1st & 2nd November 2020 Current Affairs


Here is the every day GK replace of 1st & 2nd November 2020 masking the next information headlines: Seaplane service, SERB-POWER, Tyre park, Arogya Van, BrahMos Missile.

Daily GK updates are included with the necessary information that made the present affairs headlines for banking or different aggressive exams. Daily GK Update is the entire bag of the necessary information that held all day lengthy. One ought to have full data in regards to the banking phrases, present affairs information, and many others. 

National News

1. PM Modi launches India’s first seaplane service in Gujarat

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the nation’s first seaplane service between the Statue of Unity close to Kevadiya in Gujarat’s Narmada district and Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad.
  • He travelled within the maiden flight of the twin-engine airplane from pond-3 near Sardar Sarovar Dam and landed at Sabarmati riverfront the place a water aerodrome has been arrange.
  • The 19-seater seaplane can be managed by personal airline SpiceJet.
  • The service will cowl the 200km distance between Sabarmati and Kevadia, in simply 45 minutes by flight, which often takes 4 hours.
  • The flight will have the ability to accommodate 12 passengers and tickets will value Rs 4,800 per particular person.`
  • There can be 4 flights a day between Ahmedabad and Kevadia on all sides, which implies 4 arrivals and 4 departures.

2. Harsh Vardhan launches SERB-POWER schemes to assist girls scientists

  • The Union Minister of Science and Technology, Harsh Vardhan has launched the ‘SERB – POWER’ schemes which goal to encourage and assist rising in addition to eminent girls researchers to undertake R&D actions in frontier areas of science and engineering.
  • SERB-POWER stands for Science and Engineering Research Board – Promoting Opportunities For Women in Exploratory Research.
  • This scheme is formulated to mitigate gender disparity in science and engineering analysis funding in varied S&T packages in Indian educational establishments and R&D Laboratories, to make sure equal entry and weighted alternatives for Indian girls scientists engaged in analysis and improvement actions.

State News

3. India’s first ‘tyre park’ to return up in West Bengal

  • In West Bengal, Kolkata will quickly function India’s first “Tyre Park”, the place artworks constituted of scrap and faulty elements can be on show. The West Bengal Transport Corporation will launch this Tyre Park.
  • The Tyre Park, which is able to come up on the Esplanade space, would have a small cafe the place individuals can sit, chill out and benefit from the craftsmanship constituted of tyres.
  • No scrap materials will be labelled as waste, it may be reused and transformed into an artwork type. Scrap tyres, mendacity as waste in varied bus depots, have been reworked and transformed to vibrant shapes by the in-house workforce of WBTC.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee; Governor: Jagdeep Dhankhar.

4. PM Modi inaugurates ‘Arogya Van’ in Gujarat’s Narmada district

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Arogya Van’ within the Narmada district of Gujarat. PM Modi was accompanied by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Governor Acharya Devvrat.
  • Arogya Van is ready up on 17 acres of land in Kevadia for spreading consciousness on Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation.
  • It options round 380 species of crops and bushes with wealthy medicinal values.
  • The ‘Aarogya Van’ contains a lotus pond, alba backyard, aroma backyard, yoga and meditation backyard, indoor plant part, digital info centre, memento store and a cafeteria serving Ayurveda meals, amongst different issues.
  • PM additionally inaugurated Arogya Kutir, Ekta Mall, and Children Nutrition Park.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Gujarat Chief Minister: Vijay Rupani.
  • Gujarat Governor: Acharya Devvrat.

Defence News

5. India Successfully check fires BrahMos Missile from Sukhoi 30 MKI

  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) efficiently test-fired an air-launched model of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi fighter plane within the Bay of Bengal.
  • The plane took off from an airbase in Punjab & reached the Bay of Bengal after mid-air refuelling.
  • The missile efficiently hit a sinking ship within the Bay of Bengal, with lethal accuracy.
  • This check was the longest vary BrahMos strike that was undertaken by the Sukhoi 30 MKI platform.
  • This missile was developed by DRDO, the air-launched model of nuclear-capable BrahMos has a strike vary of 300 km with the potential to hit targets at sea or land in all climate circumstances.

