27th November 2020 Current Affairs


GK replace of twenty seventh November 2020 protecting the next information headlines:  Leh Indian Air Force Station, Ayodhya Airport, Engineer-in-Chief of Indian Army, HDFC Bank, ICCI.

National News

1. Ladakh will get largest photo voltaic mission at Leh Indian Air Force station

  • The Union Territory of Ladakh has bought the most important solar energy mission arrange beneath the Centre’s ‘Make In India’ initiative at Leh IAF station to offer sustainable power different to fossil gas and conventional strategies of power technology.
  • The mission specifically ‘Provision of Solar Photo Voltaic Powerplant 1.5 MW’ has been accomplished inside 12 months effectively earlier than the completion deadline of March 31, 2021.
  • It is the most important put in photo voltaic mission until date out of the goal of 300 MW in three phases for defence sectors and 14 MW for Leh area as set by the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
  • The mission value Rs 122 crore was just lately inaugurated by Air Marshal V R Chaudhari, Commander-in-chief, Western Air Command.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh: Radha Krishna Mathur.

State News

2. Ayodhya Airport to be renamed as Maryada Purushottam Sri Ram Airport

  • Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has cleared the proposal to rename the Ayodhya airport as Maryada Purushottam Sri Ram Airport, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The proposal for a similar can be despatched to the Ministry of Civil Aviation after it’s handed by the state Assembly.
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath had introduced on the event of Deepotsav on Diwali eve in November 2018 that Ayodhya can have each worldwide and home terminals and will probably be one of many largest airports of UP.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

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

Appointment News

3. Lt Gen Harpal Singh appointed new Engineer-in-Chief of Indian Army

  • Lt Gen Harpal Singh has appointed new Engineer-in-Chief of Indian Army.
  • He is presently the Director-General of Border Roads Organisation and would take over his new appointment on 1 December.
  • Major Gen Rajeev Chaudhary has been appointed as the brand new Director-General of the Border Roads Organisation.
  • The BRO is liable for the development and upkeep of roads alongside the borders with China and Pakistan.

Agreements News

4. Mercedes-Benz joins palms with SBI to focus on HNI clients

  • Mercedes-Benz has joined palms with State Bank of India (SBI) to supply monetary advantages to the lender’s High Net Worth Individual (HNI) clients.
  • This collaboration will give the posh vehicle producer entry to State Bank of India’s High Net Worth Individual (HNI) buyer base, whereas the financial institution’s clients will take pleasure in unique advantages on the time of reserving a Mercedes-Benz automotive.
  • The collaboration with SBI provides an thrilling alternative to broaden our buyer base and attain out to the potential HNI clients of the financial institution with services and products.

5. HDFC Bank indicators MoU with ICCI to assist SMEs and Start-ups

  • HDFC Bank has signed an MoU with Inventivepreneur Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ICCI) to assist SMEs and Start-ups.
  • Through this affiliation, ICCI will have interaction, enrol and assist varied Startups /SMEs /MSMEs to facilitate inter-alia monetary and different services to/from HDFC Bank.
  • ICCI and HDFC Bank collectively conduct various networking actions, consciousness camps and interactive classes, Business Events.
  • HDFC Bank might supply financial institution accounts to Startups which can be supported by INVENTIVEPRENEUR and advisable by INVENTIVEPRENEUR.
  • HDFC Bank will supply key enterprise assist features like shared workspaces, digital advertising, net providers, Patent submitting, content material writing, tax, and authorized advisory to ICCI advisable companies.
  • ICCI will consider and suggest potential Startups /SMEs /MSMEs for investments.
  • ICCI will assist companies to pitch their options to requisite stakeholders and can work in the direction of offering them with a chance to showcase their options.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • ICCI Headquarters: New Delhi, India.
  • President of ICCI: Ritika Yadav.
  • Headquarters of HDFC Bank: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • MD and CEO of HDFC Bank: Sashidhar Jagdishan(Succeeds Aditya Puri).
  • The tagline of HDFC Bank: We perceive your world.

6. UNDP and Invest India tie-up to launch the SDG Investor Map for India

  • The National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency, Invest India has partnered with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India to develop the first-ever ‘SDG Investor Map for India’.
  • The map lays out 18 Investment Opportunities Areas (IOAs) in six essential SDG enabling sectors, that may assist India to maneuver ahead on Sustainable Development path. This initiative is an instrumental stride in India’s growth trajectory.
  • This data-backed analysis and insights will act because the blueprints to offer a greater understanding of how greatest the SDG financing hole may be lowered in India.
  • The growth pathway of India will decide the achievements of the worldwide environmental social targets, due to this fact it’s essential to make sure that these pathways are sustainable, resilient and equitable.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Invest India is a non-profit enterprise beneath the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • Invest India MD and CEO: Deepak Bagla.
  • Invest India Established: 2009.
  • Invest India Headquarter: New Delhi.

Summits and Conferences

7. PM Modi Inaugurates third international renewable power occasion “RE-INVEST” 2020

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has inaugurated the third Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo (RE-Invest 2020) by means of video conferencing.
  • The summit is organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
  • The theme for RE-Invest 2020 is ‘Innovations for Sustainable Energy Transition’. The first two editions of RE-Invest have been held in 2015 and 2018.
  • The two-day digital programme will present a world discussion board for funding promotion within the renewable power sector and a chance to numerous nations, states, enterprise homes & organizations to showcase their methods, achievements and expectations.
  • It should be famous that India has set an formidable goal of getting 175GW of renewable power by 2022 and 450GW by 2030.

Sports News

8. Sports Minister launches 2nd version of Fit India School Week

  • Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has launched the 2nd version of the “Fit India School Week” program within the presence of Fit India Mission.
  • Sports Minister encourages college youngsters to take part within the Fit India motion.
  • To take part in this system the colleges should register themselves on www.fitindia.gov.in/fit-india-school-week.
  • The Fit India School week program was launched in November final yr and noticed participation from over 15 thousand colleges throughout the nation.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Founder of FIT India: Suparno Satpathy.


9. Father of Indian IT trade FC Kohli passes away

  • Founder of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Faqir Chand Kohli, higher generally known as the Father of the Indian IT trade, handed away.
  • Besides being the founder, he was additionally the primary CEO of TCS.
  • Kohli additionally labored because the deputy common supervisor of Tata Power Company and was the Chairman of the Board of Governors of College of Engineering, Pune.
  • As the primary CEO of TCS, he pioneered India’s IT revolution and helped the nation construct the $190-billion IT trade.
  • A visionary and pioneer by nature, he was a recipient of Padma Bhushan from the Government of India.

10. Former World Bank President James Wolfensohn passes away

  • Australian-American lawyer, funding banker, and economist James Wolfensohn, who served because the President of the World Bank for 10 years, handed away.
  • He had served because the ninth president of the World Bank Group from 1995 to 2005.
  • Together with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Wolfensohn launched the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative in 1996, a program that ultimately supplied greater than $53 billion in debt reduction to 27 of the world’s poorest nations.

Miscellaneous News

11. Malayalam movie ‘Jallikattu’ is India’s official entry for the Oscars

  • Malayalam movie “Jallikattu”, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, has been chosen as India’s official entry for the Best International Feature Film class for the 93rd Academy Awards.
  • Jallikattu is the third Malayalam movie after Guru (1997) and Adaminte Makan Abu (2011) to be chosen because the nation’s official entry for the Oscars.
  • Jallikattu premiered on the Toronto International Film Festival, garnering reward from critics. It was later screened on the Busan International Film Festival and a number of different main venues.
  • In 2019, Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, was India’s entry to the Oscars.