Weekly BeePedia 9th November- 15th November 2020

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

The Weekly BeePedia comprises of all the important news related to Finance & Banking, Economy, National, International, State, Science & Technology, Agriculture and Rural Development, Defence, Event, Appointments, Awards, Important Days, Obituaries, Books and Sports in an organised and crisp format.
Due to the growing importance of Static related current affairs in exams and for the convenience of the readers we try to provide general news with static related news. Thus, it is a comprehensive document and you would not be requiring any other GA document after this. It will be useful for all exams which require current affairs (RBI Grade A/B, NABARD Grade A/B and Bank POs/Clerk).

FINANCE AND BANKING

  • SEBI proposes extending risk management committee requirement
    • SEBI proposed extending the requirement of constituting a risk management committee to top 1,000 listed entities from 500 at present.
  • SEBI forms expert group to review norms related to share-based staff benefit
    • SEBI has set up an expert group to review the framework of share-based employee benefit and issue of sweat equity.
  • RBI lifts restrictions on Equitas Small Finance Bank post listing of shares
    • RBI has lifted the restrictions imposed on Equitas Small Finance Bank subsequent to the listing of its equity shares.
  • RBI imposes Rs 1 crore penalty on PNB
    • RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs 1 crore on Punjab National Bank for contravention of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act.
  • IRDAI sets up panel to revisit retail business of engineering tariff
    • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has set up a working group to revisit product structures of engineering tariffs relevant for the retail category in the wake of continuous advancement in technology.
  • BSE signs MoU with premier bullion trade associations
    • BSE has joined hands with five bullion trade associations for strengthening the commodity derivatives market within the country.
  • NSE to launch first agricultural commodity futures contract in December 2020
    • NSE has announced that it will launch its first agricultural commodity futures contract for crude degummed soybean oil on December 1, 2020.
  • Bank of Maharashtra joins UPEIDA banks consortium
    • Bank of Maharashtra has joined the UP Expressway and Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) consortium.
  • AU Small Finance Bank starts operations in eastern India
    • AU Small Finance Bank has announced that it started operations in Eastern India with the setting up of a branch in Kolkata.

ECONOMY

  • All DISCOMs to come under Energy Conservation Act
    • The power ministry mandated all electricity distribution utilities or DISCOMs to comply with the Energy Conservation (EC) Act, 2001, which would reduce energy losses and bring in more transparency in the sector.
  • DISCOMs liquidity infusion: Tamil Nadu tops chart
    • Tamil Nadu has topped the chart in terms of loans being sanctioned for state power distribution companies (DISCOMs) under the Rs 1.2 lakh crore liquidity infusion scheme, with the state’s share of credit standing at Rs 30,230 crore.
  • Madhya Pradesh tops in MSME Employment generation during COVID: RBI
    • According to a report by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Madhya Pradesh has been ranked 1st in providing employment under MSMEs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Sanitation Literacy Campaign by NABARD at Goa
    • NABARD has organised a Sanitation Literacy Campaign in the Village of Pilerne in Goa.
    • NABARD had launched a Pan India Sanitation Literacy Campaign on 02nd October 2020 to promote literacy in WASH products (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) with an objective of focusing on behavioural changes that promote the usage of toilets.
  • 15th Finance Commission submits report to President
    • The 15th Finance Commission, chaired by N K Singh, submitted its report for 2021-22 to 2025-26 to President Ram Nath Kovind.
    • The report is titled- ‘Finance Commission in Covid Times’
  • German Bank KfW extends 545 million euros to MMRDS infra projects
    • The KfW, a German development bank, has extended a loan worth 545 million euro to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
  • Maharashtra lifts spending curbs to revive the economy
    • Maharashtra has become the first State to lift caps on capital spending to revive demand in the economy.
  • Government forms inter-ministerial panel to boost country’s capital goods sector
    • The Central government has set up a 22-member inter-ministerial committee for strengthening India’s capital goods sector.
  • Govt gives 50% subsidy for air transportation of fruits, vegetables from NE region
    • The Central government has announced a scheme under which 50 per cent subsidy will be provided for air transportation of 41 notified fruits and vegetables from North East and Himalayan states to any place in the country.
  • IFSC International Retail Business Development Committee presented the final report to IFSCA
    • The IFSC International Retail Business Development Committee submitted the final report to IFSCA.
    • The committee was chaired by Pradip Shah.
  • Interstate Migration Policy Index launched
    • A Mumbai-based research non-profit India Migration Now has released Interstate Migration Policy Index 2019 (IMPEX).
    • The states of Kerala, Goa, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh have been most successful in integrating migrant workers, while crucial migrant receiving states, including Delhi, have done poorly, shows the index.
  • Finance Minister announces measures on AatmaNirbhar Bharat 3.0
    • Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman has announced 12 key measures, as part of Government of India’s stimulus to the economy, under AatmaNirbhar Bharat 3.0.
    • The net stimulus announced amounts to ? 2.65 Lakh crore.
  • Finance Ministry approves the creation of 1st ever National Database of Unorganized Labour
    • The Ministry of Finance has given its nod for the creation of first ever “National Database of Unorganised Workers”.
  • TATA Technologies to modernise Karnataka ITIs with outlay of Rs 4,600 crore
    • Tata Technologies has signed an agreement with Karnataka government to modernise 150 state-run ITIs with an outlay of Rs 4,600 crore.
  • AAI Hands Over Lucknow Airport to Adani Group for 50 years lease
    • The Airports Authority of India handed over Lucknow airport to the Adani group on lease for a tenure of 50 years.

