19 November - World Toilet Day

    Theme - valuing toilets

15 - 21 November - National Newborn Week 2021

    Theme - Safety, quality and nurturing care – birth right of every newborn

18 - 24 November - World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

    Theme - Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance

Union Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurated India's 1st Food Museum in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.

  • Union Minister of Commerce, Industry, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal has launched India's 1st Food Museum in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu on 15th November 2021 through virtual platform.
  • The Food Security Museum showcases the story of India's agricultural revolution to become self-reliant and one of the largest food-exporting countries.
  • The museum was established by the Food Corporation of India (FCI).
  • FCI and Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technical Museum, Bangalore have co-developed the museum in an area of ​​1,860 sq ft at an estimated cost of Rs 1.1 crore.

Uttar Pradesh’s 1st Anti-Air Pollution Tower inaugurated in Noida.

  • Union Minister of Heavy Industries Mahendra Nath Pandey inaugurated the Air Pollution Control Tower (APCT) prototype developed by the state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in Noida on 17 November 2021.
  • The indigenously developed APCT is set up between the DND flyway and the slip road to Noida Expressway.
  • The tower will help in reducing the problem of increasing air pollution in the city.

Indian Railways gets the first Pod Hotel at Mumbai Central Station.

  • Minister of State for Railways Raosaheb Danve inaugurated the first Pod Hotel of Indian Railways at Mumbai Central Railway Station.
  • The Pod Hotel features several small bed-sized capsules and offers affordable overnight stays.
  • Charges: Rs 999 for 12 hours and Rs 1,999 for 24 hours.
  • Facilities: WiFi, TV, a small locker, adjustable mirror, and reading lights.
  • These resting facilities can be availed by Passengers of Indian Railways and even common people.

SIDBI, Google tie up for loan program targeted at micro enterprises.

  • SIDBI has entered into a collaboration with Google for having a social impact lending programme.
  • The program entails financial assistance up to ₹1 crore at competitive interest rates targeted at micro-enterprises.
  • The collaboration brings together a $15 million fund for micro-enterprises.
  • It envisages a loan program targeted at micro enterprises (turnover up to ₹5 crore) with loan size between ₹25 lakh to ₹1 crore being implemented by SIDBI.

PM Modi virtually delivers keynote address at The Sydney Dialogue.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at the Sydney Dialogue on India's Technology Development and Revolution on November 18, 2021.
  • The Sydney Dialogue is hosted by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute from 17–19 November 2021.
  • The event will bring together political, business and government leaders to debate, generate new ideas and work towards a common understanding of the opportunities and challenges posed by emerging and critical technologies.
  • The event will also see a keynote speech by Australian Prime Minister Morrison and former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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