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DRDO, Israel Signs Innovation Agreement for Dual-use TechnologyDRDO-&-Directorate-of-Defence-R&D,-Israel-sign-Bilateral-Innovation-Agreement-for-development-of-dual-use-technologiesOn 9th November 2021, India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) signed a Bilateral innovation agreement (BIA) with Directorate of Defence Research & Development (DDR&D), Ministry of Defence, Israel to promote innovation and research in development of dual-use technologies by startups and Micro-small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) of both countries .

  • The BIA was signed by G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence, R&D and Chairman DRDO and Daniel Gold, Head of DDR&D.
  • The development efforts are jointly funded by India’s DRDO and Israel’s DDR&D.

About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Established – 1958
Headquarters – DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi
Chairman – G. Satheesh Reddy
Aircraft Designed – DRDO Lakshya, Avatar, DRDO Nishant
About Israel
Prime minister – Naftali Bennett
Capital – Jerusalem
Currency – Israel Shekel
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India’s 1st Centre for Research on Drone Technology Launched in IIT Guwahati India's First Centre for Research on Drone TechnologyUnion Minister of State Civil Aviation General, V K Singh launched India’s 1st Centre for Excellence in Research on Drone/UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) technology and Artificial Intelligence at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, Assam.
Key Points:
i.V K Singh inaugurated the Skill development Centre for Drone/UAV operation and maintenance, and Nodal Centre for overall administrative Drone Data management for the northeastern region.
ii.‘AXOM Droneports’ was also launched to support cargo drones that are delivering urgent medical and emergency supplies to remote areas of the region.
iii.He has interacted with representatives of drone companies and start-ups in the programme which was jointly organised by IIT, Guwahati and FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry).
iv.In August 2021, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) notified the Drone Rules, 2021 replacing the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) rules, 2021.
v.IIT Guwahati intends to share its research expertise, impart skill development, set up a drone port and provide all administrative support to fulfil the vision of the Prime Minister i.e. to realize the potential of India to be a global drone hub by 2030.
About Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati:
Establishment – 1994
Director – Prof. T. G. Sitharam

European Union, BBMP partnered on Solid Waste Management project in Bengaluru under NAMA Support ProjectEuropean-Union-and-Bengaluru-to-work-together-on-Solid-Waste-Management-projecti.On the lines of circular economy principles, the BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) has collaborated with the European Union (EU) for a low-carbon Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management system in Bengaluru (Karnataka) under Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) support project ‘Waste solutions for a circular economy in India’.
ii.The project is funded by the EU and the German’s Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
iii.Under this collaboration, BBMP will get technical and financial support in setting up new plants, revamping the existing Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs), setting up compost facilities and biomethanation plants.
About European Union (EU):
It has 27 member states.
It has 24 official languages.
The United Kingdom (UK) withdrew from the European Union on 31 January 2020.
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India Army Signs MoU with RRU & BISAG-NIndian Army signs MoU with RRU, BISAG-NOn 9th November 2021, the ArmyTraining Command (ARTRAC) of Indian Army has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) and Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications & Geo-Informatics  (BISAG) to collaborate in different sectors of Research & Development.

  • The Event was presided by Lt Gen Raj Shukla, General Officer Commander – in – Chief (GOC-in-C).

Key points
i.The agreement with RRU facilitates innovation, research, new technologies , publications & patents, higher learning and research in the Army.

  • ‘Chanakya’ a biannual publication of RRU on National Security was also launched during the event.

ii.The BISAG-N facilitates exchange of knowledge and innovative ideas on new technologies relating to Geographic Information System (GIS) and IT based Enterprise resource planning Software, training content, technical support, research and knowledge partnership with prior approval of Army Management Studies Board (AMSB).

