Exam Related Current Affairs with Static Gk : 20 November 2021

1) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh dedicated to the nation a renovated Rezang La memorial at a solemn ceremony at Chushul in Ladakh.
➙The [earlier] memorial was constructed in 1963 in the Chushul plains, at an altitude of over 15,000 feet, right at the India-China border, to honour the troops of Charlie Company of 13 Kumaon regiment, who on November 18, 1962, had defended Rezang La.

2) India has been reelected to the UNESCO Executive Board, one of the three constitutional organs of the United Nations (UN) for the 2021-25 term.
➨United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) currently has 193 member nations.

3) Telangana’s Pochampally village, famous for Ikkat sarees, was selected as one of the best tourism villages in the world by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
▪️Telangana :-
➨CM – Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao
Governor – Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan
➨Amrabad Tiger Reserve
➨Kawal Tiger Reserve

4) The number one seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic clinched the doubles title at the WTA Finals in Guadalajara

5) Mobile Premier League, an online gaming platform, will set up a game development centre in Telangana employing 500 youths in the state.
▪️Telangana :-
➨CM – Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao
➨Amrabad Tiger Reserve
➨Kawal Tiger Reserve

6) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday inaugurated Adarsh village Sui in Haryana’s Bhiwani district, developed under the Swa-Prerit Adarsh Gram Yojana.
▪️Haryana
➨Governor :- Bandaru Dattatraya
➨CM – Manohar Lal Khattar
➨Haryana Government has decided to develop Pipli in Kurukshetra as a world-class tourist hub.

7) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an ambitious “Duare Ration” scheme for providing food grains under the public distribution system at the doorstep for the entire population of the State.
▪️West Bengal :-
👉CM – Mamata Banerjee
👉GOVERNOR – Jagdeep Dhankhar
👉Folk Dances – Lathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Chhau, Santhali Dance
👉Kalighat Temple

8) The Indian men’s compound team of Abhishek Verma, Aman Saini, and Rishabh Yadav won India’s first medal at Archery Asian Championship 2021 after beating the hosts in a bronze medal match.

9) India has slipped five positions, from 77th in 2020 to 82nd in 2021, in a global list that measures business bribery risks, PTI reported.
➨An anti-bribery standard-setting organization, known as TRACE, measures business bribery risk in 194 countries, territories, and autonomous and semi-autonomous regions.

10) Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Anurag Thakur conferred the first ever SAI Institutional Awards to 246 athletes and coaches.
➨A total of 162 athletes and 84 coaches have been conferred awards in the Outstanding Award and Best Award category for their performance in national and international competitions, with cash awards amounting to a total of Rs 85.02 Lakhs during the ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.

11) The first pod hotel on the Indian Railways was inaugurated virtually by the Union minister of state for Railways Raosaheb Danve from the Churchgate station in south Mumbai. The minister also inaugurated various passenger amenities via video link.
▪️Maharashtra:-
CM – Uddhav Thackeray
Governor – Bhagat Singh Koshiyari
Trimbakeshwar Temple
Bhimashankar Temple
Grishneshwar Temple

12) Enforcement Directorate (ED) chief Sanjay Kumar Mishra has got a one-year extension till 18 November 2022.
➨The Centre has amended Fundamental Rules (FR) to facilitate extended tenure and in-service benefits to CBI and ED directors.

13) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated 130 transformed high schools in five districts to the people on the fourth day of the 5T School Transformation program.
▪️Odisha CM – Naveen Patnaik
➨ Governor – Ganeshi Lal
➨ Similipal Tiger Reserve
➨ Satkosia Tiger Reserve
➨ Bhitarkanika Mangroves
➨ Nalabana Bird Sanctuary

14) The Arunachal Pradesh state Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu approved the large, brightly coloured Kaiser-i-Hind as the State butterfly.
◾️Arunachal Pradesh:-
➨CM:- Pema Khandu
➨Governor:- B. D. Mishra
➨Namdapha Tiger Reserve 🐅
➨ Kamlang Tiger Reserve 🐅
➨Mouling National Park