Current Affairs: 10/11/2021, Important Questions
1. Who has been appointed as the next Chief of Naval Staff?
- R Hari Kumar
The Defence Ministry announced on November 9, 2021, that Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar will take charge as the next Chief of the Indian Navy after the incumbent, Admiral Karambir Singh, retires on November 30. Vice Admiral Kumar has been serving as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command.
2. Who has been appointed as the new NDRF Director-General?
- Atul Karwal
IPS Atul Karwal has been appointed the new Director General (DG) of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). He is currently working as the Director of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad.
3. Who has been named as the new captain of the Indian T20I side?
- Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma has been named as the new captain of the Indian T20I side, while KL Rahul has been named as Vice-Captain for India's T20 series against New Zealand. Rohit Sharma succeeds Virat Kohli, who stepped down as the skipper in the shortest format of the game after India bowed out of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021.
4. DRDO has signed an agreement with which nation for the development of dual-use technologies?
The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Directorate of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D), Defence Ministry, Israel entered into a Bilateral Innovation Agreement (BIA) on November 9, 2021. The agreement was signed between the Chairman of DRDO Dr. G Satheesh Reddy and Head of DDR&D, Israel BG(Retd) Dr. Daniel Gold in New Delhi.
5. Which state government will launch an anti-open burning campaign from November 11?
The Delhi government on November 9, 2021, announced that it will be launching the Anti-Open Burning Campaign from November 11 to December 11, 2021 in Delhi to curb instances of open burning and air pollution in Delhi.
6. Which state government has decided to create a database of people aged 30 years and above for early detection and treatment of lifestyle diseases?
Kerala Health Minister Veena George on November 6, 2021, announced that the Kerala government is in working on creating a databank of those who are above 30 years of age for early detection and treatment of lifestyle diseases. The project will be carried out at the Panchayat Level with the help of all local bodies, MLAs, and MPs.
7. Who has become India’s wealthiest self-made woman billionaire?
- Falguni Nayar
Nykaa founder and CEO Falguni Nayar became India’s 7th woman billionaire and the wealthiest self-made billionaire on November 10, 2021. The 58-year-old had founded Nykaa in 2012 when she was 50-years-old. She owns more than half of Nykaa through two family trusts and other promoter entities. Nayar’s stake in Nykaa is valued at $7 billion.
8. When is World Science Day for Peace and Development?
- November 10
The World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) is commemorated every year on November 10 to raise awareness of the benefits of science worldwide. The day, also known as World Science Day, highlights the important role that science has in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.