Read : Current Affairs: 13th & 14th November, 2020

Posted on :- 2020-11-18 11:33:22
Source :- The Hindu Newspaper

        CURRENT AFFAIRS(13TH   & 14TH   NOVEMBER)        







         HARYANA LAUNCHES PROJECT AIR CARE IN GURGAON                            


  • Haryana Chief Minister (CM), Manohar Lal Khattar has virtually unveiled ‘Project Air Care’ to combat rising Air Pollution in Gurgaon. 65 Wing Augmentation Air Purifying Units (WAYU) would be set up at areas with high Air Quality Indices (AQI) in Gurgaon to improve the air


  • The Air Purifiers have been developed by CSIR-NEERI

(Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute), IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Bombay.


  • The project is a result of a public-private partnership between Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) Consumer Healthcare.


  • Haryana's Governor: Satyadev Narayan
  • Haryana's Chief Minister: Manohar Lal





  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched a roadmap to “Aatma Nirbhar Madhya Pradesh 2023” through a virtual event. Under the roadmap, a special focus will be on health and education in the


  • Four seminars      were      conducted      on      physical

infrastructure, good governance, health and education to prepare the roadmap of the state.


  • On the basis of the inputs received by the experts in the seminar, the roadmap of Aatma Nirbhar Madhya Pradesh has been


  • Economy and employment will also be major focus areas and small and cottage industries will be A network of hospitals will be established in the state focusing on the health sector.


  • Along with launching the roadmap to Aatma Nirbhar Madhya Pradesh, the chief minister also transferred the interest-free loan of 10 thousand rupees each into the accounts of rural street vendors under the Mukhya Mantri rural Street Vendor Loan


  • The scheme was launched by the state government to provide a loan up to Rs 10,000 to street vendors in rural areas. Under the scheme, the state government will bear 14% interest subsidy per loan beneficiary (for loans up to Rs 10,000).





  • International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has conducted a meeting in New Delhi. The IFSC Authority approved the International Financial Services Centres Authority (Banking) Regulations, 2020 in the


  • The draft banking regulations approved at the meeting

opens the way for making rules for the various aspects of banking operations that

would be permissible at the IFSC.



  • As banking plays an important role at IFSC, banking regulations will help it in reaching its desired


  • To lay down the obligations for setting up IFSC Banking Units (IBUs). To Permit the persons residing outside India (with net worth not less than USD 1 Million) to open foreign currency accounts in any freely convertible currency at IFSC Banking Units (IBUs).


  • To permit persons residing in India (with net worth not less than USD 1 Million) to open foreign currency accounts in any freely convertible currency at IBUs in order to undertake any permissible current account or capital account transaction or any combination thereof under RBI’s Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS).


  • To lay down the activities of IBUs that are permissible including credit insurance and sale, credit enhancement, engage in factoring and forfeiting of export receivables, purchase of portfolios, and undertake equipment


  • Chairman of the IFSCA: Injeti Srinivas.
  • Headquarters of IFSCA: Gandhinagar, Gujarat.





  • The Union Ministry of Textiles has launched a campaign for Diwali- “Local4Diwali”. The campaign has been launched to promote the Indian handicraft which is the cultural heritage of the country and also a source of livelihood for


  • As per the available data, the handicrafts sector is a major sector of women empowerment as almost 55% of the workers and artisans are women.


  • The main aim of the #Local4Diwali campaign is to urge people to buy and gift Indian handicraft products on this Diwali. The basic aim of the campaign is to give a boost to Indian handicrafts and


  • This campaign will help the handicraft artisans and workers in increasing their sales and promoting their business. After the promotion of the idea of “Vocal for Local” by PM Modi, every sector is working towards promoting local businesses and strengthening Atmanirbhar Bharat





  • Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will be starting ‘Bharat Darshan–Dakshin Bharat Yatra’ from December


  • The Bharat Darshan Yatra will start from Hyderabad and Secunderabad from December 12 to 18. The theme of this yatra will be ‘Show India to Indians’.


