Daily GK Update: 8th November 2021

By Md Mansur Alam|Updated : November 8th, 2021

 Sports

1. Sankalp Gupta becomes India's 71st Grandmaster

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  • Nagpur based teenager Sankalp Gupta has become India's 71st Grandmaster by finishing second in the GM Ask 3 round-robin event in Serbia.
  • He secured the 3 required GM norms by playing three tournaments on the trot.
  • To achieve the GM title, a player has to secure three GM norms and cross the live rating of 2,500 Elo points.
  • He won five games, drew three and lost one to Rudik Makrarian (Russia) to take the second place with 6.5 points in the GM tournament. 
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 Honours & Awards

2. President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma awards in Rashtrapati Bhawan

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  • President Ram Nath Kovind presents the Padma Awards in the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  • The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian honours of India announced annually on the eve of Republic Day.
  • The Awards are given in 3categories: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri (distinguished service).
  • 119 Padma Awards will be presented by President this year.
  • The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards.
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 International Affairs

3. Iran’s military began its annual war games Zolfaghar-1400 in Gulf of Oman

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  • Iran’s military began its annual war games “Zolfaghar-1400” in the Gulf of Oman.
  • Navy and air force units as well as ground forces were participating in a more than 1 million square-kilometer area east of the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
  • The war games are aimed at “improving readiness in confronting foreign threats and any possible invasion.
  • Nearly 20% of all oil shipping passes through the strait to the Gulf of Oman and Indian Ocean.
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 Sports

4. Manika Batra, Archana Kamath Clinch Doubles Title in WTT Contender tourname

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  • Indian pair of Manika Batra and Archana Girish Kamath clinched the women's doubles title in the WTT Contender tournament in Lasko, Slovenia.
  • The Indian duo defeated the Puerto Rican team of Melanie Diaz and Adriana Diaz in straight sets by 11-3, 11-8, 12-10.
  • Manika Batra and Archana Girish Kamath entered the finals of the women's doubles event of the WTT Contender tournament after defeating the team of Wang Yidi and Liu Weishan.
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 Honours & Awards

5. Priyanka Mohite to get Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award

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  • Maharashtra-based mountaineer Priyanka Mohite will be bestowed with the'Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2020' for her outstanding contribution in the field of adventure.
  • She will receive the award from President at a function in the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  • She started out by trekking in Sahyadri ranges in Maharashtra and rock-climbing, began summiting mountains from 2010.
  • She has scaled the world's highest peak Mt Everest besides Mt Lhotse and Mt Makalu. 
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 International Affairs

6. Australia is putting a rover on the Moon in 2024 to search for water

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  • Australian Space Agency announced plans to send a rover to the moon as early as 2026, under a deal with NASA.
  • The rover will harvest lunar soil containing oxygen, which could eventually be used to support human life in space.
  • It will be the 1st rover with Australian-made components to reach the moon.
  • The ten-kilogram rover, measuring 60x60x50cm, will be launched aboard the Hakuto lander built by ispace, a Japanese-based robotic lunar exploration company.
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 Banking & Finance

7. ESAF Bank join hands with Nabard for local economic development

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  • ESAF Small Finance Bank has joined hands with NABARD for local economic development.
  • K Rajan, the State Revenue Minister inaugurated the state-level Local Sustainable Economic Development Training Program organized by the bank in this regard.
  • ESAF Small Finance Bank's state wide initiative on Local Sustainable Economic Development Training Program in collaboration with NABARD is a step towards building financial literacy at grass root levels.

 

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 Important Dates

8. World Radiography Day 2021: 8th November

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  • Every year 8th November is observed as World Radiography Day to commemorate the discovery of X-radiation, or X-rays.
  • In 1895 on this date German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen discovered X-rays who, in 1901, became the inaugural winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics. 
  • The first World Radiography Day was celebrated in 2012. 
  • Globally, various organisations celebrate this day, including the UK's Society of Radiographers and the Association of Radiographers in Nigeria
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 Honours & Awards

9. Puneeth Rajkumar honoured posthumously with Basavashree Award 2021

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  • Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar will be posthumously conferred the Basavashree award 2021 by the Bruhanmutt.
  • The award honours people for services to society in their respective fields by following the principles of Lord Basaveshwar.
  • It is presented by Chitradurga Bruhanmutt since 1997.
  • The award includes a Rs 5 lakh cash and a memento.
  • PT Usha (2009), Malala Yousufzai (2014), P Sainath (2016), Dr K Kasturirangan (2020) are some to win the award in recent times.
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 Sports

10. Manu Bhaker and Javad Foroughi win mixed team gold in President's Cup

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  • India's pistol ace Manu Bhaker and Iran's Javad Foroughi won the 10m air pistol mixed team gold at the inaugural ISSF President's Cup.
  • The Indo-Iranian pair got the better of the French-Russian duo of Mathilde Lamolle and Artem Chernousov 16-8 in the gold medal match.
  • India's Abhishek Verma paired up with Ukranian Olena Kostevych to finish 6th while Saurabh Chaudhary paired with Swiss Heidi Gerber Diethelm made it among the top eight semi-finalists to finish 7th.
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 Banking & Finance

11. IBM sets up client innovation centre in Mysuru

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  • IBM Corp. launched a client innovation centre in Mysuru with support from the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM)
  • Aim: to attract companies to set up operations in cities beyond Bengaluru.
  • This initiative aims at supporting the rapid, high-tech driven economic growth in tier-2 and -3 regions while providing comprehensive hybrid cloud and AI technology consulting capabilities.
  • The centre specialises in design, software engineering and analytics.
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 International Affairs

12. Astronaut Wang Yaping Becomes First Chinese Woman To Walk In Space

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  • Astronaut Wang Yaping became the first Chinese woman to walk in space.
  • Her team completed a 6-hour stint outside the Tiangong space station as part of its ongoing construction.
  • Wang and her colleague Zhai Zhigang stepped out of the module waving to the camera while tethered to the outside of the station and installed a suspension device and transfer connectors.
  • Tiangong-meaning "heavenly palace" is the latest achievement in China's drive to become a major space power
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Daily GK Update: 8th November 2021

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