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Current Affairs of 23rd November, 2021

Read the important current affairs of 23rd November, 2021 : International Cricket Council, INS Visakhapatnam, Working Group on Digital Lending, 2021 National Book Award, Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021.

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  • National News

    1. The Indian Navy has commissioned the INS Visakhapatnam, a P15B stealth guided-missile destroyer, at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.

    ● This is the first of four destroyers of the 'Visakhapatnam' class.
    ● It was designed in-house by the Indian Navy's Directorate of Naval Design and built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai.
    ● The INS Visakhapatnam is 163 metres long, 17 metres wide, and has a displacement of 7,400 tonnes.
    ● In the presence of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, it was commissioned.

    2. The Indian Police Foundation's 'IPF Smart Policing' Index 2021 ranked Andhra Pradesh Police first out of 29 states and union territories (IPF).

    ● With an overall score of 8.11 out of ten, Andhra Pradesh has taken first place.
    ● Telangana Police is in second place with 8.10 points, while Assam Police is in third place with an aggregate rating of 7.89.
    ● Uttar Pradesh is in 28th place with a score of 5.81, while Bihar is in last place with a score of 5.74.

    3. The Russian Navy successfully tested the 'Zircon' Hypersonic Cruise Missile from the frigate Admiral Gorshkov, which hit the test target in Russian Arctic waters.

    ● Russia used an Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile dubbed 'Nudol' to destroy its own satellite in low-earth orbit, resulting in a storm of space debris that may potentially damage other orbiting satellites including the International Space Station (ISS).
    ● In the short term, the WG recommends establishing a nodal agency in cooperation with stakeholders to validate the technological qualifications of balance sheet lenders' Digital Lending Apps (DLAs) and Lending Service Providers (LSPs) functioning in the digital lending ecosystem.

  • International News

    4. The Russian Navy successfully tested the 'Zircon' Hypersonic Cruise Missile from the frigate Admiral Gorshkov, which hit the test target in Russian Arctic waters.

    ● Russia used an Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile dubbed 'Nudol' to destroy its own satellite in low-earth orbit, resulting in a storm of space debris that may potentially damage other orbiting satellites including the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Appointment And Resignation

    5. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named Geoff Allardice as the new permanent CEO of the sport's governing body.

    ● For more than eight months, he served as interim CEO.
    ● He takes over for Manu Sawhney, who resigned from his post in July 2021.
    ● For eight years, Allardice, a former Australian first-class cricketer and administrator, served as the ICC General Manager, Cricket.
    ● He had previously worked for Cricket Australia in a similar capacity.

  • Awards And Honours

    6. The National Book Foundation hosted the 72nd edition of the National Book Award as a virtual event.

    ● For his novel "Hell of a Book," a storey of a black author's adventures while on a book tour, Jason Mott won the National Book Award for fiction in 2021.

    Winners of 2021 National Book Awards:
    ● Fiction : Hell of a Book : Jason Mott
    ● Non-Fiction : All That She Carried : The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake : Tiya Miles
    ● Young People’s Literature : Last Night at the Telegraph Club : Malinda Lo
    ● Poetry : Floaters : Martín Espada
    ● Best Translated Literature : Winter in Sokcho : Elisa Shua Dusapin and translator Aneesa Abbas Higgins (translated from French)

    7. At the Swachh Amrit Mahotsav organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in New Delhi, President Ram Nath Kovind delivered the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021.

    ● The 6th edition of the Swachh Survekshan awards will be held in 2021, with a total of 4,320 cities being surveyed.
    ● The cities are ranked according to three factors: service level progress (SLP), certificates, and public input.

