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Current Affairs One-Liner: 6th November 2020

Published on November 06, 2020
  • Union Cabinet approved a proposal for investing Rs 1810 crore for 210 MW of Luhri Stage I Hydro Power Project. The cabinet committee for same was chaired by PM Narendra Modi. This hydropower project will be constructed on River Sutlej and will be generating 758.2 million units of electricity annually. MoU for the same project was signed by Himachal Pradesh Government and Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited. 
  • The First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) or Disarmament and International Security Committee adopted 2 India sponsored resolution based on nuclear disarmament. These resolutions aim to reduce the risk of nuclear accidents and aims to have a prohibition on the use of nuclear weapons. The two resolutions are: (1) ‘Convention on Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons’. (2) ‘Reducing Nuclear Danger’. 
Current Affairs One-Liner: 6th November 2020
  • TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited) signed an agreement with JD Centre of Arts (JDCA) to perform social-cultural research work, an anthropological study of tribal arts and tradition in tribal community-based regions of India. Both the organisations will also work together to preserve arts, crafts and traditions of tribal communities.
  • MoU between India and the United Kingdom was approved by Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi in the field of medical product regulation. The MoU agreement was signed between United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) of India.
  • 8th meet of India –UAE on High-Level Joint Task Force on Investments: The meet was held virtually and India’s side was represented by Union Minister Piyush Goyal.
  • Static part: 
    • Union Minister of Railways, commerce and Industry and Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution: Piyush Goyal 
    • Capital of UAE: Abu Dhabi
    • Currency of UAE: UAE Dirham
  • Catalyst Management Services (CMS) has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support India’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. So it has provided USD 3 million over two years to support the COVID Action Collab (CAC) partnership. 
  • Important Days and Themes: 6th Nov 2020: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict 
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘The age of pandemic (1817-1920): How they shaped India and the World’ 
    • Author of Book: Chinmay Tumbe
  • Tourist Facilitation Centre-- Kerala
  • MoU between India and UK in ICT Sector- Approved by Union Cabinet
  • DRDO Successfully Test Fired advanced version of Pinaka Rocket
  • 5th Joint Working Group on Coal between India-Indonesia
  • Appointments on 6th November 2020

Questions: 

Q.1 Union Cabinet approved a proposal for investing Rs ______ for 210 MW of Luhri Stage I Hydro Power Project?
a. Rs 1810 crore
b. Rs 1510 crore
c. Rs 1410 crore
d. Rs 1910 crore

Q.2 Who among the following represented India in 8th meet of India–UAE on High-Level Joint Task Force on Investments?
a. Harsh Vardhan Shringla
b. Dr. S Jaishankar
c. Piyush Goyal
d. Pavan Kapoor
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