8th & 9th November 2020 Current Affairs


Here is the day by day GK replace of eighth & ninth November 2020 masking the next information headlines: Shipping ministry, FASTags, Joe Biden, Pakke Tiger Reserve, Parivarthanam, UN advisory committee.

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

National News

1. PM Modi: Shipping ministry to be renamed

  • The Ministry of Shipping is being expanded and renamed because the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
  • This info was given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8 November 2020, throughout a launch occasion of Ro-Pax terminal at Hazira and flagging off the Ro-Pax ferry service between Hazira and Ghogha in Gujarat, which is able to scale back the 370-km street distance between the 2 locations to 90-km by sea route.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Minister of State (IC) of the Ministry of Shipping: Mansukh L. Mandaviya.

2. FASTags necessary for all four-wheelers from January 1, 2021

  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification that FASTags will change into necessary for all four-wheelers, together with previous autos, from January 1, 2021.
  • For this authorities has made an modification in FORM 51 (certificates of Insurance), whereby the main points of FASTag ID shall be captured. This shall be relevant w.e.f. April 1, 2021.
  • Government has amended the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to make FASTag necessary for registration of recent four-wheeled autos, together with for these offered earlier than December 1, 2017.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Minister of Road Transport and Highways:  Nitin Jairam Gadkari.

International News

3. Joe Biden wins the US presidential election

  • Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has defeated Donald Trump to change into the forty sixth U.S. president. Biden will change into the oldest president-elect in U.S. historical past and the primary to oust a sitting commander-in-chief after one time period since Bill Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush in 1992.
  • Biden’s electoral faculty vote to 290, surpassing the 270 wanted to win the White House. Biden’s operating mate, California Senator Kamala Harris, turns into the primary Black and Indian-American girl to function vice chairman.

State News

4. Pakke Tiger Reserve present Covid-19 Insurance to Green Soldiers

  • Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Arunachal Pradesh has change into the primary within the eight-State northeast to supply insurance coverage cowl in opposition to Covid-19 for “green soldiers”.
  • Eight-State northeast contains Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. 57 frontline workers (known as inexperienced troopers) of the Park have been insured for 9 months in opposition to well being points because of the an infection by the Covid-19.
  • The forest guards are rightly the inexperienced troopers within the frontline of India’s wildlife, and the onus of wildlife conservation just about falls on them.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • The nice hornbill is the state chicken of Arunachal Pradesh and it’s ‘vulnerable’ below the IUCN Red List.
  • Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh: Pema Khandu; Governor: B.D. Mishra.

5. Kerala launches “Parivarthanam” scheme for higher livelihood of fisherfolk

  • The authorities of Kerala has launched a pioneering eco-sustainable programme known as ‘Parivarthanam’, to enhance the livelihood of the fishing neighborhood.
  • The scheme goals at enhancing the livelihood abilities of kids alongside the shoreline and likewise allow socio-economic uplift of the fishermen neighborhood.
  • Parivarthanam, which implies change, will probably be headed by Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation (KSCADC).
  • The scheme will promote the processing and advertising and marketing of fresh fish and its recent merchandise.
  • Parivarthanam may even assure a set worth to fish-catchers as honest compensation.
  • It would additionally present jobs to varsity dropouts and migrant workforce returning residence as a result of Covid-19.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

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


6. Indian diplomat Vidisha Maitra elected to UN advisory committee

  • Indian diplomat, Vidisha Maitra has been elected to the UN’s Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ).
  • The election was a tightly contested one however Maitra gained with 126 UN members supporting her candidature for the one publish for the Asia-Pacific group whereas 64 voted for the opposing candidate who was from Iraq.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA.
  • Mr Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Schemes and Committees

7. 1st solar-based water provide challenge of India launched in Arunachal Pradesh

  • Union Jal Shakti Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has launched India’s first solar-based Integrated Multi-Village Water Supply Project (IMVWSP) in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The solar-based carry water provide challenge is ‘first of its kind’ within the nation, and has been commissioned at a value of Rs 28.50 crore. However, such initiatives will probably be carried out in different elements of the nation too.
  • The challenge would offer ingesting water to 17,480 folks in 39 villages of Lower Dibang Valley district in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The solar-based Integrated Multi-Village Water Supply Project has been designed as an built-in challenge with three elements, that are ingesting water, inexperienced power and tourism.
  • The challenge makes use of a inexperienced energy-solar grid, SCADA automation system, pre-fabricated zinc alum storage tank and HDPE conduit for mains, sub-mains and distribution networking system. The challenge additionally contains amusement park together with swimming pool, amphitheatre, fountains, and sit-outs.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh: Pema Khandu; Governor: B.D. Mishra.

Books and Authors

8. Ex-SPG officer pens novel “Rasaathi” on transgenders

  • Ex-SPG officer, Sasindran Kallinkeel’s has penned a novel named “Rasaathi: The Other Side of a Transgender”.
  • The essential character within the novel, revealed by BookMitra, is a transgender named Rasaathi born in a well-to-do household in South India.
  • Rasaathi, that means princess, is within the late 40s who needs folks to deal with transgenders like human beings by showering love, affection, sympathy and recognise their pathetic and horrible life.

