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Current Affairs for Competitive Exam – 11 November 2022
National Education Day 2022: In India, National Education Day is celebrated every year on November 11 as it marks the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, who was India’s first education minister after independence. He was awarded Bharat Ratna posthumously, India’s highest civilian honour in 1992.Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s contributions in the field of education, nation-building, and institution-building are exemplary. He is the key architect of education in India. He was India’s first Vice President and also the first education minister of independent India from 1947 to 1958.
The day is observed to celebrate the work done by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in the education sector during his tenure as the education minister. In 1920, he was elected as a member of the foundation committee to establish Jamia Millia Islamia at Aligarh in UP. He also assisted in shifting the university campus from Aligarh to New Delhi in 1934. Now, the main gate of the campus is named after him.
National Education Day 2022: Theme
This day is celebrated to acknowledge and honour Maulana Azad’s contribution to the country’s education system. National Education Day in 2022 will have the theme “Changing Course, Transforming Education.”
National Education Day 2022: Significance
National Education Day is celebrated to enhance and improvise the quality of education for students in the country. The day also commemorates Azad’s contribution to laying the foundation for an independent Indian education system. Azad was also a strong advocate of universal primary education, girls’ education, free compulsory education for all children under the age of 14, vocational training, and technical education.
About Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
His original name was Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin and also known as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad or Maulana Azad. He was born on 11 November, 1888 in Mecca now in Saudi Arabia, and died on 22 February 1958 in New Delhi.
- Born on: 11 November, 1888
- Place of Birth: Mecca, now Saudi Arabia
- Father’s Name: Muhammad Khairuddin
- Mother’s Name: Alia Muhammad Khaieuddin
- Spouse: Zuleikha Begum
- Education: Homeschool, Self-taught
- Political Party: Indian National Congress
- Publications: Ghubar-e-Khatir, India Wins Freedom
- Awards: Bharat Ratna
- Died: 22 February, 1958
Centre Unveils India’s First National Repository for Life Science Data: India’s first national repository for life science data, generated from publicly-funded research in the country, was unveiled here on Thursday by Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh. The National Repository for Life Science data was generated from publicly-funded research in India.
The ‘Indian Biological Data Centre’ (IBDC), established at the Regional Centre of Biotechnology here, has data storage capacity of four petabytes and is also home to the ‘Brahm’ High Performance Computing facility.
Centre Unveils India’s First National Repository for Life Science Data- Key Points
- Before the National Repository for Life Science data was unveiled the sciences data was stored in data repositories in Europe and the US till now.
- The computational infrastructure at IBDC has also been made available for researchers who are interested in performing computational-intensive analysis.
- IBDC has also started nucleotide data submission services via two data portals viz.
- The Center also provided an online “Dashboard” for the INSACOG labs’ genomic surveillance data.
- These INSACOG labs provide customized data submission, access, data analysis services, and real-time SARS-CoV-2 variant monitoring across the country.
- Data submission and access to the portal for other data types are under development and would be launched.
- IBDC is committed to the spirit of data sharing as per FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles.
India to host Women’s World Boxing Championships in 2023: In a yet another milestone moment for boxing, India has been named as the host country for the 2023 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship. The announcement was made on Wednesday at a press conference in New Delhi where the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the International Boxing Association (IBA) and the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) in the presence of IBA President Umar Kremlev and BFI President Ajay Singh. The occasion was also felicitated by world champion Nikhat Zareen.
Women’s World Boxing Championships in 2023
BFI and IBA will work to introduce the historic bout review system at the Women’s World Boxing Championship 2023. The prize pool for the Women’s World Boxing Championship in 2023 will total about INR 19.50 crore, and the gold medalist will receive approximately INR 71 lakh. Boxing in India has grown significantly and India’s hosting of the Women’s World Boxing Championship 2023 is a milestone for the country.
India has hosted three major championships in seven years showcasing the country’s ability to build infrastructure and capabilities. It will be the third Women’s World Boxing Championship to be hosted by India and the second one within 6 years.
T20 World Cup 2022: Scoring 50 off 40 deliveries in the second semifinal of the 2022 T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli became the first batter to cross the 4000 T20I run mark. The former India captain was also the first to breach the 3000 run mark in the shortest format for India. Kohli reached the landmark in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022 against England in Adelaide. Earlier, Kohli surpassed Mahela Jayawardene’s 2014 record of 1016 runs to become the all-time greatest run scorer in men’s T20 World Cup matches against Bangladesh in Adelaide. Kohli, remarkably, raced to the magnificent milestone while batting at an average of 53.34. He is the only batter in the shortest format to average over 50 and reached the milestone in 115 matches.
