It will help boost development of the fisheries business in the country
  • LIFIC is being started by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) under the flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) of Dept of Fisheries

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 National Affairs

8. Piyush Goyal virtually inaugurates divisional office at Hubballi, Karnataka

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  • Piyush Goyal has virtually inaugurated FCI Divisional Office Hubballi in Karnataka and Food Security Museum at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu along with a Photo Exhibition.
  • Food Security Museum:
    • It showcases India’s Agri evolution from dependency to self-sufficiency.
    • It is the first museum in India to depict India’s food security story from ‘ship to mouth’ existence.
    • Its theme is based on Mesolothic era and encompasses some key information

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 Important Dates

9. National Press Day: 16th November

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  • National Press Day is observed every year on 16th November to acknowledge and honor the Press Council of India, a statutory and quasi-judicial establishment.
  • November 16 is chosen as on this day, Press Council of India (PCI) was established in 1966 by the Press Commission
  • PCI: It is a statutory, adjudicating organisation in India formed in 1966 that operates under the Press Council Act of 1978 to monitor the quality of reportage provided by the Indian press.

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 Important Dates

10. International Day of Tolerance: 16th November

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  • International Day for Tolerance is observed every year on 16th November by creating public awareness on the dangers of intolerance.
  • This day was declared by UNESCO in 1995, on its fiftieth anniversary, to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance.
  • As a part of this initiative, UNESCO introduced an UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize to honour individuals who facilitated promotion of the spirit of tolerance or non-violence through their behavior, and work.

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 State Affairs

11. PM launches various Railway projects in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

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  • PM Narendra Modi has dedicated to the Nation various Railway projects and redeveloped Rani Kamalapati Railway Station in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • It includes Gauge Converted and Electrified Ujjain-Fatehabad Chandrawatiganj Broad Gauge section, Third line in Bhopal-Barkhera section, Gauge Converted and Electrified Mathela-Nimar Kheri Broad Gauge section and Electrified Guna-Gwalior section.
  • PM also flagged off two new MEMU trains between Ujjain-Indore and Indore-Ujjain.

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 National Affairs

12. Raksha Mantri unveils plaque to rename Institute for Defence Studies

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  • Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh has unveiled a plaque at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi to rename the institute as Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), following the unanimous decision by general body earlier this year
  • Raksha Mantri also inaugurated 100 KW Grid connected rooftop solar power plant under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s scheme for promoting solar roof-top plants on government buildings.

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