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Current Affairs Of 24 November 2020

 


Current Affairs Of 24 November 2020

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Govt Approved Subsidized Loans worth Rs 3,971.31 cr for Micro-Irrigation Projects; Tamil Nadu received highest loan approval

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoAFW) has approved subsidized loans worth Rs 3,971.31 crore under Micro Irrigation Fund (MIF) for implementing micro-irrigation projects. These funds were earlier approved by the steering committee of MIF.

The maximum loan worth Rs 1,357.93 crore has been approved for the state of Tamil Nadu

India’s First Moss Garden comes up at Khurpatal, Nainital District of Uttarakhand

India’s First Moss Garden was inaugurated at Khurpatal, Nainital District of Uttarakhand by renowned Water Conservation Activist of India, Rajendra Singh (also known as Water Man of India).

About Uttarakhand:
Chief Minister – Trivendra Singh Rawat
Capital – Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer)

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

3 Global Organizations FAO, OIE, & WHO launch Global Group to Tackle AMR

3 Global Organizations Namely Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global group called ‘One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance’ to tackle the rising AntiMicrobial resistance (AMR).

BANKING & FINANCE

NABARD sanctioned Rs 74.31 cr for Meghalaya roads under RIDF-Tranche-XXVI

About National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD):
Establishment– 1982
Chairman– Dr. G.R. Chintala
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra

RBI restricts withdrawals from Mantha Urban Coop Bank; Cancels CoAs of 5 PSOs & Imposed Rs 1 crore penalty on PNB

In exercise of powers vested in it under sub section (1) of Section 35 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed restrictions on withdrawals from Jalna, Maharashtra-based Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank for six months .

About Punjab National Bank (PNB):
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer – CH S.S. Mallikarjuna Rao
Tagline – The Name you can bank upon
Head Quarter – New Delhi

RBI’s IWG Recommended to Raise Promoters Cap to 26% from 15% in Private Banks

It has recommended an increase in the promoters’ stake to 26% from 15% of the paid-up voting equity share capital of the bank in 15 years.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister of Education won the Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award 2020

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister of Education received the Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award 2020for his contribution to the literary works of India. 


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

NASA, ESA launch ‘Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich’ – Ocean Observation Satellite to monitor Rising Global sea levels

Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich’ – A Satellite developed by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States (US) & European Space Agency (ESA) to monitor rising global sea levels was successfully launched into the orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket .

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Released “Loktantra Ke Swar” & “The Republican Ethic” 3rd Volume of the Selected Speeches of President Ram Nath Kovind

Raksha Mantri, Rajnath Singh released two books titled “Loktantra Ke Swar” and “The Republican Ethic volume 3”, collection of the selected speeches of President Ram Nath Kovind in Hindi and English respectively.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Fisheries Day 2020 – November 21


STATE NEWS

Govt of Himachal Pradesh Partners with ADB to Improve the Infrastructure in Mandi District

About Asian Development Bank (ADB):
President– Masatsugu Asakawa (10th President of ADB)
Headquarters– Mandaluyong, Philippines
Membership– 68 countries
Formed– 1966

Madhya Pradesh Government sets up ‘Gau Cabinet’ for Cow Protection;NE’s 1st Cow Hospital inaugurated at Dibrugarh, Assam

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan established a ‘Gau Cabinet’ for the protection and promotion of cattle in the state. 6 Departments – Animal Husbandry, Forest, Panchayat and Rural Development, Revenue, Home and Farmers Welfare Departments will be part of the ‘Gau Cabinet’.

Govt of Tripura Launched “Mukhyamantri Unnoto Godhan Prakalp” to Make Tripura Self Sufficient in Milk Production

About Mukhyamantri Unnoto(Unnat) Godhan Prakalpa:
Under this scheme, the sex sorted artificial insemination of the livestocks will be adopted till 2023.