5th November 2020 Current Affairs


Here is the day by day GK replace of fifth November 2020 overlaying the next information headlines: Tourist Facilitation Centre, CARAT, Ivory Coast, ADB, PINAKA rocket system.

Daily GK updates are integrated with the necessary information that made the present affairs headlines for banking or different aggressive exams. Daily GK Update is the entire bag of the necessary information that held all day lengthy. One ought to have full information in regards to the banking phrases, present affairs information, and so forth. 


1. Indian Army chief made honorary General of Nepal Army

  • The Chief of Army Staff General, MM Naravane was conferred the honorary rank of General of the Nepali Army by President Bidya Devi Bhandari. He was honoured at a particular ceremony on the President’s official residence ‘Shital Niwas’ in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • The ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli, Indian Ambassador Vinay M. Kwatra and different senior officers of each the international locations.
  • The apply follows a seven-decade-old custom of conferring Army Chiefs of one another’s nation with the honorary title.
  • Commander-in-Chief General KM Cariappa was the primary Indian Army Chief to be embellished with the title in 1950.
  • In January final yr, Chief of Nepali Army, General Purna Chandra Thapa, was additionally made the honorary General of the Indian Army by President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony in New Delhi.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Prime minister of NepalKP Sharma Oli; President: Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
  • Capital of Nepal: Kathmandu; Currency: Nepalese rupee.

2. Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurates “Tourist Facilitation Centre” in Kerala

  • Union Minister of State (IC) for Tourism & Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel nearly inaugurated the “Tourist Facilitation Centre” facility at Guruvayur, in Kerala.
  • The facility has been constructed beneath the venture “Development of Guruvayur, Kerala” beneath PRASHAD Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism, at the price of Rs. 11.57 Crores.
  • The ‘National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive’ (PRASHAD) have been launched by the Ministry of Tourism within the yr 2014-15.
  • The goal of PRASHAD scheme is built-in improvement of recognized pilgrimage and heritage locations.
  • It contains infrastructure improvement corresponding to entry factors (Road, Rail and Water Transport), last-mile connectivity, primary tourism services like Information/ Interpretation Centers, ATM/ Money trade, eco-friendly modes of transport, space Lighting and illumination with renewable sources of power, parking, ingesting water, bogs, cloakroom, ready rooms, first support centres, craft bazaars /haats/ memento outlets/ cafeteria, rain shelters, Telecom services, web connectivity and so forth.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan; Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan.


3. Bangladesh and US launch joint naval train CARAT Bangladesh 2020

  • Bangladesh and US navies launched the ‘Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh 2020’ to broaden relationships and broaden maritime consciousness between the 2 international locations.
  • The train demonstrates the U.S.’s persevering with dedication to work with the Bangladesh navy to deal with shared maritime safety issues within the area and strengthen partnership to make sure a free and open Indo-Pacific area.
  • The sea section of the train will happen within the Bay of Bengal with ships from each international locations.
  • The occasions are designed to boost interoperability between the 2 navies. U.S. and Bangladesh will work by means of coordinated deployment of floor ships, to incorporate tactical manoeuvres amongst different actions.
  • CARAT 2020 underscores the shared imaginative and prescient of the US and Bangladesh for a free, open, inclusive, peaceable and safe Indo-Pacific area.

4. Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara wins third time period

  • The incumbent President of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, has gained a 3rd 5-year time period in a landslide victory, gaining greater than 94 per cent of the votes polled.
  • The 78-year-old, Mr Ouattara was first sworn in because the president in 2010 after which re-elected in 2015. Apart from this, he has additionally served because the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire from November 1990 to December 1993.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Ivory Coast Capital: Yamoussoukro.
  • Ivory Coast Currency: West African CFA franc.

