Daily Current Affairs November 21

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November 21| Daily Current Affairs 2023

Important Days – Daily Current Affairs November 21

1. When does World Heritage Week 2023 begin and end?
A) October 15 to October 21
B) November 1 to November 7
C) November 10 to November 16
D) November 19 to November 25
E) December 5 to December 11
Answer: D) November 19 to November 25

  • World Heritage Week is celebrated from November 19, 2023, to November 25, 2023 to promote the conservation of culture and heritage across the globe.
  • World Heritage Week is celebrated by UNESCO and other international organisations. In India, the festival is celebrated by the Archaeological Survey of India.
  • World Heritage Week celebrated the heritage sites recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
  • In India, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has exempted the fees of all the protected monuments, including the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Minar at Fatehpur Sikri, etc, for one day, November 19, 2023 as part of the celebration of World Heritage Week
  • ASI has protected over 3,650 ancient monuments and archaeological sites.

2. What is the theme of World Fisheries Day in 2023?
A) Sustaining Ocean Biodiversity
B) Protecting Coral Reefs
C) Celebrating the Wealth of Fisheries and Aquaculture
D) Promoting Sustainable Seafood
E) Climate Change and Fisheries
Answer: C) Celebrating the Wealth of Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • World Fisheries Day is observed annually on November 21st to raises awareness about the importance of fisheries and advocates for sustainable fishing practices to preserve marine ecosystems and support the livelihoods of millions dependent on fisheries worldwide.
  • The theme for World Fisheries Day 2023 is ‘Celebrating the Wealth of Fisheries and Aquaculture‘.
  • In 1997, the “World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers” met in New Delhi, leading to the establishment of the “World Fisheries Forum.”
  • Representatives from 18 countries signed a declaration advocating for global adoption of sustainable fishing practices and policies.
  • Department of Fisheries under the Ministry of Fisheries is hosting the Global Fisheries Conference India 2023. This two-day conference is scheduled for November 21st and 22nd, 2023 take place at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Sports – Daily Current Affairs November 21

3. Who was Novak Djokovic’s opponent in the final match where he secured his seventh ATP Finals title?
A) Roger Federer
B) Jannik Sinner
C) Rafael Nadal
D) Dominic Thiem
E) Andy Murray
Answer: B) Jannik Sinner

  • Novak Djokovic from Serbia won a seventh title at the ATP ( Association Tennis Professionals) Finals defeating Jannik Sinner from Italy 6-3 6-3 in Turin, Italy.
  • His Achievements: He is currently ranked at No 1 in ATP Rankings. Novak Djokovic won 3 Grandslam titles in this year such as Australian, French, US Opens.
  • He holds the record for the most Grand Slam men’s singles victories with 24, including a record ten at the Australian Open.
  • He has won 98 singles championships in total, including a record 71 Big Titles, which include 24 majors, 40 Masters, and an unprecedented seven ATP Finals.
  • Jannik Sinner from Italy is ranked at No 4 in ATP Rankings.

Obituary – Daily Current Affairs November 21

4. Who recently passed away at the age of 96, and served as the former U.S. first lady?
A) Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
B) Michelle Obama
C) Nancy Reagan
D) Barbara Bush
E) Rosalynn Carter
Answer: E) Rosalynn Carter

  • U.S. first lady Rosalynn Carter died at 96.
  • Eleanor Rosalynn Smith was born August 18, 1927, in Plains to Edgar and Alice Smith, and married Carter on July 7, 1946.
  • She is an eloquent speaker, campaigner and activist.
  • Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter were the longest-married presidential couple. Their humanitarian efforts were crowned in 2002 when Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Her Books: “Helping Someone With Mental Illness” in 1998 and Her autobiography is “First Lady From Plains,” in 1984.
  • In 2001, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.


