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Current Affairs Of 20 November 2020

 


Current Affairs Of 20 November 2020

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India Among 6 Countries with Highest Tally of Infants who Didn’t get Measles Vaccine: WHO Report

A total of 1.2 million children did not receive the first dose of measles-containing-vaccine (MCV1) in 2019 in India.

The other five countries are Nigeria (3.3 million), Ethiopia (1.5 million), Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (1.4 million), Pakistan (1.4 million), and Philippines (0.7 million).

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Digital Media Outlets must bring down FDI to 26 % by Oct 2021; I&B Ministry asked Details by Dec 16, 2020

Digital Media Groups which have more than 26% FDI need to take suitable steps to bring down the FDI to 26% in one year i.e. by 15th October, 2021 and seek approval of the Ministry of I&B.

About Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B):
Union Minister– Prakash Keshav Javadekar (Constituency- Maharashtra)
Secretary– Amit Khare

Bhubaneswar Becomes 1st City in India to get ISO Certification for FSSM services

Bhubaneswar, Capital of Odisha became the First City in the Country to get ISO 9001:2015 Certification for Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) services.   Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) was the first civic body to implement FSSM regulations in Odisha.

Indian Navy receives 9th P-8I Surveillance Plane from US at INS Hansa, Goa Naval Airbase

Indian Navy received the 9th Poseidon 8I maritime surveillance aircraftfrom the United States (US) at the INS Hansa, Goa Naval Airbase.

About Indian Navy:
Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS)– Admiral Karambir Singh
Integrated Headquarters MoD (Navy)– New Delhi

Mumbai Became the 1st Indian city to Have an Urban Plan with Gender-Specific Focus

In a game-changing plan, the financial capital of India, Mumbai (Maharashtra) has become the first city in the country with a gender-specific city’s urban plan which has provisions for designated spaces for the needs of women.  The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has added a chapter titled ‘Gender, Special Groups and Social Equity’ under the Revised Draft Development Plan (RDDP) 2034.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Delhi Airport Became the 1st Airport in Asia Pacific Region to Get Level 4+ Transition Carbon Accreditation 

Indira Gandhi International Airport(IGIA)Delhi, implemented by Delhi International Airport Limited(DIAL) became the first airport in Asia Pacific Region to get the highest level – Level 4+ Transition – carbon accreditation

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Francisco Sagasti Sworn-in as The Interim President of Peru until 2021 General Election

About Peru:
Capital– Lima
Currency– Sol

S N Rajeswari appointed as Whole-time Member of IRDAI

SN Rajeswari, Chairman and Managing Director of Oriental Insurance was appointed as a Whole-time member (distribution) of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India(IRDAI). 

OBITUARY

Mridula Sinha, First Woman Governor of Goa Passed Away at 77



IMPORTANT DAYS

World Toilet Day 2020 – November 19

The theme of the 2020 World Toilet Day is “Sustainable sanitation and climate change”

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2020 – November 19


International Men’s Day 2020 – November 19

The theme of the international Men’s Day 2020 is “Better Health for Men and Boys”.

STATE NEWS

BFIL signs MoU with Maharashtra Government to enhance delivery of Livestock Care

Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd (BFIL), a subsidiary of IndusInd Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Animal Husbandry Department (AHD) of Maharashtra Government to enhance doorstep delivery of livestock care to farmers in the state. The Joint initiative is titled ‘Maha Pashudhan Sanjeevani’ and will be supported by BFIL as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Punjab Cabinet approves ‘Punjab Divyangjan Shaktikaran Yojana’ to Empower Persons with disabilities

The Punjab Cabinet headed by Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh approved the ‘Punjab Divyangjan Shaktikaran Yojana’ to empower persons with disabilities in a virtual meeting.