Current Affairs Daily Digest – November 14 & 15 2020
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1. Children’s Day: 14th November
On 14th November, Children’s Day is celebrated every year to mark the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. Children’s Day is popularly known as ‘Baal Diwas’ in India. The day aims at increasing the awareness of the rights, care and education of children. On this day, many educational and motivational programs are organised across the country, by and for children.
2. Ministry of Textiles launches “Local4Diwali” campaign
The Union Ministry of Textiles has launched a campaign for Diwali- “Local4Diwali”. The campaign has been launched to promote the Indian handicraft which is the cultural heritage of the country and also a source of livelihood for many. As per the available data, the handicrafts sector is a major sector of women empowerment as almost 55% of the workers and artisans are women.
3. Aung San Sui Kyi Party claims to win Myanmar Elections
Myanmar’s ruling party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi claimed a resounding victory. National League for Democracy (NLD) party has won close to 400 seats while the opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has secured only 21 seats. Around 38 million voted to select the National League of Democrac
- Myanmar Capital: Naypyitaw.
- Myanmar Currency: Kyat.
4. IFSCA approves draft banking regulations at IFSC
International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has conducted a meeting in New Delhi. The IFSC Authority approved the International Financial Services Centres Authority (Banking) Regulations, 2020 in the meeting.
5. IRCTC to start ‘Bharat Darshan Yatra’ on December
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will be starting ‘Bharat Darshan–Dakshin Bharat Yatra’ from December 12. The Bharat Darshan Yatra will start from Hyderabad and Secunderabad from December 12 to 18. The theme of this yatra will be ‘Show India to Indians’.
- IRCTC Incorporated on September 27, 1999.
- Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is a subsidiary organisation of the Indian Railways.
6. World Diabetes Day: 14 November
World Diabetes Day is observed on 14th November every year. The campaign aims to raise awareness around the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2020 is “The Nurse and Diabetes.”
7. A New Book on Gulzar “Boskiyana” by Radhakrishna Prakashan
‘Boskiyana’, a new Hindi book on Gulzar, veteran Indian poet-lyricist has been published by Radhakrishna Prakashan. The book portrays the life of Gulzar through his films, poetry, philosophies, lifestyle, likes and dislikes. The 228- page book is edited and compiled by Yashwant Vyas. ‘Boskiyana’ is the name of the house of Gulzar in Mumbai.
8. World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, 15 November
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was started by RoadPeace in 1993. On 26 Oct 2005, the UN endorsed it as a global day to be observed every 3rd Sunday in Nov each year, making it a major advocacy day for road traffic injury prevention.
9. Bangladeshi teen wins International Children’s Peace Prize
Bangladeshi teen Sadat Rahman has been awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize for his work to stop cyber bullying of teens. The award was given away by the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai during a ceremony in the Netherlands.
10. Lonar Lake in Buldhana district declared Ramsar site, second for Maharashtra within a year
Lonar crater lake in Buldhana district, 500 kilometres (km) from Mumbai, has been declared Maharashtra’s second Ramsar site. Ramsar sites are wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention (held for the first time in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971), which aims to halt the worldwide loss of wetlands.
11. Soumitra Chatterjee, legendary Bengali Film Actor passes away at 85
Soumitra Chatterjee, the legendary film actor of Bengal passed away on November 15, 2020, in Kolkata at the age of 85. The star of Bengali cinema and winner of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, he was known for his collaborations with the Oscar-winner legendary director Satyajit Ray.
12. Delhi Government launches Jeevan Seva App for transportation of COVID-19 patients
The Health Minister of Delhi, Satyendar Jain on November 12, 2020, launched the Jeevan Seva App for the safe and timely transportation of Corona patients to the healthcare facilities and hospitals. It has been launched in collaboration with EVERA Cab services.