Capital: Washington DC
Currency: US Dollar
President: Joe Biden
Vice President: Kamala Harris

Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs November 21

5. What violation led to the penalty of Rs 1.5 lakh imposed on Sappers Finance and Consultancy Pvt Ltd by the Reserve Bank of India?
A) Money laundering
B) Tax evasion
C) Violation of foreign exchange rules
D) Violating rules related to acquisition/transfer of control of NBFC
E) Insider trading
Answer: D) Violating rules related to acquisition/transfer of control of NBFC

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 25,000 on The Pudukkottai Co-operative Town Bank Ltd., Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu.
  • This penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers conferred on RBI under the provisions of Section 47A (1) (c) read with Sections 46 (4) (i) and 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (AACS),”
  • RBI announced a penalty of Rs 2 lakh to Sangli Sahakari Bank Limited, Mumbai for violating rules laid out by the central bank related to the ‘Board of Directors-UCBs’
  • Kolkata-based Sappers Finance and Consultancy Pvt Ltd. was fined Rs 1.50 lakh by the RBI for violating rules related to the acquisition/transfer of control of NBFC.
  • It is based on (i) ‘Requirement for obtaining prior approval of RBI in cases of acquisition/transfer of control of Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)’; and (ii) ‘Non-Banking Financial Company Returns (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2016


Founded: 1 April 1935
Governor: Shakthikanta Das
HQ: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Appointments – Daily Current Affairs November 21

6. What is the term of Vinay M Tonse’s appointment as the Managing Director of the State Bank of India?
A) Until November 30, 2022
B) Until November 30, 2023
C) Until November 30, 2024
D) Until November 30, 2025
E) Until November 30, 2026
Answer: D) Until November 30, 2025

  • The central government appointed Vinay M Tonse as the Managing Director of the State Bank of India till November 30, 2025.
  • The post of MD of SBI fell vacant after Swaminathan Janakiraman was appointed as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
  • The State Bank of India is operated by four managing directors and one chairman.
  • Financial Services Institution Bureau (FSIB) is responsible for recommending directors of state-owned banks and financial institutions.
  • FSIB is headed by Bhanu Pratap Sharma, former secretary in the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
  • Other members of FSIB are Animesh Chauhan, former chairman and MD of erstwhile Oriental Bank of Commerce, RBI’s ex-executive director Deepak Singhal, and Shailendra Bhandari, former MD of erstwhile ING Vysya Bank.


Founded: 1 July 1955
Chairman: Dhinesh Kumar Khara
HQ: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Awards – Daily Current Affairs November 21

7. Who won the 2023 JCB Literary Prize for the work titled “Fire Bird”?
A) Arundhati Roy
B) Perumal Murugan
C) Jhumpa Lahiri
D) Chetan Bhagat
E) Vikram Seth
Answer: B) Perumal Murugan

  • Tamil writer Perumal Murugan’s novel ‘Fire Bird’, translated into English by Janani Kannan, won the 2023 JCB Prize for Literature.
  • It was published by Penguin Random House India.
  • The award was announced virtually by Lord Bamford, Chairman of JCB Group, and awarded in person by Deepak Shetty, CEO and Managing Director, JCB India Limited.
  • This award carries Rs 25 lakh to the author and an additional Rs 10 lakh to the translator.
  • Murugan has written 12 novels, six collections of short stories, six anthologies of poetry, and many non-fiction books.
  • Ten of his novels have been translated into English, which include ‘Seasons of the Palm’, ‘Current Show’ and ‘One Part Woman’.
  • The other books in the short list included
    • ‘The Secret of More’ (Aleph Book Company) by Tejaswini Apte-Rahm,
    • ‘The Nemesis’ (Westland Books) by Manoranjan Byapari,
    • ‘Mansur’ (Pan Macmillan India) by Vikramajit Ram
    • ‘I Named my Sister Silence’ (Westland Books) by Manoj Rupda

8. Who recently won an award, sharing it with “Derry Girls” season 3, marking the first time an Indian comedian has received this recognition?
A) Hasan Minhaj
B) Vir Das
C) AIB (All India Bakchod)
D) Kenny Sebastian
E) Atul Khatri
Answer: B) Vir Das