NATIONAL

  • President gave assent for renaming of Shipping Ministry
    • The President of India has given assent for the renaming of Shipping Ministry as the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
  • NeGD, NLIU launch cyber law, digital forensics training program for officials
    • National e-Governance Division in partnership with National Law Institute University, Bhopal launched an online post graduate diploma program in cyber law, crime investigation and digital forensics, under which 1,000 officials will be trained in next nine months.
  • Centre sets up permanent Commission to tackle air pollution in Delhi territory
    • Dissolving the 22-year-old Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) that has so far addressed air pollution in Delhi, the Centre has constituted a permanent body — the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas.
    • Former Chief Secretary of Delhi M M Kutty was appointed chairperson of the commission.
  • IRCTC Bharat Darshan Yatra from December 12
    • The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will organise ‘Bharat Darshan–Dakshin Bharat Yatra’ from Hyderabad and Secunderabad from December 12 to 18.
  • Pakke Tiger Reserve provide Covid-19 Insurance to Green Soldiers
    • Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Arunachal Pradesh has become the first in the eight-State northeast to provide insurance cover against COVID-19 for “green soldiers”.
  • Country’s longest motorable single-lane bridge inaugurated in Uttarakhand
    • On eve of the 20th anniversary of the formation of Uttarakhand (9 November), chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the country’s longest single-lane bridge, Dobra-Chanti.
  • Assam: Tezpur Litchi gets GI tag
    • Tezpur Litchi of Assam has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Now Tezpur Litchi has been protected from the production of the fruit in other places.
  • Online News Media, Including Social Sites now Under Government Control
    • The government has issued an order bringing online news portals and content providers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hotstar under the Information and Broadcasting ministry.
  • Indian Railways manufacture fifth narrow gauge locomotive for Kalka-Shimla route
    • Indian Railways' Loco Workshop, Parel in Mumbai which falls under the Central Railway zone has manufactured the fifth narrow gauge locomotive.
  • India announces $1 million aid to ASEAN Covid-19 Response Fund
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced $1 million aid to ASEAN Covid-19 Response Fund at the 17th ASEAN-India Summit held virtually.
  • Lonar Lake, Sur Sarovar declared as Ramsar sites
    • India has 41 wetlands, the highest in South Asia, with two more added to the list of recognised sites of international importance under the treaty of Ramsar Convention.
    • The Lonar Lake in Maharashtra and Sur Sarovar, also known as Keetham Lake, in Agra, have been added to the list of recognised Ramsar sites.
  • School Building Built With Indian Assistance Inaugurated In Nepal
    • A school building constructed with India's assistance has been inaugurated in Nepal's central Nawalpur district. The new building of Bhimsen Adarsha Higher Secondary School in Devchuli of Nawalpur district was built with the Indian government's financial assistance of NRs 25.83 million.

