Latest Current Affairs of November 2021

The Indian-American technology executive who has been appointed the new CEO of Twitter IncParag Agrawal
The Argentinian footballer who has been awarded the Ballon d'Or 2021 (his seventh Ballond d'Or in career)Lionel Messi
The new Chief of Naval Staff who has taken over from Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADCAdmiral R Hari Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC
The place in Uttar Pradesh where the foundation stone of Noida International Greenfield Airport was laid by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiJewar
The Indian batsman who has become the second in the world to hit 150 sixes in T20 internationals (1st was Martin Guptil of New Zealand)Rohit Sharma
The stealth guided-missile destroyers manufactured at Mazagaon Dock Ltd which was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Mumbai on 21 November 2021 is namedINS Visakhapatnam
The South African cricketer who has announced retirement from all forms of cricket after having played 114 tests and 228 ODIsAB de Villiers
The operation launched by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence to check smuggling of gold from Hong Kong using air cargo route was code namedOperation Molten Metal
The place at which Food Corporation of India (FCI) has launched India’s First Food Museum depicting the foodgrain production scenario in India and across the globeThanjavur
The place at which a three-day Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv was held from 17 to 19 Nov 2021Jhansi
The day in November which has been approved to be observed as Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas by the Union CabinetNovember 15
Purvanchal Expressway which was inaugurated by the PM Shri Narendra Modi at Sultanpur connectedLucknow to Gazipur
The Indian state which has approved Kaiser-i-hind (Teinopalpus imperialis) as its State ButterflyArunachal Pradesh
The Indian historian and theatre personality known for his writings on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who passed away on 15 Nov 2021 aged 99 yearsBabasaheb Moreshwar Purandare
The well-known Hindi author who passed away on 15 Nov 2021 at the age of 90 yearsSmt Mannu Bhandari
The Indian author who has been awarded the JCB Prize for Literature 2021 for his novel Delhi: A SoliloquyM. Mukundam
The village in Telangana State which has been chosen as one of the best Tourism Villages by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)Pochampally
The trilateral maritime exercise conducted by the navies of India, Thailand and Singapore from 15 to 16 Nov 2021 in Andaman Sea is namedSITMEX 2021
The place which (भगवान बिरसा मुंडा स्मृति उद्यान सह स्वतंत्रता सेनानी संग्रहालय ) Bhagwan Birsa Munda Memorial Park cum Freedom Fighter Museum was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiRanchi
The new name of Habibganj railway station in Madhya PradeshRani Kamlapati Railway Station
The new Secreatary General of Rajya Sabha who has replaced Shri PPK RamacharyuluShri PC Mody
The country which has become the 101st member of the International Solar AllianceUSA
The biennial training exercise jointly carried out by the armies of India and France from 15 to 26 Nov 2021 in Frejus, FranceEx Shakti 2021
The country in which Yahoo Inc has stopped its services from 01 Nov 2021China
The Chief of Army Staff of Nepal Army who has been conferred the Honorary Rank of General of the Indian Army by the President Shri Ramnath KovindGeneral Prabhu Ram Sharma
The Indian industrialist who has topped the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2021 with a donation of Rs. 9713 croresAziz Premji
The word which has been chosen as the Word of the Year 2021 by Oxford English DictionaryVax
The motto of G-20 Summit held in Rome, Italy from 30 - 31 Oct 2021People, Planet and Prosperity

Lead the Competition Latest Video

National Sports Awards 2021

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021

S.No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
1.Neeraj ChopraAthletics
2.Ravi KumarWrestling
3.Lovlina BorgohainBoxing
4.Sreejesh P.RHockey
5.Avani LekharaPara Shooting
6.Sumit AntilPara Athletics
7.Pramod BhagatPara Badminton
8.Krishna NagarPara Badminton
9.Manish NarwalPara Shooting
10.Mithali RajCricket
11.Sunil ChhetriFootball
12.Manpreet SinghHockey

Arjuna Awards for outstanding performance in Sports and Games 2021

S.No.Name of the SportspersonDiscipline
1.Arpinder SinghAthletics
2.Simranjit KaurBoxing
3.Shikhar DhawanCricket
4.Bhavani Devi Chadalavada Anandha SundhararamanFencing
6.Vandana KatariyaHockey
7.Sandeep NarwalKabaddi
8.Himani Uttam ParabMallakhamb
9.Abhishek VermaShooting
10.Ankita RainaTennis
11.Deepak PuniaWrestling
12.Dilpreet SinghHockey
13.Harman Preet SinghHockey
14.Rupinder Pal SinghHockey
15.Surender KumarHockey
16.Amit RohidasHockey
17.Birendra LakraHockey
19.Nilakanta SharmaHockey
20.Hardik SinghHockey
21.Vivek Sagar PrasadHockey
22.Gurjant SinghHockey
23.Mandeep SinghHockey
24.Shamsher SinghHockey
25.Lalit Kumar UpadhyayHockey
26.Varun KumarHockey
27.Simranjeet SinghHockey
28.YogeshKathuniyaPara Athletics
29.Nishad KumarPara Athletics
30.Praveen KumarPara Athletics
31.Suhash YathirajPara Badminton
32.Singhraj AdhanaPara Shooting
33.Bhavina PatelPara Table Tennis
34.Harvinder SinghPara Archery
35.Sharad KumarPara Athletics

Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches in Sports and Games 2021

Life-Time Category:

S.No.Name of the CoachDiscipline
1.T. P. OusephAthletics
3.Sarpal SinghHockey
4.Ashan KumarKabaddi
5.Tapan Kumar PanigrahiSwimming

