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Daily GK Current Affairs viable of 23rd November 2021

Daily GK Current Affairs News viable of 23rd November 2021.Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 23rd November 2021 covering the following news headlines: Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2021, Boita Bandana Festival, El Salvador, Confederation of Indian Industry, Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award.

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 23rd 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
  • Banking News
  • Awards News
  • Sports News
  • Miscellaneous News

International News

  1. El Salvador Plans to Build World’s First ‘Bitcoin City’
  • El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has announced that the country is planning to build the world’s first “Bitcoin City”. The new city is planned to be developed in the eastern region of La Union and will be initially funded by bitcoin-backed bonds. It would get geothermal power from a volcano.
  • Bitcoin City will not levy any taxes except for value-added tax (VAT). One half of this VAT levied will be used to fund the bonds issued to build the city and the next half would be used to pay for services such as garbage collection.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • El Salvador Capital: San Salvador.

National News

  1. Education Minister launches Centres For Nanotechnology at IIT Guwahati
  • Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the state-of-the-art Centre for Nanotechnology and Centre for Indian Knowledge System at IIT Guwahati. He also released a book on NEP 2020 implementation.
  • Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu was present on the occasion. IIT Guwahati has achieved excellent rankings in the various national and international ranking systems.
  • The Centre for Nanotechnology will work towards meeting future challenges and augmenting academic partnerships with industry in Nanotechnology.
  • The Centre for Indian Knowledge System (CIKS) will focus on preserving, documenting and sustaining the knowledge that is unique to India, such as Indian classical music, Yoga, Sanskrit, traditional medicines, temple architecture, ceramic tradition and special agricultural practices of North-East India, among other things.
  • The funding for the Centre came from the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

Banking News

  1. RBI authorized RBL Bank to collect Direct Taxes
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) authorized RBL Bank to collect direct taxes on behalf of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) based on a recommendation from the Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance and Government of India.
  • Now, the customers of RBL Bank could pay their direct taxes through RBL Bank’s mobile banking or net banking platforms or through branch banking networks.
  • RBL Bank is one of India’s leading private sector banks with an expanding presence across the country.
  • The Bank offers specialized services under five business verticals namely: Corporate & Institutional Banking, Commercial Banking, Branch & Business Banking, Retail Assets and Treasury and Financial Markets Operations.
  • It currently services over 9.97 million customers through a network of 445 branches, 1,435 business correspondent branches (of which 271 banking outlets) and 386 ATMs spread across 28 Indian states and Union Territories.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • RBL Bank Founded: 1943;
  • RBL Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra;
  • RBL Bank CEO & MD: Vishwavir Ahuja;
  • RBL Bank Tagline: Apno Ka Bank.

Awards News

  1. Anita Desai conferred with 2021 Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award
  • One of India’s best-selling authors, Anita Desai, gets Tata Literature Live! 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his long literary career, which spans over 50 years.
  • Meanwhile, Indian poet Adil Jusawala has been honored with the Poetry Award for 2021.
  • Both these awards are presented to recognize exceptional work that has made a significant impact in the Indian literary field.
  • The Twelfth edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest was organised from November 18th to 21st 2021.
  1. President Kovind presents Vir Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra

  • President of India, Ram Nath Kovind presented Gallantry Awards and Distinguished Service Decorations in Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  • Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman was accorded the Vir Chakra by President Ram Nath Kovind for his role in pushing back Pakistan’s fighter jets in February 2019.
  • President Kovind accorded the second-highest peacetime gallantry award Kirti Chakra (posthumously) to Sapper Prakash Jadhav for neutralising terrorists in an operation in Jammu and Kashmir. His wife and mother received the award.
  • Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal was accorded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for his role in an operation where five terrorists were eliminated and 200 kg explosive material was recovered. His wife Lt Nitika Kaul and mother received the award.
  • Naib Subedar Sombir was accorded the Shaurya Chakra posthumously for killing an A++ category terrorist during an operation in Jammu and Kashmir. His wife Suman Devi and mother Rajendra Devi received the honour.
  • The President also conferred the Shaurya Chakra to Major Maheshkumar Bhure who is an alumnus of Sainik School Satara. According to the citation, Major Bhure led an operation in which six top terrorist commanders were killed.

Sports News

  1. Kento Momota and An Seyoung wins 2021 Indonesia Masters Tournament
  • In Badminton, Kento Momota of Japan defeated Anders Antonsen of Denmark 21-17, 21-11 to win the men’s singles title at the 2021 Indonesia Masters Super 750 badminton tournament. The US$600,000 tournament was held in Bali, Indonesia from 16 to 21 November 2021.
  • In women’s singles, South Korea’s An Seong defeated top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-17, 21-19 to win the title.

List of winners of 2021 Indonesia Masters

  • Men’s Single: Kento Momota (Japan)
  • Women’s Single: An Seyoung (South Korea)
  • Men’s Double: Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi (both of Japan)
  • Women’s Double: Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida (both of Japan)
  • Mixed Double:  Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai (both of Thailand)

Miscellaneous News

  1. 8,573 Venezuelan musicians set world’s largest orchestra record
  • Venezuela has set a new Guinness World Record for the largest orchestra, with 8,573 musicians playing together for more than five minutes. The record was set by the country’s national system of youth and children’s orchestras, known as “El Sistema”.
  • The previous such record for an orchestra was set by Russia when 8,097 musicians played together in St. Petersburg.
  • The broadcast included a recording of Guinness World Records expert Susana Reyes announcing that the Venezuelan musicians had been successful in setting a new record after they played LaMarche Slave by Pyotr Tchaikovsky for more than five minutes.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Venezuela Capital: Caracas;
  • Venezuela Currency: Venezuelan bolívar;
  • President of Venezuela: Nicolás Maduro.

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