  • BISAG-N dedicated the Learning Management System (LMS) developed by ARTRAC.

iii.The future warfare demands Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Data science, Cyber Warfare, Data science, Robotics and aerospace.
Note – The Army Training Command (ARTRAC) is one of the seven commands of the Indian Army currently based at Shimla which was established in 1991. Lieutenant General Raj Shukla, YSM, SM is the present commander
About Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU)
Established – 2009
Established Under – Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India
Vice chancellor – Prof. (Dr.) Bimal N. Patel
About Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications & Geo-Informatics  (BISAG) 
Established – 2003
Established under – Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.
Director General – T.P.Singh

Haryana’s Bhattu Kalan Police Station named in among India’s Top 3 for 2021Haryana’s-Bhattu-Kalan-among-top-3-police-stations-in-IndiaUnion Home Ministry has nominated Bhattu Kalan police station of Fatehabad district in Haryana among the Top 3 police stations in India for 2021.
Objective – To adopt a uniform ranking for police stations in India to rank them for improving their quality of policing towards a citizen-friendly one.
The Police station was selected for its effective measures during the pandemic.
i. Union Home Minister will award the Trophy to the Bhattu Kalan police station SHO (Station House Officer) during a function in Lucknow on November 19, 2021.
The annual ranking of Police Stations across India was first proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015 during the Directors General of Police’s Conference in Kutch, Gujarat.
Top 3 Police Stations of 2020:
1st – Nongpok Sekmai police station in Thoubal district of Manipur 
2nd – AWPS-Suramangalam police station in Salem City of Tamil Nadu
3rd – Kharsang police station in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
About Ministry of Home Affairs:
Union Minister – Amit Shah
Minister of State – Nisith Pramanik; Ajay Kumar Mishra, Nityanand Rai

Indian Navy Hosted 3rd Edition of Goa Maritime Conclave 2021Third-edition-of-Goa-Maritime-Conclave-(GMC)-2021-hosted-by-the-Indian-NavyThe Indian Navy has conducted the 3rd Goa Maritime Conclave (GMC)-2021 from 7th to 9th November 2021 under the aegis of Naval War College, Goa.
The GMC is an outreach initiative of the Indian Navy that provides a multinational forum to harness the collective expertise of maritime security practitioners and academia to generate outcome-oriented maritime thought.

  • The event was hosted by Adm Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff of the Indian Navy.

The theme/subject of 3rd GMC 2021 was “Maritime Security and Emerging NonTraditional Threats: A Case for Proactive Role for Indian Ocean Region(IOR) Navies”. 
The theme was developed with the goal of winning everyday peace in the maritime domain.
i.The Chiefs of Navies or the Head of Maritime Forces from the 12 Indian Ocean littorals participated in the GMC 2021
ii.The Indian Ocean littorals include Bangladesh, Comoros, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
iii.The Madagascar Navy has participated for the first time in the Goa Maritime Conclave.
iv.Adopting a common stance at the Goa Maritime Conclave, 13 nations, including India, vowed to prioritise key maritime interests in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) with an emphasis on capacity building to tackle emerging common maritime threats. The Declaration of Common Maritime Priorities was unveiled on the final day of the Goa Maritime Conclave by chief of naval staff Admiral Karambir Singh and the naval chiefs of the eight other nations.
i.Conclave Address and Keynote Address of the GMC21 was delivered by the Defence Secretary and the Foreign Secretary.
ii.The conclave will benefit from the discussion among the eminent speakers and experts during 3 sessions focusing on

  • Leveraging Collective Maritime Competencies to Counter Emerging Non-Traditional Threats.
  • Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Maritime Law Enforcement.
  • Imperatives for Mitigating Emerging Non-Traditional Threats in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction in the IOR.

iii.The participants of GMC also discussed the need for interoperability in dealing successfully with emerging and future maritime security problems in the Indian Ocean Region.
As a part of the GMC 2021, the participants also visited India’s indigenous shipbuilding industry at the ‘Make in India Exhibition’ and the capabilities of the Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) for Submarines at the Mormugao Port Trust in Goa.

India-US conducts 11th Defence Technology & Trade Initiative Group meeting

On November 09, 2021, the 11thDefence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) Group meeting between India and the United States (US) was held virtually. It was the 2nd meeting of DTTI held in 2021.
The meeting was co-chaired by Secretary (Defence Production) Raj Kumar from Ministry of Defence & Under Secretary of Defence for Acquisition and Sustainment along with Gregory Kausner from US Department of Defence.