    Here is the complete List of Award-Winning Cities:
    ● Cleanest City: Indore
    ● Cleanest Ganga town: Varanasi
    ● Cleanest State (with more than 100 urban local bodies): Chhattisgarh
    ● Cleanest State (with less than 100 urban local bodies): Jharkhand
    ● Cleanest City (with less than one lakh population): Vita city of Maharashtra
    ● Cleanest small city (1-3 lakh population): New Delhi Municipal Council
    ● Cleanest medium city (3-10 lakh population): Noida
    ● Cleanest big city’ (10-40 lakh population): Navi Mumbai
    ● Cleanest cantonment board: Ahmedabad cantonment
    ● Cleanest District: Surat
    ● Fastest Mover small city: Hoshangawad, Madhya Pradesh
    ● Best Small City in Citizens’ Feedback: Triputi, Maharashtra
    ● Top city in Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge: Navi Mumbai

  • Important Days

    8. Every year on November 21, World Television Day is observed.

    ● The day serves as a reminder of the importance of visual media in shaping public opinion and affecting global politics.
    ● For many years, television has played an important role in people's lives.
    ● It is a media that transmits moving images in two or three dimensions as well as sound and provides entertainment, education, news, politics, and gossip, among other things.
    ● The United Nations hosted the first World Television Forum on November 21 and 22, 1996.
    ● This day provides a forum for the media to debate the role of television in conveying information and how it fits into a changing world.
    ● It is the single largest source of video consumption.

    9. Every year on November 21, fishing communities all across the world commemorate World Fisheries Day.
    ● It emphasises the necessity of maintaining healthy ocean ecosystems and ensuring global fisheries stocks are sustainable.
    ● The fifth World Fisheries Day will be held in 2021.
    ● On November 21, 2015, the first World Fisheries Day was observed.
    ● On the same day, the International Fishermen's Organization staged its grand opening in New Delhi.
    ● Around 1997, a forum for the World Fisheries Consortium was founded, and it was dubbed WFF (World Fisheries Forum).
    ● Several users from all across the world actively participated in this forum.
    ● A worldwide consensus document, signed by around 18 countries, indicated the standardisation of processes.
    ● WFF's 1997 memories are carved in history since it ushered in a new type of working pattern for the fishing community.

    10. Every year on the third Sunday in November, the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is observed.

    ● On November 21, 2021, the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims will be observed.
    ● The theme for the 2021 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is "ACT for LOW SPEEDS/ACT for LOW-SPEED STREETS."
    ● The goal of the day is to honour individuals who have been killed or injured on the roads, as well as their families, friends, and those who have been affected.
    ● The day was first observed in 1993 by the British organisation RoadPeace, which was later adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005.

  • Obituary

    11. Gurmeet Bawa, a well-known Punjabi folk musician, has died after a protracted illness.

    ● Gurmeet was most known for her 45-second lengthy 'hek' (the breathless introduction of a Punjabi folk song called "ho" to generate a lovely voice with an unbroken wave).
    ● She rose to prominence after beginning to perform on Doordarshan, making her the first Punjabi female singer to debut on the national television network.

  • Sports

    12. The 2021 F1 Qatar Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain).

    ● Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) finished second, followed by Fernando Alonso (Alpine – Spain).
    ● Lewis Hamilton has now won at 30 different Formula 1 circuits, making him the first driver to do so.
    ● The 2021 Drivers Standings are as follows: Max Verstappen (351.5 points), Lewis Hamilton (343.5 points), and Valtteri Bottas (203 points) are in first, second, and third, respectively, after the Qatar 2021 F1 Grand Prix. In 2021, two additional Grand Prix races will be staged.

    13. Dhaka, Bangladesh hosted the Asian Archery Championships in 2021.

    ● Indian archers took home seven medals at the competition, placing them second in the medal table.
    ● One gold, four silver, and two bronze medals were awarded.
    ● South Korea took home 15 medals to take first place in the medal table, while Bangladesh finished third with three medals.

    List of Indian medal winners:
    Gold medal
    ● Women’s individual compound event: Jyothi Surekha Vennam

    Silver medal
    ● Men’s team recurve event: Pravin Jadhav, Kapil, and Parth Salunkhe
    ● Women’s team recurve event: Ankita Bhakat, Ridhi and Madhu Vedwan
    ● Men’s individual compound event: Abhishek Verma
    ● Mixed Team compound event: Rishabh Yadav and Jyothi Surekha Vennam

    Bronze medal
    ● Mixed team recurve event: Ankita Bhakat, Kapil
    ● Men’s team compound event: Aman Saini, Abhishek Verma and Rishabh Yadav