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Bank Exam Current Affairs – 30 November 2021

1. National Cadet Corps

  1. National Cadet Corps (NCC) has observed the 73rd anniversary of its raising on 28th November.
  2. In August 2020, the Ministry of Defence approved the proposal to Expand the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in border and coastal districts.
  3. In March 2021, the Kerala High Court ordered the Central government to amend the National Cadet Corps Act (NCC Act) 1948 which excludes transgender persons from joining the National Cadet Corps
  4. The NCC was formed in 1948 and has its roots in British-era uniformed youth entities like University Corps or University Officer Training Corps.
  5. It was formed on the recommendation of H. N. Kunzru Committee-1946.

2. SWADESH

  1. DBT-National Brain Research Centre (DBT-NBRC) has recently developed project SWADESH, a unique brain initiative focusing on certified neuroimaging, neurochemical, neuropsychological data, and analytics that are made accessible to researchers for managing brain disorders.
  2. SWADESH is the first large-scale multimodal neuroimaging database designed specifically for the Indian population with big-data architecture and analytics for various disease categories under one platform.
  3. SWADESH was launched by the Ministry of Science and Technology on 19th November 2021.
  4. SWADESH proposes a big-data architecture that manages and analyzes six modules, namely neurodegenerative [AD, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and Parkinson’s disease (PD)], neuropsychiatric (schizophrenia and bipolar disorder), neurodevelopmental (autism and epilepsy), COVID-19-related disorders, other disorders, and healthy subjects.

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3. Drone for Lifesaving Drugs

  1. In a first, a drone developed by a Gurugram-based company was put to service to carry life-saving drugs to a remote part of the state.
  2. The successful delivery has inspired the government and the founders of the startup to explore other areas where drone delivery could be put to use.
  3. TechEagle, the Gurugram-based company, partnered with the Meghalaya government and Smart Village Movement (SVM) to carry out India’s first hybrid e-VTOL drone delivery of lifesaving drugs.
  4. The collaboration is aimed to transform the healthcare supply chain for people living in remote areas.

4. BRICS Science & Technology Ministers Meeting

  1. Recently, India’s Minister for Science & Technology chaired the 9th BRICS Science & Technology Ministers meeting.
  2. Earlier, the Prime Minister chaired the annual summit of the BRICS which was held virtually. 2021 is an important landmark year in BRICS Cooperation as the grouping completed 15 years.
  3. The member countries should work towards a rightful place for BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) in the Global Innovation Index.
  4. It can be achieved through further strengthening the cooperation in the field of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI).
  5. BRICS Ranking in Global Innovation Index, 2021: India (46), China (12), Russia (45), Brazil (57), and South Africa (61).
  6. Cooperation: BRICS countries must come together and innovate cost-effective, affordable, accessible, sustainable, and scalable scientific solutions, as they face many similar and unique challenges.

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5. Stephen Sondheim

  1. Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim died at the age of 91.
  2. The legendary songwriter is recognized for helping American musical theatre evolve beyond pure entertainment and reach new artistic heights with such works as “West Side Story,” “Into the Woods” and “Sweeney Todd.”

6. Frank Williams

  1. Frank Williams founder Of Williams F1 Team, Dies Aged 79
  2. Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died.
  3. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
  4. Williams founded the team in 1977.

7. Shiva Shankar

  1. Renowned dance choreographer Shiva Shankar died due to Covid-19 related complications. He was 72.
  2. The National Award-winning artiste Shiva Shankar ‘Master’ as he is known in the film industry,had worked in nearly 800 films covering 10 languages.
  3. His choreography for the ‘Dheera Dheera…’ number in Rajamouli’s Maghadheera won him the National Award in 2011.

8. International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

  1. The United Nations observes November 29 as the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People to mark the adoption of the UN’s resolution to partition Palestine into two states.
  2. The UN traditionally celebrates the day by undertaking its annual debate on the question of Palestine.
  3. The day is being observed since 1978. “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed annually on or around 29 November, solemnly commemorating the adoption by the Assembly, on 29 November 1947, of resolution 181 (II), which provided for the partition of Palestine into two States.

9. International Film Festival

  1. Awards for the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India were announced.
  2. -Japanese Film ‘Ring Wandering’ bags The Golden Peacock
  3. Director Masakazu Kaneko of ‘Ring Wandering’ received the Golden Peacock and a Certificate, in addition to a cash prize of Rs. 20 lakh.
  4. Czech Director Václav Kadrnka’s ‘Saving One Who Is Dead’ won the Silver Peacock for the Best Director.
  5. Lyricist Prasoon Joshi won the Indian Film Personality of the Year Award for 2021.
  6. Lingui, The Sacred Bonds by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun won the ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal.

10. BRICS Film Festival awards

  1. South African film ‘Barakat’ and Russian film ‘The Sun above Me Never Sets’ shared the Best Film Award.
  2. Brazilian filmmaker Lúcia Murat was awarded Best Director for her documentary ‘Ana’.
  3. Indian actor Dhanush won Best Actor (Male) for his role in ‘Asuran’.
  4. Brazilian actor Lara Boldorini was honored with the Best Actor (Female) for her role in ‘On Wheels’.

11. Harshwanti Bisht

  1. Noted mountaineer from Uttarakhand Harshwanti Bisht has earned the distinction of being elected the first woman president of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF).
  2. Bisht, who did a course in mountaineering from the Uttarkashi-based Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in 1975, scaled the Nanda Devi peak in 1981 which earned her the Arjuna award