Today Top Current Affairs 19 November 2021

Today Top Current Affairs 19 November 2021

Daily Current Affairs 19th 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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National

Piyush Goyal inaugurates India’s first food museum in Thanjavur Tamil Nadu

Union Minister for Commerce, Industry, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal has launched India’s first Food Museum at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu on 15th November 2021 virtually.

  • This initiative will help in being the fifth-largest agricultural exporter in the world.
  • The museum was established by the Food Corporation of India (FCI).
  • The museum was set up at a cost of Rs 1.1 crore.
  • It will act as a showcase of the history of people from being foragers to producers, the story of the first harvest, the rise of villages and the preparation of demand days.
  • It will also show the grains of India and explain the food culture in different parts of the world.

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President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Adarsh Village ‘Sui’ in Haryana’s Bhiwani

President Ram Nath Kovind reached Sui village in the Bhiwani district of Haryana and has inaugurated various public facilities in the village.

  • Mahadevi Parameshwaridas Jindal Charitable Trust under Swa-Prerit Adarsh Gram Yojana (SPAGY) scheme of Haryana Government is building this village and will be developed as Adarsh Gram (Model village).
  • The village has been equipped with a library, reverse osmosis (RO) water facility, 8 parks, a new school building, 250 streetlights, an auditorium and a lake.
  • Bhiwani has become the 1st district in India where two Presidents have visited. prior to this, APJ Abdul Kalam had visited Bhiwani in 2007.

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UP’s First Anti-Air Pollution Tower begins In Noida

Uttar Pradesh’s first air pollution control tower has stated Operating In Noida on 17 November 2021.

  • The air pollution control tower is a 20-metre-high and has a diameter of nine metres.
  • It can filter air in an area of one square kilometre around it.
  • Union Heavy Industries Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey inaugurated Uttar Pradesh’s first air pollution control tower and minister Krishna Pal, Gautam Buddh Nagar MP Mahesh Sharma, Noida MLA Pankaj Singh and Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari were also present.

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Banking

AIIB approves USD 150 million loans for implementation of Sustainable Urban services program for Chennai Metropolitan Area

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a USD 150 million loan to the Indian Government of India. the loan amount will be used for the implementation of the Sustainable Urban services program for the Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA).

  • The Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) includes the core urban services, such as water resource management, water supply and sewerage, urban mobility, solid waste management, and public health.

Appointment

India as UNESCO Executive Board for 2021-25 term

India is re-elected to the Executive Board of UNESCO for the term 2021-25 after winning The election of members of the executive board with 164 votes.

  • Also, India, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Cook Islands and China are appointed in Group IV Asian and Pacific States category.

About UNESCO Executive Board

  • UNESCO Executive Board has 58 member-states and each has a four-year term of office.
  • headquarter – Paris, France

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Sanjay Kumar Mishra gets one year extension as ED Director

Indian Govt has extended the tenure for a year of Enforcement Directorate (ED) chief Sanjay Kumar Mishra. Sanjay Kumar Mishra will serve till November 18, 2022.

  • Sanjay Kumar Mishra was going to retire on November 18, 2021.
  • Mishra was appointed as the ED director for a period of two years on November 19, 2018.

department of revenue issued a notice

  • “The President of India is pleased to extend the tenure of Sanjay Kumar Mishra (Indian Revenue Service officer of 1984 batch) as Director of Enforcement in the ED for a period of one year beyond November 18, 2021, i.e. November 18, 2022 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.”

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Sports

Spain’s Garbine Muguruza Win 2021 WTA Finals Title, Beats Anett Kontaveit

Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza has won her first WTA Finals Championship and in the final, Muguruza defeated No.8 seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, 6-3, 7-5.

  • In doubles, Czech’s Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková beat Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei) and Elise Mertens (Belgium) by 6–3, 6–4 points.
  • Garbiñe has won the biggest title of her career and it was her 3rd title of the year.
  • Garbiñe becomes the first Spaniard to win the WTA Finals singles title in the event’s history.
  • prior to this, Former World No.1 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario reached the WTA Finals singles championship match and finished as runner-up to Stefanie Graf in 1993.

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Important Days

National Newborn Week 2021: 15-21 November

In India, Newborn Care Week is celebrated every year from 15 to 21 November. the main objective of celebrating the week is to raise awareness about the importance of newborn care for child survival and development.

  • The theme 2021 of National Newborn Week is ‘Safety, quality and nurturing care – birth right of every newborn’.
  • Every year 2.6 million babies die in the first 28 days of life; most in the first week and additional 2.6 million stillbirths occur each year.

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021: 18-24 November

Every year, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is celebrated from 18-24 November across the world. the main purpose of this day is to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance, encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policymakers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.

Theme 2021:

  • The Theme of world Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2021 is “Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance”.
  • The theme focuses on One Health stakeholders, policymakers, health care providers, and the general public to be Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Awareness champions.

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World Toilet Day 2021

Every year, World Toilet Day is celebrated on 19 November across the world by a partnership between the UN-Water body and governments. it aims to bring awareness about the importance of toilets and sanitation in our lives.

  • In 2001, the World Toilet Organization established this day and later was officially declared by UN General Assembly in 2013 during its 67th session, and passed a resolution by which it designated November 19 as World toilet Day.
  • The theme 2021 for World Toilet Day is ‘valuing toilets’, focuses on stress the absolute necessity of toilets in our lives.

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