Rapid Fire Current Affairs | 21 Nov 2023

Javier Milei Wins Argentina Presidential Election

The Prime Minister of India congratulated Javier Milei for winning Argentina’s presidential election and emphasized diversifying and expanding India-Argentina's strategic partnership.

  • India‚ÄźArgentina relations were elevated to the level of Strategic Partnership in February 2019.
  • India is the 4th largest trading partner of Argentina, with bilateral trade touching a historic peak of USD 6.4 billion in 2022, recording a growth rate of 12% over 2021.

Read more: India and Argentina Sign Social Security Agreement

Santhali Language and Literature

Recently, the President of India graced the inaugural session of the 36th Annual Conference and Literary Festival of All India Santali Writers’ Association at Baripada, Odisha.

  • President appreciated writers and researchers who are contributing to the Santhali language and literature.
  • Santali language is a Munda language spoken primarily in the east-central Indian states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Orissa.
  • The Santhali language was included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution in 2003.
    • Santhali literature, historically oral, saw notable contributions from Pandit Raghunath Murmu, who created the Ol Chiki script, also known as Ol Cemet.

Read more: Translation of India's Constitution into Ol Chiki Script

World Fisheries Day

World Fisheries Day is celebrated across the world on 21st November annually.

  • The main purpose behind this day is to highlight the importance of sustainable stocks of fisheries in the world, to strengthen human rights for the small-scale fishing communities, to make a true difference in the working conditions of fishing communities and to eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
  • The Government of India is organizing the Global Fisheries Conference India 2023, on occasion of World Fisheries Day at the Gujarat Science City in Ahmedabad with the theme 'Celebrate the Fisheries and Aquaculture Wealth'.

Read more: World Fisheries Day

Cyclone Midhili

Recently, Cyclone Midhili, which stemmed from a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal and was named by Maldives, underwent a downgrade from a "deep depression" to a "depression" as confirmed by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) after its landfall on the Bangladesh coast.

  • A cyclonic storm is characterized by a maximum sustained wind speed of 62-88 kmph, while it is termed a severe cyclonic storm if the maximum sustained wind speed reaches 89-117 kmph.

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