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Current Affairs Of 11 November 2020 by gkrecall




Current Affairs Of 11 November 2020 by gkrecall

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Govt plans to Set Up 14 More Water Aerodromes for Seaplane Services Under RCS UDAN Scheme

These 14 aerodromes will enable seaplane services on multiple routes which includes, lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar, Assam, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand.
About Ministry of Civil Aviation:
Union Minister– Hardeep Singh Puri
About Airport Authority of India(AAI):
Chairman- Arvind Singh
Headquarters– New Delhi

Rajasthan Government signs MoU with NTPC, SECI to setup 8000 MW Renewable park to illuminate India-Pakistan Border

Rajasthan Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to establish Ultra Mega Renewal Energy Power Parkto illuminate India’s border areas with Pakistan in Rajasthan.
The park will be of 8, 000 MegaWatts (MW) capacity, and will comprise of 4, 310 MW of Wind Energy, 3, 760 of Solar Energy and 120 MW of Power from Biomass.

UP’s Gorakhpur is Set to Host the International Bird Festival in February 2021

Shaheed Ashfaq Ullah Khan Zoological park and Ramgarh Lake were declared as the first notified wetlands of the state.
About Uttar Pradesh:
Chief Minister– Yogi AdityanathLucknow
Governor– Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel
Capital– Lucknow

MNRE scales up PM-KUSUM scheme goal to 30.8 GW of solar capacity by 2022

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued an order for scale-up and expansion of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) Scheme. It has set a target of enhanced solar capacity of 30.8 GigaWatt (GW) by 2022 with revised Central Financial Support of INR 34, 035 crores.

About Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE):
Minister of State (MoS), (Independent Charge) – Raj Kumar Singh
Headquarters – New Delhi

Interstate Migrant Policy Index (IMPEX) 2019 released by India Migration Now, Kerala Top

The Mumbai (Maharashtra) based research non-profit India Migration Now has released “Interstate Migrant Policy Index (IMPEX) 2019” stating integration of interstate migrants. In accordance to this, the states of KeralaGoaRajasthan and Andhra Pradesh (AP) have been most successful in integrating migrant workers.

High Biodiversity in 49% of Ganga River: Wildlife Institute of India Survey

Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in the second phase of its survey of the entire main stem of Ganga river (Main river without its tributaries) found that 49% of the river has high biodiversityand increased biodiversity sightings. Scientists have stated that this indicated reduction of pollution levels and a healthier state of the river.

Virgin Hyperloop completes First-ever Human Trial in Hyperloop Pod in US

Virgin Hyperloop successfully completed the first-ever human trial in the hyperloop pod at the 500 metre DevLoop test facility in the Las Vegas,United States (US) on November 8, 2020. Josh Giegel, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Virgin Hyperloop and Sara Luchian, Director of Passenger Experience of Virgin Hyperloop, were the first people in the world to ride on Hyperloop.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

UK’s Lord Gerry Grimstonelaunched UKIBC’s ‘Doing Business in India Report 2020’; Maharashtra Showed max incremental improvement

The 6th edition of United Kingdom India Business Council’s (UKIBC) Doing Business in India Report 2020 titled “Doing Business in India: The UK Perspective” was virtually launched by the UK Investment Minister Lord Gerry Grimstoneat a roundtable with Indian industrialists during his virtual visit to India.

BANKING & FINANCE

Karnataka Bank Launches its 1st Contactless, RuPay Debit Card, ‘National Common Mobility Debit Card’

 In accordance with the vision of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA),Karnataka Bank Limited launched a new indigenous RuPay debit card- National Common Mobility Card(NCMC).

Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance Launches ‘Covid Shield+’, India’s First Individual Covid-19 Life Insurance Policy

Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance Company Limited launched, ‘Covid Shield+’India’s First Individual Covid-19 Life Insurance Policy. The comprehensive solution provides financial protection against the impact of COVID-19 diagnosis.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Mobikwik Partners with Amex to launch its 1st card, ‘MobiKwik Blue American Express Card’, a Digital Prepaid Card

Mobikwik partnered with American Express (Amex) to launch its first ever Card, ‘MobiKwik Blue American Express Card’, a digital prepaid Card on Amex network.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Dr Satish Mishra from CSIR-CDRI won the Dr. Tulsi Das Chugh Award 2020

National Academy of Medical Sciences(NAMS)(India) announced that Dr Satish Mishra the Principal Scientist of the Division of Molecular Parasitology and Immunology at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR-CDRI), Lucknow has won the “Dr. Tulsi Das Chugh Award 2020” for his research work on the life cycle of Malaria Parasite which involves two hosts and 3 invasive stages.

Tamil Nadu Won the Best State at 2nd National Water Award 2019 for Water Management 

Tamil Nadu won first place in the Union ministry of Jal Shakti’s 2nd National Water Awards for 2019 under the best state (normal) category for the conservation and management of water.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

IRDAI Setup a 9 member Working Group headed by R Chandrasekaran to Revisit the Retail Business of Engineering Tariff

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has set up a 9 member working group headed by R Chandrasekaran to revisit the product structures of engineering tariffs relevant to the retail businesses and provide suitable recommendations to revise them. The committee will submit the report within 3 months.

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

TCS to Acquire 100% shares of  Postbank Systems AG from Deutsche Bank


OBITUARY

Satyajit Ghosh, Former India and Mohun Bagan Football Player Passed Away at 62


BOOKS & AUTHORS

Bidhya Devi Bhandari Releases Pictorial Anthology on Mahatma Gandhi in Nepali language titled ‘Maile Bujheko Gandhi’ 


Bhagat Singh Koshyari released the Book ‘Majhi Bhint’ Authored by Rajendra Darda, Former Maharashtra Minister of Education


Ruskin Bond Authored Book Titled, ‘How to Be a Writer’



HarperCollins to publish Kiwi PM Jacinda’s Biography ‘Jacinda Ardern: Leading with Empathy’

Jacinda Ardern:Leading with Empathy’ – A Biography of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be published in 2021 by HarperCollins.The book will be authored bySupriya Vani and Carl A Harte.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Science Day for Peace and Development 2020 – November 10

The theme of the World Science Day for Peace and Development 2020 is “Science for and with Society” 

STATE NEWS

CM Naveen Patnaik Launched 4 Online Service for Farmers, a Mobile App -Secha Samadhan

Naveen Patnaik Chief Minister of Odisha launched a mobile application – “Secha Samadhan” to enable farmers to directly connect with the Water Resources Department.

About Odisha:
Chief Minister– Naveen Patnaik
Governor– Ganeshi Lal
Bird Sanctuary– Chilika bird Sanctuary