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Today Top Current Affairs 12 November 2021

Today Top Current Affairs 12 November 2021

Daily Current Affairs 12th November 2021 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related govt exams, covering the top news, Major Issues, Top 10 Current News of the day, Important events in National Current News, and International Current News.

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Odisha launches road safety initiative called Rakshak

The Chief Minister of Odisha State Naveen Patnaik launched a road safety initiative named ‘Rakshak’. under the ‘Rakshak’ road safety initiative, govt will train 30,000 first responders with the help of 300 master trainers across all 30 districts.

  • Naveen Patnaik asked to attend to road accident victims and assist them in receiving treatment.
  • The state will provide training to volunteers from roadside communities such as eateries, small repair shops, gas stations, and also police officers to be first responders to road accident victims.
  • First responders will role in first aid and pre-hospital trauma care to accident victims within the golden hour.

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PIO Raja Chari led NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts headed to International Space Station

NASA and SpaceX have launched the “Crew 3” mission on a flight to the International Space Station on November 10, 2021. Crew 3 mission to ISS includes four astronauts including a veteran spacewalker and two younger crewmates chosen to join NASA’s forthcoming lunar missions.

  • The international crew of astronauts lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • Under this mission, four astronauts will stay at the International Space Station (ISS) for a six-month science mission until April 2022.
  • The Mission will be led by Indian-origin astronaut Raja Chari.

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Rajeev Srivastava appointed as CEO of Standard Chartered Securities

Rajeev Srivastava has been appointed as the chief executive officer at Standard Chartered Securities (India).

  • Rajeev Srivastava has served at HDFC Securities where headed the products and business development functions of the organisation.
  • He is having nearly two decades of experience in capital markets and banking.

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National Yogasana Sports Championships

India’s first Physical National Yogasana Championships has conducted in Bhubaneswar, Odisha by the National Yogasana Sports Federation (NYSF) in association with the Odisha state. and the event was held between 11th November and 13th November 2021.

  • The main purpose the Physical National Yogasana Championships is to promote yoga and create a global brand around it, portraying it as a competitive sport with high standards and benchmarks.
  • 560 young Yogasana Sports athletes from across 30 states have joined the event.

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Novak Djokovic wins 2021 Paris Masters title, beats Daniil Medvedev

World number one Novak Djokovic has won a sixth Paris title and record 37th Masters crown and defeated 2020 champion Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final.

  • The final was held at Bercy.
  • Novak Djokovic has sixth Paris Masters title and overall 37th ATP Masters 1000 title.

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West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo retires from international cricket

On November 06, 2021, West Indies star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced to take retirement from international cricket after the conclusion of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup campaign.

  • Dwayne Bravo has played 91 T20s for the West Indies and made his debut against New Zealand at Auckland in 2006, and scored 1,245 runs at an average of 22.23 and a strike rate of 115.38.
  • He is the highest wicket-taker for the West Indies in T20Is.
  • He has played his last T20I match against Australia.

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Nobel Laureate and former South African President FW de Klerk died at 85

The former president of South Africa and the last white person to head the country Mr FW (Frederik Willem) de Klerk has passed away at the age of 85. he was suffering from cancer.

  • Mr De Klerk had served as head of state between September 1989 and May 1994.
  • In 19993, De Klerk and Nelson Mandela jointly were honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize with for their work towards ending apartheid.

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Important Days

Public Service Broadcasting Day 2021

Every year, Public Service Broadcasting Day is observed on 12th November in India. this day aims to commemorate the first and only visit of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947.

  • This day marks 50 years of this historic visit of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi to All India Radio, a function was conducted at AIR premises on 12th November 1997 at 3.00 PM.
  • In 2001, the day was officially declared as Public Service Broadcasting Day.

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World Pneumonia Day 2021

World Pneumonia Day is observed on 12th November every year across the world. the main purpose of this day is to raise awareness, promote prevention and treatment and produce action to combat the disease.

  • In 2009, World Pneumonia Day was first celebrated

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Ayurveda Day 2021

Every year, Ayurveda Day is observed on the day of Dhanwantri Jayanti since 2016. Dhanvantari is the Hindu god of medicine. In 2021, India has celebrated the 6th National Ayurveda Day on 02 November 2021.

  • The main objective of this day is to create a sense of awareness in today’s generation and promote Ayurvedic principles of healing in society. 
  • It also Focuses on the strengths of Ayurveda and its unique treatment principles.

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