Current Affairs : 18-11-2020

Economy

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a ‘Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH)’, an innovation hub for the financial sector, under the chairmanship of - Senapathy (Kris) Gopalakrishnan.
  • Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM, GoI) signed an agreement with _______ under which bank will provide advisory services to DIPAM for asset monetization - World Bank.

International 

  • Next President of Peru (who becomes country's third president in a week after the dismissal of Martín Vizcarra and the resignation of Manuel Merino) - Francisco Sagasti.
  • Winner of the first Canada-United Kingdom Media Freedom Award at the Global Conference for Media Freedom 2020 - Belarusian Association of Journalists.
  • The 23rd International Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation conference will take place in May 2021 in - London, UK.
  • In latest World's Best Cities Report of Resonance Consultancy, the top 5 cities for 2021 in the world are - London (first place), New York (USA), Paris (France), Moscow (Russia), Tokyo (Japan).
  • In latest World's Best Cities Report, India’s only representative on the list - Delhi (62).

National

  • The Jai Bhawani women's cooperative textile mill, the first in Asia that will operate on solar power, is coming up in - Parbhani district, Maharashtra.
  • Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will launch the Lilavati Award 2020 which is an initiative of ______ aims to recognise efforts by institutions to treat women with ‘equality and fairness’ - All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
  • ‘HawaBadlo’ is an initiative of - GAIL (India) Ltd.

Persons in News

  • Newly appointed state icon of Punjab by the Election Commission of India (ECI) - Actor Sonu Sood.
  • Recipient of the 2020 Indigenous Excellence Award which is given by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society - Sandra Begay.

State Current Affairs

  • In Madhya Pradesh, the name of the Tribal Welfare Department will be changed to - Tribal Affairs Department.

Science & Technology

  • Researchers from this institute developed eco-friendly food packaging material from cucumber peels which is biodegradable and has low oxygen permeability - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.

General Knowledge

  • Neora Valley National Park is situated in - West Bengal.
  • Nokrek National Park is situated in - Meghalaya.
  • North Button Island National Park is situated in - Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • Ntangki National Park is situated in - Nagaland.
  • Orang National Park is situated in - Assam.
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