Read : Current Affairs: 6th November, 2020

Posted on :- 2020-11-07 11:28:22
Source :- The Hindu Newspaper

                                            Current Affairs 6th NOVEMBER          








  • Union Minister of State (IC) for Tourism & Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel virtually inaugurated the “Tourist Facilitation Centre” facility at Guruvayur, in Kerala.


  • The facility has been constructed under the project “Development of Guruvayur, Kerala” under the PRASHAD Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism, at the cost of Rs. 11.57


  • The ‘National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual; Heritage Augmentation Drive’ (PRASHAD) was launched by the Ministry of Tourism in the year 2014-15.


  • The objective of the PRASHAD scheme is integrated development of identified pilgrimage and heritage


  • It includes infrastructure development such as entry points (Road, Rail and Water Transport), last-mile connectivity, basic tourism facilities like Information/ Interpretation Centers & eco-friendly modes of transportation etc.





ü  AK Gupta, the new Managing Director and CEO of ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL)

took charge. Before this, he was Director (Operations) of the company.



  • Gupta was also the Head of New businesses in Marketing in ONGC and Head Business development in ONGC Videsh, both for the domestic and international markets.









  • He has handled commercial negotiations with alliance partners, regulators, customers and National Oil


  • OVL is the international petroleum company of India and the overseas arm of national oil and gas major Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)


  • AK Gupta brings with him over three decades of experience in various capacities in domestic and overseas oil and gas exploration and production


  • ONGC Videsh Limited Founded:
  • ONGC Videsh Limited Headquarters: New





  • The President of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli has been sworn for a second five-year term. He took the oath of the office on 05 November


  • Magufuli won 84% of the total votes in elections held on October 28. He was elected as the fifth President of Tanzania and in office since 2015. CHADEMA party candidate Tundu Lissu took the second


  • The politics of Tanzania takes place in a framework of a unitary presidential democratic republic, whereby the President of Tanzania is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party


  • Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament. The party system is dominated by the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (Revolutionary State Party).









  • Capital of Tanzania: Dodoma
  • Currency of Tanzania: Tanzanian shilling.



     40TH MEETING OF THE SAARCFINANCE GOVERNORS' GROUP                          


  • The 40th Meeting of the SAARCFINANCE Governors’ Group was held virtually, under the Chairmanship of Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor,


  • The meeting was attended by the Governors from SAARC central banks which includes 8 member countries. During the meeting, Mr. Das also inaugurated the

SAARCFINANCE Sync, a closed user group secure communication network.



  • In his opening remarks, Governor Shri Shaktikanta Das highlighted the close partnership and co-operation among the member countries in jointly fighting the pandemic.


  • The group took stock of the macroeconomic situation in the SAARC region; discussed the current SAARCFINANCE initiatives; and the way


  • The Governors reaffirmed their commitment to continued cooperation and sharing of central bank experiences. SAARCFINANCE is a network of central bank governors and finance secretaries of the SAARC


ü  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the current chair of SAARCFINANCE.









  • West Indies batsman, Marlon Samuels has announced his retirement from professional


  • The 39-year-old had informed Cricket West Indies (CWI) about his retirement in June this year, having last played for his country in December 2018 against


  • He has played 71 Tests, 207 ODIs, and 67 T20s at the international level, has scored 11,134 international runs including 17 centuries across all formats. He also has 152 international wickets to his name.


  • Samuels, who began his international career way back in 2000, also represented several T20 franchises around the world later in his career, including Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors, Melbourne Renegades, and Peshawar




  • India receives the second batch of three Rafale Aircraft, bringing total Rafale Jets with IAF to


  • The second batch of three Rafale jets landed in Jamnagar, Gujarat on 4th November 2020, after flying non-stop from France.


  • Earlier, the first batch of five Rafale jets arrived in India on

July 28 and they were officially inducted in the Indian Air Force on 10 September at

Ambala Air Base in Haryana.







  • With the arrival of the second batch, the IAF now has a total of eight Rafale fighter aircraft. As per the information by Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, the induction of all 36 jets will be completed by 2023.




  • Fast Moving Electrical Goods (FMEG) Company Syska Group has roped in actor Rajkummar Rao as the new face of the


  • Rao will work closely with the company to promote the Syska products across LED and fan segments. The partnership will also see Syska Group launch a new ad campaign with Rajkumar focusing on LED and


  • The company aims to leverage the actors strong connect with urban audiences, as well as with those from Tier 2 and 3 markets, which make up the large segment of its target groups.





  • Recently, a three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court has said that the setting up special courts to expeditiously try sitting and former MPs and MLAs accused of various crimes is in public interest and will enhance faith in judiciary.


  • The Bench was considering a report filed by a committee of

the Madras High Court that raised reservations over the setting up of special courts to exclusively try legislators for various offences.


  • In 2017, the Supreme Court had ordered that special courts be set up across the country to fast-track the long-pending trials of lawmakers. Following this, 12 special courts were set up across 11 States exclusively to try sitting MPs and


  • The special court in each State has jurisdiction over the entire State while the two in Delhi cover cases within the precincts of Delhi or “partly Delhi”


  • Despite the best efforts by the court to constitute special courts for trying cases against legislators, close to 4,442 criminal cases involving 2,556 sitting members of Parliament (MP) and members of legislative assemblies (MLAs) are pending.

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