22nd & 23rd November 2020 Current Affairs


GK replace of twenty second and Twenty third November 2020 protecting the next information headlines: IMO, SITMEX-20, G20 Summit, ANANDA, Fisheries Awards.

National News

1. India turns into 4th nation to get IMO nod for navigation satellite tv for pc system

  • The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) has been recognised by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as part of the World Wide Radio Navigation System (WWRNS) for operation within the Indian Ocean Region.
  • India has change into the fourth nation on the earth to have its unbiased regional navigation satellite tv for pc system recognised by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
  • The different three international locations which have its navigation methods recognised by the IMO are the US, Russia and China.
  • The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) was designed to supply correct place info providers to help within the navigation of ships in Indian Ocean waters.
  • The Director-General of Shipping (DGS) had approached the IMO for granting recognition to the IRNSS as a element of the WWRNS, much like the US-owned Global Position System (GPS) or Russia’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) – a course of that took two years.
  • The IRNSS was a contemporary and extra correct navigation system and at any given time, there are not less than 2,500 service provider vessels in Indian waters that may now be capable to use the system.
  • The IRNSS might be used to help within the navigation of ships in ocean waters throughout the space of roughly 1,500 km from the Indian boundary.

State News

2. PM Modi laid the inspiration stone of rural ingesting water provide initiatives in UP

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the inspiration stone of rural ingesting water provide initiatives in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Vindhyachal area in Uttar Pradesh through video convention.
  • The whole estimated value of the initiatives is round Rs 5,555.38 Crore.
  • The initiatives will present family faucet water connections in all rural households of 2,995 villages and can profit about 42 lakh inhabitants of those districts.
  • Village Water and Sanitation Committees/ Paani Samiti have been constituted in all these villages, who will shoulder the duty of operation and upkeep.
  • The initiatives are deliberate to be accomplished in 24 months.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Aditya Nath; Governor: Anandiben Patel.

Defence News

3. 2nd Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX-20 held in Andaman Sea

  • The 2nd version of India, Singapore and Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX-20 was carried out from within the Andaman Sea.
  • The 2020 version of the train is being hosted by Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).
  • Indian Navy (IN) Ships together with indigenously constructed ASW corvette Kamorta and missile corvette Karmuk participated within the train.
  • The SITMEX collection of workout routines are carried out to boost mutual inter-operability between IN, RSN and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) and likewise strengthen mutual confidence and develop frequent understanding and procedures in the direction of enhancing the general maritime safety within the area.
  • The first version of SITMEX was hosted by Indian Navy in 2019 off Port Blair.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Thailand: Prayut Chan-o-cha.
  • Thailand Capital: Bangkok.
  • Thailand Currency: Thai baht.
  • Singapore Currency: Singapore greenback.
  • Singapore Capital: Singapore.
  • Prime Minister of Singapore: Lee Hsien Loong.

4. Indian Navy will get ninth P-8I anti-submarine warfare plane

  • Indian Navy has bought its ninth Boeing P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare plane, a part of the practically $1 billion cope with the US for 4 further planes signed in 2016.
  • India, which had first signed a contract for eight such plane in 2009, can be negotiating a deal for six extra P-8Is with the US below the government-to-government route.
  • While the ninth plane was scheduled to be handed over to the Indian Navy in July this 12 months, the Covid pandemic delayed plans. The remaining three are scheduled to be handed over to India in 2021. Incidentally, the plane, the newest of which landed at INS Hansa in Goa.
  • The P-8I is supplied for long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in help of the broad space, maritime and littoral operations.
  • Incidentally, its communication and sensor suite consists of indigenous tools developed by defence PSUs and personal producers.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.

Summits and Conferences

5. fifteenth G20 Summit held below the chairmanship of Saudi Arabia

  • The fifteenth G20 Summit was held below the chairmanship of Saudi Arabia. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia chaired the Summit by way of video-conferencing, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The two-day Summit was held below the theme “Realising the Opportunities of the 21st Century for All”.
  • The focus of the G20 Summit was on an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable restoration from the COVID-19 and the leaders mentioned pandemic preparedness and the methods and means to revive jobs.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, participated within the Summit together with the respective Heads of State/ Government of 19 member international locations, EU, different invited international locations and worldwide organizations.
  • Italy will take over the Presidency of the sixteenth G20 on 1st December 2020.

