Top Current Affairs of the day: 16 November 2020

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Top Current Affairs of the day: 16 November 2020
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  • Covid Vaccine Jointly Developed by Pfizer and BioNTech

    17 days ago
    A vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech was 90 per cent effective in preventing Covid-19 infections in ongoing Phase 3 trials. Highlights: ♦ The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine uses messenger RNA (mRNA) technology, which relies on synthetic genes that can be generated and manufactured in weeks, and produced at scale more rapidly than conventional vaccines. ♦ Unlike traditional vaccines, which work by training the body to recognise and kill proteins produced by pathogens,... Read More


    National Water Awards Winners were Declared

    17 days ago
    The winners of the National Water Awards for the year 2019 have been declared. The awards are given in several categories such as ‘Best State’, ‘Best District’, ‘Best School’, ‘Best Newspaper’, ‘Best NGO’, ‘Best Industry’, etc. with sub-categories also. Highlights: ♦ The Best State Awards for first 3 positions were backed Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. ♦ Special Category States  - 1st... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    IFSC Authority approves the International Financial Services Centres Authority (Banking) Regulations, 2020

    17 days ago
    International Financial Services Centres (IFSC) Authority approves the International Financial Services Centres Authority (Banking) Regulations, 2020. Highlights: ♦ Setting out the prerequisites for setting up IFSC Banking Units (IBUs).
    ♦ Allowing people occupant outside India (having total assets at least USD 1 Million) to open unfamiliar money accounts in any uninhibitedly convertible cash at IFSC Banking Units (IBUs).
    ♦ Allowing people inhabitant in India... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

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    Viability Gap Funding Scheme Approved by The Cabinet

    17 days ago
    Union Cabinet approves Continuation and Revamping of the Scheme for Financial Support to Public-Private Partnerships(PPP) in Infrastructure Viability Gap Funding (VGF) Scheme. Highlights: ♦ The approval has been given to continue the scheme till 2024-25 with a total outlay of Rs.8100 crore. ♦ The Revamped Scheme is principally identified with the presentation of the accompanying two sub-plans for mainstreaming private cooperation in social framework: ♦ Sub-scheme 1:... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    PLI Scheme Extended to 10 Key Sectors

    17 days ago
    Union Cabinet has revealed the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme to encourage domestic manufacturing investments in ten key sectors. Highlights: ♦ PLI centres to support homegrown assembling and cut down on imports by giving money motivators on gradual deals from items made in the nation. ♦ Other than welcoming unfamiliar organizations to set shop in India, the plan means to urge neighbourhood organizations to set up or extend, existing assembling units.
    ♦ 10... Read More


    OPEC Plus Oil Output Deal Adjusted To Balance The Market

    17 days ago
    After news of a highly effective Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 and Saudi Arabia’s assurance that an OPEC+ oil output deal could be adjusted to balance the market, Oil prices have jumped. Highlights: ♦ Opec plus refers to the alliance of crude producers, who have been undertaking corrections in supply in the oil markets since 2017.
    ♦ OPEC plus countries include Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Russia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brunei, Kazakhstan,  South Sudan and... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy


    Summit of SCO Council Was Held on 10 November

    17 days ago
    The 20th Summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO) Council of Heads of State was held on November 10, 2020. Highlights: ♦ The summit was chaired by the President of the Russian Federation Mr Vladimir Putin. ♦ Other Member States were represented by their Presidents, while India and Pakistan were represented at the level of Prime Minister. ♦ Other participants were-Secretary General of the SCO Secretariat, Executive Director of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist... Read More


    The Collaboration of TMT with Indian Astronomers

    17 days ago
    Indian astronomers collaborated with 2020 Physics Nobel laureate Professor Andrea Ghez on the Thirty Meter Telescope Project (TMT). Highlights: ♦ The TMT is being introduced at Maunakea in Hawaii, and it can reform the comprehension of the universe and the enigmas in it.
    ♦ The venture is a worldwide association between CalTech, Universities of California, Canada, Japan, China, and India – through the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Atomic... Read More


    Hunar Haat Programmes to Restart After Seven Months

    17 days ago
    Hunar Haat programmes to restart after a gap of seven months. It was temporarily closed due to the pandemic. Hunar Haat is a mission of indigenous crafts, culture etc. Highlights:  ♦ Hunar Haats have become a Mega Mission of indigenous art, food and culture and financial strengthening of expert craftsmen and specialists.
    ♦ Through these Haats, over the most recent 3 years, around 3 lakh needy expert craftsmen, specialists and culinary specialists have been given work... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    National Education Day is on 11th November

    17 days ago
    National Education Day is acknowledged on November 11 every year in the view of honouring first educational minister Mr Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Highlights: ♦ The day is observed as appreciation for India's first education minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, whose birth commemoration falls on 11 November.
    ♦ In his reign as education minister from 1947 to 1958, Azad made several significant commitments in the field of education.
    ♦ The Union HRD Ministry (at... Read More


    Foundation Day Celebrations at NIPER-Hyderabad

    17 days ago
    NIPER - National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research celebrated its 14th Foundation day in Hyderabad on November 10, 2020. NIPER-Hyderabad has secured 5th position in ‘Pharmacy’ category under National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020. Highlights: ♦ NIPERs are organizations of national significance under the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, GOI.
    ♦ NIPERs are autonomous foundations engaged with... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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