Weekly BeePedia 23rd to 30th November 2020

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

FINANCE AND BANKING

  • RBI rejects proposal of Muthoot Financeto acquire IDBI Asset Management
    • RBI has rejected the proposal of Muthoot Finance to acquire IDBI Asset Management.
  • RBI asks banks not to approve proposals of foreign law firms to open branch office in India
    • The RBI asked banks not to approve any proposal of foreign law firms to open a branch office, project office or liaison office in the country under FEMA for the purpose of practising legal profession.
  • RBI asks LVB to write off tier 2 bonds worth ?318 crore
    • Reserve Bank of India has asked the Lakshmi Vilas Bank to write off tier -2 bonds worth ?318 crore from its books.
  • SEBI gives additional mode to investor to apply in public issue of debt securities
    • SEBI provided an option to investors to apply in public issues of debt securities through the online interface of stock exchanges with a facility to block funds through UPI for application value up to Rs 2 lakh.
  • SEBI bars two promoters, other individuals, entities for insider trading activities
    • SEBI has barred NDTV promoters, Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy, from the securities market for two years and also directed them to disgorge illegal gains of more than Rs 16.97 crore for indulging in insider trading more than 12 years ago.
  • NSE and BSE declare Karvy Stock Broking as defaulter, expels from membership
    • The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has declared Karvy Stock Broking as a defaulter for non-compliance with the regulatory provisions of the bourse.
  • BSE signs MoU with Mission Youth, J&K govt to spread financial literacy
    • BSE has signed a MoU with Mission Youth, Government of J&K to spread financial awareness, support economic development, and encourage sustainable livelihood in the Union Territory.
  • RXIL's First Trade Credit Insurance Transaction in Sandbox
    • Receivables Exchange of India Ltd. (RXIL) recently initiated a Trade Credit Insurance (TCI) backed transaction with Tata AIG as the insurer and ICICI Bank, YES Bank as the financiers in Sandbox environment.

ECONOMY

  • NITI Aayog forms panel to study feasibility of ultrahigh-speed travel in India using hyperloop tech
    • Niti Aayog has formed a high-level panel to explore the technological and commercial viability of the Virgin Hyperloop technology for ultrahigh speed travel in India, weeks after its first test was completed with humans on board.
  • NITI Aayog releases ‘Mitigation and Management of Covid-19’ compendium
    • NITI Aayog released a compendium of practices from states and union territories that details information about various initiatives implemented by states, districts, and cities in India for containing and managing the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • SIDBI inks MoU with Tamil Nadu govt to develop MSMEs
    • Small Industries Development Bank of India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government to develop micro, small and medium enterprises eco system in the state.
  • India 4th major host of Greenfield FDI projects during 2004-2015: Report
    • India was the fourth major host of greenfield foreign direct investment (FDI) projects and eight major host of cross-border M&A deals between 2004 to 2015, according to a research paper of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
  • Himachal Pradesh partners with ADB to Improve Infra Facilities
    • The Government of Himachal Pradesh has entered into a partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the purpose of improvement of infrastructure facilities.
  • US second biggest FDI source for India during Apr-Sep 2020
    • The US has emerged as the second biggest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India, replacing Mauritius, during the first half of the current financial year.
  • L&T to construct India’s longest river bridge
    • L&T Construction has bagged the contract to build the country’s longest road bridge across the river Brahmaputra, connecting Dhubri in the state of Assam to Phulbari in the state of Meghalaya.
    • The bridge will be 19 km long and will be built along National Highway 127-B.
  • Moody’s revises up India’s GDP growth forecast of FY21
    • Moody’s Investors Service raised India’s growth forecast in FY21 to a narrower contraction of 10.6 per cent, compared to an estimate of an 11.5 per cent contraction earlier.
  • Elon Musk has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world’s second richest person
    • Tesla co-founder Elon Musk is now the world’s second richest person after he leapfrogged Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.

