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Top Current Affairs 21 November 2021

Top Current Affairs 21 November 2021

Top Current Affairs 21 November 2021: This post contains the current affairs for 21 November 2021 that are important for competitive exams like IBPS PO and Clerk, SBI PO and Clerk, RBI Assistant and Grade B, other Insurance exams. You can also attempt our Current Affairs Quiz after reading our daily current affairs.

Banking & Economy

India received $87 billion in remittances in 2021: World Bank

  • India has received USD 87 billion in remittances in 2021 as per the report titled “Migration and Development Brief 35” released by World Bank and KNOMAD. 
  • KNOMAD is supported by a multi-donor trust fund established by the World Bank.
  • India is also the top country in receiving remittances in 2021. India is followed by China, Mexico, the Philippines, and the Arab Republic of Egypt.
  • As per the report, in 2021, remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are projected to reach $589 billion. Also, the United States was the largest source country for remittances in 2020, followed by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Switzerland.

India received $87 billion in remittances in 2021: World Bank

National

President Ramnath Kovind Presents Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021; Indore wins Cleanest City title for 5th Straight Year

  • The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021 at the Swachh Amrit Mahotsav organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in New Delhi on November 20, 2021.
  • Once again, Indore has been adjudged as the cleanest city of India for the fifth consecutive year.
  • Indore is followed by Surat in Gujarat at second place and Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh in the third positions.
  • 2021 is the 6th edition of Swachh Survekshan awards in which as many as 4,320 cities were surveyed.
  • The cities are ranked based on three parameters, which are service level progress (SLP), certifications and citizen’s voice.

Complete List of Award Winning Cities

  1. Cleanest city – Indore
  2. Cleanest Ganga town – Varanasi
  3. Cleanest State (with more than 100 urban local bodies)- Chhattisgarh
  4. Cleanest State (with less than 100 urban local bodies)- Jharkhand
  5. Cleanest City (with less than one lakh population) – Vita city of Maharashtra
  6. Cleanest small city (1-3 lakh population) – New Delhi Municipal Council
  7. Cleanest medium city (3-10 lakh population) – Noida
  8. Cleanest big city’ (10-40 lakh population) – Navi Mumbai
  9. Cleanest cantonment board – Ahmedabad cantonment
  10. Cleanest district – Surat
  11. Fastest Mover small city – Hoshangawad, Madhya Pradesh
  12. Best Small City in Citizens’ Feedback – Triputi, Maharashtra
  13. Top city in Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge- Navi Mumbai 

Indore become only Indian city to get selected for International Clean Air Catalyst Programme

Conference

PM Narendra Modi attends 56th Conference of DGPs and IGPs in Lucknow

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi attended the 56th Conference of Director Generals of Police (DGP) and Inspector Generals of Police (IGP) organised at Police Headquarters in Lucknow on November 20, 2021.
  • The two-day meet has been organised by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) in hybrid format. The conference will culminate on November 21, 2021.

  • The conference was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
  • Over 250 officers in the rank of DGP and IGP of all states and UTs and Heads of Central Armed Police Forces and Central Police Organisations are taking part in the meet.
  • Some important issues that will be deliberated at the conference includes cyber crime, data governance, counter terrorism challenges, left wing extremism, emerging trends in narcotics trafficking, prison reforms among others.

PM Narendra Modi attends 56th Conference of DGPs and IGPs in Lucknow

Awards

Hema Malini and Prasoon Joshi conferred with Film Personalities of the Year at 52nd IFFI

  • Veteran actress Hema Malini and lyrics writer Prasoon Joshi have been conferred with the Indian Personality of the Year award for 2021.
  • The duo were honoured at the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on November 20, 2021. The event will continue till November 28 2021.
  • Prasoon Joshi is the incumbent Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)
  • Apart from the above, legendary filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Istevan Szabo were honoured with the inaugural Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hema Malini and Prasoon Joshi selected for Film Personalities of the Year at 52nd IFFI

Ranking

Andhra Pradesh Tops IPF Smart Policing Index 2021

  • Andhra Pradesh Police has topped the ‘IPF Smart Policing’ Index 2021, among 29 states and Union Territories, released by Indian Police Foundation (IPF) on November 18, 2021.
  • Andhra Pradesh has secured first rank with an overall score of 8.11 out of 10.
  • Telangana Police is on second position with 8.10 points while Assam Police has secured the third position with an overall rating of 7.89.
  • With a score of 5.81, Uttar Pradesh is ranked at 28th position and Bihar has occupied the last position with 5.74 points.
  • The Indian Police Foundation (IPF) releases ‘IPF Citizen Satisfaction Survey on SMART Policing’ which aims to understand public perceptions about the quality of policing in India and the level of public trust in the police.

Andhra Pradesh Tops IPF Smart Policing Index 2021

Books & Author

Union Minister Smriti Irani pens debut novel “Lal Salaam”

  • Union Minister Smriti Zubin Irani has come out with her debut novel titled “Lal Salaam: A Novel”.
  • The book is likely to hit the stands on November 29, 2021.
  • It will be published by Westland.
  • The novel is inspired by the tragic killings of 76 CRPF personnel in Dantewada in April 2010 and is a tribute to the exceptional men and women who have given a lifetime of service to the country, especially in confronting the challenges in the red corridor.

Union Minister Smriti Irani pens debut novel “Lal Salaam”

Sports

Legendary player AB de Villiers announces retirement from all forms of cricket

  • Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on November 19, 2021.
  • He had already retired from international cricket in 2018.
  • However, AB de Villiers was still playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), ever since joining the franchise in 2011.
  • He had scored 4491 runs from 28 matches for RCB.

Legendary player AB de Villiers announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Days

World Fisheries Day: 21 November

  • World Fisheries Day is celebrated on 21 November every year by fishing communities across the world.
  • It highlights the importance of healthy oceans ecosystems and to ensure sustainable stocks of fisheries in the world.
  • The first World Fisheries Day was celebrated on November 21, 2015.

World Fisheries Day: 21 November


World Television Day: 21 November

  • The World Television Day is commemorated on 21 November every year.
  • The day is a reminder of the power of visual media and how it helps in shaping public opinion and influencing world politics.
  • The 21 November was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1996, because the first World Television Forum was held in 1996.

World Television Day: 21 November

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2021: 21 November (Third Sunday of November)

  • The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is marked every year on Third Sunday in the month of November.
  • In 2021, World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims falls on 21 November 2021.
  • Purpose – to remember those killed and injured on the roads, together with their families, friends, and others affected.
  • Theme 2021 –  “ACT for LOW SPEEDS /ACT for LOW SPEED STREETS”
  • The day was started by the British road crash victim charity, RoadPeace, in 1993 and was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2021


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