AspirantWorld One liners : 21st November

• The New Development Bank (NDB), headquartered in Shanghai, has approved a US$500 million loan fund for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project to further improve the public transport system and ease the national capital area. Crowding took a step forward. The Ministry of Urban Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, the National Capital Region Transportation Corporation (NCRTC) and multilateral banks signed loan agreements.

• In 2019, India ranked 78th with 48 points. By 2020, India will perform better than China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Bhutan is the only neighbour who ranked higher than India. Bhutan is ranked 48th. The ranking is prepared by TRACE International. It is the world’s leading anti-bribery standard-setting organization. The TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix (2020) measures bribery in 194 jurisdictions.

• Karnataka has announced that it will declassify 6.64 billion hectares (nearly 67%) of the state’s 994,000 hectares of forest and hand it over to the tax bureau. In Karnataka, the recognized forest issue is a controversial issue, and cross-party legislators often allege that large amounts of agricultural and non-forest land are “unscientifically” classified as such issues.

• At the invitation of His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be attending the 15th G20 Summit chaired by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The theme of the 15th G20 Summit is “Realizing the “Opportunities for All in the 21st Century” meeting to be held from November 21 to November 22, 2020.

• The problems faced by rural workers who rely on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Program (MGNREGS). According to a study by the Indian company LibTech, many workers are forced to go to the bank multiple times, increasing travel costs and loss of income, and face the trouble of repeated refusal to pay, biometric errors and misinformation, just to make their own wages.

• India’s AI supercomputer Param Siddhi ranks 63rd among the world’s top 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems. Param Siddhi is a high-performance computing artificial intelligence (HPC-AI) supercomputer established under C-DAC’s National Supercomputing Mission (NSM).

• Union Health Minister addresses the Global Prevention Coalition (GPC) for HIV Prevention. In October 2017, the Global HIV Prevention Coalition (GPC) was established to strengthen and maintain a political commitment to primary prevention by setting a common agenda among UN member states, donors, civil society organizations and implementers.

• The Union Minister for Food Processing Industries inaugurates capacity building component as a part of PM-FME Scheme. The Minister also released GIS One District One Product (ODOP). The GIS One District One Product digital map of India provides detailed information on ODOP products in all states and provides convenience for stakeholders. The digital map also has indicators for tribes, SC, ST and ideal areas.

• Some patients infected with Covid-19 have been found to have Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a very rare autoimmune disease in which the patient’s immune system attacks the nerves. The exact cause of Guillain-Barré syndrome is not known, but according to the World Health Organization (WHO). GBS is a very rare autoimmune disease in which the patient’s immune system attacks the nerves.

• The Structural remains of an uncompleted grand shrine of Kakatiyas have been found at Mamunoor in Warangal Urban district. The character of the temple is identical with the Thousand Pillar temple built by Rudradeva Maharaja – the illustrious king of Kakatiya dynasty. The 13th-century shrine found in the Warangal downtown area of Telangana is unfinished, but its architecture is extraordinary and delicate.

• Iran will fully implement the 2015 nuclear energy cooperation agreement, if the US president-elect Biden lifts sanctions on Tehran. Earlier, Biden had promised that if Iran also resumes compliance, it will return to the historic 2015 agreement.

• The World Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20 every year to promote international solidarity and awareness of children around the world and improve the welfare of children.
November 20 is an important day because The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959. The United Nations General Assembly passed the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.

• Every November 20th is Africa Industrialization Day. The day focused on the problems and challenges of African industrialization. An event was also held on Africa Industrialization Day to make all the media notice the problems and difficulties of African industrialization. Africa Industrialization Day is held on a global scale, not a public holiday.

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