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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

India’s First Solar-Powered Miniature Train Launched at Veli Tourist Village, Kerala by CM Pinarayi VijayanIndia's first solar-powered miniature train launched in Kerala's Veli

i.On November 2, 2020, India’s first solar energy-driven miniature train was virtually inaugurated at the Veli Tourist Village in Kerala by state’s Chief Minister (CM) Pinarayi Vijayan. Developed with an outlay of Rs 10 crore, this train is a part of Rs 60 crore projects undertaken to make facilities of the Veli tourist village to international standards.
ii.Modelled after the vintage steam locomotive, it covers a distance of 2.5 km with three-bogie train and can carry 45 passengers.
iii.Apart from this, he also dedicated Rs 5 crore Urban Park and Rs 2.5 crore swimming pool at the Veli tourist village which is located on the outskirts of the capital Thiruvananthapuram where the Veli lake meets the Arabian sea.
About Kerala:
Governor–  Arif Mohammad Khan
National Parks- Eravikulam National Park, Silent Valley National Park, Pampadum Shola National Park, Mathikettan Shola National Park, and Anamudi Shola National Park.
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IREDA signs MoU with MNRE; sets Revenue target of INR 2406 Crores in the FY 2020-21IREDA signs MoU with MNRE, setting key targets for the year 2020-21

On November 2, 2020, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India setting key targets for the year 2020-21. IREDA has set a Revenue Target of INR 2406 Crores for the current Financial Year 2020-21.
The MoU was signed by MNRE Secretary, Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi and IREDA CMD, Pradip Kumar Das.
Fact:
Equity Share – 100 % (Amounting to INR 784.60 Crore) is held by Government of India in IREDA (as per IREDA’s Annual Report of 2019-20).
About Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA):
Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) – Pradip Kumar Das
Headquarters – New Delhi
About Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE):
Ministry of State (MoS), Independent Charge (IC) – Raj Kumar Singh
Headquarters – New Delhi
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Government Extends Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme by One Month to November 30, 2020Government extends Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme by one month till November 30th, 2020

i.On November 2, 2020, Government of India extended Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) by one month (i.e.) 30th of November or till an amount of INR Three Lakh Crore (Target Credit of ECLGS) is sanctioned under the scheme, whichever is earlier. The previous Deadline was October 31, 2020.
ii.The extension will provide an opportunity for borrowers who have not availed the scheme so far, to obtain credit under the scheme.
iii.It has been extended for opening up various sectors in the economy and for expected increase in demand for the festive season.
Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS)

Target Credit  INR 3 Lakh Crore
Beneficiaries MSMEs, Business Enterprises, individual loans for business purposes and MUDRA borrowers, Individual beneficiaries

(Borrowers with credit outstanding upto INR 50 crore as on 29.2.2020 with an annual turnover of upto INR 250 crore are eligible )

Interest Rate 9.25 % – Banks and Financial Institutions

14 % – Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)

Tenure of Loans 4 years (includes moratorium of one year on principle repayment)
Corpus of Scheme INR 41, 600 Crores by Government for the current and the next three financial years .


About Ministry of Finance:
Union Minister – Nirmala Sitharaman
Minister of State (MoS) – Anurag Singh Thakur
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Indian Naval Ship ‘Airavat’ reaches Port Sudan with Food Aid as Part of ‘Mission Sagar-II’Indian Naval Ship Airavat reaches Port Sudan as part of ‘Mission Sagar-II’

On November 2, 2020, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Airavat entered Port Sudan with 100 Tonnes of Food aid as part of Mission Sagar-II. Under Mission ‘SAGAR’ Indian government is providing assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries to overcome natural calamities and COVID-19 pandemic.
The mission is being done in close coordination with the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of External Affairs and other agencies of Indian Government.
Mission Sagar-II:
Under Mission Sagar-II, INS Airavat will deliver food aid to Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea amid COVID-19 pandemic.
About Ministry of Defence:
Union Minister– Rajnath Singh
Minister of State (MoS)– Shripad Yesso Naik
About Ministry of External Affairs:
Union Minister– Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Minister of State (MoS)– Vellamvelly Muraleedhara
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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