Virat Kohli T20I career:
Kohli was named Player of the Tournament in both the 2014 and 2016 T20 World Cups, making him the only male cricketer to do so. Kohli is also the highest run-scorer in the history of T20I cricket. On the list, he is ahead of captain Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill, Babar Azam, and Paul Stirling. At the moment, Kohli has a strike rate of about 140 and an average of over 50. With almost 270 runs in 6 matches of the T20 World Cup 2022, Kohli is also the top scorer.
IMF to Provide $4.5 bn Loan for Bangladesh to Combat Economic Crisis: Similar to many other Asian nations, Bangladesh’s economy is also facing a sudden increase in costs majorly due to the ongoing Ukraine conflict. To help Bangladesh cope with soaring prices, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday announced $4.5 billion in assistance for the Asian country.
Current Economic Situation Of Bangladesh:
Bangladesh’s $416-billion economy has been one of the world’s fastest growing economy for years. But rising energy and food prices, sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, along with shrinking foreign exchange reserves, have swelled its import bill and current account deficit.
After Pakistan and Sri Lanka, it became the third country in South Asia to obtain a “staff-level agreement” with the IMF for loans this year.
Why The Crisis Situation:
Bangladesh’s economic mainstay is the export-oriented garment industry, which is bracing for a slowdown as big customers like Walmart are saddled with excess stocks as inflation forces people to prioritise their spending. According to figures from the central bank, the nation’s foreign exchange reserves had decreased from $46.49 billion on Nov. 2 to $35.74 billion.
What Has Been Said:
“The heat of the global economy has affected our economy to some extent,” Finance Minister A.H.M. Mustafa Kamal told reporters after the IMF announcement. “We requested the IMF loan as a precautionary measure to ensure that this instability does not escalate into a crisis.”
The fund said it had reached an “employee level agreement” for a 42-month arrangement, with about $3.2 billion from its Extended Credit Facility (ECF) and Extended Fund Facility (EFF), as well as approx from its new Resilience & Sustainability $1.3 billion facility (RSF).
“The objectives of Bangladesh’s new Fund-supported program are to preserve macroeconomic stability and support strong, inclusive, and green growth, while protecting the vulnerable,” the lender said in a statement.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 190 member countries, each of which has representation on the IMF’s executive board in proportion to its financial importance, so that the most powerful countries in the global economy have the most voting power.
History of IMF:
In July 1944, the IMF, also known as the Fund, at a United Nations conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA.The 44 countries at that conference sought to build a framework for economic cooperation to avoid a repetition of the competitive devaluations that had contributed to the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Countries were not eligible for membership in the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) unless they were members of the IMF. IMF, as per Bretton Woods agreement to encourage international financial cooperation, introduced a system of convertible currencies at fixed exchange rates, and replaced gold with the U.S. dollar (gold at $35 per ounce) for official reserve.
After the Bretton Woods system (system of fixed exchange rates) collapsed in the 1971, the IMF has promoted the system of floating exchange rates. Countries are free to choose their exchange arrangement, meaning that market forces determine the value of currencies relative to one another. This system continues to be in place today.
World Usability Day 2022: Every year, the world celebrates World Usability Day on the second Thursday of November. The date is also mentioned on the UN calendar. World Usability Day, which will fall on November 10 this year, is also known as ‘Make Things Easier’ day. “Usability” is a quality that evaluates how efficiently and effectively a person can use a product, as well as how satisfied he or she is with the process.
The day aims to bring together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen, and government groups to work towards a common goal– making essential services and products easier to access and use. The purpose of the day is to both celebrate and educate. Celebrating the creation of usable products and educating the public about how usability affects our daily lives. Its purpose is to improve the way our world works.
World Usability Day 2022: Theme
“Our Health” is the theme of World Usability Day in 2022. The theme for this year is to evaluate systems that provide healthcare in all of its various forms, such as virtual/telehealth, electronic health records, healthcare products, and all digital health-related solutions. We may explore current, important concerns like continuity of care, access to treatment, telemedicine, mental health systems, exercise, nutrition, and many more with the help of this theme.