Regular Category

S.No.Name of the CoachDiscipline
1.Radhakrishnan Nair PAthletics
2.Sandhya GurungBoxing
3.Pritam SiwachHockey
4.Jai Prakash NautiyalPara Shooting
5.Subramanian RamanTable Tennis

Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime achievement in Sports and Games 2021

1.Lekha K.C.Boxing
2.Abhijeet KunteChess
3.Davinder Singh GarchaHockey
4.Vikas KumarKabaddi
5.Sajjan SinghWrestling

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2021

S.No.CategoryEntity recommended for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar 2021
1.Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent Manav Rachna Educational Institution
2.Encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2021

Panjab University - Chandigarh

Important Days of November

World Tsunami Awareness Day: 05 November 2019

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2016

World Science Day for Peace and Development: 10 November

Designated by : UNESCO

Theme: Building Climate-Ready Communities

First Observed in: 2001

World Pneumonia Day: 12 November

Designated by : WHO

First Observed in: 2009

World Diabetes Day: 14 November

Designated by : International Diabetes Federation

Theme: Access to Diabetes Care

First Observed in: 1991 by IDF, adopted by UN in 2006

International Day for Tolerance: 16 November

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

First observed in : 1995

World Philosophy Day: (3rd Thursday of Nov) 18 November

Designated by : UNESCO

First Observed in: 2002

World Toilet Day: 19 November

Designated by : World Toilet Organisation

Theme: Valuing Toilets

First Observed in: 2001 by World Toilet Organisation and accepted by UN in 2013

World Childrens' Day: 20 November

Designated by : UN General Assembly

Theme: A Better Future for Every Child

Day established in: 1954

World Television Day: 21 November

Designated by : UN General Assembly

Day established in: 1997

World Fisheries Day: 21 November

Designated by : World Fisheries Forum

First Observed in: 1997

International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women: 25 November

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!

First Observed in: 2000

National Milk Day: 26 November

Designated by : Indian Dairy Association

Occasion: Birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien

First Observed in: 2014

52nd International Film Festival of India

Held in: Goa

Held from: 20 to 28 Nov 2021

Opening Film: Carlos Saura’s The King of All the World.

Opening Film of Indian section: SEMKHOR (Dimasa) (Feature film) and Ved...the Visionary (Non-feature film)

Dimasa is an ethnolinguistic community of Assam and Nagaland

Indian film personality of the year 2021: Prasoon Joshi (Lyricist) and Hema Malini (Actress)

Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award: Mr. István Szabó and Mr. Martin Scorsese

To commemorate 100 years of the veteran filmmaker, the late Satyajit Ray, IFFI’s Lifetime Achievement Award will henceforth be called the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award

Golden Peacock (Best Film): Japanese Film ‘Ring Wandering’

Silver Peacock (Best Director): Czech Director Václav Kadrnka for ‘Saving One Who Was Dead’

Silver Peacock (Best Actor-Male): Jitendra Bhikulal Joshi in ‘Godavari’

Silver Peacock (Best Actor-Female): Angela Molina in ‘Charlotte’

Silver Peacock (Special Jury Award): Godavari directed by Nikhil Mahajan and Brazilian Actress Renata Carvalho for her role in Director Rodrigo de Oliveira’s ‘The First Fallen’

Special Tribute: Sir Sean Connery, the first actor to portray fictional British secret agent James Bond

ICFT-UNESCO Medal: Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

Sixth BRICS Film Festival awards announced at closing ceremony of IFFI 52

Best Film Award: South African film Barakat

and Russian film The Sun above Me Never Sets

Best Director: Brazilian filmmaker Lúcia Murat

for her riveting documentary ‘Ana’

Best Actor (Male): Dhanush for ‘Asuran’

Best Actor (Female): Brazilian actor Lara Boldorini for her role in ‘On Wheels’

Special Jury Mention: Director Yan Han from China for ‘A Little Red Flower’

Most Polluted Cities

Report released by Swiss-based air quality technology company IQAir

  1. Hotan (China)
  2. Ghaziabad (India)
  3. Bulandshahr (India)
  4. Bisrakh Jalalpur (India)
  5. Bhiwadi (India)
  6. Noida (India)
  7. Greater Noida (India)
  8. Kanpur (India)
  9. Lucknow (India)
  10. Delhi (India)

Swachh Survekshan 2021

India’s Cleanest City (> 1 lakh population category): 1. Indore; 2. Surat; 3. Vijayawada

India’s Cleanest City (< 1 lakh population category): 1. Vita; 2. Lonavla; 3. Sasvad

Best Ganga Town: Varanasi

India's cleanest cantonment: 1. Ahmedabad Cantonment; 2. Meerut; 3. Delhi Cantonment

Fastest Mover: Hoshangabad

Cleanest State (>100 ULBs): Chhattisgarh

Cleanest State (<100 ULBs): Jharkhand

Fastest Mover (>100 ULBs): Karnataka

Fastest Mover (<100 ULBs): Mizoram

Booker Prize 2021

1.Damon GalgutThe PromiseSouth Africa
2.Anuk ArudpragasamA Passsage NorthSri Lanka
3.Patricia LockwoodNo One is Talking About ThisUSA
4.Nadifa MohamedThe Fortune MenSomalia
5.Richard PowersBewildermentUSA
6.Maggie ShipsteadGreat CircleUSA

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021

Hosts: UAE and Oman

Held from: 17.10.21 to 14.11.21

No of teams: 16

Winners: Australia

Runners-up: New Zealand

Most runs: Babar Azam

Most wickets: Wanindu Hasaranga

Player of the series: David Warner

Venue of the final match: Dubai