Daily Current Affairs for BBA & IPM and HM Entrance Exams: 21st and 22nd November 2021

By Rajat Pandey|Updated : November 22nd, 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

21st November 2021 

Defense

1. INS Visakhapatnam commissioned into Indian Navy

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  • INS Visakhapatnam was commissioned into the Indian Navy in presence of Rajnath Singh (Defence Minister) at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.
  • This is the first of the four ‘Visakhapatnam’ class destroyers. 
  • It has been designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house organization Directorate of Naval Design and constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Mumbai. 
  • INS Visakhapatnam measures 163m in length, 17m in breadth with a displacement of 7,400 tonnes.

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 Honours & Awards

2. Delhi’s Sadar Bazar police station ranked the best in the country

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  • The Sadar Bazar police station has been ranked as the best police station in India for the year 2021 by the Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Parameters: Handling of crime, infrastructure, and approachability of personnel
  • It has been carried out by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD)
  • Top-5 PS
  1. Sadar Bazar PS-(North dist.-Delhi)
  2. Gangapur PS-(Ganjam dist.-Odisha)
  3. Bhattu Kalan PS-(Fatehabad dist.-Haryana)
  4. Valpoi PS-(North Goa)
  5. Manvi PS-(Raichur dist.-Karnataka)

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 Sports

3. Lewis Hamilton wins 2021 F1 Qatar Grand Prix

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  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) has won the 2021 F1 Qatar Grand Prix at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.
  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) came second while Fernando Alonso (Alpine- Spain) came third.
  • Now Lewis Hamilton has become the first driver to have won at 30 different circuits in Formula 1.

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 Sports

4. AB de Villiers announces retirement from all forms of cricket

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  • South African legend and former captain AB De Villiers (37-years) announced retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • De Villiers played in 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is.
  • He was named as the ICC ODI Player of the Year three times during his 15-year international career and was one of the five Wisden cricketers of the decade at the end of 2019.

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 Important Dates

5. World Television Day being observed today

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  • World Television Day is celebrated on November 21 globally to highlight the importance of television as something beyond an electronic tool. 
  • In December 1996 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21st November as World Television Day commemorating the date on which the first World Television Forum was held in 1996.
  • TV was invented by a Scottish engineer, John Logie Baird, in 1924.

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 Honours & Awards

6. Pratham wins Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for edu initiatives

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  • Pratham has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2021.
  • Pratham is dedicated to improving the quality of education for underprivileged children in India and across the world.
  • It has been set up in 1995 in Mumbai by Dr Madhav Chavan and Farida Lambay.
  • The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development was instituted in the memory of the former prime minister by a trust in her name in 1986
  • It consists of a monetary award of 25 lakh along with a citation

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 Sports

7. Hema Malini receives Indian Film Personality of the Year Award 2021

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  • Renowned actress and Member of Parliament Hema Malini received the Indian Film Personality of the year award at the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India.
  • The event was hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and anchor Manish Paul.
  • The King of all the World’ directed by Carlos Saura is the Opening Film.
  • As many as 55 films across the world will be showcased at the festival under the World Panorama Section.

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 Sports

8. Kento Momota clinches Indonesia Masters badminton tournament men’s singles

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  • Japan’s Kento Momota clinched the Indonesia Masters badminton tournament men’s singles title after beating Denmark’s Anders Antonsen in the final, in Bali.
  • Kento Momoto dismissed Antonsen registering a convincing 21-17, 21-11 victory in a 49-minute encounter.
  • In the women’s singles final, Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi was defeated by An Se-Young.

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 Obituaries

9. Veteran Punjabi Folk singer Gurmeet Bawa passes away

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  • Noted Punjabi folk singer Gurmeet Bawa (77-years) passed away following a prolonged illness. 
  • Gurmeet was best known for her long ‘hek’ (Breathless opening of a Punjabi folk song calling “ho” to create a melodious voice with an unbreakable wave) that she could hold for about 45 seconds.
  • She was one of the artists known for singing ‘Jugni’ after Alam Lohar and was the first Punjabi female singer to sing on Doordarshan.

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 Important Dates

10. World Fisheries Day: 21st November

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  • World Fisheries Day is celebrated every year on 21st November by fishing communities across the world.
  • It highlights the importance of healthy ocean ecosystems and ensuring sustainable stocks of fisheries in the world.
  • The first World Fisheries Day was observed on 21 November 2015.

