AspirantWorld One liners : 20th November

• The 140th anniversary of Veermamunivar’s birth was celebrated on November 8, 2020. Veeramamunivar, a Jesuit priest, is famous in the Tamil literature circle for his epic Thembavani. Christian missionaries also composed small literary works including Thevaram based on hymns sung by the Saivaite saints. Veermamunivar was attracted by the bhakti movement that thrived in Tamil Nadu and the singing of hymns by the Nayanmar and Azwar people.

• TRIFED expanded the Tribes India product range. New initiatives include products produced by prisoners in Jagdarpur Central Prison. Tribal India Electronics Market is committed to enhancing the capabilities of tribal enterprises, providing a larger handicraft market for tribes, product production and helping them to self-reliant and build Atmanirbhar Bharat. he TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India) was established in 1987.

• Every year, November 19th is World Toilet Day. World Toilet Day is the United Nations Day of Remembrance, which aims to celebrate toilets and raise awareness of the 4.2 billion people who do not have safe sanitation facilities. World Toilet Day involves taking action to respond to the global health crisis and achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

• The 15th East Asia Summit was held in Hanoi, Vietnam on November 14, 2020. The East Asia Summit is a major forum in the Asia-Pacific region, covering issues related to security and defence. Since its establishment in 2005, it has been playing an important role in East Asia’s strategy, geopolitics and economic development.

• Every year 3rd Thursday of November is celebrated as World Philosophy Day. Philosophy denotes the study of the nature of existence and reality, what may be known, and right and wrong behavior. It comes from the Greek phílosophía, which means “love of wisdom”. It is one of the most important areas of human thought, because it aspires to understand the true meaning of life.

• Indian Army celebrated the 240th Corps of Engineers Day on 18 November 2020. At the grand ceremony held at the “National War Memorial”, Chief Engineer Lieutenant General SK Shrivastava, along with other serving officials, JCO and other military ranks, laid a wreath here to pay tribute to those brave soldiers who gave their lives for the country.

• Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism handed over the Bronze idols of Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Goddess Sita to Idol Wing, Government of Tamil Nadu at a ceremony held today in ASI Headquarters, Dharohar Bhawan in New Delhi. Previously, on September 15, 2020, these bronze idols were handed over to the Indian High Commission in London by the London Metropolitan Police.

• The “Step Up for TB 2020” report by the Stop TB Partnership and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has highlighted India’s conservative approach regarding the new medicines for Drug-Resistant TB, putting lives of patients including children in danger. The current Pandemic has further aggravated the sufferings of TB patients in the country in terms of disease diagnosis, surveillance and treatment.

• The Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is working to gain recognition for the Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) Geopark, which consists of ErraMattiDibbalu (red dunes), natural rock formations, Borra caves and Composition of volcanic ash deposits. Key Facts: INTACH was founded in New Delhi in 1984 with the vision to spearhead heritage awareness and conservation in India.

• The Group of Five BRICS countries have adopted a new counter-terrorism strategy to deal with terrorism effectively. The goal is to complement and strengthen the existing bilateral and multilateral relations between the BRICS countries. And make a meaningful contribution to the global effort to prevent and combat the threat of terrorism.

• Japan and Australia signed a landmark defence agreement (Reciprocal Visit Agreement – RAA) to counter the growth of China’s influence in the South China Sea and the entire Pacific island nations. The Reciprocal Visit Agreement (RAA) was reached a few weeks after the foreign ministers of the Quartet Alliance, including the United States and India, met in Tokyo.

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