19th November 2020 Current Affairs


GK replace of nineteenth November 2020 overlaying the next information headlines: Moldova, Gau Cabinet, CASA marketing campaign, Karnataka Bank, FIFA U17.

International News

1. Japan & Australia indicators defence deal to counter China

  • Japan and Australia have signed a ‘landmark’ defence pact in a bid to counter China’s rising affect within the South China Sea and over the Pacific island nations.
  • The deal known as Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) was signed between Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison.
  • RAA will enable Japanese and Australian troops to go to one another’s nations and conduct coaching and joint operations.
  • The treaty will strengthen its safety ties and facilitate cooperation between defence forces.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Japan Capital: Tokyo.
  • Japan Currency: Japanese yen.
  • Japan Prime minister: Yoshihide Suga.
  • Prime Minister of Australia: Scott Morrison.
  • The foreign money of Australia: Australian greenback.
  • Capital of Australia: Canberra.

2. Maia Sandu Wins Moldova Presidential Election

  • Maia Sandu has gained Moldova’s presidential election after a run-off vote in opposition to the incumbent Igor Dodon.
  • Ms Sandu has gained 57.7% of the vote in comparison with Mr Dodon’s 42.2%. Sandu is a former World Bank economist who favours nearer ties with the European Union. Mr Dodon, in the meantime, is brazenly backed by Russia.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Moldova Capital: Chișinău.
  • Moldova Currency: Moldovan leu.

State News

3. Madhya Pradesh govt broadcasts ‘Gau Cabinet’ for defense of cows

  • The Madhya Pradesh authorities, led by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has determined to arrange a ‘Gau Cabinet’ for the safety, conservation and promotion of cows within the state.
  • The Cabinet will comprise of the departments of animal husbandry, forests, panchayat and rural improvement, income, dwelling and farmers welfare.
  • The first assembly of the Cabinet might be held at 12 pm on ‘Gopashtami’ on November 22 on the Cow Sanctuary in Agar-Malwa district named ‘Kamdhenu Gau Abhyaranya ‘.
  • It is India’s first cow sanctuary which was arrange by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Madhya Pradesh authorities in September 2017.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan; Governor: Anandiben Patel.

Banking News

4. Karnataka Bank launches CASA marketing campaign

  • Karnataka Bank launched CASA (present account, financial savings account) mobilisation marketing campaign which can run from November 17 to March 4, 2021.
  • The financial institution said that it intends to mobilise over 4.10 lakh present and financial savings accounts with an accretion of 650 crores of enterprise.
  • With this marketing campaign, the financial institution intends to introduce its enticing and superior line of digitally powered financial savings and present account merchandise to its prospects.
  • To allow the fundamental banking providers to the unbanked(not use banks or banking establishments) sections of the society.
  • To popularize financial institution’s digitally powered CASA merchandise to the subsequent degree of consumers on the idea of their necessities.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Karnataka Bank Limited Headquarters: Mangaluru(Mangalore), Karnataka.
  • Karnataka Bank Limited MD & CEO: Mahabaleshwara M.S.
  • Karnataka Bank LimitedIncorporated: February 18th, 1924.
  • Karnataka Bank Limited Tagline: ‘Your Family Bank Across India’.

Agreements News

5. DIPAM inks settlement with World Bank

  • Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) has signed an settlement with the World Bank, to offer advisory providers to DIPAM for asset monetization.
  • DIPAM is remitted with facilitating monetization of non-core property of presidency CPSEs below strategic disinvestment or closure and enemy property of the worth of 100 crore and above.
  • DIPAM has a framework for monetizing non-core property.
  • The World Bank advisory undertaking, authorized by the Finance Minister, is aimed toward analyzing public asset monetization in India and benchmarking its institutional and enterprise fashions in opposition to worldwide finest practices in addition to supporting the event of operational tips and capability constructing for his or her implementation.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Headquarters of World Bank: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • President of World Bank: David Malpass.

Ranks and Reports

6. India’s Param Siddhi ranked 63rd in strongest supercomputers

  • According to the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Indian supercomputer, Param Siddhi has achieved 63rd rank within the record of 500 strongest supercomputers on the planet.
  • Param Siddhi is the high-performance computing-artificial intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer established below National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) at C-DAC.
  • The Top 500 undertaking which ranks the highest 500 non-distributed laptop programs on the planet is printed twice a yr.
  • The first of those updates at all times coincides with the International Supercomputing Conference in June, and the second is introduced on the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference in November.
  • The supercomputer with Rpeak of 5.267 Petaflops and 4.6 PetaflopsRmax (Sustained) was conceived by C-DAC and developed collectively with the assist of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) below NSM.

