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Current Affairs of 22nd November, 2021

Read the important current affairs of 22nd November, 2021 : M. Venkaiah Naidu, Manipur State Award, SIDBI, Google, World Children’s Day, light combat helicopters.

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Below are the important Daily Current Affairs of 2021 updates with National and International news.

  • National News

    1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated different development projects in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba and Jhansi districts to the nation.

    • At Mahoba, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a number of projects totaling more than Rs. 3250 crore, all of which are aimed at addressing the region's water scarcity.

    • Arjun Sahayak Project, Ratauli Weir Project, Bhaoni Dam Project, and Majhgaon–Chilli Sprinkler Project are among these projects.

    • In Jhansi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the 600 MW Garautha Ultramega Solar Power Park, which will cost over Rs 3000 crore.

    • In Jhansi, he also unveiled Atal Ekta Park, which bears the name of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

    • The park, which covers an area of around 40,000 square metres, cost about Rs 11 million to construct.

    2. The Food and Supplies Department of West Bengal has established a dedicated WhatsApp chatbot to make it easier for inhabitants of the state to apply for ration cards, lodge grievances, and access other important resources.

    • Farmers will also benefit from the chatbot's verified knowledge on paddy purchase.

    • The bot is accessible in English and Bengali and is completely free to use.

    • The State government claims the chat-bot is a "first in India" because it is created with complete service capabilities and eliminates the need for individuals to visit a ration office in person to get their questions answered or submit requests.

    3. Scientists from the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad, which is part of the Department of Space, have identified a new exoplanet circling too near to an evolved or ageing star 725 light years away with a mass of 1.5 times that of the Sun.

    • The mass of the exoplanet is estimated to be 70% that of Jupiter, with a diameter of 1.4 times that of Jupiter.

    • The finding was made on the 1.2-metre telescope at Mount Abu observatory utilising PRL's advanced radial-velocity abu-sky search (PARAS) optical fiber-fed spectrograph, the first of its sort in India.

    • Prof. Abhijit Chakraborty, his students and team members, as well as international colleagues from Europe and the United States, make up the discovery team.

    4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has handed over the Indian Air Force head Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari the indigenously produced light combat helicopters (LCH) developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

    • India's ability to stay self-reliant is projected to be boosted by the Light Combat Helicopters, which include sophisticated technologies and stealth qualities for successful combat duties.

    • The LCH is the only assault helicopter capable of landing and taking off with a large load of weapons and fuel at an altitude of 5,000 metres.

    • The Prime Minister will also present the Indian Army with 'Made in India' drones, which will be used for a variety of purposes across the country.

    • PM Modi will hand over the DRDO-designed Advanced Electronic Warfare suite for navy ships, including the one for the Indian Aircraft Carrier Vikrant, to the Navy.

    5. The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has partnered with Google India Pvt Ltd (GIPL) to test a social impact financing programme that will provide up to Rs 1 crore in funding at reduced interest rates.

    • SIDBI has created a one-of-a-kind scheme to revive India's MSME sector in response to the Covid-19 issue.

    • As a crisis reaction related to Covid-19, the cooperation provides a corpus of $15 million (about Rs. 110 crores) to micro-enterprises for reinvigoration.

    • SIDBI will provide loans ranging from Rs. 25 lakh to Rs. 1 crore to MSMEs with a revenue of up to Rs. 5 crore.

    • SIDBI will disburse the loans.

    • From onboarding through disbursement, the programme is fully paperless.

    • Women-owned enterprises and businesses producing Covid-19 combat equipment will be given priority, with appropriate credit rate concessions.

  • International News

    6. According to the World Bank's latest study, titled "World Bank's Remittance Prices Worldwide Database," India received USD 87 billion in remittances in 2021, making it the world's largest recipient.

    • The United States (US) was the largest source of funds, accounting for more than 20% of total funds.

    • China, Mexico, the Philippines, and Egypt are the next countries on the list.

    • Remittances to India are expected to increase by 3% to USD 89.6 billion in 2022.