NATIONAL

  • India, Vietnam hold bilateral talks
    • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Vietnamese counterpart General Ngo Xuan Lich discussed collaboration in Defence industry capability building, training and cooperation in United Nations peacekeeping operations during bilateral talks via video-conferencing.
  • BIS certification now compulsory for two-wheeler helmets: MoRTH
    • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued the ‘Helmet for riders of Two Wheelers Motor Vehicles (Quality Control) Order, 2020’. It means that only Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)-certified helmets would be manufactured and sold in India for two-wheelers.
  • Letter of Understanding signed between Rajasthan, UN World Food Programme
    • A Letter of Understanding (LoU) has been signed between the Rajasthan government and United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP) for proposed participation to achieve food and nutritional security goals.
  • Prakash Javadeker launches India Climate Change Knowledge Portal
    • Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar launched the India Climate Change Knowledge Portal.
  • All fixed to mobile calls to be dialled with prefix '0' from 15 January
    • All fixed to mobile calls will be dialed with the prefix '0' from January 15, 2021.
    • With the consideration of TRAI Recommendation on 'Ensuring Adequate Numbering Resources for Fixed Line and Mobile Services' Department of Telecommunications has taken this decision.
  • UMANG App International Version Launched By Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
    • Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the international version of the UMANG app.
  • ‘National Portal for Transgender Persons’ and ‘Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’
    • Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot e-launched a ‘National Portal for Transgender Persons’ and e-inaugurated a ‘Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’ in Vadodara, Gujarat.

INTERNATIONAL

  • ‘Quarantine’ named Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2020
    • Cambridge Dictionary has named ‘quarantine’ as Word of the Year 2020.
  • Dubai gets Arab Gulf’s first coal power plant
    • The United Arab Emirates is set to become the first Arab Gulf country to generate electricity from coal.

STATES

  • First cow hospital of Northeast inaugurated in Assam’s Dibrugarh
    • A cow shelter in Assam’s Dibrugarh inaugurated Northeast’s first-ever cow hospital.
  • U.P. Governor promulgates ordinance on unlawful conversion
    • Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel promulgated an ordinance “Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020” on unlawful conversion.
  • Union minister Nitin Gadkari unveils 16 highway projects in Uttar Pradesh
    • Union minister for road transport, highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 16 highway projects worth Rs 7,477 crore in Uttar Pradesh.
  • SpiceJet launches dedicated freighter services to Leh in Ladakh
    • Airline major SpiceJet launched dedicated freighter services connecting Leh with the rest of the country.
  • India International Cherry Blossom Festival in Shillong cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
    • India International Cherry Blossom Festival, the calendar event of Meghalaya which attracts many tourists annually in Shillong, has been cancelled this year in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Himachal govt launches ‘Him Suraksha Abhiyan’
    • Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur launched ‘Him Suraksha Abhiyan’ to sensitise the people regarding Covid-19 pandemic and to collect information regarding symptoms of diseases like TB, leprosy, sugar, blood pressure etc. through doortodoor campaign in the state.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Virgin Hyperloop completes first human trial
    • Virgin Hyperloop made history as the first people successfully travelled in a hyperloop pod at the DevLoop test facility in the United States.
  • Russia test-launches Tsirkon hypersonic missile in the Arctic
    • Russia successfully test-fired a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile in the Arctic.
  • India successfully test-fires land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile
    • India successfully test fired the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos as part of a series of planned trials of the weapon, known for its precision strike capabilities.

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

  • NABARD sanctions Rs 74.31 crore for Meghalaya roads
    • The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 74.31 crore to government of Meghalaya for construction of 6 new roads and improvement of 24 existing roads under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF)-Tranche-XXVI.
  • TRIFED showcased tribal craft, culture & cuisine at Constitution Day Celebrations
    • TRIFED under Ministry ofTribal Affairs is partnering with the Lok Sabha team for the two-day event to commemorate the Constitution Day (November 26) this year.
  • Inauguration of Honey FPOs under the “Formation & Promotion of 10,000 FPOs” Scheme
    • The Honey FPO Programme of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited. (NAFED) was inaugurated.

DEFENCE

  • Navy inducts two Sea Guardian drones on lease from U.S.
    • The Indian Navy has inducted two MQ-9B Sea Guardian unarmed drones procured from the U.S. on lease. The drones are on lease for one year. All planning, execution and operations will be with the Indian Navy.
  • DRDO flags off first Varunastra, a heavy weight torpedo
    • G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO flagged off the first Varunastra, the heavy weight torpedo that was delivered to the Indian Navy.
  • Indian Army launches cycling expedition in Gujarat & Rajasthan
    • Konark Corps of Indian Army has launched a 1971 kilometers ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh Cyclothon’, a cycling expedition in Gujarat and Rajasthan to commemorate the commencement of the Golden Jubilee Victory Celebrations of Indian Armed Forces in the Indo-Pak War of 1971.