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22nd November 2021 

 National & International Appointments

1. Geoff Allardice appointed as permanent CEO of International Cricket Council

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  • Geoff Allardice has been appointed as the permanent CEO of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • Prior to this, he was serving as the interim CEO of ICC since last eight months
  • He is a former Australian first-class cricketer.
  • He succeeded Manu Sawhney who officially resigned from his position in July 2021.
  • ICC is the world governing body of cricket with headquarters at Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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 State Affairs

2. Indore named India’s cleanest city for fifth consecutive year

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  • Indore has been ranked as the cleanest city of India for the fifth year in a row by Swachh Survekshan 2021.
  • Surat and Vijaywada were ranked second and third cleanest city respectively with over 10 lakh population.
  • Among smaller cities with population between 1-10 lakh, New Delhi ranked first, followed by Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh
  • Among the states with over 100 urban local bodies, Chattisgarh was ranked on top

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 Sports

3. India concludes with 7 medals at 2021 Asian Archery Championships

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  • India archers bagged seven medals at 2021 Asian Archery Championships, that was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from November 14, 2021, to November 19, 2021.
  • This included one gold, four silver and two bronze medals.
  • South Korea top the medal table with 15 medals, while Bangladesh settled at third place with 3 medals.
  • Indian winners:
    • Gold medal: Jyothi Surekha Vennam
    • Silver medal: Pravin Jadhav
    • Bronze medal: Ankita Bhakat, Kapil, Aman Saini, Abhishek Verma, Rishabh Yadav

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 National & International Appointments

4. Vinod Tawde appointed as National General Secretary of BJP

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  • Maharashtra BJP leader Vinod Tawde has been appointed as the National General Secretary of BJP.
  • He is a prominent Maratha leader and has served in several organizational positions in Maharashtra.
  • He has a base in Konkan and Mumbai.
  • Apart from this, Rituraj Sinha and Asha Lakhra have been made National Secretary of BJP.
  • BJP also appointed two new spokespersons Bharti Ghosh and Shehzad Poonawalla.
  • President of BJP: J. P. Nadda.

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 State Affairs

5. Sarbananda Sonowal announces expansion of NEIAFMR in Arunachal Pradesh

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  • Sarbananda Sonowal has announced expansion of North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Folk Medicine Research (NEIAFMR) in Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh by developing new infrastructure within the campus.
  • It is in line with the vision to develop the AYUSH sector in the state and the entire northeast region.
  • It will require an investment of around Rs 53.72 crores.
  • Under this, new Ayurveda College with 30 seats and new Ayurveda Hospital with 60 beds will be established.

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 National Affairs

6. Know Your Vaccination Status feature enabled on CoWIN

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  • CoWIN digital platform has now been enabled with a new feature ‘Know Your Vaccination Status’
  • The new feature will help to verify or retrieve a citizen’s vaccination status and details as per the authorized rights of the verifying entity by Co-WIN and Health Ministry.
  • It can be utilized by a service provider for facilitating service requested by the citizen.
  • It can also be utilized by travel agencies and help making travel safe for individuals.

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 National Affairs

7. Foundation stone of Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum launched

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  • Home Minister Amit Shah will lay foundation stone for setting up of Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum at Luangkao village in Tamenglong district of Manipur
  • This project has been sanctioned by Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs at an estimated cost of 15 crore rupees.
  • Luangkao Village in Tamenglong District is the birthplace of renowned freedom fighter Rani Gaidinliu and decided to name the Museum as Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum.

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 National & International Organizations

8. India received $87 billion in remittances in 2021: World Bank

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  • India has received $87 billion in remittances in 2021 as per the report titled ‘Migration and Development Brief 35’ released by World Bank and KNOMAD.
  • KNOMAD is supported by multi-donor trust fund established by World Bank.
  • India is also the top country in receiving remittances in 2021, followed by China, Mexico, Philippines, and Egypt.
  • As per the report, remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are projected to reach $589 billion in 2021

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 Summits & Conferences

9. IAF conducts 'Symphony orchestra' at Golconda Fort

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  • Air Force Band of Indian Air Force (IAF) has conducted 'Symphony orchestra' at Golconda Fort as part of 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' and ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations.
  • Air Force Station Hakimpet conducted the mega event in a joyful and patriotic atmosphere.
  • It was attended by all personnel and families of the station and civilians.
  • It comprises 28 musicians who specialize in brass, wood-wind, reed string, electronic and percussion instruments.

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 Agreement

10. Tribal Affairs, CBSE jointly launched online certificate course

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  • Ministry of Tribal Affairs and CBSE has jointly launched online certificate course on Experiential Learning for the 21st Century for Eklavya Model Residential School and CBSE teachers.
  • Experiential Learning for 21st Century Programme: It has been conceptualized as an online certificate course for educators to help them adapt classroom learning to real life experiences.
  • Out of 650 educators, who applied for this, 350 have been selected to learn new pedagogies.

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 National Affairs

11. Education Minister inaugurates CNT and CIKS at IIT Guwahati

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  • Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated Centre for Nanotechnology (CNT) and Centre for Indian Knowledge System (CIKS) at IIT Guwahati.
  • CNT will host 25 advanced laboratories that will focus on advancements in multi-disciplinary, scientific and translational research and is equipped with a Class-100 clean room facilities 
  • CIKS will focus on preserving, documenting and sustaining the knowledge that is unique to India. 

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