30 Indian cities Will Face ‘Water Risk’ by 2050; Jaipur tops: WWF report30 Indian cities will face ‘water risk’ by 2050 WWF report

i.In accordance with the World Wide Fund (WWF) Water Risk Filter, an online tool, co-developed by the WWF for Nature and Germany’s Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (KFW DEG), nearly a third of the 100 cities in the world susceptible to “water risk” are in India means 30 Indian cities are expected to suffer increased water risks by 2050.
ii.The list of Indian cities was topped by Jaipur (Rajasthan) which is followed by Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and Thane (Maharashtra).  Among 100 cities, Jaipur ranked 45th and Indore featured at 75th.
iii.On global front, the cities such as Beijing, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Mecca and Rio de Janeiro are included in this filter. China accounts for almost half the cities.
iv.Globally, populations in areas of high-water risk could rise from 17% in 2020 to 51% by 2050.
About WWF Water Risk Filter:
Launched– 2012
Led by– Alexis Morgan
Headquarter– Berlin, Germany
About World Wide Fund (WWF):
President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Carter Roberts
Headquarter– Gland, Switzerland
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BRICS Business Forum held virtually from October 20-28, 2020 BRICS Business Forum held

The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China & Republic of South Africa) Business Forum was held virtually from October 20-28, 2020. The meeting is being held online for the first time due to Pandemic (originally planned to be held in Moscow(Russia), at St. Petersburg (Russia)).
i.The BRICS Business Forum is the key annual event of the BRICS Business Council.
ii.The meeting was chaired by the Head of Russian Chapter of BRICS Business Council, President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russian Federation, Sergey Katyrin from Moscow.
iii.It was held jointly with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of Russian Federation and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation.
About BRICS:
Members–  Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Chairmanship (2020)– Russia (India will assume the Chairmanship of BRICS in 2021)
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New building of Bhimsen Adarsha Higher Secondary School, Built with Indian Assistance of NRs 25.83 Million E-Inaugurated in NepalSchool building built with Indian assistance of NRs 25-83 million

i.On November 2, 2020, The new building of Bhimsen Adarsha Higher Secondary School, Nawalpur District, Nepal constructed with the Government of India’s financial assistance of NRs(Nepalese Rupees) 25.83 million, under the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Development Cooperation has been jointly inaugurated through video-conferencing.
ii.The project was implemented by the District Coordination Committee(DCC), Nawalparasi, Nepal.
About Nepal:
Officially– The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Capital– Kathmandu
President– Bidhya Devi Bhandari(2nd President of Nepal &1st  woman to hold the office in the country)
Ambassador:
Ambassador of India to Nepal– His Excellency(H.E.)Mr. Vinay Mohan Kwatra
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BANKING & FINANCE

HDFC ERGO General Insurance Implemented AI Enabled Tool, IDEAS to Automate Motor Claim SettlementsHDFC ERGO General Insurance Implements AI Enabled Solution to Automate Motor Claim Settlements

i.In order to automate the complex process of motor claims, on November 2, 2020, HDFC ERGO General Insurance launched the AI (Artificial Intelligence) tool IDEAS (Intelligent Damage detection Estimation and Assessment Solution) for motor claim settlements.
ii.The IDEAS module uses Neural Network image processing and Analytics, Machine Learning and Natural Language that supports instant damage detection as well as calculation of the claims estimate for the surveyors to help in motor claims settlement in real-time.
iii.It is trained using more than 3,00,000 images over the last 2 years and has been integrated in the surveyor mobile app.
About HDFC ERGO:
Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Ritesh Kumar
Chairman– Deepak S. Parekh
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chatbot– DIA
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SBI Becomes 1st Corporate Partner of edX from India to Offer Massive Open Online CoursesSBI ties up with global education platform edX

On October 29, 2020 In a bid to develop skill sets of career-oriented individuals, SBI(State Bank of India) has entered into a strategic partnership with edX, a global non-profit education platform to expand  the learners’ perspectives and access to knowledge beyond the classrooms. As part of this partnership, SBI will offer its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the edX platform(edx.org.) from November 2020.
With this partnership, SBI becomes 1st Corporate Partner of edX from India.
Objective-To develop skill sets of career-oriented individuals.
Key Info
i.SBI, initially will offer 3 courses, namely Unleashing Creativity at the Workplace, Relationship Marketing Strategy for Financial Services, and Conflict Resolution.
ii.These courses will have a duration for 4 to 6 weeks.
iii.There is no specific academic qualification needed to enroll in the course.
Additional Info:
MOOCs are free online courses available for anyone to enroll. edX is one of the biggest MOOCs platforms.
About State Bank of India(SBI): 
Chairman – Dinesh Kumar Khara(Preceded by Rajnish Kumar)
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
Founded– July 1, 1955 as SBI
Tagline– The banker to every Indian; With you all the way; Purely banking nothing else; The nation banks on us; A bank of the common man
About edX:
Founder and CEO(Chief Executive Officer)– Anant Agarwal
HeadQuarters– Massachusetts(officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts), United States

