Current Affairs Daily Digest – November 18 2020
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1. PM Modi addresses 3rd Annual Bloomberg New Economy Forum
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed the 3rd Annual Bloomberg New Economy Forum through video-conferencing. The forum witnessed discussions on refuelling the economy and charting a course for the future, as the world economy is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. Asia’s 1st solar power-enabled Textile Mill to be unveiled in Maharashtra
The first solar power-enabled Textile Mill in Asia is set to be set up in Parbhani district, Maharashtra. Spread across 30 acres of land, the Jai Bhawani women’s cooperative textile mill will be first in Asia that will operate entirely on solar power. The overall cost of setting up the project is around Rs. 100 crore.
3. Equitas Small Finance Bank appoints Smriti Mandhana as brand ambassador
Equitas Small Finance Bank has launched a women-centred product ‘Eva’. The Bank has roped in Indian Woman cricketer Smriti Mandhana as the brand ambassador for its newly launched product ‘EVA’. Eva is unique savings account for women to address the well-being of Indian women in every aspect such as health, wealth and prosperity.
- Equitas Small Finance Bank Chairman: Arun Ramanathan.
- Equitas Small Finance Bank MD and CEO: Vasudevan Pathangi Narasimhan.
- Equitas Small Finance Bank Headquarter: Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
4. World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2020
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is marked every year on Third Sunday in the month of November. In 2020, World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims falls on 15 November 2020.
The purpose of the day is to remember those killed and injured on the roads, together with their families, friends, and others affected.
5. Novak Djokovic lifts ATP Year-end No. 1 Trophy for 6th time
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has given the ATP Tour No. 1 trophy on 15 November 2020, for finishing 2020 as the year-end No. 1 (world number one). With this, he has become the only second player in tennis history, after Pete Sampras, to receive the trophy sixth time.
6. 3rd Naturopathy Day is celebrated on 18 November
The National Naturopathy Day is observed in India on 18 November every year, to promote positive mental and physical health through a drugless system of medicine, called as Naturopathy. The 48-day program of webinars will continue till the third National Naturopathy Day, which falls on 18 November 2020.
7. RBI creates Reserve Bank Innovation Hub to boost financial inclusion
The Reserve Bank of India has created a Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH). The aim of Innovation Hub is to promote innovation across the financial sector by leveraging on technology and creating an environment which would facilitate and foster innovation.
RBIH will collaborate with financial sector institutions, technology industry and academic institutions and coordinate efforts for exchange of ideas and development of prototypes related to financial innovations.
- Governor of RBI: Shaktikanta Das.
- Deputy Governors of RBI: BP Kanungo, MK Jain, MD Patra and Rajeshwar Rao.
- Headquarters of RBI: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
8. National Epilepsy Day 2020
In India, November 17 is observed every year as National Epilepsy Day, to create awareness about epilepsy. The month of November is observed as ‘National Epilepsy Awareness Month’. This National Epilepsy Day is observed by the Epilepsy Foundation of India.
9. Cow Cabinet: A new cabinet in Madhya Pradesh to conserve cows
The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that the State Government is to constitute ‘Cow Cabinet’ to conserve and promote cow cattle in the state. The first meeting of the cabinet is to be held on November 22, 2020. The meeting is to be held at Gau Sanctuary Salaria Agar Malwa.
10. November 18: World COPD Day
Every year, the World COPD Day is celebrated on November 18. COPD is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The disease obstructs the airflow in lungs. Thus it hampers the ability of the infected person to carry out day to day activities.
The World COPD day is observed to increase awareness about the chronic inflammatory lung condition. This year, the day is celebrated under the theme
Theme: Living Well with COPD-Everybody, Everywhere.
11. Japan and Australia sign Defence Pact to counter China
Japan and Australia signed the “Reciprocal Access Agreement” to counter the growing influence of China in the South China sea and in the Pacific Island Nations.
The defence agreement has taken six years of negotiations. This will bring the countries closer amidst militarization in South China sea and series of disputes over islands in East China sea.
12. FIFA cancels U-17 Women World Cup in India
FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) cancelled the Women Under-17 world cup due to COVID-19 pandemic. It has been postponed to 2021. The 2020 FIFA Women Under-17 World Cup was to be held in India.
13. Rajasthan Minister Bhanwarlal Meghwal passes away
Rajasthan Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Bhanwarlal Meghwal passed away. The five-time MLA represented the Sujangarh assembly constituency of Churu district of the state.