Daily Current Affairs English – NOVEMBER-29, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

NOVEMBER – 29, 2021

NATIONAL

Nasal spray for COVID-19

  • ITC is developing a nasal spray for COVID-19 prevention for which it has initiated clinical trials.
  • It is developed by scientists at ITC Life Sciences and Technology Centre (LSTC), Bengaluru.
  • The company plans to market the nasal spray under the Savlon brand once it gets all the requisite regulatory approvals.

Project SWADESH

  • The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated Project SWADESH.
  • The project SWADESH is a first of its kind large-scale multimodal neuroimaging database designed specifically for the Indian population.
  • The unique brain initiative has been developed by the DBT-National Brain Research Centre (DBT-NBRC), Gurgaon, Haryana.

Sagar Shakti Exercise

  • The Sagar Shakti Exercise was held in the creek sector of the Kutch peninsula
  • It was a four-day mega military exercise.
  • During the exercise, the capability and readiness of India to confront any multidimensional security threat were elaborately tested.

INTERNATIONAL

2021 Global Nutrition Report

  • This report estimates that about half of the global population is either underweight, overweight, or obese.
  • The Global Nutrition Report is an independent survey conducted annually since 2013.
  • The data show that a quarter of all deaths among adults are attributable to poor diet.

Collins Dictionary names ‘NFT’ as the Word of the Year 2021

  • Collins Dictionary has named the term ‘NFT’ as the Word of the Year 2021.
  • NFT is the acronym for “non-fungible token.
  • As per Collins Dictionary, NFT is defined as “a unique digital certificate, registered in a blockchain, that is used to record the ownership of an asset such as an artwork or a collectible.”

STATES

Rosenbauer firefighting simulator

  • The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru has commissioned a tactical simulator from Austria-based company Rosenbauer International.
  • It has become the first airport in South Asia to commission this.
  • This is to strengthen its firefighting capabilities.

Meghalaya and World Food Program

  • In a first in the northeast region, the Meghalaya government has signed an MoU with the United Nations World Food Programme.
  • This is to streamline and strengthen the public distribution system in the state.
  • The partnership will help the WFP authorities and the state government work together towards Sustainable Development Goal two – Zero Hunger.
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