28th November 2020 Current Affairs


GK replace of twenty eighth November 2020 overlaying the next information headlines: Tsirkon hypersonic missile, Cambridge Dictionary, National Statistical Office, biking expedition.

National News

1. Prakash Javadeker launches India Climate Change Knowledge Portal

  • Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar has launched the “India Climate Change Knowledge Portal”.
  • According to Prakash Javadekar, India has virtually achieved its pre-2020 local weather motion targets. He stated, although India is just not chargeable for local weather change it’s taking accountable motion to mitigate the problem.
  • The portal may have all the most important steps the Government is taking at each nationwide and worldwide ranges to deal with the local weather change points.
  • Portal will likely be a single-point info useful resource that gives info on the completely different local weather initiatives taken by numerous Line Ministries enabling customers to entry d standing on these initiatives.

2. Nitin Gadkari inaugurates Highway tasks in Uttar Pradesh

  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated and laid the muse stones of 16 National Highway tasks in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The development value of those infra tasks is estimated to be round Rs 7477 crore.
  • These freeway tasks embody a highway size of 505 kilometres and can present higher connectivity, comfort to the general public in addition to result in financial progress within the state. National Highways works value two lakh crore rupees are being undertaken in UP.

International News

3. Russia test-fired Tsirkon hypersonic missile within the Arctic

  • Russia efficiently test-fired a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile within the Arctic. the frigate Admiral Gorshkov within the White Sea fired a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile, hitting a naval goal 450 km away within the Barents Sea at a velocity of over Mach 8.
  • In early January, the identical frigate test-fired a Tsirkon missile for the primary time, putting a floor goal over 500 km away.
  • Last month, the warship deployed within the White Sea destroyed a naval goal within the Barents Sea with a Tsirkon missile.

4. Quarantine’ named Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2020

  • Cambridge Dictionary has named ‘quarantine’ as Word of the Year 2020. The phrase has been named the phrase of the 12 months primarily based on information that confirmed that it was one of the extremely searched phrases on the Cambridge Dictionary this 12 months.
  • Cambridge editors have seen that persons are utilizing the phrase in a brand new method this 12 months describing a “general period of time in which people are not allowed to leave their homes or travel freely so that they do not catch or spread a disease.”
  • This new sense of quarantine has now been added to the Cambridge Dictionary.

Economy News

5. India’s GDP Contracts 7.5% in September Quarter

  • The National Statistical Office (NSO) has launched the estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter (July-September) Q2 of 2020-21.
  • The GDP at Constant (2011-12) Prices in Q2 of 2020-21 is estimated at Rs 33.14 lakh crore, as towards Rs 35.84 lakh crore in Q2 of 2019-20, displaying a contraction of 7.5% as in comparison with 4.4% progress in Q2 2019-20.

Defence News

6. Indian Army launches biking expedition in Gujarat & Rajasthan

  • Konark Corps of Indian Army has launched a 1971 kilometres biking expedition in Gujarat and Rajasthan to commemorate the graduation of the Golden Jubilee Victory Celebrations of Indian Armed Forces within the Indo-Pak War of 1971.
  • 1971 Kilometers ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh Cyclothon’ throughout Gujarat & Rajasthan has been joined by the relay groups of 20 contributors every of the varied Army Formations throughout the 2 states.

Ranks and Reports

7. India rise 4 spots to 104th in newest FIFA rankings

  • The Indian nationwide workforce have moved up a spot to 104 within the newest FIFA Rankings. The Indian workforce had been ranked 108th within the October 2020 rankings.
  • In two months, India has climbed 5 spots after being 109th in September.
  • Meanwhile, on the worldwide scene, the highest six stay unchanged. Belgium continues to steer the rankings adopted by France, Brazil, England, Portugal and Spain. Argentina is seventh, having interchanged spots with eighth-placed Uruguay. Mexico and Italy full the highest 10.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • President of FIFA: Gianni Infantino; Founded: 21 May 1904.
  • Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland.

Miscellaneous News

8. SpiceJet launches devoted freighter providers to Leh in Ladakh

  • SpiceJet has launched devoted freighter providers connecting Leh with the remainder of the nation.
  • This is the primary time a civil airliner has began freighter providers to Leh.
  • Accordingly, the airline operated its first freighter flight from Delhi to Leh carrying 13 tonnes of cargo provides. SpiceXpress, the devoted cargo arm of SpiceJet, will deploy its Boeing 737 freighter on this route.
  • The devoted cargo flights will assist transport recent fruits, greens, flowers, perishables, prescription drugs, medical gear, and different common cargo.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • SpiceJet Founded: 2004.
  • SpiceJet Headquarters: Gurugram.
  • Chairman & Managing Director of SpiceJetAjay Singh.

9. L&T luggage Rs 7,000-cr order to assemble a part of Bullet Train undertaking

  • Infrastructure main Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has bagged an order value over Rs 7,000 crore to assemble part of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR), often known as the Bullet Train Project.
  • The scope of the order consists of the development of viaducts, one station, main river bridges, upkeep depots, and different auxiliary works.
  • The roughly 508 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail undertaking will cowl Maharashtra, Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Gujarat, with 12 stations alongside the route.
  • Upon completion, the high-speed rail will function at a velocity of 320 kmph, overlaying your complete distance in roughly 2 hours with restricted stops and in 3 hours with all stops.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Larsen and Toubro CEO: S. N. Subrahmanyan.
  • Larsen and Toubro Founded: 7 February 1938.
  • Larsen and Toubro Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

10. Bengaluru’s Bowring Medical College named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

  • The Bowring and Lady Curzon Medical College and Research Institute in Bengaluru have been named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • The institute was arrange in 2018-19 on the campus of Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital in Shivajinagar within the coronary heart of Bengaluru.