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Current Affairs Of 27&28 November 2020

 


Current Affairs Of 27&28 November 2020

BANKING & FINANCE

YES Bank in Partnership with Worldline Launches SMS Pay Functionality on PoS Terminals for Merchants to accept Remote Payments

YES Bank in partnership with Worldline launched SMS Pay functionality onPoS(Point of Sale) Terminals.
This allows merchants to accept contactless and remote payments from their customers and also enables customers to transact safely.

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

Razorpay in Partnership with Visa  Launches 1st of its kind card, ‘RazorpayX Corporate Cards’

Razorpay in partnership with Visa launched the 1st of its kind card,‘RazorpayX Corporate Cards’ for Indian entrepreneurs.
The card provides business owners with access to secure payments and financing and improved cash flows.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

India and Finland sign MOU for developing cooperation in the field of environmental protection and biodiversity conservation


About Finland
Capital– Helsinki
Currency– Euro
Prime Minister (PM)– Sanna Mirella Marin

Thaawarchand Gehlot E-Launches ‘National Portal for Transgender Persons’ and E-Inaugurated Garima Greh in Vadodara, Gujarat

Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MoSJE) has e-launched a “National Portal for Transgender Persons” and e-inaugurated a “Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons” in Vadodara, Gujarat.

27th edition of India-Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise (SIMBEX-20) Held in Andaman Sea

Indian Navy (IN) hosted the 27th edition of India – Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 from 23 to 25 November 2020 in Andaman Sea in a “non-contact, at sea only” format amid COVID-19. It is an annual exercise between IN and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).

About Singapore:
Prime Minister (PM) – Lee Hsien Loong
Currency – Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Ministry of Environment Approves Rs. 1100 crore for Song Dam drinking water project

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has announced a Fund allocation of Rs. 1100 crore towards the construction of Song Dam drinking water project in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. 

Israel Committed its Partnership with India for future with Low Carbon, Pollution Levels

A digital conference of the India-led International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held on November 27, 2020 where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has committed his partnership with India for lowering carbon and pollution levels in future.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Malayalam Film ‘Jallikattu’ Selected as India’s official entry for Oscars 2021

A Malayalam film “Jallikattu” directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, has been selected as India’s official entry for the International Feature Film category at the 93rd Academy Awards or 2021 Oscars


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré Wins 2nd Term as The President of Burkina Faso 

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré (63 years old) of People’s Movement for Progress(MPP) party, won the 2nd term as the President of Burkina Faso by winning the 2020 presidential elections. 

New Zealand’s Greg Barclay elected as new chairman of International Cricket Council

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named New Zealand’s Greg Barclay as its new independent chairman to succeed Shashank Manohar. He defeated Imran Khwaja in the second round of voting.

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

HDFC Ltd to Acquire 19.9% Stake in Renaissance Investment Solutions ARC for Rs 49.8 lakh

About HDFC(Housing Development Finance Corporation) Ltd:
Managing Director(MD)– Renu Sud Karnad
HeadQuarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Incorporated– October 17, 1977

OBITUARY

Faqir Chand Kohli, ‘Father of Indian IT industry’ & founder of TCS dies at the age of 96



Former Argentina Football Player & FIFA World Cup Winner, Diego Maradona Passed away at 60



BOOKS & AUTHORS

PM Modi releases book on the life of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism

The book was written by Chandigarh based writer Kirpal Singh and released on the presence of Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

IMPORTANT DAYS

National Milk Day 2020 – November 26

The National Milk Day 2020 marks the 99th Birth Anniversary of Dr Verghese Kurien.

71st Constitution Day or Samvidhan Divas observed on November 26, 2020



STATE NEWS

Rajasthan Signed LoU with UN World Food Programme to Achieve Food & Nutritional Security Goals

The United Nations(UN)’s World Food Programme(WFP) signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with the Government of Rajasthan for the proposed participation to achieve food and nutritional security goals.