AspirantWorld One liners : 16th November

• On November 12, 2021, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced banks must mention accurate repayment due dates in loan agreements. If a loan is not repaid by the due date set by the bank, it is considered overdue. Due dates for repayments are sometimes not specifically mentioned in loan agreements, according to the RBI. Instead, there is a description of the due dates. It resulted in a variety of interpretations. As a result, the RBI has instructed banks to include exact due dates in loan agreements, as well as a breakdown of principal and interest, repayment frequency, non-performing asset (NPA) categorization, and examples of special mention accounts (SMA).

• The world’s largest solar power park is located in Rajasthan’s Bhadla Solar Park. The solar park is located in Bhadla, Rajasthan, which is an arid and sandy environment. It covers a total of 14,000 acres. The park contains a total of ten million solar panels. These solar panels contribute to a total capacity of 2245 MW of operating capacity. Bhadla Solar Park will be the world’s largest solar park by 2020. It is located in Bhadla, Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district, and covers an area of 5,700 hectares. The park has a total capacity of 2245 megawatts (MW). At Rs 2.44 per kilowatt-hour, it had received the lowest solar power bid in India.

• On November 15, 2021, Padma Vibhushan Babasaheb Purandare died at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune. He was on life support at the age of 99. His final services were done in Pune’s Vaikunth crematorium. Babasaheb Purandare was a well-known historian, author, and performer in the theatre. Balwant Moreshwar Purandare was his full name. His work on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj made him famous. The author has written various works about Shivaji Maharaj, his administration, and Shivaji’s forts. He also directed ‘Jaanta Raja,’ a popular drama based on the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. As a result of his many writings relating to Shivaji, he was often referred to as Shiv-Shahir.

• Every year, from November 18 to 24, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is observed. The World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to raise worldwide antimicrobial resistance awareness. It also encourages the best practises among the general public, health professionals, and policymakers in order to prevent the emergence and spread of drug-resistant illnesses. Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance is the theme for 2021. It encourages One Health stakeholders, policymakers, health care providers, and the general public to become Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Awareness advocates.

• From November 12–14, 2021, the 32nd edition of the India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) will be conducted. The CORPAT is being carried out by the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk, an indigenously built Missile Corvette, and His Majesty’s Thailand Ship (HTMS) Tayanchon, a Khamrosin Class Anti-submarine Patrol Craft, and Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both fleets. CORPAT enables the establishment of measures to prevent and suppress illegal activities such as illegal unreported unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed robbery, and piracy by increasing understanding and interoperability between fleets.

• From November 20 to November 28, 2021, the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will take place. Fifteen films will compete for the top prizes, including Shoja Azari’s ‘Land of Dreams’ and Simon Franco’s ‘Charlotte.’ The IFFI will take place in Goa. At the IFFI, the golden peacock award will be given to the outstanding film. There is a cash prize of Rs 40 lakh in this competition. The best film’s producer and director will share the award equally. Best director will receive the Silver Peacock award. A monetary prize of Rs 15 lakh is eligible to win.

• Rice blast, a fungal illness that affects paddy, is harming farmers who grew “Manuvarna rice.” Manuvarna rice is a brand-new rice variety introduced by Kerala Agricultural College over more than 250 acres in Wayanad district. Kesava Marar, the president of Cheekkallur Padashekhara Samiti, planted this unique brand of rice on 70 acres of rented land after a study revealed that it produced higher yields than ordinary rice kinds. Pyricularia oryzae is the fungus that causes blast illness. In motion, it is non-systemic.

• On December 13, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor project in Varanasi. The initiative, which will be inaugurated before the state’s scheduled Assembly elections, is noteworthy in terms of cultural politics. Around 400 households were required to leave the region for this project. To make place for this project, several encroachments around the old temple were removed. The vision of Ahalya Bai Holkar, the Holkar queen of Indore, is embodied in this project. She built a network of temples and vistas leading to the Ganga ghat.

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