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Current Affairs Of 29&30 November 2020

 



Current Affairs Of 29&30 November 2020

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

UAE: First Arab Country to generate electricity from coal

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is all set to become the first Arab Gulf country, and probably the last, to generate electricity from coal, as; the Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia is developing a $3.4 billion Hassyan coal plant in Dubai.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

PM Narendra Modi Unveiled the Rs.100 Commemorative Coin & Postal Stamp to Mark Centennial Foundation Day of University of Lucknow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, unveiled the University of Lucknow’s centennial commemorative coin of Rs.100 over a virtual platform. He also released the commemorative stamp issued by the India Post and its cover at the event organised for the celebration of the 100th Foundation day of the University of Lucknow,Uttarpradesh.

MEITY and IBM India collaborate to upskill members of CSC ecosystem in AI & Cloud

Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEITY) and IBM (International Business Machines) India have collaborated to establish an education & Skilling ecosystem through Common Services Centre (CSC) Academy (part of the Common Services Centre scheme) to upskill members of the CSC ecosystem in new age technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Cloud.

PFC, REC sign MoU with SJVN to provide INR 8, 520 Crore loan for Thermal power plant in Buxar, Bihar

Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC) & REC Limited (formerly known as Rural Electrification Corporation Limited) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SJVN Thermal (P) Limited (STPL) at Power Finance Corporation (PFC), New Delhi for extending Term Loan of INR 8520.46 Crores for 2×660 MegaWatts (MW) Buxar Thermal Power Project, Bihar.

BANKING & FINANCE

RXIL Initiates 1st Trade Credit Insurance Backed Transaction in Sandbox

Receivables Exchange of India Limited(RXIL) has initiated a Trade Credit Insurance (TCI) backed transaction in the Sandbox environment.

In this TCI backed transaction, RXIL has collaborated with TATA AIG as the insurer, ICICI bank and YES Bank as financiers.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

India’s GDP Q2 2020: Economic contraction narrows to 7.5% from 23.9% in Q1 as per NSO data


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

India-Japan Cooperation Won the OECD’s 2019 MAP Award 


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Australia to host Temporary Ground Station Tracking facilities for ISRO’s Gaganyaan Mission

Karen Andrews, Australian Minister of Industry, Science and Technology stated that Australian Space Agency (ASA), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are working together to set up Temporary ground station tracking facilities in Australia for ISRO’s Gaganyaan Mission.

SPORTS

Sports Ministry restores Archery Association of India as National Sports Federation

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports restored the Archery Association of India as a National Sports Federation, allowing the promotion and regulation of Archery in India.

OBITUARY

James David Wolfensohn, Former president of the World Bank Passed Away at 86



Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan’s Last Democratically Elected Prime Minister Passed Away at 84


IMPORTANT DAYS

11th National Organ Donation Day 2020 – November 27;Tamil Nadu SOTTO has been awarded the Best State SOTTO Award

ROTTO West was awarded as the Best ROTTOin India and for the 6th consecutive year Tamil Nadu SOTTO has been awarded the Best State SOTTO in India.

STATE NEWS

SIDBI Signs MoU with TamilNadu Govt to Develop MSMEs in the State

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TamilNadu(TN) government to develop the MSMEs(Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) ecosystem in the state.

BSE signs 4 MoUs with Mission Youth, Government of J&K to spread Financial Literacy

BSE Limited (formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd) signed four Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with Mission Youth, Government of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) to spread financial awareness, support economic development, encourage sustainable livelihood to the Youth in the Union Territory of J&K.

AP CM, Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Launched Interest Free Loan scheme “Jagananna Thodu”

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy launched a flagship scheme “Jagananna Thodu” aimed to benefit several small traders and street vendors. The Scheme is allocated with a fund of 905 Crores to benefit 9.05 lakh street vendors and traders.

UT of Ladakh gets the Largest Solar Power Project at the Highest Altitude at Leh IAF Station

Leh, in the Union Territory(UT) of Ladakh, gets the largest Solar Power Project at the highest altitude. The project has been established at theLeh Indian Air Force(IAF) Station. This Solar power project was inaugurated by Air Marshal V R Chaudhari, Commander-in-chief, Western Air Command.


UP Governor Anandiben Patel gives assent to Ordinance on “Unlawful Conversions”

Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel gave assent to “Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020” (Uttar Pradesh Vidhi Viruddh Dharm Samparivartan Pratishedh Adhyadesh 2020) which aims to curb forcible or “dishonest” religious conversion including those for the sake of marriage.

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet clears Proposal to Rename Ayodhya airport as Maryada Purushottam Sri Ram Airport 

Uttar Pradesh(UP) Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, cleared the proposal to rename the Ayodhya airport as Maryada Purushottam Sri Ram Airport, , Ayodhya, UP.