11th November 2020 Current Affairs


Here is the day by day GK replace of eleventh November 2020 overlaying the next information headlines: Digital/Online media, 6G experiment satellite tv for pc, Maldives, Australia-India Water Centre, DRDO.

Daily GK updates are integrated with the essential information that made the present affairs headlines for banking or different aggressive exams. Daily GK Update is the entire bag of the essential information that held all day lengthy. One ought to have full information concerning the banking phrases, present affairs information, and so forth. 

National News

1. Digital/Online media now underneath govt regulation

  • Digital/Online media has been introduced underneath the purview of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Currently, there is no such thing as a regulation or autonomous physique governing digital content material.
  • The 2nd Schedule of the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules 1961 has been amended to incorporate following entries viz. Films and Audio-Visual programmes, News and present affairs content material.
  • This signifies that digital content material suppliers corresponding to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hotstar will now be regulated by the Union ministry headed by Prakash Javadekar.
  • The I&B ministry may also regulate on-line audio-visual programmes and present affairs content material, in response to the modification order signed by President Ram Nath Kovind. The determination has been taken in train of the powers conferred by clause (3) of Article 77 of the Constitution, by amending the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 and it’ll come into impact instantly.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Minister of Information and Broadcasting: Prakash Javadekar.


2. China launches ‘world’s first 6G experiment satellite tv for pc’

  • China has despatched into house the world’s first 6G experiment satellite tv for pc.
  • The 6G satellite tv for pc was amongst three Chinese satellites efficiently launched into orbit, together with 10 business distant sensing satellites developed by Argentinian firm Satellogic.
  • This was the 351st rocket of China’s Long March collection.
  • As per the experiences, the expertise is predicted to be over 100 occasions quicker than 5G.
  • The 6G communications check satellite tv for pc was launched into the orbit together with 12 different satellites.
  • The satellite tv for pc additionally carries expertise which shall be used for crop catastrophe monitoring and forest hearth prevention.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • China Capital: Beijing.
  • China Currency: Renminbi.
  • China President: Xi Jinping.

Agreements News

3. India and Maldives signal 4 agreements

  • India and the Maldives have signed 4 agreements, in the course of the go to of Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla to the Maldives. Shringla is on a two-day go to to the Indian Ocean archipelago.
  • These MOUs will assist to enhance the relations between the 2 nations. Maldives tourism trade has been enormously affected by COVID-19 and due to this India offered a mortgage of $250 million to the nation in September 2020.
  • The Indian international secretary appreciated the “India First” coverage of Maldives and likewise mentioned that it’s strongly reciprocated by India by way of “Neighborhood First” coverage.
  • Grant of $100 million by India, which is a part of India’s “$500 million packages” for the Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP), that can hyperlink capital Male with three islands. India may also present a $400-million line of credit score for the undertaking by way of EXIM, the biggest such infrastructure enterprise undertaken within the Maldives.
  • The second settlement signed between the 2 nations is to arrange a plant and soil testing laboratory with a grant of 1.71 million Maldivian rufiyaas.
  • The third settlement has been signed for the institution of a drug detox facility with one other grant of 7.7 million Maldivian rufiyaas.
  • The fourth MOU was signed to extend cooperation within the discipline of sports activities and youth affairs between each the nations.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • President of the Maldives: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
  • Capital of Maldives: Male; Currency of the Maldives: Maldivian Rufiyaa.

4. Australia-India Water Centre inaugurated just about

  • Australia-India Water Centre (AIWC) has been inaugurated in a digital occasion to advertise water-related analysis, instructing, and coaching between the 2 nations.
  • This Water Centre is led by IIT Guwahati from the Indian facet and the University of Western Sydney from the Australian facet. Along with this, the centre has 21 companions from India and Australia.
  • The 5-year MoU has been signed to determine an understanding of cooperation for the Australia India Water Centre (AIWC) between the events.
  • The settlement will carry collaboration in capability constructing, expertise switch specializing in water safety, river well being, protected ingesting water, and so forth.
  • The settlement signed on this event tries to clarify the cooperation between all of the events.
  • All the included events will work intently for collaboration within the discipline of water analysis, scholar and workers exchanges, for a joint Master’s degree course in water futures, workshops, short-term coaching, conferences, and so forth.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Australia: Scott Morrison.
  • The foreign money of Australia: Australian greenback.
  • Capital of Australia: Canberra.

