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Current Affairs of 26th November, 2021

Read the important current affairs of 26th November, 2021 : Bharat Gaurav trains, Dosti Exercise, PMC Bank, SDG Urban Index, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, ATP Finals title.

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

  • National News

    1. The 15th iteration of the Maldives, India, and Sri Lanka biennial Trilateral Exercise 'Dosti' took place in the Maldives from November 20th to November 24th, 2021, as part of regional security formation for a peaceful and stable Indian Ocean Region.

    ● The exercise is held every two years between the three countries' coast guards.
    ● This year marks the 30th anniversary of the exercise's inception.
    ● The exercise included two Indian Coast Guard ships, the Integrated Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Vajra and Apoorva, as well as the Sri Lanka Coast Guard Ship (SLCGS) Suraksha.
    ● The 'Dosti' trilateral exercise between India, the Maldives, and Sri Lanka aims to strengthen friendship, improve mutual operational capabilities, practise interoperability, and create collaboration between the Coast Guards of the Maldives, India, and Sri Lanka.

    2. NASA has launched DART, a first-of-its-kind mission to alter the trajectory of an asteroid by deliberately crashing a spacecraft into it.

    ● Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is an acronym for Double Asteroid Redirection Test.
    ● On November 24, 2021, the $325 million DART mission was launched into orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
    ● The mission's goal is to put asteroid-deflecting technologies to the test.
    ● The mission's goal is to crash a space probe into the asteroid in order to change its speed and trajectory, preventing it from colliding with the Earth.

    3. Jitendra Singh, India's Science and Technology Minister, has inaugurated India's first Virtual Science Lab for Children as part of the CSIR's Jigyasa Program.

    ● Students will be able to interact with scientists from all over the country in these labs.
    ● On the basis of an online interactive medium, give excellent research exposure and innovative teaching for school pupils.
    ● Students from Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, and Government Schools would benefit greatly from the new facility.
    ● The virtual lab would take students on a virtual tour of CSIR labs and introduce them to research infrastructure.
    ● Under the Jigyasa programme, the CSIR has also teamed with the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay to establish a Virtual Lab platform.

    4. The State Bank of India (SBI) and Pondicherry Co-op. Milk Producers' Union Ltd (PONLAIT) have signed an MoU for individual dairy farmers to be financed up to Rs 3 lakh.

    ● The loan will be made available through the SBI Bank's YONO application.
    ● SBI has launched a technological product called 'SAFAL- Simple And Fast Agriculture Loan' to fund individual dairy farmers who regularly deliver milk to commercial dairies.
    ● The agreement would assist approximately 3,500 dairy producers who supply milk to PONLAIT's 98 primary milk organisations.

    5. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released a draught strategy to merge the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank with the Unity Small Finance Bank Ltd(USFB), situated in Delhi.

    ● Centrum Group and Bharatpe have partnered to form Unity Small Finance Bank.
    ● With effect from November 1, 2021, it will operate as a small financing bank.
    ● According to the proposed merger scheme, Unity's acquisition of PMC Bank's assets and liabilities, including deposits, will provide depositors with a higher level of security.

    6. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, has declared that the Patalpani railway station in Indore will be renamed after tribal icon Tantya Bhil, who was dubbed the "Indian Robin Hood" by the tribals.

    ● The Bhanwar Kuan crossroads and the MR 10 bus stop in Indore will also be named after Tantya Bhil, according to the CM.
    ● Bhopal's Habibganj railway station, for example, was recently renamed after tribal ruler Rani Kamalapati.
    ● Tantya Bhil is remembered as one of the revolutionaries who waged a 12-year armed resistance to British rule.
    ● Tantya is claimed to have looted the British government's treasury and distributed the cash to the needy.

    7. Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw has announced the inauguration of Bharat Gaurav, which would be run by both the private sector and the IRCTC on theme-based circuits.

    ● The Indian Railways is working with corporate and state-owned service providers to finalise theme-based tourism circuit trains that would showcase the country's rich cultural history.
    ● The railways has dedicated over 3,000 AC and non-AC coaches of various classifications to run over 190 tourist circuit trains to major cultural and heritage sites to promote the first-of-its-kind theme-based trains.
    ● By January 2022, the first Bharat Gaurav train could be running.

  • International News

    8. According to the latest annual ranking of major lenders by global regulators, JPMorgan Chase has once again been rated the world's most significant bank to the health of the wider financial system.

    ● The Financial Stability Board (FSB), which is made up of G20 regulators, has released its most recent listing of the world's 30 most systemic institutions.
    ● The 30 lenders are grouped into four "buckets" based on how systemic, multinational, interrelated, and sophisticated they are, with JPMorgan now being placed higher than its closest competitors.
    ● To avoid a repeat of the government bailouts that occurred during the financial crisis a decade ago, companies must maintain more capital and be subject to more stringent monitoring.
    ● In practise, lenders usually have capital buffers that are already higher than the FSB's minimum criteria.

  • Books And Author

    9. Brijinder Nath Goswamy, a renowned art historian and Padma Awardee, has published a new book on Indian arts titled "Conversations: India's Leading Art Historian Engages with 101 Themes, and More."

    ● Penguin Random House India has agreed to publish the book in January 2022.
    ● B.N Goswamy covers a wide range of topics related to or surrounding the arts in this book.
    ● Goswamy opens a door to a wide range of topics in and around the arts with this book.
    ● It not only attracts people who are interested in and knowledgeable about the arts, but also general readers who wish to learn more about the arts.

  • Awards And Honours

    10. Dr. S K Sohan Roy, the CEO and founder of the Aries Group of Companies from Kerala, has been awarded the Knighthood of Parte Guelfa for his humanitarian and environmental initiatives in business and film.

    ● The honorary title of "Knight of Parte Guelfa" was bestowed upon him during a ceremony held at the Basilica of Santa Croce and the Palagio di Parte Guelfa in Florence, Italy, during the Investitures of Parte Guelfa of Annus Domini 2021.
    ● The Order of the Guelph Part, also known as the Ordo Parte Guelfae or Societas Partis Ecclesiae, is a pontifical foundation founded by Pope Clement IV in 1266.
    ● The Guelph half is concerned with environmental conservation, and the knighthood is known as the World Environment Protector.

  • Important Days

    11. On November 25, the United Nations has proclaimed November 25 as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

    ● The day is observed to raise awareness to the fact that women all over the world are victims of various forms of violence, and that the full scale of the problem is frequently concealed.
    ● "Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now!" is the theme for this year's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
    ● In 1981, activists at the Latin American and Caribbean Feminist Encuentros declared November 25 to be a day to condemn and raise awareness of violence against women in general; the date was officially recognised by the United Nations (UN) on December 17, 1999.

  • Obituary

    12. South Korea's past president Chun Doo-hwan died in Seoul, South Korea, at the age of 90, from heart failure.

    ● He was a member of the Democratic Justice Party.
    ● He was elected as South Korea's 5th President.
    ● From 1981 to 1987, he was the President of the Democratic Justice Party.
    ● Chun, often known as the "Butcher of Gwangju," was a former military commander who presided over the 1980 army murder of pro-democracy activists in the city, for which he was eventually convicted and got a commuted death sentence.

  • Sports

    13. In tennis, Germany's Alexander Zverev defeated Russia's World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev in the men's singles finals, 6-4, 6-4, to win the 2021 ATP Finals in Turin, Italy.

    ● After winning the first Nitto ATP Finals in 2018, this is Zverev's second title.
    ● By defeating Rajeev Ram of the United States and Joe Salisbury of the United Kingdom, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut of France won the men's doubles title.