Current Affairs Daily Digest – November 21 2020
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1. Maha Awas Yojana launched in Maharashtra
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddav Thackeray launched “Maha Awas Yojana”. The project aims to build 8.82 lakhs of rural houses in 100 days. The project includes construction of toilets as well. The cost of the project has been estimated as Rs 4,000 crores.
The Government of India recently announced Affordable housing Scheme for the migrant workers affected by COVID-19. This was launched under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
2. National Newborn Week celebrated
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is celebrating National Newborn Week between November 15, 2020 and November 21, 2020. The main objective of celebrating National Newborn Week is to create awareness about the importance of newborn child survival and development.
3. World Fisheries Day: November 21
Every year, the World Fisheries Day is celebrated on November 21. According to the United Nations, more than two-thirds of the world fisheries are overfished. Therefore, it is important to celebrate the day to create awareness about sustainable fishing.
The World Fisheries Day is to be celebrated under the theme
Theme: Social Responsibility in the fisheries value chain
4. PM Modi & Bhutanese PM Jointly launch RuPay Card Phase-II
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering virtually launched RuPay card Phase-II, to allow Bhutanese cardholders to access RuPay network in India. In August 2019, PM Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart jointly launched Phase-I of the project.
5. GoI & NDB sign MoU for USD 500 Million for Public Transport System in NCR
The Government of India and the New Development Bank(NDB) have signed a loan agreement for lending USD 500 million for the ‘Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project’. This Regional Rapid Transit System provide fast, reliable, safe and comfortable public transport system in the National Capital Region (NCR).
- New Development Bank Headquarters location: Shanghai, China.
- President of the New Development Bank: Marcos Troyjo.
6. World Television Day: 21 November
World Television Day is observed on 21 November every year. The day is observed to acknowledge the role of broadcast media. On this day, the journalists, writers, bloggers, and others who are associated with the medium promote the role of television in communication and globalization.