Sports News

9. Russian Daniil Medvedev wins Paris Master 2020

  • Russian, Daniil Medvedev has gained Paris Master 2020 title in badminton, when he beat Alexander Zverev 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 in Paris. He turned the fourth Russian to seize the Rolex Paris Masters title.
  • The World No. 5 earned his first service break at 4-4 within the second set and charged to the title from that time by profitable eight of the ultimate 9 video games. Medvedev joins countrymen Marat Safin, Nikolay Davydenko and Karen Khachanov on the Paris honour roll.

Important Days

10. National Legal Services Day: 09 November

  • In India, 09 November is widely known as “National Legal Services Day” yearly by all Legal Services Authorities, to commemorate the enactment of the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987.
  • The Day is widely known to make folks conscious of the varied provisions below the Legal Services Authorities Act and the fitting of the litigants.
  • The intention of celebrating today is to supply freed from cost, proficient and authorized providers to the folks belonging to weaker sections of society.
  • It additionally seeks to ensure the supply of free providers to weaker part folks in addition to making them acutely aware about their rights.

11. World Urbanism Day: 08 November

  • World Urbanism Day, also called “World Town Planning Day”, is widely known on 8 November globally, to recognise and promote the function of planning in creating livable communities.
  • WUD is organised by the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP).
  • The day was based in 1949 by the late Professor Carlos Maria Della Paolera of the University of Buenos Aires, to advance public {and professional} curiosity in planning.
  • World Urbanism Day offers a chance to take a look at planning from a worldwide perspective, with a view to draw consideration to the environmental affect ensuing from the event of cities and territories.

12. International Day of Radiology: 08 November

  • International Day of Radiology is noticed globally on eighth November yearly.
  • The day is widely known to advertise the notice of the worth that radiology contributes to secure affected person care, and enhancing public understanding of the important function radiologists and radiographers play within the healthcare continuum.
  • The motto of International Day of Radiology 2020: ‘Radiologists and radiographers supporting patients during COVID-19’.


13. Filmmaker Sudarshan Rattan passes away

  • Bollywood filmmaker Sudarshan Rattan handed away as a result of COVID-19. He was recognized for his 1986 movie Manav Hatya, starring Madhuri Dixit and Shekhar Suman.
  • Apart from this, the late filmmaker had additionally written, directed and produced the 1996 motion drama movie Hahakaar, starring Sudhir Pandey, Shafi Inamdar, Neelima Azeem and Johny Lever amongst others.


14. NGT bans sale and use of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR

  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers within the Delhi-NCR area from 9 November to 30 November.
  • The ban will probably be relevant in cities and cities the place the air high quality is within the “poor” class.
  • NGT additional added that in cities or cities the place the air high quality is “moderate” or beneath, solely inexperienced firecrackers will probably be offered and the time period of bursting them will probably be restricted to 2 hours throughout festivals akin to Diwali, Chhath, New Year/Christmas Eve as could also be specified by the state.
  • Currently, the state governments have their very own set of tips with regard to allowing/banning the sale and use of firecrackers throughout the festive season.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chairman of NGT: Adarsh Kumar Goel.
  • NGT Headquarters: New Delhi.

15. Vidya Balan’s quick movie ‘Natkhat’ eligible for Oscar nomination

  • The Indian movie ‘Natkhat’, starring and co-produced by Vidya Balan, has gained the highest prize on the third version of Best Of India Short Film Festival 2020.
  • By profitable the competition, the movie has change into eligible for 2021 Oscar qualification.
  • The movie has been directed by Shaan Vyas and co-produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Vidya Balan.
  • The movie additionally gained money prize cash of $2,500 (roughly Rs 1,85,497) and a chance for a tv broadcast deal on ShortsTV.
  • The Best of India Festival has been established by ShortsTV since 2018 to honour and acknowledge the distinctive work of the Indian (India) filmmaker.

16. AIM and Sirius collectively launch ‘AIM-Sirius Innovation Programme 3.0’

  • The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), a flagship initiative by the NITI Aayog, and Russia’s Sirius (Scientific International Research In Unique Terrestrial Station) have collectively launched ‘AIM–Sirius Innovation Programme 3.0’.
  • AIM–Sirius Innovation Programme 3.0 is a 14-day digital programme for Indian and Russian schoolchildren.
  • It is the primary Indo-Russian bilateral youth innovation initiative, which seeks to develop technological options, each web-based and mobile-based, for the 2 nations.
  • During the occasion, round 48 college students and 16 educators and mentors will create 8 digital merchandise and cellular functions to handle world challenges throughout a variety of areas, within the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.
  • These areas embrace tradition, distance training, utilized cognitive science, well being and well-being, sports activities, health, and video games coaching, chemistry, synthetic intelligence, and digital monetary property.

17. West Indies Great Michael Holding Appointed MCC Foundation Patron

  • Former West Indies quick bowler, Michael Holding has been appointed as a brand new patron of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Foundation.
  • The 66-year-old Holding is a passionate advocate for equality in cricket and the broader neighborhood.
  • The MCC Foundation is the charitable arm of the Marylebone Cricket Club, custodian of the sport’s legal guidelines, and was created with the intention of enhancing lives by way of cricket.
  • Last month, actor, psychological well being advocate and cricket-lover Stephen Fry had joined the Foundation as a patron. The pair be part of the checklist which incorporates Claire Taylor, Mike Brearley, Mike Atherton, Mike Gatting. 

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Director of the MCC Foundation: Sarah Fane.
  • MCC FoundationBased in 1993.