Read : Current Affairs: 10th NOVEMBER, 2020

Posted on :- 2020-11-12 15:53:21
Source :- The Hindu Newspaper

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               13TH URBAN MOBILITY INDIA (UMI) CONFERENCE                


  • The 13th Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference was organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. It was inaugurated by Hardeep S. Puri, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs. The day-long conference was based on the theme “Emerging Trends in Urban Mobility”.


  • The conference focused on innovative measures taken at the

national and international level to address the challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic

to provide accessible and convenient transport to the people.



  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had issued the National Urban Transport Policy, 2006 (NUTP) to ensure safe, affordable, quick, comfortable, reliable and sustainable access for the growing number of city residents to jobs, education, recreation and such other needs within our cities.


  • As part of the NUTP, the Ministry has been organizing the annual international Conference-cum-Exhibition on Urban Mobility India popularly known as





  • India’s longest single-lane motorable suspension bridge has been inaugurated in

Tehri-Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.



  • The Dobra-Chanti Jhula (suspension) bridge was inaugurated by the Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to mark the 20th foundation day of the state on 9th November 2020.







  • The bridge is 725-metre long and has been built in 14 years over the Tehri lake with a cost of 2.95 crore. It will cut travel time between Tehri and Pratapnagar from 5 to



  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister: Trivendra Singh
  • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani





  • The Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has announced that Assam’s Tezpur Litchi has been given the Geographical Indication (GI)


  • Though the litchis name in the GI tag list is there since 2015. The  application  for  GI  tagging  was  made  on  28th

August 2013 by North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Ltd (NERAMAC).


  • Tezpur Litchi of Assam has got the geographical indication (GI) tags, making this item an incontrovertible proof of their origins in the state, and protecting them from production


  • Litchi’s from Tezpur is known for its excellent quality, pleasant flavour, juicy pulp with attractive red


  • A geographical indication is used on a product of specific geographical origin that attains its uniqueness or reputation because of its place of origin. An application needs to be filed in the office of the controller general of patents, designs and


  • The development has been confirmed by the APEDA an apex body under the Union ministry of commerce and industry, which is responsible for the export promotion of agricultural




  • The Reserve Bank of India will evaluate the impact of multi- media public awareness campaign ‘RBI Kehta Hai’, which was launched in 14 languages to educate the public about safe banking and financial


  • As part of the campaign, messages have been launched on basic

savings bank deposit accounts, customer liability in unauthorized electronic banking transactions, safe digital banking practices, banking facilities for senior citizens and cyber security, among others.


  • ‘RBI Kehta Hai’ was the first even 360-degree campaign initiated by the central bank using all mass media, including media such as television, radio, newspapers, hoardings, web banners, gifs, social media and SMS.


  • In order to evaluate the impact of the public awareness campaign, the RBI has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) from eligible companies and other entities which have successfully completed at least five similar projects.


  • The RBI had launched the multi-media campaign with a view to creating awareness among common man about good practices, regulations and initiatives in banking and financial









  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification that FASTags will become mandatory for all four-wheelers, including old vehicles, from January 1,


  • For this government has made an amendment in FORM 51 (certificate of Insurance), wherein the details of FASTag ID shall be captured. This shall be applicable w.e.f. April 1,


  • Government has amended the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to make FASTag mandatory for registration of new four-wheeled vehicles, including for those sold before December 1,


  • FASTag would be supplied by the vehicle manufacturers or their dealers during registration. Apart from this, a valid FASTag will also be mandatory while getting new third party


  • The initiative aims to promote electronic toll collection and ensure that payment of fees is done at toll plazas through the electronic means only so that the vehicles pass seamlessly through the toll





  • World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated each year on November 10 every year. This day is celebrated to highlight the important role that science play in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.







  • This year World Science Day for Peace and Development theme is “Science for and with Society”.


  • This year, at a time when the world is struggling with the global COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of World Science Day is on “Science for and with Society in dealing with the global ”


  • World Science Day was proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001 and celebrated for the first time in


  • Director-General of UNESCO: Audrey Azoulay.
  • UNESCO Formation: 4 November
  • UNESCO headquarters: Paris,





  • World Urbanism Day, also known as “World Town Planning Day”, is celebrated on 8 November


  • The day is celebrated to recognize and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities. WUD is organized by the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP).


  • The day was founded in 1949 by the late Professor Carlos Maria Della Paolera of the University of Buenos Aires, to advance public and professional interest in


  • World Urbanism Day provides an opportunity to look at planning from a global perspective, in order to draw attention to the environmental impact resulting from the development of cities and territo









  • Ex-SPG officer, Sasindran Kallinkeel’s has penned a novel named “Rasaathi: The Other Side of a Transgender”. The main character in the novel, published by BookMitra, is a transgender named Rasaathi born in a family in South


  • Rasaathi, meaning princess, is in the late 40s who wants people to treat transgenders like human beings by showering

love, affection, sympathy and recognise their pathetic and horrible life.



  • Sasindran Kallinkeel was with the Central Reserve Police for 23 years and had a seven-year stint with the Special Protection Group (PM's Security) as a senior security officer when Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh were in


  • Actor Anupam Kher’s latest book is titled “Your Best Day Is Today!” He had announced the book, in which he experiences during the corona virus-induced countrywide


  • Through this book, Kher will recount his experiences during the lockdown, several ups and downs, including the time when his mother Dulari and brother Raju Kher had contracted the


  • His previous books are his biography Lessons Life Taught Me unknowingly & the Best Thing about You is you. He is also a recipient of two National Film

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