Daily Current Affairs in English – NOVEMBER-01, 2021

Daily Current Affairs in English – NOVEMBER-01, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

NOVEMBER -01, 2021

NATIONAL

Transport system – awards+

  • Surat won the award for the city with the best public transport system.
  • Delhi received the award for best metro passenger services.
  • Kochi was judged the city with the most sustainable transport system.
  • Nagpur’s multi-modal integration with Metro rail was found to be the best in the country.
  • The awards were given out by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri during the Urban Mobility India conference.

State Energy Efficiency Index 2020

  • Karnataka has topped the State Energy Efficiency Index 2020 (SEEI).
  • Rajasthan is in the second rank followed by Haryana in the third.
  • Last year i.e in SEEI 2019 ranking, Rajasthan was on top.
  • The State Energy Efficiency Index is released by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE).
  • The State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2020 was released under the Ministry of Power.

Project Mumkin

  • Ashok Leyland reinforced its commitment towards the youth under the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s ‘Project Mumkin’.
  • This is done by providing them with a fleet of 500 small commercial vehicles named ‘Dost’.
  • The partnership between the company and the Jammu and Kashmir administration will encourage entrepreneurship among the youth.

Gati Shakti Express

  • Indian Railway has introduced a special train (01684/01683) called Gati Shakti Express.
  • This is to ease the extra rush of passengers during festive seasons like Diwali and Chhath Puja.
  • The train will run between Delhi Anand Vihar Terminal – Patna Terminal.
  • The special train comprises of 20 new 3 AC Economy coaches.

ECONOMY

K V Kamath

  • The government of India has appointed K V Kamath as chairperson of the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID).
  • He is a well-known banker in India and is the first head of the New Development Bank (NDB).
  • NaBFID is a newly set up development financial institution (DFIs) in India.
  • It has been set up for infrastructure financing as per the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) Act 2021.
  • The headquarters of NaBFID is in Mumbai.

ENVIRONMENT

UN’s SDG Report 2021

  • OP Jindal Global University released the first-of-its-kind Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: Role of Universities and Civil Society in Protecting the Environment Report.
  • This maps its compliance towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.

STATES

Kannada Rajyotsava

  • Around 5 lakh singers sang popular Kannada songs at 1000 iconic tourist attractions in Karnataka.
  • The event has been organized as part of the state government’s Kannada Rajyotsav celebrations.
  • Kannada Rajyotsava or Karnataka Day or Karnataka Formation Day is celebrated on November 1 every year.
  • In 1965, on this day, all the Kannada language-speaking regions of South India were merged to form the state of Karnataka
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