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Current Affairs Of 16 November 2020

 


Current Affairs Of 16 November 2020

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India, Nepal Launch construction of 3rd Integrated Check Post to boost Trade

India and Nepal launched the construction of 3rd Integrated Check Post (ICP) at NepalgunjNepal which will bring customs and immigration facilities under one roof to smoothen cross-border movement of cargo trucks.

PM Narendra Modi Co-chaired the Virtual 17th ASEAN India Summit 2020 along with Nguyen Xuan Phuc

Prime Minister Narendra Modi co-chaired the virtual 17th ASEAN-India Summit 2020 along with Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Vietnam, the current Chair of (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). The Summit saw the participation of all ten ASEAN Member States.


India’s Renewable Energy Sector to see the Largest Growth after COVID-19:IEA

According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) report, Renewables 2020 – Analysis and Forecast to 2025, India’s Renewable Energy sector will see the largest growth after COVID-19. India will double its green energy capacity addition in 2021 compared to 2020 levels.
Driven by China and the United States, new additions of renewable power capacity worldwide are expected to a record level of almost 200 Gigawatts (GW) in 2020.

About International Energy Agency:
Executive Director – Dr Fatih Birol
Headquarters – Paris, France

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Finance Ministry Approved the Creation of 1st ever National Database of Unorganised Labour

the Ministry of Finance gave its nod for the creation of the first ever “National Database of Unorganised Workers (NDUW)” with an expected outlay of Rs 650 crore. In this regard, Ministry of Labour & Employment has envisaged development of NDUW seeded with Aadhaar.

L&T Emerges as Lowest Bidder for the India’s Longest River Bridge in Northeast

Larsen & Toubro(L&T) has emerged as the lowest bidder with Rs.3166 crores for the construction of the 20 kilometer(km) 4 lane road bridge across River Brahmaputra connecting Dhubri of Assam to Phulbair of Meghalaya on National Highway(NH) 127B. This will be India’s longest Bridge over a River in the northeast.

BANKING & FINANCE

RBI to Evaluate Impact of ‘RBI Kehta Hai’ Campaign

The Reserve Bank is all set to evaluate the impact of multi-media public awareness campaign ‘RBI Kehta Hai’, which was launched in 14 languagesto educate public about good practices, regulations and initiatives in banking and financial sector

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Formation– 1 April 1935
Governor– Shaktikanta Das
Deputy Governors– 4 (Bibhu Prasad Kanungo, Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, and M. Rajeshwar Rao).

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

HelpAge India and  Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, Queen Mother of Bhutan Receive 2020 UN Population Award

HelpAge India won the 2020 United Nations(UN) Population Award as the institutional laureate.
ii.Her MajestyGyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, Queen Mother of Bhutan won the award as the individual laureatue.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD Party Wins Majority in 2020 Myanmar election

About Myanmar:
President – Win Myint
Capital – Naypyitaw
Currency – Myanmar Kyat

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

IRDAI gives Final Approval for Merger of HDFC ERGO Health with HDFC ERGO General Insurance

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India(IRDAI) gave its final approval for the merger of HDFC ERGO Health Insurance (formerly Apollo Munich Health Insurance Co Ltd) with HDFC ERGO General Insurance Co Ltd (HDFC ERGO).

OBITUARY

Jerry Rawlings, Former President of Ghana Passed Away at 73

About Ghana(Officially the Republic of Ghana):
Capital– Accra
President–  Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo
Currency– Ghanaian cedi

Padma Shri Awardee & Renowned Sculptor Arjun Prajapati Passed Away at 64



BOOKS & AUTHORS

Rachna Bisht Rawat’s New book “Insomnia: Army Stories”, a Collection of Tales About Indian Army

Rachna Bisht Rawat launched her new book “Insomnia: Army Stories” featuring stories based on life in the armed forces. The book is published by the Penguin Random house India.

IMPORTANT DAYS

Ayurveda Day 2020 – November 13

Ayurveda Day is annually celebrated across the globe on the day of Dhanwantri Jayanti, as a global initiative to promote and preserve the health science of Ayurveda. The 2020 Ayurveda Day falls on 13th November 2020. 

India celebrates the Ayurveda Day 2020 under the theme – “Ayurveda for Covid-19” with a focus on the potential role of Ayurveda in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

STATE NEWS

Jharkhand Assembly passes resolution on ‘Sarna Code’ seeking separate Identity Code for Tribals

Jharkhand Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on ‘Sarna Code’ during a special one-day assembly session on November 11, 2020. The resolution seeks inclusion of Sarna as a separate religion in the 2021 census.

Satyendar Jain, Delhi Health Minister Launches Jeevan Seva App, the 1st ever Initiative to Help COVID-19 Patients Reach Healthcare Facilities in EV cabs

About Delhi:
Chief Minister(CM)– Arvind Kejriwal
Zoological Parks– National Zoological Park