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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Union Minister Amit Shah launched ‘Dairy Sahakar’ Scheme from Anand, GujaratShri Amit Shah, Union Minister of Home Affairs launches the Dairy Sahakar schemei.On October 31, 2021, Union Minister Amit Anil Chandra Shah, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) launched the Dairy Sahakar scheme at Anand, Gujarat during the function organised by AMUL (Anand Milk Union Limited) for the celebration of its 75th foundation year.
ii.With an outlay of Rs 5000 crore, it will be implemented by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), under the Ministry of Cooperation.
About Ministry of Cooperation:
Union Minister– Amit Shah (Constituency- Gandhinagar, Gujarat)
Minister of State (MoS)– BL Verma
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3-day 2nd ‘National Tribal Dance Festival 2021’ held in Raipur, Chhattisgarhthree-day 'National Tribal Dance Festival 2021'The state of Chattisgarh observed a 3-days annual 2nd National Tribal Dance Festival 2021 on October 28-30. It was held at Raipur’s Science College ground as a part of the tourism development plan of the state. It was inaugurated by Chief Minister (CM) of Jharkhand Hemant Soren and CM of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel.

  • This year’s event was clubbed with Chattisgarh’s Rajyotsava (state foundation day- November 1, 2021).
  • The event showcased the performances by tribal dancers from 27 Indian states and six union territories.

Competition:
National teams competed for the top three positions with prizes worth Rs 5 lakh, Rs 3 lakh and Rs 2 lakh, respectively. The competition was in two categories viz. wedding dance and a traditional dance on the theme of harvesting or agriculture.
Winners:
i.Team Jharkhand won in both categories, winning cash prizes totaling Rs 10 lakh.
ii.Team Odisha was the runner-up in both categories,
iii.Team Assam stood third in the wedding dance category and Team Chhattisgarh won the third position in the traditional dance category.
Key Points:
i.The festival also featured performers from seven foreign countries viz. Uzbekistan, Nigeria, Mali, Sri Lanka, the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), Palestine and Uganda.
ii.The festival was also attended by Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi, as a special guest.
iii.This festival was initiated in 2019 by  the Chhattisgarh Tourism Board.
About Chhattisgarh:
Governor– Anusuiya Uikey
National Parks– Guru Ghasi Das (Sanjay) NP, Indravati NP, Kangerghati NP
Wildlife Sanctuaries– Achanakmar WLS, Badalkhol WLS, Barnawapara WLS

DIGIT provides  support to National Platform for Urban Governance, Transforming Urban Landscape
The DIGIT (Digital Infrastructures for Governance, Impact and Transformation) , an  eGov Foundation platform, will now provide support to the National Urban Digital Mission (NUDM). It will help in urban governance and with the motive of to support the citizen centric governance.

  • The DIGIT empowers the ease of living through e-governance (electronic governance) services including  efficiency, accountability and transparency with the help of State and Local governments.

Key points:
i.National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) which established in 1976, works with eGov Foundation for the improved urban governance, bridging the gap between research and practice.
ii.To create and implement the National Urban Governance Platform (NUGP), which is one of the initiatives under NUDM.
iii.NUDM is setting up the cloud based platforms along with 9 services applications such as property tax assessment and payment, building plan approval, municipal grievance redressal, trade license issuance and payment, No-Objection Certificate (NOC) issuance, water and sewerage connection management and others.
iv.NUGP will provide benefits to urban citizens living in more than 4700 towns and cities in the country.
About National Urban Digital Mission (NUDM)

  • Launched in – February 2021.
  • Launched by – Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) along with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY).
  • It will institutionalise a citizen-centric and ecosystem-driven approach to urban governance and service delivery in  cities by 2022, and across all cities and towns in India by 2024.

About eGov Foundation
Founded: 2003
Chief Executive Officer: Viraj Tyagi

NCW, NALSA Launched Pan-India Legal Awareness Programme for WomenWomen's commission, NALSA launch pan-India legal awareness programmeThe National Commission for Women (NCW), along with National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) launched “Empowerment of Women through Legal Awareness”, a pan-India Legal Awareness Program for Women at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

  • The awareness program was launched by Justice UU Lalit, Supreme court Judge with the Executive chairman of NALSA and chairperson of NCW.