INTERNATIONAL

  • Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party claims resounding election win in Myanmar
    • Myanmar’s ruling party National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Aung San Suu Kyi claimed a resounding victory in the country’s second parliamentary election since the end of strict military rule.
  • China successfully sends world's first 6G communications test satellite into orbit
    • China has reportedly become the world's first country to have successfully sent the 6G communications test satellite into the orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the Shanxi Province.
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia sign Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal
    • Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia have signed a deal with to end the military conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

STATES

  • Kolkata’s first ‘Library on Wheels’ for young readers runs on a tram
    • Kolkata has got its first Library on Wheels that will run on a tram.
  • Haryana CM unveils ‘Project Air Care’ for Gurugram
    • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal unveiled ‘Project Air Care’, under which 65 Wind Augmentation Purifying Units will be installed across Gurugram through public-private partnership.
  • Mysuru to get India’s first sandalwood museum
    • Mysore is all set to have the first sandalwood museum in India and it will be inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa. The museum may be housed within the premises of the Mysore Palace.
  • Chhattisgarh CM launches scheme for distribution of fortified rice
    • Chhattisgarh came into existence on November 1, 2000 after the bifurcation of Madhya Pradesh. On this occasion Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched a scheme for distribution of fortified rice through Public distribution System (PDS) and other welfare initiatives for the people of Kondagaon district of the State on a pilot basis.
  • Andhra Pradesh plans to set up 400 EV charging stations in electric mobility push
    • Andhra Pradesh Government plans to set up 400 charging stations across 83 locations across the State under FAME II Scheme.

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Agriculture Ministry organizes virtual meet on ‘Value Chain Creation for Kiwi Fruit – Farm to Fork’
    • The Ministry of Agriculture along with Central Institute of Horticulture, Nagaland organized a virtual meeting on ‘Value Chain Creation for Kiwi fruit – Farm to Fork’.
  • Odisha launched 4 online portals and an app for farmers
    • Odisha government has launched a mobile app- “SechaSamadhan” to enable farmers to directly connect with the Water Resources Department.

DEFENCE

  • QRSAM achieves major milestone, hits pilotless target aircraft
    • India's Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system achieved a major milestone by directly hitting a pilotless target aircraft (PTA) at medium range and medium altitude after being launched from a base in Odisha.
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveils Anti-Satellite Missile model in DRDO Bhawan
    • A model of Anti Satellite (A-SAT) Missile installed inside the DRDO Bhawan premises was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
  • Indian Navy's fifth Scorpene-class submarine Vagir launched
    • Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) launched its fifth Scorpene-class submarine at Mazagon at the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of the Mazagon Dock.

EVENTS

  • 13th Urban Mobility India Conference 2020
    • The 13th Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The day-long Conference held on-line through Video Conference/Webinar.
  • 12th BRICS Summit
    • The 12th BRICS Summit under the Russian Presidency will be held virtually on November 17. The theme of the Meeting of the Leaders of BRICS countries is “BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth”.

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • International Children’s Peace Prize 2020
    • Sadat Rahman Shakib from Bangladesh won the International Children’s Peace Prize 2020.
    • He was awarded the prize for his involvement in setting up his social organization and mobile app ‘Cyber Teens’ to stop cyberbullying.
  • TATA Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020
    • Ruskin Bond, one of India’s most beloved and cherished authors will be presented with TATA Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020.
  • JCB Prize for Literature 2020
    • The JCB Prize for Literature is regarded as the richest literary prize in India.
    • This year Malayalam author S Hareesh has won for his novel, Moustache which been translated into English by Jayasree Kalathil and published by HarperCollins India.

SPORTS

  • Paris Masters 2020
    • Russian Daniil Medvedev won his maiden Paris Masters title by defeating German Alexander Zverev.
  • West Indies Michael Holding Appointed MCC Foundation Patron
    • Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding has been appointed as a new patron of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Foundation.
    • The 2020 Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 13 and branded as Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020, was the thirteenth season of the IPL.
    • Mumbai Indians were the defending champions, and they successfully defended their title following a 5 wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the final at the Dubai International Stadium.
  • Table tennis: ITTF Women's World Cup 2020
    • The 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup was a table tennis competition held in Weihai, China, from 8 to 10 November 2020. It was the 24th edition of the ITTF-sanctioned event.
    • World number one Chen Meng beat Chinese compatriot Sun Yingsha to win her maiden ITTF Women's World Cup title.
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Turkish Grand Prix
    • Lewis Hamilton won the Turkish Grand Prix, his seventh title, and thus set history by equalling Michael Schumacher’s record tally to become the most successful F1 driver of all time.

