November GK 2021

 

Awards

The Indian author who has been awarded the JCB Prize for Literature 2021 for his novel Delhi: A Soliloquy – M. Mukundam

 

Defence

The new Chief of Naval Staff who has taken over from Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC – Admiral R Hari Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC

The stealth guided-missile destroyers manufactured at Mazagaon Dock Ltd which was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Mumbai on 21 November 2021 is named – INS Visakhapatnam

The trilateral maritime exercise conducted by the navies of India, Thailand and Singapore from 15 to 16 Nov 2021 in Andaman Sea is named – SITMEX 2021

The biennial training exercise jointly carried out by the armies of India and France from 15 to 26 Nov 2021 in Frejus, France – Ex Shakti 2021

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 Kovind – General Prabhu Ram Sharma

 

Persons

The Indian-American technology executive who has been appointed the new CEO of Twitter Inc – Parag Agrawal

The Indian historian and theatre personality known for his writings on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who passed away on 15 Nov 2021 aged 99 years – Babasaheb Moreshwar Purandare

The well-known Hindi author who passed away on 15 Nov 2021 at the age of 90 years – Smt Mannu Bhandari

The new Secreatary General of Rajya Sabha who has replaced Shri PPK Ramacharyulu – Shri PC Mody

The Indian industrialist who has topped the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2021 with a donation of Rs. 9713 crores – Aziz Premji 2

 

Sports

The Argentinian footballer who has been awarded the Ballon d'Or 2021 (his seventh Ballon d'Or in career) – Lionel Messi

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 South African cricketer who has announced retirement from all forms of cricket after having played 114 tests and 228 ODIs – AB de Villiers

 

Places

The place in Uttar Pradesh where the foundation stone of Noida International Greenfield Airport was laid by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi – Jewar

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 globe – Thanjavur

The place at which a three-day Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv was held from 17 to 19 Nov 2021 – Jhansi

Purvanchal Expressway which was inaugurated by the PM Shri Narendra Modi at Sultanpur connected – Lucknow to Gazipur

The Indian state which has approved Kaiser-i-hind (Teinopalpus imperialis) as its State Butterfly – Arunachal Pradesh

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 place which (भगवान बिरसा ुंडा स्मृति उद्यान सह स्विुंत्रिा सेनानी सुंग्रहाऱय ) Bhagwan Birsa Munda Memorial Park cum Freedom Fighter Museum was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi – Ranchi

The country in which Yahoo Inc has stopped its services from 01 Nov 2021 – China

The country which has become the 101st member of the International Solar Alliance – USA

 

Miscellaneous

The operation launched by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence to check smuggling of gold from Hong Kong using air cargo route was code named – Operation Molten Metal 3

The day in November which has been approved to be observed as Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas by the Union Cabinet – November 15

The new name of Habibganj railway station in Madhya Pradesh – Rani Kamlapati Railway Station

The word which has been chosen as the Word of the Year 2021 by Oxford English Dictionary – Vax

The motto of G-20 Summit held in Rome, Italy from 30 - 31 Oct 2021 – People, Planet and

Prosperity

 

National Sports Awards 2021

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award 2021

S.No.

Name of the Sportsperson

Discipline

1.

Neeraj Chopra

Athletics

2.

Ravi Kumar

Wrestling

3.

Lovlina Borgohain

Boxing

4.

Sreejesh P.R

Hockey

5.

Avani Lekhara

Para Shooting

6.

Sumit Antil

Para Athletics

7.

Pramod Bhagat

Para Badminton

8.

Krishna Nagar

Para Badminton

9.

Manish Narwal

Para Shooting

10.

Mithali Raj

Cricket

11.

Sunil Chhetri

Football

12.

Manpreet Singh

Hockey

 

Arjuna Awards for outstanding performance in Sports and Games 2021

S.No.

Name of the Sportsperson

Discipline

1.

Arpinder Singh

Athletics

2.

