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Current Affairs of 20th November, 2021

Read the important current affairs of 20th November, 2021 : Farm laws, Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021, MC Mary Kom, TRIFED Aadi Mahotsav, World Toilet Day.

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  • National News

    1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that his government will abolish three problematic agricultural regulations, and protesting farmers have been asked to return to their farms and homes.

    ● The statement was made during the Gurupurab/Prakash Utsav celebration, which commemorates the birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.
    ● President Ram Nath Kovind gave his approval to three measures enacted by the Parliament in September.
    ● Because the three agriculture laws have already been signed into law, the government will have to introduce three new bills in both chambers to repeal them.

    The three controversial bills are:
    ● Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020
    ● Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020
    ● Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020.

    2. The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, paid a visit to Sui village in Haryana's Bhiwani district to launch a number of public infrastructure projects.

    ● Mahadevi Parameshwaridas Jindal Charitable Trust is developing this hamlet as an Adarsh Gram (Model village) under the Haryana Government's Swa-Prerit Adarsh Gram Yojana (SPAGY) scheme.
    ● At Sui village, President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind planted a peepal tree.
    ● The Jindal trust has invested approximately Rs 25 crore in the transformation of Sui into an ADARSH VILLAGE.
    ● It's worth noting that Bhiwani is the only district in India to host two presidents.
    ● President APJ Abdul Kalam has previously visited Bhiwani in 2007.
    ● The Mahadevi Parameshwaridas Jindal Charitable Trust is developing the village as an 'adarsh gramme' under the Haryana government's Swa-Prerit Adarsh Gram Yojana (SPAGY).

    3. India was re-elected to the UNESCO Executive Board for the period 2021-2025.

    ● In order to be re-elected to a four-year term, India received 164 votes.
    ● In addition to India, Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam, the Cook Islands, and China were voted to Group IV Asian and Pacific States.
    ● The UNESCO Executive Board is made up of 58 member-states, each of whom is elected for a four-year term.
    ● The UN's cultural and educational organisation's executive board is one of the UN agency's three constitutional organs.
    ● The General Conference and the Secretariat are the other two.
    ● Members of the executive board are chosen by the General Conference.
    ● The executive board is made up of 58 member-states, each of which is elected for a four-year term.
    ● According to the Unesco website, it reviews the organization's programme of work as well as the budget estimates given by the director-general.
    ● The board of directors represents the General Conference and carries out the duties allocated to it by the General Conference.

    4. The first air pollution control tower in the state of Uttar Pradesh was inaugurated in Noida by Union Minister of Heavy Industries Mahendra Nath Pandey.

    ● Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel), a state-owned company, created the prototype for the Air Pollution Control Tower (APCT).
    ● The APCT, which was constructed in-house, is located between the DND flyway and the Noida Expressway slip road.
    ● The tower will aid in reducing the city's escalating air pollution problem.
    ● The tower will purify the filthy air surrounding it before releasing it.
    ● The tower, which is equipped with intake and exhaust fans, will run on electricity at first.
    ● The authorities, on the other hand, intend to power the skyscraper with solar energy.

    5. Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the keynote address via video conferencing at The Sydney Dialogue.
    ● The PM spoke on the topic of "India's technological progress and revolution" at the occasion.
    ● The Australian Strategic Policy Institute is hosting the Sydney Dialogue from November 17 to 19, 2021.
    ● The conference will bring together political, commercial, and government leaders to debate, produce new ideas, and strive toward a shared understanding of the opportunities and challenges presented by emerging and vital technologies.
    ● The Sydney Dialogue is an annual gathering of cyber and critical technology experts to explore the impact of the digital domain on global law and order.

    6. To develop and support football in India, the State Bank of India has inked a strategic collaboration with Jamshedpur Football Club, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Steel.

    ● This is SBI's first arrangement of its kind in the sport of football.
    ● The SBI will become one of the JFC's main sponsors as a result of this partnership, with the SBI emblem appearing on Jersey.
    ● Tata Steels built the JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jharkhand to host the ISL (Indian Super League) and promote football in India.
    ● The two businesses will also engage with fans through the first team and throughout the Indian Super League broadcast (ISL).
    ● Fans will be able to communicate with SBI and JFC on their digital platforms as well.

    7. The Border Roads Organisation has been awarded the Guinness World Record for constructing and blacktopping the world's highest motorable road, which runs over the Umlingla Pass in the Union Territory of Ladakh, at a height of 19,024 feet 0.73 inches (5798.251m).

