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Shimla tops NITI Aayog's inaugural SDG Urban Index and Dashboard 2021-22.

  • NITI Aayog launched the inaugural SDG Urban Index and Dashboard 2021-22 on November 23, 2021 to further strengthen the localization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the urban level and robust SDG monitoring of the institution.
  • The SDG Urban Index and Dashboard ranks 56 urban areas on 77 SDG indicators out of the 46 targets of the 2021-22 SDG framework.
  • Shimla has topped among the 56 urban areas while Dhanbad in Jharkhand is at the bottom.

SBI signed an MoU with Pondicherry Co-op Milk Producers Union Limited.

  • State Bank of India (SBI) has signed an MoU with Pondicherry Co-op. Milk Producers Union Limited (PONLAIT) for financing individual dairy farmers up to Rs 3 lakh.
  • The loan will be made available through SBI Bank's YONO application.
  • SBI has introduced a technology product named Safal - Simple and Fast Agriculture Loan for financing individual dairy farmers supplying milk to commercial dairies on a regular basis.
  • About 3,500 dairy farmers supplying milk to 98 primary milk societies of Ponlat will benefit from this arrangement.
  • This was the first MoU signed in the Chennai circle of the bank, which plans to have such agreements with commercial dairies across the country to finance farmers supplying milk to dairies.
  • The existing system of promoting milk production with the help of bank credit will help the administration of the Union Territory to meet the daily requirement of milk.

Union Minister Prahlad Joshi inaugurated the e-portal of a recognition scheme for mineral exploration.

  • Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi inaugurated the e-portal of Accreditation Scheme for Mineral Exploration on 23rd November, 2021.
  • The portal was inaugurated at the 5th National Conference on Mines and Minerals in New Delhi.
  • The 1st ever National Conference on Mines and Minerals was organized in Raipur in 2016.
  • Joshi also presented awards to 5-star rated mines for sustainable mining practices and overall performance.
  • He handed over block 15 of 52 mines approved by the Geological Survey of India (GSI) to the state government.

Tamil Nadu win the 3rd Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in New Delhi.

  • In cricket, Tamil Nadu has won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for 2021–22 by defeating Karnataka by four wickets in the final.
  • The final was held on 22 November 2021 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.
  • Tamil Nadu became the most successful team as they won their 3rd title.
  • Batsman Shah Rukh Khan played a brilliant innings of 33 runs in 15 balls, including a last-ball six, when Tamil Nadu needed 5 runs off the last ball to chase down the target of 152 runs.
  • 2021 was the 13th edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (India's Twenty20 competition).

Indore’s Railway Station renamed after Tribal Icon Tantya Bhil.

  • MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced to name the Patalpani railway station in Indore after tribal icon Tantya Bhil, who was known by the tribals as Indian Robin Hood.
  • The CM also announced that two other sites in Indore, Bhanwar Kuan intersection and MR 10 bus stand, would also be named after Tatya Bhil.
  • Notably, Bhopal's Habibganj railway station was recently named after Rani Kamalapati, a tribal queen.
  • Tantya Bhil is known as one of the revolutionaries who fought an armed struggle against the British rule for 12 years.
  • It is said that Tantya used to loot the treasury of the British government and distribute it among the poor.

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