Latest Current Affairs of November 2020

The award instituted by AICTE to encourage awareness about various social issues among women is namedLilavati Award
The former and first Governor of Goa and also a well-known author who passed away on 18.11.2020Mrs. Mridula Sinha
The well-known film actor from Bollywood who has been appointed as the State Icon of Punjab by the Election Commission of IndiaSonu Sood
The theme of 12th BRICS Summit hosted virtually by Russia on 17 November 2020Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth
The lake in Agra which has been chosen as a wetland site of international importance under the Ramsar conservation treatyKeetham lake
The lake in Maharashtra’s Buldhana district which has been chosen as a wetland site of international importance under the Ramsar conservation treatyLonar lake
The theme of the 5th National Ayurveda Day 2020 observed on 13 Novemer 2020Ayurveda for COVID-19 Pandemic
The State which has been awarded the Best State Award in the National Water Awards 2019, presented by the Vice-President Shri Venkaiah Naidu Tamil Nadu
The Prime Minister of Bahrain since 1971 and also the longest serving Prime Minister in the world who passed away on 11.11.2020Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
The Malayalam author who has been chosen for the 2020 JCB Prize for Literature for his debut novel MoustacheS Hareesh
The place in Gujarat between which Ro-Pax ferry service was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiHazira and Ghogha
The joint tri-service exercise conducted by armed forces at Teressa Island in the Nicobar islands from 03 to 05 November 2020 was namedBull Strike
The country which has officially withdrawn from the Paris climate accord, one year after it had notified its decision United States
The place at which India's first solar power driven miniature train was inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Veli tourist village, Kerala
The World's first scientoon book written by Dr Pradeep Srivastava and released by UP Governor, Ms. Anandi Ben is namedBye Bye Corona
The tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh which has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve by the international organisationPanna Tiger Reserve
The Agriculture Minister of Tamil Nadu who passed away due to Covid-19 on 31.10.2020Shri R. Doraikkannu
The renowned violinist, recipient of Padma Bhushan (1992), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1974), who passed away on 02.11.2020 T.N. Krishnan
The joint naval exercise conducted by Indian, Japanese, United States and Australian navies off Visakhapatnam in Bay of Bengal is namedExercise Malabar

Public Affairs Index 2020

Best Performing Large States

1. Kerala (1.388 PAI Index point), 2. Tamil Nadu (0.912), 3. Andhra Pradesh (0.531) and 4. Karnataka (0.468)

Worst Performing Large States

1. Uttar Pradesh (-1.461), 2. Odisha (-1.201) and 3. Bihar (-1.158)

Best Performing Small States

1. Goa (1.745), 2. Meghalaya (0.797) and 3. Himachal Pradesh (0.725).

Worst Performing Small States

1. Manipur (-0.363), 2. Delhi (-0.289) and 3. Uttarakhand (-0.277)

Indian Premier League 2020

Held from 19.09.2020 to 10.11.2020

Venue: United Arab Emirates

Champions: Mumbai Indians (5th title)

Runners-up: Delhi Capitals

Most runs (Orange cap): KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)

Most Wickets (Purple cap) : Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals)

Most valuable player: Jofra Archer (Rajasthan Royals)

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Important Days of November

World Tsunami Awareness Day: 05 November 2019

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2016

World Science Day for Peace and Development: 10 November

Designated by : UNESCO

Theme: Science for and with Society in dealing with global pandemic

First Observed in: 2001

World Pneumonia Day: 12 November

Designated by : WHO

First Observed in: 2009

World Diabetes Day: 14 November

Designated by : International Diabetes Federation

Theme: The Nurse and Diabetes

First Observed in: 1991 by IDF, adopted by UN in 2006

International Day for Tolerance: 16 November

Designated by : United Nations General Assembly

First observed in : 1995

World Toilet Day: 19 November

Designated by : World Toilet Organisation

Theme: Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change

First Observed in: 2001 by World Toilet Organisation and accepted by UN in 2013

World Philosophy Day: (3rd Thursday of Nov) 19 November

Designated by : UNESCO

First Observed in: 2002

World Childrens' Day: 20 November

Designated by : UN General Assembly

Day established in: 1954

Soumitra Chatterjee (Born 19.01.1935; Passed away 15.11.2020)

Indian film actor, director, playwright, writer and poet.

Notable films: Abhijan, Charulata, Aranyer Din Ratri, Ashani Sanket, Sonar Kella, Joi Baba Felunath, Hirak Rajar Deshe, Ghare Baire, Shakha Proshakha and Ganashatru

Awards:Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1998); Commandeur de l' Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France (1999); Padma Bhushan (2004); Sangeet Natak Akademi Tagore Ratna (2012); Chevalier of Legion d'Honneur by France (2018); National Film Awards (1991, 2000, 2006); Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2012)

Launch of PSLV C-49

Launch date: 07.11.2020

Launched from: Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota

Satellite launched: Earth Observation Satellite EOS-01. EOS-01 is intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.

In addition, nine customer satellites from Lithuania (1), Luxembourg (4) and USA (4) were launched under a commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).

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