Day November 16, 2020

Peru

• Peru’s fifth president in five years, Manuel Merino, was forced out of power, just five days after taking office, as massive protests swept the South American country. About: • Peru is a country in western South America. Its Capital…

Puerto Rico

• For the third time in ten years, the United States territory of Puerto Rico has voted in favour of statehood, and thus be treated at par with the current 50 states of the country. About: • Puerto Rico, officially…

Leonid meteor shower

• The Leonid meteor showers are currently making their yearly appearance, and will reach their peak in India on November 17 and 18. In 2020, these showers are active from November 6th to November 30th. About: • The Leonids emerge…

Soumitra Chatterjee

• The Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences on the passing away of legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee. About: • Soumitra Chatterjee (1935 —2020) was an Indian film actor. • He was best known for his collaborations with Oscar-winning film…

Emergency Retrieval System

• Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), constituent laboratory Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC) based in Chennai, has developed an indigenous technology, Emergency Retrieval System (ERS), for quick retrieval of power transmission in the event of failure of transmission…