  • The best in global television was honoured in New York at the 51st International Emmy Awards 2023.
  • The 56 nominees for this year’s awards came from 20 countries across six continents.
  • Netflix scored two best comedy nominees for its UK series Derry Girls and Vir Das: Landing, a stand-up special from one of India’s top comedians, Vir Das. Both of these shared the Best Comedy series awards.
  • Vir Das was nominated for an International Emmy for the second time for his Netflix special Vir Das: Landing.
  • He was nominated alongside Le Flambeau, El Encargado and Derry Girls Season 3.
  • Vir Das won and shared the prize with Derry Girls season 3. This is the first time an Indian comedian won the award.
  • The other Emmy Award Winners are,
Best Actress  Karla Souza in La Caida (Dive)
Best Actor  Martin Freeman in The Responder
Best Comedy  Vir Das for Vir Das: Landing and Derry Girls season 3
Best TV Movie/Mini-Series  La Caida [Dive]
Best Drama Series   The Empress, Sommerhaus Serien (Germany)
Best Non-Scripted Entertainment  A Ponte – The Bridge Brasil
Best Short-Form Series  Des Gens Bien Ordinaires [A Very Ordinary World]
Best Factual And Entertainment For Kids  Built To Survive
Best Documentary  Mariupol: The People’s Story
Best Sports Documentary  Harley and Katya
Best Arts Programming  Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On
Best Telenovela  Yargi [Family Secrets]
Best Animation for Kids  The Smeds and The Smoos
2023 International Emmy Directorate Award  Ekta Kapoor, co-founder of Balaji Telefilms
  • International Emmy Awards: The first Emmy Awards ceremony was held on January 25, 1949, while the idea for the awards dates back to 1948. Six prizes, including Most Outstanding Television Personality and Most Popular Television Program, were given out.

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs November 21

9. Which state in India has initiated the collaboration between Bulk Drug Park and CSIR/DRDO?
A) Maharashtra
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Gujarat
D) Tamil Nadu
E) Karnataka
Answer: B) Uttar Pradesh

  • Uttar Pradesh is focusing on connecting the proposed Bulk Drugs Park in Lalitpur with technology along with research and innovation to provide high-quality and affordable medicines and medical devices.
  • For this, the government has linked the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) with the Bulk Drug Park and made them its knowledge partners.
  • Under this, the state government has signed MoUs with 43 labs of CSIR and 46 labs of DRDO, where research work will be done to manufacture affordable medicines.
  • Adani Gas has been chosen as the PNG supply partner to create a nature-friendly zone for Bulk Drugs Park, while THDC has been selected as the solar power partner.
  • The state Government has organized an Investors Connect webinar and signed an MOU with around 1,500 stakeholders to make the state a hub for the medical sector with the latest technology.
  • CONCOR is the logistics partner, playing a crucial role in distributing medicines and medical devices nationally and internationally.
  • STPI will support Industry 4.0 to establish global recognition for the medical units in the park.

Lalitpur Bulk Drug Park (Uttar Pradesh):

  • The park would accommodate 60-70 production units that would work to manufacture 452 medicines and 23 starting materials.
  • It will attract the investment of 1 Lakh crore.
  • The budget of this park includes 460.6 crore for Infrastructure, Rs 20 Crore for Liquid Discharge Systems, Rs 144.2 crore for land aquisitionand Rs 10 crore for administrative expenses.

Uttar Pradesh:

Capital: Lucknow
Chief Minister: Yogi Adithyanath
Governor: Anandiben Patel

10. What is the focus of the Annual UN Forum 2023 to be organized by the United Service Institution of India in New Delhi?
A) Climate Change and Sustainable Development
B) International Trade and Economic Policies
C) International Humanitarian Law & Peacekeeping
D) Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality
E) Global Health and Pandemic Preparedness
Answer: C) International Humanitarian Law & Peacekeeping

  • United Service Institution of India (USI) is organising its Annual UN Forum 2023 in New Delhi in November 21-22, 2023.
  • The forum on ‘International Humanitarian Law and Peacekeeping’ is being organised in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Centre for UN Peacekeeping Operations.
  • United Service Institution of India (USI), the country’s oldest think-tank established in 1870 for research and debate on national security and military affairs.
  • The forum aims to discuss the applicability and limitations of implementing International Humanitarian Law frameworks in UN peace operations through an interactive, multi-stakeholder approach.
  • This session will be examined the following issues such as,
    • Protection of Civilians
    • Accountability for crimes against peacekeepers
    • The role of women in peace keeping operations
    • Leveraging technology for more effective operations

United Service Institution of India (USI):

Founded: 1870
Director: Major General B K Sharma

11. Where is the International Tourism Mart taking place to create awareness about the tourism potential of the Northeast Region?
A) Guwahati, Assam
B) Shillong, Meghalaya
C) Kohima, Nagaland
D) Imphal, Manipur
E) Agartala, Tripura
Answer: B) Shillong, Meghalaya