Aegon Life Insurance Launches  ‘Life + 36 critical illness Insurance’ Plan on Flipkart Aegon Life Insurance launches ‘Life + 36 critical illness Insurance’ plan on Flipkart

i.On November 2, 2020 Aegon Life Insurance Company Limited launched ‘Life + 36 critical illness Insurance’ on Flipkart.
ii.The policyholder of the plan will get the benefit of life protection along with a lump sum amount on diagnosis of any of the 36 critical illnesses.
About Aegon Life Insurance Company Limited:
Established– 2008
HeadQuarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Principal Officer– Mr. Satishwar Balakrishnan
About  Flipkart:
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Kalyan Krishnamurthy
Head Office– Bengaluru, Karnataka
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HDFC Bank Voted as “Most Outstanding Company- Financial Sector” in India for 2nd Consecutive Year: AsiamoneyHDFC-Bank-is-Most-Outstanding-Company-Financial-Sector--in-India-Asiamoney

HDFC Bank Limited has been voted as the “Most Outstanding Company – Financial Sector” in India in the poll conducted by Asiamoney, a well-established financial publication. HDFC has been given the honour for the 2nd consecutive year.
Bharti Airtel won the overall winner by Market in India.Click HereTo know the overall winners by Market and winners by sector in each market
About Asia’s Outstanding Companies Poll:
i.The poll aims to identify and recognise the listed companies in 2 categories,

  • By Country
  • By Sector

ii.More than 824 fund managers, buy side analysts, bankers and research analysts voted across 12 markets (China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam) in Asia.
iii.The poll received more than 4000 votes for publicly listed companies.
iv.The participants of the poll considered the overall performance of the company including their financials, management team, Investor relations (IR) Activities and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.
About HDFC Bank Limited:
MD & CEO– Sashidhar Jagdishan (succeeds Aditya Puri)
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Tagline– We understand your world
Founded– August 1994

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Karsh Kale & Salvage Audio Collective Won Best Music Award for “Gully Boy” at 14th Asian Film AwardsKarsh Kale Salvage Audio Collective win best music for Gully Boy at Asian Film Awards

i.On 28th October 2020, The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) announced the winners of the 14th Asian Film Awards (AFA14) held at Busan, South Korea. Karsh Kale and the Salvage Audio Collective won the Best Original Music Award 2020 for the film Gully Boy directed by Zoya Akhtar.
ii.Yang Ik-Joon, South Korean Actor and Director presented the Award to Kale and The Salvage Audio Collective.
iii.The music of the movie “Gully Boy” was supervised by Ankur Teawari, composer and singer and the “Apna Time Aayega” track of the film became the anthem.
About Asian Film Awards Academy(AFAA):
Asian Film Awards Academy, a nonprofit organisation created jointly by the three main Asian Film Festivals, Busan, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
AFA Academy has been presenting awards since 2015.
Chairman– Dr. Wilfred Wong
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APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Duarte Pacheco, MP of Portugal elected as the 30th President of IPU;succeeds Gabriela Cuevas BarronDuarte-Pacheco-of-Portugal-elected-as-new-President-of-Inter-Parliamentary-Union

