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Current Affairs : 28-11-2020 in English

Defence

  • Konark Corps of Indian Army has launched a 1971 Kilometers ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh Cyclothon’ in _____ to commemorate the commencement of the Golden Jubilee Victory Celebrations of Indian Armed Forces in the Indo-Pak War of 1971 - Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Economy

  • _______ initiated a Trade Credit Insurance (TCI) backed transaction with Tata AIG as the insurer and ICICI Bank, YES Bank as the financiers in Sandbox environment, which is the first time a TReDS platform has tested the efficacy of TCI backed transaction improving the ability of financiers in assigning credit limits to corporates - Receivables Exchange of India Ltd. (RXIL).
  • RBI accredited TReDS (Trade Receivables Discounting System) Exchange Platform that started as a joint venture between Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) with State Bank, ICICI and Yes Bank as other stakeholders - Receivables Exchange of India.

International

  • National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has participated in the 4th NSA Level Meeting on Trilateral Maritime Security Cooperation between the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India, being organised in _____ on 27th and 28th November - Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Host of the 19th meeting of the Council of Heads of Govt. of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states which being organised on 30 November 2020 - India.
  • According to the ‘Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2020’, India’s rank in the world on a list of countries most affected by terrorism in 2019 - 8th.
  • According to the ‘Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2020’, _____ was a region worst affected by terrorism for the second year in a row - South Asia.
  • According to the ‘Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2020’, ___ replaced Iraq as the country worst affected by terrorism in 2019 - Afghanistan.

National

  • India’s renewable power capacity is the ____ largest in the world - 4th (current capacity: 136 Giga Watts).
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to launch a ______ to build green hydrogen plants that will run on electricity produced by green energy sources - National Hydrogen Energy Mission.

Persons in News

  • Known as father of the Indian software industry, who passed away on 26 November 2020 - Faqir Chand Kohli (founder of Tata Consultancy Services).
  • Author of the book, titled ‘The IT Revolution in India’ - Faqir Chand Kohli.
  • Former president of the World Bank who led ‘1996 Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative’ - James Wolfensohn (died).
  • Author of the book, titled ‘The Awasthis of Aamnagri’ - Shubha Sarma.

Sports

  • ______ is organising the 10th Global Sports Summit - TURF 2020 and India’s first virtual global sports and fitness exhibition, on 8th and 9th December 2020 - FICCI.

State Current Affairs

  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on 26 November inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 16 National Highway projects worth 7477 crore rupees in - Uttar Pradesh.
  • This state government announced the "Swasthya Sathi' health scheme that will cover the entire population of the state - West Bengal.

General Knowledge

  • Created in 2001, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a political, economic, and security bloc comprising eight members - India, China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Pakistan.
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) - Founded: 26 July 1994; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) - Founded: 1992; Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Founded: 11 December 1946; Headquarters: New York City, US.
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) - Founded: 1927; Headquarters: New Delhi.

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