History of World Usability Day:
The fundamental ideas of user experience can be found as far back as Ancient Greece. There is evidence that Greek civilisations began utilising ergonomic principles in the construction of their tools and workplaces in the fifth century B.C. Another significant figure in the history of user experience design is Henry Dreyfuss, an American industrial engineer who wrote “Designing for People”, which essentially encapsulates user experience design.
World Usability Day was established in November 2005 by the User Experience Professional Association.The association, which was founded in 1991 with 50 members, has expanded to serve a community of nearly 2,400 professionals worldwide by promoting user experience (UX) concepts and techniques through annual international conferences in 30 countries.
Krishify integrates with e-NAM’s Platform of Platforms : Krishify (Social networking platform) has integrated with the Platform of Platforms (PoPs) portal by e-NAM, National Agricultural Market. e-NAM is a pan-India electronic trading portal that seeks to network existing Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC).
As a service provider, Krishifa will offer advisory services to farmers thereby broadening the reach beyond its 10 million user base on its social network and consequently meeting the needs of India’s 140 million farmers. Since Krishify is a social network, it comprises experts from the agriculture field such as agronomists and agri-scientists who proactively respond to farmers’ original posts on farming and crop protection challenges in a bid to resolve them.
With this integration, farmers will be exposed to Krishify’s strength in relaying agri advisory information that can go a long way in sharing relevant information about farming best practices, government schemes, financial literacy, and market insights. The platform (e-NAM) would direct users to Krishify, where they may ask the pool of professionals for assistance.
Aim: To create a unified national market for agrarian commodities for farmers, traders, and other intermediaries.
Krishify will provide advisory services to farmers.
CEO and Co-Founder, Krishify: Rajesh Ranjan
Iconic Brazilian singer, Gal Costa passes away : Singer Gal Costa, an icon in the Tropicalia and Brazilian popular music movements who enjoyed a nearly six-decade career, died on Wednesday. She was 77. Her death was confirmed by a press representative, who provided no further information. The soprano with wild curls of dark hair was best known for lending her unique voice to compositions such as Ary Barroso’s “Aquarela do Brasil” (Watercolor of Brazil), Tom Jobim’s “Dindi,” Jorge Ben Jor’s “Que Pena” (What a Shame) and Caetano Veloso’s “Baby.”
November 2022 Current Affairs Quiz
She was born in the northeastern state of Bahia, Brazil. She debuted her professional career on the night of 22 August 1964 at the concert Nós, por exemplo. In 2011, she was honoured with the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
RazorpayX launches digital lending solutions for NBFCs and fintechs : RazorpayX, the business banking platform of Razorpay, has launched RazorpayX Digital Lending 2.0, a complete digital lending solution for NBFCs and FinTechs to adhere to the new digital lending guidelines issued by RBI recently. The solution will help in automating direct disbursals & repayments between the borrower’s and the Regulated Entity’s account and make it easier for NBFCs and Fintechs to work together more efficiently than ever before.
November 2022 Current Affairs Quiz
Aim: To support the new digital lending guidelines issued by RBI.
It will help in automating direct disbursals & repayments between the borrower’s and the Regulated Entity’s account, which was mandated by the RBI recently. It also make easier for NBFCs and Fintechs to work together more efficiently than ever before.
Atal New India Challenge: Phase II of the second edition of the Atal New India Challenge has been launched by the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog (ANIC).ANIC is an initiative by AIM, NITI Aayog targeted to seek, select, support and nurture technology-based innovations that solve sectoral challenges of national importance and societal relevance. Through a grant-based mechanism of up to INR 1 crore. ANIC’s Woman centric challenges address the major issues faced by woman from all spheres of life.
These include advancing women’s hygiene through innovation, innovation to improve women’s safety, professional networking opportunities for women, innovation that improves the lives of working mothers, and making life easier for rural women.These Challenges crafted ANIC to address the major issues faced by woman from all spheres of life. I encourage innovators to visit our website and apply for this noble initiative at earliest.”
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)
This is an important initiative taken by the Government of India to promote the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.
Objective of AIM
Developing new programs and policies to promote innovation in various sectors of the economy. Providing forums and opportunities for collaboration for various stakeholders. To create an umbrella structure to create awareness and monitor the innovation ecosystem of the country.