Current Affairs One-Liner: 21st November 2020

Published on November 21, 2020
  • ‘Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge’: It is launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The challenge is launched to ensure that no life of septic tank or sewer cleaner is lost during cleaning. The challenge focus on the safety of sanitation workers and mechanized cleaning. It is launched on the occasion of World Toilet Day and the result of this challenge will be declared on Independence Day. 
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs: Harshdeep Singh Puri
  • An agreement of USD 500 million is signed between India and the New Development Bank for Delhi- Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System project.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 21st November 2020
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of New Development Bank: Shanghai, China
  • Union Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information Technology and Law, Ravi Shankar Prasad released a stamp called ‘My Stamp on Chhath Puja’. The concept of this stamp is invented by the Department of Post which allows any person or corporate sector to place an order and get a personalized photo or an image of a Postage Stamp.
  • Bhubaneswar: It has become the first city in India to get ISO 9001:2015 Certification for FSSM (Faecal Sludge and Septage Management) Service. The FSSM looks after complete sanitization, health and livelihood conditions of Indian cities through good sanitization practices.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Odisha: Bhubaneswar
    • CM of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik
    • Governor of Odisha: Ganeshi Lal
  • Awards and Recognition: Douglas Stuart: He won 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction. He is a Scottish Writer and is awarded for his debut novel titled as ‘ Shuggie Bain’.
    • Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank: He will be awarded Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award for his writing, poetry and other literary work.
  • Indian Navy received 9th Poseidon 8I Maritime Surveillance Aircraft. It is received from the US at the INS Hansa, Goa Naval Airbase.
  • Static Part: 
    • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh
  • Important Days and Themes: 21st Nov 2020: World Fisheries Day
    • 21st Nov 2020: World Television Day
    • 20th Nov 2020: Africa Industrialization Day
    • Theme for 2020: ‘Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization in the AfCFTA Era’
    • 20th Nov 2020: World Children’s Day
  • 1st India-Luxembourg Virtual Summit
  • ‘Project Kirana’—Mastercard and USAID
  • Capacity Building Component of PM-FME & GIS ODOP Digital Map of India
  • 33rd Stop TB Partnership Board Meet
  • GOI sanctions loan for micro-irrigation projects in Tamil Nadu

Questions: 

Q.1 Who among the following provided funds for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System project?
a. World Bank
b. Asian Development Bank
c. New Development Bank
d. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

Q.2 Who among the following will be awarded Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award?
a. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
b. Nirmala Sitharaman
c. Narendra Singh Tomar
d. Nitin Gadkari

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