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SITMEX – 21

The 3rd edition of India, Singapore and Thailand Trilateral two day (15-16 November, 2021) Maritime Exercise SITMEX - 21 was held in Andaman Sea. Indian Naval Ship INS Karmuk took part in the exercise.


Meghalaya to develop Tourism in ‘Nongkhnum Island’

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has announced a special package worth 13 crore rupees for the development of tourism infrastructure and amenities at Nongkhnum Island in West Khasi Hills district.


Eminent Hindi writer Mannu Bhandari Passes Away

Eminent Hindi writer Mannu Bhandari has passed away on 15 November 2021.

  • She was the wife of late Hindi fiction writer Rajendra Yadav.

Indo-Thai CORPAT 2021

The 32nd edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy was conducted from 12 – 14 November 2021.


Historian Babasaheb Purandare Passed Away

Historian Babasaheb Purandare has passed away on 15th November 2021.

  • Babasaheb was a well-known orator, ballad singer, theatre artist, and history chronicler who inspired the modern-day youth to follow the footsteps of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Indo-French “EX SHAKTI 2021”

The 6th edition of Indo-France Joint Military Exercise- EX SHAKTI 2021 will be conducted from 15 to 26 November 2021 in Frejus, France.

  • From Indian Army, a platoon of Gorkha Rifles Infantry Battalion will participate in this bilateral exercise.

15th November: Janjatiya Gaurav Divas

The Union Cabinet has approved declaration of 15th November, the birth anniversary of Sri Birsa Munda who is revered as ‘Bhagwan’ by tribal communities across the country as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Divas’ dedicated to the memory of brave tribal freedom fighters so that coming generations could know about their sacrifices about the country.

  • Birsa Munda fought bravely against the exploitative system of the British colonial system and spearheaded movement against British oppression giving a call for ‘Ulgulan’ (Revolution).

National Sports Awards 2021

On 2nd November 2021, the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports announced the National Sports Awards 2021.

  • The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan on 13th November, 2021.
  • National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.

Shaktikanta Das to remain RBI Governor for Three More Years

The Union government has extended the tenure of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das by three years starting from December 10, 2021.


Planet beyond Milky Way

Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory astronomers have spotted signs of a planet in a star system outside the Milky Way, which, if it's confirmed, would be the first ever found in another galaxy.

  • The possible planet was discovered in a spiral galaxy called Messier 51, also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy, more than 23 million light-years from Earth.

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