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Current Affairs Of 8&9 November 2020 by gkrecall


Current Affairs Of 8&9 November 2020 by gkrecall


OPEC Secretariat Hosted 4th High-Level Meeting of OPEC-India Dialogue; Co-Chaired by Dharmendra Pradhan & Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo

OPEC(Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) Secretariat hosted the 4th High-Level Meeting of the OPEC-India Dialogue through video conference.
ii.The meeting was co-chaired by Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel and Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC.

India-Nordic -Baltic CII Conclave 2020 held Virtually; Attended by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

 the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) virtually organized an India-Nordic-Baltic Conclave 2020 on the theme “An Innovation-driven Partnership for Growth in a New World”.

Narendra Modi and Italy’s Giuseppe Conte Co-Chaired Virtual India-Italy Summit 2020

 an India-Italy virtual summit 2020 was held which was co-chaired by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Italy Prof. Giuseppe Conte. Both leaders reviewed the framework of bilateral relationship and also reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation against common global challenges, including the Covid-19 pandemic.

About Italy:
President – Sergio Mattarella
Capital – Rome
Currency – Euro

Bangladesh and US launch joint naval exercise ‘CARAT Bangladesh 2020’

Bangladesh and US (United States) Navies launched the ‘Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh-2020’ to expand relationships and to broaden maritime awareness between the two sides. The sea phase of the exercise will take place in the Bay of Bengal with ships from both countries. 

INTERPOL Created Two Cybercrime-related Communication Services

These are as follows:

  • Cybercrime Knowledge Exchange (CKE) workspace: It handles general, non-police information and is open to all relevant users globally. It enables these users to discuss the latest cybercrime trends, prevention strategies, detection technologies and investigation techniques.
  • Cybercrime Collaborative Platform-Operation:The first of its kind, it assists in the law enforcement operations, with access restricted to the operational stakeholders only.
About International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL):
Secretary General– Jurgen Stock
Headquarter– Lyon, France
Member Countries– 194


Gujarat High Court became the 1st High Court in India to Live-Stream its Court Proceedings on Youtube

The Gujarat High Courtbecame the first high court to live stream judicial proceedings on YouTube channel. This is to increase the access to courts, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The live stream also aims to broaden the implementation of the open court concept even for virtual hearings. 1,500 viewers were watching the proceeding on the day of live streaming.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Inaugurated India’s first solar-based Integrated Multi-Village Water Supply Project in Arunachal Pradesh

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of Jal Shakti inaugurated India’s first solar-based Integrated Multi-Village Water Supply Project (IMVWSP) in Lower Dibang Valley district in northeastern Arunachal Pradesh.

Navies of India, US, Japan, Australia participated in 24th Edition of 1st Phase of Malabar Naval Exercise 2020 held in Bay of Bengal

Phase 1 of the 24th Edition  of  the Four-nation  Naval Exercise Malabar 2020 took place in the Bay of Bengal from November 3-6, 2020. Since 2007, all the QUAD (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) Group countries (India, United States, Japan, Australia) participated for the 1st time in the Malabar Naval Exercise. The exercise was restricted to sea phase and was conducted in “Zero Contact” format due to Pandemic.

HIL signs MoU with DCPC to achieve revenue target of INR 451 Crore

About Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers:
Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals is a department under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Union Minister – Sadananda Gowda
Minister of State (MoS) – Mansukh Mandaviya


German Bank KfW extends 545 Million Euros funding to MMRDA Infrastructure Projects

Frankfurt-based German state-owned development bank KfW (formerly KfW Bankengruppe) extended two loans totaling 545 Million Euros (~ INR 4, 767 crore) to the Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for infrastructure projects in Mumbai.

About KfW Bank:
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Gunther Braunig
Headquarters – Frankfurt, Germany

SEBI Introduce ‘Flexi Cap Fund’ as a New Category under Equity Schemes; Debt MFs to hold 10% corpus in liquid assets

In order to give more flexibility to the mutual funds,  Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) introduced  ‘Flexi Cap Fund’ as a New Category under Equity Schemes.
Aim– To protect the interests of investors in securities, to promote growth and to regulate the securities market.

About Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI):
Established– On April 12, 1992, in accordance with the provisions of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992.
Chairman– Ajay Tyagi
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra


IFFCO Bazar Partners with SBI YONO Krishi App to Boost accessibility of Quality Agri-products in India

About IFFCO(Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative):
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Founded– 1967
Managing Director(MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Udai Shanker Awasthi


Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha Appointed as 11th CIC of Central Information Commission,India

Indian diplomat Vidisha Maitra Elected to UN’s ACABQ Committee


VP Venkaiah Naidu Virtually Launched the Book Titled “Thavaasmi: Life and Skills Through the Lens of Ramayana”

M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President(VP) of India launched the book titled “Thavaasmi: Life and Skills through the lens of Ramayana” over a virtual platform. Rallabandi Srirama Chakradhar authored the book along with the co-author Amara Sarada Deepthi.

Padma Awardee & Actor Anupam Kher Unveiled the Cover of his new book “Your Best Day Is Today!”

Veteran Bollywood Actor and Padma awardee, Anupam Kher unveiled the cover of his new book titled “Your Best Day Is Today!”.


International Stress Awareness Week 2020 – November 2 to 6

National Cancer Awareness Day 2020 – November 7

About Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MoHFW):
Union Minister– Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Minister of State– Ashwini Kumar Choubey


‘Parivarthanam’ scheme Launched for fishers in Kerala; ICAR-CIBA, ADAK sign MoU to Increase Brackish Water Fish Production   

About Kerala:
Chief Minister– Pinarayi Vijayan
Capital– Thiruvananthapuram
Governor– Arif Mohammad Khan

6 Women Led Startups Won COVID-19 Shri Shakti Challenge Organised by MyGov in Collaboration with UN Women

Six Women led startups won the COVID-19 Shri Shakti Challenge organised by MyGov in collaboration with United Nations(UN) Women. The challenge was hosted on the Innovate platform of MyGov.