Daily Current Affairs November 19
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November 19 | Daily Current Affairs 2021
Important Days – Daily Current Affairs November 19
1. World Toilet Day is observed on which date?
A) November 13
B) November 18
C) November 19
D) November 16
E) November 17
Answer: C) November 19
International Men’s Day 2021:
- International Men’s Day 2021 is celebrated all over the world on November 19, to celebrate the men and their contributions to the society, community and to their respective families.
- It is also the day when awareness is created on men’s wellbeing and health, and they are celebrated for their works.
International Men’s Day 2021: History
- International Men’s Day was first celebrated in 1999 by Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh, Professor of History, University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, to commemorate his father’s birth anniversary.
- He further encouraged everyone to use this day to bring up issues that concern men and boys.
International Men’s Day 2021: Theme
- This year’s theme for International Men’s Day is ‘Better relations between men and women.’
Women Entrepreneurship Day:
- Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is celebrated on November 19 every year.
- The day is observed to acknowledge, support and celebrate the invaluable contribution of women business leaders and entrepreneurs towards economic growth and development.
Women Entrepreneurship Day: History
- Women’s Entrepreneurship Day was the brainchild of an organisation called the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organisation (WEDO).
- The organisation believes in supporting the women community and educating leaders on the social as well as economic benefits of women entrepreneurship.
- Due to these continuous efforts, the United Nations announced to celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on November 19 every year.
- The inaugural event was held in New York City at the United Nations, with some additional events being held simultaneously in several other countries.
- Initially, 144 nations in total recognised the first WED in 2014, which also included the presentation of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Pioneer Awards.
- Women Entrepreneurship Day was founded and implemented by Pet Pioneer, Animal Fair Media Founder and Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient Wendy Diamond, after volunteering with the Adelante Foundation which provides microcredit to low-income women while in Honduras.
- The reason behind observing Women Entrepreneurship Day is to empower and support women in business and to encourage them in alleviating poverty.
- Over the last decade, the world has witnessed the emergence and growth of women-owned businesses globally, making up 38% of all small businesses that keep the economy growing and developing.
Sports – Daily Current Affairs November 19
2. AB de Villiers announces retirement from all forms of cricket. He was related to which country?
B) South Africa
Answer: B) South Africa
- One of contemporary cricket’s greatest batters, South African legend AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of the game, which he dominated for 17 years with his 360-degree batting.
- The 37-year-old versatile cricketer’s decision has effectively ended his association with his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.
- He announced on Twitter, ending an illustrious career, which saw him play in 114 Tests, 228 ODIs, and 78 T20Is for the Proteas.
- Since starting his association with RCB in 2011, he has enjoyed 11 fruitful seasons with the franchise and was its batting mainstay alongside Virat Kohli.
- De Villiers has played 156 matches for RCB and scored 4,491 runs.
- He is the second all-time leading run-scorer behind Kohli and holds the second and third-highest individual run total in RCB history with 133 not out against Mumbai Indians (in 2015) and 129 not out against Gujarat Lions (in 2016).
- De Villiers has played 114 Tests and scored 8,765 runs at an average of 50.66.
- He has also taken two Test wickets.
- His highest score was 278 not out and also has 22 centuries against his name.
- Making his Test debut against England in 2004, de Villiers has been one of the star performers of South Africa.
- He has been a 360-degree player in ODIs and T20 Internationals. De Villiers has played 228 ODIs and scored 9577 runs at an impressive average of 53.50.
- His highest score in ODIs was 176 at a strike rate of 101.09.
- He has scored 25 centuries in ODIs.
- He made his ODI debut in 2005 against England.
- In 78 T20 internationals, he has scored 1672 runs at an average of 26.12.
- He made his T20 international debut in 2006 against Australia.
3. India finished with a total of how many medals at the Asian Archery Championship?
Answer: B) 7
- India finished its campaign with a total of seven medals including one Gold, 2 Bronze and four Silvers at the Asian Archery Championship here.
- India’s recurve archers, who faced disappointment in the individual events, clinched three medals in the team events.
- The recurve Men’s team of Olympian Pravin Jadhav, Kapil and Parth Salunkhe bagged a Silver after going down to the Korean team of Han Woo Tack, Kim Pil-Joong and Lee Seungyun by 6-0 in the Gold medal final.
- On the other hand, the Women’s team of Ankita Bhakat, Madhu Vedwan and Ridhi too, clinched Silver after they suffered a defeat at the hands of South Korea in the finals by 6-0.
- Later, the recurve mixed duo of Ankita and Kapil, bagged Bronze with a comfortable 6-0 over Uzbekistan in the Bronze medal clash.
- In the compound event, India’s Jyothi Surekha Vennam won Gold medal in the Women’s individual event, while Abhishek Verma settled for Silver after going down to South Korea’s Kim Jongho by one point in the final, losing 149-148.
- Jyothi Vennam, triple world championship medallist in Yankton, defeated former world champion Oh Yoohyun of South Korea in a thriller to win first Gold in the continental meet.
- Earlier in the tournament, the compound Men’s team outshined the hosts Bangladesh by 235-223 in the Bronze medal contest.
- And the compound mixed team of Jyothi and Rishabh Yadav had to settle for Silver after they went down fighting to top seeded Korean pair of Kim Yunhee Choi Yonghee by 154-155.
