Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: November 21, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for November 21, 2021

2021 SWACHH SURVEKSHAN AWARDS

– The 2021 Swachh Survekshan Awards, the annual cleanliness ranking of cities and states by the Union Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry, announced by President
– Among cities with population above 1 lakh, Indore was ranked the cleanest city for the fifth consecutive year
– Among cities with population less than 1 lakh, Vita in Sangli district of Maharashtra was the cleanest
– Varanasi was the “cleanest Ganga town”
– In the category of States with more than 100 urban local bodies, the cleanest State honour was won by Chhattisgarh
– In the category of States with less than 100 urban local bodies, Jharkhand was judged the cleanest State

INDIA

– Service providers can now check vaccination status of an individual on CoWIN portal with consent
– PM attends 56th Conference of Director Generals of Police (DGPs) and Inspector Generals of Police (IGPs) at Police Headquarters in Lucknow (UP)
– PM Modi hands over indigenous systems to armed forces at the ‘Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv’ in Jhansi (UP)
– Tribal Affairs Ministry, CBSE jointly launch online certificate course on Experiential Learning for 21st Century for EMRS and CBSE teachers
– AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announces expansion of North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Folk Medicine Research (NEIAFMR) at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh
– Sadar Bazar Police Station of North Delhi ranked country’s best-performing police station
– Ashwini Kumar Choubey inaugurates FCI laboratory for in house testing of food grain samples in Gurugram
– International Film Festival of India: Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement awards conferred
– 52nd International Film Festival of India: Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement awards conferred on Hollywood filmmaker Martin Scorsese and Hungarian Filmmaker Istvan Szabo

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Joint Bank Account not mandatory for Spouse Pension

WORLD

– Africa Industrialization Day celebrated on Nov 20
– World Children’s Day celebrated on Nov 20; theme: ‘A Better Future for Every Child’

SPORTS

– India’s Arjun Erigaisi wins rapid event at the Tata Steel Chess tournament in Kolkata
– Asian archery championships in Dhaka: India return with 1 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals

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