Key points 
i.The legal Awareness program imparts practical knowledge about legal rights including Indian Penal Code for Women and girls.
ii.The Program aims to train the teachers and in turn they train the women and girls in cross-sections of the society.
iii.The Program covers all states and union territories.
iv.Earlier, The NCW had launched the pilot project for women along with NALSA that covered 8 states such as Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Assan, ANdhra Pradesh and Telangana in August 15, 2020.
About National Commission for Women (NCW)
Constituted – January, 1992 under National Commission for Women Act, 1990
Chairperson – Mrs. Rekha Sharma
Headquarters – New Delhi, Delhi
About National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)
Constituted – December 1995, Under Legal Service Authorities Act, 1987
Patron-in-Chief – Mr. Justice N. V. Ramana, The Chief Justice of India

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

PM Narendra Modi Visited Italy and Participated in 16th G20 Summit from October 30 -31 PM Modi arrives in Italy to participate 16th G20 Summit from October 30 -31Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Italy and participated in the 16th G20 (Group of Twenty) Leaders’ Summit, which was held in Rome, Italy from October 30 to 31, 2021.

  • Theme: The 2021 G20 is under the Italian Presidency. It is focusing on three broad, interconnected pillars of action: People, Planet, and Prosperity.
  • Other G20 leaders who have participated in the summit include US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and summit host Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

Key Points:
i.To strengthen the partnerships in the energy transition, India and Italy agreed to explore the development of green hydrogen, setting up renewable energy corridors, and joint projects in the natural gas sector.
ii.The G20 committed to the Paris Agreement goal to hold the global average temperature increase well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
iii.G20 have reaffirmed their full support for the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Global Network and recognise that effective implementation of Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation (AML/CFT/CPF).
About Group of Twenty (G20):
Establishment – 1999
Members – 20 (19 countries + European Union)
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2015-2021 Warmest Years on record – WMO State of the Global Climate 2021 reportWhat WMO report says on climate trendsAs per the provisional ‘State of the Global Climate 2021 report’ released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the past seven years from 2015 to 2021 (1st 9-months) set to be witnessed the Warmest years on record. This increase in temperature is caused mainly due to the increase in atmospheric Greenhouse Gas (GHG) concentrations.

  • 2021 will be between the 5 and 7 warmest year on record and that 2015 to 2021 will be the seven warmest years on record.
  • The report provides a detailed pictures of climate indicators such as greenhouse gas concentrations, temperatures, extreme weather, sea level, ocean warming and ocean acidication, glacier retreat and ice melt, as well as socio-economic impacts.

Findings of the Report:
i.The report is based on the data of first nine months of the year 2021 and the Global mean temperature in 2021 (1st 9-months) was 1.09°C above the 1850-1900 levels.
ii.Ocean Level – 

  • Top 2000-meter layer of the ocean reached a record high temperature in 2020.
  • Ocean absorbed around 23% of global anthropogenic CO2 to the atmosphere and so is becoming more acidic.

About World Meteorological Organization (WMO): 
Establishment – 23 March 1950
Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
Secretary-General – Petteri Taalas
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BANKING & FINANCE

Ujjivan Financial Services’ Board approved its amalgamation with USFBUjjivan Financial Service okays amalgamation with Ujjivan SFBi.The board of Ujjivan Financial Services has approved the amalgamation of the company with its subsidiary, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (USFB). This decision has been taken to meet the public shareholding norms of SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India).
ii.Under this amalgamation Ujjivan Financial Services will be a transferor company and Ujjivan SFB is a transferee company.
iii.Ujjivan Financial Services is the holding company and promoter of Ujjivan SFB. It currently holds 83.32% of the equity shareholding and 100% of preference shareholding of Ujjivan SFB.
About Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (SFB):
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Sanjeev Barnwal
Tagline– Build a Better Life
Headquarter– Bengaluru, Karnataka
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ADB, AIIB processing $2 billion loan for India to buy COVID-19 vaccines AIIB and ADB to co-finance USD 2 billion loanChina-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) along with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are currently processing a USD 2 billion loan for India to purchase COVID-19 vaccines under ADB’s Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility (APVAX).