  • The DTTI Group meetings are usually held two times in a year, alternating between India and the US.

To bring bilateral defence trade relationship and create opportunities for co-production and co-development of defence equipment.
Key points:
i.The Defence Industry Collaboration Forum (DICF) Virtual Expo was conducted on November 08, 2021 where India & US displayed projects jointly developed by them.
ii.Under DTTI, the four Joint Working Groups have been created, through which the countries will jointly develop projects on land, naval, air and aircraft carrier technologies.
iii.The Statement of Intent (SOI) was revised to strengthen the countries bilateral defence technology cooperation by pursuing detailed planning and making measurable progress on various  DTTI projects.
Note – In September 2020, under DTTI the first Project Agreement for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs) under the Joint Working Group Air Systems was signed.
About United States of America (USA):
Capital – Washington DC
Currency- Dollar
President- Joe Biden (46th President)


India Retains 10th Rank on Climate Change Performance Index 2022; Denmark at 4thIndia retains slot in top 10 on Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2022India has retained its spot in the top 10 best-performing countries (for the third year after 2020, 2021) and ranked 10th in the global Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2022, which was released by Germanwatch in association with NewClimate Institute and the Climate Action Network on the sidelines of COP26 (26th Conference of Parties).
Overall Results CCPI 2022:
The first three overall positions remain empty as no country performs well enough in all index categories to achieve an overall very high rating.
CCPI 2022 – Rating Table:

10India 69.22
7United Kingdom73.29

India’s rank under other categories:

Greenhouse Gas EmissionsRenewable Energy (RE)Climate PolicyEnergy Use
Rank ScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScore

About Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI):
i.The CCPI is an independent monitoring tool that was Published annually since 2005 for tracking the climate protection performance of 60 countries and the European Union.
ii.The climate protection performance of those countries, which together account for 92% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is assessed in four categories: GHG Emissions, Renewable Energy, Energy Use and Climate Policy consisting of 14 indicators.
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RBI Launches its First Global Hackathon – HARBINGER 2021RBI-launches-its-First-Global-HackathonReserve Bank of India (RBI) organises its 1st global hackathon named ‘HARBINGER 2021 – Innovation for Transformation’ with the theme ‘Smarter Digital Payments’.

  • The hackathon was launched to encourage innovation in the payments system and it includes 4 problem statements to shape the future of the payment systems in India.
  • Objective: The Hackathon invites participants to identify and enable solutions and/or business models that have the potential to make digital payments accessible to the underprivileged section, enhancing the ease of payments, enriching the user experience while strengthening the security of digital payments and promoting customer protection.
  • Winners in each category of problem statements will get prize money of Rs 40 lakh and Runner-up will get Rs 20 lakh.

Note – Registration for the hackathon was scheduled to start on November 15, 2021.
About Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Establishment– April 1, 1935
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor– Shaktikanta Das
Deputy Governors– Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, M. Rajeshwar Rao, T. Rabi Sankar
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RBI Lifts Restrictions on Diners Club International LimitedRBI lifts restrictions on Diners Club InternationalOn 9th November 2021, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) lifted restrictions imposed on 23rd April,2021 with immediate effect on credit card issuer Diners Club International Ltd to onboard new customers.

  • RBI restricted  Diners Club International Ltd. from on-boarding new domestic customers onto its card network from May 1, 2021 due to non-compliance with RBI on storage of Payment System Data
  • Earlier, RBI has banned – American Express, the 7th  largest credit card issuer in India (on 23rd April 2021) and Mastercard, the 2nd largest credit card issuer in India (in July 2021) from enrolling new customers. RBI  has not yet lifted their ban.

Note – Diners Club International Ltd is a payment system operator authorised to operate card networks in the country under the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 (PSS Act).
In April 2018, RBI has directed all the system providers to ensure that all the information (transaction details, payment instruction, information collected and shared as part of messages) related to payment systems  collected should be stored in the system only in India.

  • Data can be stored in the foreign country for foreign transactions.