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The Weekly BeePedia comprises of all the important news related to Finance & Banking, Economy, National, International, State, Science & Technology, Agriculture and Rural Development, Defence, Event, Appointments, Awards, Important Days, Obituaries, Books and Sports in an organised and crisp format.
Due to the growing importance of Static related current affairs in exams and for the convenience of the readers we try to provide general news with static related news. Thus, it is a comprehensive document and you would not be requiring any other GA document after this. It will be useful for all exams which require current affairs (RBI Grade A/B, NABARD Grade A/B and Bank POs/Clerk).

FINANCE AND BANKING

  • SEBI proposes extending risk management committee requirement
    • SEBI proposed extending the requirement of constituting a risk management committee to top 1,000 listed entities from 500 at present.
  • SEBI forms expert group to review norms related to share-based staff benefit
    • SEBI has set up an expert group to review the framework of share-based employee benefit and issue of sweat equity.
  • RBI lifts restrictions on Equitas Small Finance Bank post listing of shares
    • RBI has lifted the restrictions imposed on Equitas Small Finance Bank subsequent to the listing of its equity shares.
  • RBI imposes Rs 1 crore penalty on PNB
    • RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs 1 crore on Punjab National Bank for contravention of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act.
  • IRDAI sets up panel to revisit retail business of engineering tariff
    • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has set up a working group to revisit product structures of engineering tariffs relevant for the retail category in the wake of continuous advancement in technology.
  • BSE signs MoU with premier bullion trade associations
    • BSE has joined hands with five bullion trade associations for strengthening the commodity derivatives market within the country.
  • NSE to launch first agricultural commodity futures contract in December 2020
    • NSE has announced that it will launch its first agricultural commodity futures contract for crude degummed soybean oil on December 1, 2020.
  • Bank of Maharashtra joins UPEIDA banks consortium
    • Bank of Maharashtra has joined the UP Expressway and Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) consortium.
  • AU Small Finance Bank starts operations in eastern India
    • AU Small Finance Bank has announced that it started operations in Eastern India with the setting up of a branch in Kolkata.

ECONOMY

  • All DISCOMs to come under Energy Conservation Act
    • The power ministry mandated all electricity distribution utilities or DISCOMs to comply with the Energy Conservation (EC) Act, 2001, which would reduce energy losses and bring in more transparency in the sector.
  • DISCOMs liquidity infusion: Tamil Nadu tops chart
    • Tamil Nadu has topped the chart in terms of loans being sanctioned for state power distribution companies (DISCOMs) under the Rs 1.2 lakh crore liquidity infusion scheme, with the state’s share of credit standing at Rs 30,230 crore.
  • Madhya Pradesh tops in MSME Employment generation during COVID: RBI
    • According to a report by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Madhya Pradesh has been ranked 1st in providing employment under MSMEs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Sanitation Literacy Campaign by NABARD at Goa
    • NABARD has organised a Sanitation Literacy Campaign in the Village of Pilerne in Goa.
    • NABARD had launched a Pan India Sanitation Literacy Campaign on 02nd October 2020 to promote literacy in WASH products (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) with an objective of focusing on behavioural changes that promote the usage of toilets.
  • 15th Finance Commission submits report to President
    • The 15th Finance Commission, chaired by N K Singh, submitted its report for 2021-22 to 2025-26 to President Ram Nath Kovind.
    • The report is titled- ‘Finance Commission in Covid Times’
  • German Bank KfW extends 545 million euros to MMRDS infra projects
    • The KfW, a German development bank, has extended a loan worth 545 million euro to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
  • Maharashtra lifts spending curbs to revive the economy
    • Maharashtra has become the first State to lift caps on capital spending to revive demand in the economy.
  • Government forms inter-ministerial panel to boost country’s capital goods sector
    • The Central government has set up a 22-member inter-ministerial committee for strengthening India’s capital goods sector.
  • Govt gives 50% subsidy for air transportation of fruits, vegetables from NE region
    • The Central government has announced a scheme under which 50 per cent subsidy will be provided for air transportation of 41 notified fruits and vegetables from North East and Himalayan states to any place in the country.
  • IFSC International Retail Business Development Committee presented the final report to IFSCA
    • The IFSC International Retail Business Development Committee submitted the final report to IFSCA.
    • The committee was chaired by Pradip Shah.
  • Interstate Migration Policy Index launched
    • A Mumbai-based research non-profit India Migration Now has released Interstate Migration Policy Index 2019 (IMPEX).
    • The states of Kerala, Goa, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh have been most successful in integrating migrant workers, while crucial migrant receiving states, including Delhi, have done poorly, shows the index.
  • Finance Minister announces measures on AatmaNirbhar Bharat 3.0
    • Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman has announced 12 key measures, as part of Government of India’s stimulus to the economy, under AatmaNirbhar Bharat 3.0.
    • The net stimulus announced amounts to ? 2.65 Lakh crore.
  • Finance Ministry approves the creation of 1st ever National Database of Unorganized Labour
    • The Ministry of Finance has given its nod for the creation of first ever “National Database of Unorganised Workers”.
  • TATA Technologies to modernise Karnataka ITIs with outlay of Rs 4,600 crore
    • Tata Technologies has signed an agreement with Karnataka government to modernise 150 state-run ITIs with an outlay of Rs 4,600 crore.
  • AAI Hands Over Lucknow Airport to Adani Group for 50 years lease
    • The Airports Authority of India handed over Lucknow airport to the Adani group on lease for a tenure of 50 years.

