25th November 2020 Current Affairs


GK replace of twenty fifth November 2020 overlaying the next information headlines: Chang’e-5, Him Suraksha Abhiyan, Phagwara mega meals park, BrahMos missile, Lakshmi Vilas Bank.

National News

1. India proclaims over 100 high-impact initiatives for Afghanistan

  • The 2020 Afghanistan Conference was organized in Geneva from 23-24 November 2020 just about.
  • The External Affairs Minister of India, Dr S. Jaishankar led the Indian delegation on the convention.
  • The Conference was co-hosted by the United Nations, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and the Government of Finland.
  • Construction of the Shatoot Dam, which would supply protected consuming water to 2 million residents of Kabul metropolis. This dam might be constructed on the 202-kilometre Phul-e-Khumri transmission line, which was constructed by India in 2019 to supply electrical energy to Kabul metropolis.
  • India has launched a model new part of over 100 high-impact neighbourhood initiatives in Afghanistan worth USD 80 million (Rs 592 crore) as a result of the nation’s development portfolio inside the war-ravaged nation has reached over USD three billion (Rs 22,200 crore) thus far.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Afghanistan Capital: Kabul.
  • Afghanistan President: Ashraf Ghani.
  • Afghanistan Currency: Afghan afghani.
  • Afghanistan Official languages: Pashto, Dari.

International News

2. China launches historic “Chang’e-5” mission to Collect Lunar Samples

  • China has launched a historic mission ‘Chang’e 5‘ to the moon to collect ‘first lunar samples’.
  • The mission goals on the investigation of the touchdown space to acquire the on-site evaluation information associated to the lunar samples, in addition to systematic and long-term laboratory evaluation of the lunar samples.
  • It is the world’s first moon-sample mission in additional than 40 years.
  • Till date, solely two nations, the US and the Soviet Union have been in a position to accumulate the lunar pattern. The final mission was undertaken by Soviet Union’s Luna 24 mission in 1976.

State News

3. Himachal Pradesh govt launches ‘Him Suraksha Abhiyan’

  • Himachal Pradesh authorities has launched ‘Him Suraksha Abhiyan’ to sensitize the individuals relating to Covid-19 pandemic and in addition to gather data relating to signs of ailments like TB, Leprosy, sugar and blood stress by the door to door marketing campaign all through the State. 
  • Under this Abhiyan about 8000 groups comprising of Health, Ayurveda, Women and Child Development, Panchayati Raj Departments, District Administration and NGOs can be concerned on this marketing campaign.
  • It would guarantee door to door information assortment of well being parameters of the individuals.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of HP: Jairam Thakur; Governor of HP: Bandaru Dattatraya.

4. Narendra Singh Tomar just about inaugurates Phagwara mega meals park

  • Union Food Processing Industries Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has just about inaugurated the Rs 107.83 crore mega meals park at Phagwara in Kapurthala district of Punjab.
  • So far, 37 mega meals parks have been sanctioned throughout the nation, of which 20 have began functioning.
  • The mega meals park, unfold over 55 acres of land and that can profit 25,000 farmers, is provided with warehouses in 3,944 sq. meters, silos with 20,000-tonne capability, chilly storage with 3,000-tonne capability in addition to individually quick-frozen and deep freezer items and different services.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Punjab: Capt. Amarinder Singh; Governor: V.P. Singh Badnore.

Defence News

5. Indian Army efficiently testfires Land-attack model of BrahMos missile

  • Indian Army efficiently test-fired a land-attack model of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory.
  • The supersonic cruise missile efficiently hit its goal, which was on one other island.
  • The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is the world`s quickest operational system in its class.
  • DRDO has not too long ago prolonged the vary of the missile system from the prevailing 298 km to round 450 km.
  • Brahmos is a common long-range supersonic cruise missile system that may be launched from land, sea and air.
  • The missile has been collectively developed by DRDO, India, and NPOM, Russia, via the three way partnership BrahMos Aerospace.

