AspirantWorld One liners : 20th November

• The Adarsh Village ‘Sui’ in Haryana is inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind. The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, paid a visit to Sui village in Haryana’s Bhiwani district to launch a number of public infrastructure projects. Mahadevi Parameshwaridas Jindal Charitable Trust is developing this hamlet into an Adarsh Gram (Model village) under the Haryana Government’s Swa-Prerit Adarsh Gram Yojana (SPAGY) initiative.

• Prime Minister Modi gives a virtual keynote talk at the Sydney Dialogue. Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the keynote presentation through video conferencing at The Sydney Dialogue. The PM spoke on the topic of “India’s technological progress and revolution” during the occasion. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute is hosting the Sydney Dialogue from November 17 to 19, 2021.

• The Delhi Chief Minister, recently committed to entirely clean the Yamuna River by 2025. To clean the sacred river, he proposed a six-point action plan. He also pledged that by 2025, the Yamuna River will be safe to drink and bathe in. The Delhi government has also begun de-silting and repair of the sewage system.

• The Indian Police Foundation (IPF) performed a civilian impression study. The Delhi Police was placed eighth among Indian states and union territories in the report. N Ramachandran, President and CEO of the IPF, said that they got answers from 1,61,192 persons in India. The Delhi Police were given points for their public sensitivity, decent behaviour, accessibility, accountability, and stringent conduct. The Delhi Police Force was placed fifth in terms of technology usage and tenth in terms of smart policing.

• Fumio Kishida, Japan’s Prime Minister, launched a record-breaking stimulus plan of over 56 trillion Japanese yen. By the end of 2021, the Japanese government will additionally create an additional budget to support the stimulus programme and provide needed assistance to the people. For those under the age of 18, the plan includes payments of 100,000 yen. It also includes financial assistance for struggling companies, as well as Kishida and other lawmakers.

• As an account aggregator, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has certified the “NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure.” The NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure is a provider of IT-enabled services. It received RBI’s in-principle clearance to start an account aggregator business through NSDL e-Governance Account Aggregator Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary. Account Aggregator (AA) model The Account Aggregator (AA) model, with its unique architecture for consent-based data exchange, has the potential to alter the way financial services are delivered.

• In his address on November 19, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the federal government will abolish all three agriculture laws. Farmers who are protesting were also asked to return to their houses. Farmers around the country began protesting the agricultural rules a year ago, and the decision to abolish them was made one year later. These laws will be repealed during Parliament’s Winter Session.

• The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and Google India Pvt Ltd (GIPL) have teamed together to help micro, small, and medium businesses (MSMEs). The collaboration will test a social impact loan initiative that would provide MSMEs with up to Rs 1 crore in funding at competitive interest rates. SIDBI is implementing a lending programme for micro firms (with a revenue of up to Rs 5 crore) as part of the deal. The loans ranged in amount from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 1 crore.

• On November 19, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor project in Jhansi. The Defence Industrial Corridor project is estimated to cost Rs 400 crore. The central government hopes to establish strategic independence with this endeavour. On the final day of the three-day ‘Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv,’ the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone.

• On November 19, 2021, World Toilet Day will be recognised as an official United Nations international day all over the world. The day is commemorated to encourage people to take action to address the worldwide sanitation challenge. The purpose of the day is to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for everyone,” and it is observed to inform, engage, and inspire people to take action toward accomplishing the goal of improving sanitation. The topic for World Toilet Day 2021 is “valuing toilets.”

• On November 17, 2021, India was re-elected to the executive board of UNESCO for the term of 2021-2025. The UNESCO Executive Board is one of the UN agency’s three constitutional components. The General Conference appoints it. The General Conference delegated responsibility to the board. reviews the Director-program General’s of work for the organisation, as well as the financial projections that go with it. The board is made up of 58 member-states, each of whom is elected for a four-year term.

• On November 17, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) published the Investor Charter. The first proposal for an investor charter was made in the Union Budget for 2021-2022, with the goal of protecting investors against financial product mis-selling. Investors in the Indian securities market can now sign the Investor Charter. It covers investor rights and obligations, as well as the dos and don’ts of investing in the securities market.

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