Science and Technology
Norovirus confirmed in Wayanad, Kerala
The first case of Norovirus was confirmed in the Wayanad district of Kerala.
Norovirus is an animal-borne disease and is transmitted through contaminated water and food.
Norovirus is a group of viruses causing gastrointestinal illness and causes inflammation in the lining of the stomach and intestines, severe vomiting, and diarrhea.
Quick Facts: Arif Mohammad Khan is the Governor of Kerala.
Art and Culture
The 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to begin
The 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held from November 20 to November 28, 2021.
IFFI to be hosted in Goa will witness 15 films including ‘Land of Dreams’ and Charlotte fighting for the top awards.
IFFI is one of the most significant film festivals of Asia held annually to provide a common platform for cinemas across the world to project the excellence of film art.
Quick Facts: IFFI was founded in 1952.
India-France to hold the 6th edition of Shakti 2021
Indian Army is set to conduct the sixth edition of the biennial training exercise with the French Army from November 15, 2021.
Shakti 2021 to be held in Frejus, France will witness the platoon strength of a Gorkha Rifles Infantry Regiment representing India.
The exercise will focus on counter-terrorism operations in light of semi-urban terrain under the mandate of the UN.
Sharks and Seahorses found in Thames River
During a recent health check of London’s famous Thames river, it was found that it is now home to seahorses, seals, eels, and sharks.
The survey conducted by the Zoological Survey of London (ZSL) showed that the 364-kilometer long river has three kinds of sharks namely starry smooth-hound, the tope, and spurdog.
The news is significant because River Thames was declared ‘biologically dead’ in 1957.
Quick Facts: River Thames is the longest river entirely in England and the second-longest river in the UK.
Mitrabha Guha named as India’s 72nd Grandmaster
A 20-year-old boy, Mitrabha Guha has become India’s 72nd chess Grandmaster by bagging the third and final GM norm during a tournament in Serbia.
Guha achieved the GM title after securing the final norm at the ongoing GM Third Saturday Mix 220 tournament in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Guha had scored his second GM norm at the Sheikh Russel GM tournament held in Bangladesh.
Person in News
Nandita Sinha appointed as the CEO of Myntra
Fashion and lifestyle e-commerce platform Myntra have named Nandita Sinha as its CEO recently.
Sinha has succeeded Amar Nagaram as the CEO of Myntra.
Sinha was also the co-founder at MyBabyCart.com which is an e-commerce site.
Quick Facts: Myntra is headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Defense Secretary releases a book titled ‘FORCE IN STATECRAFT’
Defense Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar released a book titled ‘FORCE IN STATECRAFT’ recently.
The book is a compilation of essays on topics including counter-insurgency operations. conflicts in the North East and facets of India’s national security.
The stalwarts of the armed forces are the contributors of the book who have vast operational experience and understanding of several important cornerstones of the forces.