06 November - International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict 2021

PM Narendra Modi unveiled Shri Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi and Statue at Kedarnath.

  • PM Narendra Modi visited Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on November 05, 2021 to inaugurate major infrastructure projects related to the redevelopment of Kedarnath.
  • Prime Minister inaugurated the renovated Shri Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi (final resting place) in the Kedarnath temple complex in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand and unveiled the statue of Shri Adi Shankaracharya at the Samadhi.
  • The tomb was damaged in the 2013 Kedarnath floods.
  • The 12 feet tall statue weighing about 35 tonnes (35,000 kg) has been created by Mysore-based sculptor Arjun Yogiraj.
  • During the visit, PM Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of several reconstruction projects worth over Rs 400 crore in Kedarpuri.
  • The unveiling ceremony of the statue was organized at 12 Jyotirlingas and Jyotirpeeths across the country including the Char Dhams (Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri and Rameshwaram).

India's 1st rooftop drive-in theater launched in Mumbai.

  • The 1st open-air rooftop drive-in movie theater in India has been inaugurated at Reliance Industries' Jio World Drive Mall in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • The drive-in theater will be operated and managed by multiplex chain PVR Ltd.
  • The theater has been launched in partnership with Reliance Retail and multiplex chain PVR.
  • About 290 cars can be accommodated in the facility.
  • The 1st film to be screened in theaters was Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi.

Akash Kumar won the bronze medal at the 2021 AIBA Men's World Championships.

  • Indian boxer Akash Kumar managed to win a bronze medal at the 2021 AIBA Men's World Boxing Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on November 05, 2021.
  • The 21-year-old Akash lost 0-5 to Kazakhstan's Makhmud Sabirkhan in the 54kg category.
  • Akash is the 7th Indian male boxer to win a medal at the World Championships.

Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian men's cricket team until the 2023 ODI World Cup.

  • Former captain Rahul Dravid has been appointed by the BCCI as the head coach of the Indian men's cricket team.
  • The former right-handed batsman has been appointed for a period of two years till the 2023 50-over World Cup.
  • Dravid will begin his stint as a full-time coach with the T20I series against New Zealand starting on November 17, 2021 in Jaipur.

PhonePe launches token solution "SafeCard".

  • Digital payments firm, PhonePe has launched a tokenized solution called SafeCard for online debit and credit card transactions.
  • Earlier in September 2021, RBI had created a device-based tokenization framework applicable for card-on-file tokenization (COFT) services as well as for card-on-file (COF), which means credit/debit card transactions.
  • The details are stored by merchants for ease of payment.
  • Here are some other tokenisation solutions launched in recent times:
    • PayU- PayU Token Hub
    • CCAvenue- TokenPay

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