Business News

6. Cabinet approves RBI’s proposal to merge Lakshmi Vilas Bank with DBS Bank

  • Union Cabinet has permitted the merger of capital-starved Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) with DBS Bank India.
  • The Reserve Bank of India on 17 November proposed the merger of the lender with the Indian arm of Singapore’s DBS Bank.
  • The 94-year-old LVB will now stop to exist and its fairness fully worn out.
  • Its deposits will now be on the books of DBS India. Lakshmi Vilas is the second financial institution to wish a rescue this yr, and the third collapse of a serious deposit-taking establishment in 15 months and the primary for the reason that onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • As a part of the amalgamation, DBIL will infuse contemporary capital of Rs 2,500 crores into LVB.
  • This additionally marks the primary occasion when India has turned to a international entity to bail out a struggling home financial institution.
  • Under the deal, DBS acquired 563 branches, 974 ATMs and a $1.6 billion franchise in retail liabilities.
  • Earlier, the RBI had positioned LVB underneath a one-month moratorium until December 16, throughout which withdrawals for depositors have been capped at Rs 25,000.

Awards News

7. Pilibhit Tiger Reserve will get international award for doubling tiger inhabitants

  • The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) and the Uttar Pradesh Forest division have bagged the first-ever worldwide award, “TX2” for doubling the variety of tigers in 4 years in opposition to a goal of 10 years.
  • TX2 stands for ‘Tigers times two’, signalling the purpose to double wild tigers. In 2014, PTR had 25 tigers which went as much as 65 in 2018. 
  • The award was just about offered to the principal chief conservator of forest (wildlife) of the state, Sunil Pandey, by UNDP’s (United Nations Development Program) head of ecosystems and biodiversity, Mindori Paxton.

8. Delhi Crime luggage Best Drama Series on the International Emmy Awards

  • The Netflix present, Delhi Crime has gained the Best Drama Series award on the forty eighth International Emmy Awards 2020.
  • Delhi Crime is the first web-series from India to win an International Emmy Award.
  • The present is written and directed by Richie Mehta and options actress Shefali Shah as the primary character.

To learn the whole listing of winners: Click Here

Important Days

9. International Day for the Elimination of Violence in opposition to Women

  • The United Nations designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is well known worldwide on November 25.
  • The day is well known to lift consciousness of the truth that girls around the globe are topic to varied types of violence and the true nature of the problem is commonly hidden.
  • This yr’s theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence in opposition to Women is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”.
  • In 1981, activists on the Latin American and Caribbean Feminist Encuentros marked November 25 as a day to fight and elevate consciousness of violence in opposition to girls extra broadly; on December 17, 1999, the date acquired its official United Nations (UN) decision.

Obituaries News

10. Congress veteran Ahmed Patel passes away

  • Senior Congress chief and Rajya Sabha MP, Ahmed Patel handed away. He was Lok Sabha MP for 3 phrases from 1977 to 1989 and Rajya Sabha MP since 1993 representing Gujarat.
  • He additionally served because the political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and was one of many get together’s prime negotiators throughout the UPA regime.

11. Veteran TV actor Ashiesh Roy passes away

  • Television actor Ashiesh Roy has handed away. The actor had appeared in various TV reveals and movies in his lengthy performing profession which started in 1997.
  • Some of his well-known tv reveals embrace Movers & Shakers, Yes Boss, Remix, Baa Bahoo Aur Baby, Chaldi Da Naam Gaddi, Burey Bhi Hum Bhale Bhi Hum, Sasural Simar Ka, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi, Mere Angne Mein, Aarambh.
  • He was additionally a voice actor who has been dubbing for international movies.


12. “Nivar” in Bay of Bengal intensifies into extreme cyclonic storm

  • The Deep Depression over the South West Bay of Bengal has intensified into the Cyclonic Storm “Nivar”.
  • The cyclone is presently situated 410 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 450 km southeast of Chennai.
  • As per the India Meteorological Department, Cyclone Nivar may be very prone to intensify right into a extreme cyclonic storm within the subsequent 24-hours.
  • The storm shall cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram round Puducherry.
  • The impression of the Cyclone shall be confronted by the governments of Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.
  • Maximum hazard might be triggered to Tamil Nadu, which has been positioned underneath ‘red’ (take motion) alert.
  • The NDRF has shaped 30 groups to launch rescue and reduction operations in these states in view of the cyclone “Nivar”.

13. Martyrdom Day of ‘Guru Tegh Bahadur’

  • Every yr, November 24 is well known as Martyrdom Day of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Guru of Sikhs of Sikh faith.
  • The day is well known as Shaheedi Divas of Guru Tegh Bahadur throughout the nation.
  • It was on 24 November 1675, Guru Tegh Bahadur sacrificed his life for the sake of people that didn’t even belong to his neighborhood. to guard faith, human values, beliefs and rules.