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Current affairs of 12 November 2020 by gkrecall

 


Current affairs of 12 November 2020 by gkrecall


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India Ranked 196th in BMI Ranking 2019, Netherlands Tops; Published in The Lancet

A review of BMI (Body Mass Index) of various countries’ teenagers has been recently published in the international medical journal “The Lancet”, according to which India is placed at 196th rank with respect to BMI.

India’s boys ranked 180th with an average height of 5.46 feet while girls ranked 182nd with an average height of 5.06 feet.

2nd World Health Expo held in Wuhan, China

The Second World Health Expo is being held in Hubei’s Capital City, Wuhan in China from November 11-14, 2020. The World Health Expo will showcase the Latest Technology in Fitness Sports and the most realistically restored anti-epidemic Scenes. 

United States offers F-18 Naval fighter jets for Indian Navy’s requirements

The United States of America (USA) has offered its F-18 Naval Fighter Jets for the Indian Navy’s Requirements of Combat jets for its aircraft carriers.



NATIONAL AFFAIRS

13th Urban Mobility India Conference 2020 held Virtually for 1st Time; Inaugurated by MoS Hardeep Singh Puri

the 13th Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference 2020 was held virtually on the theme “Emerging Trends in Urban Mobility” from New Delhi which was inaugurated by Minister of State-MoS (Independent Charge-IC) Hardeep Singh Puri, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

Indian Astronomers Collaborate with 2020 Physics Nobel Laureate Andrea Ghez on Thirty Meter Telescope Project

Indian Astronomers had worked closely with 2020 Physics Nobel Laureate Professor Andrea Ghez for designing of back-end instruments and possible science prospects of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project which is being installed at Maunakea in Hawaii. The project will revolutionize the understanding of the universe and mysteries surrounding it.

BANKING & FINANCE

HDFC Bank in Partnership with Visa Launches ‘SmartHub Merchant Solutions 3.0’, India’s 1st Comprehensive Banking and Payment Solution for Merchants

About HDFC Bank:
Incorporated– August 1994
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO)–  Sashidhar Jagdishan(Succeeds Aditya Puri)
Tagline– We understand your world

Paytm Launches ‘Payout Links’ for Businesses to Instantly Transfer Money

About Paytm:
Headquarters– Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Founder & CEO(Chief Executive Officer)– Vijay Shekhar Sharma

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Hero MotoCorp Signed Distribution Agreement with Harley-Davidson for Indian Market

Hero MotoCorp signed a distribution agreement with Harley-Davidson Motor Company for Indian market, as a part of “The Rewire” a plan to change its business model in India.

Tata AIA Life Insurance Partners with PayBima to Distribute its Life Insurance Solution through Digital sales

Tata AIA Life InsuranceCompany Limited entered into partnership with  PayBima(PayBima.com), the digital arm of Mahindra Insurance Brokers Ltd.,(MIBL) as a Broker to distribute its industry-leading life insurance solutions.

Abu Dhabi’s SWF becomes 1stNotified Fund to get 100% IT exemption in India

The Abu Dhabi’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) – MIC Redwood 1 RSC Limited has become the first foreign SWF that has been notified and granted 100% income-tax exemption on income from interest, dividend and long-term capital gains for its investment in India’s priority sector as per the Finance Act, 2020.  The announcement was made by the Ministry of Finance.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Azim Premji of Wipro Tops Edelgive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020, followed by Shiv Nadar & Mukesh Ambani

the Hurun India and EdelGive Foundation released the 7th edition of the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020. Azim Premji & Family, the founder and Chairman of Wipro topped the 2020 list.  Azim Premji became India’s Most Generous man with a donation of Rs.7904 crores.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

SEBI Setup a 7 Member Expert Group to Review the Share Based Employee Benefits; Chaired by Sandip Bhagat 

About Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI):
Chairman– Ajay Tyagi
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra

Govt Sets up 21 member Inter-Ministerial Committee Headed by Arun Goel to Strengthen Capital Goods Sector

Government of India has set up a 21 member Inter-Ministerial Committeeto strengthen the Capital Goods(CG) sector. The committee is headed by Shri Arun GoelSecretary of Department of Heavy Industries(DHI), Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

World’s First 6G Satellite Sent Into Orbit by China

China has successfully launched the world’s first 6G satellite named “UESTC” satellite (Star Era-12)” into orbit with an aim to test communications from space using high-frequency terahertz (THz) spectrum.

OBITUARY

Veteran Author & Gujarati Columnist Father Carlos Gonzalez Valles SJ Passed Away at 95



Bahrain’s Prince Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa, World’s Long-Serving Prime Minister Passed Away at 84



BOOKS & AUTHORS

‘Boskiyana’,  A New Hindi Book on Gulzar Published by Radhakrishna Prakashan 


IMPORTANT DAYS

National Education Day 2020 – November 11

The National Education Day is annually celebrated in India on 11th November to mark the birth anniversary of Maulana Sayyid Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Hussaini Azad (known as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad), the first education minister of Independent India.

STATE NEWS

Govt of Telangana Launched 2 Mobile Apps:  Palle Pragathi Panchayat Secretary app & Palle Pragathi Inspection Officer app To Monitor Palle Pragathi 

About Telangana:
Chief Minister- K. Chandrashekar Rao