    ● The BRO's Project HIMANK (93RCC/753 BRTF) created the 52-kilometer Chisumle to Demchok tarmac road.
    ● The Guinness World Records certificate was presented to Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhry, Director General Border Roads.

  • Appointment And Resignation

    8. In the presence of Sukhram Munda, grandson of Bhagwan Birsa Munda, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda inaugurated the TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation Ltd) Aadi Mahotsav at Dilli Haat in New Delhi.

    ● Olympic medalist and boxer Padma Vibhushan MC Mary Kom was named the TRIFED Aadi Mahotsav's brand ambassador at the event.
    ● It's a national tribal event organised by the TRIFED and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

  • Important Days

    9. Every year on Guru Nanak Jayanti, the Sikh founder, Guru Nanak Dev Ji's birthday, is commemorated.

    ● The 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, also known as Prakash Utsav of Guru Purab, is a significant celebration for the Sikh community this year.
    ● Guru Nanak is the first of the ten Sikh gurus who is credited with bringing the world to awareness.
    ● He was born in the year 1469 in the village of Talwandi, which is now part of Nankana Sahib, Pakistan.

    10. On November 19, 2021, World Toilet Day will be recognised as an official United Nations international day all over the world.

    ● The day is commemorated to encourage people to take action to address the worldwide sanitation challenge.
    ● The goal of the day is to "Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all," and it is observed to inform, engage, and inspire people to take action toward accomplishing the goal of improving sanitation.
    ● The theme for World Toilet Day 2021 is "valuing toilets."
    ● The inaugural World Toilet Summit was held on the same day as World Toilet Day, which was founded by the World Toilet Organization in 2001.
    ● Twelve years later, in 2013, the UN General Assembly designated World Toilet Day an official UN day.

    11. Every year, from November 15 to November 21, India celebrates National Newborn Week.

    ● The week's major goal is to emphasise the importance of newborn health as a top priority in the health sector and to lower infant death rates through enhancing neonatal care.
    ● 'Safety, quality, and nurturing care — the birthright of every infant' is the theme of National Newborn Week 2021.
    ● India was the first country to launch the India Newborn Action Plan (INAP) in 2014, which is aligned with the Global Every Newborn Action Plan and aims to eliminate unnecessary newborn deaths and stillbirths.

  • Obituary

    12. Novy Kapadia, a veteran novelist, football journalist, and sports pundit, went away due to health issues.

    ● He was often referred to as "Indian football's voice."
    ● Nine FIFA World Cups, as well as the Olympics, Asian Games, and Commonwealth Games, had been covered by the renowned commentator.
    ● Kapadia was an author who wrote works such as Barefoot To Boots and The Many Lives Of Indian Football, among others.

  • Sports

    13. The 14 host countries for the ICC men's white-ball events from 2024 through 2031 have been confirmed by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

    ● India will host the 2029 Champions Trophy, as well as the 2026 ICC Men's Twenty20 World Cup, which it will co-host with Sri Lanka, and the 2031 ICC Men's 50-over World Cup, which it will co-host with Bangladesh.
    ● An ICC Hosting Sub-Committee chaired by Martin Snedden, along with Sourav Ganguly, President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, and Ricky Skerritt, President of Cricket West Indies, picked the hosts after a competitive bidding procedure.

    Hosts of ICC events:
    ● 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup - USA & West Indies
    ● 2025 ICC Men’s Champions Trophy - Pakistan
    ● 2026 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup - India & Sri Lanka
    ● 2027 ICC Men’s 50 over World Cup - South Africa, Zimbabwe & Namibia
    ● 2028 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup - Australia & New Zealand
    ● 2029 ICC Men’s Champions Trophy - India
    ● 2030 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup - England, Ireland & Scotland
    ● 2031 ICC Men’s 50 over World Cup - India & Bangladesh

    14. Garbine Muguruza of Spain won her maiden WTA Final title by defeating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 7-5 in the final.

    ● Muguruza also holds the record for becoming the first Spaniard to win the WTA Finals.
    ● Muguruza came back from a set down in the second to claim her 10th career title by winning the final four games of the match.
    ● Barbora Krejková and Kateina Siniaková of the Czech Republic defeated Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese Taipei and Elise Mertens of Belgium 6–3, 6–4 in doubles.