Defence News

5. Rajnath Singh unveils mannequin of Anti-Satellite Missile at DRDO Bhawan

  • A mannequin of Anti Satellite (A-SAT) Missile put in inside DRDO Bhawan was unveiled by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The set up of the A-SAT mannequin will encourage the DRDO fraternity to take up many extra such difficult missions in future.
  • ‘Mission Shakti’ was the nation’s first-ever Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) Missile Test efficiently performed on twenty seventh March 2019 from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha, the place a fast-moving Indian orbiting goal satellite tv for pc in Low Earth Orbit was neutralised with pinpoint accuracy.
  • This made India 4th nation on the planet with the aptitude to defend its property in outer house.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • DRDO Chairman: Dr G. Satheesh Reddy.
  • DRDO Headquarters: New Delhi.

Ranks and Reports

6. Azim Premji tops Edelgive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020

  • The founder-chairman of Wipro Ltd, Azim Premji has topped the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020.
  • The 75-year-old made the best contribution of Rs 7,904 crore between April 2019 and March 2020 in direction of philanthropic causes.
  • It ranks people from India who donated Rs 5 crore and above between April 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020, in direction of philanthropic contributions.
  • Shiv Nadar, founder and chairman of HCL Technologies, ranked second (Rs 795 crore) on the listing.
  • He topped the listing in 2019. India’s richest man and the chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani stood on the third spot (Rs 458 crore). 7 ladies discovered a spot within the listing with Rohini Nilekani (donating Rs 47 crore) being India’s most beneficiant lady; adopted by Anu Aga & household of Thermax (Rs 36 crore), and Biocon’s Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (Rs 34 crore).


7. Ruskin Bond conferred with Tata Literature Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Ruskin Bond, one among India’s most cherished authors was conferred Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020.
  • He has a considerable physique of labor, near 100 books – throughout genres for youngsters and adults.
  • Bond writing has charmed each classes of readers into lifelong love and admiration.
  • He has been recognised by the Indian Council of Child Education for his contribution to the expansion of kids’s literature in India.
  • His well-known works: Room on the roof, Blue Umbrella, and so forth. He was conferred the Padma Shri & Padma Bhushan.

Summits and Conferences

8. PM Modi Leads Indian delegation at twentieth SCO Council of Heads of State Summit

  • The twentieth Summit of SCO Council of Heads of State was held on November 10, 2020, in Video Conference Format.
  • The Meeting was chaired by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi led the Indian delegation.
  • 11 SCO Member States had been represented by their Presidents, whereas India and Pakistan had been represented on the degree of Prime Minister.
  • The Secretary-General of the SCO Secretariat, Executive Director of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure, the Presidents of the 4 Observers (Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, Mongolia) of the SCO additionally attended the assembly.
  • This was the third assembly that India participated after turning into a full member in 2017.
  • India will host the following common assembly of SCO Council of Heads of Government on November 30, 2020, in digital format.

Science and Technology

9. Indian Astronomers collaborate with 2020 Nobel Physics Nobel Laureate

  • Indian astronomers have collaborated with the 2020 Physics Nobel Laureate Prof. Andrea Ghez for the design of back-end devices and doable science prospects of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) undertaking.
  • The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is a proposed extraordinarily massive telescope (ELT) which is deliberate to be put in at Maunakea on the island of Hawaii.
  • The TMT undertaking is a world partnership between CalTech, Universities of California, Canada, Japan, China, and India, to revolutionize the understanding of the universe and the enigmas in it.
  • Some of the Indian astronomers like Dr Annapurni Subramanium, Director of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) and Dr Shashi Bhushan Pandey, a scientist at Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) together with many others collaborated with Prof. Ghez within the ongoing analysis and developmental actions of the TMT undertaking.