EVENTS

  • PM Modi Inaugurates RE-Invest 2020
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 3rd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo (RE-Invest 2020) through video conferencing.
    • The summit is organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
  • India to host G20 Summit in 2023
    • India which was earlier scheduled to host the G20 Summit in 2022 coinciding with 75th anniversary of Indian independence will now host the Summit in 2023 and swapped the Group's Presidency with Indonesia.
  • 4th Global meet on criminal finances
    • Over 2,000 representatives from 132 countries attended the virtual 4th Global Conference on Criminal Finances and Cryptocurrencies organised by the Interpol, Europol and the Basel Institute on Governance from November 18 to 19, 2020.
  • India to host SCO Heads of Government meet
    • India will host the Heads of Government (HoG) council meeting of the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and will be chaired by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.
  • Tenth edition of National Science Film Festival kicks off in virtual mode
    • Tenth edition of prestigious science film festival started in a virtual mode.
  • 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Summit 2020
    • The 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Summit 2020 was held virtually hosted by Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur.

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • Pilibhit Tiger Reserve Gets Global Award for Doubling Tiger Population
    • The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) has bagged international award TX2 for doubling the number of tigers in the past four years.
  • GMRT Accorded Prestigious IEEE Milestone Status, 3rd in Country to Gain the Recognition
    • The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) observatory near Pune has been awarded the prestigious 'IEEE Milestone' statues’ to honour its significant technical achievement as well as its excellence in unique product, services, patents and seminal papers which aim to benefit humanity.
  • Netflix's 'Delhi Crime' bags best drama series honour at International Emmy Awards 2020
    • Netflix's India Original series "Delhi Crime", helmed by Indian-Canadian director Richie Mehta, has bagged the best drama series honour at the 48th International Emmy Awards.

SPORTS

  • New Zealand’s Greg Barclay elected ICC chairman
    • New Zealand’s Greg Barclay was elected as the new independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • Sports Minister Rijiju launches second edition of Fit India School Week
    • Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launched the second edition of the India School Week' program.
  • Indian Football Team's ranking improves, now at 104th position
    • FIFA, has released the international rankings for November 2020, and India has moved up to 104, ranking. The country was placed at 108 when the governing body previously released the rankings in October.
  • Virat Kohli Breaks Sachin Tendulkar's Record, Becomes Fastest to 22000 International Runs
    • Virat Kohli reached another milestone in his international career during his 87-ball 89 against Australia in the second ODI. Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest to 22000 international runs.

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FINANCE AND BANKING

  • RBI rejects proposal of Muthoot Financeto acquire IDBI Asset Management
    • RBI has rejected the proposal of Muthoot Finance to acquire IDBI Asset Management.
  • RBI asks banks not to approve proposals of foreign law firms to open branch office in India
    • The RBI asked banks not to approve any proposal of foreign law firms to open a branch office, project office or liaison office in the country under FEMA for the purpose of practising legal profession.
  • RBI asks LVB to write off tier 2 bonds worth ?318 crore
    • Reserve Bank of India has asked the Lakshmi Vilas Bank to write off tier -2 bonds worth ?318 crore from its books.
  • SEBI gives additional mode to investor to apply in public issue of debt securities
    • SEBI provided an option to investors to apply in public issues of debt securities through the online interface of stock exchanges with a facility to block funds through UPI for application value up to Rs 2 lakh.
  • SEBI bars two promoters, other individuals, entities for insider trading activities
    • SEBI has barred NDTV promoters, Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy, from the securities market for two years and also directed them to disgorge illegal gains of more than Rs 16.97 crore for indulging in insider trading more than 12 years ago.
  • NSE and BSE declare Karvy Stock Broking as defaulter, expels from membership
    • The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has declared Karvy Stock Broking as a defaulter for non-compliance with the regulatory provisions of the bourse.
  • BSE signs MoU with Mission Youth, J&K govt to spread financial literacy
    • BSE has signed a MoU with Mission Youth, Government of J&K to spread financial awareness, support economic development, and encourage sustainable livelihood in the Union Territory.
  • RXIL's First Trade Credit Insurance Transaction in Sandbox
    • Receivables Exchange of India Ltd. (RXIL) recently initiated a Trade Credit Insurance (TCI) backed transaction with Tata AIG as the insurer and ICICI Bank, YES Bank as the financiers in Sandbox environment.

