Read : Current Affairs: 22nd November, 2020

Posted on :- 2020-11-24 15:21:05
Source :- The Hindu Newspaper

                                current affairs(22ND   NOVEMBER)             












         INDIA'S FIRST GREEN ENERGY CONVERGENCE PROJECT                             


  • Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture between PSU under the Ministry of Power and the Department of New Renewable Energy (DNRE) of Goa City, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to implement India’s first convergence project in


  • According to the MoU, EESL and DNRE will conduct feasibility studies and subsequently implement decentralized solar


  • EESL will implement solar projects, including:


  • Establish a 100 MW decentralized ground-mounted solar power project on government land for agricultural water
  • Replace approximately 6,300 agricultural pumps with BEE-star energy-saving pumps.
  • Distribute approximately 160,000 LED bulbs to rural families.


  • These projects will speed up the use of renewable energy, especially in the state's

agriculture and rural electricity.





  • Indian Army celebrated the 240th Corps of Engineers Day on 18 November 2020. The Engineer Corps not only provides combat engineering support, but also develops infrastructure for the armed forces and other defense organizations


  • It also maintains connectivity across our vast border areas, and can also provide assistance to civilians during natural







  • These tasks are performed through the four pillars of the Corps: Combat Engineer, Military Engineer Service, Border Highway Organization, and Military Investigation.


  • The Engineer Corps was divided into three groups, namely Madras Sappers, Bengal Sappers and Bombay Sappers, which merged into the Corps on November 18,


  • Since its establishment, history is full of outstanding contributions to war and peace by the Engineer




  • The Union Minister of the Iron &Steel and the Japanese ambassador to India met with the Chief Minister of Odisha State to discuss the ways for Japan to become a partner country of the Purvodaya Mission.


  • The Purvodaya delegation in the steel industry envisages the establishment of an integrated steel hub in eastern


  • Of India’s anticipated new steel production capacity, more than 75% of the resources

will come from eastern India, and Odisha alone will exceed 100 MTPA.



  • High-grade steel, downstream industries, auxiliary equipment, capital goods and cluster development have great scope for


  • Japan’s technical expertise and investment will further strengthen the steel sector in Odisha and promote socio-economic


  • It is estimated that by 2030-31, of the 300 million tons of production capacity, this region alone can exceed 200 million tons. The mission aims to accelerate the development of eastern India by establishing an integrated steel


       G20 LEADERS SUMMIT TO BE HELD ON 21ST NOVEMBER                         


  • At the invitation of His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be attending the 15th G20 Summit chaired by the Kingdom of Saudi


  • The theme of the 15th G20 Summit is "Realizing the "Opportunities for All in the 21st Century" meeting to be held from November 21 to November 22, 2020. The summit is to be held in a virtual


  • The upcoming summit will be the second G20 summit in The Group of 20 (G20) countries helped to contain the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic and form a globally coordinated response.


  • The aim of the upcoming G20 summit will be the inclusive, resilient and sustainable recovery from COVID-19. During the G20 summit, leaders will discuss pandemic prevention and ways to resume


  • Leaders will also share their vision for building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future. India will enter the G20 Troika, along with Saudi Arabia when Italy will take over the Presidency of the G-20 on 1st December,









  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has unveiled two books ‘The Republican Ethic Volume III’ and ‘Loktantra Ke Swar’ which is a collection of selected speeches of President Ram Nath Kovind during the third year of his


ü  Information     and     Broadcasting     Prakash     Javadekar

unveiled the e-book versions of the two books.



  • Mr Rajnath Singh stated that the President’s speeches depict his concern towards issues such as girls education, empowerment of women, and welfare of the weaker


  • All the speeches in this book reflect on the self-confidence in this country. This book comprises speeches on the country’s efforts to fight COVID19, where India is faring much better than other countries, to bravely defending its


  • This compilation of speeches of President Kovind presents a comprehensive picture of his work, personality and



  • The government of India, the government of Meghalaya and the World Bank signed a $120 million project to improve and modernize the transportation sector in


  • The project will improve approximately 300 kilometres of strategic road sections and independent bridges through the use of innovative, climate-resilient, nature-based solutions.









  • It will support innovative solutions, such as precast bridges, to reduce construction time and


  • MITP will help Meghalaya develop reliable, climate-resistant and safe roads, which are vital to the state’s economic development. About half of the state's 5,362 residential areas lack transportation links.


  • The operation will also support the state government's "Restart Meghalaya Mission" to revive and promote development activities affected by the COVID-19





  • The world heritage site of Hampi, the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagar Empire, will soon be part of a new


  • The Karnataka Government has approved to carve out Vijayanagara as a new district of the state. Vijayanagara will be the 31st district of the


  • The new district would be carved out of Ballari and named after the Vijayanagara empire that ruled from this


  • Chief Minister of Karnataka: S. Yediyurappa
  • Governor of Karnataka: Vajubhai



                      WORLD TELEVISION DAY: 21ST NOVEMBER                                    


  • World Television Day is observed on 21 November every year. The day is observed to acknowledge the role of broadcast


  • On this day, the journalists, writers, bloggers, and others who are associated with the medium promote the role of television in communication and


  • The 21 November was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1996, because the first World Television Forum was held in

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