  • The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is organizing the 11th edition of International Tourism Mart at Shillong, Meghalaya from 21st to 23rd November 2023.
  • This event will provide a bigger platform to the North Eastern stakeholders to interact with their counterparts from both within the country and overseas markets.
  • It creates awareness about the tourism potential of North East Region (NER) and highlight its unique tourism products, rich bio diversity, unique intangible heritage.
  • The event is scheduled to be inaugurated by Union Minister of Tourism, Culture and DoNER, Shri G. Kishan Reddy.
  • The earlier editions of this Mart held in Guwahati, Tawang, Shillong, Gangtok, Agartala, Imphal, Kohima and Aizwal. Shillong will be hosting this event for the second time, since its inception.
  • Travel for LiFE Program is envisaged to position India as a leader in promoting sustainable and responsible tourism and using tourism as a vehicle for achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Development of tourism infrastructure and tourism promotion in NER:

  • 16 projects have been sanctioned in the North East States under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme for a total amount of Rs.1309.00 crores.
  • A total of 15 tourist destinations are being taken up in the North East for development under the revamped Swadesh Darshan Scheme 2.0 with an objective to develop destinations with a tourist and destination-centric approach.
  • Ministry of Tourism under the PRASHAD Scheme has sanctioned a total of 8 projects for an amount of Rs.256.45 Crore for the integrated development of identified pilgrimage destinations in the North East States.
  • The Ministry of Tourism has also sanctioned the development of 22 viewpoints at the cost of Rs.44.44 Crore to provide world-class infrastructure and related services for the highway network.


Capital: Shillong
Chief Minister: Conrad Sangma
Governor: Phagu Chauhan

12. What category specifically earned Uttar Pradesh the best state award at the Global Fisheries Conference 2023?
A) Marine Fisheries
B) Deep-sea Fishing
C) Inland Fisheries
D) Aquaculture Practices
E) Sustainable Fishing Initiatives
Answer: C) Inland Fisheries

  • Uttar Pradesh has won the best state award in the inland fisheries category.
  • The award will be given during the Global Fisheries Conference 2023, which will be held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on November 21 (World Fisheries Day).
  • The fish production was 8.09 lakh metric tonnes, while it is 9.15 lakh metric tonnes this year in Uttar Pradesh.
  • In terms of fish seeds, last year’s production stood at 27,128 lakh metric tonnes, whereas the same was 36,187 lakh metric tonnes this year in Uttar Pradesh.

13. Which of the following is NOT one of the AI apps developed by the District Education Department in Barpeta, Assam?
A) Lesson Plan AI Creator
B) AI Proofreading Assistant
C) AI Teacher
D) AI Classroom Monitor
E) All three are developed apps
Answer: D) AI Classroom Monitor

  • In Assam’s Barpeta district, authorities have developed AI apps to simplify lesson planning for teachers.
  • Three numbers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) based educational apps were developed by the District Education Department, Barpeta.
  • 3 AI Apps are lesson Plan AI Creator, AI Proofreading Assistant and AI Teacher.
  • Plan AI Creator: In this app teachers inputting Class, Subject, Topic and in return it will generate lesson plans, classroom management and assessment guidelines.
  • AI Proofreading Assistant: It is equipped to scan and rectify grammer and spelling errors in any written text to ensure the high standards of quality.
  • AI Teacher: It focused on presenting challenging topics in a language that is comprehensible and relatable


Capital: Dispur
Chief Minister: Himanta Biswa Sharma
Governor: Gulab Chand Kataria

14. What is the focus of the ‘Project Collaboration Agreement’ signed between the Ministry of Ayush and WHO?
A) Space exploration and medical research
B) Mental health and well-being
C) Traditional and Complementary Medicine
D) Vaccination programs
E) Global health infrastructure development
Answer: C) Traditional and Complementary Medicine

  • The Ministry of Ayush and World Health Organization (WHO) have signed Traditional and Complementary Medicine ‘Project Collaboration Agreement’ in Geneva.
  • This agreement was signed by Shri Indra Mani Pandey, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, on behalf of the Ministry of Ayush, and Dr. Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director General, Universal Health Coverage and Life Course Division, on behalf of WHO.
  • The main objective is to integrate aspects like standardization, quality, and safety of Traditional and Complementary Medical Systems into the National Health System and to disseminate them at the international level.
  • To fulfil this objective, Traditional Medicine Global Strategy 2025-34 will be prepared by WHO with the support of the Ministry of Ayush.
  • An International Herbal Pharmacopoeia of herbs found in South-East Asia will be developed by the Ministry in collaboration with WHO.
  • A total of two ‘Project Collaboration Agreements’ have already been signed by the Ministry of Ayush with WHO.
  • The first contract was signed in 2016 to take Traditional Medical systems like Yoga, Ayurveda, Unani, and Panchakarma to the global level and the second contract was signed in 2017 to strengthen the system of Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha medical systems.
  • Ayush Secretary, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha also present in this event.


