Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: November 27, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for November 27, 2021

INDIA

– Bihar, Jharkhand and UP are India’s poorest states in NITI Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)
– 9th BRICS Science & Technology Ministers meet held
– India-Israel Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) conference held
– MoS for Ayush Munjapara Mahendrabhai inaugurates Ayurveda Parv-2021 in New Delhi
– Ministry of Women and Child Development celebrates ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ With the Theme of Children Ideas, Rights & Nutrition during 14-21 November, 2021
– Constitution Day celebrated on Nov 26; marks adoption of Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly
– National Milk Day observed November 26; birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien (1921-2012)
– Military exercise ‘Dakshin Shakti’ held in Jaisalmer on Nov 20-26
– Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit India on 6th December to attend India-Russia Summit with PM Modi

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– RBI panel for higher cap on promoter stake in private sector banks at 26%
– Foreign exchange reserves increased by USD 289 million to USD 640.401 billion for the week ended November 19
– India Internet Governance Forum 2021 being held on Nov 25-27; theme: “Empowering India through Power of the Internet”
– Central Vista: Govt constitutes panel for timely completion of projects
– Indo-German program WISER (Women’s Involvement in Science and Engineering Research) launched
– BRICS Virtual Economic Conclave organised by Research and Information System for Developing Countries
– MSME Minister Narayan Rane launches unique anti-bacterial fabric developed by Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute, Jaipur

WORLD

– B.1.1.529 declared COVID-19 ‘variant of concern’, renamed Omicron by WHO
– EAM S. Jaishankar addresses 20th meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government
– 18th Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of RIC (Russia, India and China) held in virtual format
– Sweden-based International IDEA categorises India as a backsliding democracy
– 1st global standard on the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) adopted by UNESCO member states
– Russia: 52, including six rescuers, killed in mine accident in Kemerovo region

SPORTS

– Shreyas Iyer becomes 16th Indian to score century Test debut

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