Daily GK Update 24th Nov 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020

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National (Current Affairs)

♦Country’s first moss garden comes up in Uttarakhand’s Nainital district

Country’s first moss garden comes up in Uttarakhand’s Nainital district

  • The Uttarakhand forest department on 22nd Nov dedicated the newly-built Moss Garden to the people, claiming that it is the country’s first such garden, spread over 10 hectares in Kumaon’s Nainital district.
  • Moss are displayed through models, including First World War paintings showing the use of Sphagnum moss as a dressing for wounds as it absorbs liquids about three times more quickly than cotton, is cooler, softer, and less irritating than cotton and has antiseptic properties. There is also a Dinosaur model showing the existence of Moss since the Jurassic era.

Note: About Uttarakhand

  • Governor: Baby Rani Maurya
  • Chief minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat
  • Capitals: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer)

♦PM Modi laid the foundation stone of rural drinking water supply projects in UP

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of rural drinking water supply projects in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Vindhyachal region in Uttar Pradesh via video conference. The total estimated cost of the projects is around Rs 5,555.38 Crore.
  • Village Water and Sanitation Committees/ Paani Samiti have been constituted in all these villages, who will shoulder the responsibility of operation and maintenance.
  • The projects are planned to be completed in 24 months.

♦Himachal Pradesh CM Partners with Asian Development Bank To Improve Infrastructure Facilities

Himachal Pradesh CM Partners with Asian Development Bank To Improve Infrastructure Facilities

  • The Government of Himachal Pradesh in partnership with Asian Development Bank (ADB) has decided to improve the infrastructure in Mandi district of the state on 23rd Nov.
  • The estimated cost of the construction is Rs. 15 crores out of which Rs. 9 crores is being paid by ADB and the rest by the government of Himachal Pradesh.

Cyclone Nivar hit Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry

  • The cyclone Nivar is to make landfall between Mamallapuram and Karaikal of Tamil Nadu. It is to hit the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry.
  •  The National Crisis Management Committee recently reviewed the status of cyclone held through video conferencing.

List of Cyclone/ Typhoon (2020)

  • ‘Severe cyclonic storm’- Tamil Nadu
  • Storm Eta: Guatemala
  • Tropical Storm “Cristobal”: Louisiana, Mississippi Coasts. (US)
  • Tropical storm Amanda: El Salvador & Guatemala
  • Cyclone Nisarga: Maharashtra, Gujarat
  • Cyclone Amphan: West Bengal and Odisha
  • Cyclone Maha: The Cyclone Maha in the Arabian Sea has crossed Lakshadweep.
  • Cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’: Bangladesh and West Bengal

 Banking & Financial

♦RBI curbs withdrawals from Jalna-based Mantha Urban Coop Bank for 6 months

RBI curbs withdrawals from Jalna-based Mantha Urban Coop Bank for 6 months

  • Reserve Bank of India imposed restrictions on withdrawals from Maharashtra-based Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank for six months.
  • The RBI, in a release, said it has issued certain directions to Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank, Mantha District Jalna, Maharashtra, from the close of business on November 17, 2020.
  • The bank will continue to undertake banking business with restrictions till its financial position improves.

Note: About RBI

  • Governor: Shaktikanta Das
  • Deputy Governor:  B.P. Kanungo
  • Deputy Governor:  Mahesh Kumar Jain
  • Deputy Governor: M. D. Patra
  • Deputy Governor: M Rajeshwar Rao

♦LIC launches 1st digital app ‘ANANDA’

LIC launches 1st digital app ‘ANANDA’

  • Life Insurance Corporation of India has launched a digital application for agents for onboarding to get a life insurance policy. The Digital Application is called “ANANDA”, which is an acronym for Atma Nirbhar Agents NewBusiness Digital Application.
  • The Digital application is a tool for the onboarding process to get the life insurance policy through a paperless module with the help of the agent or intermediary.

Note: About LIC

  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Chairperson: M R Kumar.
  • Founded: 1 September 1956.

Awards

♦Naseeruddin Shah honoured with Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar

Naseeruddin Shah honoured with Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar

  • Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has been honoured with the 2020 Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar at annual Sangit Kala Kendra Awards. Alongside, two emerging stars, in the firmament of theatrics – Neel Choudhary and Irawati Karnik were awarded the Aditya Vikram Birla Kalakiran Puraskars.
  • Theatre” is the central theme, for this year’s awards.
  • About Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar and Kalakiran Puraskar awards: The Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar and Kalakiran Puraskar awards, were instituted in 1996 by the Sangeet Kala Kendra (SKK), which was founded in 1973 by Aditya Vikram Birla (former Chairman of Aditya Birla Group), to honor excellence in theatre and performing arts.

♦48th International Emmy Awards 2020

48th International Emmy Awards 2020

The 48th International Emmy Awards was special for India for many reasons. Netflix’s Delhi Crime won the Best Drama Series award. Based on the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, Delhi Crime dives into DCP Vartika Chaturvedi’s portrayed by Shefali Shah painstaking search for the culprits, as India’s capital city reels in the aftermath of the brutal gangrape. READ MORE……………

Defence

♦Indian Navy gets 9th P-8I anti-submarine warfare aircraft ordered from US

  • Indian Navy got its ninth P-8I long range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, part of the nearly $1 billion deal with the US for four additional planes signed in 2016.
  • India, which had first signed a contract for eight such aircraft in 2009, is also negotiating a deal for six more P-8Is with the US under the government-to-government route.
  • The Indian fleet of P-8I aircraft, a variant of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft that Boeing developed as a replacement for the US Navy’s ageing P-3 fleet, has surpassed 25,000 flight hours since it was inducted in 2013.

Book & Author

♦Rajnath Singh releases ‘Loktantra Ke Swar’ and ‘The Republican Ethic’ selected speeches of President Ram Nath Kovind

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 22nd Nov released the third volume of the selected speeches of President Ram Nath Kovind titled ‘Loktantra Ke Swar’ and ‘The Republican Ethic’ at a function here.
  • Speaking on the occasion Rajnath Singh said that the compilation of speeches of the President presents a comprehensive picture of his work, personality and values.

Important Day

♦Martyrdom Day of Guru Tegh Bahadur observed in India

  • The Martyrdom Day of Guru Tegh Bahadur was observed all over India. The day is being marked as the Guru sacrificed his life on November 24, 2020, to protect his human values, religion, ideals and principles.
  • The day is also celebrated as Shaheedi Divas every year. He is called “Hind di Chaadar” with love and respect.

Obituary

♦Actor Ashiesh Roy passes away

  • Cine and TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) expressed solidarity for Ashiesh Roy who died on 24th Nov.
  • The actor’s staff member confirmed the news that he was suffering from a kidney ailment and was undergoing dialysis.

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