26th November 2020 Current Affairs


GK replace of twenty sixth November 2020 protecting the next information headlines: PM Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Varunastra, ICC Chairman, Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, Indian Constitution Day.

Business News

1. IPPB launches PM Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana

  • India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has launched a low-cost insurance coverage scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY)’ for its clients to deliver massive sections of the underserved and unserved inhabitants into the monetary mainstream.
  • IPPB has collaborated with PNB MetLife India Insurance Company for this product.
  • To present safety and monetary safety to the poor and underprivileged, particularly in unbanked and distant areas of India, within the unexpected and unlucky occasion of the lack of a member of the family who’s primarily the breadwinner.
  • Anyone who has a financial savings account with IPPB.
  • Minimum age 18 years and a most age 50 years.
  • The most protection of Rs 2,00,000 per life regardless of a number of accounts/a number of certificates of insurance coverage held beneath the PMJJBY scheme.
  • Premium Rs 330 to be paid yearly.
  • Completion of 55 years (Age close to Birthday).

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • Managing Director & CEO of IPPB: J Venkatramu.
  • India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched IPPB in 2018.

Defence News

2. DRDO flags off first ‘Varunastra’ Heavy Weight Torpedo

  • The Defence Research and Development (DRDO) Chairman G Satheesh Reddy has flagged off the primary Production unit of Heavy Weight Torpedo (HWT), Varunastra.
  • The Varunastra has been designed and developed by Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL) of DRDO whereas Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), Vishakhapatnam has manufactured the torpedo for the Indian Navy.
  • Varunastra is a ship-launched, heavyweight, electrically propelled anti-submarine torpedo. It might be launched from ships that may hearth heavyweight torpedoes to have interaction quiet submarines in deep and shallow waters.
  • It is powered by an electrical propulsion system with a number of 250 Kilowatts Silver Oxide Zinc (AgOZn) batteries.
  • It is able to attaining a pace of 40 Knots (74 Kms/hr), weighs round 1.25 tons and might carry as much as 250 kg of the standard warhead. It is manufactured from 95% Indigenous contents.
  • The heavyweight torpedo can also be being supplied for exports.

Appointment News

3. New Zealand’s Greg Barclay elected new ICC Chairman

  • Auckland-based business lawyer and director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) since 2012, Greg Barclay has been elected as the brand new chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), after the second spherical of voting.
  • Barclay succeeds India’s Shashank Manohar who stepped down in July 2020 and can substitute Imran Khwaja, who’s at the moment the interim chairman.
  • He was serving as NZC’s consultant on the board of the International Cricket Council and had additionally served because the director of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • CEO of ICC: Manu Sawhney.
  • Headquarters of ICC: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Schemes and Committees

4. Thaawarchand Gehlot e-launches National Portal for Transgender Persons

  • Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot has e-launched a ‘National Portal for Transgender Persons’ and e-inaugurated a ‘Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’ in Vadodara, Gujarat.
  • This extremely helpful Portal would assist a transgender individual in making use of for a Certificate and Identity card digitally from anyplace within the nation.
  • ‘Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’ can be run in affiliation with Lakshya Trust, a Community based mostly organisation completely run by the Transgenders.

Books and Authors

5. PM Modi releases e book on the Life of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a e book on the life and beliefs of Guru Nanak Dev, the founding father of Sikhism and first of its ten gurus. The e book has been penned by Kirpal Singh Ji.
  • Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was additionally current through the e book launch.

Important Days

6. Indian Constitution Day: 26 November

  • In India, 26 November is widely known as Constitution Day or Samvidhan Diwas. On at the present time in 1949, the structure was adopted which got here into pressure on January 26, 1950, marking the start of a brand new period within the historical past of India.
  • On nineteenth November 2015, through the year-long celebration of the a hundred and twenty fifth beginning anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar, Government of India declared November twenty sixth because the Constitution Day.
  • Previously at the present time was celebrated as Law Day. 26 November was chosen to unfold the significance of the structure and to unfold ideas and concepts of Ambedkar.

7. National Milk Day: 26 November

  • In India, November 26 is widely known as National Milk Day, since 2014, to commemorate the birthday of the daddy of India’s White Revolution, Dr Verghese Kurien (additionally nicknamed as Milkman of India).
  • The day was fastened by all of the dairy majors of the nation together with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), the Indian Dairy Association (IDA), together with 22 state-level milk federations.
  • The significance of National Milk Day lies in the truth that at the present time celebrates the significance of milk in an individual’s life.
  • The Indian Dairy Association (IDA), in 2014, took the initiative to rejoice at the present time for the primary time.
  • The first National Milk Day was celebrated on 26 November 2014 the place varied milk producers from 22 states participated.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams: 

  • World Milk Day is noticed on 1 June yearly by the United Nations.



8. Football Legend Diego Maradona passes away

  • One of the best footballers of all time, Diego Maradona handed away. He was captain when Argentina gained the 1986 World Cup, producing a sequence of elegant particular person performances.
  • He was largely accountable for Argentina’s World Cup victory in 1986 in Mexico, scoring two well-known objectives in a single sport in opposition to England within the quarter-finals.
  • He performed for Barcelona and Napoli throughout his membership profession, profitable two Serie A titles with the Italian aspect.
  • Maradona’s most iconic second was arguably his notorious ‘Hand of God’ second throughout Argentina versus England match within the 1986 FIFA World Cup. His second aim within the match is considered the “Goal of the Century”. 

9. AIMPLB vp Maulana Kalbe Sadiq passes away

  • Vice president of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), Maulana Kalbe Sadiq handed away.
  • He was born in Lucknow and was identified for his lectures, principally throughout Muharram.
  • He was an educationist, Islamic scholar and ambassador of communal amity.
  • Sadiq was the primary to organise a Shia-Sunni namaz within the historical past of Lucknow. He obtained his early training from madrasa Sultan ul Madaris.

Miscellaneous News

10. tenth version of National Science Film Festival begins just about

  • The tenth version of prestigious National science movie competition kicked off on twenty fourth November 2020 in a digital mode.
  • The four-day lengthy movie competition has been collectively organized by Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous company beneath the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and the Tripura State Council of Science and Technology, Govt. of Tripura from 24 to 27 November 2020.
  • The science movie competition affords a novel platform to showcase the science movies made by professionals, beginner and pupil filmmakers beneath varied themes, to advertise science movies in India.