Top Current Affairs of the day: 17 November 2020

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2020 21:05 IST


Top Current Affairs of the day: 17 November 2020
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  • DRDO Successfully Test-fired QRSAM

    16 days ago
    The Defense Research and Development Organization - DRDO successfully tested the Quick Response Surface-to-Air Missile System (QRSAM) on November 13, 2020. The test was conducted at the comprehensive test field in Chandipur on the Odi Saha coast. The test is a continuation of a series of missile tests conducted by DRDO in the past two months. Highlights: ♦ QRSAM is a tank-based system, which means it is stored and operated from specially designed compartments. ♦ In the tank,... Read More


    Two New Ramsar Sites were Declared

    16 days ago
    Lake Meteor in Lonar in Buldhana District of Maharashtra and Soor Sarovar in Agra were declared Ramsar sites, which are protected status granted by the International Ramsar Wetland Convention. With the latest data included, the total number of Ramsar sites in India is 41, the highest in South Asia. Highlights: ♦ The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands is an intergovernmental treaty passed in 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. ♦ It entered... Read More
    Category: Environment


    New Species of a frog is found in Andaman

    16 days ago
    A group of scientists reported on a new tree frog from the Andaman Islands, called the striped bubble nest frog.
    Striped bubble nest frog: Biological name: Rohanixalus vittatus ♦ It belongs to the genus of the old world tree frog family Rhacophoridae. ♦ This is the first report of a tree frog species from the Andaman Islands. ♦ They are also known as Asian Glass Frogs or See Through Frogs ♦ The female (mother) will take care of the ovoid egg until it hatches... Read More
    Category: Environment

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    Railway Line to Connect China and Tibet

    16 days ago
    China has begun to build a strategic railway line (this is the second major railway line to Tibet) that will connect Sichuan Province in southwest China with Linzhi, Tibet, near the border of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Linzhi (also known as Nyingchi) is located near the border of Arunachal Pradesh. Highlights: ♦ The India-China border dispute involves a 3,488-kilometer line of actual control, which is the actual border between the two countries. China claims that Arunachal Pradesh is... Read More
    Category: International


    India Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited Meeting was on 12 November

    16 days ago
    The 33rd Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (IREDA) of India Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) was held on November 12, 2020. The meeting emphasized that the country’s green energy mix continues to grow in quantity and quality. Highlights: ♦ The meeting emphasized that the quantity and quality of the country's green energy continue to grow. It is expected to be further promoted through various government policy measures, such as the PM-KUSUM plan, solar... Read More


    Arunachal Pradesh Tops the Sex Ratio

    16 days ago
    The Registrar of India released the 2018 report on ``Indian vital statistics based on the civil registration system''. Sex ratio is a demographic concept used to measure the ratio of women to men in a given population. The sex ratio at birth is the no. of women born per 1,000 men. Highlights: ♦ According to the report, the sex ratio in Arunachal Pradesh is the highest in the country, while the sex ratio in Manipur is the worst. ♦ Arunachal Pradesh recorded 1084 women... Read More
    Category: Index / List


    Ministry Notified Draft Rules Under the Code on Social Security

    16 days ago
    The Ministry of Labor & Employment has notified the draft rules of the 2020 Social Security Act. The draft rules provide for registration based on Aadhaar, including self-registration by unorganized workers, gig and platform workers, construction workers and other construction workers on the central government portal. Highlights: ♦ The rules also stipulate the remuneration for regular hire of employees. ♦ The rules provide for a single electronic registration of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Formation of Jharkhand State

    16 days ago
    The Prime Minister paid tribute to the chief of the tribe, Birsa Munda, on the 10th anniversary of his birth on November 15. Jharkhand, carved from Bihar, was formally established on Munda’s birthday in 2000. Highlights: ♦ The name "Jharkhand" means "Forest Land". November 15, 2000-the birthday anniversary of the legendary Bhagwan Birsa Munda, the state was established under the Bihar State Reorganization Act. ♦ Jharkhand shares borders with Bihar in... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    International Day for Tolerance is celebrated on 16 November

    16 days ago
    Every year, UNESCO and several other international organizations celebrate the International Day for Tolerance on November 16. This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of tolerance in society. It also aims to raise awareness of the negative effects of intolerance.    Highlights: ♦ According to UNESCO, tolerance is an attribute that helps people live in peace. According to UNESCO’s 1995 Declaration of Principles of Tolerance, tolerance is the... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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    World Road Traffic Victims Memorial Day is Observed on 15 November

    16 days ago
    World Road Traffic Victims Memorial Day was held on November 15, 2020. November 15th is World Road Traffic Victims Memorial Day. World Road Traffic Victims Memorial Day is scheduled for November 15, 2020. Every third Sunday in November is a proper recognition of road traffic accident victims and their families. Road traffic victims: Road traffic accidents are the major reason for death for all age groups, as well as the leading cause of death for children and young people aged 5-29. The... Read More


    World Diabetes Day is observed on 14 November

    16 days ago
    The World Health Organization - WHO launched an initiative to expand people's access to affordable insulin on the occasion of World Diabetes Day. November 14 is the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting. He and Charles Best discovered insulin together in 1922. Highlights: ♦ The theme for World Diabetes Day 2020 is “The Nurse and Diabetes”. ♦ India’s National Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) goal is to prevent the prevalence of obesity and diabetes from... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    National Children's Day is observed on 14 November

    16 days ago
    India celebrated Children’s Day on November 14th to commemorate Nehru’s birthday. Jawaharlal Nehru was born on November 14, 1889, Nehru has great love, care and affection for children, so they call him Chacha Nehru. Highlights: ♦ Celebrate Children’s Day to raise awareness of children’s rights, care and education. Children are the country’s future and the key to success and development.
    ♦ It leads the country in new technological ways. There is... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    National Epilepsy Day is on 17 November

    16 days ago
    National Epilepsy Day is celebrated every November 17. The purpose of celebrating this day is to raise people's awareness of epilepsy. Highlights: ♦ Epilepsy is a chronic brain disease. It can cause repeated attacks or attacks. Seizures occur due to sudden and excessive discharge of brain cells or neurons.
    ♦ The disease can only be diagnosed after the patient has at least one attack. Epilepsy mostly occurs in children and children over 65 years of age. ♦... Read More
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    Scientists Selected for Swarna Jayanti Fellowships

    16 days ago
    The Department of Science and Technology - DST has selected 21 scientists to participate in the 2020 Swarna Jayanti Scholarship. Highlights: ♦ Scientists selected for this award will be allowed to carry out unfettered research freely and flexibly in accordance with the expenditures approved in the research plan. ♦ The Swarna Jayanti Scholarship Program is established by the government. Commemorate the 50th anniversary of India's independence. ♦ It provides specialist... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Commencement of Skill India Mission

    16 days ago
    Skill India starts training of 3 lakh migrant laborers from 116 regions distinguished across 6 states under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan. The initiative focuses to empower migrant workers and the rural population in the post-COVID era. Highlights: ♦ The initiative aims to empower migrant workers and rural populations in the post-COVID era through demand-driven skills and guidance under the Central Sponsorship and Central Management (CSCM) component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas... Read More


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