Current Affairs One-Liner: 19th November 2020

Published on November 19, 2020
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the statue of Swami Vivekananda at JNU University Campus, New Delhi.
  • SpaceX has launched 4 Astronauts to the International Space Station on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company. Among the 4 Astronauts, three are the Americans and 1 in Japanese. They were launched from Kennedy Space Centre through Falcon Rocket.
  • The United Kingdom Government has announced SSE, ScottishPower, NatWest Group and National Grid to be the first Principal Partners for UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) of 2021. The COP26 will be organized by the UK and Italy and will be held in Scotland.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 19th November 2020
  • Static Part: 
    • President of COP26: Alok Sharma
  • The Second Phase of Malabar Exercise commenced in the Northern Arabian Sea.
  • Static Part: Malabar Exercise is conducted among India, the US, Japan and Australia
  • Important Days and Themes: 19th Nov 2020: World Philosophy day (It is observed on every third Thursday of November) 
    • 19th Nov 2020: World Toilet Day Theme for 2020: ‘Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change’
    • 18th Nov 2020: World COPD Day. (It is observed on every third Wednesday of November)
    • Theme for 2020: ‘Living Well with COPD-Everybody, Everywhere’
  • ‘Star MF Corp Direct Portal’: It is launched for corporates which will provide simplified end to end value-based services to the Asset Management Companies, distributors, investors and mutual fund industry. It is launched by BSE Star MF (A Mutual Fund distribution platform of BSE). The portal will provide a simplified investment process.
  • Obituaries: Mridula Sinha: She was former Governor of Goa.
    • Bhanwarlal Meghwal: He was Minister from Rajasthan.
  • RBI Imposed a moratorium on Lakshmi Vilas Bank
  • ‘Mooh Band Rakho Campaign’—HDFC Bank
  • 3rd Annual Bloomberg New Economy Forum
  • EESL signed MoU with DNRE, Goa
  • India’s GDP to contract at 10.3% in FY2021—By Goldman Sachs

Question: 

Q.1 Who among the following is/are the first Principal Partner/Partners for UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) of 2021?
a. ScottishPower
b. National Grid
c. NatWest Group
d. SSE
e. All of the above

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