Award News

6. Malayalam author Paul Zacharia chosen for Ezhuthachan Puraskaram 2020

  • Noted Malayalam author, Paul Zacharia has been chosen for this 12 months’s Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, the Kerala authorities’s highest literary honour.
  • Zacharia was chosen for his contribution to Malayalam literature throughout the previous 5 a long time.

Sports News

7. Jio named title sponsor for BCCI’s Women T20 Challenge 2020

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has introduced Jio because the Title Sponsor of the 2020 version of the Women’s T20 Challenge.
  • The partnership will even have the assist of Reliance Foundation Education and Sports For All (RF ESA).
  • This is a historic partnership, as for the primary time a sponsor has signed with BCCI completely for the ladies’s matches.
  • The Jio Women’s T20 Challenge to be performed from 4th November to ninth November can be held in Sharjah.
  • Three groups are Velocity, Supernovas and Trailblazers will play one another as soon as to resolve the finalists on November 9, a day earlier than the IPL ultimate.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

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

8. Indian boxers Amit Panghal wins gold on the Alexis Vastine International

  • Indian boxers Amit Panghal, Sanjeet and Ashish Kumar have received gold medals on the not too long ago concluded Alexis Valentine International Boxing Tournament held in Nantes, France.
  • The match was the primary worldwide occasion that Indian boxers had been part of because the lockdown.

Important Days

9. International Day to End Impunity for Crimes towards Journalists

  • The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes towards Journalists is an UN-recognized day noticed yearly on 2 November.
  • The day attracts consideration to the low world conviction fee for violent crimes towards journalists and media staff, estimated at just one in each ten instances.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • UNESCO headquarters: Paris, France.
  • UNESCO Head: Audrey Azoulay.
  • UNESCO Founded: 16 November 1945.

10. World Vegan Day: 01 November

  • World Vegan Day is noticed globally on 1st November yearly. This day is well known to unfold advantages of veganism for people, non-human animals, and the pure surroundings.
  • Vegan Day is a chance to advertise the advantages of a vegan food plan and veganism generally.
  • The time period vegan was coined by Donald Watson and derived from the phrase Vegetarian. At that point, the differentiation was that Vegans didn’t eat dairy merchandise.


11. Former Turkish Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz passes away

  • Veteran Politician and former prime minister of Turkey, Mesut Yilmaz has handed away. He was the Chief of the now-defunctional centre-right Motherland Party or ANAP from 1991 to 2002.
  • He served as prime minister of Turkey thrice within the Nineties. His first two prime-ministerial phrases lasted for only one month, in 1991 after which in 1996, whereas the third time period was from June 1997 to January 1999.

Miscellaneous News

12. UNESCO allots India’s Panna Tiger Reserve ‘Biosphere Reserve’ standing

  • In Madhya Pradesh, the Panna Tiger Reserve has been included within the ‘World Network of Biosphere Reserves’ checklist of the UNESCO.
  • This is the twelfth biosphere reserve from India to be included within the ‘World Network of Biosphere Reserves’, and third from Madhya Pradesh, after Pachmarhi and Amarkantak.
  • Currently, Panna Tiger Reserve is house to 54 tigers.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Madhya Pradesh Capital: Bhopal.
  • Madhya Pradesh Governor: Anandiben Patel(further cost).
  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

13. Indian Railways launches ‘Meri Saheli’ initiative for safety of ladies

  • The Indian Railways has launched a brand new initiative known as “Meri Saheli” to supply security and safety to girls passengers throughout their practice journeys.
  • The Meri Saheli initiative has been launched by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Indian Railways.
  • A workforce of woman officer and workers have been shaped beneath the brand new initiative, which is able to go to all passenger coaches of the practice together with girls coaches, to establish girls passengers.
  • The workforce will word down their journey particulars like coach quantity and seat quantity, particularly if a woman is travelling alone on the practice.
  • Passengers can be briefed about RPF Security Helpline Number 182, GRP Security Helpline Number 1512 in addition to different precautions like, to not take meals with strangers, shopping for meals from solely approved IRCTC stalls, taking good care of baggage, and many others.
  • Initially, the “Meri Saheli” initiative has been launched in two trains specifically Bandra Terminus-Amritsar Special and Mumbai Central-Jaipur Superfast Express.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Union Minister of Railways: Piyush Goyal.