Daily GK Update 3rd Nov 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020

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National (Current Affairs)

♦ India’s First Solar Powered Miniature Train Launched in Kerala

India’s First Solar Powered Miniature Train Launched in Kerala

  • India’s first solar energy powered miniature train was inaugurated by the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on November 2, 2020. It has been inaugurated at the Veli Tourist Village in Kerala.
  • The train was part of a string of projects and around Rs 60 crore were taken up in order to elevate the facilities at the panoramic destination to international standards.
  • About Train: It has three bogies which can accommodate around 45 people at a time. The train is eco-friendly and solar-powered. The 2.5 km miniature railway will enable visitors to enjoy the beauty of nature.

Note: About Kerala

  • Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan
  • Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
  • Chief minister: Pinarayi Vijayan

Indian celebrated Ganga Utsav 2020

Indian celebrated Ganga Utsav 2020

  • The Ganga Utsav begun virtually on November 2, 2020.  The festival will be concluded on November 4, 2020. Ganga Utsav is being organised by the National Mission for Clean Ganga and the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • The Ganga Utsav is being celebrated and observed in the light of 12th anniversary of declaring River Ganges as National river. This year, as a part of the celebration, The Ganga Task Force conducted afforestation drives with NCC cadets.

International (Current Affairs)

♦ INS AIRAVAT reached Port Sudan under Mission Sagar II

INS AIRAVAT reached Port Sudan under Mission Sagar II

  • The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Airavat reached the Port Sudan on November 2, 2020. The Ship reached the port under Phase II of the Mission Sagar.
  • INS Airavat carried a consignment of 100 tonnes of food aid to Sudan. This was the part of India’s assistance programe under Mission Sagar.
  • About Mission Sagar: Under the Mission Sagar, India has been providing assistance to its friendly foreign countries in order to help them overcome COVID-19 pandemic and other natural calamities.

Note: About Sudan

  • Capital: Khartoum
  • Currency: Sudanese pound

♦ Duarte Pacheco of Portugal elected as new President of Inter Parliamentary Union

Duarte Pacheco of Portugal elected as new President of Inter Parliamentary Union

  • Duarte Pacheco of Portugal has been elected as the new President of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) for the period 2020-2023.
  • The President of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) is the political head of the organization who directs the activities, chairs meetings as well as acts as the representative of IPU at global events and gatherings. IPU President is elected for one mandate of 3 years only by the IPU’s governing council which is the decision making and administrative body.
  • About Inter Parliamentary Union: The first multilateral political organization in the world with the purpose of encouraging dialogues and cooperation between all the nations.
  • Inter Parliamentary Union promotes democracy and helps parliament in becoming younger, stronger, gender-balanced, and more diverse.
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Founded: 1889
  • Members: 179 national member parliaments

Banking and Financial

♦IREDA signs MoU with MNRE to renewable energy

IREDA signs MoU with MNRE to renewable energy

  • The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) Limited and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on November 2, 2020 in order to set key targets for the year 2020-21.
  • Aims: Under the MoU, the Government of India (GOI) has set a revenue target of Rs 2,406 crore from the renewable energy industry. The IREDA has financed more than 2,700 renewable energy projects in India till November 2, 2020.
  • The total loan disbursement for these projects stands at Rs 57,000 crores. Through these projects, IREDA has helped in adding 17,259 MW of  green power to the country.

Award

♦Dinesh Katre tech expert wins Emmett Leahy award

Dinesh Katre tech expert wins Emmett Leahy award

  • The Emmett Leahy award for 2020 was conferred on Dinesh Katre from the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune. Katre, who heads the Human-Centered Design and Computing Group at C-DAC, is the first Indian to bag this award.
  • Established in the US in 1967, this international award recognises contributions of persons in the field of records and information management.

Sport

♦Lewis Hamilton wins Emilia Romagna GP as Mercedes win constructors’ title

Lewis Hamilton wins Emilia Romagna GP as Mercedes win constructors' title

  • Lewis Hamilton spearheaded Mercedes claiming their record seventh consecutive constructors’ title at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
  • A one-two for Mercedes with Valtteri Bottas second sealed a record seventh consecutive constructors’ championship. Daniel Ricciardo received third Position.

List of Winner 2020 F1 Race

  • Steiermark Grand prix– Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Britain)
  • Austrian Grand Prix– Valtteri Battas (Mercedes-finland)
  • Hungarian Grand Prix- Lewis Hamilton
  • British Grand Prix -Lewis Hamilton
  • F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix- Max Emilian Verstappen (Red Bull-Netherland)
  • Spanish Grand Prix– Lewis Hamilton
  • Belgian Grand Prix- Lewis Hamilton
  • Italian Grand Prix- Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri-Honda- France)
  • Tuscan Grand Prix- Lewis Hamilton
  • Russian Grand Prix- Valtteri Battas (Mercedes-finland)
  • Eifel Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton
  • Portuguese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton

Obituary

♦Sean Connery: James Bond actor passes away at 90

Sean Connery: James Bond actor passes away at 90

  • Scottish movie legend Sean Connery, who shot to international stardom as the suave, sexy and sophisticated British agent James Bond and went on to dominate the silver screen for four decades, has died aged 90.
  • He was the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen in Dr. No in 1962, From Russia with Love.

♦Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R Doraikkannu dies due to COVID-19

Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R Doraikkannu dies due to COVID-19

  • Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R Doraikkannu, who was battling COVID-19, died on 1st November. Doraikkannu also held the post of Secretary, Thanjavur (North) District, AIADMK.
  • The 72-year-old minister, elected from the Papanasam assembly constituency was admitted to the hospital on October 13 with serious breathlessness and tested Covid-19 positive.

♦Legendary violinist T N Krishnan passes away at 92

Legendary violinist T N Krishnan passes away at 92

  • The legendary violinist T.N. Krishnan passed away in Chennai on 2nd November. He was 92. The eminent violinist is a recipient of several coveted awards and titles including Padma Vibushan.
  • The legend T.N . Krishnan will be remembered with great reverence for his gracious musical performances and also as an inspiring personality for long.

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