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Daily GK Current Affairs viable of 12th November 2021

Daily GK Current Affairs News viable of 12th November 2021. – Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 12th November 2021 covering the following news headlines: Maharani Lakshmi Bai, NPCI Bharat BillPay, Diners Club International Limited, My11Circle, Public Service Broadcasting Day.

Daily Current Affairs update are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for competitive exams. Daily Current Affairs Update is the complete box of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc.

So, here is the GK update of 12th November 2021 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt current affairs quiz.

Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows

  • International News
  • National News
  • State News
  • Banking News
  • Business News
  • Sports News
  • Important Days
  • Obituaries News
  • Miscellaneous News

International News

  1. SpaceX launches Indian-origin astronaut Raja Chari-led Crew 3 mission to ISS
  • US Space agency NASA and the Elon Musk-owned private rocket company SpaceX have launched “Crew 3” mission on November 10, 2021
  • Under this mission, four astronauts have been sent to the International Space Station (ISS) for a six-month science mission until April 2022.
  • The four member international crew of astronauts lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida onboard SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule named Endurance fixed to Falcon 9 rocket.
  • The “Crew 3” mission consists of Indian-origin NASA astronaut Raja Chari as its mission commander.
  • The other three astronauts are NASA’s Tom Marshburn (pilot); and Kayla Barron (mission specialist); as well as ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer (mission specialist).

National News

  1. Hardeep Singh Puri unveils statue of Maharani Lakshmi Bai in Hisar college
  • Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs & Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep S. Puri has unveiled the statue of Rani Lakshmi Bai at the Maharani Lakshmi Bai college for Women, Bhiwani Rohilla in Hisar (Haryana) through video conferencing.
  • Describing Rani Lakshmi Bai as a major symbol of revolt against the repression of the British Raj, the Minister said that her life has been inspiring nationalism and Indian women for generations who led the freedom revolution of India with the utmost bravery, skill and force against British rule.

State News

  1. Odisha govt launches road safety initiative ‘Rakshak’
  • The state government of Odisha has launched a first of its kind road safety initiative named Rakshak, to train first responders of road accidents. Under the program, 300 master trainers will train 30,000 local people, staying or working at the eateries and different business establishments located near accident-prone spots.
  • These 30,000 volunteers will be trained as First Responders to road accidents. They will be equipped to administer first aid and pre-hospital trauma care to accident victims within the golden hour.
  • The ‘Rakshak’ initiative was organised by the Commerce and Transport Department in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State branch.
  • As part of the initiative, the state government will train volunteers from roadside communities such as eateries, small repair shops, gas stations, and also police officers to be first responders to road accident victims.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik and Governor is Ganeshi Lal.

Banking News

  1. RBI remove restrictions on Diners Club International Limited
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has 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 onboarding new domestic customers onto its card network from May 1, 2021, due to non-compliance with RBI on the storage of Payment System Data. The central bank had banned the US-based company from onboarding new domestic customers onto its card network for violating data storage norms.
  • 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 its ban.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • RBI Founded: April 1, 1935;
  • RBI Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra;
  • RBI Governor: Shaktikanta Das;
  • RBI Deputy Governors: Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, M Rajeshwar Rao, T Rabi Sankar.

Business News

  1. Nykaa CEO Falguni Nayar becomes India’s richest self-made woman
  • Falguni Nair, CEO and founder of beauty and fashion eCommerce platform Nykaa, has become the richest self-made woman in India. He founded Nykaa in the year 2012.
  • He holds 53.5% stake in Nykaa and has a net worth of USD 7.48 billion.
  • This comes after the IPO of FSN E-commerce Ventures which is the parent entity of Nykaa. It is also the first female-led unicorn to be listed on the stock exchange.
  • The issue size of the IPO of FSN E-commerce Ventures (Nykaa) was Rs 5,351.92 crore with a face value of Rs 1 per share.

Sports News

  1. Mitrabha Guha named as India’s 72nd Grandmaster
  • International Master (IM) Mitrabha Guha from Kolkata, West Bengal has become the 72nd Grandmaster of India after achieving his third and final Grandmaster (GM) norm at the GM Third Saturday Mix 220, Novi Sad, Serbia.
  • He won this third GM norm against Mitrabha Guha’s GM Nikola Sedlak, making his second GM norm at the Sheikh Russell International GM Tournament 2021, Bangladesh.

Recent Indian Chess Grandmasters:

  • 69thHarshit Raja (Maharashtra)
  • 70thRaja Rithvik (Telangana)
  • 71stSankalp Gupta (Maharashtra)
  1. Novak Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev to win 2021 Paris Masters title

  • In tennis, Novak Djokovic defeated Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 to win the 2021 Rolex Paris Masters Final title at Bercy on 07 November.
  • This is Serbian Djokovic’s sixth Paris Masters title and 37th ATP Masters 1000 title overall.
  • The Rolex Paris Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players.
  • It is part of the ATP Tour Masters 1000.

Important Days

  1. India Observes Ayurveda Day on 02 November 2021
  • In India, ‘Ayurveda Day’ is celebrated every year on the occasion of Dhanvantari Jayanti (Dhanteras). Dhanvantari is the Hindu god of medicine
  • In 2016, the day was declared by the Ministry of AYUSH, to focus on the power of Ayurveda and its unique healing principles.
  • In 2021, India is celebrating the 6th National Ayurveda Day on 02 November 2021.
  • The theme of National Ayurveda Day 2021 is Ayurveda Poshan (Nutrition).
  1. World Pneumonia Day: 12 November 

  • World Pneumonia Day is observed every year on 12 November worldwide to raise awareness, promote prevention and treatment, and take action to combat the disease.
  • World Pneumonia Day 2020 is an annual event which was first celebrated in the year 2009.
  1. Public Service Broadcasting Day: 12 November

  • Public Service Broadcasting Day is celebrated on 12 November every year. The day is celebrated to commemorate the first and only visit of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947.
  • On 12 November 1947, Mahatma Gandhi addressed the displaced people (a refugee from Pakistan), who had temporarily settled at Kurukshetra in Haryana after partition.
  • The day was declared as Public Service Broadcasting Day or (Jan Prasaran Diwas) in 2000, after it was conceptualised by Suhas Borker, Convenor, Jan Prasar.

Obituaries News

  1. Nobel Laureate and former South African President FW de Klerk passes away at 85
  • FW (Frederick Willem) de Klerk, the former President of South Africa and the last white man to lead the country, has died of cancer.
  • He was 85 years old.
  • De Klerk was head of state between September 1989 and May 1994.
  • In 1993, de Klerk and Nelson Mandela jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize for their work towards ending apartheid.

Miscellaneous News

  1. Nykaa’s Falguni Nayar becomes India’s richest self-made woman billionaire
  • Falguni Nayar, the CEO and founder of beauty and fashion eCommerce platform Nykaa, has become the richest self-made woman in India. She founded Nykaa in the year 2012. She holds 53.5% stake in Nykaa and has a net worth of USD 7.48 billion.
  • This comes after the IPO of FSN E-Commerce Ventures which is Nykaa’s parent entity. This is also the first woman-led unicorn to list on the stock exchange.
  • The issue size of the IPO of FSN E-Commerce Ventures (Nykaa) was Rs 5,351.92 crore with face value of Rs 1 per share.

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