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Current Affairs Of 1&2 November 2020 by gkrecall

 


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Kerala, Goa, Chandigarh emerge as Best Governed States and Union Territory : PAI 2020

Kerala emerged as the Best Governed State in the Large States CategoryGoa emerged as the Best Governed State in Small States Category, Chandigarh emerged as the Best Governed Union Territory based on Governance in the 5th edition of Public Affairs Index 2020 (PAI 2020) released by Public Affairs Centre (PAC) on October 30, 2020.

Indian Railways Launches ‘Meri Saheli’ Initiative for Safety of Women Train Passengers

Indian Railways launched the ‘Meri Saheli’ initiative to ensure safety of women passengers on trains across all zones.
ii.Under the initiative, women passengers will be provided safety and security during their entire journey, i.e., from originating station till destination station. Meri Saheli is an initiative of Railway Protection Force (RPF).

BANKING & FINANCE

RBL Bank and Visa Launched Instant Payouts “Visa Direct” for FinTechs

the RBL Bank (formerly known as Ratnakar Bank) in partnership with Visa has launched the latter’s processing capability “Visa Direct” that allows safe, convenient, real-time and secure funds delivery directly to financial accounts using credit and debit cards. This partnership underlines RBL’s “Partners ka Bank” philosophy.

About RBL Bank:
Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Vishwavir Ahuja
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Tagline– Apno Ka Bank
Chatbot– RBL Cares

NABARD Sanctioned Rs 8504.30 lakh under RIDF scheme Goa during 2020-21

 National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned loans worth Rs 8504.30 Lakhunder Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) to the Government of Goa for the latter’s various Social Infrastructure Projects.

About National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD):
Establishment– 1982
Chairman– Govinda Rajulu Chintala
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

HAL inks INR 400 Crore pact with Tech Mahindra for ‘Project Parivartan’

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) signed a contract worth INR 400 Crore for a period of 9 years with Tech Mahindrafor implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to support its ‘Project Parivarta’.

Microsoft India and NSDC Collaborates to Empower over 1 lakh Underserved Young Women in India with Digital skills

Microsoft India Private Limited, a subsidiary of American software company Microsoft Corporation, has collaborated with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to skill over 1 lakh underserved women in India with digital skills over the next 10 months.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

ESSCI Appoints PVG Menon as its CEO;succeeds N.K.Mohapatra

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

Axis Bank to Acquire Up To 19.002% Instead of 17.002% in Max Life Insurance

About Axis Bank Ltd:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO)–  Amitabh Chaudhry
Tagline– Badhti Ka naam Zindagi
Founded– 1993

SPORTS

Amit Panghal,Ashish Kumar & Sanjeet won gold medal in 1st Alexis Vastine International Tournament held in Nantes, France

About AIBA (International Boxing Association):
Interim President– Dr Mohamed Moustahsane
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Cities Day 2020 Observed on October 31, 2020

The Theme of World Cities Day 2020 is ‘Valuing our communities and cities’, The General theme is “Better City, Better Life”.


Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2020: October 24- 31

The year 2020 marked its 10th edition under the theme “Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for everyone and, by everyone”.

World Thrift Day Observed on October 31, 2020



Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) observed on October 31, 2020

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day is observed annually on October 31 to mark the Birth Anniversary of Iron Man of India-Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The year 2020 marks the 145th Birth Anniversary of Vallabhai Patel.
National Unity Day was introduced by the Government of India in 2014.

STATE NEWS

Jishnu Baruah Appointed as New Assam chief secretary; Succeeds Kumar Sanjay Krishna

Jishnu Baruah, 1998 batch IAS(Indian Administrative Service) officer took charge as the new chief secretary of Assam Government. He succeeds Kumar Sanjay Krishna