Books and Authors

10. Thavaasmi e-book launched by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu

  • Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu has launched the e-book titled “Thavaasmi: Life and Skills through the lens of Ramayana”.
  • The e-book was authored by Rallabandi Srirama Chakradhar and co-author by Amara Sarada Deepthi.
  • Thavaasmi is in 4 volumes ready by a group of younger professionals.
  • The e-book presents the story of Ramayana as a dialogue between a father and daughter with quite a few workouts making it an attention-grabbing studying expertise.

Sports News

11. Mumbai Indians wins IPL 2020 trophy

  • Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals within the closing of Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 to elevate their fifth IPL trophy.
  • Chasing 157 runs for victory, Mumbai had been helped by their captain Rohit Sharma, who hit 68 runs off 51 balls.
  • Mumbai had defeated Chennai Super Kings within the IPL 2019 closing. They have now grow to be the one facet after Chennai Super Kings to defend the title.
  • Rohit Sharma adjudged Game Changer of the Match within the closing of IPL 2020.
  • Trent Boult named the Player of the Match within the closing of IPL 2020.
  • Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul luggage the Orange Cap.
  • Game Changer of the Season: KL Rahul.
  • Delhi Capitals’ Kagiso Rabada wins the Purple Cap.
  • Emerging Player of the season: Devdutt Padikkal (RCB).
  • Rajasthan Royals speedster Jofra Archer emerges because the Most Valuable Player.

Important Days

12. National Education Day: 11 November

  • In India, the National Education Day or Rashtriya Shiksha Diwas is well known on 11 November yearly.
  • The day is well known to commemorate the delivery anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the primary training minister of unbiased India.
  • According to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, colleges are the laboratories that produce future residents of the nation. He is the individual behind IITs and numerous different institutes in India.
  • On 11 September 2008, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has introduced to commemorate the birthday of the good individual by recalling the contribution of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad within the discipline of training by celebrating 11 November as National Education Day.


13. Veteran Gujarati columnist Carlos Gonzalez Valles SJ passes away

  • Author & Gujarati columnist, Father Carlos Gonzalez Valles SJ handed away.
  • A Jesuit priest born in Spain, he was a Mathematics instructor. He wrote in Gujarati, English & Spanish.
  • He translated many mathematical ideas into Gujarati and coined phrases. He is popularly generally known as Father Valles.

14. ‘Scooby-Doo’ Co-creator Ken Spears passes away

  • American tv editor, author and producer Ken Spears, who co-created the beloved animated collection “Scooby-Doo” handed away.
  • He was additionally the co-founder of tv animation manufacturing firm, Ruby-Spears Productions, together with the late Joe Ruby.
  • Together, Spears and Ruby created Scooby-Doo, Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, and Jabberjaw, amongst different applications. Joe Ruby has just lately handed away on August 26, 2020.


15. Nepal President releases Special Anthology on Mahatma Gandhi

  • Nepal President, Bidya Devi Bhandari has launched a particular pictorial anthology on Mahatma Gandhi to mark the 151st delivery anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • This anthology is written within the Nepali language.
  • The e-book was launched at a particular perform held at in Kathmandu within the presence of Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra.
  • This anthology on Gandhi is titled as “Maile Bujheko Gandhi” or “the Gandhi as I understood”.
  • The e-book has been launched to mark the delivery anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the fruits of the two year-long celebrations of ‘150 years of Mahatma’.
  • This anthology has been revealed by the Indian Embassy along with the BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Prime minister of NepalKP Sharma Oli; President: Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
  • Capital of Nepal: Kathmandu; Currency: Nepalese rupee.