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Current Affairs Of 18 November 2020

 


Current Affairs Of 18 November 2020

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

UK Government announces First sponsors for 2021 UN Climate Change Conference

the UK (United Kingdom) Government announced SSE, ScottishPower, NatWest Group and National Grid as the first Principal Partners for the 2021 United Nations (UN) Climate Conference also known as COP26.

About COP26:
President – Alok Sharma
Scheduled Place – Glasgow, Scotland
About United Kingdom (UK):
Prime Minister – Boris Johnson
Capital – London
Currency – Pound Sterling

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

DIPAM Inked Agreement with WB for Advisory Services on Asset Monetization

Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), which handles government’s disinvestment programme has signed an agreement with World Bank (WB) under which the latter provide advisory services to DIPAM for asset monetization. This was approved by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

PM Modi unveils ‘Statue of Peace’ to mark 151st Birth Anniversary of Jainacharya Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj in Rajasthan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually unveiled the ‘Statue of Peace’ to mark the 151st Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Jainacharya Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj at Vijay Vallabh Sadhana Kendra, Jetpura, in Pali, Rajasthan.

Asia’s First Solar Power-Enabled Textile Mill to come up at Parbhani, Maharashtra

Jai Bhawani women’s cooperative textile mill is set to be come up at Parbhani, Maharashtra .It will be the first Textile Mill in Asia that will operate on Solar Power.

BANKING & FINANCE

Equitas Small Finance Bank Launches ‘Eva’, a Unique Women Savings Account; Smriti Mandhana, Appointed as Brand Ambassador

Equitas Small Finance Bank Limited(ESFBL) launched ‘Eva’, a unique savings account for Indian women.

HDFC Bank launches ‘Mooh Band Rakho’ campaign to Increase Awareness on Cyber Frauds

HDFC Bank launched a campaign, ‘Mooh Band Rakho’ to
increase awareness on cyber frauds and ways to prevent them. The campaign supports the International Fraud Awareness Week 2020(November 15 – 21), a global movement to reduce the impact of fraud.

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

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Rohit Sharma Signed with Financepeer as Its Brand Ambassador

Rohit Sharma, India’s leading cricketer, signed with Financepeer, Google incubated education fee financing company, as its brand ambassador. Rohit Sharma will be supporting Financepeer to transform the education sector and introduce innovation across the various segments of education.

RBI Appoints Senapathy (Kris) Gopalakrishnan, as the 1st Chairperson of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub

Reserve Bank of India(RBI) appointed Senapathy (Kris) Gopalakrishnan, co-founder, and former co-Chairman, Infosys as the 1st chairperson of  Reserve Bank Innovation Hub(RBIH). He is currently the Chief Mentor of Start-up Village, an incubation hub for start-ups.

Nitish Kumar takes charge as Bihar Chief Minister for the 7th Time; Renu Devi becomes First Woman Deputy CM of Bihar

Nitish Kumar of Janata Dal (United) party, 23rd person to became a CM of Bihar and takes oath as 37th chief minister of Bihar. His swearing-in ceremony was administered by Governor Phagu Chauhan, along with Nitish Kumar 14 Ministers from NDA (National Democratic Alliance) took oath as Ministers.

Maia Sandu, Former Prime Minister is Set to Become the First Woman President of Moldova

Maia Sandu, leader of the Action and Solidarity party and former Prime Minister of Moldova, backed by the European Union(EU) won the Presidential runoff votes with around 57.75% of votes. She is set to become the first woman President of Moldova.

About Moldova:
Capital– Chișinău
Currency– Moldovan leu

Navneet Munot, CIO of SBIFM Appointed as the MD & CEO of HDFC Mutual Funds; Succeed Milind Barve

the board of directors of HDFC Mutual Funds approved the appointment of Navneet Munot as its Managing Director(MD)and Chief Executive Officer(CEO). He will succeed Milind Barve, the current MD of HDFC Asset Management Company Limited.
Navneet is currently serving as the Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer(CIO) of SBI Funds Management(FM).

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

BSE StAR MF Launches ‘StAR MF Corp Direct Portal’ for Corporates with More Features



OBITUARY

Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese Nobel Laureate of Physics Passed Away at 94 



IMPORTANT DAYS

National Epilepsy Day 2020 – November 17



International Students’ Day 2020: November 17



STATE NEWS

Coastal Security Police Launched “Kadalu App” for fishermen in Udupi

Kota Srinivasa Poojary, Karnataka’s Minister for Fisheries, Inland Transport Department and Muzrai launched the “Kadalu App” to support and help the fishermen.  He launched the app at the Fishing Awareness programme held in Moodukudu, Krishnapura, near Udupi.

A & N Administration signs Tripartite Agreement with USOF, BSNL for Operation & Management of CANI-SMC Project

A Tripartite Agreement was signed between Andaman & Nicobar Administration (A & N), Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd) for operation and management of Chennai-Andaman & Nicobar Islands Submarine Cable (CANI-SMC) Project.

About Andaman & Nicobar (A & N):
Lieutenant Governor – Admiral D K Joshi
Capital – Port Blair
Volcano – Barren Island Volcano (India’s only active volcano)

Child Rights Week observed in Rajasthan from Nov 14 – 20, 2020: “Vastsalya Yojna” & “Samarth Yojna” Launched