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Current affairs of 13 November 2020 by gkrecall

 


Current affairs of 13 November 2020 by gkrecall

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

PM Modi Inaugurated Office-cum-Residential Complex of Cuttack Bench of ITAT in Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the Office-cum-Residential Complex of Cuttack Bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in Odisha to provide modern tax services.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Stanford University, US releases List of Top 2% Scientists of the World; 1492 Indians feature in the list

Stanford University, United States (US) has released a list of Top 2% Scientists of the world. The list has 1, 59, 683 persons and 1, 492 Indians have found a place in it. The scientists have been selected in the global list on the basis of their research paper’s International Evaluation.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

AGS Transact Tech and Utimaco Partners to provide Cyber-Defense Technology for Digital Payments in India & South-east Asia

AGS Transact Technologies Limited (AGSTTL) and Utimaco entered into partnership to offer Cyber-Defense Technology, the highest level of security for digital payments and automation solutions to organizations across sectors including banking, petroleum, retail etc. in India & South-east Asia.

India’s GDP Growth to Contract by 8.9% for CY 2020:Forecast by  Moody’s and Goldman Sachs


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Dr. K S Subramanian, scientist of TNAU wins Fertiliser Association of India Golden Jubilee Award 2020

Dr. K S Subramanian, Director of Research of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu who is also a National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Chair Professor, won the Fertiliser Association of India(FAI) Golden Jubilee Award 2020 for his contribution in the field of nano-fertilisers and its role in improved use while ensuring the safety of environment.

VP M. Venkaiah Naidu Virtually Presented the 2nd National Water Awards

M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President(VP) of India virtually presented the 2nd National Water Awards for 2019. The awards were presented at an award ceremony on 11th and 12th November 2020 organised by the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation under the Ministry of Jal Shakti over a virtual platform.

  • Tamil Nadu won the first prize for the Best State Award under Normal Category followed by Maharsashtra and Rajasthan in 2nd and 3rdprizes respectively.
  • Mizoram won the Best State Award underspecial category.

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

CCI Approves Acquisition of 7.73% equity share capital of Jio Platforms by Google International LLC

 The Competition Commission of India (CCI) under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002 has approved an acquisition of 7.73% equity share capital of Jio Platforms Limited (JPL) by Google InternationalLimited Liability Corporation-LLC (GIL).

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Shripad Naik Launches Indian Navy’s 5th Scorpene-class Submarine ‘INS Vagir’ from Mazagon Dock

Minister of State (MoS) for Defence, Shripad Naik virtually launched theIndian Navy’s 5th Scorpene-class Submarine ‘INS Vagir’ in Arabian sea waters at Mazagon Dock, Mumbai. Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDSL), Mumbai has built ‘Vagir’.

SPORTS

China’s Chen Meng wins 2020 Dishang ITTF Women’s World Cup Title at Weihai, China



BOOKS & AUTHORS

Sonu Sood’s Autobiography to be Titled as “I Am No Messiah” 

Sonu Sood, an actor, producer and humanitarian, is set to pen his autobiography titled “I Am No Messiah”. The book will be co-authored by Meena Iyer

IMPORTANT DAYS

Public Service Broadcasting Day 2020 – November 12



World Pneumonia Day 2020 – November 12


STATE NEWS

Haryana CM Launches ‘Project Air Care’ in Gurgaon to fight Air Pollution

The Air Purifiers have been developed by CSIR-NEERI (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute), IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Bombay.

Karnataka’s Mysuru to Get India’s First Sandalwood Museum

India’s first Sandalwood Museum is being established in Aranya Bhavan in Ashokapuram, Mysuru, Karnataka. The museum is set up by the Regional Forest Department to educate farmers about the significance of cultivation of sandalwood. 

Embassy Group Signs MoU with Govt of Karnataka to Improve Government Schools in Bangalore

The Embassy Groupsigned a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU)with the Department of EducationGovernment of Karnataka,  for the all-around improvement of Government Schools in Bengaluru(Bangalore), Karnataka.