  • AIIB provides USD 500 million and the Manila-based ADB is expected to finance USD 1.5 billion.
  • The multilateral financing institutions boost the immunization rate of the country’s eligible population.

Key points 
i.About 667 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were expected to be procured through the loan.
ii.India is the second-largest shareholder after China in AIIB, has approved 147 projects amounting to USD 28.9 billion.
iii.Sustaining Global Value Chains is AIIB’s latest Asian Infrastructure Finance (AIF) report is also released to point out the need for greater international cooperation that ensures supply chain infrastructure to be greener, more digital and more resilient.
Other Projects Funded by AIIB:
i.AIIB formally granted USD 356.67 million loans for the expansion of the Chennai metro rail system.
ii.The USD 400-million Chennai Metro Corridor-5 is at an advanced stage of project approval process.
iii.The transport projects like Outer Ring Road Project worth USD 300 million are also undertaken by AIIB.
iv.By 2025, the bank’s climate finance will be 50 percent of the total loan which will be aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement.
v.AIIB has financed seven infrastructure projects worth USD 1.5 billion to Pakistan.
About Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Operation started – January 2016
President – Jin Liqun
Headquarters – Beijing, China
About Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Established – 1966
President – Masatsugu Asakawa
Headquarters –Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
Members – 68 (49 from the Region)

Axis Bank signs MoU ‘Power Salute’ with Indian Navy; ICICI Bank renews MoU with Indian ArmyAxis Bank signs MoU with Indian Navy for salary accountsAxis Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Navy to offer a defence service salary package under ‘’Power Salute’’ at New Delhi. Through the agreement the bank will provide several benefits to all ranks of Indian Navy veterans and cadets.
Benefits under “Power Salute”

  • Major benefits include- accidental cover up to INR 56 lakh.
  • Children education grants up to INR 8 lakh.
  • Total permanent disability cover up to INR 46 lakh, partial permanent disability cover of up to INR 46 lakh and air accidental cover of INR 1 crore.
  • Zero processing fee and 12 EMI (Equated Monthly Installment) waivers on home loan.
  • Universal account number across India allowing all Axis Bank branches to serve as home branch.

ICICI Bank renews MoU with the Indian Army
ICICI Bank renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Army  to offer enhanced benefits and new features through its ‘Defence Salary Account’ (DSA) to all serving as well as retired Army personnel.
About Axis Bank
MD&CEO: Amitabh Chaudhry
Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Founded: 3 December 1993
Tagline : Badhti Ka Naam Zindagi
About ICICI Bank
Managing Director & CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi
Headquarters: Mumbai Maharashtra
Founded: June 1994
Tagline: Khayal Apka

RBI extends validity of Directions for Kapol Co-operative Bank
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the validity of its Directions under Section 35 A read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (AACS)  for Mumbai-based Kapol Co-operative Bank by six months up to April 30, 2022.

  • The direction was first issued for the bank in March 2017.
  •  The validity of the directions was extended from time-to-time, the last being up to October 31, 2021.

About Kapol Co-operative Bank
Established – 1939
Chairman – Kirti Dahyalal Shah
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

SEBI Formed IT-PAC Headed by Dr Abhay Karandikar; Reconstituted Technical Advisory Committee Headed by Deepak B PhatakSebi forms IT project advisory committee to provide technical expertiseSecurities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) has formed the 7-member IT Projects Advisory Committee (IT-PAC) headed by Dr Abhay Karandikar, a director at the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Kanpur, to provide guidance to upgrade the existing IT systems of SEBI and the solutions with the latest IT practices, techniques, tools and technologies.
SEBI reconstituted its Technical Advisory Committee:
SEBI has reconstituted its Technical Advisory Committee which will recommend measures for changes and improvements in the market structure given the technological changes.