Duarte Pacheco, Portugal Parliamentarian was elected as the 30th President of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) for a three-year term of 2020-2023. He succeeds Gabriela Cuevas Barron, a Mexican Parliamentarian.
The Presidential Election was conducted over the virtual platform during the 206th Session of the Governing Council of IPU, which was conducted as a virtual session.
Note:
THe 206th session will be held from 1st to 4th November 2020.
About Duarte Pacheco:
i.Duarte Pacheco has been a member of Parliament in Portugal since 1991 and handled various functions in Parliament like Member of Budget and Finance Committee and Committee on Foreign Affairs and Portuguese communities.
ii.He also served as the vice President of the IPUs Standing Committee on Peace and International Security from 2014 to 2016 and served as its Internal Auditor in 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2015.
About the Presidential Election:
i.Around 400 parliamentarians from 140 member Parliaments registered their vote during the 24-hour window.
ii.More than 40% of the voting members were women parliamentarians and 27% of them were under 45.
Candidates: 
Duarte Pacheco from Portugal, Muhammad Sanjrani from Pakistan, Akmal Saidov from Uzbekistan and Salma Ataullahjan from Canada were the candidates contested in the Presidential election.
Indian Delegation:
The Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by Om Birla Speaker of Lok Sabha and the members Poonamben Hematbhai Maadam and Swapan Dasgupta attended the meeting.
Snehlata Srivastava, Secretary General of Lok Sabha and Desh Deepak Verma, Secretary General of Rajya Sabha also attended the virtual meeting.
Other Business:
The governing Council also adopted an IPU budget and Programme of work for 2021.
About Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU):
President– Duarte Pacheco
Members– 179 national Member Parliaments and 13 regional parliamentary bodies
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland

Alassane Ouattara Won 3rd Term as the President of Ivory Coast Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara wins re-election to third term

Alassane Ouattara, President of Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) won the 3rd term as the President with his landslide victory in the 2020 Ivory Coast Election securing 94.27% of the vote. The 2020 Ivory Coast Election held on 31st October 2020 was boycotted by the two opposition figures – former President Henri Konan Bedie and ex-Prime Minister Pascal Affi N’Guessan and their supporters.
About Alassane Ouattara:
i.Alassane Ouattara (78 years old) of Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) party became the President of Ivory Coast in 2011.
ii.He was serving his 2nd consecutive term as the President of the country.
iii.The constitution of Ivory Coast limits the president to two terms and the approval of a new constitution in 2016 allows Ouattara to restart his mandate.
The Results of 2020 Ivory Coast Election:
i.The total voter turnouts was around 53.90% and the opposition claimed that only 10% Ivorians took part in the election.
ii.The main opposition candidates Henri Konan Bedie and Pascal Affi N’Guessan got 1% and 2% votes respectively and Kouadio Konan Bertin the 4th candidate got 2% of the total turnout votes.
iii.The results of the election are yet to be validated by the Constitutional Council of the country which will declare the winners after hearing the challenges or complaints of irregularities.
Note:
The opposition released the joint statement and announced the creation of a Transitional Council chaired by Henri Konan Bedie.
About Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire):
Capital– Yamoussoukro(Administratice Capital),Abidjan(Economic Capital)
Currency– West African CFA franc

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

CCI Approves Acquisition of Bharti AXA by ICICI LombardCCI approves acquisition of General Insurance Business of Bharti AXA by ICICI Lombard

On November 2, 2020 The Competition Commission of India (CCI) under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002, approved the acquisition of General Insurance Business of Bharti AXA General Insurance Company Limited (Bharti AXA) by ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited (ICICI Lombard).
About the proposed combination
As per the proposed combination, the whole general insurance business of Bharti AXA will be transferred to ICICI Lombard by way of demerger, considering that ICICI Lombard will issue shares to Bharti AXA.
Key Info
i.The combined entity(proposed merged non-life insurance company) is likely  to have a market share of 8.7% on a pro forma basis.
ii.Under the proposed combination, the shareholders of Bharti AXA will receive 2 shares of ICICI Lombard for every 115 shares of Bharti AXA, held by them as on the date on which the scheme is approved by the Board of Directors of ICICI Lombard and Bharti AXA.
Background
In August 2020, ICICI Lombard and Bharti AXA signed definitive agreements to merge their insurance business.
About the insurance companies:
i.ICICI Lombard is registered with the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).
ii.It is engaged to provide a comprehensive and well-diversified range of general insurance products, which includes motor, health, fire, etc., through multiple distribution channels.
iii.Bharti AXA is also registered with IRDAI. It is a Joint Venture(JV) held by Bharti General Ventures Private Limited (51%) and Societe Beaujon (49%).
iv.It engages to provide general insurance products, that includes motor, health, etc., to its customers.
About Bharti AXA General Insurance Co. Ltd.
HeadQuarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Sanjeev Srinivasan
Established- 2008
Tagline– Suraksha ka Naya Nazariya
About ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd.
HeadQuarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD & CEO– Bhargav Dasgupta
Established– 2001
Tagline– Quick Easy Smart