NATIONAL

  • President gave assent for renaming of Shipping Ministry
    • The President of India has given assent for the renaming of Shipping Ministry as the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
  • NeGD, NLIU launch cyber law, digital forensics training program for officials
    • National e-Governance Division in partnership with National Law Institute University, Bhopal launched an online post graduate diploma program in cyber law, crime investigation and digital forensics, under which 1,000 officials will be trained in next nine months.
  • Centre sets up permanent Commission to tackle air pollution in Delhi territory
    • Dissolving the 22-year-old Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) that has so far addressed air pollution in Delhi, the Centre has constituted a permanent body — the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas.
    • Former Chief Secretary of Delhi M M Kutty was appointed chairperson of the commission.
  • IRCTC Bharat Darshan Yatra from December 12
    • The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will organise ‘Bharat Darshan–Dakshin Bharat Yatra’ from Hyderabad and Secunderabad from December 12 to 18.
  • Pakke Tiger Reserve provide Covid-19 Insurance to Green Soldiers
    • Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Arunachal Pradesh has become the first in the eight-State northeast to provide insurance cover against COVID-19 for “green soldiers”.
  • Country’s longest motorable single-lane bridge inaugurated in Uttarakhand
    • On eve of the 20th anniversary of the formation of Uttarakhand (9 November), chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the country’s longest single-lane bridge, Dobra-Chanti.
  • Assam: Tezpur Litchi gets GI tag
    • Tezpur Litchi of Assam has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Now Tezpur Litchi has been protected from the production of the fruit in other places.
  • Online News Media, Including Social Sites now Under Government Control
    • The government has issued an order bringing online news portals and content providers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hotstar under the Information and Broadcasting ministry.
  • Indian Railways manufacture fifth narrow gauge locomotive for Kalka-Shimla route
    • Indian Railways' Loco Workshop, Parel in Mumbai which falls under the Central Railway zone has manufactured the fifth narrow gauge locomotive.
  • India announces $1 million aid to ASEAN Covid-19 Response Fund
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced $1 million aid to ASEAN Covid-19 Response Fund at the 17th ASEAN-India Summit held virtually.
  • Lonar Lake, Sur Sarovar declared as Ramsar sites
    • India has 41 wetlands, the highest in South Asia, with two more added to the list of recognised sites of international importance under the treaty of Ramsar Convention.
    • The Lonar Lake in Maharashtra and Sur Sarovar, also known as Keetham Lake, in Agra, have been added to the list of recognised Ramsar sites.
  • School Building Built With Indian Assistance Inaugurated In Nepal
    • A school building constructed with India's assistance has been inaugurated in Nepal's central Nawalpur district. The new building of Bhimsen Adarsha Higher Secondary School in Devchuli of Nawalpur district was built with the Indian government's financial assistance of NRs 25.83 million.