ECONOMY

  • NITI Aayog forms panel to study feasibility of ultrahigh-speed travel in India using hyperloop tech
    • Niti Aayog has formed a high-level panel to explore the technological and commercial viability of the Virgin Hyperloop technology for ultrahigh speed travel in India, weeks after its first test was completed with humans on board.
  • NITI Aayog releases ‘Mitigation and Management of Covid-19’ compendium
    • NITI Aayog released a compendium of practices from states and union territories that details information about various initiatives implemented by states, districts, and cities in India for containing and managing the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • SIDBI inks MoU with Tamil Nadu govt to develop MSMEs
    • Small Industries Development Bank of India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government to develop micro, small and medium enterprises eco system in the state.
  • India 4th major host of Greenfield FDI projects during 2004-2015: Report
    • India was the fourth major host of greenfield foreign direct investment (FDI) projects and eight major host of cross-border M&A deals between 2004 to 2015, according to a research paper of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
  • Himachal Pradesh partners with ADB to Improve Infra Facilities
    • The Government of Himachal Pradesh has entered into a partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the purpose of improvement of infrastructure facilities.
  • US second biggest FDI source for India during Apr-Sep 2020
    • The US has emerged as the second biggest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India, replacing Mauritius, during the first half of the current financial year.
  • L&T to construct India’s longest river bridge
    • L&T Construction has bagged the contract to build the country’s longest road bridge across the river Brahmaputra, connecting Dhubri in the state of Assam to Phulbari in the state of Meghalaya.
    • The bridge will be 19 km long and will be built along National Highway 127-B.
  • Moody’s revises up India’s GDP growth forecast of FY21
    • Moody’s Investors Service raised India’s growth forecast in FY21 to a narrower contraction of 10.6 per cent, compared to an estimate of an 11.5 per cent contraction earlier.
  • Elon Musk has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world’s second richest person
    • Tesla co-founder Elon Musk is now the world’s second richest person after he leapfrogged Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.

NATIONAL

  • India, Vietnam hold bilateral talks
    • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Vietnamese counterpart General Ngo Xuan Lich discussed collaboration in Defence industry capability building, training and cooperation in United Nations peacekeeping operations during bilateral talks via video-conferencing.
  • BIS certification now compulsory for two-wheeler helmets: MoRTH
    • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued the ‘Helmet for riders of Two Wheelers Motor Vehicles (Quality Control) Order, 2020’. It means that only Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)-certified helmets would be manufactured and sold in India for two-wheelers.
  • Letter of Understanding signed between Rajasthan, UN World Food Programme
    • A Letter of Understanding (LoU) has been signed between the Rajasthan government and United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP) for proposed participation to achieve food and nutritional security goals.
  • Prakash Javadeker launches India Climate Change Knowledge Portal
    • Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar launched the India Climate Change Knowledge Portal.
  • All fixed to mobile calls to be dialled with prefix '0' from 15 January
    • All fixed to mobile calls will be dialed with the prefix '0' from January 15, 2021.
    • With the consideration of TRAI Recommendation on 'Ensuring Adequate Numbering Resources for Fixed Line and Mobile Services' Department of Telecommunications has taken this decision.
  • UMANG App International Version Launched By Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
    • Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the international version of the UMANG app.
  • ‘National Portal for Transgender Persons’ and ‘Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’
    • Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot e-launched a ‘National Portal for Transgender Persons’ and e-inaugurated a ‘Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’ in Vadodara, Gujarat.

INTERNATIONAL

  • ‘Quarantine’ named Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2020
    • Cambridge Dictionary has named ‘quarantine’ as Word of the Year 2020.
  • Dubai gets Arab Gulf’s first coal power plant
    • The United Arab Emirates is set to become the first Arab Gulf country to generate electricity from coal.

STATES

  • First cow hospital of Northeast inaugurated in Assam’s Dibrugarh
    • A cow shelter in Assam’s Dibrugarh inaugurated Northeast’s first-ever cow hospital.
  • U.P. Governor promulgates ordinance on unlawful conversion
    • Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel promulgated an ordinance “Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020” on unlawful conversion.
  • Union minister Nitin Gadkari unveils 16 highway projects in Uttar Pradesh
    • Union minister for road transport, highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 16 highway projects worth Rs 7,477 crore in Uttar Pradesh.
  • SpiceJet launches dedicated freighter services to Leh in Ladakh
    • Airline major SpiceJet launched dedicated freighter services connecting Leh with the rest of the country.
  • India International Cherry Blossom Festival in Shillong cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
    • India International Cherry Blossom Festival, the calendar event of Meghalaya which attracts many tourists annually in Shillong, has been cancelled this year in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Himachal govt launches ‘Him Suraksha Abhiyan’
    • Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur launched ‘Him Suraksha Abhiyan’ to sensitise the people regarding Covid-19 pandemic and to collect information regarding symptoms of diseases like TB, leprosy, sugar, blood pressure etc. through doortodoor campaign in the state.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Virgin Hyperloop completes first human trial
    • Virgin Hyperloop made history as the first people successfully travelled in a hyperloop pod at the DevLoop test facility in the United States.
  • Russia test-launches Tsirkon hypersonic missile in the Arctic
    • Russia successfully test-fired a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile in the Arctic.
  • India successfully test-fires land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile
    • India successfully test fired the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos as part of a series of planned trials of the weapon, known for its precision strike capabilities.

