02 November - International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

The Sports Ministry has upgraded three new facilities in Lucknow, Delhi and Chennai as KISCE.

  • The Sports Ministry has decided to upgrade three new existing sports facilities across the country as Khelo India Sports Center of Excellence (KISCE).
  • The 3 new centers are :
    • Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow
    • Chhatrasal Stadium, Delhi
    • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai

2021 G20 Summit Concludes with Adoption of Rome Declaration.

  • The 2021 G20 (Group of Twenty) summit was held on 30 and 31 October 2021 in Rome, Italy.
  • This was the 16th meeting of the G20 group.
  • The meeting was chaired by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
  • The summit culminated with the adoption of the Rome Declaration by the G20 leaders.
  • At market close on October 29, 2021, Apple stood at about $2.46 trillion while Microsoft reached nearly $2.49 trillion.
  • The final document committed the leaders of the G20 member states to the following:
    • Providing $100 billion every year from now until 2025 to combat climate change.
    • to end international funding for all new coal plants by the end of 2021,
    • Take action to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
    • Strengthening WHO on Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Covid-19 Vaccines.
    • The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi led the Indian delegation to the summit.
    • Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal was the personal representative of India's G20 Sherpa or head of government.

"Vax" has been named Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year 2021.

  • Vax has been voted the Word of the Year in 2021 by the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
  • Vax is derived from the Latin word vecca, which means cow.
  • Vax is used as an acronym for vaccines and means a substance put into a person's body to protect them from getting a disease.
  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, words related to vaccines saw an increase in 2021, including words like double-vaxxed, unvaxed and anti-vaxxer.

Yes Bank and BankBazaar launched "FinBooster" credit card.

  • Yes Bank and BankBazaar.com jointly launched a co-branded credit card named FinBooster to measure the creditworthiness of the customers.
  • FinBooster is built around a credit fitness tracker.
  • FinBooster uses CreditStrong App Subscription (Credit Fitness Report) which helps customers to track creditworthiness improving credit score.
  • The tracking of credit score will be done through a Sahaj Creditstrong app subscription (Credit Fitness Report) which is complimentary to the cardholder for the 1st year.
  • The credit card offers never-ending reward points with no capping on accrual.
  • Customers can earn instant reward points on online dining, grocery and apparel purchases that can be easily redeemed for over 250 catalog products.

India and World Bank signed agreement for Meghalaya's health system.

  • The Government of India and the World Bank have signed an agreement to improve healthcare in Meghalaya.
  • A $40 million deal was signed between them.
  • The Agreement was signed for Meghalaya Health System Strengthening Project (MHSSP).
  • The objective of MHSSP is to enhance the quality of healthcare and strengthen capacity to manage future health emergencies like COVID-19 in the state.
  • The project will work to increase the coverage of Meghalaya's health insurance programme, efficient access to medicines and diagnostics for the weaker section of the society in the state.
  • The funds will also be used to invest in infection prevention and management of bio-medical waste.

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