Current Affairs - November, 2021

Barbados becomes the World’s newest republic

Barbados has become the World’s newest republic, around 400 years after it became a British colony. Highlights Barbados, the Caribbean Island nation, removed Queen Elizabeth II as the head of the state. Dame Sandra Prunella Mason, took over as the President of Barbados. Mason was selected to become the first president of Barbados in October ..

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Dhawan-1: Skyroot test-fires India’s first privately built cryogenic rocket engine

Skyroot Aerospace test-fired India’s first privately built cryogenic rocket engine called Dhawan-1. Key Points Skyroot Aerospace demonstrated the upper stage of its Vikram-2 launch vehicle. The cryogenic rocket engine is 100 per cent 3D printed and 100 percent made in India. It has been named after Satish Dhawan, who was the third chairman of ISRO. ..

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India to develop jet engines for aircrafts with foreign collaboration

On November 29, 2021, Indian government informed in Parliament that, India is to develop jet engines for aircrafts like Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)  in association with the International Engine House. Key points Presently, the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is integrated with an imported engine. For this, indigenous engines will soon be developed. Such ..

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Shillong’s famous Cherry Blossom Festival back

Shillong’s famous Cherry Blossom Festival 2021 was held from November 25 to 27, 2021 in Meghalaya. Highlights Cherry Blossom is a three-day Festival, held annually. It was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma and Satoshi Suzuki who is Ambassador of Japan to India. Event was held in two venues namely Ward’s Lake ..

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WHO: Omicron Poses Very High Global Risk

On November 29, 2021, World Health Organization (WHO) warned that; the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus called “Omicron” poses very high global risk. Highlights Early evidence shows that, this highly mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with ‘severe consequences.’ It also noted that, “considerable uncertainties’’ remain about Omicron, which was first detected in southern Africa, ..

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