Daily Current Affairs English – NOVEMBER-23, 2021

Daily Current Affairs English – NOVEMBER-23, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

NOVEMBER – 23, 2021

TAMIL NADU

FinTech Governing Council

  • The Government of Tamil Nadu has constituted a FinTech Governing Council in a bid to become a global fintech hub.
  • It was set up under the chairmanship of Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu.
  • Announcement to set up this Council was made in the backdrop of launch of the fintech policy at Investment Conclave.

NATIONAL

National Generic Document Registration System

  • It is a ‘One Nation One Software’ for registration of documents & properties.
  • It is an in-house advanced software application developed by National Informatics Centre.

5G mobile phone

  • Lava International has become the first Indian brand to launch 5G smartphones for domestic consumers.
  • It was launched under the brand name ‘Agni’ and developed by Lava in India.
  • It is getting manufactured at its plant in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2021

  • Pratham has been awarded this prize.
  • It is given by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.
  • Pratham, an NGO, is dedicated to improving the quality of education for underprivileged children in India and across the world.

Swachh Survekshan 2021

  • The President of India Ram Nath Kovind conferred awards to 342 cleanest cities of India at the ‘Swachh Amrit Mahotsav’.
  • It is the part of Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban 2.0 by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs.
  • It has become the world’s largest cleanliness survey by surveying around 4320 cities.

INTERNATIONAL

World’s richest country – China

  • It is a new report by the research firm McKinsey.
  • China is overtaking the United States for the top spot worldwide in the global wealth.
  • More than two-thirds of the wealth is held by the richest 10% of the households in US and China.
  • International Law Commission

    • Professor Bimal Patel has been elected to the International Law Commission for a five-year term starting January 1, 2023.
    • He got more number of votes in the Asia-Pacific group that included candidates from China, South Korea and Japan.
      • SITMEX–21

        • The 3rd edition of the Trilateral Maritime Exercise named SITMEX–21 was hosted by the Royal Thai Navy in the Andaman Sea.
        • The Navies of the India, Singapore and Thailand will participate in the event.

        ECONOMY

        Global Services Conclave 2021

        • The union minister Piyush Goyal said that India is poised to achieve the Services Export target of $1 trillion by 2030.
        • He was terming the ‘Services’ sector as the key driver of India’s economic growth.
        • The theme of this conclave held at Delhi was ‘India Serves: Exploring Potential Growth Sectors Beyond IT/ITes’.

        ENVIRONMENT

        Deocha Pachami Harinsingha Dewanganj

        • It is the world’s second-largest coal block located in Birbhum district of West Bengal.
        • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a compensation package of ₹10,000 crore for the ones who would get displaced or affected by this project.

        Amazon Deforestation

        • As per the recent data, the area deforested in Amazon Forest of Brazil has reached a 15-year high.
        • Amazon rainforest is a moist broadleaf tropical rainforest, located in Amazon biome.
        • Main causes of deforestation in the Amazon are human settlement and development of the land.
        • Forest fires are another reason of deforestation.
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