  • The facility of boarding and de-boarding this tourist train will be available at Secunderabad, Khammam, Nellore, Vijayawada, Warangal, Ongole, and Renigunta. The train will have 12 sleeper coaches, one 3-tier AC coach and a pantry


  • In January 2019, IRCTC also started booking for Shirdi Sai Baba darshan tickets on its Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is a subsidiary organisation of the Indian Railways.





  • India’s first Sandalwood Museum is being established in Aranya Bhavan in Ashokapuram, Mysuru,


  • The museum is set up by the Regional Forest Department to educate farmers about the significance of cultivation of


  • This will also provide technical support, information on the availability of saplings, marketing facilities, pest control measures, incentives and schemes provided for sandalwood growers by the


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





  • An actor, producer and humanitarian, Sonu Sood is set to pen his autobiography titled “I Am No Messiah”. The book will be co-authored by Meena


  • The book will account the experience of Sonu Sood during the COVID-19 pandemic. The book is set to be published by Penguin Random House India and released in December


  • The book will feature the stories he heard and his interactions with the migrants and Sonu Sood will share the experiences which impacted his life and changed his outlook and his purpose of life.


  • Sonu Sood narrates his emotional experiences and the challenges he faced along with the people he rescued during the COVID-19




  • Boskiyana’, a new Hindi book on Gulzar, veteran Indian poet-lyricist has been published by Radhakrishna


  • The book portrays the life of Gulzar through his films, poetry, philosophies, lifestyle, likes and dislikes. The 228- page book is edited and compiled by Yashwant Vyas. ‘Boskiyana’ is the name of the house of Gulzar in


  • The book expresses the personality of Gulzar through detailed conversations and reveals his thoughts and vision of the


  • It is a compilation of some of the most defining interviews and conversations of Gulzar from the last 30 Yashwant Vyas took 6 years to compile.





  • National Ayurveda Day is being observed every year from 2016, on the day of Dhanwantri Jayanti. This year the 5th Ayurveda Day falls on November 13,


  • The Potential role of Ayurveda in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic will be the focus of this year’s ‘Ayurveda Day’


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the two future-ready Ayurveda institutions in Gujarat and Rajasthan, the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) at Jamnagar in Gujarat and the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) at Jaipur in Rajasthan on November


  • These institutions are expected to play global leadership roles in the growth and

development of Ayurveda in the 21st century.





  • World Diabetes Day is observed on 14th November every The campaign aims to raise awareness around the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes.


  • The theme for World Diabetes Day 2020 is “The Nurse and ” In 2007 General Assembly

adopted resolution 61/225 designating 14 November as World Diabetes Day.



  • The document recognized “the urgent need to pursue multilateral efforts to promote and improve human health, and provide access to treatment and health-care education.”


  • Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke and lower limb amputation. A healthy diet, physical activity and avoiding tobacco use can prevent or delay type 2


  • In addition, diabetes can be treated and its consequences avoided or delayed with medication, regular screening and treatment for




  • Digital/Online media has been brought under the purview of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Currently, there is no law or autonomous body governing digital


  • The 2nd Schedule of the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules 1961 has been

amended to include following entries viz. Films and Audio-Visual programmes, News and current affairs content.


  • This means that digital content providers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hotstar will now be regulated by the Union ministry headed by Prakash Javadekar.


  • The I&B ministry will also regulate online audio-visual programmes and current affairs content, according to the amendment order signed by President Ram Nath


  • The decision has been taken in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (3) of Article 77 of the Constitution, by amending the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 and it will come into effect




  • Other subjects which are under the purview of the Ministry are Broadcasting Policy And Administration, Cable Television Policy, Radio, Doordarshan, Films, Advertising And Visual Publicity, Press, Publications, Research And Reference etc.


  • The Government of India (Allocation of Business) Three Hundred and Fifty-Seventh Amendment Rules, 2020, was notified to include Digital/Online media related

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