  • The reconstituted 7-member committee will be chaired by Deepak B Phatak, a former professor of IIT Bombay. Earlier the panel had only 5 members.

About The Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI):
Chairman– Ajay Tyagi
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Established on 12th April 1992
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       APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS    

 PM of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev resigned his post

North Macedonia PM Zoran Zaev announces resignationZoran Zaev, Prime Minister(PM) of North Macedonia has announced his resignation after his governing party, the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia(SDSM), was defeated in the local elections of North Macedonia.
He resigned from the post of PM of North Macedonia and also the President of the SDSM.
About Zoran Zaev:
i.Zoran Zaev was first elected as the Prime Minister of North Macedonia in 2017 and again in 2020.
ii.He served as the Mayor of Strumica for 3 consecutive terms from 2005 to 2016.
iii.In 2013 he was elected as the President of the ruling Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) party.
iv.He played a major role in adding the geographical qualifier “North” country’s official name to distinguish it from the Greek province of Macedonia.
About North Macedonia:
President– Stevo Pendarovski
Capital– Skopje
Currency– Macedonian denar        

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Indian Navy gets First P15B Indigenous Stealth Guided Destroyer – ‘Visakhapatnam’Indian Navy receives ‘Visakhapatnam’, first P15B guided-missile destroyerThe Indian Navy received its first indigenous P15B (Project 15 Bravo) class stealth guided-missile destroyer from Mazagon Dock shipyard Limited (MDL), Mumbai on October 28 2021, which is named ‘Visakhapatnam’ (Y 12704).

Design and Construction

  • Visakhapatnam is Designed by the Directorate of Naval Design, Indian Navy’s design Organisation.
  • The Destroyer is constructed by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, Mumbai.
  • Visakhapatnam will be commissioned from December 2021.

About Indian Navy 
Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) – Admiral Karambir Singh
Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Navy) – New Delhi, Delhi
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India unveils online Climate Equity Monitor Dashboard  Climate Equity Monitor Online dashboard for assessing emissionsThe Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav has launched an online dashboard- the “Climate Equity Monitor” (CME) to assess equity in climate action, inequalities in emissions ,energy and resource consumption across the world. It was launched in the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26 (Conference of Parties) 2021 in Glasgow (United Kingdom).

  • The website included key features such as climate finance, technology transfer and adaptation.

Objective
To  monitor the performance of Annex-I Parties(developed countries) under the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)  based on
i.The foundational principles of the Climate Convention,
ii.The principle of Common But Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capabilities (CBDR-RC).
About  United Nations Climate Change Conference or  COP26 2021
President of COP26 – Alok Sharma
Location: Glasgow, Scotland ( United Kingdom)
Organised by:  UK and Italy
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SPORTS

J&K Team for Deaf got 1st Position in 1st World Deaf Judo ChampionshipJ&K team for deaf clinches 1st position in World Deaf Judo ChampionshipThe Senior Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) team for deaf secured 1st position in 1st World Deaf Judo Championship 2021 organised in Paris Versailles, France from 26-30th October 2021 .The championship is organized by the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD).

  • From the Indian team, Rakshanda Mehak (J&K) won the Bronze Medal. She has defeated the South Korean team in the semifinal.

Highlights
i.The National Girls Team secured the Bronze medal.
ii.Nirchara Umed of Haryana under 57 KG (KiloGram) category, Divya Tiwari of Uttar Pradesh under 52 KG category also received medals.
About  International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD)
Founded: 1924
Interim President : Gustavo de Araujo Perazzolo

Indian GM Iniyan wins Chess Tournament in SerbiaIndian GM Iniyan wins chess tournament in SerbiaIndian Grandmaster (GM) P Iniyan wins 5th Rujna Zora chess tournament held at Serbia.The tournament was a 10-player, all-play-all one with classical time control and featured three GMs.

  • The second is placed by International Master (IM) Makarian Rudik of Russia.
  • Another Indian Player V S Raaghul finished third and IM  S.Nitin placed fourth.