Founded: 7 April 1948
HQ: Geneva, Switzerland
Director General: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

15. Who launched 37 PM SHRI Kendriya Vidyalayas and 26 PM SHRI Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in Odisha?
A) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
B) Shri Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs
C) Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
D) Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance
E) Shri Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence
Answer: C) Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

  • Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched 37 PM SHRI Kendriya Vidyalayas and 26 PM SHRI Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in Odisha.

PM SHRI Schools:

  • PM SHRI Schools (PM ScHools for Rising India).
  • This will be a new scheme for development of more than 14500 schools across the country as PM SHRI Schools by strengthening select existing schools being managed by Central Government/ State/ UT Government/ local bodies.
  • PM SHRI Schools will showcase all components of the National Education Policy 2020, act as exemplar schools and also offer mentorship to other schools in their vicinity.
  • The PM SHRI schools will deliver quality teaching for the cognitive development of students and will strive to create and nurture holistic and well-rounded individuals equipped with key 21st century skills.
  • This Scheme is to be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with a total project cost of Rs. 27360 crore which includes a central share of Rs. 18128 crore for the period of five years from year 2022-23 to 2026-27.

16. Where is the Film Bazar, the largest South Asian film market, located?
A) New Delhi
B) Mumbai
C) Chennai
D) Hyderabad
E) Goa
Answer: E) Goa

  • Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the Film Bazar the largest South Asian film market at Marriott Resort, Goa.
  • Indian media & entertainment industry, with an annual growth rate of 20%, is hailed as the fifth largest and most globalized industry in the world.
  • Twelve documentaries from 7 countries in the Coproduction Market, exploring life in 17 different languages to be presented in this event.
  • The 10 recommended films from a variety of genres to be showcased in Film Bazaar at IFFI 54TH including documentary, horror, climate crisis, fiction etc. The films are in English, Hindi, Bengali, Marwari, Kannada, and Maori (New Zealand language).
  • The Film Bazaar showcases the official selection of the feature-length projects of the Co-Production Market from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, USA, UK, Singapore, Germany, France, Poland, Luxembourg and Israel


Over All Review

Important Days

  • World Heritage Week is observed from November 19 to November 25.
  • World Fisheries Day 2023 is observed on November 21.


  • Novak Djokovic wins record seventh ATP Finals title after defeating Jannik Sinner to cap stunning year for world No. 1


  • Former U.S. first lady Rosalynn Carter dies at 96

Banking and Finance 

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 25,000 on Pudukkottai Co-operative Town Bank Ltd , Rs 2 lakh onSangli Sahakarai Bank Limited for non-compliance of directions issued on ‘Board of Directors – UCBs’and Rs 1.5 lakh on Sappers Finance and Consultancy Pvt Ltd for violating rules related to the acquisition/transfer of control of NBFC.


  • Sbi Appoints Vinay M Tonse as Managing Director of SBI.


  • Tamil writer Perumal Murugan wins 2023 JCB Literary Prize for Fire Bird.
  • Vir Das won and shared the Emmy Award prize with Derry Girls season 3.

National Affairs

  • UP govt signs MoUs with CSIR, DRDO to promote research in medical sector
  • United Service Institution of India to organise Annual UN Forum 2023 on ‘International Humanitarian Law & Peacekeeping’ in New Delhi
  • Ministry of Tourism to organize International Tourism Mart at Shillong, Meghalaya from 21st to 23rd November to create awareness about tourism potential of North East Region
  • Uttar Pradesh bags first prize for best state in inland fisheries
  • Assam’s Barpeta district takes AI route to teaching
  • WHO and the Ministry of Ayush signed the Traditional and Complementary Medicine ‘Project Collaboration Agreement’
  • Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launches 37 PM SHRI Kendriya Vidyalayas and 26 PM SHRI Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in Odisha
  • I & B Minister Shri Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurates 17th edition of Film Bazaar at IFFI, Goa


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