Current Affairs Quiz for All Competitive Exam 2021: 8th November 2021
1 . Ministry of Rural Development signs MoU with Flipkart to aid DAY-NRLMi.
- In order to empower local businesses and self-help groups (SHGs) through Central Government’s Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) program, the e-marketplace Flipkart has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) on November 2, 2021.
- Under this MoU, these businesses, especially led by women, will utilize Flipkart’s e-commerce platform to sell their products to its 10 crore customers.
- About Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD):
Union Minister Giriraj Singh Constituency– Begusarai (Bihar)
MoS Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti Constituency– Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh)
MoS Faggan Singh Kulaste Constituency– Mandla (Madhya Pradesh)
2 . 118 Indian universities in 2022 QS World University Rankings: Asia; Singapore’s NUS Tops.
- On November 2, 2021, QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) released QS Asia University Rankings 2022 featuring 118 Indian Universities following China with 126 universities.
- The ranking has been topped by National University of Singapore (NUS) for the 4th year in a row. It is followed by China’s Peking University at 2nd position, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong at 3rd rank.
- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) (42nd regionally) and IIT Delhi (45th regionally) are the only two Indian institutions among the Top-50. IIT Madras, which was in 50th place last year, has lost four places and now ranks 54th.
- About Quacquarelli Symonds (QS):
It is the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector. It has been providing university rankings since 2004.
Headquarters– London, UK
Senior Vice President– Ben Sowter
3 . ADB Approved $61 Million Loan for Urban Development in Agartala
- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $61 million(~INR 453 Crore) loan under ‘Agartala City Urban Development Project’ to improve livability, harness technology, and promote new developments to accommodate the expanding population in the city of Agartala, Tripura.
- Key Points:
- The Agartala City Urban Development Project will build and upgrade 48 kilometers (km) of new or existing stormwater drainage and construct 23 km of climate-resilient urban roads.
- The ADB’s support is aligned with the Government of India’s national Smart Cities Mission program, which aims to drive economic growth through local area development.
- ADB will also provide a $1 million technical assistance (TA) grant from its Technical Assistance Special Fund to support the project’s capacity building and awareness-raising activities.
- other relevant agencies, on project management and operation and maintenance of urban infrastructure.
- About Agartala:
- Agartala, the capital and largest city in Tripura was represented as one of the fastest-developing cities in India by ADB.
- Strategic Location: Agartala is located near the Bangladesh–Bhutan–India–Nepal economic corridor hence it has the potential to become an economic–commercial hub for northeast India.
- The city is also Tripura’s gateway for tourism.
- About Asian Development Bank (ADB):
President – Masatsugu Asakawa
Headquarters –Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
Members – 68 (49 from the Region)
4 . Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Announced the National Sports Awards 2021
- The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports announced the recipients of the National Sports Awards 2021. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, will felicitate the awardees during the award ceremony which will be held at the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan on 13th November 2021.
The recipients of the National Sports Awards 2021 were recommended by the Selection Committee of the National Sports Awards 2021.
- National Sports Awards:
- The National Sports Awards are annually presented to recognise and reward excellence in sports.
- The National Sports Awards 2021 includes
- Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award (12 awards)
- Arjuna Award (35 awards)
- Dronacharya Award (10 awards)
- Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime achievement (5 awards)
- Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar (2 awards)
- Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy (1 award)
- Selection Committee of the National Sports Awards 2021:
The Selection Committee of the National Sports Awards 2021 was chaired by former Supreme Court Judge Justice Mukundakum Sharma.
- About Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports:
Union Minister- Anurag Singh Thakur (Constituency- Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh)
Minister of State– Nisith Pramanik (Constituency- Coochbehar, West Bengal)
5 . Sudha Murty has Authored a New Book Titled “The Sage with Two Horns: Unusual Tales from Mythology”
- Sudha Murty, the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a renowned author has published her new book titled “The Sage with Two Horns: Unusual Tales from Mythology”, the 5th and last book of the “Unusual Tales from Mythology” series.
- The book is published by Penguin Random House India imprint India Puffin.
About Unusual Tales series:
The series features the stories of kings and queens, gods and goddesses, sages and extraordinary men and women of wisdom.
- The Serpent’s Revenge: Unusual Tales from the Mahabharata
- The Upside-Down King: Unusual Tales about Rama and Krishna
- The Man From The Egg: Unusual Tales About The Trinity
- The Daughter from a Wishing Tree: Unusual Tales about Women in Mythology
About Sudha Murty:
- Sudha Murty is a prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written novels, technical books, travelogues, collections of short stories and non-fiction.
- She is well known for her Children books.
- Padma Shri for social works in 2006.
- K. Narayan Award for Literature (2006)
- Attimabbe Award for excellence in Kannada literature (2011).
- Wise and Otherwise: A salute to Life
- How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories
- Gently Falls the Bakula
- The Old Man and His God: Discovering the Spirit of India
- Grandma’s Bag Of Stories
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