PM Modi and Bhutanese PM Jointly launched the 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. The implementation of Phase-I of RuPay cards in Bhutan has enabled the visitors from India to access ATMs and Point of Sale (PoS) terminals across Bhutan. Phase-II will now allow Bhutanese cardholders to access RuPay network in India.
LIC had launched 1st digital app ‘ANANDA’.
Life Insurance Corporation of India has launched a digital application for agents for on boarding to get a life insurance policy. The Digital Application is called “ANANDA”, which is an acronym for Atma Nirbhar Agents New Business Digital Application. The Digital application is a tool for the on boarding process to get the life insurance policy through a paperless module with the help of the agent or intermediary.
NASA-ESA successfully launched Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite to monitor the global sea levels.
The US space agency NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully launched ‘Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite’ on 21 November 2020, to monitor the rising global sea level.The joint US-European satellite lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will help to enhance weather forecasts and provide detailed information on large-scale ocean currents to support ship navigation near coastlines.
India becomes the 4th nation to get IMO nod for navigation satellite system.
The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) has been recognized by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as a part of the World Wide Radio Navigation System (WWRNS) for operation in the Indian Ocean Region.
India has become the fourth country in the world to have its independent regional navigation satellite system recognized by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).The other three countries that have its navigation systems recognized by the IMO are the US, Russia and China. The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) was designed to provide accurate position information services to assist in the navigation of ships in Indian Ocean waters.
India’s first ‘Moss Garden’ comes up in Nainital district.
The Uttarakhand forest department has dedicated the newly-built Moss Garden to the people, claiming that it is the countries first such garden, spread over 10 hectares in Kumaon’s Nainital district. The moss garden, which took nearly a year to build, was inaugurated by Water Man of India Rajendra Singh.
The state forest department had approved research projects to study moss species, considered the most significant indicator of ecosystem fluctuations as they are more sensitive towards habitat and climate changes.
Naseeruddin Shah Felicitated with 2020 Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar.
Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has been honored with the 2020 Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar Puraskar at annual Sangit Kala Kendra Awards.Apart from this, Neel Choudhary and Irawati Karnik, were awarded the Aditya Vikram Birla Kalakiran Puraskars.
The Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar and Kalakiran Puraskar awards, were instituted in 1996 by the Sangeet Kala Kendra (SKK), which was founded in 1973 by Aditya Vikram Birla (former Chairman of Aditya Birla Group), to honor excellence in theatre and performing arts.
Indian Navy gets 9th P-8I anti-submarine warfare aircraft.
Indian Navy has got its ninth Boeing P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, part of the nearly $1 billion deal with the US for four additional planes signed in 2016.India, which had first signed a contract for eight such aircraft in 2009, is also negotiating a deal for six more P-8Is with the US under the government-to-government route. While the ninth aircraft was scheduled to be handed over to the Indian Navy in July this year, the Covid pandemic delayed plans. The remaining three are scheduled to be handed over to India in 2021. Incidentally the aircraft the latest of which landed at INS Hansa in Goa. The P-8I is equipped for long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in support of the broad area, maritime and littoral operations. Incidentally, its communication and sensor suite includes indigenous equipment developed by defence PSUs and private manufacturers.
Scottish Author Douglas Stuart had won the 2020 Booker Prize.
Scottish writer Douglas Stuart has won the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction. He has been awarded for his debut novel, “Shuggie Bain”. The 44-year-old Stuart is only the second Scot to have won the prestigious literary prize. The Booker Prize for Fiction, (formerly known as the Booker–McConnell Prize (1969–2001) and the Man Booker Prize (2002–2019)), is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the United Kingdom. It carries £50,000 prize ($66,000).
Department of Fisheries presents Fisheries Sector Awards for the first time on World Fisheries Day
The Department of Fisheries under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying awarded best performing States for 2019-20 on 21 November 2020 on the occasion of the ‘World Fisheries Day’, to recognize their accomplishments in the field and their contribution into the growth of the sector.
21st Nov 2020:- World Fisheries Day.
World Fisheries Day is celebrated on 21 November every year throughout the world by the fisher folk communities. It highlights the importance of healthy oceans ecosystems and to ensure sustainable stocks of fisheries in the world.
21st Nov 2020:- World Television Day.
World Television Day is observed on 21 November every year. The day is observed to acknowledge the role of broadcast media.