SPORTS

Australian Cricketer Shane Watson announces Retirement from All Forms of CricketShane Watson formally announces retirement from all forms of cricket

On November 3, 2020, Former Australian All Rounder Shane Robert Watson announced retirement from all forms of Cricket at the age of 39. He had already announced retirement from International Cricket in 2015 but was playing Franchise-based Cricket tournaments such as Indian Premier League (IPL), Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Key Points:
i.He is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast medium bowler.
ii.He made his debut for the Australian cricket team in 2002, playing his first One Day International against South Africa.
iii.Watson has played 59 Tests, 190 One Day Internationals (ODIs), and 58 Twenty20 Internationals (T20I), scoring 3731 runs and picked up 75 wickets in Tests, 5757 runs and 168 wickets in ODIs and 1462 runs & 48 wickets in T20Is.
iv.He was part of the World cup winning Australian Team in both 2007 and 2015 World cups.
v.He has played for Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunders & Brisbane Heat in Big Bash League (Australia’s Franchise based T20 Cricket league), Islamabad United in Pakistan Super League, and for Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers & Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League.
He played his last match for CSK against Kings XI Punjab on November 1, 2020 at Abu Dhabi (Capital of United Arab Emirates).
Indian Premier League:
i.Shane Watson scored 3874 runs and picked up 92 wickets in 145 IPL matches.
ii.He won the Player of the Series Award in IPL for two times in 2008 & 2013.
Allan Border Medals:
He was awarded the Allan Border Medal in 2010 and 2011. He is only the second player (after Ricky Ponting) to win back-to-back Allan Border Medals.

OBITUARY

Satish Prasad Singh, 6th & Shortest Served CM of Bihar Passed Away at 84Former Bihar CM Satish Prasad Singh passes away at 84

On November 2, 2020 Satish Prasad Singh, former Chief Minister(CM) and Socialist of Bihar passed away at the age of 84 due to illness at AIIMS(All India Institute of Medical Sciences), Delhi. Satish Prasad Singh, the leader of Soshit Samaj Dal became the 6th and the shortest- served CM of Bihar for 5 days(28 January to February 1, 1968) with the support of Indian National Congress(INC). He was born on January 1, 1936 in Korchakka(now known as Satish Nagar) Village, Khagaria district, Bihar.

  • He served as the MLA(Member of the Legislative Assembly) in 1967 from Parbatta (Vidhan Sabha constituency) Assembly on the Socialist Party ticket.
  • He was elected as the Member of Parliament-MP to the 7th Lok Sabha on a Congress ticket from Khagaria constituency of Bihar in 1980.

About Satish Prasad Singh:
i.Before becoming an MLA, he produced, directed and acted as a hero in the film, ‘Jogi Aur Jawani’.
ii.He joined BJP(Bharatiya Janata Party), but in 2013 he quit the party.
iii.His daughter, Suchitra Sinha, was a minister in the Nitish Kumar-led cabinet and his son-in-law, Nagmani, was a Union Minister of State in the Vajpayee-led government.

Violin Maestro, Padma Awardee T N Krishnan Passed Away at 92Padma awardee Violinist Krishnan is no more

On 2nd November 2020, the Veteran Violinist and Padama Shri & Padma Bhushan Awardee Tripunithura Narayanaiyer Krishnan (T N Krishnan) passed away at the age of 92 at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was born in 1928 in Kerala.
About TN Krishnan:
i.T N Krishnan was a child prodigy who made his first solo violin concert in Thiruvananthapuram in 1939.
ii.He was mentored by Alleppy K. Parthasarathy and had accompanied numerous musicians like Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Musiri Subramania Iyer, Alathur Brothers, Madurai Mani Iyer, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar among others.
iii.He shifted his base to Chennai in 1942 where he was tutored by Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer.
iv.His performances enhance the pristine beauty of Karnatic Ragas.
v.He has taught to students of Chennai Music College and he also served as the dean of School of Music and Fine Arts at the University of Delhi.
Awards & Titles:
i.He received the Padma Shri in 1973 and Padma Bhusan in 1992, India’s highest civilian awards, for arts.
ii.He received the Sangeetha Kalanidhi title, the highest recognition in the field of Carnatic Music in 1980.

