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Current Affairs of 19 November 2020

 


Current Affairs of 19 November 2020

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Arunachal Pradesh Records Best Sex Ratio in India: Annual Report from Office of Registrar General & Census Commissioner

According to Annual Report on ‘Vital Statistics on India based on Civil Registration System 2018’, Arunachal Pradesh recorded the Highest Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) in the country with 1,084 females born per thousand males. It was followed by Nagaland (965) & Mizoram (964), Kerala (963), and Karnataka (957).

EESL Signs MoU with DNRE of Goa Govt to Implement India’s 1st 100 MW  Convergence Project in Goa

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the Department of New & Renewable Energy (DNRE)Government of Goa to discuss the implementation of India’s First 100 MW(MegaWatt) decentralised solar convergence project under the newly formed Convergence Energy Services Limited (Convergence) in Goa.

L&T delivers India’s first launch hardware for Gaganyaan Mission to ISRO

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) delivered First Hardware – a Booster Segment – ‘S-200’ for Gaganyaan Launch Vehicle to ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) in a virtual flag-off ceremony.


INTERPOL-WCO’s Operation Thunder 2020 Concluded; India Customs intercepts 18 tonnes Red Sandalwood

The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) conducted Operation Thunder in 103 countries between September 14, 2020, and October 11, 2020, against environmental crimes. It resulted in large seizures of protected forestry and wildlife specimens and triggered arrests and investigations worldwide, including India.

Indian Railways Assigns RailTel to implement Hospital Management Information System Across its Health Facilities

Objective – To bring hospital management on a single architecture to prevent pilferage and make operations seamless

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

London (UK) Topped the 2021 World’s Best Cities Ranking; Delhi Placed at 62nd: Resonance Consultancy Ltd

In accordance with the annual report and ranking of best cities around the world titled “2021 World’s Best Cities” by Resonance Consultancy Ltd, London, United Kingdom (UK) is at top spot for the 6th consecutive year. It was followed by New York, United States (US) and Paris (France) at 2nd and 3rd rank respectively.

4 Indian Cities among 36 Global Cities selected by WEF to pioneer roadmap for Smart Cities 

4 Indian Cities namely Bengaluru, Faridabad, Indore and Hyderabad figure in the 36 cities selected by World Economic Forum (WEF) for pioneering a new global policy roadmap for smart cities. They will be developed by G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance.

About World Economic Forum (WEF):
Founder & Executive Chairman – Klaus Schwab
Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland

BANKING & FINANCE

RBI Commenced 1st Test Phase of Regulatory Sandbox retail payments with Two Entities via ‘eRupaya’ & ‘PaySe’

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Formation– 1 April 1935
Governor– Shaktikanta Das

Karnataka Bank Launches CASA Mobilisation Campaign

Karnataka Bank Limited(KBL) launched CASA (current account, savings account) mobilisation campaign, that will begin from November 17, 2020 to March 4, 2021

About Karnataka Bank Limited(KBL):
Headquarters– Mangaluru(Mangalore), Karnataka
Managing Director(MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Mahabaleshwara M.S.
Incorporated– February 18th, 1924
Tagline– ‘Your Family Bank Across India’

YES Bank in Partnership with Neokred Technologies Launched ‘YES BANK Neokred Card’, a Co-Branded Prepaid Card

YES Bank launched ‘YES BANK Neokred Card’, a Co-Branded Prepaid Card in partnership with Neokred Technologies to encourage cashless payments.

About YES Bank:
HeadQuarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO)–  Prashant Kumar
Incepted– 2004
Tagline– Experience our expertise

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Goldman Sachs raises India’s FY21 GDP forecast to -10.3%


SPORTS

India to host 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 

World Football Governing body FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) approved India as the host of the U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2022.

OBITUARY

Senior Rajasthan Minister Bhanwar Lal Meghwal passed Away at 72



Vice Admiral John Thomas Goslin Pereira, Ex-Navy Officer who Served During World War II Passed Away at 97

Vice Admiral John Thomas Goslin Pereira,  Indian Navy’s former Chief of Materials(COM) passed away after a brief illness. He was among the last surviving naval officers who served during World War II(1939 to 1945).

BOOKS & AUTHORS

The Book “Reporting India: My Seventy Year Journey as a Journalist” authored by Prem Prakash has been Launched

Veteran Journalist Prem Prakash’s new book titled “Reporting India: My Seventy Year Journey as a Journalist” has been launched. The book was published by Penguin Random House India.The book accounts the life events of Prem Prakash, a pioneer in the field of Indian journalism.

IMPORTANT DAYS

3rd Naturopathy Day 2020 – November 18

The Naturopathy Day is annually observed across India on 18th November to promote health through the drug free form of treatment without the use of any form of  medicine. The 18th November 2020 marks the 3rd Naturopathy Day of the ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy(AYUSH).

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020 – 18th – 24th November

The World Antimicrobial Awareness Week(WAAW) is annually celebrated across the globe from 18th to 24th November to create and increase the awareness of global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and to encourage the best practices among the general public, healthcare workers and policy makers to stop the emergence and spread of drug resistant infection.

The theme of the WAAW 2020 for the human health sector is “United to preserve antimicrobials”.

Sonu Sood Appointed as State Icon of Punjab by Election Commision of India

The Election Commision of India(ECI) approved the appointment of Sonu Sood as the State Icon of Punjab. The proposal for the appointment was made by S Karuna Raju, Punjab Chief Electoral Officer(CEO). Sonu Sood hails from the Moga district of Punjab.

Japan, Australia sign defence pact to counter China’s influence

Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga and Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison signed a defence pact “Reciprocal Access Agreement” to counter China’s growing influence in the South China Sea and over Pacific Island Nations.