About Reserve Bank of India
Established – April 1 1935, under Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor – Shaktikanta Das
About Diners Club International Ltd 
Established – 1950
Headquarters – Riverwoods, Illinois, United States.
Founders – Alfred S. Bloomingdale, Matty Simmons.


Meta Launched ‘Grow Your Business Hub’ to Strengthen Small Business in IndiaMeta launches localised business hub to strengthen small businessesMeta, formerly Facebook has launched ‘Grow Your Business Hub’ & ‘Grow Your Business Playbook’ during the inaugural edition of Grow Your Business Summit, an event focused on the growth agenda of India’s small and medium businesses (SMB).

Grow Your Business Hub:

It is a localised business hub for the micro, small and medium business to find relevant information, tools, and resources curated to provide their business goals based on their growth.

i.Grow Your Business Playbook to inspire and equip early-stage businesses to start their journeys on Meta’s apps was also launched during the event.
ii.This playbook aims to assist the business to set up an offline to online journey and accelerating online sales for small businesses during the COVID-19 era and beyond.


Defence Ministry appoints Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar as next Chief of Naval StaffVice-Admiral-RThe Defence Ministry appointed Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar, the Chief of Western Naval Command (WNC), as India’s new Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), who will take over the position from the incumbent CNS Admiral Karambir Singh from November 30, 2021.

  • Hari Kumar is presently serving as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the WNC.

About R Hari Kumar:
i.Hari Kumar was commissioned in the executive branch of Indian Navy in January 1983.
ii.Hari  Kumar has commanded various aircraft carriers including- INS Viraat and guided-missile destroyer INS Ranvir,  INS Nishank, Missile Corvette and  INS Kora.
iii.He was the 1st Vice Chief of Defence Staff of India.
Awards: Param Vishist Seva Medal (PSVM), Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) and Vishist Seva Medal(VSM).
About Indian Navy:
1st Woman Pilot of Indian Navy – Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi
Headquarters- New Delhi
Sheel Vardhan Singh Appointed as CISF DG & Atul Karwal as NDRF DG
Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau (IB) Sheel Vardhan Singh has been appointed as the new Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) DG (Director General) and  National Police Academy Director Atul Karwal has been appointed as the  National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) DG .
i. The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for both the appointments.

  • Atul Karwal has succeeded IPS officer SN Pradhan, who is currently holding additional charge of NDRF DG.

About CISF (Central Industrial Security Force ):
Founded– 10 March 1969
Headquarters- New Delhi
About National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)
Founded– 2006 (under the Disaster Management Act, 2005)
Headquarters- New Delhi

Novo Nordisk India appoints Kapil Dev as Brand AmbassadorNovo Nordisk India announces Kapil Dev as brand ambassadorNovo Nordisk India has appointed renowned Indian cricketer Kapil Dev as the brand ambassador of the company to create awareness on better diabetes management and early insulin adoption.

  • Novo Nordisk is a company that provides diabetes innovative solutions for diabetes care. It also focuses on educating people about management of diabetes.

Note World Diabetes Day observed on 14th November, it marks the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who co-discovered Insulin.
About Diabetes:
i.Diabetes is a Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) that occurs either when the Pancreas does not produce enough insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar, or glucose), or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.

  • In 1921, Frederick G Banting & John Macleod discovered Insulin, for which they were awarded the Nobel prize in Medicine.
  • In 1978, Eli Lilly made the 1st genetically synthetic “human” insulin using coli bacteria.

About Novo Nordisk India:
Managing Director- Vikrant Shrotriya
Headquarters – Bangalore, Karnataka

Fumio Kishida Reelected as Prime Minister of JapanFumio Kishida reelected Japan's PMFumio Kishida leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has been reelected as the Prime Minister(PM) of Japan following the victory of the LDP in the 2021 Parliament election.
The LDP  has secured 261 seats in the 465 members lower house exceeding the parliamentary majority of 233 seats.

  • Fumio Kishida will succeed Yoshihide Suga who resigned as PM of Japan in September 2021.

