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Daily GK Current Affairs viable of 20th November 2021

Daily GK Current Affairs News viable of 20th November 2021. – Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 20th November 2021 covering the following news headlines: M. Venkaiah Naidu, Manipur State Award, SIDBI, Google, World Children’s Day, light combat helicopters.

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 20th 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
  • Awards News
  • Business News
  • Sports News
  • Important Days

International News

  1. WB Report: India became World’s Largest Recipient of Remittances
  • According to the World Bank’s latest report ‘World Bank’s Remittance Value Worldwide Database’, India became the world’s largest recipient of remittances by receiving USD 87 billion in 2021.
  • The United States (US) was its largest source, accounting for over 20% of these funds. India is followed by China, Mexico, Philippines and Egypt. In India, remittances are projected to grow by 3% to USD 89.6 billion in 2022.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • World Bank Founded: July 1944;
  • World Bank Headquarters: Washington DC, USA;
  • World Bank President: David Robert Malpass.

National News

  1. PM Modi visits Mahoba and Jhansi district in Uttar Pradesh
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the Nation various developmental projects in Mahoba and the Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh.
  • At Mahoba, Prime Minister inaugurated multiple projects with a cumulative cost of more than Rs. 3250 Crore, related to alleviating the issue of water shortage in the region.
  • These projects include Arjun Sahayak Project, Ratauli Weir Project, Bhaoni Dam Project and Majhgaon–Chilli Sprinkler Project.
  • In Jhansi, Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of 600 MW Ultramega Solar Power Park at Garautha, constructed at a cost of over Rs 3000 crore.
  • He also inaugurated Atal Ekta Park in Jhansi, named after former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • The park has been built at a cost of over Rs 11 crore across an area of about 40,000 square metres.

Awards News

  1. BWF gives Prakash Padukone lifetime achievement award
  • Indian badminton legend Prakash Padukone has been selected for the prestigious 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Council.
  • The former world No. 1 has already been honored with the Badminton Association of India (BAI) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. Padukone is the first Indian to win a medal at the World Championships in the 1983 Copenhagen tournament.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Badminton World Federation President: Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen;
  • Badminton World Federation Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
  • Badminton World Federation Founded: 5 July 1934.
  1. Beryl Thanga receives Manipur State Award for his novel
  • Novelist Beryl Thanga has received the 12th Manipur State Award for Literature 2020 for his book – Ei Amadi Adungeigi Ithat’ (I and the then island).
  • Manipur Governor La. Ganesan conferred the award on the 65-year-old writer for his novel published in 2015. The award carries a plaque, citation, Rs. 3 lakh (in cheque) and a shawl.
  • The awardee (Beryl Thanga) was selected for the year 2020 by a Board of Eminent persons set up by the Government.
  • The Governor said that the Manipuri language is one of the 22 scheduled languages under the Constitution of India. It is regarded as the most advanced of the Tibeto-Burmese languages spoken in India.

Business News

  1. Paytm Money launches AI-powered ‘Voice Trading’ facility
  • Paytm Money, a wholly owned subsidiary of fintech platform Paytm, has launched voice trading powered by Artificial Intelligence.
  • Voice trading feature will allow users to trade or get information about stocks through a single voice command.
  • The service will enable the user to buy and sell securities by placing orders.

Sports News

  1. Badminton legend Prakash Padukone to be presented Lifetime Achievement Award by Badminton World Federation
  • Indian badminton legend Prakash Padukone has been selected for the prestigious 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Council.
  • The former world No. 1 has already been honored with the Badminton Association of India (BAI) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
  • Padukone is the first Indian to win a medal at the World Championships in the 1983 Copenhagen tournament.
  1. Alexander Zverev Beats Frances Tiafoe to win 2021 Erste Bank Open
  • In tennis, Alexander Zverev (Germany) won the 2021 Erst Bank Open in Vienna by defeating Frances Tiaffo of America 7-5, 6-4.
  • This is his fifth ATP title of the season and 18th overall.
  • Meanwhile, in the doubles competition, Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal of Colombia defeated Joe Salisbury of UK and Rajiv Ram of USA to win the doubles title.

Important Days

  1. World Children’s Day is celebrated on 20 November
  • The Universal/World Children’s Day is celebrated on 20 November annually to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.
  • November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. 2021 marks the 32nd anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Universal/World Children’s Day 2021 Theme: A Better Future for Every Child.
  • World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year. In 1959, UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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