Simranjit Kaur

Boxing

3.

Shikhar Dhawan

Cricket

4.

Bhavani Devi Chadalavada Anandha Sundhararaman

Fencing

5.

Monika

Hockey

6.

Vandana Katariya

Hockey

7.

Sandeep Narwal

Kabaddi

8.

Himani Uttam Parab

Mallakhamb

9.

Abhishek Verma

Shooting

10.

Ankita Raina

Tennis

11.

Deepak Punia

Wrestling

12.

Dilpreet Singh

Hockey

13.

Harman Preet Singh

Hockey

14.

Rupinder Pal Singh

Hockey

15.

Surender Kumar

Hockey

16.

Amit Rohidas

Hockey

17.

Birendra Lakra

Hockey

18.

Sumit

Hockey

19.

Nilakanta Sharma

Hockey

20.

Hardik Singh

Hockey

21.

Vivek Sagar Prasad

Hockey

22.

Gurjant Singh

Hockey

23.

Mandeep Singh

Hockey

24.

Shamsher Singh

Hockey

25.

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay

Hockey

26.

Varun Kumar

Hockey

27.

Simranjeet Singh

Hockey

28.

YogeshKathuniya

Para Athletics

29.

Nishad Kumar

Para Athletics

30.

Praveen Kumar

Para Athletics

31.

Suhash Yathiraj

Para Badminton

32.

Singhraj Adhana

Para Shooting

33.

Bhavina Patel

Para Table Tennis

34.

Harvinder Singh

Para Archery

35.

Sharad Kumar

Para Athletics

 

Dronacharya Award for outstanding coaches in Sports and Games 2021
Life-Time Category:

S.No.

Name of the Coach

Discipline

1.

T. P. Ouseph

Athletics

2.

SarkarTalwar

Cricket

3.

Sarpal Singh

Hockey

4.

Ashan Kumar

Kabaddi

5.

Tapan Kumar Panigrahi

Swimming

 

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2021

S.No.

Category

Entity 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 8

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

Shortlist and Winner

S.No.

Name

Book

Country

1.

Damon Galgut (Winner)

The Promise

South Africa

2.

Anuk Arudpragasam

A Passsage North

Sri Lanka

3.

Patricia Lockwood

No One is Talking About This

USA

4.

Nadifa Mohamed

The Fortune Men

Somalia

5.

Richard Powers

Bewilderment

USA

6.

Maggie Shipstead

Great Circle

USA


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

 

 


LAST MONTHS G.K.

January 22 : 18, 18, 01

December 21 : 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 22, 21, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 08, 07, 06, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

November 21 : 20, 18, 18, 18, 17, 17, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 03, 02, 01

October 21 : 24, 23, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 08, 08, 07, 06, 04, 01

September 21 : 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 21 : 11, 10

July 21 : 10, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 05, 03, 02, 01

June 21 : 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 21 : 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 17, 17, 14, 13, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

April 21 : 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 05, 03, 02, 01

March 21 : 18, 17, 16, 15, 13, 12, 10, 10, 09, 08, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

February 21 : 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 15, 13, 12, 12, 11, 10, 08, 06, 03, 01

January 21 : 27, 25, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05

December 20 : 30, 29, 28, 24, 21, 18, 17, 15, 11, 07, 03, 01

November 20 : 24, 20, 19, 18, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02

October 20 : 31, 30, 29, 29, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 06, 03, 02, 01

September 20 : 30, 29, 29, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 20 : 31, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

July 20 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 14, 13, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

June 20 : 30, 27, 26, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 18, 17, 16, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 20 : 30, 29, 28, 26, 25, 23, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22, 16, 14, 13, 11, 09, 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 02, 01

April 20 : 30, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 07, 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

March 20 : 31, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 09, 07, 06, 05, 04, 04, 03, 02

February 20 : 29, 28, 28, 26, 25, 24, 21, 20, 19, 18, 11

January 20 : 13