About  Fumio Kishida:
i.Fumio Kishida has previously served as the Foreign Minister of Japan from 2012 to 2017.
ii.He has been serving as the president of LDP since September 2021.
Japan’s parliament:
The National Diet, the parliament of Japan, is composed of a lower house, called the House of Representatives, and an upper house, the House of Councillors.
About Japan:
Emperor of Japan– Naruhito
Capital– Tokyo
Currency– Japanese Yen


Indian Navy received 4th Scorpene Submarine ‘Vela’ under Project-75Indian-Navy-received-fourth-Scorpene-submarine-‘Vela’i.On November 9, 2021, the 4th Scorpene submarine of the Project-75, Yard 11878 was delivered to the Indian Navy which will be commissioned as INS (Indian Naval Ship) Vela.
ii.Project-75 includes construction of six submarines of Scorpene design by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Mumbai (Maharashtra) in collaboration with M/s Naval Group, France.
iii.Currently, three submarines under Project-75 are functional with Indian Navy viz. INS Karanj, INS Kalvari, and INS Khanderi.
About Indian Navy:
Chief of Naval Staff (CNS)– Admiral Karambir Singh
Navy Day– December 4 (annually celebrated to commemorate the victory of 1971 Indo-Pakistan war)
Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Navy)– New Delhi
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India wins 5 Medals in Inaugural ISSF President’s Cup in Wroclaw, Poland
India-finish-ISSF-President's-Cup-with-5-medals-in-Wrocław,PolandIndian Shooters have won 5 medals (2 Gold, 2 Silver & 1 Bronze) in the inaugural edition of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) President’s Cup that was held between 3rd to 10th November 2021 at Wroclaw, Poland.
Manu Bhaker Wins 2 Gold in Mixed Event:
i.Indian Women’s Shooter, Manu Bhaker has won 2 Gold medals in the inaugural ISSF President’s Cup in Mixed team events.

  • She partnered with Turkey’s Ozgur Varlik in the 25m Rapid Fire pistol Mixed Team event to win the Gold Medal.
  • She also partnered with Iran’s Javad Foroughi to win Gold in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event.

About International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF): 
President – Vladimir Lisin
Secretary-General – Alexander Ratner
Founded – 1907
Headquarters – Munich, Germany
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IOC, UNODC extends collaboration to fight corruption and crime in sport

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland to strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations in fighting crime and to prevent youth crime, violence and drug use through sports.

  • The MoU was signed by the IOC President, Thomas Bach, and UNODC Executive Director, Ghada Waly. The MoU will remain inforce till 2025
  • The signing of the MoU took place at the side-lines of the fourth edition of the International Forum for Sports Integrity (IFSI) that will bring together 500 stakeholders representing Olympic Movement, intergovernmental agencies, governments, the betting industry and other sectors.

Key highlights 
i.The MoU will cover the following areas of cooperation:

  • support capacity building, training programmes, awareness raising events, preventing manipulation of sports competition.
  • Exchange of information and expertise by participation in conferences, regular meetings, contribution to studies, development of technical tools and publications regarding tackling corruption and crime in sport.
  • Enhances the achievement of sustainable development goals and promotes sports through joint events like olympic and paralympic games.

ii.The Intergovernmental organisation that are specialised in anti-corruption participate:
The UNODC, The Council of Europe (CoE), The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL).
About United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Established – 1997
Headquarters – Vienna, Austria
Director General – Ghada Fathi Waly (Egypt)
About International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Established – 1894, paris, France
Headquarters – Lausanne, Switzerland
President – Dr. Thomas Bach (Germany)


Padma Shri Awardee Ramakrishna Rao Passes awayPadma Shri awardee Koneru Ramakrishna Rao passes awayThe renowned  academician and psychologist Koneru Ramakrishna Rao passed away due to age-related illness. Ramakrishna Rao was a recipient of Padma Shri Award  in the year 2011, under the ‘Literature and Education category’.

  • Ramakrishna Rao was a former Chairman of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (AP-SCHE).
  • He served as the Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University and Chancellor of GITAM (Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management) deemed-to-be university.
  • He has also served as President of the US-based Parapsychological Association and as the President of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology.


