1.we celebrate National Education Day on November 11,
the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad to honor his
contributions to education in India.
2.Indian astronomers collaborated with Nobel laureate on
Thirty Meter Telescope Project. 2020 Physics Nobel Laureate Prof. Andrea
Ghez had worked closely with Indian astronomers. It is an astronomical
observatory with an extremely large telescope (ELT). It is an international
project being funded by scientific organisations of Canada, China, India,
Japan and USA.
3. Birth anniversary of Birsa Munda was observed on November
15th. In recognition of his impact on the national movement, the state of
Jharkhand was created on his birth anniversary in 2000.
4. Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar has been
elected as Chief Minister of the State for the fourth consecutive
term. The Chief Minister is appointed by the governor. 164 of the
Constitution provides that there shall be a Council of Ministers with the
Chief Minister at its hand to aid and advise the governor.
5. Kerala Fibre Optic Network Project: Kerala aims to
provide free Internet for poor families, public offices by December. The
project seeks to fulfil the government’s aim of making internet access a
6. The European Space Agency (ESA) has formally
adopted Ariel. Ariel (Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet
Large-survey) will be launched in 2029.
Ariel is the first mission of its kind dedicated to measuring the
chemical composition and thermal structures of hundreds of exoplanets.
7. PM Narendra Modi unveils `Statue of Peace` in Rajasthan.
To mark the 151st Birth Anniversary celebrations of Jainacharya Shree
Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj.
8. Hurricane Iota has made landfall in Nicaragua in
Central America and has developed into a category five storm. Hurricanes that
reach category three or higher are called ‘major hurricanes’ because
of their potential to cause devastating damage to life and property.
9. A Supreme Court Bench headed by Chief Justice of India S
A Bobde has observed that it is “trying to discourage” individuals from
filing petitions under Article 32 of the Constitution. Article 32 deals
with the ‘Right to Constitutional Remedies’, or affirms the right
to move the Supreme Court by appropriate proceedings for the
enforcement of the rights conferred in Part III of the Constitution.
10. QRSAM is a canister-based system, which means
that it is stored and operated from specially designed compartments. It
is a short range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, primarily designed
and developed by DRDO to provide a protective shield to moving armoured
columns of the Army from enemy aerial attacks.
11. The Lilavati Award is an initiative of the
technical education regulator, All India Council for Technical Education
(AICTE), and it aims to recognise efforts by AICTE-approved institutions
to treat women with ‘equality and fairness’.
12. Madhya Pradesh government has decided to set up a
‘Gau Cabinet’ for the protection and promotion of cattle.
13. The first meeting between India and Luxembourg in
20 years was held recently. The meeting resulted in three new bilateral
14. The latest Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
forum was held online this year because of the pandemic. APEC: It is a
regional economic forum established in 1989 to leverage the growing
interdependence of the Asia-Pacific. APEC’s 21 members totally.
15. Global information technology service provider Atos has
announced that PARAM Siddhi – AI has been ranked 63 on the
TOP500 ranking. This makes it India’s largest and fastest
16. The Government is preparing for the nationwide launch
of the National Digital Health Mission. It is a digital health ecosystem
under which every Indian citizen will now have unique health IDs,
digitised health records with identifiers for doctors and health facilities.
17. scientists have now discovered another deadly virus,
known as the Chapare virus, in Bolivia. The Chapare hemorrhagic
fever (CHHF) is caused by the same arenavirus family that is
responsible for illnesses such as the Ebola virus disease (EVD).
18. Scottish author Douglas Stuart has been
awarded the 2020 Booker Prize for his acclaimed debut novel Shuggie
19. Kerala Government has introduced Section 118A in
the Kerala Police Act, to penalise ‘offensive,’ ‘abusive,’ and
‘threatening’ social media posts.
20. SITMEX-20: It is a trilateral naval exercise between
India, Thailand and Singapore.
21. National Newborn Week 2020: Observed every year from 15
to 21 November. India became the first country to launch the India Newborn
Action Plan (INAP).
22. To commemorate the launch of the Pradhan Mantri
Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G), which aims to provide “Housing for
All” by 2022, it was decided to celebrate 20th November every year as
23. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
(MeitY) issued an order under Section 69A of the Information Technology
Act blocking access to 43 mobile apps. Section 69A of the IT Act, empowers
the Central Government to order that access to certain websites and computer
resources be blocked in the interest of the defense of the country, its
sovereignty and integrity, the security of the State, friendly relations with
foreign States, public order or for preventing incitement to the commission of
24. Mega Food Park inaugurated in Punjab. Ministry of Food
Processing Industries is implementing Mega Food Park Scheme in the country
since 2008. It aims at providing a mechanism to link agricultural
production to the market by bringing together farmers, processors and
25. France is keen on joining the India-Australia bilateral
naval exercise AUSINDEX.
26. Constitution day which is also known as the
Samvidhan Divas is celebrated every year on November 26 to mark the
day on which the Constitution of India was adopted. While the adoption
of the Constitution took place on November 26, 1949, it came into effect on
January 26, 1950.
27. PM recently again pitched for ‘One Nation, One
Election’. It refers to holding elections to Lok Sabha, State Legislative
Assemblies, Panchayats and Urban local bodies simultaneously, once in five
28. 3rd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo
(RE-Invest 2020) was inaugurated recently. The summit is organised by
the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The theme for 2020 is ‘Innovations
for Sustainable Energy Transition’. India’s renewable power capacity is the 4th
largest in the world .
29. Scotland becomes first nation to make sanitary pads,
30. India’s first Member of Parliament to have been
disqualified from the Lok Sabha has now been disqualified as an MLA in Mizoram.
Mizoram Assembly Speaker disqualifies Zoram People’s Movement MLA Lalduhoma. The Tenth
Schedule (Anti defection law) was inserted in the Constitution in 1985
by the 52nd Amendment Act. It lays down the process by which
legislators may be disqualified on grounds of defection by the Presiding
Officer of a legislature based on a petition by any other member of the
31. Fiscal deficit reaches 120% of
annual target,Fiscal Defecit,
It is the difference between the Revenue Receipts plus
Non-debt Capital Receipts (NDCR) and the total expenditure. In other words,
fiscal deficit is “reflective of the total borrowing requirements of
32. Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Uttar Pradesh has
bagged the first international award, TX2, among the 13 tiger ranging
countries for having doubled the number of tigers in less than the
33. India set to build Shahtoot Dam in Afghanistan, provide
drinking water for 2 million residents of Kabul. The dam would come upon
the Maidan river tributary of Kabul river.