Business News

6. LIC launches 1st digital app ‘ANANDA’

  • Life Insurance Corporation of India has launched a digital utility for brokers for onboarding to get a life insurance coverage coverage.
  • The Digital Application is named “ANANDA”, which is an acronym for Atma Nirbhar Agents NewBusiness Digital Application.
  • The Digital utility is a device for the onboarding course of to get the life insurance coverage coverage by way of a paperless module with the assistance of the agent or middleman.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Life Insurance Corporation of India Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Life Insurance Corporation of India Chairperson: M R Kumar.
  • Life Insurance Corporation of India Founded: 1 September 1956.

Awards News

7. Department of Fisheries presents first Fisheries Awards

  • Department of Fisheries presents Fisheries Sector Awards for the primary time on the event of the ‘World Fisheries Day’, to recognise their accomplishments within the discipline and their contribution into the expansion of the sector.
  • The Department of Fisheries below the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying awarded greatest performing States, Organisations and Districts for 2019-20. 

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8. 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 rising stars, within the firmament of theatrics – Neel Choudhary and Irawati Karnik have been awarded the Aditya Vikram Birla Kalakiran Puraskars.
  • “Theatre” is the central theme, for this 12 months’s awards.
  • The Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar and Kalakiran Puraskar awards, have been instituted in 1996 by the Sangeet Kala Kendra (SKK), which was based in 1973 by Aditya Vikram Birla (former Chairman of Aditya Birla Group), to honor excellence in theatre and performing arts.

Science and Technology

9. NASA-ESA efficiently launches Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite tv for pc

  • The US area company NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) efficiently launched ‘Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite’, to watch the rising international sea stage.
  • The joint US-European satellite tv for pc lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
  • The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite tv for pc will assist to boost climate forecasts and supply detailed info on large-scale ocean currents to help ship navigation close to coastlines.
  • The US-EU collaboration for the monitoring of sea-level report started in 1992 with the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite tv for pc and adopted by Jason-1 (2001), OSTM/Jason-2 (2008), and finally, Jason-3 (2016).
  • This Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite tv for pc might be adopted in 2025 by its twin, Sentinel-6B.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • The administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Jim Bridenstine.
  • Headquarters of NASA: Washington D.C., United States.

Ranks and Reports

10. EIU’s Worldwide Cost of Living (WCOL) Index 2020 introduced

  • The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has launched its biannual ‘Worldwide Cost of Living (WCOL)’ report of the World’s Most Expensive Cities in 2020, primarily based on their value of dwelling.
  • Hong Kong (China), Paris (France) and Zurich (Switzerland) share the highest spot because the most costly cities within the record, which contains of 133 cities.
  • Damascus (Syria), Taskent (Uzbekistan), Lusaka (Zambia) ranked the final three spot as probably the most least expensive cities within the record, which contains of 133 cities.
  • The report took under consideration the value of 138 objects, utilized in daily for survival, and the falling or rising worth of that nation’s foreign money as a consequence of Covid to rank the cities accordingly.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Economist Intelligence Unit Headquarters: London, United Kingdom.
  • Economist Intelligence Unit Founded: 1946.


11. Sahitya Academy award winner Shaik Khaja Hussain passes away

  • Noted Telugu poet, journalist, scriptwriter, and Kendra Sahitya Academy award winner Shaik Khaja Hussain, popularly generally known as Devi Priya, handed away.
  • He was born in Tadikonda in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. He bagged the Sahitya Akademi Award 2017, for his e-book Gaali Rangu.
  • His “Running Commentary” on modern politics in Udayam Telugu every day was very fashionable and thought-provoking.


12. India’s first ‘Moss Garden’ comes up in Nainital district

  • The Uttarakhand forest division has devoted the newly-built Moss Garden to the individuals, claiming that it’s the nation’s first such backyard, unfold over 10 hectares in Kumaon’s Nainital district.
  • The moss backyard, which took practically a 12 months to construct, was inaugurated by Water Man of India Rajendra Singh.
  • The state forest division had accredited analysis initiatives to check moss species, thought of probably the most important indicator of ecosystem fluctuations as they’re extra delicate in the direction of habitat and local weather modifications.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat.
  • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya.