Daily Current Affairs English – NOVEMBER-18, 2021

Daily Current Affairs English – NOVEMBER-18, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

NOVEMBER – 18, 2021

TAMIL NADU

Valimai cement

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin launched ‘Valimai’ brand cement.
  • It is a new cement brand from Tamil Nadu Cements Corporation Limited (TANCEM).
  • The two varieties of the Valimai cement brand are priced at ₹350 and ₹365 a bag.

India’s first Food Security Museum – Thanjavur

  • The Food Security Museum showcases,
  • o The evolution of man from nomadic hunter groups into settled agriculture procedures
  • o Ancient global & indigenous grain storage methods,
  • o Challenges in storage
  • o Journey of food grains from farm to plate through FCI.
  • The museum has been co-developed by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museums, Bengaluru.
  • Thanjavur is the birthplace of FCI.
  • The first office of FCI was inaugurated there on January 14, 1965.

NATIONAL

India’s solar energy capacity – 45 GW

  • India told the UN climate summit that its solar energy capacity stands at about 45 gigawatts after it increased 17 times in the last seven years.
  • It is realized that the country represents 17 percent of the global population and its historical cumulative emissions are only 4 percent.
  • India’s 15 percent of total carbon dioxide emission in 2016 was removed from the atmosphere by the LULUCF (Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry).

Norovirus

  • The first case of Norovirus was confirmed in the Wayanad district of Kerala.
  • Norovirus is an animal-borne disease.
  • It is transmitted through contaminated water and food.
  • Norovirus is a group of viruses, causing gastrointestinal illness.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse of The Century

  • On November 19 in the morning, several countries will witness the second lunar eclipse of 2021.
  • It will be the longest Partial lunar eclipse of the century.
  • 4% of the moon’s diameter will be immersed in the dark umbral shadow of Earth at maximum eclipse.
  • In India, a small part of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam will observe the partial eclipse.
  • The end part of the eclipse will be visible from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Jharkhand.

IMPORTANT DAYS

National Press Day – November 16

  • The day is observed every year to celebrate free and responsible press in India.
  • On this day the Press Council of India started functioning as a moral watchdog to ensure that the press maintains high standards and is not constrained by any influence or threats.
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