24th November 2020 Current Affairs


GK replace of twenty fourth November 2020 protecting the next information headlines: G-20 Summit, UMANG App, International Cherry Blossom Festival, SIMBEX-20, APEC Summit.

National News

1. India to host G-20 Summit in 2023

  • India will host the Summit of the G20 Group in 2023. India was earlier slated to host the summit in 2022.
  • India and Indonesia have swapped their respective internet hosting yr of G20 as Indonesia would additionally chair the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2023.
  • However, now the G20 Summit be hosted by Italy in 2021, Indonesia in 2022, India in 2023 and Brazil in 2024.

2. Ravi Shankar Prasad launches International model of UMANG App

  • Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched the UMANG cellular app International model in coordination with Ministry of External Affairs for choose international locations that embrace USA, UK, Canada, Australia, UAE, Netherlands, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
  • The Union Minister additionally launched an e-Book which presents main milestones of UMANG and main companies accessible on UMANG App categorized into varied classes.
  • Mr Prasad additionally unveiled the newly instituted UMANG Awards for Partner Departments of Centre and States based mostly on the best variety of transactions throughout companies.
  • It will assist Indian worldwide college students, NRIs and Indian vacationers overseas, to avail Government of India companies, anytime.
  • It may also assist in taking India to the world via ‘Indian Culture’ companies accessible on UMANG and create curiosity amongst international vacationers to go to India.

State News

3. fifth India International Cherry Blossom Festival cancelled

  • The fifth India International Cherry Blossom Festival has been cancelled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The pageant is held yearly in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, to have fun the distinctive autumn flowering of the Himalayan cherry blossoms and mark the start of India’s model of autumn.
  • Every yr, Shillong hosts a plethora of occasions like health artwork, trend present, rock live shows and rather more to mark the pageant.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Meghalaya Chief Minister: Conrad Sangma.
  • Meghalaya Governor: Satya Pal Malik.
  • Meghalaya Capital: Shillong.

Defence News

4. India-Singapore Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20

  • The twenty seventh version of India – Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 has been organised from 23 to 25 November 2020 within the Andaman Sea.
  • Indian Navy (IN) is the host for the 2020 version of SIMBEX.
  • The SIMBEX sequence of workouts are being held between the Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), yearly since 1994.
  • The train goals at enhancing mutual inter-operability and imbibing finest practices from one another.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.

Summits and Conferences

5. Malaysia hosted 2020 APEC Summit

  • The 2020 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting was held below the Chairmanship of Malaysian Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
  • This was the primary time that each one 21 APEC Economic Leaders met nearly as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The APEC 2020 ended with the adoption of the APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040 and the 2020 Kuala Lumpur Declaration.
  • The APEC Summit 2021 can be hosted by New Zealand. This is the second time Malaysia hosted an APEC assembly, having hosted one in 1998.
  • The theme of the APEC Malaysia 2020 was “Optimising Human Potential Towards a Resilient Future of Shared Prosperity: Pivot. Prioritise. Progress”.

Banking News

6. RBI imposes six-month ban on Manta Urban Cooperative Bank

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has banned the Manta Urban Cooperative Bank in Jalna district of Maharashtra for six months for cost of cash and mortgage transactions.
  • The central financial institution has given some directions to this financial institution, which can be efficient for six months because the financial institution closed on 17 November 2020.
  • According to those directions, this financial institution will be unable to make any mortgage or mortgage with out RBI permission, nor will it be capable of renew the outdated loans and make any funding.
  • Bank has additionally been banned from accepting new deposits. He will be unable to make any cost nor make any settlement to pay.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Governor of RBI: Shaktikanta Das.
  • Deputy Governors of RBI: BP Kanungo, MK Jain, MD Patra and Rajeshwar Rao.
  • Headquarters of RBI: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Awards News

7. ISRO Chairman K Sivan receives Doctor of Science Honorary Doctorate

  • Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala introduced Doctor of Science honorary doctorate upon ISRO Chairman K Sivan.
  • The Visvesvaraya Technological University has conferred the doctorate to him.
  • The Governor extremely praised the position of ISRO in defining our Space programme and the social position that it has performed within the nation.

Sports News

8. Daniil Medvedev beat Dominic Thiem to win ATP Tour 2020

  • In Tennis, Daniil Medvedev (Russia) beat Dominic Thiem (Austria) to win the two020 ATP Tour Finals, held in London.
  • This is the most important title of his profession. The 24-year-old will end the yr at fourth place on the planet rankings.
  • In the doubles remaining, Dutch-Croatian duo Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic claimed their first title collectively after surpassing Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Important Days

9. National Pharmacy Week 2020

  • The 59th National Pharmacy Week (NPW) was celebrated all through the nation from November 16-22, 2020.
  • The theme of the NPW 2020 is “Pharmacists: Frontline Health Professionals”.
  • The Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) organises NPW throughout the third week of November yearly.
  • The essential goal to this week is to make all stakeholders conscious of the presence of pharmacists within the society and to know the position performed by registered pharmacists with respect to medicines, their utilization, dealing with and shelling out.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Indian Pharmaceutical Association President: T.V. Narayana.
  • The Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) based in 1939.

10. AAI observes Aviation Safety Awareness Week 2020

  • Airports Authority of India (AAI) is observing the Aviation Safety Awareness Week 2020 from 23 November to 27 November 2020.
  • The week-long celebration is being noticed in any respect airports and ANS places managed by AAI throughout India.
  • Airport Directors can be organizing consciousness programme at school/faculties on the position of native residents in aviation security to make individuals of the encompassing group conscious of their position in making certain the protection of plane working within the native airport.
  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation goals to attain long run goal of Zero fatality by the yr 2030 as envisaged by ICAO in its Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP-2020-22) via higher managed security programs of stakeholders.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:


11. Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi passes away

  • Three-time Assam Chief Minister from Congress get together Tarun Gogoi handed away.
  • Tarun Gogoi had served because the Chief Minister of Assam between 2001 and 2015.
  • He was the longest-serving chief minister of Assam.
  • Apart from this, Gogoi had additionally served because the meals and meals processing business minister within the Union Cabinet of India below Prime Minister Narasimha Rao between 1991 and 1996.


12. 1st cow hospital of Northeast inaugurated in Assam

  • A cow shelter in Assam’s Dibrugarh inaugurated Northeast’s first-ever cow hospital, on the event of Gopashtami.
  • The hospital, Surbhi Aarogyashala, is about up by Shree Gopal Gaushala at a value of Rs 17 lakh.
  • The hospital will present companies in 30 km radius. There are 368 cows within the shelter.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Assam: Sarbananda Sonowal; Governor: Prof. Jagdish Mukhi.
  • Folk Dance of Assam: Bihu dance, Bagurumba, Bhortal Dance, Jhumur dance.