    7. Barbados has made history by becoming the first sovereign government to establish an embassy in the metaverse.

    • On November 14, the tiny Caribbean island government agreed to "outline the baseline development features for its metaverse embassy" with Decentraland, one of the largest and most popular crypto-powered digital worlds.

  • Books And Author

    8. Smriti Zubin Irani, the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, will publish her first novel, "Lal Salaam: A Novel," in November 2021.

    • The novel is based on the April 2010 Maoist attack in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, which resulted in the deaths of 76 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officers.

    • This book is a homage to those who have dedicated their lives to serving the country.

    9. In Hyderabad, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu released the book 'Srimadramayanam.' Sasikiranacharya is the author of this work.

    • It is about Lord Rama's leadership, excellent administration, and rule of law.

    • He also emphasised the importance of popularising literary and poetic works in diverse Indian languages among young people.

  • Appointment And Resignation

    10. Sanjay Kumar Mishra's term as ED Director was extended by a year to November 18, 2022, just days after the Centre passed ordinances allowing ED and CBI directors to serve for up to five years.

    • Mishra, 61, was originally appointed ED director by an order on November 19, 2018, for a two-year term.

    • The appointment letter was later retroactively updated by the Central government on November 13, 2020, and his two-year term was substituted with three years.

  • Awards And Honours

    11. The Indian Film Personality of the Year award will be presented to actor and BJP politician Hema Malini and lyricist and former CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi at the International Film Festival of India 2021.

    • Their contributions to Indian cinema have spanned decades, and their corpus of work has captivated audiences of all ages.

    • Joshi was appointed by the government as the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in 2017, while Malini is a two-time Member of Parliament from Mathura.

    • Joshi earlier wrote a campaign song for Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was named the BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee ahead of the 2014 general elections.

    12. For his book, Ei Amadi Adungeigi Ithat (I and the then island), novelist Beryl Thanga earned the 12th Manipur State Award for Literature 2020.

    • The prize was given to the 65-year-old writer by Manipur Governor La.

    • Ganesan for his novel published in 2015.

    • The award comes with a plaque, a citation, a payment for Rs. 3 lakh, and a shawl.

    • The awardee (Beryl Thanga) was chosen by a government-appointed Board of Eminent Persons for the year 2020.

    • The Governor stated that the Manipuri language is one of India's 22 scheduled languages, according to the Indian Constitution.

    • The Tibeto-Burmese language spoken in India is considered the most sophisticated of the Tibeto-Burmese languages.

    13. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) Council has chosen Indian badminton legend Prakash Padukone for the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021.

    • In 2018, the former world number one received the Badminton Association of India's (BAI) Lifetime Achievement Award.

    • In the 1983 Copenhagen competition, Padukone became the first Indian to win a medal at a World Championships.

  • Important Days

    14. Every year on November 20th, the Universal/World Children's Day is observed to promote international unity, awareness among children worldwide, and improvements in children's welfare.

    • The UN General Assembly enacted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, which is a significant occasion.

    • The Convention on the Rights of the Child will celebrate its 32nd anniversary in 2021.

    • The theme of the Universal/World Children's Day in 2021 is "A Better Future for Every Child."

    • World Children's Day, also known as Universal Children's Day, was first observed on November 20th, 1954.

    • The Declaration of the Rights of the Child was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 1959.

    • The UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on this day in 1989.

  • Sports

    15. AB de Villiers, the former South African captain and superstar batter, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, ending his 10-year relationship with the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the Indian Premier League.

    • De Villiers, who retired from international cricket in 2018, joined RCB in 2011 and had a great stint with the team, hitting 4491 runs in 28 matches and helping them reach the IPL Playoffs five times.

    • De Villiers not only has over 5000 runs in the IPL, but he also has the second and third greatest individual scores, with 133 not out against Mumbai Indians in 2015 and 129 not out against Gujarat Lions in 2016.

    • De Villiers is RCB's second-highest run scorer, trailing only Virat Kohli.