INTERNATIONAL

  • Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party claims resounding election win in Myanmar
    • Myanmar’s ruling party National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Aung San Suu Kyi claimed a resounding victory in the country’s second parliamentary election since the end of strict military rule.
  • China successfully sends world's first 6G communications test satellite into orbit
    • China has reportedly become the world's first country to have successfully sent the 6G communications test satellite into the orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the Shanxi Province.
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia sign Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal
    • Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia have signed a deal with to end the military conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

STATES

  • Kolkata’s first ‘Library on Wheels’ for young readers runs on a tram
    • Kolkata has got its first Library on Wheels that will run on a tram.
  • Haryana CM unveils ‘Project Air Care’ for Gurugram
    • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal unveiled ‘Project Air Care’, under which 65 Wind Augmentation Purifying Units will be installed across Gurugram through public-private partnership.
  • Mysuru to get India’s first sandalwood museum
    • Mysore is all set to have the first sandalwood museum in India and it will be inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa. The museum may be housed within the premises of the Mysore Palace.
  • Chhattisgarh CM launches scheme for distribution of fortified rice
    • Chhattisgarh came into existence on November 1, 2000 after the bifurcation of Madhya Pradesh. On this occasion Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched a scheme for distribution of fortified rice through Public distribution System (PDS) and other welfare initiatives for the people of Kondagaon district of the State on a pilot basis.
  • Andhra Pradesh plans to set up 400 EV charging stations in electric mobility push
    • Andhra Pradesh Government plans to set up 400 charging stations across 83 locations across the State under FAME II Scheme.

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Agriculture Ministry organizes virtual meet on ‘Value Chain Creation for Kiwi Fruit – Farm to Fork’
    • The Ministry of Agriculture along with Central Institute of Horticulture, Nagaland organized a virtual meeting on ‘Value Chain Creation for Kiwi fruit – Farm to Fork’.
  • Odisha launched 4 online portals and an app for farmers
    • Odisha government has launched a mobile app- “SechaSamadhan” to enable farmers to directly connect with the Water Resources Department.

DEFENCE

  • QRSAM achieves major milestone, hits pilotless target aircraft
    • India's Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system achieved a major milestone by directly hitting a pilotless target aircraft (PTA) at medium range and medium altitude after being launched from a base in Odisha.
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveils Anti-Satellite Missile model in DRDO Bhawan
    • A model of Anti Satellite (A-SAT) Missile installed inside the DRDO Bhawan premises was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
  • Indian Navy's fifth Scorpene-class submarine Vagir launched
    • Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) launched its fifth Scorpene-class submarine at Mazagon at the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of the Mazagon Dock.

EVENTS

  • 13th Urban Mobility India Conference 2020
    • The 13th Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The day-long Conference held on-line through Video Conference/Webinar.
  • 12th BRICS Summit
    • The 12th BRICS Summit under the Russian Presidency will be held virtually on November 17. The theme of the Meeting of the Leaders of BRICS countries is “BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth”.

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • International Children’s Peace Prize 2020
    • Sadat Rahman Shakib from Bangladesh won the International Children’s Peace Prize 2020.
    • He was awarded the prize for his involvement in setting up his social organization and mobile app ‘Cyber Teens’ to stop cyberbullying.
  • TATA Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020
    • Ruskin Bond, one of India’s most beloved and cherished authors will be presented with TATA Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020.
  • JCB Prize for Literature 2020
    • The JCB Prize for Literature is regarded as the richest literary prize in India.
    • This year Malayalam author S Hareesh has won for his novel, Moustache which been translated into English by Jayasree Kalathil and published by HarperCollins India.

SPORTS

  • Paris Masters 2020
    • Russian Daniil Medvedev won his maiden Paris Masters title by defeating German Alexander Zverev.
  • West Indies Michael Holding Appointed MCC Foundation Patron
    • Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding has been appointed as a new patron of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Foundation.
    • The 2020 Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 13 and branded as Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020, was the thirteenth season of the IPL.
    • Mumbai Indians were the defending champions, and they successfully defended their title following a 5 wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the final at the Dubai International Stadium.
  • Table tennis: ITTF Women's World Cup 2020
    • The 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup was a table tennis competition held in Weihai, China, from 8 to 10 November 2020. It was the 24th edition of the ITTF-sanctioned event.
    • World number one Chen Meng beat Chinese compatriot Sun Yingsha to win her maiden ITTF Women's World Cup title.
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Turkish Grand Prix
    • Lewis Hamilton won the Turkish Grand Prix, his seventh title, and thus set history by equalling Michael Schumacher’s record tally to become the most successful F1 driver of all time.

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