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Monday, November 16, 2020

DAILY GK 15, 16 NOV 2020

 DAILY GK 15, 16 NOV 2020

1. NATIONAL DATABASE OF UNORGANISED LABOUR

      Ministry of Finance gave its nod for the creation of the first ever “National Database of Unorganised Workers (NDUW)” with an expected outlay of Rs 650 crore.

      In this regard, Ministry of Labour & Employment has envisaged development of NDUW seeded with Aadhaar.

 

2. IREDA SANCTIONED LOANS WORTH RS 12,696CR

      The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd (IREDA) had sanctioned loans worth Rs 12,696 crore in 2019-20 and has disbursed Rs 8,785 crore, supporting capacity addition of 5,673 MW (Mega Watt) during 2019-20.

 

3. INDIA, NEPAL 3RD INTEGRATED CHECK POST

      India and Nepal launched the construction of 3rd Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Nepalgunj, Nepal which will bring customs and immigration facilities under one roof to smoothen cross-border movement of cargo trucks.

      The portion of ICP on Nepalese side will be built at Nepalgunj and the Portion on Indian side will be built at Rupaidiha (Uttar Pradesh).

      India has ICP on the India-Nepal border at Birgunj and Biratnagar, which were operationalised in April 2018 and January 2020.

 

4. IEA REPORT

      According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) report, Renewables 2020 – Analysis and Forecast to 2025, India’s Renewable Energy sector will see the largest growth after COVID-19. India will double its green energy capacity addition in 2021 compared to 2020 levels.

      Total Installed Wind and Solar PV capacity will surpass natural gas in 2023 and coal in 2024. Solar PV accounts for 60% of all renewable capacity additions through 2025, and wind provides another 30%.

      Renewable will overtake coal to become the largest source of electricity generation worldwide in 2025 (one-third of world’s electricity supply).

      Hydropower will be the largest source of renewable electricity worldwide, followed by wind and solar PV.

 

5. ANNUAL G-77 FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING

      India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Ambassador T S Tirumurti virtually addressed the 44th Annual Meeting of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 (G77) .

      The Group of 77 (G77) at the UN is a coalition of 134 developing countries established in 1964.

      It is a means for countries of the south to articulate and promote their collective economic interests.

 

 6. ‘RBI KEHTA HAI’ CAMPAIGN

      The Reserve Bank is all set to evaluate the impact of multi-media public awareness campaign ‘RBI Kehta Hai’, which was launched in 14 languages to educate public about good practices, regulations and initiatives in banking and financial sector

 

7. 2020 UN POPULATION AWARD

      Help Age India won the 2020 United Nations (UN) Population Award as the institutional laureate.

      Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, Queen Mother of Bhutan won the award as the individual laureatue.

 

8. 2020 MYANMAR ELECTION

      According to the Union Election Commission (UEC) of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) is likely to win the 2020 Myanmar elections by securing 346 seats out of 664 seats in the Parliament (as on 13th November) which is enough to form the next government.

      This will be the second term for Aung San Suu Kyi as State Counsellor and second victory for her party NLD.

 

9. BOOK “INSOMNIA: ARMY STORIES”

      Rachna Bisht Rawat launched her new book “Insomnia: Army Stories” featuring stories based on life in the armed forces.

      The book is published by the Penguin Random house India.

 

10. AYURVEDA DAY 2020

      Ayurveda Day is annually celebrated across the globe on the day of Dhanwantri Jayanti, as a global initiative to promote and preserve the health science of Ayurveda.

      The 2020 Ayurveda Day falls on 13th November 2020.

      India celebrates the Ayurveda Day 2020 under the theme – “Ayurveda for Covid-19” with a focus on the potential role of Ayurveda in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced that WHO will set up a Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India.

 

 

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