Significance
i.GM P Iniyan scored 7.5 points out of a possible 9, with 6 victories and 3 draws to finish the match on top.
ii.Iniyan has won Serbian GM Savic Miodrag, IM Panic Nenad of Serbia, Trinidad IM Alan Safar Ramoutar and Indian FM Mahitosh Dey and draws with Serbian GM Emir Dizdarevic, Rudik and Indian IM S Nitin.
About Grand Master P Iniyan
i.P Iniyan , is an 16th Indian Grand Master from Erode born in September 2002.
ii.Iniyan had recently defeated world number two Fabiano Caruana in an online blitz event.
iii.His current International Chess Federation (FIDE) ratings is 2556.
Note – The Grand Master title and ratings are given by FIDE.
About International Chess Federation (FIDE)
Founded –1924 in paris,France
Current Headquarters – Lausanne, Switzerland
President – Arkady Dvorkovich

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Cities Day 2021 – October 31World Cities Day 2021 newThe United Nations(UN)’s World Cities Day(WCD) is annually observed across the globe on October 31st to promote the importance of community’s interest in global urbanization and to advance the cooperation among the countries in meeting opportunities addressing challenges of urbanization and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world.

  • The global observance was co-hosted by UN-Habitat and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and it took place in Luxor, Egypt. 
  • The Global theme (Sub Theme) of World Cities Day 2021 is “Adapting Cities for Climate Resilience”. 
  • The general theme of World Cities Day is Better City, Better Life, which remains same for every year, while each year a different sub-theme (Global theme or theme of WCD) and a location for global observance is selected.

Background:
i.The United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) adopted a resolution (A/RES/68/239) on 27th December 2013 and proclaimed the 31st October of every year as “World Cities Day”. 
ii.The first ever World Cities Day was observed on 31st October 2014. 

  • The observance of World Cities Day ties in with Sustainable Development Goal(SDG) 11, to make cities “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”.

About UN-Habitat:
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements
Executive Director– Maimunah Mohd Sharif
Headquarters– Nairobi, Kenya
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Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) 2021 – October 31 National Unity Day 2021Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) is annually observed across India on 31st October to mark the birth anniversary of Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel, endeared as ‘Sardar’, the First Deputy Prime Minister of India and the first Home Minister of India.

  • The day aims to acknowledge and honour the legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was also known as the Iron Man of India. 
  • 31st October 2021 marks the 146th Birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
  • Statue of Unity in Gujarat, is a colossal statue of India’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is the world’s tallest statue, with a height of 182 metres (around 597 feet).

Background:
i.In 2014, The government of India led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the 31st October of every year, the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as the National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas.
ii.The first National Unity Day was celebrated on 31st October 2014.
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World Thrift Day 2021 – October 31 World Thrift Day 2021World Thrift Day, also known as World Savings Day, is annually observed across the globe on 31st October to create awareness about the importance of savings and financial security of individuals and the nation as a whole.
India celebrates World Thrift Day on 30th October to ensure that the celebration of the day does not coincide with the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who was assassinated by her bodyguards on 31st October 1984.
Background:
During the first International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks) held in Milan, Italy, in 1924, the 31st October of every year was established as World Thrift Day.
The Italian Professor Filippo Ravizza declared the 31st October as the ‘International Saving Day’ on the last day of the congress.
Aim:
To change our behaviour towards saving and remind the importance of wealth among the people.
About World Savings and Retail Banking Institute(WSBI):
The WSBI is one of the largest international banking associations and the only global representative of savings and retail banking.It was earlier named as International Savings Banks Institute.
President– ​​​Isidro Fainé
Founded in 1924
Headquarters– Brussels, Belgium

STATE NEWS

Gujarat Govt Launches ‘e-Sarkar app’ on Pilot Basis for Paperless AdministrationGuj govt launches e-Sarkar app on pilot basis for paperless administrationOn October 31, 2021, the Gujarat government launched the ‘e-Sarkar’ app on a pilot basis to make administrative works paperless, quick and easy for citizens.
Key Points:
i.The state govt plans to launch the app on a full scale on December 25, 2021, the same day on which India celebrates Good Governance Day.