Sports News

7. Sudeep Tyagi broadcasts retirement from all types of cricket

  • Indian cricketer, Sudeep Tyagi has introduced his retirement from all types of the cricket.
  • The 33-year-old had performed for the Indian nationwide cricket group in 4 ODIs and a lone T20I as a quick bowler.
  • Apart from this, the right-arm medium-fast bowler had additionally featured in 14 video games within the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

8. FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup 2021 cancelled

  • The 2021 U-17 Women’s World Cup, which was scheduled to be held in India, has been cancelled because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • It has additionally been determined that India will host the 2022 version of the World Cup.
  • The event was presupposed to be held in November 2020 initially, just for the pandemic to drive a postponement.
  • FIFA then revised the schedule and the event was to be held in February and March in 2021 in India.
  • The 2020 U20 Women’s World Cup has additionally been cancelled together with the U17 version.
  • While Costa Rica will get the possibility to host the 2022 U20 Women’s World Cup.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Headquarters of FIFA: Zürich, Switzerland.
  • President of FIFA: Gianni Infantino.

9. BCCI broadcasts MPL Sports as Official Kit Sponsor

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has introduced its partnership with Mobile Premier League (MPL) Sports, the athleisure put on and sports activities merchandise model from Mobile Premier League, India’s largest esports platform, as the brand new package sponsor and official merchandise companion for the Indian Cricket Team.
  • MPL Sports has entered right into a three-year settlement from November 2020 to December 2023.
  • MPL Sports’ affiliation with the BCCI begins with upcoming India’s tour of Australia, 2020-21, which can see Team India sporting the brand new jerseys.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • President of BCCI: Sourav Ganguly.
  • Headquarters of BCCI: Mumbai, Maharashtra; Founded: December 1928.
  • MPL Founded: September 2018

  • Headquarters of MPLBengaluru, Karnataka.

  • Co-Founder and CEO of MPL: Sai Srinivas Kiran G.

Important Days

10. World Philosophy Day: 19 November

  • World Philosophy Day is noticed on the third Thursday of November yearly.
  • This yr World Philosophy Day falls on 19 November 2020.
  • The Day encourages educational trade and highlights the contribution of philosophical data in addressing international points.
  • In 2005 the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed that World Philosophy Day could be celebrated each third Thursday of November.
  • In establishing World Philosophy Day UNESCO strives to advertise a world tradition of philosophical debate that respects human dignity and variety.

11. World Toilet Day: 19 November

  • World Toilet Day (WTD) is noticed globally on 19 November to encourage motion to sort out the worldwide sanitation disaster.
  • World Toilet Day celebrates bogs and raises consciousness of the 4.2 billion individuals dwelling with out entry to securely managed sanitation. It is about taking motion to sort out the worldwide sanitation disaster and obtain Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
  • The day was established by the World Toilet Organization in 2001 and formally declared by the UN General Assembly in 2013.
  • This yr the theme remarks on the significance of “Sustainable sanitation and climate change”.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • World Toilet Organization Headquarters: Singapore.
  • World Toilet Organization Founder and Director: Jack Sim.
  • World Toilet Organization Founded: 19 November 2001.

12. World COPD Day 2020: 18 November

  • World COPD Day is noticed on the third Wednesday of November yearly to lift consciousness about power obstructive pulmonary illness (COPD) and enhance COPD care all through the world. World COPD Day 2020 falls on 18 November 2020.
  • The day is organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) in collaboration with well being care professionals and COPD affected person teams all through the world.
  • The first World COPD Day was held in 2002. Chronic obstructive pulmonary illness is a lung illness that blocks airflow and makes it troublesome to breathe.
  • The 2020 theme: Living Well with COPD-Everybody, Everywhere.

Obituaries News

13. Former Goa Governor Mridula Sinha passes away

  • Former Governor of Goa and veteran BJP chief, Mridula Sinha handed away.
  • She was the first girl Governor of Goa. She was additionally a proficient author, making in depth contributions to the world of literature in addition to tradition.
  • She has served as the pinnacle of the BJP’s ladies’s wing and Chairperson of Central Social Welfare Board within the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • A local of Muzaffarpur, Sinha might be remembered for beginning cultural occasions known as ‘Chaand ke Saath’ within the lawns of Governor House.
  • She had additionally opened a cattle shed contained in the Raj Bhawan.