State News

5. ADB approves USD 132.8 mn mortgage to enhance energy distribution in Meghalaya

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has accepted USD 132.8 million mortgage to Meghalaya, to enhance and improve the ability distribution community within the state.
  • The fund will assist in enhancing the distribution system & monetary sustainability of the Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MePDCL).
  • The MePDCL has an enormous excellent towards the ability bought from central energy producing stations and to the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL). The mortgage will assist in clearing the ability excellent dues.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

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


6. India efficiently test-fires enhanced model of PINAKA rocket system

  • The enhanced model of PINAKA rocket system was efficiently flight examined by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
  • This enhanced model of the Pinaka rocket would change the present Pinaka Mk-I rockets. While Mk-1 had a variety of 40 km, the brand new variant can hit a goal 45 to 60 km away.
  • The design and improvement of Pinaka have been performed by DRDO laboratories primarily based in Pune, specifically Armament Research and Development Establishment, ARDE and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, HEMRL.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • DRDO Chairman: Dr G. Satheesh Reddy.
  • DRDO Headquarters: New Delhi.


7. AK Gupta turns into new MD and CEO of ONGC Videsh

  • AK Gupta, the brand new Managing Director and CEO of ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) took cost. Before this, he was Director (Operations) of the corporate.
  • Gupta was additionally the Head of New companies in Marketing in ONGC and Head Business improvement in ONGC Videsh, each for the home and worldwide markets.
  • He has dealt with business negotiations with alliance companions, regulators, prospects and National Oil Companies.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • ONGC Videsh Limited Founded: 1965.
  • ONGC Videsh Limited Headquarters: New Delhi.

Books and Authors

8. ‘Till We Win’: Book on Covid-19 by AIIMS Director

  • A brand new ebook titled “Till We Win” by AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria and two different medical doctors will give a definitive account of India’s struggle towards Covid-19 and the right way to cope with the pandemic within the days to return.
  • The ebook has been co-written by main public coverage and well being techniques knowledgeable Chandrakant Lahariya and famend vaccine researcher and virologist Gagandeep Kang.
  • The ebook offers with the “realization of inner strength and unity” amongst folks of all walks of life in a rustic identified for its cultural and linguistic range. It will hit the stands this month and revealed by Penguin Random House India.
  • The ebook delves into how learnings from Covid-19 pandemic can be utilized to strengthen the Indian well being system, for higher, without end. It is as much as all of us to transform the problem posed by pandemic as a chance to strengthen well being techniques.

Important Days

9. World Tsunami Awareness Day: 5 November

  • World Tsunami Awareness Day was noticed the world over on 5 November. The day is widely known to unfold consciousness amongst folks the world over in issues associated to the hazards of tsunami.
  • In 2020, World Tsunami Awareness Day encourages the event of nationwide and community-level, native catastrophe danger discount methods to save lots of extra lives towards disasters. This yr’s observance promotes “Sendai Seven Campaign,” goal.
  • In December 2015, the UN General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day, calling on international locations, worldwide our bodies and civil society to boost tsunami consciousness and share modern approaches to danger discount.
  • World Tsunami Awareness Day was the brainchild of Japan, which as a consequence of its repeated, bitter expertise has through the years constructed up main experience in areas corresponding to tsunami early warning, public motion and constructing again higher after a catastrophe to scale back future impacts.
  • UN Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) facilitates the observance of World Tsunami Awareness Day in collaboration with the remainder of the United Nations system.


10. Kannada actor HG Somashekar Rao passes away

  • Veteran Kannada theatre and movie actor, HG Somashekar Rao handed away. He had appeared in additional than 60 films throughout his profession spanning about 5 a long time.
  • He made his big-screen debut with 1975 Kannada movie Geejagana Goodu. Apart from this, HG Somashekar Rao was additionally a broadcast writer. He has written 25 books, together with an autobiography.

11. Bollywood Actor Faraaz Khan passes away

  • Bollywood actor Faraaz Khan handed away. He had acted in a number of in style Bollywood movies within the late Nineteen Nineties and early 2000s.
  • Some of them embrace Mehndi (1998), Fareb (1996), Dulhan Banoo Main Teri (1999) and Chand Bujh Gaya (2005) amongst others.