STATE NEWS

Maharashtra Govt Signed ~Rs 35,000 crore MoUs with 15 companies during ‘Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0’ in MumbaiMaharashtra government inks Rs 35,000-crore MoUs with 15 companies

i.On November 2, 2020, the state government of Maharashtra has inked Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) worth around Rs 35,000 crore with 15 companies viz. 10 Indian and 5 global companies at the ‘Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0’ investor meet in Mumbai, Maharashtra in order to develop state as data and logistics hub in western India. The event was attended by the state’s Chief Minister (CM) Uddhav Bal Thackeray. These MoUs are in addition to the 12 companies which signed the deals on June 15, 2020. Click Here to Read
ii.The MoUs were signed with the state-run Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) in the presence of Industries Minister Subhash Desai and Minister of State (MoS) for Industries Aditi Tatkare.
iii.These include seven agreements for setting up data centres, five for logistics and one each in the gas & fuel, chemicals, and electronics sectors.
About Maharashtra:
Capital– Mumbai
Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Tiger Reserves– Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Nawegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve, and Melghat Tiger Reserve
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Assam CM Laid Foundation Stone of Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation at KehtriAssam CM lays foundation stone of Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence

i.On November 2, 2020, Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal and Ambassador of Israel to India Ron Malka laid the foundation stone of Rs. 10.33 crore Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation at Khetri on the outskirts of Guwahati.
ii.The project will provide exposure to latest Israeli technologies to Assam’s agricultural and horticulture activities thereby helping in maximizing the production and income of farmers.
iii.This project is an edition to the government’s efforts to double farmers’ income through technology in agriculture, agribusiness and food processing.
About Assam:
Governor– Prof Jagadish Mukhi
National Parks: Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Nameri National Park, Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park.
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AC GAZE

BCCI Announces Jio as Title Sponsor for 2020 Edition of Women’s T20 Challenge

On November 1, 2020, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that Jio, a Telecommunications Company owned by Reliance Industries will be the title sponsor for the 2020 edition of the Women’s T20 Challenge. The partnership will also have the support of Reliance Foundation Education and Sports for All (RF ESA). This is the first time a sponsor has signed with BCCI exclusively for women’s matches. The Women’s T20 Challenge will be played from November 4-9 here in Sharjah and the competition will be contested between three teams – Trailblazers, Supernovas, and Velocity.

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S.no Current Affairs 4 November 2020
1 India’s First Solar-Powered Miniature Train Launched at Veli Tourist Village, Kerala by Pinarayi Vijayan
2 IREDA signs MoU with MNRE; sets Revenue target of INR 2406 Crores in the FY 2020-21
3 Government Extends Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme by One Month to November 30, 2020
4 Indian Naval Ship ‘Airavat’ reaches Port Sudan with Food Aid as Part of ‘Mission Sagar-II’
5 30 Indian cities Will Face ‘Water Risk’ by 2050; Jaipur tops: WWF report
6 BRICS Business Forum held virtually from October 20-28, 2020
7 New building of Bhimsen Adarsha Higher Secondary School, Built with Indian Assistance of NRs 25.83 Million E-Inaugurated in Nepal
8 HDFC ERGO General Insurance Implemented AI Enabled Solution to Automate Motor Claim Settlements
9 SBI Becomes 1st Corporate Partner of edX from India to Offer Massive Open Online Courses
10 Aegon Life Insurance Launches  ‘Life + 36 critical illness Insurance’ Plan on Flipkart
11 HDFC Bank Voted as “Most Outstanding Company- Financial Sector” in India for 2nd Time: Asiamoney
12 Karsh Kale & Salvage Audio Collective Won Best Music Award for “Gully Boy” at 14th Asian Film Awards
13 Duarte Pacheco, MP of Portugal elected as the 30th President of IPU
14 Alassane Ouattara Won 3 Term as the President of Ivory Coast
15 CCI Approves Acquisition of Bharti AXA by ICICI Lombard
16 Australian Cricketer Shane Watson announces Retirement from All Forms of Cricket
17 Satish Prasad Singh, 6th & Shortest Served CM of Bihar Passed Away at 84
18 Violin Maestro, Padma Awardee T N Krishnan Passed Away at 92
19 Maharashtra Govt Signed Rs 35,000-crore MoUs with 15 companies during ‘Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0’ in Mumbai
20 Assam CM Laid Foundation Stone of Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation at Kehtri
21 BCCI Announces Jio as Title Sponsor for 2020 Edition of Women’s T20 Challenge