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Current Affairs Of 22&23 November 2020

 


Current Affairs Of 22&23 November 2020

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

30th India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol Held in Andaman Sea

the 30th edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy was conducted in Andaman Sea close to the strategic Strait of Malacca.

About Thailand:
Capital– Bangkok
Currency– Thai baht
Prime Minister – Prayut Chan-o-cha
India’s Ambassador to Thailand– Suchitra Durai

L&T Construction bags order to build 87.56 kms of India’s first Bullet Train Project 

The Transportation Infrastructure business of L&T (Larsen & Toubro) Construction, the construction arm of L&T secured the contract to build 87.569 Kms of India’s first high-speed rail corridor or Bullet Train Project -‘Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR)’ from the National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL).

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

12th Counter Terrorism Dialogue between India and the European Union held virtually

The 12th Counter Terrorism Dialogue was held virtually between India and the European Union (EU). During the meeting both sides accepted to support each other in their fight against terrorism. 

India’s Param Siddhi bags 62nd Rank in TOP500 list of most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the World

According to 56th Edition of the TOP500 project which ranks and details the 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the world, India’s Supercomputer – PARAM Siddhi-AI – Ranked 62 in the list of most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the World.Japan’s Fugaku topped the list.

BANKING & FINANCE

Mastercard and USAID Partnered under W-GDP to Launch Project Kirana for Women Empowerment

Mastercard and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) entered into partnership under the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP) Initiative to launchProject Kirana.

ADB Approved a $50 Million Policy-Based Loan to Help Boost West Bengal’s Digital Platforms for Public Finance Reforms

About Asian Development Bank (ADB):
Headquarters– Mandaluyong, Philippines
President– Masatsugu Asakawa
Membership– 68 countries(Including India)
Formed– 1966

LIC launches its First Digital Application, ‘ANANDA’ for Agents; 1st of its kind in Indian Life Insurance Industry

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) launched its First Digital Application, ‘ANANDA’ (Atma Nirbhar Agents New Business Digital App).
The digital tool supports the on boarding process to get Life Insurance policy with the help of the Agent / Intermediary without any paperwork. ANANDA is a first of its kind in the Indian Life Insurance industry with LIC pioneering the process through its in-house IT(Information Technology)  enabled systems.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Vinisha Umashankar, TN School Girl won 5th Children’s Climate Prize 2020 for Designing Solar Powered Ironing Cart

Vinisha Umashankar (13 year old), 9th Grade school girl from Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu(TN), India won the Children’s Climate Prize 2020 under the 2020Clear Air Category at the 5th edition of Children’s Climate Prize. She won the award for designing a solar ironing cart which uses solar panels to power a steam iron box instead of the conventional charcoal.

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS    

Indian Bank, Canara Bank, Axis Bank, South Indian Bank, Bank of Baroda Acquires 6.67% stakes each in IBBIC

Indian Bank, Canara bank , Axis bank, South Indian Bank, Bank of Baroda(BoB) acquired 6.67% stakes(representing 50,000 equity shares) each in the proposed financial tech firm, IBBIC Pvt Ltd. for Rs 5 lakhs.

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Italian Journalist Francesca Marino’s New Book Titled “Balochistan: Bruised, Battered and Bloodied” is set to Release

Italian Journalist Francesca Marino’s latest book titled “Balochistan: Bruised, Battered and Bloodied” Published by Bloomsbury India is set to be released in November 2020.

IMPORTANT DAYS

National Newborn Week 2020 – November 15 to 21

The theme of National Newborn Week 2020 is “Quality, Equity, Dignity for every newborn at every health facility and everywhere”.

World Television Day 2020 – November 21