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Current Affairs Of 25&26 November 2020

 



Current Affairs Of 25&26 November 2020

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

India, US Extended Nuclear Energy Partnership “GCNEP” by 10 more years

India and the United States of America (USA) extended the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning cooperation with the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) India, for 10 more years.

About United States (US):
Capital– Washington, D.C.
Currency– United States Dollar
President-elect– Joseph Robinette Biden Jr

MEITY issues order for blocking 43 Mobile apps under Section 69A of Information Technology Act

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), Government of India issued orders to block 43 mobile apps from accessing by users in India, under section 69A of the Information Technology Act.

About Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY):
Union Minister – Ravi Shankar Prasad
Minister of State (MoS) – Sanjay Dhotre

Indian Railways Collaborates with ISB for a Study on ‘An Integrated Coal-Freight Optimization Model’ to Increase Network Throughput

Indian Railways(IR) collaborated with Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad for a study on ‘An Integrated Coal-Freight Optimization Model’ to increase network throughput and optimize freight transportation over Indian Railways.

About Indian Railways(IR):
Headquarters – New Delhi, India
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Indian Railway Board – Vinod Kumar(V.K) Yadav

BANKING & FINANCE

HDFC Bank and ICCI Signs MoU to Empower SMEs and Start-ups

its effort to support SMEs(Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) and Start-ups  ICCI (Inventivepreneur Chamber of Commerce and Industries) has signed MoU(Memorandum of Understanding) with HDFC Bank.

About ICCI (Inventivepreneur Chamber of Commerce and Industries):
HeadQuarters– New Delhi, India
President– Ritika Yadav

IPPB partnered with PNB MetLife India to launch Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana

The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has collaborated with PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited to launch Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana.

About India Post Payments Bank:
Establishment-2017
Managing Director (MD) and chief Executive Officer (CEO)– J. Venkatramu
Tagline– Aapka Bank, Aapke Dwaar
Headquarter– New Delhi

HDFC Life, HDFC Ergo Launched Combi Health Insurance Policy “Click 2 Protect Corona Kavach”

About HDFC Life:
Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Vibha Padalkar
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra


Mercedes-Benz India Partnered with SBI in 1st of its kind Retail Marketing Pact

India’s top luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India has joined hands with State Bank of India (SBI) in a retail marketing pact to access latter’s HNI (high net-worth individual) customer base for selling its premium cars. This is the first-of-its-kind collaboration to generate enquiries as well as to provide an online booking facility.

Also, customers booking a Mercedes-Benz car online through YONO will get an additional benefit of Rs 25,000 at Mercedes Benz dealership.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve Received TX2 Award 2020 for Doubling Tiger Population; TraMCA Conferred with Conservation Excellence

a virtual TX2 Tiger Conservation Awards 2020 ceremony was held to confer the relevant site among 13 tiger range countries under two categories viz. TX2 Award and Conservation Excellence Award.

About World Wildlife Fund (WWF):
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Carter Roberts
Headquarters– Gland, Switzerland

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

NITI Aayog forms panel headed by VK Saraswat to study Feasibility of Virgin Hyperloop in India

NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) constituted a High-level committee  to explore the technological and commercial viability of Virgin Hyperloop Technology for ultrahigh speed travel in India, Vijay Kumar Saraswat (V.K. Saraswat).

OBITUARY

Ahmed Patel, Senior Congress Leader & Rajya Sabha MP Passed Away at 71



IMPORTANT DAYS

Awaas Diwas 2020: November 20; Awaas Week/Saptah 2020: November 16 – 22 



International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2020: November 25

Theme of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2020– “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”

STATE NEWS

Jai Ram Thakur Launched ‘Him Suraksha Abhiyan’, Door-to-Door Campaign to Ensure People’s Safety Against COVID-19 

Jai Ram Thakur, Chief Minister(CM) of Himachal Pradesh(HP) launched ‘Him Suraksha Abhiyan’ a door-to-door campaign in the state to ensure safety of the people against Covid-19 and to screen people for symptoms of COVID-19. The campaign will be from November 25 to December 27, 2020.