India’s medal tally at Asian Championship 2021:
|Compound Women (Individual)||Gold|
|Compound Men (Individual)||Silver|
|Compound Mixed team||Silver|
|Compound Men team||Bronze|
|Recurve Men team||Silver|
|Recurve Women team||Silver|
|Recurve Mixed team||Bronze|
Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs November 19
4. AIIB approves how much amount loan to India for implementation of Sustainable Urban services program for Chennai Metropolitan Area?
A) 130 million USD
B) 120 million USD
C) 110 million USD
D) 160 million USD
E) 150 million USD
Answer: E) 150 million USD
- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved 150 million USD loan to the Government of India for the implementation of the Sustainable Urban services program for Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA).
- AIIB Vice President (Investment Operations), Dr. D.J. Pandian while speaking to Prasar Bharati Special Correspondent exclusively said that India is the largest beneficiary of AIIB and the bank has so far approved 29 projects for India worth 6.8 billion USD.
- The Chennai Metropolitan Area project will cover the core urban services, including water resource management, water supply and sewerage, urban mobility, solid waste management, and public health.
- It looks at operationalising CUMTA to coordinate diff modes of transport.
International Affairs – Daily Current Affairs November 19
5. Which country will host the World Environment Day 2022?
Answer: C) Sweden
- Sweden will host the World Environment Day 2022, which will highlight the need to live sustainably in harmony with nature by bringing transformative changes – through policies and choices – towards cleaner, greener lifestyles, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced.
- The theme for World Environment Day 2022 is “Only On Earth,” UNEP said in a statement here.
- It said 2022 marks 50 years of the first United Nations Conference on Human Environment – the 1972 Stockholm Conference, which led to the creation of UNEP and designating June 5 every year as the World Environment Day.
- ‘Only One Earth’ was the motto for the 1972 Stockholm Conference.
- World Environment Day takes place every year on June 5.
- It is the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment.
- Over the years, it has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental public outreach and is celebrated by millions of people across the world.
National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs November 19
6. The Central government signed a contract with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the procurement of two Simulators for Jaguar Aircraft at a cost of _______?
A) Rs 337 crore
B) Rs 327 crore
C) Rs 357 crore
D) Rs 377 crore
E) Rs 387 crore
Answer: C) Rs 357 crore
- The Central government signed a contract with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the procurement of two Simulators for Jaguar Aircraft at a cost of Rs 357 crore, informed the Ministry of Defence.
- The government has signed a contract for procurement of two Fixed Base Full Mission Simulators (FBFMS) for Jaguar Aircraft from HAL for IAF with five years Comprehensive Annual Maintenance Contract (CAMC) at a combined total cost of Rs 357 crore, the official statement said.
- These simulators would be installed at Air Force Stations Jamnagar and Gorakhpur.
- As per the Ministry, under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, India is continuously growing in its power to indigenously design, develop and manufacture advanced cutting-edge technologies and systems in the Defence Sector.
- The manufacturing of FBFMS by HAL will give a further push to the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative and boost the indigenization of defence production and the defence industry in the country, the release read.
- The commissioning of the first FBFMS with associated equipment shall be completed within 27 months from the contract at Air Force Station Jamnagar and the 2nd FBFMS shall be completed within 36 months from the contract at Air Force Station Gorakhpur, it added.
- With the procurement of these simulators, IAF will enhance the quality of flying training to higher standards by exposing the pilots to various contingencies in the entire operating envelope including simulation of advanced long-range weapons.
7. Who inaugurates first of its kind, world’s most sophisticated, latest MRI facility at the National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar, Haryana?
A) Narendra Modi
B) Jitendra Singh
C) Narayan Rane
D) Smriti Zubin Irani
E) G. Kishan Reddy
Answer: B) Jitendra Singh
- Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh launched first of its kind, latest, world’s most sophisticated MRI facility at the National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar Haryana, India’s premier institute dedicated to Neuroscience Research and Education.
- The Minister said, with this facility, India embarks on new frontiers of human Neuroscience with a unique and powerful 3T MRI platform of outstanding performance.
- He informed that MRI Scanner Prisma from Siemens, Germany, is being used by several international initiatives, like Brain initiative of USA, the European human brain project.
- NBRC is devoted to studying brain functions in health and diseases using innovative multidisciplinary approaches in basic and translational research.
- Research at NBRC is classified into five divisions, namely Cellular and Molecular, Systems, Cognitive, Computational, and Translational.
- Nevertheless, faculty collaborate across divisions and other institutions to address their research questions.
- Located in the foothills of the Aravali range in Manesar, Haryana, NBRC is an autonomous institute funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and is also a Deemed-to-be University.
- Govt. of India has recognised NBRC as an Institution of Excellence.
- National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) was established in the year 1999 as an autonomous institution under the Societies Registration Act of 1860.
- The NBRC, engaged in brain research, has deemed University status.
- The main objectives of NBRC include undertaking basic research to understand brain function in health and disease.
- In addition to the intramural research activity at the main centre, NBRC also promotes networking of the existing research groups in neuroscience in the country. The research interests at NBRC span from molecular to behavioural and computational neuroscience.
- The Institute also promotes translational research with a mission to discover rationale therapies and cures for brain disorders.
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