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World Numbat Day: 6 November 2021
- World Numbat Day is observed on the first Saturday in November.
- For the year 2021, the day fell on 6 November 2021.
- The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) is a small marsupial that was once found across most of southern Australia.
- The day shows appreciation for this mammal.
- It’s also a day to encourage action to help conserve these endangered animals.
Bhaker and Foroughi win air pistol mixed team gold in President’s Cup
- India’s woman pistol ace Manu Bhaker and Iran’s Olympic champion Javad Foroughi won the 10m air pistol mixed team gold at the inaugural ISSF President’s Cup.
- The Indo-Iranian pair defeated the French-Russian duo of Mathilde Lamolle and Artem Chernousov 16-8 in the gold medal match on November 5, 2021.
- Yashaswini Deswal who was paired with Slovakian Juraj Tuzinsky, ended 10th.
China successfully launches 3 new remote sensing satellites
- China on 6 November 2021 successfully launched three new remote sensing satellites from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the country’s southwestern Sichuan province.
- The satellites, belonging to the Yaogan-35 family, were launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully.
- This launch marked the 396th mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.
NASA, USGS release first Landsat 9 light images of Earth
- Landsat 9, a joint mission between NASA and the US Geological Survey, has collected its first light images of the Earth.
- The images show remote coastal islands and inlets of the Kimberley region of Western Australia, Glaciers high in the Himalayas, white sands of Pensacola Beach, etc.
- All the images provide a preview of how the mission will help people manage vital natural resources.
Tarak Sinha, one of India’s most respected cricket coaches, dies
- Tarak Sinha, the Indian coach with the most international and first-class cricketers as his disciples, passed away in November 2021.
- Tarak Sinha was the fifth Indian cricket coach after Desh Prem Azad, Gurcharan Singh, Ramakant Achrekar, and Sunita Sharma to receive the Dronacharya Award.
- The coach from Delhi was awarded the honor in 2018.
India to host Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan
- Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan will be hosted by India on 10th November 2021.
- The meeting will be chaired by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
- Central Asian countries as well as Russia and Iran have confirmed their participation.
- This is the first time all Central Asian countries, not just Afghanistan’s immediate land neighbors, are participating in this format.
International Day for Preventing Exploitation of Environment in War
- International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is observed every year on 6 Nov.
- United Nations General Assembly declared the day in 2001.
- The day aims to educate people about what effects do war and armed conflict have on the environment.
- The day also raises awareness about the protection of the environment and ecosystem in any circumstance.
Hilary Charlesworth elected to the International Court of Justice
- Veteran Australian judge Hilary Charlesworth has been elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
- She will replace James Crawford, who died in May 2021 and had been on the Court since 2014.
- She will serve the remainder of Mr. Crawford’s nine-year term, which has some two years remaining.
- Professor Charlesworth has become the fifth women judge ever at the ICJ.
Barcelona confirms appointment of Xavi Hernandez as head coach
- FC Barcelona has reached an agreement with Xavi Hernandez for him to become the first-team coach for the rest of the current season and two more seasons.
- Xavi Hernandez has left his current club, Al-Sadd of Qatar.
- Xavi is a legend at FC Barcelona and his 767 appearances for the senior team were a record until he was surpassed recently by Leo Messi (778).
India and Senegal sign MoU on health and medicine
- India and Senegal signed an MoU on health and medicine in Dakar on 5 November 2021.
- Both sides also celebrated the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.
- The MoU entails collaboration including disease surveillance, medical research, drugs and pharma, medical equipment, and traditional medicine.
Two Indian Army officers get Tenzing Norgay National Award
- Two Indian Army officers have received the prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
- Lieutenant Colonel Servesh Dhadwal and Colonel Amit Bisht have been awarded it.
- Lt Col Dhadwal has been awarded for his skydiving activities.
- Colonel Amit Bisht, Sena Medal was awarded for his land activities.