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Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th November 2021

Published on November 17, 2021
  • India’s 1st ‘grass conservatory’ or ‘germplasm conservation centre’ was inaugurated in Ranikhet, Almora district of Uttarakhand. It will protect and create awareness about grass species and will motivate to have research in this domain.
  • Awards and Recognition: M Mukundan (Author): He won the 2021 JCB prize for Literature, for his book titled ‘Delhi: A Soliloquy.
    • Vihaan and Nav Agarwal (Delhi-based teenage brothers): They won the 17th annual Kids Rights International Children’s Peace Prize for recycling household waste and tackling pollution. The award was given by Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi.
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘Force in statecraft’
    • Author: Dr. Ajay Kumar (Defence Secretary)
  • Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv: It is being held from 17th Nov to 19th Nov 2021 as a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. It is being held in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. Various initiatives by Defence Ministry are to be launched in the parv.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th November 2021
  • Important Days and Themes: 17th Nov 2021: World COPD Day (Third Wednesday of November)
    • Theme: Healthy Lungs – Never More Important.
    • 17th Nov 2021: National Epilepsy Day
    • Theme: ‘National Epilepsy Awareness Month’
  • Cricketers namely Janette Brittin (England), Shaun Pollock (South Africa), and Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) were inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame by International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • Static Part: 
    • Chairman of ICC: Greg Barclay
  • Kashi Utsav: It is being held in Varanasi from 16th Nov to 18th Nov 2021. It aims to celebrate the culture and heritage of Kashi. It is organized by Rudraksha International Cooperation and Convention Centre. The themes are: (a) Kashi ke Hastakshar (b) Kabir, Raidas ki Bani aur Nirgun Kashi (c) Kavita aur Kahani – Kashi ki Zubani.
  • Obituaries: Mannu Bhandari: She was a Renowned author.
  • SITMEX–21
  • IQAir Air Quality Index
  • GOI signed Loan Pact with ADB
  • Internal Ombudsman Mechanism for Select NBFCs- Introduced by RBI
  • ‘Pakke Declaration’ on Climate Change was Adopted by Arunachal Pradesh


Q.1 In which state was India’s 1st ‘grass conservatory’ or ‘germplasm conservation centre’ inaugurated?
a. Gujarat
b. Sikkim
c. Uttarakhand
d. Kerala
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