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

  • NABARD sanctions Rs 74.31 crore for Meghalaya roads
    • The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 74.31 crore to government of Meghalaya for construction of 6 new roads and improvement of 24 existing roads under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF)-Tranche-XXVI.
  • TRIFED showcased tribal craft, culture & cuisine at Constitution Day Celebrations
    • TRIFED under Ministry ofTribal Affairs is partnering with the Lok Sabha team for the two-day event to commemorate the Constitution Day (November 26) this year.
  • Inauguration of Honey FPOs under the “Formation & Promotion of 10,000 FPOs” Scheme
    • The Honey FPO Programme of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited. (NAFED) was inaugurated.

DEFENCE

  • Navy inducts two Sea Guardian drones on lease from U.S.
    • The Indian Navy has inducted two MQ-9B Sea Guardian unarmed drones procured from the U.S. on lease. The drones are on lease for one year. All planning, execution and operations will be with the Indian Navy.
  • DRDO flags off first Varunastra, a heavy weight torpedo
    • G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO flagged off the first Varunastra, the heavy weight torpedo that was delivered to the Indian Navy.
  • Indian Army launches cycling expedition in Gujarat & Rajasthan
    • Konark Corps of Indian Army has launched a 1971 kilometers ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh Cyclothon’, a cycling expedition in Gujarat and Rajasthan to commemorate the commencement of the Golden Jubilee Victory Celebrations of Indian Armed Forces in the Indo-Pak War of 1971.

EVENTS

  • PM Modi Inaugurates RE-Invest 2020
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 3rd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo (RE-Invest 2020) through video conferencing.
    • The summit is organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
  • India to host G20 Summit in 2023
    • India which was earlier scheduled to host the G20 Summit in 2022 coinciding with 75th anniversary of Indian independence will now host the Summit in 2023 and swapped the Group's Presidency with Indonesia.
  • 4th Global meet on criminal finances
    • Over 2,000 representatives from 132 countries attended the virtual 4th Global Conference on Criminal Finances and Cryptocurrencies organised by the Interpol, Europol and the Basel Institute on Governance from November 18 to 19, 2020.
  • India to host SCO Heads of Government meet
    • India will host the Heads of Government (HoG) council meeting of the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and will be chaired by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.
  • Tenth edition of National Science Film Festival kicks off in virtual mode
    • Tenth edition of prestigious science film festival started in a virtual mode.
  • 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Summit 2020
    • The 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Summit 2020 was held virtually hosted by Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur.

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • Pilibhit Tiger Reserve Gets Global Award for Doubling Tiger Population
    • The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) has bagged international award TX2 for doubling the number of tigers in the past four years.
  • GMRT Accorded Prestigious IEEE Milestone Status, 3rd in Country to Gain the Recognition
    • The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) observatory near Pune has been awarded the prestigious 'IEEE Milestone' statues’ to honour its significant technical achievement as well as its excellence in unique product, services, patents and seminal papers which aim to benefit humanity.
  • Netflix's 'Delhi Crime' bags best drama series honour at International Emmy Awards 2020
    • Netflix's India Original series "Delhi Crime", helmed by Indian-Canadian director Richie Mehta, has bagged the best drama series honour at the 48th International Emmy Awards.

SPORTS

  • New Zealand’s Greg Barclay elected ICC chairman
    • New Zealand’s Greg Barclay was elected as the new independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • Sports Minister Rijiju launches second edition of Fit India School Week
    • Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launched the second edition of the India School Week' program.
  • Indian Football Team's ranking improves, now at 104th position
    • FIFA, has released the international rankings for November 2020, and India has moved up to 104, ranking. The country was placed at 108 when the governing body previously released the rankings in October.
  • Virat Kohli Breaks Sachin Tendulkar's Record, Becomes Fastest to 22000 International Runs
    • Virat Kohli reached another milestone in his international career during his 87-ball 89 against Australia in the second ODI. Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest to 22000 international runs.

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