  • Good Governance Day – This day is celebrated annually on 25th December to mark the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

ii.Integration: The e-Sarkar app was formed by combining the latest technology along with the existing IWDMS (Integrated Workflow and Document Management System) app, which was launched by the Gujarat government in 2005 for administrative purposes.
iii.The e-Sarkar app was made applicable to collector-DDO (Drawing and Disbursing Office) offices and various government departments of the state at the Secretariat, district and taluka levels.
iv.The app will also cover civic-oriented services like RTI (Right to Information) application, public complaints, and appointments for visits to various government offices.
About Gujarat:
Governor – Acharya Devvrat
Wildlife Sanctuary – Pania Wildlife Sanctuary, Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuar, Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary
Bird Sanctuary – Thol Bird Sanctuary, Chhari Dhand Bird Sanctuary

Kalij Pheasant Declared as Bird of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir

Following the approval of Lieutenant Governor  Manoj Sinha, the Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment issued the order declaring the Kalij Pheasant, also known as ‘Lophura Leucomelanos’, as the bird of the Union Territory(UT) of Jammu & Kashmir(J&K).

  • Kalij Pheasant which is widely found in Mansar, Surinsar, Jasrota and Bhaderwah areas was declared as the bird of UT to prevent it from hunting.
  • Before the bifurcation of the State, the State of J&K had Black-necked Crane as State Bird and Kashmir Stag (Hangul) as State Animal.

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar launched ‘Uttam Beej portal’

Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister(CM) of Haryana, has launched the ‘Uttam Beej portal’ which will benefit the farmers of Haryana by providing quality seeds with transparency.
The portal will provide transparency in the seed production programme arranged by both the  Government and private seed producing agencies and ensure the quality of certified seeds.

  • Haryana is producing around 30-35 lakh quintals certified seed of Wheat and other crops

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S.no Current Affairs 2 November 2021
1 Union Minister Amit Shah launched ‘Dairy Sahakar’ Scheme from Anand, Gujarat
2 3-day 2nd ‘National Tribal Dance Festival 2021’ held in Raipur, Chhattisgarh
3 DIGIT provides  support to National Platform for Urban Governance, Transforming Urban Landscape
4 NCW, NALSA Launched Pan-India Legal Awareness Programme for Women
5 PM Narendra Modi Visited Italy and Participated in 16th G20 Summit from October 30 -31
6 2015-2021 Warmest Years on record – WMO State of the Global Climate 2021 report
7 Ujjivan Financial Services’ Board approved its amalgamation with USFB
8 ADB, AIIB processing $2 billion loan for India to buy COVID-19 vaccines
9 Axis Bank signs MoU ‘Power Salute’ with Indian Navy; ICICI Bank renews MoU with Indian Army
10 RBI extends validity of Directions for Kapol Co-operative Bank
11 SEBI Formed IT-PAC Headed by Dr Abhay Karandikar; Reconstituted Technical Advisory Committee Headed by Deepak B Phatak
12 Zoran Zaev, PM of North Macedonia resigned as PM & as Leader of Social Democratic Union
13 Indian Navy gets First P15B Indegenous Stealth Guided Destroyer – ‘Visakhapatnam’
14 India unveils online Climate Equity Monitor Dashboard  for Assessing Emissions, Energy and Resource Consumption goes Live
15 J&K Team for Deaf got 1st Position in 1st World Deaf Judo Championship
16 Indian GM Iyan wins Chess Tournament in Serbia
17 World Cities Day 2021 – October 31
18 Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) 2021 – October 31
19 World Thrift Day 2021 – October 31
20 Gujarat Govt Launches ‘e-Sarkar app’ on Pilot Basis for Paperless Administration
21 Kalij Pheasant Declared as Bird of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir
22 Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar launched ‘Uttam Beej portal’