Indian Navy & Mukti Bahini of Bangladesh launched the Bangla version of the book “Operation X” in Dhaka

The Indian Navy and the Mukti Bahini of Bangladesh has launched the Bangla version of the book titled ‘Operation X’ about the naval commando operation. the book was authored by Capt MNR Samant and noted author and journalist Sandeep Unnithan.
The book was first conceptualised by then Chief of the Indian Navy, Admiral SM Nanda and Captain Mihir K Roy.
The book was compiled from the personal notes of Capt MNR Samant and the 1st hand accounts of Indian Naval Personnel and Muktijoddhas

  • Operation X was a part of Operation Jackpot under which covert training and equipping of the Bangladeshi liberation army ‘Mukti Bahini’ was done.
  • This was the largest covert operation undertaken anywhere in the world after world war II.


World Science Day for Peace and Development 2021 – November 10 World Science Day for Peace and Development 2021The United Nations(UN)’s World Science Day for Peace and Development is annually observed across the globe on November 10th to highlight the importance of science in society and the need to engage the public in the debates on emerging scientific issues.

  • 10th November 2021 marks the observance of the 20th edition of World Science Day for Peace and Development.

The theme of World Science Day for Peace and Development 2021 is “Building Climate-Ready Communities”.
i.The 31 C/Resolutions 20 adopted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) in 2001 proclaimed the 10th November of every year as the World Science Day for Peace and Development.
ii.The first ever World Science Day for Peace and Development was observed on 10th October 2002.
Laureate of 2021 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science:
Jean-Pierre Luminet, astrophysicist and cosmologist from France has been awarded the 2021 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science for promoting scientific research through a variety of media.
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Meghalaya Cabinet approves creation of Eastern West Khasi Hills as 12th districtMeghalaya-Cabinet-approves-creation-of-Eastern-West-Khasi-Hills-as-12th-districtThe Meghalaya Cabinet approved a proposal to upgrade the Mairang civil sub-division to a full-fledged district which will be called as ‘Eastern West Khasi Hills district’. It will be Meghalaya’s 12th district

  • Currently, Mairang is now a sub-division under the West Khasi Hills district.

Key Points:
i.The state government has given directions to the concerned department to handle the expenditure and work out all details for the new district.
ii.The creation of Eastern West Khasi Hills district will ensure efficient administration and the effective implementation of several schemes.

About Meghalaya:
Chief Minister– Conrad Kongkal Sangma
National Parks– Balphakram National Park, Nokrek Ridge National Park
Biosphere Reserve– Nokrek Biosphere Reserve


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1DRDO, Israel Signs Innovation Agreement for Dual-use Technology
2India’s 1st Centre for Research on Drone Technology Launched in IIT Guwahati
3European Union, BBMP partnered on Solid Waste Management project in Bengaluru under NAMA Support Project
4India Army Signs MoU with RRU & BISAG-N
5Haryana’s Bhattu Kalan Police Station named in among India’s Top 3 for 2021
63rd Edition of Goa Maritime Conclave 7th – 9th November 2021
7India-US conducts 11th Defence Technology & Trade Initiative Group meeting
8India Retains 10th Rank on Climate Change Performance Index 2022; Denmark at 4th
9RBI Launches its First Global Hackathon – HARBINGER 2021
10RBI Lifts Restrictions on Diners Club International Limited
11Meta Launched ‘Grow Your Business Hub’ to Strengthen Small Business in India
12Defence Ministry appoints Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar as next Chief of Naval Staff
13Novo Nordisk India appoints Kapil Dev as Brand Ambassador
14Fumio Kishida Reelected as Prime Minister of Japan
15Indian Navy received 4th Scorpene Submarine ‘Vela’ under Project-75
16India wins 5 Medals in Inaugural ISSF President’s Cup
17IOC, UNODC extends collaboration to fight corruption and crime in sport
18Padma Shri Awardee Ramakrishna Rao Passes away
19Indian Navy & Mukti Bahini of Bangladesh launched the Bangla version of the book “Operation X” in Dhaka
20World Science Day for Peace and Development 2021 – November 10
21Meghalaya Cabinet approves creation of Eastern West Khasi Hills as 12th district